First Look: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design launches a revolutionary digital cinema camera
At NAB 2012, a similar game-changing event took place. Australian company, Blackmagic Design—mostly known for their video converters, routers, disk recorders, etc.—announced the arrival of a new digital cinema camera, which is simply titled the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Canon is welcoming new family members to the Cinema EOS line with two cameras capable of 4096x2160 resolution and four lenses.
At A Glance: Swift JIB50
Fast to set up and easy to carry, the SWIFT JIB50 telescoping jib provides an affordable solution for overhead tracking, panning, tilting and crane-style movements
Available on its own or in total kit solutions that also package a remote head and tethered remote control of the system, the SWIFT JIB50 provides independent filmmakers with more possibilities for camera movements, the same kind of overhead shots that professional productions often create using expensive cranes and jibs.
RED’s modular Scarlet-X delivers 5K stills and 4K motion picture capture—definitely not for amateurs
I have a confession to make. Although I've seen plenty of RED ONEs and EPICs on sets and have placed my hands on models at trade shows (when they're not encased behind glass), I've actually never shot with one.
Audio Assist: iRecord
Recording sound with iOS devices, plus lavalier mic options
Is it possible to record professional-level audio with my iPhone?
Hands On With The Sony NEX-FS100U
A true digital motion-picture camera with a budget-friendly price
I first saw the Sony NEX-FS100U on a press excursion last year in Japan a week before the earthquake and tsunami hit.
At A Glance: The Variable ND Filter
A good solution for motion capture?
Capturing cinematic shallow depth of field is the main benefit in shooting with large CMOS sensors found on DSLRs and the latest crop of large-sensor camcorders.
The fully controllable Meduza TITAN is a single precision 3D filmmaking camera with dual 1080p 2⁄3-inch CMOS sensors and a full range of frame rates from 24 fps to 120 fps in 10-bit.
First Look: Canon C300
Canon releases its first large-sensor video camera for its new Cinema EOS line. With a number of professional features designed for motion picture capture, don’t call it a DSLR.
In recent years, no tool has changed the production industry as much as the DSLR.
At A Glance: Hang On To Your EF Lenses
Redrock Micro’s LiveLens MFT
The Panasonic AG-AF100 was the first large-sensor camcorder to hit the market, and because of its ability to capture full 1920x1080 HD to SD cards, 4⁄3-inch image sensor and relatively low price point ($4,995), the camera quickly became popular with indie filmmakers.
Users have gone LED crazy, and it seems as if the development of new tungsten, fluorescent and HMI lighting has been largely overshadowed by user demand for new forms of LED lighting.
Delivering The Goods
Sony releases the F65, a true 4K camera system that may change the game
In the past year, the ARRI ALEXA and the RED EPIC have been scoring points with some of the best filmmakers in the world, including Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) and David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Audio Assist: Lost In The Supermarket
Recording sound in a crowded supermarket and other issues
I'm doing sound on a series of walk-and-talk commercials with a spokesperson that will shoot in a real working supermarket—yes, I know, buzzing refrigerator cases, buzzing fluorescent lights and lots of stuff that we don't want to hear.
3ality Technica and the Cameron | Pace Group lead the pack for high-end 3D production
2011 and 2012 give every appearance of being watershed years for 3D production.