Gear — Sony 18-110mm Super 35mm APS-C Lens

With power zoom, minimized lens breathing and constant F4 aperture, the Sony 18-110mm F4 E PZ G OSS (SELP18110G) lens cover Super 35 sensors for a 35mm equivalent 27–165mm range
Sony 18-110mm F4 E PZ G OSS (SELP18110G) lens
The second lens to sport Sony’s new Smooth Motion Optics for minimized image breathing during video capture, the new Sony 18-110mm PZ F4 G OSS lens (model SELP18110G) is a lightweight all-in-one single-purchase solution for Super 35 and APS-C cameras with Sony E mount. With 6.1x zoom, the high resolution lens is very compact at 6-5/8 “ x 4-3/8”... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Sigma Cine Lenses

Still-lens manufacturer Sigma shoots at filmmaking and video with 8 new Sigma Cine Lenses for Canon EF, Sony E and PL mount cameras
The new Sigma Cine Lenses family of cinema zooms
We first heard whispers about this at NAB and were able to meet with a couple of Sigma reps but sadly they weren’t ready to announce as of yet. Less than six months later and a brand new line of Sigma Cine Lenses have in fact materialized for debut at the IBC conference this week in Amsterdam. Starting the set of high-end cinema glass off, Sigma is... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Convergent Design Titan

Available to see for the first time at IBC 2016, the Convergent Design Titan can extract three HD video signals from a single 4K signal
Available to see for the first time at IBC 2016, the Convergent Design Titan can extract three HD video signals from a single 4K signal
Available this October for $1,295, the new Convergent Design Titan option will allow $2,995 Apollo, $1,295 Odyssey 7Q and $1,795 Odyssey 7Q+ monitors and recorders to split a single 4K camera into three separate HD deliverables. With two extractable frames and fullscreen video stream as well as live-switching feed, all four can be captured in Apple... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — New Cooke miniS4/i lens mounts

Cooke Optics has announced new mounts that will adapt the PL mount Cooke miniS4/i cine lens range to Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds cameras
Cooke Optics will have the massive 35-140mm anamorphic zoom lens on hand at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam
Cooke Optics, known for high end glass that has been used on movies like Dirty Grandpa, Carol, Steve Jobs, Creed, The Intern and Trainwreck, has announced a new series of mounts that will adapt the PL mount Cooke miniS4/i cinema lenses to Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds cameras. A tremendous boon for indie productions, that means that... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Canon C700 with Codex

A new flagship Cinema EOS camera, the Canon C700, with Super 35 sensor, capturing 4.5K RAW resolution and 14 + stops of dynamic range
The new Canon C700 Cinema EOS camera with Codex Codex Recorder and Codex Capture Drives
This just in via Codex, a new flagship Canon 4K Cinema EOS camera is imminent. The Canon C700 with Codex Recorder and Codex Capture Drives will enable 4.5K RAW capture at up to 100 fps, 4K RAW at up to 120 fps, 4K Apple ProRes at up to 60fps, and 2K Apple ProRes up to 240fps. Rumors have been saying Canon will announce in full later today; see the... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Matthews Kerri Kart

MSE will make a big impact at IBC with several new support products for productions including the CAM Tank, Kerri Kart, VRig, Wedge Cam and Dutti Dolly
The Matthews Kerri Kart DIT cart will be on display at IBC 2016
Matthews Studio Equipment, aka MSE, will be debuting an absolute litany of specialized production gear accessories this year at the IBC convention in Amsterdam. Highlighting a number of advanced new products including the CAM Tank, Kerri Kart, VRig, Wedge Cam and Dutti Dolly, MSE can be found in RAI Amsterdam, Building 12 – G71. Matthews Kerri Kart... Read more

Gear — Full Frame Sony 50mm F2.8 FE Macro lens

Introducing the $500 SEL50M28 full frame Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro FE prime lens for video and photography on E-mount camera systems
The new SEL50M28 FE full frame E mount Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro prime lens for video and photography
To accommodate a variety of their E mount camera solutions like the insanely popular a7 series of mirrorless shooters, the new full frame Sony 50mm F2.8 FE Macro is a multipurpose prime lens that also sports a true 1:1 magnification ratio for life-size macro representations of subjects at a minimum focusing distance of a little more than half a foot.... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — QXS Boom Pole

The new line of “perfectly balanced” QXS Boom Poles from Ambient Recording for audio and video professionals to meet the mobile needs of ENG and documentary field work
The Ambient Recording QX565 QXS Boom Pole
Designed specifically for the needs of documentary and ENG run n’ gun work, the new QXS Boom Pole line from Ambient Recording in Germany has an all-new machined curl collar that has an enhanced design over previous models for a much better grip that is even more effective, shockingly, when wearing gloves. By modifying the angle of the compression... Read more

Gear — Fotodiox Pro Vizelex ND Throttle

Available for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E mount and Canon EF mount cameras, the incredibly affordable ND Throttle is doubly functional as lens adapter and variable neutral-density filter
The family of ND Throttle camera and lens adapters with internal neutral-density filter
At a price of only $99, the Fotodiox Pro Vizelex ND Throttle adapters are an amazing bargain, offering adjustable ND filtration for working with light more efficiently as well as conversion solutions for several popular lens and camera mounts. Pronounced pho-to-dee-ox, Fotodiox Pro is a distribution company and manufacturer based near Chicago. With... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Band Pro Raptor Lenses

New Band Pro Raptor prime lenses built with IB/E in 100mm, 150mm and 180mm focal lengths with full frame image circle, T2.9 aperture and macro magnification
New Band Pro Raptor prime lenses built with IB/E in 100mm, 150mm and 180mm focal lengths with full frame image circle, T2.9 aperture and macro magnification
Band Pro Munich GMBH, the German subsidiary of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc., will have the new line of IB/E and Band Pro Raptor prime lenses on hand for testing during IBC 2016 this September 9-13th in Hall 12 Booth D21 at RAI Amsterdam. Developed in partnership with the German company IB/E Optics, Raptor primes have begun to ship after their... Read more

Post — mocha Pro 5 OFX

With new support for Foundry Nuke and Blackmagic Fusion, the mocha Pro 5 effects software is also available as a plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Apple Final Cut
mocha Pro 5 from Imagineer Systems is now available with OFX support for Foundry Nuke and Blackmagic Fusion
Just after a new release of the software announced for Adobe Creative Cloud and Avid Media Composer NLE systems in early June, the mocha Pro 5 software for high-end visual effects now offers OFX compatibility for the Nuke and Fusion platforms, as well. Foundry’s Nuke has been used with high-profile films like District 9, Where the Wild Things Are... Read more

Behind The Scene — Joe Capra And The Phase One XF iQ3

An interview with Joe Capra of Scientifantastic on the massive 12K resolution of his PHASED | LA time-lapse captured in Los Angeles with the Phase One XF iQ3 medium format still camera
Joe Capra of Scientifantastic on the massive 12K resolution of his PHASED | LA time-lapse captured in Los Angeles with the Phase One XF iQ3 medium format still camera
Master time-lapse photographer Joe Capra, or Scientifantastic, as he’s also known, has stitched together a massive 12K resolution film by using the medium format Phase One XF iQ3 still camera system. Able to zoom from wide establishing shots all the way in to windows and faces, each 100 megapixel frame allows not only incredibly precise detail, but... Read more
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