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

Gear — The Polaroid VariPod Monopod and Travel Tripod

The Polaroid VariPod Monopod and Travel Tripod — Affordable support solutions for video with fluid movements and medium weight capacities
The Polaroid VariPod monopod with removable articulating tripod foot
After resurrection and rebranding from bankruptcy in early 2010 by an outside holding company (the same year the newly-reborn company elected Lady Gaga as Creative Director for a Specialty Line of Polaroid Imaging Products), Polaroid has largely maintained a consumer-level presence with a range of products targeted at beginners as inexpensive, all-in-one... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Ikegami And The UHK-430 4K And HDL-F3000 Cameras

Ikegami IBC 2016 — Two very unique camera systems, new monitor and command module for ten cameras will be on display this year at the convention in Amsterdam
The incredibly light sensitive HDL-F3000 from Ikegami IBC 2016
Founded in 1946, Ikegami Electronics is throwing themselves quite the birthday party this year by celebrating their 70th anniversary as a company at this year’s installment of IBC. They’re all about 4K with new solutions, including the Ikegami 2/3 inch UHK-430 portable 4K broadcast camera and the HQLM-3120W 31 inch 4K monitor. Also on hand will... Read more

Behind The Scene: Light Iron Talks Millennium DXL

Interviewing Michael Cioni, President of Light Iron, and Millennium DXL Product Director, and Supervising Colorist Ian Vertovec on the forthcoming cinema camera with 8K sensor, reinvented color science and massive data capabilities for HDR and HFR
Panavision and Light Iron worked together on the Millennium DXL cinema camera
Combining pristine Panavision optics with a massive RED 8K sensor and brand new color science technology from Light Iron, the Millennium DXL cinema camera made a big impact when it was unleashed on an unsuspecting Cine Gear in June 2016. With a working prototype model and screening footage already on hand, Light Iron has largely taken the lead in discussing... Read more
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