Sundance 2017 — Canon Creative Studio Schedule At Park City

Check out the schedule of events planned for Canon's Creative Studio at Sundance!
Canon Sundance 2017 — The camera company is throwing quite the party in Park City with filmmaker panels and hands on interactive sessions with new equipment
Founded in 1985, Sundance has become the most famous independent film festival in the world! This year HDVideoPro will be on the ground at Sundance 2017 from January 19-24th with interviews and updates. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for breaking news. Canon has announced their upcoming slate of events this upcoming week at Sundance! Featuring... Read more

Behind The Scene — Filmmakers Alex Winter And EJ Enriquez On Relatively Free

Behind The Scene — Filmmakers Alex Winter And EJ Enriquez On Relatively Free
Discussing the shoot and premise of Relatively Free, a new documentary on imprisoned journalist Barrett Brown from filmmaker Alex Winter and cinematographer EJ Enriquez
Founded in 1985, Sundance has become the most famous independent film festival in the world! This year HDVideoPro will be on the ground at Sundance 2017 from January 19-24th with interviews and updates. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for breaking news. Just freed from prison, journalist Barrett Brown discussed his situation with filmmaker... Read more

Gear — Chimera Adds Remote-Controllable Zylight Active Diffusion

In addition to new distribution for NanGuang LED Fresnel lights and FXLION battery and charger systems, Zylight is partnering with Chimera for a new electronic diffusion system
Zylight is partnering with Chimera for a new electronic diffusion distribution plus new NanGuang LED Fresnel lights and FXLION battery and charger systems
HDVP has covered the high quality lighting solutions for video and professional photography from both Zylight and Chimera a number of times in the past. The two companies have joined forces for an exclusive distribution of Zylight’s new electronically-controllable Active Diffusion system. Constructed from a flexible LCD screen that can be housed... Read more
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Post — The $99 Boardfish Storyboarding Application

At just under a hundred dollars, Mekajiki and Swordfish have announced the new Boardfish Storyboarding Application with drag and drop support of images and animations with free trial avaialble
The $99 Boardfish Storyboarding Application from Swordfish and Mekajiki for Macs
There’s a brand new storyboarding application from Mekajiki, Inc. and San Francisco-based design and production company Swordfish. The Boardfish Storyboarding application is capable of supporting a variety of animation and still image formats, the interface supports drag and drop addition and reorganization of files and sequences. Available at only... Read more

Gear — ARRI C700 Mounts

New ARRI brackets and mounting systems for the Canon Cinema EOS C700 camera add compatibility with ARRI accessories and supports plus shoulder pad for handheld operation
ARRI PCA bracket setup in the Broadcast version with Lightweight support base plate LWS for PL Mount on the Canon C700 Cinema EOS camera
Endorsed by Canon for their brand new flagship Cinema EOS C700 system, ARRI has announced what appear to be three fairly gorgeous new support systems. With ARRI Top Plate, ARRI Base Plate and ARRI Viewfinder Bracket for the Canon EVF, the accessories add several desirable ergonomic functions like non-slip shoulder-pad for handheld operation as well... Read more

Gear — Panasonic AK-UB300 Box Camera

The $24,995 4K Panasonic AK-UB300 Box Camera IP streaming and multipurpose design for remote work, aerial photography, sports, news gathering and live events
The Panasonic AK-UB300 Box Camera for multipurpose needs
First teased during IBC this last September, the new 4K Panasonic AK-UB300 Box Camera has been announced for delivery at $24,995. Featuring UHD video at up to 59.94p as well as B4 mount that will work with 2/3-type bayonet lenses, including motorized zoom models, the Panasonic AK-UB300 Box Camera is much smaller than many other 4K systems. With a number... Read more

Events — Sundance 2017 Schedule Of Films Announced

Nearing its thirtieth year, the Sundance 2017 schedule of films will feature performances from Casey Affleck, Keanu Reeves, Rooney Mara, Claire Danes, Alfre Woodard, Jason Schwartzman and many more

Sundance 2017 schedule of films to feature Casting Jon Benet and many more documentaries, feature films and shorts
With 66 features from more than 20 countries, Sundance has released the next lineup of feature lengths, documentaries and shorts for the historic film festival. Nearing its thirtieth year, the movie screenings take place from January 19 to January 29, 2017 in Park City, Utah. Tickets to the festival are available to the public, as well. To purchase,... Read more

Gear — Sennheiser Digital 6000 Series For Live Productions

Sennheiser’s Professional Wireless Range is updated with the new Digital 6000 Series of radio microphones with reliable RF transmission for up to eight connected systems

The Sennheiser SK 6000, part of the Digital 6000 Series for handheld microphone for live events and productions
Employing the same long-range capabilities and the same advanced Digital Audio Codec as the top-of-the-line Digital 9000 Series, Sennheiser’s new Digital 6000 Series is also compatible with the Digital 9000 for building larger networks at less cost with up to eight daisy-chained units. With a two-channel receiver system that is available in either... Read more

Behind The Scene — Q&A On Sigma’s Latest Cine Lens Line

New Sigma Cine Lens Information — Interviewing Takuma Wakamatsu, Cine Lens Project Manager for Sigma, and Patrick Santucci, Marketing & Technical Representative for Sigma in the Northwest US, on the company’s brand new Sigma Cine Lens lines and how they differ from their extensive history of third-party still-lens solutions for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Micro Four Thirds cameras
Sigma Cine Lens Information — New Sigma Cine Lenses in the Wild at the ASC in Hollywood
After first announcing this year at IBC in Amsterdam, Sigma debuted the line of Sigma Cine Lenses domestically in early October at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood where local cinematographers could see the lenses in person. Starting with three zooms and five primes for the Canon EF, Sony E and cinema-PL mounts, the optics and barrel designs sport several... Read more

Gear — Libec HFMP Monopod And Libec TH-X Tripod

The new “Hands Free” Libec HFMP Monopods as well as Libec TH-X Tripods that replace the $199 TH-650 system with enhanced specs and a healthy 9.0 lbs payload
The new Libec HFMP Monopod, as in “Hands-Free” from Libec, with articulated foot
Libec has a few new very interesting (and often quite affordable) support systems in the works. Just introduced in the US, the new Libec TH-X Tripod is updating the incredibly affordable $199 Libec TH-650HD with beefier specifications, while a new monopod, the Libec HFMP Monopod, just introduced at the Inter BEE conference in Japan, promises “hands... Read more

Gear — Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter

Work in changing lighting conditions with the new Tiffen “VV” Variable Viewing Filter — ND filtration from 2 to 8 stops and 49mm ring for previewing ND filters or added effects
Tiffen's "VV" Variable Viewing Filter with 2 to 8 stops of filtration
Made from Water White glass, Tiffen’s latest VVF Variable Viewing Filter is not actually a filter, but instead it is a device for previewing filtration on a scene without needing to change camera setups. With a Variable ND of 2 to 8 stops, the 49mm ring filter also allows the attachment of other filters to see the additive effects of UV, polarizers,... Read more

Gear — The MSE Elevator

Matthews’ new $4,350 MSE Elevator for versatile camera movements — compatible with a number of elemac or mitchell mount filmmaking platforms including the Dutti Dolly
The MSE Elevator vertical tower for camera movements on the doorway dolly round d round Matthews
Matthews, aka MSE, has announced some new support, pardon the pun, for their popular low-profile Dutti Dolly professional camera rail system. (The Dutti Dolly, announced in February of last year, begins at $1,399.) With included 75mm, 100mm, 150mm bowl adapters for fluid heads, the MSE Elevator is also compatible with heavy-duty sliders, doorway dollies,... Read more
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