2017 SkyPixel Video Contest Hosted By DJI

The worldwide competition is open to all levels of videographers, from professionals to enthusiasts
SkyPixel Video Contest
Photo courtesy of SkyPixel The 2017 SkyPixel Video Contest, hosted by DJI, has officially launched. The worldwide competition is open to all levels of videographers, from professionals to enthusiasts. Work can be submitted in one of the three categories—Nature, City and Sport. Video may be shot using any aerial drone platform, and should include at... Read more

Panavision To Debut Tools For Millennium DXL 8K Camera At Cine Gear

Among the new technologies for the large-format camera are Primo Artiste lenses, the HDR OLED Primo Viewfinder, the PX-Pro color spectrum filter and the DXL Control iPhone app
Panavision Millennium DXL
Panavision will be showcasing new tools for the Millennium DXL 8K camera at Cine Gear Expo. Among the new technologies are Primo Artiste lenses, the HDR OLED Primo Viewfinder, the PX-Pro color spectrum filter and the DXL Control iPhone app. The large-format camera is designed to meet the creative needs of filmmakers for a variety of applications, including... Read more

FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 Officially Launches At Cine Gear

The zoom is the latest addition to the new MK Series, joining the MK18-55mm T2.9
FUJIFILM FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 lens
FUJINON, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, officially launches the FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 at Cine Gear Expo, the second lens in the MK series. The new lens joins the MK18-55mm T2.9, and with the focal length range of the two lenses, represents the most frequently used range among emerging cinematographers, said the company. The entire MK series,... Read more

Canon Introduces EOS C200 And EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras

The new cinema cameras, representing the third generation of the Cinema EOS System, feature new 4K video formats
Canon EOS C200 and C200B
Canon has expanded its Cinema EOS system with the addition of the new EOS C200 and EOS C200B digital cinema cameras. While designed to optimize workflow and make 4K shooting more accessible, the entry-level models also incorporate high-end features for a variety of applications, from film to documentary shooting to wildlife to weddings and events. The... Read more

Rokinon Adds Cine DS 16mm T2.6 Lens To Series

The Cine DS System grows to 12 with the new full-frame super-wide-angle lens
Rokinon Cine DS 16mm T2.6 lens
Elite Brands has announced the addition of the Rokinon 16mm T2.6 super-wide-angle to the Cine DS lens system for film and video. The series grows to 12, with the new lens joining the 10mm T2.2 (APS-C), 12mm T3.1 (FF Fisheye), 14mm T3.1 (FF), 16mm T2.2 (APS-C), 16mm T2.6 (FF), 20mm T1.9 (FF), 24mm T1.5 (FF), 35mm T1.5 (FF), 50mm T1.5 (FF), 85mm T1.5... Read more

Ruben Östlund’s “The Square” Wins Palme d’Or At Cannes

The Swedish film, a satirical look at the art world, was a surprise winner
Cannes Film Festival
A still from “The Square,” directed by Ruben Östlund, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Courtesy of Plattform Produktion via Cannes Film Festival “The Square” from writer-director Ruben Östlund earned the Palme d’Or to wrap this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The satirical film from Sweden focuses on a radical... Read more

DJI Introduces Spark Camera Drone

The first mini drone from the company incorporates DJI’s advanced technology, plus new shooting modes and control by hand gesture
DJI Spark camera drone
The new Spark from DJI is the company’s first mini camera drone. It literally can lift off from your palm and can be controlled by a movement of your hand, entering Gesture Mode. The cool little drone weighs a mere 10.6 ounces, and it’s designed to be incredibly easy to use for pretty much everyone—not just photographers and videographers—to... Read more

Cooke Optics To Showcase S7/i Full Frame Plus And Panchro/i Classic Lenses

The new cinema lenses will be on hand at Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood
Cooke Optics
Cooke Panchro/i Classic 152mm Cooke Optics will showcase their S7/i Full Frame Plus and Panchro/i Classic lenses, as well as the second zoom in the Anamorphic/i series, at Cine Gear 2017 in Hollywood, June 2-3, 2017. The S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lens series is optimized for full-frame cinema camera sensors, including the RED Weapon VV 8K and the ARRI... Read more

ARRI Introduces Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4×5

Suitable for a variety of shooting applications, the modular accessory is compatible with 4”x 5.65” and 4”x 4” filter sizes
ARRI matte boxes
ARRI has introduced the Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4×5, which builds on the features of the popular LMB-25. The modular matte box is compatible with 4”x 5.65” and 4”x 4” filter sizes for a variety of shooting applications. The versatile LMB 4×5 is easy to set up to work with gimbals, drones, Steadicams, as well as clamp-on and rod-mounted... Read more

Hasselblad Announces 100MP A6D-100c Aerial Camera

The medium-format camera system impressively builds on Hasselblad’s advanced products for aerial photography with improved features and higher resolution
Hasselblad has announced the 100-megapixel A6D-100c, which impressively builds on the company’s advanced camera systems for aerial photography. Among the new medium-format camera’s features is the ability for eight bodies to be synchronized within 20 microseconds, and the only accessory is a bus-type cable connection between the cameras. This means... Read more