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

NAB NYC — New Cameras: Sony FS7 II, BRC-X1000 And BRC-H800

Updating but not replacing the FS7, the new $10,000 4K Super35 Sony FS7 II is unveiled during NAB NYC alongside flagship PTZ solutions, bigger XQD cards and 18-110mm zoom with servo

Updating but not replacing the FS7, the new $10,000 4K Super35 Sony FS7 II is unveiled during NAB NYC alongside flagship PTZ solutions, bigger XQD cards and 18-110mm zoom with servo
Sony surprised everyone today at NAB NYC with the heir apparent to the FS7. (See our full review of the Sony FS7 here.) Announced to be available concurrently with the previous model, the $10,000 body-only Sony FS7 II camcorder adds several features like variable ND filtration and stronger Lever Lock-style lens mount for E-mount lenses. For events,... Read more

NAB NYC — EOS C300 And EOS C300 Mark II Updates

Constant shutter angle and Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) Autofocus as well as other features are added for free to the Cinema EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II cameras
EOS C300 Mark II Updates — EOS C300 And EOS C300 Mark II updates via free firmware upgrade bring several new features including shutter angle priority and DAF Dual Pixel Autofocus
A planned EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II update announced today at NAB NYC will add constant shutter angle priority as well as Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus to C300 Mark II and Mark I models on both the EF- and PL-mount versions. (See our full review of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II here). The download will be available at the Canon site for free on December... Read more

Events — Canon EOS C700 At The ASC Clubhouse Hollywood

The EOS C700, flagship of the Canon Cinema EOS line of cameras, made its Hollywood debut at the American Society of Cinematographers in Los Angeles
A prototype of the flagship Canon Cinema EOS C700 camera with the Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F cine lens
This last Thursday Canon unveiled their flagship Cinema EOS camera, the $35,000 EOS C700, to many of the world’s most preeminent cinematographers at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood. Centered around a panel discussion on short film “The Calling”, the first project to be completed with the EOS C700, documentarian and commercial director Tyler... Read more