Cut The Cord – Wireless Audio Overview

Wireless microphones can add a new dimension to your production

Wireless microphones are ubiquitous. They’re used by broadcasters, corporate video producers, large- and small-venue sound-system owners, filmmakers and just about anyone who has a need to communicate or record audio from a microphone without a cable getting in the way. In the last 60 years, they have changed the way we look at audio challenges... Read more

April 2015

For the 5DS R, Canon eliminated the low-pass filter, which will give you much sharper images.

THE NEW MEDIUM FORMAT Canon U.S.A., Inc., introduced not one, but two 5D DSLRs, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R, which both feature 50.6-megapixel, full-frame CMOS image sensors and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors. For the 5DS R, Canon eliminated the low-pass filter, which will give you much sharper images. Targeted more toward still photographers who are... Read more

Flare On

The new ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Sets give your Master Anamorphic lenses more creativity and control on set

It’s been a busy few weeks for ARRI, which is looking to make a huge splash at NAB 2015. With the announcement of the ALEXA Mini and ALEXA SXT, ARRI will also be showing their new ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Sets for their Master Anamorphic lenses. As you probably know, anamorphic lenses – along with ARRI’s ALEXA Plus 4:3 Super 35... Read more

The New 4K ARRI ALEXA SXT

ARRI to release the ALEXA SXT, which offers in-camera 4K capture

For years, one of the biggest criticisms of the ALEXA camera was that it did not offer 4K recording. Because it’s a professional digital camera system whose primary distribution is through broadcast and cinema, ARRI took their time in releasing a 4K camera since 1080 and 2K are still the dominant distribution channels. Although they were never... Read more

Chrosziel Supports The Sony FS7

You know a camera is good when nearly all of the best camera accessory manufacturers start to build specialty rigs and accessories specifically for the system. The Sony FS7 is one such camera and has been taking the documentary and indie film production world by storm. Schneider Optics just announced that Chrosziel – one of Read more…

You know a camera is good when nearly all of the best camera accessory manufacturers start to build specialty rigs and accessories specifically for the system. The Sony FS7 is one such camera and has been taking the documentary and indie film production world by storm. Schneider Optics just announced that Chrosziel – one of the most respected... Read more

Get In Focus

Manfrotto expands their video accessories line with its first follow focus

Achieving critical focus is one of the most difficult filmmaking skills to master and for professional camera assistants, a good follow focus is a must have tool. Manfrotto, a leading manufacturer of photo and video tools, just introduced its first follow focus, the MVA511FF. Created with precision and flexibility in mind, Manfrotto’s new follow... Read more

Gimme The Newz

Zylight introduces the Newz, a compact on-camera light designed for broadcast news and run-and-gun shooting

For the past several years, Zylight has been one of the most innovative companies in the film and television LED lighting industry. For ENG and run-and-gun shooters, they just introduced the Newz, a compact on-camera light that contains brightness settings from Tungsten (3200K) to daylight (5600K). The light also has an innovative articulated arm that... Read more

At A Glance: K-Tek ProShot

The 4-in-1 run-and-gun tool

If you’re not careful, indie filmmaking can be an expensive habit. Even when shooting with a DSLR or compact camcorder, camera support (tripods, shoulder-mount rigs, stabilizers, etc.) can add thousands to your budget. Known primarily for their audio products (boom poles, shock mounts, bags, etc.), K-Tek has been dipping their toe in the video... Read more

February 2015

JVC has announced three new camcorder models to start the company’s series of 4K Ultra resolution solutions.

PRIMO LENSES Panavision has announced a new line of Primo 70 lenses specifically designed for large-sensor digital cameras. Compatible with the Primo 70 mount available on cameras such as the ARRI ALEXA, RED EPIC DRAGON, Sony F55, Phantom 65/Flex4K and more, the lenses and optics have been constructed to reproduce pleasing skin tones, natural bokeh,... Read more

The Indie Broadcaster

Whether you’re shooting for the small screen or the web, broadcast gear doesn’t have to break your budget

Back in the old days—think 15, even 10 years ago—there was a huge gap when it came to the sort of gear used to shoot big-budget features and TV shows compared to low-budget indies and cash-strapped broadcast productions. But thanks to the digital revolution, and fueled by the insatiable demand of the Internet, the playing field has been leveled... Read more

Motion Pictures

Sliders, jibs and stabilizers that help your camera tell the story

What is cinema? While there are many different definitions that have evolved over the past century, one can think of a common-sense definition of the word as the art or technique of making motion pictures. As digital technology has evolved, the cost of admission to the tools capable of photographing cinema-quality images has rapidly shrunk, as have... Read more

Widescreen In A Digital World

Anamorphic prime and zoom lenses are making a comeback

The anamorphic format was developed during World War I in order to give soldiers a wider view while traveling in tanks. But in the ’50s, with the explosion of television, 20th Century Fox took the technique and created CinemaScope, a marketing ploy to lure audiences back to movie theater seats instead of their couches. So what exactly are anamorphic... Read more
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