September 2016

Rounding up the best new gear for filmmaking and production
Rounding up the best new gear for filmmaking and production. For daily updates on multimedia technologies, follow us on social media at Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter! FOUR FOR 4K Alongside street availability of the AK-UC3000 4K studio camera solution and the VariCam LT 4K camcorder, currently being used on productions like Bad Santa 2... Read more

June 2016

Rounding up the best new gear for filmmaking and production
Releases June 2016
For daily updates on multimedia technologies, follow us on social media at Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter! PRICE REDUCTION The AJ-PX230PJ AVC-ULTRA camcorder from Panasonic builds on its popular, but much more expensive predecessor, the $5,750 AJ-PX270, to offer 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD capture in AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG codecs only at a much more... Read more

April 2016

RED’s SCARLET-W is the latest addition to their RED DRAGON family of cinema cameras

THE SCARLET LETTER RED’s SCARLET-W is the latest addition to their RED DRAGON family of cinema cameras. Updating the SCARLET-series 5K camera system to heightened frame rates of up to 60 fps (48 fps in the previous iteration), the SCARLET-W is also capable of impressive 4K slow-motion at 150 fps, 3K at 200 fps and 2K at 300 fps. With integrated mounting... Read more

February 2016

Optimized for the wide-ranging needs of field work, the economical Canon XA35 and XA30 HD camcorders weigh only 2.6 pounds with battery

TWIN STARS Optimized for the wide-ranging needs of field work, the economical Canon XA35 and XA30 HD camcorders weigh only 2.6 pounds with battery, while also housing a 20x optical zoom, built-in WiFi, detachable handles and a new HD CMOS PRO imaging sensor with low-luminance noise of only +3 dB for working in minimal light. With 60p/24p in AVCHD at... Read more

December 2015

Featuring a Micro Four Thirds sensor with an integrated 13x Leica Dicomar zoom lens, Panasonic has announced the affordable and highly anticipated AG-DVX200PJ.

HEAVY ROTATION With an 8.4-megapixel Super 35-sized CMOS sensor and a Sony E-mount for use with an extensive lineup of compact and interchangeable Sony and Zeiss lenses, the Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM offers UHD at 24/30 fps, as well as HD at up to 240 fps. The form factor makes it an ideal choice for handholding, while internals provide cinematic features... Read more

October 2015

ARRI PL-mount Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom 19-36/T4.2 incorporates a telecentric optical design for highly uniform field illumination from the center through the corners of the image, even at the minimum object distance.

ULTRAWIDE ANAMORPHIC LENS Offered as a complement to ARRI’s line of Master Anamorphic prime lenses, the ARRI PL-mount Anamorphic Ultra Wide Zoom 19-36/T4.2 incorporates a telecentric optical design for highly uniform field illumination from the center through the corners of the image, even at the minimum object distance. Anamorphic elements... Read more

August 2015

Ultra-high-precision alignment technology is used to implement three 4K sensors on a new prism, allowing the support of next-generation ITU-R BT.2020 broadcast standard’s widening color space.

4K GAME CHANGER The new Sony HDC-4300 is the first camera to use three 2⁄3-inch 4K image sensors while mounting B4-mount lenses like Sony’s popular HDC-2000-series cameras. The existing HDLA-1500 series, control and shading systems, viewfinders and master setup units can be swapped between the HD and 4K systems. The HDC-4300 can handle... Read more

June 2015

Blackmagic Design’s new URSA Mini is small enough for handheld work, but offers professional features a film crew needs.

URSA’S LITTLE BROTHER Blackmagic Design‘s new URSA Mini is small enough for handheld work, but offers professional features a film crew needs. Although it doesn’t have all the features of the URSA, the Mini uses the same sensors, core processing, battery processing and dual CFast 2.0 recording slots. The URSA Mini features the... 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

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

December 2014

The Super Sonic wave Motor drive, iris and autofocus have all been constructed for silent operation while the lens itself also includes dust and moisture resistance.

LIGHTWEIGHT SHOULDER-MOUNT Offering 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-ULTRA alongside low-bit-rate formats for high-speed wireless transmission, the Panasonic AJ-PX800 shoulder-mount camcorder with a 2.2-megapixel, 2⁄3-inch-type 3MOS (RGB) sensor is a new shoulder-mount solution ideally suited for ENG and documentary crowds. At a weight of slightly more than... Read more

October 2014

With WiFi and NFC for tablet and smartphone access to video capture, the Panasonic HX-A500 will record up to 4K at 30p and allow you to upload files directly to the web.

FAST FRAME RATES Vision Research has released their fastest, ultra-high-speed camera, to date, with frame rates of up to a whopping 25,600 fps at full 1-megapixel resolution. As high-speed photography requires a lot of light, the Phantom v2511 is also their most light-sensitive model, with a max sensitivity of ISO 6400 for color images and ISO... Read more
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