There’s Still Time To Submit For Sony’s Alpha Female Contest For Photographers and Filmmakers

The deadline is August 20, 2019 for photographers and filmmakers who want to enter the Sony “Creator In Residence” competition
Photo by Brooke Shaden Female photographers and filmmakers who are looking to expand their skills by working with a mentor, as well as getting funding and gear, still have time to submit to Sony’s Alpha Female “creators-in-residence” program, which is in its second year. The deadline for the contest is August 20. This year, Sony says, the “Alpha... Read more

Blackmagic Design Introduces Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, Software Updates And More

Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, made several announcements of updates and new products during a YouTube live stream earlier today
Blackmagic Design ‘s new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K During an online presentation, which was live streamed via YouTube earlier today, Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, made several announcements of new products and software updates: The announcements included Blackmagic Design’s new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, which offers a larger full Super... Read more

New Accessory: Syrp Announces New Tilt Platform

An accessory that can add dynamic vertical motion to your film or video
Syrp’s Tilt Platform Accessory Sometimes all you need is the right accessory to help you improve your footage. That’s what Syrp, a company that produces all sorts of gear and accessories for filmmakers, is hoping to do with the new Tilt Platform. For videographers and cinematographers, such an accessory can be a powerful way to improve production... Read more

Update To Adobe Premiere Rush CC Lets You Adjust Speed

You can now speed up or slow down video in version 1.2 of Adobe’s mobile and desktop video-editing app
Last October, Adobe introduced its new mobile-based video app, Premiere Rush CC (which had been earlier called Project Rush). The app was the company’s first “all-in-one, cross-device video editing app that makes creating and sharing online content easier than ever.” Earlier this week, they announced a major update to that app—with version 1.2—which... Read more

ARRI Introduces Digital Encoder Head DEH-1 Stabilized Remote Head

The first fully digital encoder head from ARRI to communicate via LBUS to the Stabilized Remote Head SRH-3
ARRI’s new Digital Encoder Head (DEH-1) Today, ARRI has introduced a new camera stabilizer system: the Digital Encoder Head (DEH-1). The head is designed to operate ARRI’s remote-controlled Stabilized Remote Head (SRH-3) and also interfaces with any Mitchell flat-base tripod or support. Based on Cartoni’s well-known technology, ARRI’s... Read more

Film & Video News Digest: Shutterstock Introduces Elements Collection, New Lavalier GO Portable Mic And More

This week's film and video news
A screen shot of sample footage from Shutterstock’s new Elements video service.  Video Service: New Shutterstock Elements Collection Of Cinema-Grade Video Effects For Filmmakers Includes Tutorials Earlier this month, when Shutterstock announced the release of a new video service, called Elements, the email that introduced the service noted... Read more

Nikon Expands Z-Series Lens Lineup With New Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S Portrait Lens

The new Nikon prime has the potential to be a versatile lens for shooting portraits, fashion photography, event images and tight interview shots or B-roll video footage
The new Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S portrait lens Today, Nikon again has affirmed its commitment to expanding its line of interchangeable lenses for its Z-Series of full-frame mirrorless cameras with the announcement of the new Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S prime lens. According to Nikon, the new lens will be a versatile lens that’s idea for, “portraits,... Read more

Deals: Get 40 Percent Off Red Giant Software During 24-Hour Summer Sale

Content creators can find great deals on the Red Giant’s editing, effects and motion-graphics software, including its all-new VFX Suite
Red Giant, which creates video effects, motion graphics tools and VFX software to for a variety of content creators, including filmmakers, VFX artists and motion designers, has just announced its 24-hour summer sale. According to the company, “for 24 hours only, from 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, to 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) on... Read more

New Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Comes With Real-Time Tracking And Mic Input

A pricey point-and-shoot that aspires to the power and speed of system cameras and targets photographers and vloggers
New Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII advanced point-and-shoot with new Shooting Grip Kit (external microphone sold separately.) Although the market for point-and-shoot cameras nearly disappeared a few years after smartphones began shipping with capable cameras, advanced point-and-shoots, sometimes referred to as bridge cameras, have not only survived,... Read more

Sigma Announces 3 New Lens Series for Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Systems

The two new primes and one new zoom lens will come in L Mounts and Sony E mounts
Sigma’s three new lenses include its 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art lens, 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens and 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art lens The Sigma Corporation recently made announcements for three new lenses designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new lenses include: Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Sigma 45mm F2.8... Read more

Sigma Introduces Smallest And Most Lightweight Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera

The new SIGMA fp will be among the most portable full-frame mirrorless models on the market
The new 24.6-megapixel SIGMA fp full-frame mirrorless camera. Since the first mirrorless camera hit the market in 2008, camera makers have competed in a number of areas, including which company could make the most compact, lightweight model. For those photographers looking for this type of camera, Sigma’s newest camera, the SIGMA fp, might fit... Read more

Sony Introduces 61-Megapixel a7R IV Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

The a7R IV is the latest addition to Sony’s full-frame mirrorless Alpha camera lineup
During a presentation in New York City this morning, Sony announced the newest addition to its lineup of full-frame mirrorless cameras: The new Sony a7R IV comes with a 61-megapixel Sony sensor and will be available this September for $3,500. It will also include Sony’s E-mount, making it compatible with 52 existing Sony lenses. Sony also... Read more
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