ARRI Introduces New Versatile Cinema Lighting System

The lighting and cinema camera company unveils versatile new lighting platform
ARRI’s new Orbiter ultra-bright, tunable and directional LED fixture Today, during a live-streaming online presentation, ARRI introduced a number of new products as part of a powerful new “lighting platform.” The main product of the lighting system is Orbiter, which ARRI calls “a new LED…ultra-bright, tunable and directional LED fixture.”... Read more

Canon Introduces C500 Mark II Cinema Camera

The new cinema EOS includes a 5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor, user-changeable lens mounts and electronic image stabilization
The new Canon EOS C500 Mark II cinema camera Today, Canon announced a much-anticipated cinema camera, the new Canon EOS C500 Mark II, which includes some needed updates to the previous model, which was first announced back in 2012 and made available in 2013. According to the company, the new C500 Mark II has a number of important updates: “With... Read more

Nikon Announces Development Of Flagship D6 DSLR And Prime Lens, Introduces New Z Lens

Today’s announcements really include just one with product information—the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens
The Nikon D6 DSLR Today, Nikon made three product announcements. Although one could more accurately say it simply named two new products—the Nikon D6, the new pro flagships DSLR, and a new pro telephoto zoom, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR F-mount lens. For the highly anticipated DSLR and the zoom lens, Nikon doesn’t offer much more... Read more

Canon Introduces Two RF lenses For Full-Frame System

Canon announces RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses
Canon unveiled two new lenses for its RF full-frame mirrorless system: RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM. Canon says that the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS lens has an ultra-wide zoom range and is its first F2.8 wide zoom lens “equipped with IS for full-frame with a CIPA standard of five stops.” Also, the total size of the lens is equivalent... Read more

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