As filmmakers and video creators, most everything we try to achieve visually with lighting, a camera and storytelling through composition and staging goes back to the Masters
The Masters of Painting: “The Supper at Emmaus” by Caravaggio. The lighting is a wonderful example of chiaroscuro, translated from Italian meaning literally “light-dark,” but for those of us who create images, both filmmakers and photographers, this is a common method we use to create contrast, mood and, most significantly, depth and dimension.
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The lightweight, durable cases are 45% deeper than the existing cases in the line
Pelican Air Case 1637
Pelican Products makes some of our favorite hard cases, and now has introduced three new sizes in the Pelican Air Case series—the 1557, 1607 and 1637—part of the company’s wider Protector Case line. There are now nine models in the Air Case series, which are up to 40% lighter and ruggedly designed to protect valuable gear... Read more
The company is offering up to $670 off the battery-powered strobe kits, running through November 17, 2017
Hensel has announced instant rebates of up to $670 off the Porty L kits. Providing 1200 Ws of power, the battery-powered strobe is offered in two kits—Original 1 and Original 2—and this current offer represents Hensel’s best pricing on the strobe kits, to date. The promotion ends November 17, 2017, while supplies last.
Here’s a look at the kit... Read more
The company is offering up to a $500 bonus toward purchase of select Sony alpha full-frame cameras, lenses and accessories, plus the trade-in value of working DSLRs or mirrorless cameras
Sony has announced an end-of-summer “α TRADE UP” program. Photographers and other creatives can get up to a $500 bonus toward purchase of Sony alpha full-frame cameras, lenses and accessories, plus the trade-in value of working DSLRs or mirrorless cameras.
The special offer runs through September 20, 2017 and coincides with Sony’s current $200... Read more
The company shares footage of the devastating 2016 quake
In April 2016, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Kumamoto, Japan, home to the company’s image sensor production facility. The massive shock, which followed a pre-shock of 6.2, devastated the facility. Because Sony’s imaging sensors are used not only in their own products but in the products of other camera manufacturers, the shock set back... Read more
The latest addition to the company’s StudioLED Fresnel series is designed to deliver pure white light in a compact form factor
On the heels of new lighting solutions the company introduced at NAB 2017, FLUOTEC has announce the AuraLux 100, an update of the 100W, 5.5-inch AuraLux studio Fresnel. This latest addition to the company’s StudioLED Fresnel series, the new 5.5” LED is designed to deliver pure white light in a compact form factor, with high color-rendering CRI and... Read more
The new 5.7K compact handheld cinema camera also gets pricing and availability
We got a first look at the Panasonic AU-EVA1 at Cine Gear Expo this year, and now the company has announced more tech specs for the 5.7K Super 35 compact cinema camera. The EVA1 is priced at $7,495 and is scheduled to ship this fall.
At the top of the spec list are a 5720 x 3016 (17.25 million) pixel count, which is nearly double 4K DCI, 800/2,500 Dual... Read more
In addition to the RED RAVEN 4.5K camera BRAIN, the professional kit from RED Digital Cinema includes a Sigma Art lens, G-Tech media, batteries, software and more for creatives
RED Digital Cinema has released the RED RAVEN Camera Kit, sold exclusively through Apple—at the Apple website and at select Apple stores. In addition to the RED RAVEN 4.5K camera BRAIN, the professional kit includes a Sigma Art lens, G-Tech media, batteries, software and more for creatives.
The contents of this new professional package includes:
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The toolset for 3D motion graphics and VFX gets a huge upgrade, with a slew of new features
Red Giant has announced Trapcode Suite 14, with the 3D motion graphics and VFX editor for Adobe After Effects getting a huge upgrade to make the creative process faster and more intuitive. The suite includes 11 tools in all, with complete redesigns of Trapcode Particular 3.0 and Trapcode Form 3.0.
Trapcode Particular 3.0 gets faster GPU acceleration,... Read more
The huge update to the VFX, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software is free on the company’s website, plus Fusion 9 Studio gets a price reduction
Blackmagic Design has released Fusion 9, a huge update to its VFX, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. In addition to a host of new features, Fusion 9 has been optimized to support the latest workflows.
Along with the Fusion 9 update, Blackmagic Design announced a price reduction for Fusion Studio, now priced at $299, down from $995. The lower... Read more
Pricing and delivery have been set for the new on-camera mic, the update to the popular VideoMic Pro
RØDE has announced pricing and delivery for the VideoMic Pro+, the upgrade to the popular VideoMic Pro. The new on-camera mic is priced at $299 (US) and is scheduled for mid-August 2017 delivery, though it is available for pre-order.
New features include an automatic power function, a built-in battery door, multiple power options (the RØDE LB-1 Lithium-Ion... Read more
The world’s largest trade show for photography, video and all things imaging runs September 26-29, 2018, and May 8-11, 2019, in Cologne
Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH/Harald Fleissner
No longer a rumor, beginning next year, Photokina will become a yearly event, and that’s good news for the industry. The world’s largest trade show for photography, video and all things imaging runs from September 26-29, 2018, and May 8-11, 2019, in Cologne.
In addition to the schedule change, Photokina is... Read more