Sony’s first 36x24mm camera represents the next generation of the CineAlta systems
Sony has enjoyed a dominant position in the broadcast video world, thanks to a wide array of high-end video systems that have become the staple production tools in both live and scripted television. The company’s FS7 and FS5 cameras have been popular choices for the 4K market seeking a handheld “long-form” platform for content generation. Based... Read more
Sony’s new RX0 camera combines their acclaimed RX image quality with an ultra-compact, waterproof and robust design. Intended for multi-cam shoots, the RX0 offers entirely new imaging possibilities for today’s creators. Priced at $700 and shipping this October, the tiny box camera has an impressive feature list and is designed for the cinematographer,... Read more
The update addresses the original missing feature set, but brings some unexpected (and welcomed) improvements, too
When Panasonic introduced the Lumix GH5, the company promised a few updates to the performance and operation via a firmware update. Today, that update has been announced, which brings the firmware to Version 2.0. Not only does it address the original missing feature set, but it also brings some unexpected (and welcomed) improvements as well. Panasonic... Read more
The new camera provides 360º 4K video capture with surround sound
The Ricoh Theta became the world’s first 360º single-shot camera when it was released in 2013, with the follow-up Theta S launched in 2015 and the Theta SC in 2016. Building on and improving their feature sets, the Ricoh Theta V has arrived, offering 360º 4K video capture with live-streaming, spatial surround-sound audio.
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The 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography will be held February 17, 2018
The American Society of Cinematographers is accepting entries in the television competition for the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. The awards gala will be held February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
The entry deadline is November 1, 2017, 5 p.m. PST, for the three TV categories:
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The new budget-friendly line is designed to let creatives maintain a low profile while also protecting valuable gear
Think Tank Photo Spectral 15 Shoulder Bag
We count Think Tank Photo bags and backpacks among some of our favorites, and the company has just introduced a new series, the Spectral Shoulder Bags. The budget-friendly line is designed to allow photographers to work stealthily while also protecting gear from thieves and weather. There are three bags in the... Read more
The design of the new premium front filters is inspired by the internal FSND filters of the ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras
ARRI has introduced its full spectrum neutral-density (FSND) filter series, inspired by the internal FSND filters of the ALEXA Mini and Amira cameras. Among the line’s feature set, the new premium front filters use optical-quality Schott B270i glass, which is polished flat on both sides of the filter with completely parallel surfaces. The filters... Read more
Nikon’s newest camera combines high speed, high resolution and 4K video in one system
After teasing the release of the Nikon D850 in July 2017, Nikon has now announced the full specifications for the camera, and they are impressive. Speaking with Nikon’s Steve Heiner, Senior Technical Manager, in advance of this announcement, we went over the specs line by line, and the Nikon D850 feels like the child of a Nikon D750 and a Nikon D810.
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The new desktop RAID represents WDC’s highest-capacity external storage system at up to 20 TB
As photo and video content file sizes continue to grow and camera frame rates continue to get faster, so grow the demands on storage and backup solutions. We recently took a look at how RAID systems are increasingly meeting those needs for photographers. With the announcement of its My Book Duo desktop RAID, Western Digital has introduced its highest-capacity... Read more
The gear is designed for both professionals and enthusiasts who are creating immersive photos and video content
Manfrotto VR Adjustable Dolly
The notion of virtual reality as a novelty is long gone, and photographers, filmmakers and videographers are only becoming more innovative as they create their 360º content. With the debut of its 360o Virtual Reality range, Manfrotto aims to provide high-quality gear that will make VR content creation easier and more effortless... Read more
The new compact LED remote phosphor fixture is an ideal solution for small studios and on-location shoots
BB&S Lighting will introduce the 1’ 4-Bank at IBC 2017. Weighing three pounds and measuring 12” long x 8” high x 1.5” deep, the new compact LED remote phosphor fixture is an ideal solution for small studios and on-location shoots. The BB&S Lighting Pipeline series also includes the 2’ 2-Bank, 3’ 4-Bank, 4’ 4-Bank, the Reporter... Read more
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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