ARRI Showcases New Products At IBC 2017

The SkyPanel S360-C, SkyLink wireless system, Stabilized Remote Head SRH-3 and Master Grips Basic Set are introduced at this year’s show in Amsterdam
ARRI SkyPanel S360-C ARRI is showcasing a number of new products at IBC 2017, in addition to continuing the celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary. The SkyPanel S360-C, SkyLink wireless system, Stabilized Remote Head SRH-3 and Master Grips Basic Set have been introduced at this year’s show in Amsterdam, giving creative professionals the... Read more

Sony Announces Three 4K HDR Camcorders

Sony leads the 4K market and bolsters its position with the introduction of the NXCAM HXR-NX80, XDCAM PXW-Z90 and Handycam FDR-AX700, its first camcorders with Phase Detection AF
video camcorders
In the electronic news-gathering cycle, the journalism video space, lots of people use their still cameras, and that’s why they’ve remained popular. But there’s still a need for camcorders with additional full-fledged video features for multi-camera setups and producing HDR. Those features give photographers and videographers a better range, while... Read more

ARRI Celebrates Centennial

The anniversary was marked with an event in Munich, plus The Filmmaker’s View, a series of interviews with 250+ filmmakers and industry leaders, including Ang Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Judith Kaufmann and Wim Wenders
Pictured from left to right: Franz Kraus (ARRI), Bavaria’s Minister of Media Ilse Aigner, Mayor of Munich Josef Schmid, Moderator Nina Eichinger and Dr. Joerg Pohlman (ARRI). Photo credit: ARRI/Bernd Wackerbauer ARRI celebrated its 100th anniversary with a special event at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, with guests including clients and partners... Read more

Fiilex Introduces C360 Series Compact Studio LEDs

Designed for small- to medium-sized studios, the broadcast-quality C360 and C365 light fixtures are compatible with a variety of accessories
LED lights
Fiilex has introduced the C360 series compact studio LEDs—the C360 and C365. Designed for small- to medium-sized studios, the broadcast-quality, clamp-mount C360 series light fixtures can accommodate a variety of accessories, such as diffusers, two-inch Fresnels, gel holders and honeycombs. The 90W tunable LEDs feature a CRI of 95+ and a TLCI of 97+,... Read more

Canon Announces 4K Reference Monitor

The 24-inch DP-V2411 4K HDR1 Reference Display features high, stable luminance and 12G-SDI ports, allowing the set to display 4K 60p footage with only one cable
Canon’s newest reference monitor, the DP-V2411 4K Reference Display, is a 24-inch 4K set that can display HDR content, boasts high, stable luminance and 12G-SDI ports, allowing the device to display 4K 60p footage with only one cable, instead of a more traditional four-cable setup on a device with 3G-SDI terminals. The company said the display has... Read more

Canon Announces Three Compact 4K Video Camcorders

The new Canon XF405, XF400 and VIXIA GX10 pack high resolution, a larger sensor and better image quality in the line of compact camcorders
Canon XF405 4K UHD Camcorder
Canon XF405 Canon has announced the new XF405 4K UHD Camcorder, the XF400 UHD Video Camcorder and the VIXIA GX10 4K UHD Camcorder, a trio of devices with similar features and a large, 1” sensor. In a press briefing last week, the company described the design of the camcorders as being perfect for the ENG, wedding, sports and documentary videographers,... Read more

SIRUI Introduces VH-10X Video Head

Lightweight and versatile, the latest addition to the company’s video head series features four-position panning, with a free rotating zero setting
video heads
SIRUI has introduced the VH-10X video head, the latest addition to the company’s video head series. The lightweight and versatile fluid head features four-position panning, with a free rotating zero setting. The VH-10X weighs only 2.6 pounds, but supports camera systems weighing up to 13.2 pounds, making it a great choice for videographers working... Read more

Fujifilm Optical Devices Division Announces FUJINON UA24x7.8 Broadcast Lens

Set to be introduced at IBC, it currently represents the world’s smallest, lightest broadcast lens that supports 4K productions
FUJINON broadcast lens
Ahead of IBC, the Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm is teasing the new FUJINON UA24x7.8 broadcast lens. Measuring 220.5mm long and weighing 1.98 kg, the lens currently represents the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens that supports 4K productions, making it an ideal portable solution for studio shoots as well as on-location and live events. The... Read more

Sony VENICE Full-Frame Digital Motion Picture Camera System Announced

Sony’s first 36x24mm camera represents the next generation of the CineAlta systems
Sony VENICE camera
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 RX0 Camera For Multi-View Productions

Acclaimed RX image quality meets ultra-compact, waterproof design for multi-cam shoots
Sony RX0 camera
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

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Firmware Update 2.0

The update addresses the original missing feature set, but brings some unexpected (and welcomed) improvements, too
Panasonic LUMIX GH5
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

Ricoh Theta V Camera Announced

The new camera provides 360º 4K video capture with surround sound
Ricoh Theta camera
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. The lightweight, compact... Read more