Sony VENICE Firmware Update Will Include Advanced Rendering Transform Files

The free upgrade, version 6, won’t be available until November
Sony’s VENICE cinema camera will get a new major firmware update, but it will not be available until this November. On April 30, Sony announced that it will provide a new firmware update, version 6, for its VENICE digital cinema camera. Sony announced this news the same day it announced the firmware update for Sony FX9 full-frame digital cinema... Read more

Sony’s FX9 Major Firmware 2.0 Update Adds 16-Bit RAW Output

The free upgrade adds other new features, too, but won’t be available until October
In October 2020, there will be a firmware update (version 2.0) for the Sony FX9 Full-Frame Cinema Camera On April 30, Sony announced a major free firmware update for the Sony FX9, but the firmware 2.0 upgrade won’t be available until this October. However, it will let users add some impressive features:  It will now be able to capture 16-bit... Read more

Lexar Introduces New Multi-Card Readers

The two readers include a 2-in-1 reader and a 3-in-1 reader
Lexar’s two new card readers: The Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 Reader (top) and Compact Multi-Card 2-in-1 Reader Lexar has introduced two new multi-card readers—the Lexar Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader and the Lexar Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader, for $29 and $19, respectively. Both will be available later this month. Lexar... Read more

Canon Offers Free Solution To Use Canon Cameras As Webcams

Canon has also posted a quick tutorial video on its new EOS Webcam Utility Beta Software
These days, it seems the whole world has gone virtual as so many of us are now connecting with our coworkers and colleagues as well as family and friend via virtual meetings, WebEx or Zoom sessions and hangouts. However, not every laptop comes with a webcam that has top notch optics to provide you with the best quality you’re looking for. It’s why... Read more

Cine Gear Expo LA 2020 Is Rescheduled For October

The popular trade show has been moved due to fears over the Coronavirus pandemic
The Cine Gear Expo LA 2020, a popular trade show that takes place each year at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood, California and focuses on cinema gear and technology, has been moved due to fears over the Coronavirus pandemic. The show was originally going to be held in early June, but have now been moved to October. Here are the rescheduled dates: October... Read more

Canon Announces EOS C300 Mark III Cinema Camera, Additional EOS R5 Specs And Cine Lens

The new C300 Mark III will have a Super 35mm format, upcoming EOS R5 will shoot 8K video
The new Canon EOS C300 Mark III with Canon’s CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S zoom lens.  Today, Canon made a number of product announcements in various products lines:  Canon EOS C300 Mark III It’s big announcement is that it updated its popular C300-series cinema camera to the new EOS C300 Mark III, which will cost $10,999 and be... Read more

Obituary: Cinematographer Allen Daviau Dies At 77 Of Coronavirus

Renowned five-time Oscar nominated cinematographer worked with Steven Spielberg on “ET” and “Empire of the Sun”
Distinguished Cinematographer Allen Daviau, who was a five-time Oscar nominee and who worked with Steven Spielberg on a number of well-known films, including “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Empire of the Sun,” died Wednesday, April 15 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital of coronavirus. Daviau was 77. Various news... Read more

ARRI Updates Stellar 2, Its Intelligent Lighting Control App

The updated app now includes the ability to control third-party lighting units
Lighting systems and cine camera manufacturer ARRI has just updated its mobile app, which it calls its Intelligent Lighting Control app. The new version, ARRI Stellar 2, now includes a wider array of features, including the ability to control third-party lighting units. ARRI says that includes “manually added fixtures, no RDM required, and empty DMX... Read more

Sigma Announces Charitable Initiative For COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The camera and lens company has partnered with its dealers to donate 5 percent to charity
This week, Sigma announced it was introducing a new charitable initiative, in partnership with authorized Sigma lens dealers nationwide: The camera and lens company said that from now until June 30, 2020, 5 percent of all Sigma lens sales made through participating dealers will be donated to a charitable organizations working on COVID-19 relief efforts. “This... Read more

Shutterstock Announces Subscription Plans For Stock Video Footage

The new plans offer content creators subscription plans for stock video footage
Earlier today, Shutterstock, a company that provide a variety of stock media options, photography, stock footage, stock music and editing tools, for content creators, announced a new subscription plan for filmmakers, videographers, photographers and content creators. The plan offers users several options for buying video stock footage that Shutterstock... Read more

Beloved New York Sports Photographer Anthony Causi Dies Of Coronavirus At 48

Causi, who died Sunday of COVID-19, shot for the New York Post and was loved for his big heart
Back cover of The New York Post for Monday, April 13 There’s a poem by A.E. Housman published in 1896 titled “To an Athlete Dying Young.” The second stanza reads:   “Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town.” Today, New York City is indeed a “stiller... Read more

Tamron Announces 70-180mm F/2.8 Zoom For Sony Full-Frames

This compact telephoto zoom lens is lightweight for its class and will ship in mid-May
The new Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD telephoto zoom (Model A056) Last fall, at PhotoPlus Expo, Tamron announced that it had been developing four lenses designed to work specifically with Sony E-Mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The three close-focusing primes—20mm F/2.8, 24mm F/2.8 and 35mm F/2.8—are currently already available. Today, Tamron... Read more