NAB-NYC And AES Trade Shows In New York City

Filmmakers and content creators learn about lighting, cine cameras and audio for video
Last week, filmmakers, producers, audio engineers and content creators flocked to the Javits Center in New York City to see new hardware, software, apps and services in the world of video, cinema and audio. BlackMagic Design’s G2 cinema camera But it wasn’t just to attend one show—there were actually two shows taking place: The first was the... Read more

Nikon Announces Unique NIKKOR Z 58mm F/0.95 S Noct Lens And Battery Pack

Nikon remakes a one-of-a-kind, powerful and pricey prime lens
Nikon’s new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens Today, Nikon has introduced a unique, powerful and pricey prime lens: The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, which will run photographers and filmmakers $7999 and will be available October 31, 2019. According to the company, the new prime “is a one-of-a-kind lens that pays homage to the extraordinary... Read more

Sony Increases Speed And Adds Features On Updated a9 II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

The new updates include enhanced tracking and more frames per second using mechanical shutter
Earlier today, Sony announced an updated version of its flagship full-frame a-series mirrorless camera: The new a7 II  still comes with the same 24-megapixel full-frame stacked mirrorless sensor and the same 20 frames-per-second (with AF and AE) burst mode using the electronic shutter. But Sony has increased speed and performance in other ways.... Read more

Sony Announces PXW-FX9 Pro 6k Full-Frame Cinema Camcorder, PXW-Z750 XDCAM Shoulder Camcorder And New Cinema Lens Line

The new FX9 pro camera is an amalgam of past and existing Sony technologies and features
Sony’s new PXW-FX9 6K Cinema Camcorder Today, Sony announced the new flagship FX9 pro cinema camera, which will include a new 19 megapixel full-frame “Exmor R” sensor with 15+ stops of latitude (for wide dynamic range) and dual-base ISO. The target markets for the FX9 are freelance and wedding filmmakers, as well as those in film and video... Read more

Sigma Announces New FF Classic Prime Cinema Lenses And Development Of PL-To-L Adapter

The new lens line from Sigma will launch later this year
Sigma has announced a new cinema lens lines: FF Classic Prime Line. It also announced the development of  a PL-to-L adapter. FF Classic Prime Line This new line of Sigma Cine Lens incorporates “more non-coated optical elements to achieve unrivaled expression,” says Sigma. So, they’re similar if not identical to Sigma’s FF High Speed Primes... Read more

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