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Looking to protect and transport your valuable video-camera rig? Here we highlight five soft cases designed to keep your gear organized and safe at hand during your shoot. All the bags have adjustable dividers, exterior and interior pockets, grab handles and, except for the roller bags, an adjustable shoulder strap. A Place for Everything Bag Found on almost any pro video set, Porta Brace’s...
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Shallow depth of field, large-format sensors, longer lenses, moving subject and camera positions—all these factors present a challenge when keeping your video shot in focus. “But my camcorder, DSLR, or mirrorless camera now has touch focus and autofocus,” you say? While such systems continue to improve, they do not provide the fine-tuned, immediate control that you get using a dedicated follow...
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The video camera baseplate—such a basic, humble camera component yet so important to a smooth shoot. Few moments are as aggravating to a camera operator or assistant as struggling to mount their camera with a baseplate that is not quite functioning. So, are high-end, cine-style baseplates worth their weight in gold? While some systems may be close to the current cost of an ounce of gold, luckily...
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Great news from Canon! XF705 4K Pro Camcorder users can now avail themselves of H.265/XF-HEVC support in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 10.4.7 and Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4. These software...
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As we prepare to usher in 2020, let’s look at five of the best new cine cameras released in 2019 by some major manufacturers. Including large format and Super 35 options, these picks range from ultra-pro and broadcast-friendly models to a DSLR-style 6K option. Features sported by individual cameras include large format sensors, up to 8K recording, interchangeable-lens mounts, high-speed frame...
New Essential Version of the FeiyuTech AK4500 Gimbal Now at B&H
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Now at B&H, the AK4500 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Essential Kit from FeiyuTech offers the compact, 3-axis AK4500 stabilizer in its basic form for users who don’t need the remote control and follow focus included with the...
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Shooting video with your DSLR or mirrorless camera and ready to invest in a set of your own lenses? Start building your “glass” kit with a trio of cine-style lenses chosen to suit your current shooting style and to keep for years to come. Choose from a classic 24/25, 50, and 75/85mm set, a trio of longer lenses to compress your depth of field for dramatic, intimate closeups, or a trifecta of...
2 months ago
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It’s a beautiful day and the sun is shining, with not a cloud in the sky, beaming down plenty of light for almost limitless depth-of-field for your footage. While all that sunshine can produce wonderful exposures, it may not be so great for your health or for the well-being of your equipment. Read on for some ideas on how to beat the heat during a summer shoot. Desert film shoot: hot! Camera Crew...
Atomos Shogun Studio II Rackmount 4K Dual Recorder & Monitor
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Proving that Atomos monitor/recorders are as at home in a studio or on a broadcast truck as perched atop your camera, Atomos has announced the Atomos Shogun Studio II. Pending further details, here’s what we know so far about this successor to the...
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Versatility is the name of the game with ARRI’s new Orbiter LED light fixture series—they’re ultra-bright, directional, and tunable. The impressive versatility of the high-output Orbiters means that each unit can serve as a projection, open face, softbox, or dome light, and can readily adapt to future lamp-head designs. Powered by the ARRI Spectra six-color LED engine, the Orbiters output an...
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Crafted around a new full-frame 6K Exmor R sensor, Sony’s new E-mount PXW-FX9 XDCAM digital cinema camera is shaping up to be a worthy successor to the PXW-FS7 and...
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Thinking about making the leap to 8K video capture for stunning resolution and color depth, incredibly nuanced HDR, improved low-light performance, and cleaner compositing? Shooting with 8K cameras like RED DIGITAL CINEMA’s...
by Staff Writer
3 months ago
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Drumroll please… RED DIGITAL CINEMA has now expanded its all-in-one RED RANGER line with two new variations: the RANGER HELIUM 8K S35 and the RANGER GEMINI 5K S35. Acknowledging the practicality of an “out-of-the-box” option preferred by rental houses and by select individual users, these two new camera configurations ship with a shimmed PL mount, multiple video and audio in/out ports, a top...
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3 months ago
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Proving that good things do indeed come in small packages, Canon has introduced the EOS C500 Mark II, a compact, full-frame 5.9K digital cine camera featuring a modular design and user-swappable PL and locking EF lens mounts. Designed for maximum creativity, the C500 Mark II is equally at home...
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3 months ago
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Versatile as all get-out, the new Panasonic S1 Cage from Zacuto packs a lot of features into its lightweight, compact full-cage frame. Use it to protect, support, and add accessories to your LUMIX DC-S1, S1R, or the upcoming S1H mirrorless camera. From the integrated Arca-Swiss plate at...
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