One body, three sensors: RED’s new simplified system, and why it is cheaper

One body, three sensors: RED’s new simplified system, and why it is cheaper RED has put an end to the confusion of camera bodies, insides and sensors on their catalog. Starting this month, there is only a single body to pair with any of three sensors, meaning prices are being reduced too. The official word has it that RED Digital Cinema is advancing its product portfolio of high-quality cameras and sensors with a focus on simplicity, price and quality for customers. According to the information distributed, ”RED’s camera line-up will be modified to include one DSMC2 camera BRAIN with three sensor options – MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. Continue reading "One body, three sensors: RED’s new simplified system, and why it is cheaper"

Media Archiving Tips from Hollywood

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The Importance of Media Archiving

Media archiving and backup are vital. I was mid-way through a school project. I’d spent hours tweaking and finessing. My media was on a USB drive, and I was editing in Media Composer in HD. The computer crashed. I took it to the Apple Store. They had to wipe the hard drive to get it back up and running. We were able to transfer some of the data to a CD, but that was it. That incident taught me the importance of data protection. I bought two external hard drives and started running Time Machine Continue reading "Media Archiving Tips from Hollywood"

Dimenco demonstrates Simulated Reality solution in Los Angeles

Dimenco shows Simulated Reality solution Los Angeles Introduced by KDX/Dimenco, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this May, Simulated Reality (SR) joins the other realities we’re now familiar with: virtual, augmented and mixed. Simulated reality has been a key element in science fiction, and has been explored by game designers in computer and console games, and also by the video industry, in everything from films to TV series. Although some may confuse the term with virtual reality – which, again, some suggest can become very real – the truth is that simulated reality is something completely different and is, in fact, a goal which, if attainable, is
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Fotodiox Pro TLT ROKR adapters: tilt and shift for the masses

Fotodiox Pro TLT ROKR adapters: tilt and shift for the masses If you’ve always wanted to use one of the expensive tilt & shift lenses from Canon, Fotodiox has something for you: tilt and shift adapters for different cameras, from Fujifilm to Blackmagic. Each adapter costs $199.95! Canon’s tilt and shift lenses are extremely popular and excellent for everything from architecture to landscape, but have one inconvenient: they are expensive, especially if you do not have ways to pay for the investment. So, for many people, tilt & shift is nothing but a dream, unless they are willing to spend money on a real T&S from Canon (to be used
Fotodiox Pro TLT ROKR adapters: tilt and shift for the masses
Fotodiox Pro TLT ROKR adapters: tilt and shift for the masses
Fotodiox Pro TLT ROKR adapters: tilt and shift for the masses
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A RED camera with a 140-year old lens

A RED camera with a 140-year old lens Pairing a lens built 10 years before the Eiffel Tower started to be built with a 5K RED DRAGON is not for everyone, but Mathieu Stern had a dream, so he found a solution, and made a short film about the experience. We’ve seen, in recent times, a growing trend for the relaunch of classic cameras and lenses, mostly using Kickstarter or Indiegogo as crowdfunding platforms. Some of those projects make no sense at all, while others, although promising, never leave the launching stage. There is also another trend related to this longing for the past: the use of older
A RED camera with a 140-year old lens
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LumaFusion elevates standard for mobile editing

LumaFusion elevates standard for mobile editing The newest update to the LumaFusion editor elevates the standard for mobile editing, offering professional workflow features akin to those usually only available on desktop editing platforms. Recently funded on Kickstarter, the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD, a rugged wireless device for backup and sharing media, is designed to work, as PVC described recently, “with apps from Adobe Premiere to Lightroom or LumaFusion”,  so content creators who prefer to travel without a laptop can still edit their photos and videos while away from a computer. Simultaneously with the announcement of the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD Kickstarter campaign,  Luma Touch announced
LumaFusion elevates standard for mobile editing
LumaFusion elevates standard for mobile editing
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Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood

Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood Obsessed with movies and lighting, a photography course set the path Andrew Shulkind would walk. Virtual Reality came after, and while it expands the way to tell stories, Andrew believes we’ve to watch so we don’t corrupt our legacy of storytelling. The International Cinematographers Guild recognized Andrew Shulkind as one of the top emerging cinematographers in 2013, and in 2014 he received the Studio Daily Prime Award, a distinction reserved for manufacturers leading technological innovation in the world of film. His passion for Virtual Reality, and the involvement with the development of VR and mixed reality camera solutions explain why
Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood
Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood
Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood
Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood
Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood
Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood
Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood
Andrew Shulkind: human stories are our job and our lifeblood
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Slow, Stalled and Stuck Media Files? Why FTP is no longer the best solution

The flow of data across the Internet is steadily and constantly increasing, with annual global IP traffic predicted to reach 3.3 ZB by 2021. Coined by Cisco in a recent report on IP network trends, “The Zettabyte Era” will be defined by a continued surge of traffic over the next few years. “Overall,” says the report, “IP traffic will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24 percent from 2016 to 2021,” with IP video traffic making up 82 percent. “It would take more than 5 million years to watch the amount of video that will cross
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Review: The i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite

I was recently sent the i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite to review, and since the process is pretty simple I figured it’d be a good excuse to talk a bit about the color workflow and the importance of getting it right. For the record I already own the Colorchecker Classic.

When money is on the line it’s imperative that your image is accurate from start to finish. What you shot on set needs to be exactly what they see in post, and the output needs to be adjusted for the type of display it’s intended for. You
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Lumix TS7: a pocketable 4K compact for underwater video

Available in early Summer in blue, orange and black, with a price of $449.99, the Lumix TS7 is your 4K video camera if you like to go underwater, down to 31 meters. Named TS7 in North America and FT7 elsewhere, the new compact camera is the first of its kind to offer a viewfinder. Besides that, the successor to the TS6 introduces one feature that will be most welcome if you like to have a camera always ready to action, no matter where you are: 4K video, which comes with Panasonic’s 4K Photo option, present in so many of
Lumix TS7: a pocketable 4K compact for underwater video
Lumix TS7: a pocketable 4K compact for underwater video
Lumix TS7: a pocketable 4K compact for underwater video
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GNARBOX 2.0 SSD: new rugged backup device funded on Kickstarter

GNARBOX 2.0 SSD: new backup device funded on Kickstarter Designed to work with apps from Adobe Premiere to Lightroom or LumaFusion, the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is a rugged backup device for content creators who prefer to travel without a laptop. Showed for the first time at NAB 2018, the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD was presented as the most powerful portable workflow solution for photographers and videographers. It is, in fact, much more powerful than the first version, offering today’s professionals a small, portable backup device that is more than a backup device. Back in 2015 I wrote here at ProVideo Coalition that “The world’s first mobile solution for
GNARBOX 2.0 SSD: new backup device funded on Kickstarter
GNARBOX 2.0 SSD: new backup device funded on Kickstarter
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HitFilm Express: How to create Avengers-style effects with a free video software

Create Avengers-style effects with a free video software The new edition of the free HitFilm Express is filled full of Pro-worthy features, including super powerful motion graphics tools and new viewer controls for 360° video. And it’s FREE! The promise made by FXhome is bold: creators can now make Avengers-style Visual Effects at home using free video software. It’s also true, and to confirm that it is possible, nothing better than to download the software, which is free (as in FREE), install it and open it, to follow the Avengers-themed series of in-depth tutorials and VFX content showcasing the professional visual effects that can be achieved inside of
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Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick, the photographer

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick, the photographer Long before becoming one of the 20th century’s most renowned motion picture directors, Stanley Kubrick was a photographer in love with the scenes from its native city. An exhibit celebrates his passion. “Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs” is a unique opportunity to discover the “other” Stanley Kubrick, who was just 17 when he sold his first photograph to the pictorial magazine Look in 1945. I’ve written here at ProVideo Coalition, before, a bit of that story, in the article From Kubrick to Anderson: One-Point Perspective, stating then that “hired by Look magazine, in 1946, first as an
Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick, the photographer
Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick, the photographer
Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick, the photographer
Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick, the photographer
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EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support

EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support Successor of the CG318-4K, which offered the best features of ColorEdge monitors, like self-calibration, available in a 4K screen for the first time, the new CG319X is, according to EIZO, even better. Debuting at NAB 2018 but only this May available for purchase, the new ColorEdge CG319X – a 31.1-inch monitor from EIZO, features DCI-4K resolution (4096 x 2160) and HDR gamma support for the professional post production workflow. It is the successor model to the CG318-4K with several upgraded features. EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support Although it belongs to the same family, the ColorEdge line of monitors from EIZO, and shares multiple specifications
EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support
EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support
EIZO ColorEdge CG319X with DCI-4K and HDR Gamma support
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DJI introduces Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

DJI introduces Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 With 60% propeller noise reduction and simultaneous wireless connectivity for an enriched FPV experience, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 comes with a 1” CMOS Sensor with 4k@60p video recording capabilities. While everybody is expecting the next completely new drone from DJI, the company introduces, without much noise, the V2.0 edition of the Phantom 4 Pro, which effectively improves the flight experience by reducing propeller noise by up to 60%. This latest variation of the Phantom 4 Pro comes packed with the powerful features of the P4P, uses DJI’s OcuSync transmission technology for high-resolution and low-latency digital video transmission.
DJI introduces Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
DJI introduces Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
DJI introduces Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
DJI introduces Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
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Hasselblad’s widest lens ever, the XCD 21mm

Hasselblad’s widest lens ever, the XCD 21mm Previously announced, the XCD 21mm f/4 lens is finally available for ordering, at the same time Hasselblad announces the X1D camera get new features through a firmware update. Announced as the widest lens ever created by Hasselblad, the XCD 21mm f/4, which will begin shipping mid-May 2018 with a suggested price of $ 3750 (excl. VAT) not only opens the doors for even more creative possibilities as confirms Hasselblad’s continued development of the XCD lens line, for which a road map also available suggests what 2018 will bring to the market. Hasselblad’s widest lens ever, the XCD 21mm As Hasselblad’s widest lens yet, the high-performing 21mm f/4
Hasselblad’s widest lens ever, the XCD 21mm
Hasselblad’s widest lens ever, the XCD 21mm
Hasselblad’s widest lens ever, the XCD 21mm
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Visit VENICE… in San Francisco!

The Digital Cinema Society is coming to San Francisco on May 23rd to showcase Sony’s latest digital cinema camera, the large-format VENICE.

Sony VENICE cameraWhat?

VENICE is a Full-Frame 6K camera with over 15 stops of dynamic range, eight built-in ND filters (!) and a five-second boot time. VENICE supports a wide range of formats from Full-Frame to Super 35, including three Anamorphic aspect ratios and Surround View. You’ll see VENICE footage in HDR photographed by Claudio Miranda, ASC, along with an exciting presentation on the new camera system by Sony’s Keith Vidger.

Where?

Beyond Pix @Bayshore Stage
2178 Palou Avenue
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MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35

MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35 Shot entirely on a Sony F35 camera, with Nikon lenses, the new documentary by MacGregor is the result of a two year project. I had the chance, recently, to ask the filmmaker some questions about the choices made for this film. MacGregor, or Miguel de Olaso, is no stranger to the readers of ProVideo Coalition. I’ve written here another story about the author, and how he used a Nikon D800 on a 8K quick lapse technique. Known for his continued work to find alternative solutions that filmmakers  can use to create their stories, he is also known for his passion
MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35
MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35
MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35
MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35
MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35
MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35
MacGregor: shooting from atop a moving train with the Sony F35
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PeterGregg proves GH5s autofocus obliterates the prior GH5

I am so happy with PeterGregg’s new video which proves that the Panasonic GH5s model’s autofocus literally blows away that of the original GH5 model. I am also ecstatic that (in my experience watching his videos), it’s the first time PeterGregg has made official verbal recognition of the existence of non-integer framerates (i.e. 23.976, 29.97, 59.94… one of my perpetual causes, well known to frequent readers), and even has made a reference to The Beatles while demonstrating the quantum leap improvement in autofocus performance. Verbal references are made between comparative features in the original GH5
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New Sony SL-E SSD for professionals on the move

New Sony SL-E SSD for professionals on the move Featuring a compact and reversible USB Type-C ports for connection, the new Sony SL-E SSD drives can be used  with a wide range of devices and are ideal for professional photography and tethered shooting with cameras as the Sony α7 III. Sony is expanding its external Solid-State Drive (SSD) range with a brand new top of the range SL-E series, available, this May, in three capacities: 240GB, 480 and 960GB.  The new model, designed with thoughtful elements such as a wave surface for grip and making it easy to find by touch, is ideal for professionals on the move who
New Sony SL-E SSD for professionals on the move
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