I visited Z Cam at NAB 2019 to get a look and learn about two new cameras. The E2-S6 an S35 and full frame Z Cam that is 6k and another option will be a full frame 8k model. These are scheduled to be released later this year. Z Cam is on an innovation roll … Continued
A mix of modern optical performance and function with the character of a vintage lens. The all-new Masterbuilt VISTA-M lenses are Large Format lenses. The entire lens range has an aperture of T1.4 and a flair for flare.
These lenses are all about delivering vintage character. Like many older lenses, these MasterBuilt VISTA-M lenses all have very clear center sharpness and a look our Nathan Thompson thought reminded him of Canon C-35 vintage cinema lenses.
Like a lot of the new lenses on the market, these lenses have a vintage look, but with the added benefit of modern optics,
If you are a painter and you want to learn from the Masters you have to study those who came before you. Cinema is no different. It is an art, albeit a very technical art form, and to build upon the shoulders of those who came before you than you need to have seen their work. With Cooke’s new #ShotOnCooke online video gallery directors, cinematographers, and everyone really can learn the characteristics of Cooke Optics.
The brainchild of Cooke’s Director of Sales – Europe, Carey Duffy, #ShotOnCooke has been designed as an insightful, educational resource presenting professional content created with
At Cine Gear 2019 we got to opportunity to check out the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH Micro Four Thirds lens. With a f1.7 constant aperture throughout the entire range, one can bet this lens will become a favorite of GH5 and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K shooters.
Here are some quick highlights of this new lens: no focus breathing, step-less aperture, and a 9 blade aperture. The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH., first mentioned last year, during Photokina, is now confirmed to be available after the 15th of July.
The world’s first 4K OLED Phone… which can wirelessly monitor your Sony VENICE? The Xperia1 is more than a smartphone. This is a 21:9 CinemaWide display with HDR remastering technologies and Dolby Atmos sound in your hand. Let me break it down a little bit. Nearly 2:1 display, which is near perfect for Netflix streaming, and OLED color so good Sony compares it to their color confidence monitors for cinema.
Yes, this phone as 3 lenses. Yes, this is a top-of-the-line smartphone from Sony. Yes, it is brilliant. But, if there is a bit of this phone which is
We had a chance to talk to Sony about the new firmware 4.0 for the Sony VENICE. The big news? High Frame Rates up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9 on the large-format 6K camera.
At Sony’s booth, the new Version 4.0 high frame rate capabilities and the popular VENICE extension System were shown to those who tried to get black VENICE t-shirt swag during Cine Gear 2019. Hey, it was a cool t-shirt.
Here are the key features of the VENICE Version 5.0 firmware, designed to achieve enhanced shooting usability and
Sporting t-shirts showing the Cine Gear 2019 attendees how exactly to pronounce Sumire, Canon’s new PL Prime Lens line up, Canon also set up an example shoot to show off the beautiful lenses. Seeing is believing. Pronounced “Soo-mee-ray,” these new Canon prime lenses deliver a creamy interesting image when the aperture is wide open.
Covering the core range of focal lengths that cinema professionals desire, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the company’s first set of seven cinema prime PL-Mount lenses, aptly named Sumire Prime. Pronounced “Soo-mee-ray,” the word
It was not all about the gear at the Zeiss booth on the Paramount lot during Cine Gear 2019. Not only did Zeiss show off their new large format Supreme Prime lens line-up they also took the time to put on some helpful workshops to help educate attendees.
The Zeiss Supreme Prime lenses are designed for cinematic large-format sensor coverage, making them a great for current and future camera systems. At T1.5 the Zeiss Supreme Primes demonstrate their unsurpassed craftsmanship in tricky low-light environments. The image, from my eyes, had that Zeiss look which is equal parts sharp and
At Cine Gear 2019 we had the opportunity to meet the 100 Mega Pixel Fujifilm GFX100. This is not your father’s medium format camera, no. The Fujifilm GFX100 is a mirrorless digital camera system bringing the highest level of digital image quality to your grummy photographer hands in either video or still frames.
The GFX100 uses a large format CMOS sensor with over 100 million pixels making the GFX100 the highest resolution mirrorless digital camera ever produced. The 55mm diagonal length large format CMOS sensor can also shoot 4K 30P 10-bit color depth video. Not too shabby for a medium
The Arri booth seemed to always be full during Cine Gear 2019. Could it have been because many wanted to look through ARRI’S ALEXA Mini LF viewfinder to see the camera’s stunning image? This time we talked to Arri about the Arri look and how Large Format gives viewers depth cues not usually seen in other cameras.
Alexa Mini LF Key Features:
Same sensor and recording formats as ALEXA LF
Compatible with LPL and PL mount lenses, Super 35 and Full Frame
Supports all anamorphic de-squeeze ratios
Compatible with ARRI and cmotion wireless remote systems
“General Improvements” is the heart of the new camera firmware 6.4 for the URSA Mini Pro G2. Of course, there are more improvements than just general improvement. A few standouts added, or improved, features are “Improved pixel recalibration,” “Retain jam synced timecode after a power cycle,” and “Fixed audio playback at 23.98, 29.97 and 59.94 fps.” For many shooters, the retain jam synced TC after turning the camera on and off is clutch. I do not think sound recordists want to jam your camera every time you change a battery or power cycle. You
The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RXO II Digital Camera looks like an action camera. The small size and the rugged build make the small flip-out screen 4K camera appear perfect to mount to innumerable moving vehicles. High Frame Rates (HFR) like 1000fps definitely builds a recipe for a life of action for the little RX0 II. Hidden beneath the Water, Dust, Shock, and Crushproof body of the RX0 II is a 4K Vlog camera perfect for the traveler and social media savvy video creator.
Nikon’s announced Ver. 2.0 firmware will further enhance the performance of its full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6. Both the Z 7 and Z 6 are great cameras. I have been testing the Nikon z6 and I used it for all of our still images captured during NAB 2019. Camera and lens reviews will so begin to drop onto ProVideo Coalition in early June. Below you can see Nikon’s 2.0 firmware announement.
Eye-Detection AF for still-image shooting
The new firmware offers Eye-Detection AF functionality that automatically detects and focuses on human eyes when
Harvard University Athletics relies on AJA HELO, U-TAP and Ki Pro Ultra for streaming collegiate sports broadcasts to ESPN+, regional outfit NESN and the Ivy League’s international streaming platform.
Harvard University consistently ranks among U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges not only for its academic stature but also for its top-notch collegiate athletics program. The institution is home to 42 NCAA Division 1 teams spanning basketball, hockey, football, squash, tennis and many other sports.
To keep its students, alumni and Crimson fans up to speed on their favorite teams, the Athletics Departments’ multimedia and production arm produces and
Blackmagic Design releases DaVinci Resolve 16 and Fusion 16 Public Beta 2. At NAB 2019, Blackmagic Design announced the new version of both programs and now, about a month later, the Australian company has already added a ton of features to the new software. Seriously, do the coders at Blackmagic Design sleep? What you will find in the new DaVinci Resolve 16 and Fusion updates are holistic to the entire program. We are seeing features added to every single page within DaVinci Resolve 16. From the Edit page, Color, Cut (which is Resolve’s quick edit page), Fairlight Audio page, and
Like I’ve said before, the URSA Mini Pro and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K are a great one-two punch for documentary situations. I feel like the ability to have a dedicated interview camera on sticks or hand-held with a Pocket Cinema Camera 4K on a gimbal is one intelligent plan to capture doc work quickly. The Western Fire Chiefs Association used the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to document the experiences of 35 fire chiefs on a recent research trip to the city of Paradise, California.
With the introduction of the ZEISS Otus 1.4/100, the Otus Video set from ZEISS has now a choice of four focal lengths, 28, 55, 85 and 100mm, all offering a fast, luminous aperture of f/1.4.
With the ZEISS Otus 1.4/100, ZEISS is expanding its lens family for Canon and Nikon photographers who do not want to make any compromises concerning image and build quality. Whether in the studio or on-the-go, for portrait or product photography, the tele focal length delivers, says the company, high resolution and outstanding definition in any situation – even at maximum aperture. This
JVC continues to build out its “Connected Cam” line of camcorders in which streaming is a built-in feature, not an afterthought add-on. The $3600 GY-HC500 is a 1″, 4K/60p camcorder with wired Ethernet built in for streaming and FTP transfer; it’s expected to ship in June. The $5000 GY-HC550 adds dual-band Wi-Fi with MIMO antennas and Zixi built in; it’s expected in May (Zixi adds error correction and recovery atop the UDP protocol, without the delays and latency of TCP).
These cameras make streaming as simple as onboard recording: once you enter your credentials for YouTube Live or other streaming
At NAB 2019 PVC and Nikon talk about their two new mirrorless cameras the Z7 and Z6. There are a ton of features in both cameras filmmakers can love. 8K time-lapse in the Z7 and 4K UHD 10-bit raw output in both full-frame cameras. With the introduction of the Z7 and Z6 Nikon introduced the new Z mount which features a 65% shorter flange distance, measuring just 16mm, which allows for dramatically slimmed down body designs. The larger mount also supports faster and larger-volume communications between the body and lens to improve overall performance throughout the system. It also means
From virtual sets and on-air graphics to 8K video editing, NVIDIA will be at NAB 2019 powering demos for over 85 partners on the show floor. Where is a guide to some of the shows you absolutely must see.
What do The Weather Channel, RED Digital Cinema, Colorfront, Black Magic Design, EVS, Autodesk, Zero Density or Mellanox have in common in their presentations at NAB 2019? One simple answer: they all use NVIDIA RTX technology to make it happen, whether its mixed reality graphics for a TV show or 8K video editing and color grading in real time at full