Corrected firmware is released by Blackmagic Design to fix a highlight issue found in firmware 6.9.3. Now with Blackmagic Design Camera Setup 6.9.4, which fixes the issue original URSA Mini Pro G1, users can access a load of new features like the ability to remap the High Frame Rate (HFR) button and the ability to adjust the camera’s ISO in 1/3 stop increments.
Wisdom comes from experience. Cooke’s expertise gained from years of making cinema lenses ranging from some of the very first cinema lenses to new Large Format 1.8x anamorphic lenses. In this NAB-AT-HOME 2020 video Les from Cooke and I talk about lenses, the state of the industry, and wisdom learned from a long career.
Large Format. Full Frame. That super shallow depth of field. The evolution of filmmaking has been in a state of constant change, which seems to speed up faster and faster. Cooke Optics showed off new additions to their Macro line-up, Large Format Anamorphic, and Large
Cameras are complex tools to master. How many times have you found you can’t remember how to set a specific function? This is the right time to discover everything about your camera, with an eBook.
The pandemic changed 2020 in ways we never imagined, as it forced many people to a time of reduced activity or inactivity. The situation has already affected many people’s livelihoods, and no one knows exactly how the future will be, as we all wait for the good news of a vaccine or some form of treatment that makes it safe to return to what was
As social distancing asks for new solutions for interviews, DPA introduced its new 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone, optimized to pick up speech from a distance.
With the pandemic not going anywhere soon, people is invited to keep their distance, even during interviews. DPA Microphones, the Danish professional audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications, introduced recently its newest solution in the shape of a new product, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone, which is announced with an interview kit, offering a new solution for interviewers and journalists: a miking option that adheres to social distancing protocols.
Ki Pro Ultra 12G is the latest digital video player and recorder to join the Ki Pro family of products. Ki Pro Ultra 12G builds upon it’s predecessor, the Ki Pro Ultra Plus, by adding 12G-SDI support and more.
Presented as the perfect fit for live production, post-production, on-set… or any other place that high-quality reliable recording and playback is needed, the AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G is a new single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder, featuring 12G-SDI connectivity with a host of unique and powerful features.
Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers single-channel 4K/UltraHD up to 50/60p
Samsung may have left the camera game behind, but the company is serious about increasing its share of the image sensor market and stealing some business away from Sony. In fact, they’re about to spend over $800 million to ramp up image sensor production yet again.
According to an article in Business Korea, Samsung is planning to convert another of its DRAM production lines in South Korea into a CMOS sensor production line. The company did the same thing with a different DRAM production line in 2018—apparently the two processes are very similar, so it’s more cost effective
With our current distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians are hit hard by not being able to perform publicly with each other. Performing together live online requires technologically not readily available today, so the next best thing is to resort to multi-track recording and adding video of yourself performing your parts. This interview with Chris Georgenes provides an exhaustive look at how he is approaching this process and getting great results creating remote collaborative music video productions!
When my friend and colleague Chris Georgenes posted a couple remote-recorded collaborative music videos on social media, I was not only impressed
Last April Canon introduced a software that turns some of its cameras in high-quality webcams, but only showed a version for Windows. Now, macOS versions are available. Try it out!
If you’re a Mac user and have a Canon camera, you may be the lucky owner of a high-quality webcam. Yes, some of Canon’s models can be transformed into webcams like you’ve never seen before, and in a simple way that anyone can setup, in a few minutes. The EOS Webcam Utility Beta software has expanded, and is now available for macOS users. Unveiled by Canon U.S.A.,
They say the hardest transition to make in the TV/Film industry is from Unscripted to Scripted. And you’re telling me this now?? Oh well, I guess if anyone had tried telling me that many years ago, I’d never have believed them anyway. I was so excited to pick up a camera and start making films straight out of the NYU School of Continuing Ed Intensive program, I would have been happy filming logs (and I did!).
After the Dance
Storytelling was storytelling to me, whether as a choreographer or filmmaker, and even though my training was in narrative fiction,
Reallusion revealed a first look video of SkinGen, its Dynamic Skin Effect Editor plug-in for Character Creator 3.3, which the company aims to launch in July 2020.
Reallusion’s Character Creator 3, the company’s full character creation solution for designers to easily create, import and customize stylized or realistic looking character assets for use with iClone, Maya, Blender, Unreal Engine 4, Unity or any other 3D tools is about to get even more sophisticated with the addition of SkinGen, the new Dynamic Skin Effect Editor plug-in for Character Creator 3.3, a tool now revealed in a short
The firmware updates enabling the much-anticipated Atomos Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1H RAW over HDMI combination have unfortunately been slightly delayed from the original 25th May release schedule, to ensure the highest possible level of RAW recording.
An unforeseen technical issue has come to light in the final rounds of beta testing that needs rectification prior to shipping. The companies are working together to complete the development as soon as possible. We apologize to our mutual customers waiting for the functions this release
Please note that Panasonic will be releasing Ver 2.0 firmware on May 25th with various improvements to camera functions,
Wooden Camera spent a little time during the lock-down to talk with me about their latest camera accessories. A camera is really only as good as how one uses it, and Wooden Camera accessories help shooters get the shot they need.
Wooden Camera LPL Mount Adapter
They are offered in both the Leica L and Canon R Mounts. The ARRI LPL Mount Adapter allows ARRI LPL Signature Prime Lenses to be used with Canon R Mount cameras. Other LPL lenses like Leica Thalia LPL are also compatible.
The 1/4-20 threaded hole on the bottom reduces strain on the camera
Out of the blue, on March 23rd, HP announced the development of its new Virtual Reality headset, Reverb G2, in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft. The mystery unfolded today, at AWE 2020.
Announced today, the Reverb G2 Virtual Reality headset is presented as the solution to remove distance barriers, a clear allusion to the times we are living through. It’s interesting to see how HP, Valve and Microsoft refer to the social distancing aspect of life under the pandemic to present a next-gen VR headset that is designed for everything from design and training to gaming. From virtual meetings where
Following on Canon’s footsteps, Fujifilm just introduced the company’s solution to turn X series and GFX system digital cameras into webcams. Now you can have a 102 million pixels webcam!
If you’ve a Fujifilm GFX100 camera and a Windows computer, you’ve a webcam that will make everybody go “Wow”. Not only do you have a huge sensor, with 102 million pixels, but you also have the option to choose the lens best adapted to each situation, and even the freedom to choose the Film Simulation mode that best suits your mood for each web-conference. Now, that’s a whole new world
CBS Interactive is the ‘Telly Company of the Year ’ for the second year running, in an edition marked for the new ‘Immersive & Mixed Reality’ categories and an unexpected pandemic.
As COVID-19 content creativity takes center stage, the Telly Awards is once again spotlighting years of achievement in multi-platform narratives by naming CBS Interactive as the ‘Telly Company of the Year.’ A leader in pioneering insightful and inspiring video content online and off, properties such as 60 Minutes Overtime on CBS News and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert along with branded content for the likes of Google,
Designed for filming at a maximum resolution of 8K UHD, the new Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 lens, available with PL, Canon EF, Sony E and MFT mount, is a fast, ultra-wide-angle lens for cinematographers.
Irix has finally revealed the lens hidden in its teaser from recent weeks, and the revelation confirms what everybody expected: the new lens introduced for cinematographers is the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6. It should not be a surprise, if you’ve followed the path of the company, which since its very beginning said: our intention is to provide the cinematographers with the most advanced
FilmConvert continues to expand its library of camera packs for models from different manufacturers, and since April has introduced two camera packs for DJI Zenmusse.
FilmConvert added a new item to its library this May, with the announcement of the availability of a new camera pack for the DJI Zenmuse X5S. These dedicated camera packs increase the color accuracy of the film match to your footage, by working inside the FilmConvert plugin software. They cannot be loaded into your camera, but you can use the plugin software to export a LUT with your color settings to use in-camera if you
Who is Prosup? Prosup is a Dutch-based manufacturer of high-quality camera support equipment. The Dutch company is distributed by Bold Distribution. If Bold sounds familiar, they are the ones behind Bold Bags. What kind of camera support equipment?
Well, Prosup has a camera leveler, jib arm, camera slider, camera track, laptop dolly, jib arm dolly, mounts, dolly track, gimble, 3-way leveler, U bangi slider, tripod, video crane and a lot more. Bold Distribution and I talked about the Prosup Tango Roller, a new camera slider.
The Tango Roller is a lightweight and silent slider giving cinematographers smooth camera motion. The
Tokina Cinema USA has quite a few tools up their sleeves for cinematographers. An entire cinema lens line-up for Super 35mm sized sensors and an offering of diffusion backed up by data. In this video, Ryan Avery of Tokina USA and I talk all things lens diffusion and lenses.
Tokina Cinema analyzed data from thousands of feature films, commercials, TV shows, and independent productions to find the most relevant optical diffusion combinations used today. This data boiled down to four basic filter types representing the vast majority of in-camera diffusion today.
One really cannot beat the speed of a B4 lens on a 2/3-inch sensor. If you have worked in the news, then you know how fast the combo can be used to capture a developing scene. The ability to cover an event with this combo is incredibly fast. I talked to Larry Thorpe at Canon about the less expensive, and portable CJ18ex7.6B KASE
The portable CJ18ex7.6B KASE is an important 4K UHD telephoto zoom lens that is part of the 2/3-inch UHDgc series. Its compact size and low weight support the high mobility shooting often entailed in documentary