Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution


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Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solutionEquipped with a large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor, the AK-UC3300GJ/UC3300GSJ is a 4K Studio Camera is also ideal in situations that require high operability such as live broadcasting of events.

Following in the footsteps of Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports a similar feature set broadcasters have come to expect including exceptional color accuracy and dynamic range. Due to the growing demand for high-quality content, the AK-UC3300 houses a large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor to achieve a horizontal and vertical resolution of 2,000 TV lines through oversampling.

Delivering 4K image quality with high-sensitivity and vivid color reproduction, the

Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution
Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution

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Micro monsters: new 200 Wh battery packs from bebob


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Micro monsters: new 200 Wh battery packs from bebobTiny power packs with a lot of smart and unique bebob features, the new ultra-compact 200 Wh battery packs are available in V-Mount and Gold Mount compatible versions.

A powerful extension for the bebob micro Series, the new V-Mount and Gold Mount compatible versions now announced by the company are true tiny power packs. Available as V-Mount (V200micro) and Gold Mount compatible (A200micro) versions, both battery packs feature 196 Wh and 14,4 V (16,0 A maximum discharge current) — combined with the lowest footprint in its class.

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The bebob V200micro and A200micro Lithium-ion packs only measure, says bebob, “75 x

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Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation


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Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creationCharacter Creator 3.3 arrives with new realism tools and Reallusion announces the availability of SkinGen, a new skin layer system, presented as the new industry standard in Digital Human Design.

Early in 2020 Reallusion introduced its new Digital Human Shader for iClone 7.7 and Character Creator 3.2, making more accessible to create realistic digital humans for real-time 3D animation. Then last May the company revealed a first look video of SkinGen, its Dynamic Skin Effect Editor plug-in for Character Creator 3.3, promised for July 2020. August just started and SkinGen is here!

With character animation

Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation
Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation
Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation
Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation
Character Creator 3.3 and SkinGen for rapid digital double creation

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SmallHD OLED 22, a new standard for color purists


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SmallHD OLED 22, a new standard for color puristsSmallHD announces a new entry into the reference-grade monitor space: the OLED 22 4K Production Monitor, which the company claims sets a new standard for color purists.

Featuring a >1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with an absolute black point, and 100% P3 / 135% Rec 709 color gamuts that generate beautiful, true-to-life color accuracy, according to SmallHD, the OLED 22 is, adds the company, “a stunning new entry into the reference monitor space and SmallHD’s new standard for color perfectionists. The monitor has “virtually no image degradation at any viewing angle, providing a real-time image as vivid and pristine as the final

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SmallHD OLED 22, a new standard for color purists

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Aputure Nova P300c LED Panel // Tool Talk


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Aputure has just relased one of their more exciting fixtures in a while in the form of their new Nova P300c LED Panel, aimed at taking on the likes of the Skypanel.



The P300c is an RGBWW LED fixture that’s a touch wider than an S30 Skypanel with built-in gels, effects, HSI, other presets, and all the goodies you’ve come to expect from a modern LED panel. Compared to the S30 it has a 10deg wider beam angle, 800K warmer Tungsten end (2000K vs 2800K) with the same 10,000K top-end and standard Green/Magenta shift control. It also does seem

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BMG’s REMI: a Live At Home solution for pandemic times


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BMG’s REMI: a Live At Home solution for pandemic timesBroadcast Management Group has launched ‘Live At-Home’ a proprietary REMI solution to meet increased client demands for virtual and at-home production services.

Designed to be completely scalable and customizable, BMG’s Live At Home REMI solution offers all the tools, features, and functionality of a traditional control room or production truck, while allowing hosts, guests, and producers to remotely contribute to your live program from the safety of their home. The system is able to remotely capture audio and video feeds from correspondents anywhere in the world, and the Signals are transmitted back to BMG’s dedicated REMI control room in Las

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BMG’s REMI: a Live At Home solution for pandemic times

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Insights and Advice from a COVID-19 Compliance Officer for Pre-production and Production


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While C19CO might sound like the chemical formula for a carbon-based compound, it stands for COVID- 19 Compliance Officer and is very much a term that production and post professionals need to be aware of. It’s the newest addition to the roster of crew departments that make productions happen in the film industry in the Age of Coronavirus.

The C19CO is a stand-alone role that works within all stages of production to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection of cast and crew during film shoots. Becoming a C19CO is actually pretty straightforward. There are a few web-based companies that have

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CamTrackAR: 3D track iPhone footage for free


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CamTrackAR: 3D track iPhone footage for freeBuilt for a variety of content creators, the new iOS app CamTrackAR makes it possible to 3D track iPhone footager free in real-time for previs and iPhone filmmaking.

FXhome, creators of free video editing and VFX software HitFilm Express, have made their mobile app debut with a new 3D tracking tool. CamTrackAR will, the company believes, change the process of filmmaking forever, offering an easy solution for professionals needing quick pre-visualization and any video creator wanting to speed up their post-production workflow.

The iOS app, which is the first-of-its-kind and is currently supported on iPhone SE and 6S onwards (as

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CamTrackAR: 3D track iPhone footage for free

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ZCam and Atomos ProRes Raw: A Look At The Combo


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Atomos Ninja V and ZCam E2We are witnessing a race of sorts. The race to see who can dominate the RAW WAR. Atomos and Blackmagic Design and their respective compressed raw formats are fighting for dominance. Atomos has opened the ProRes RAW door to more than a handful of hybrid cameras: Sony A7s III, Nikon z6, and the Sigma FP, to name a few. Giving these hybrid cameras capabilities more often reserved for larger and heavier rigs.

Recently, Atomos also gave the tiny box-shaped ZCam the option to record ProRes Raw. I shot a bunch of video for this look at ProRes RAW from the

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ZCam E2 and Atomos-5
ZCam E2 and Atomos-5

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ATEM Streaming Bridge Announced by Blackmagic Design


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The new ATEM Streaming Bridge is a new converter that decodes the live stream from any ATEM Mini Pro model switcher and converts it back to SDI and HDMI video. The advantage of ATEM Streaming Bridge is broadcasters can use it to connect high quality video links direct from any ATEM Mini Pro studio. This allows broadcasters to access a wide range of talent, worldwide. ATEM Mini Pro’s video stream is much higher quality than simple conferencing software, so customers get broadcast quality, clean of any streaming software vendor logo burn-in.ATEM Streaming Bridge

ATEM Streaming Bridge

The ATEM Streaming Bridge is a

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ATEM Streaming Bridge

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Blackmagic Announces ATEM Mini Pro ISO


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The ATEM Mini Pro ISO is a new low-cost live production switcher with a new five stream recording engine that allows all video inputs to be recorded, allowing a live production to be edited after the event. This allows users to get a clean feed of all inputs and use edit software multi-cam features for later editing. ATEM Mini Pro ISO also records all audio files, media pool graphics and a DaVinci Resolve project file, so a live production can be opened and edited with a single click.ATEM Mini Pro ISO

ATEM Mini Pro ISO includes:

StageRole: a WFH rehearsal tool for the performing arts


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StageRole: a WFH rehearsal tool for the performing arts Still in development stage, StageRole will benefit producers, directors, theatres, the film industry, actors, writers, audiobook producers, sound editors, studios and more. Learn how!

“There’s no business like lockdown showbusiness”. That’s how Paul Watson presents StageRole, a project that is all about making acting from home a more simplified and engaging experience during the lockdown and beyond. It’s, he says, “a pioneering new way to perfect your performance and make learning your lines a lot more fun. Whether your background is theatre, TV, movies or voice over, we’re pioneering new ways to focus your talent.”

Paul Watson, a fan

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StageRole: a WFH rehearsal tool for the performing arts
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Tilta announces a cooling kit for the Canon EOS R5


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Tilta announces a cooling kit for the EOS R5If you’re afraid your Canon EOS R5 will have overheating problems, the first module added to the Tiltaing series for the R5 is the solution for you: it’s the EOS R5 Cooling Kit!

Soon after Canon introduced the EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless models, users started to discuss the overheating problems the cameras have, which may or not be a problem, depending on who you listen to. Canon assumed there are some limitations in terms of continued use and now we see that independent companies have already started to tackle the overheating problem announcing a solution. It may sound

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Tilta announces a cooling kit for the EOS R5
Tilta announces a cooling kit for the EOS R5

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Epic MegaGrants: $42 million given to over 600 recipients


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Epic MegaGrants: $42 million given to over 600 recipientsProjects in the Media and Entertainment industry are among the many that received financial support from the $100 million program Epic MegaGrants created by EpicGames.

Designed to globally accelerate the work of talented teams and individuals working with Unreal Engine, 3D graphics tools, and open source software, the Epic MegaGrants is a $100 million program launched just over one year ago and that has now provided over $42 million in financial support to more than 600 recipients in categories from Education to Enterprise, Independent Gaming, Tools and Open-Source or Media and Entertainment.

This announcement follows a record initial round

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Is the film industry really ready for 12K? What it takes to create impressive sensors for cinema cameras


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Recent insights about the RED Komodo 6K S35 have gotten lots of cinematographers excited, but the new URSA Mini Pro 12K Cinema Camera has taken that excitement to the next level. The future arrives faster than ever, but was it really that long ago that we debated the merits of 4K?

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CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience


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CES 2021 will be an all-digital experienceThe pandemic is shaping the way events are created and the organizers of CES have announced that the CES 2021, next January, will be exclusively online.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that CES 2021 – January 6-9, 2021 – will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. The new format will allow participants to hear from technology innovators, see cutting-edge technologies and the latest product launches, and engage with global brands and startups from around the world.

CES 2021 will be an all-digital experienceThe organizers are still planning for the CES Unveiled 2020 series in Europe to go ahead,

CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience
CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience

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Atomos records 4Kp60 ProRes RAW with Sony Alpha 7S III


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Atomos records 4Kp60 ProRes RAW with Sony Alpha 7S IIIShould not come as a surprise: Atomos announced RAW recording at up to 4Kp60 via HDMI from Sony’s new Alpha 7S III full-frame mirrorless camera to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder.

The Sony Alpha 7S III is not the only camera announced today as a model able to work with Atomos products, as the company also confirmed that Panasonic have enabled RAW over HDMI output from the LUMIX S1H 5.9K full-frame mirrorless camera – with Atomos adding an AtomOS Beta update for the Ninja V to enable Apple ProRes RAW recording specifically for the camera’s users. The number of

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First look: Saramonic SoundBird T3 shotgun microphone


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I was honored to receive a review sample of Saramonic’s new SoundBird T3 shotgun microphone. Here is a “first look” at this US$299 which (like another shotgun I recently reviewed) has a built-in rechargeable battery, although the SoundBird T3 can alternatively work with phantom power. The Saramonic SoundBird T3 includes a quite useful hard-shell case, a shockmount, clip, foam windscreen (not a blimp), 2-foot XLR cable, MicroUSB to USB Type-A charging cable , microphone storage pouch, cable strap and 1-year warranty. Ahead are some photos.

 

 

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Sony Alpha 7S III: designed for photo and video journalists


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Sony Alpha 7S III: designed for photo and video journalistsThe Sony Alpha 7S III is out and the crowds are about to compare it with the Canon EOS R5… as if there was anything to compare. This is a 12.1MP video machine against a 45MP monster.

Be reasonable, there is nothing to compare: the Sony Alpha 7S III is designed and configured to support photo and video journalists who need to deliver stills or movies as quickly as possible with several advanced connectivity options. The Canon EOS R5 is a camera for those who need the output of a 45MP sensor and 8K video… used within the limitations

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Sony Alpha 7S III: designed for photo and video journalists
Sony Alpha 7S III: designed for photo and video journalists
Sony Alpha 7S III: designed for photo and video journalists

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Cartoni UV-C Boxer: sanitize your gear in 5 minutes


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Cartoni UV-C Boxer: sanitize your gear in 5 minutesCOVID-19 can live on plastic and metal surfaces for up to three days so you MUST safely sanitize film and video equipment after each use. Cartoni has a solution for the industry, the new UV-C Boxer.

It’s not just washing your hands, using a mask and practicing – some form – of physical distancing! Your surroundings need some attention, as does the gear you and your crew use. All equipment must be cleaned after use, as a study from the National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists published in The New England Journal of Medicine states that

Cartoni UV-C Boxer: sanitize your gear in 5 minutes
Cartoni UV-C Boxer: sanitize your gear in 5 minutes
Cartoni UV-C Boxer: sanitize your gear in 5 minutes
Cartoni UV-C Boxer: sanitize your gear in 5 minutes
Cartoni UV-C Boxer: sanitize your gear in 5 minutes

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