New Cine Lenses from Samyang

When last August Samyang announced the new XEEN lenses, they promised three more soon. Well, two of them just arrived: XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5.
Written by  |  February 7, 2016
Samyang Optics announced this month the release of their two new lenses, XEEN 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5, while promising a new one will be available soon, so as to comply with the promise made in the Summer of 2015. The new lenses, presented under the XEEN brand...

Blackmagic announces updates to their Video Assist and to DaVinci Resolve. Some of the updates include h265 encoding and DNxHD recoding.


4.6K URSA Mini Low Light Footage

Written by  |  February 4, 2016

How good is the 4.6K URSA Mini in lowlight? Well one beta tester shares his candle light scene for discerning eyes to see.


Lightworks 12.6 Pro exports 4K to Vimeo

A new release of Lightworks is available, extending the export options through partnering with Vimeo, along with support for Ubuntu 15.10 and Mac OS X 10.11
Written by  |  February 4, 2016
  Since the launch of version 12.00 on Windows, Mac and Linux, the team behind Lightworks has been working to introduce powerful new features to meet future needs. There are starting to show on the 12.6 version just released. Export to...

Sony α6300: internal 4K movie recording

On what is a first for Sony, the new α6300 offers internal 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in the popular Super 35mm format.
Written by  |  February 3, 2016
Sony finally introduced the much anticipated addition to their line-up of mirrorless cameras, the α6300. The camera builds upon the 4D FOCUS performance of the α6000 model, utilizing a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines high-speed phase detection AF with extremely...

Ursula K. Le Guin documentary rapidly funded on Kickstarter

The documentary "Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” was funded on Kickstarter in a couple of days. Filmmaker Arwen Curry launched the campaign to get the funds to create a one-hour voyage inside the worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. She was in for a surprise!
Written by  |  February 3, 2016
The $80,000 goal for the feature documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is now totally achieved, and there are still some 30 days before the campaign ends. For Arwen Curry this is “something truly phenomenal” and a sign of the interest in the documentary started...

DJI Osmo: the missing microphone is free!

The hand-held DJI Osmo is a star in recent reviews, but the sound of it is nothing to write home about. That’s the reason why DJI is now offering a Osmo FlexiMic for everybody. Grab yours for better sound!
Written by  |  February 2, 2016
The DJI Osmo is a very successful hand-held camera with a stabilizing solution, from the same company that offers the huge Ronin gimbals. But when it comes to sound, the reviewers had a hard time. From adjectives as “unusable” to “non-existant”, or...

Finally available: the new Odin II flash trigger

Five groups easily accessed, 32 channels, compatibility with the original Odin and other gear from Phottix, and AF assist light are what the new flash trigger for photography offers. Putting an end to what some considered was a long wait.
Written by  |  February 2, 2016
Announced at Photokina 2014, the new Odin II radio flash trigger from Phottix is finally available in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France and United Arab Emirates. As usual for Phottix, the Canon version is the first launched, early February. A...

EOS-1D X Mark II: 4K at 60 fps, Dual Pixel AF

Canon will officially announce the EOS-1D X Mark II tomorrow, but the information about the camera is already available, through a dealer’s webpage. Confirming that the new model follows in the steps of the EOS 70D, when it comes to video features.
Written by  |  February 1, 2016
The complete specifications make the EOS-1D X the new top of the line Canon model in multiple aspects. When it comes to video, three things need to be mentioned: 4K (4096 x 2160 at 60fps), Dual Pixel AF...

4K live production for less than $3,000. For a limited time, Blackmagic has a pretty amazing deal on their ATEM Production Studio switcher and their HyperDeck Studio 12G. Is this a consolation prize for delayed cameras?

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