Panasonic Press Announcements at NAB 2017

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Panasonic announced a new camera to the VariCam line-up. Will it be at NAB 2017? Nope, you will have to wait until Cinegear Expo in June to get your grubby hands on this one. What I, and likely you, can tell from the single silhouette image above is this new cinema camera will be smaller […]

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DJI introduces new high-end cine gear at NAB 2017

DJI introduces new high-end cine gear at NAB 2017 2

DJI made some important announcements today for professional cinematographers at NAB 2017. I was supposed to be at the introduction event but due to plane delays, I had to get my intel remotely through colleagues who were able to attend. Here’s what went down: […]

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Sony NAB 2017 Press Event Announcements

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Sony announced their new products and software the day before the National Association of broadcasters 2017 opened up the Las Vegas Convention floor. What we saw was a continued improvement for the Cine Alta line of cameras like the F55/F5. The continued expansion of High Dynamic Range for broadcast television specifically with sports and, if […]

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Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR interface for GH5 quality revealed by Curtis Judd

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Back in January 2017, I first wrote about Panasonic’s new GH5 and its DMW-XLR1 XLR audio interface (link ahead). At that time, I covered the DMW-XLR1’s specs and features, many of which were still quite obscure: Panasonic neglected to publish the total available gain, which is especially important with dynamic microphones. Despite no response so […]

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Cooke Optics: new lenses and a metadata standard

Cooke Optics: new lenses and a metadata standard

Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol at the same time Cooke Optics introduces the new S7/i lenses. Scheduled to ship from June 2017, the new S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lens range is designed to cover the […]

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A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 6, “How the Audience Will See Your Work”

A Guide to Shooting HDR TV: Day 6, "How the Audience Will See Your Work" 12

This is the sixth installment of a six-part HDR “survival guide.” Over the course of this series, I hope to impart enough wisdom to help you navigate your first HDR project successfully. Each day I’ll talk about a different aspect of HDR, leaving the highly technical stuff for the end. You can find part 5 […]

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Manfrotto Nitrotech: a revolution in video heads

Manfrotto Nitrotech: a revolution in video heads

The Nitrotech N8, first model in the Manfrotto Nitrotech line, will be showcased and used in live demonstrations during NAB 2017. The fluid video head is already available in the United States. With a recommended price of $449.99, the Nitrotech N8 fluid video head features state-of-the-art technology consisting in a Nitrogen piston mechanism that allows […]

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New 40 inch 4K UHD AOC monitor

New 40 inch 4K UHD AOC monitor

Designed with thin bezels that allow its use in multi-monitor solutions, the AOC C4008VU8 can also present four separate video windows, saving valuable desktop space and dramatically increasing productivity. With the market moving to higher resolution and larger size displays, AOC continues to expand its line of monitors with new models, like this C4008VU8 40” […]

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