Cine Gear: The Arri Alexa Mini LF and the Arri “Look”

Arri

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 […]

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Cine Gear: Fujinon Premista 28-100mm and 80-250mm Zoom Lenses

Premista

At Cine Gear 2019 PVC not only got to see the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm Large Format Cinema Zoom in action but we also got to watch the first every film shot with the Premista 28-100, “Rhinestone Blue.” The short film, shot by master cinematographer Tobias Schliessler, ASC and directed by his daughter, Aisha Schliessler. The […]

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Cine Gear: Panavision’s LCND. 1 Filter. 6 Stops of ND

LCND

During Cine Gear 2019 PVC took the time to visit with Panavision to learn more about their new LCND (Liquid Crystal ND). We wanted to know how Panavision was able to show us one piece of neutral density filter with six separate stops of light blocking ND. Seeing the LCND in action gives an appreciation […]

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Apple unveils modular Mac Pro + optional matte or glossy display

Apple unveils modular Mac Pro + optional matte or glossy display 2

Today at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference), the Cupertino company unveiled the new modular Mac Pro desktop workstation for 2019, plus its companion XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range) display with optional matte. The new Mac Pro starts at US$5999. A rack mountable version will also be available. The companion Pro Display XDR 6K display starts at […]

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Classic Course: Compound Blur

Classic Course: Compound Blur 4

An important concept in After Effects is the idea of a “blur map”: a layer that tells you how to blur another layer. This is often used in compositing – often in conjunction with multi-channel 3d renders – to help you create a sense of depth by blurring areas that the camera’s not focused on. […]

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ART OF THE CUT with the editors of “Yellowstone”

ART OF THE CUT with the editors of "Yellowstone" 5

The TV show Yellowstone, on the Paramount Network, is directed by Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan also wrote and directed the chilling crime drama, Wind River. His editor on that project was Gary Roach, ACE. Roach was nominated for an ACE EDDIE and for an Oscar for his editing of American Sniper. His other films include Jersey […]

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Pursuit Aviation: new way of shooting aerial scenes from inside helicopters

Pursuit Aviation: new way of shooting aerial scenes

Pursuit Aviation and XM2 announce a first-of-its-kind setup inside a helicopter that delivers an entirely new way of shooting aerial scenes, so DPs or camera operators take flight. Announced during Cine Gear Expo 2019, the new Whiskey Wheels System results from a collaboration between Pursuit Aviation and XM2, The team developed what can be considered […]

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AI in broadcasting: optimizing production and distribution of content

AI in broadcasting: optimizing production and distribution of content 13

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for broadcasting applications has moved past in-lab research demonstrations and theoretical constructs, and solutions are being used in real-world broadcasts. The use of Artificial Intelligence in broadcasting is far wider than some may believe, and the number of examples from 2018 confirms that new broadcasting technologies driven by artificial […]

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