anamorphic

Cine Gear: Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF Lenses

Cine Gear: Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF Lenses

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…

Cine Gear 2019: Panavision Shows Off Entire Lens Line Up

Cine Gear 2019: Panavision Shows Off Entire Lens Line Up

According to Panavision, the PanaSpeed lens line-up is a large-format update of the classic Primo look. At T1.4, the PanaSpeed lenses will be the fastest large-format…

Moment Pro Camera: zebra stripes and focus peaking for smartphones

Moment Pro Camera: zebra stripes and focus peaking for smartphones

Zebra stripes, focus peaking and, if you use Android, RAW+JPG and other additional features, all inside your smartphone. It’s the hugest Moment Pro Camera app update…ever…

NAB 2019: P+S Technik TECHNOVISION CLASSIC 1.5X Lenses

NAB 2019: P+S Technik TECHNOVISION CLASSIC 1.5X Lenses

Sometimes, actually, quite often cinematography is about delivering an image with character and art. Lenses can help one achieve a unique look in-camera. P+S Technik has a series…

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and shoot whatever comes to mind. It’s a sickness…

Lens dynamic range: coatings, contrast and color

Lens dynamic range: coatings, contrast and color

There was a time in the distant past when I thought of lenses as transparent glass. Film and digital sensors have dynamic range, but lenses are merely optics. Right? Wrong…

Lens coverage, sensor size, and pushing the limits

Lens coverage, sensor size, and pushing the limits

Sensors and lenses don’t always get along. In the HDR and UHD world, it’s important to test, test, test. Recently I shot a diffraction test meant…

New Lindsey Optics Brilliant² Rota-Streak filters for cinematography

New Lindsey Optics Brilliant² Rota-Streak filters for cinematography

Based on a unique manufacturing method, the Brilliant² Rota-Streak Filters from Lindsey Optics, available in seven types and six colours, create anamorphic streaks and other creative lens flares. The…

PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for iOS and Android smartphones

PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for iOS and Android smartphones

PhotoCineView allows DPs to carry a Director’s Viewfinder in their pocket, to frame the set as classic DVs do, but does more, like allowing to visually compare the results…

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

Quick note: if you’re coming to Portland OR for the PNW Lens Summit, you can get 20% off lodging at The Mark Spencer Hotel (no, not that Mark…

Explore 8K with Panavision at SXSW 2018

Explore 8K with Panavision at SXSW 2018

Panavision’s Dan Sasaki, Aaron Kroger and Sean Dunckley will be present for an interactive discussion about 8K large format during a Panavision presentation at SXSW. The South by Southwest…

The large format look, continued: shallow focus and stressing old lenses

The large format look, continued: shallow focus and stressing old lenses

I’ve been getting some play time with RED’s new Weapon camera with a Monstro sensor at Videofax in San Francisco. Jim Rolin, one of Videofax’s owners and…

Panavision takes large-format filmmaking to Camerimage

Panavision takes large-format filmmaking to Camerimage

A Masterclass by Oscar-winner John Toll, ASC, an 8K workshop, screening of DXL footage in HDR format and demonstrations by Panalux and Lee Filters are part of Panavision’s…

Term of the week: Anamorphic

Term of the week: Anamorphic

Anamorphic: some filmmaker’s love a wide frame. Find out how anamorphic works in this week’s glossary term from moviola.com…

Behind the Scenes with Sony CineAlta VENICE

Behind the Scenes with Sony CineAlta VENICE

Sony presented it as the next generation motion picture camera system with forward thinking full frame sensor, phenomenal color science and user-friendly operation. See with your own eyes what…