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Arri Announces The Alexa Mini LF – Large Format In A Small Body

Arri Announces The Alexa Mini LF – Large Format In A Small Body

A rumor no more. Arri just announced the ALEXA MINI LF. Since Arri’s introduction of the ALEXA LF, the big brother to the Mini LF, rumors swirled when…

Vmicro and Amicro ultra-compact  battery packs from bebob at NAB 2019

Vmicro and Amicro ultra-compact battery packs from bebob at NAB 2019

Producers of batteries since 1995, bebob takes to NAB 2019 its Vmicro (V-mount) and Amicro (gold-mount compatible) 14.4V battery packs, with the lowest weight and footprint in…

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Accidents yield interesting truths. This is especially true in lens and camera tests, where it’s hard to know what to test for but there’s always something…

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…

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

I’ve worked with a lot of cameras, and I’ve always come back to ARRI cameras whenever I’ve had the chance. It’s just…

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…

PVC contributor Art Adams is ARRI’s new cinema lens specialist

PVC contributor Art Adams is ARRI’s new cinema lens specialist

The recent series of articles about lenses published by Art Adams here at ProVideo Coalition reflect his work as a trainer for the ARRI Academy. Now the company has invited…

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…

Signature Primes vs. Ultra Primes: The Pixel-Peeper’s Guide

Signature Primes vs. Ultra Primes: The Pixel-Peeper’s Guide

For nine months I’ve been working periodically as a trainer for the ARRI Academy. Recently we added an Alexa LF to the class, accompanied by a set of…

Casting the look of a camera into glass

Casting the look of a camera into glass

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with ARRI’s senior color designer, and I asked him the question I like to ask all camera manufacturers: “Why?&#8221…

Photometrics: all the information about ARRI products inside a smartphone

Photometrics: all the information about ARRI products inside a smartphone

ARRI continues to update regularly their free Photometrics App, having introduced last May updates for Android and iOS. The app has info oin ARRI products and allows users to create…

Large sensor lens coverage: taking old glass to the “breaking” point

Large sensor lens coverage: taking old glass to the “breaking” point

 Old glass and large sensors need a lot of testing. The results may surprise you. In this article I took a look at how older S35 lenses performed on a…

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

I like to see new cameras, but more importantly, I like getting my grubby hands on them to see if I like them or not. Thanks to Nashville-based Contrast…

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

The ARRI Academy isn’t only about learning how cameras work. We also teach how to use them. I’ve never seen a class as motivated as the…

Tentacle Sync E: a small and simple pocket sized timecode generator

Tentacle Sync E: a small and simple pocket sized timecode generator

With a newly designed body that looks better than the previous model, the new Tentacle Sync E enables professional and semiprofessional users to easily synchronize audio and video. Synchronization of…