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Nitecore Superior Prime: a completely new line of Cinema lenses

Nitecore Superior Prime: a completely new line of Cinema lenses

Featuring interchangeable PL, Canon EF and Sony E mounts for the needs of different camera users, the Nitecore Superior Prime family of full frame lenses offers five focal lengths from…

NAB panel: The Future of HDR in Cinema

NAB panel: The Future of HDR in Cinema

Saturday saw a panel session on “The Future in High Dynamic Range – Are You Ready?” as part of the “Future of Cinema” conference track at NAB 2018. Herewith, my…

An Exclusive Look at the​ ​New​ ​EVA-1​ ​from​ ​Panasonic

An Exclusive Look at the​ ​New​ ​EVA-1​ ​from​ ​Panasonic

On​ ​September​ ​14th,​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Super35​ ​EVA-1​ ​from​ ​Panasonic​ ​was​ ​presented​ ​for​ ​evaluation​ ​at the​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Motion​ ​Picture​ ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Sciences,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​three​ ​shorts​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lovely…

JVC GY-LS300 adds 4:2:2 internal 4K recording

JVC GY-LS300 adds 4:2:2 internal 4K recording

At NAB 2017, JVC Professional Video just announced the free version 4.0 firmware upgrade for its GY-LS300CH 4KCAM Super 35mm handheld camcorder. This update increases color resolution to…

A Conversation with Michael Frediani, SOC

A Conversation with Michael Frediani, SOC

Filmtools recently sat down with Michael Frediani, SOC to discuss his nearly 30 year long career as a camera operator. In the ensuing interview, former Society of Camera Operators president…

5 Things: Offline/Online Workflows

5 Things: Offline/Online Workflows

What’s old is new again: Offline / online workflows. Michael explores what they are and how to choose which one works best for you…

Jazzing Up Graphics with Cinema 4D

Jazzing Up Graphics with Cinema 4D

In this webinar find out how to create and animate objects in 3D with Cinema 4D…

P+S Technik Announces 70-200 1.5x Anamorphic Zoom Lens

P+S Technik Announces 70-200 1.5x Anamorphic Zoom Lens

At Cine Gear 2016 P+S Technik added a second Cinemascope lens to their repertoire. The New 70-200mm anamorphic zoom will compliment their original anamorphic zoom, the 35-70mm…

Blocking Before Coffee

Blocking Before Coffee

Feature film: first day. The crew and I start to run out of things to prepare; the director is 45 minutes late, despite the nervous producer’s assurances that…

Lost in NAB’s noise: Craft camera

Lost in NAB’s noise: Craft camera

Last Monday, April 18, an hour before NAB 2016 opened, Craft Camera’s website started taking reservations on a new, modular camera system, offering Super16mm HD or Super35mm true 4K…

From Photography To Video Part 3: Frame Rate, Shutter Speed and the Moving Image

From Photography To Video Part 3: Frame Rate, Shutter Speed and the Moving Image

In this article, I felt it was important to explain the differences between shooting for motion as opposed to still since videography – filmmaking if you will – requires a…

Run & Gun Shooting with a Blackmagic URSA

Run & Gun Shooting with a Blackmagic URSA

It’s no understatement, the Blackmagic URSA is a “husky” camera. Some could even say it needs to go on a diet, but should all those extra…

Best Sony Cameras for Video

Best Sony Cameras for Video

Sony continues to kick out more and more cameras, yet which one is best for you and the job you have on hand…

DIY DCP

DIY DCP

You used to hear a whir, the sound of sprockets pulling film from a 15 pound reel at a relentless 90 feet per minute. Then the thpt of a splice…

Blockbusters Invade Cine Gear Expo 2015

Blockbusters Invade Cine Gear Expo 2015

Cine Gear Expo, being held at Paramount Studios June 4-7, 2015, is the place to go if you want to know the latest about gear and the art and…