NAB 2015: Panasonic Booth Updates

NAB 2015: Panasonic Booth Updates

I visited the Panasonic booth at NAB to look at some new products. The first one is the VariCam Extension Unit, a modular system with a recorder and a head that can be separated. This extension unit allows you to send the data from the head back into the recorder and allows you to go […]

NAB 2015: ALEXA Mini & Camera Mobility Options

NAB 2015: ALEXA Mini & Camera Mobility Options

We recently covered the breakthrough mobility of the ALEXA Mini, and we have the camera in our NAB booth this year. In the first configuration, it is fully rigged out with Arri accessories including a shoulder plate and battery plate. Although the camera is small and lightweight at 5 lbs, it can be built up for standard operation. […]

NAB 2015: Sony FS7 & Monitor Updates

NAB 2015: Sony FS7 & Monitor Updates

Today I met with Juan Martinez, the Senior Product Manager at Sony, to check out the new Sony FS7 with Version 2.0 Firmware that launched just before NAB. The new firmware has three important new features: 4-channel audio input and support for ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422.  I also got a sneak peak of […]

NAB 2015: Cinema Trends

NAB 2015: Cinema Trends

NAB is upon us, and while we are already seeing lots of new announcements, the show itself will be filled with even more surprises. We often get asked what to expect from the show and what you should check out. While we can’t give away too much, we know this will be an exciting year. So for all […]

NAB 2015: Cinema Trends

NAB 2015: Cinema Trends

NAB is upon us, and while we are already seeing lots of new announcements, the show itself will be filled with even more surprises. We often get asked what to expect from the show and what you should check out. While we can’t give away too much, we know this will be an exciting year. So for all […]

ALEXA Mini Accessories

ALEXA Mini Accessories

Wondering how you are going to build up your ALEXA Mini? Arri has released an official configuration guide to go over some of the required and optional accessories you’ll need to get the camera ready to go. The guide showcases options for EVF and accessory mounting, studio base plate mounting solutions, and a shoulder mount option. Also, […]

ALEXA Mini Accessories

ALEXA Mini Accessories

Wondering how you are going to build up your ALEXA Mini? Arri has released an official configuration guide to go over some of the required and optional accessories you’ll need to get the camera ready to go. The guide showcases options for EVF and accessory mounting, studio base plate mounting solutions, and a shoulder mount option. Also, […]

At the Bench: Canon Cine-Servo 50-1000

At the Bench: Canon Cine-Servo 50-1000

A few months ago, Canon introduced their new CN20x50 IAS lens, which features an impressive focal range of 50mm-1000mm at T5.0 to T8.9. A Super 35mm lens with this focal length and zoom ratio is very rare, but it certainly has many applications in sports and nature documentary situations. The lens is 4K-ready, with an image circle of 31.4mm, […]

High Dynamic Range Explained

High Dynamic Range Explained

For years we have been hearing about the next great innovation in television displays. 3D, 4K, curved, you name it, there is always a new buzzword that is used to push consumers to buy new TVs. These display trends certainly mirror the trends in camera technology, both the good and the bad. The latest buzzword that […]

New Footage from the Panasonic VariCam

Now that the VariCam has started shipping, and has found its way into the hands of rental houses and DPs alike, new footage has started to appear all over the web. The camera is also being used on some exciting new TV shows. Here is where you can see the VariCam 35 and HS in action […]

New Footage from the Panasonic VariCam

Now that the VariCam has started shipping, and has found its way into the hands of rental houses and DPs alike, new footage has started to appear all over the web. The camera is also being used on some exciting new TV shows. Here is where you can see the VariCam 35 and HS in action […]

New Footage from the Panasonic VariCam

Now that the VariCam has started shipping, and has found its way into the hands of rental houses and DPs alike, new footage has started to appear all over the web. The camera is also being used on some exciting new TV shows. Here is where you can see the VariCam 35 and HS in action […]