At the Bench: Sony Optical Disc Archive System

At the Bench: Sony Optical Disc Archive System

Sony is known for their reliable and proven Optical Disc technology. Many of us have countless numbers of their XDCAM discs on our shelves serving as an archive, just like we used to do with tape stock. Sony has recognized the need to archive material in a larger format with the same reliability (up to […]

At the Bench: Sony Optical Disc Archive System

At the Bench: Sony Optical Disc Archive System

Sony is known for their reliable and proven Optical Disc technology. Many of us have countless numbers of their XDCAM discs on our shelves serving as an archive, just like we used to do with tape stock. Sony has recognized the need to archive material in a larger format with the same reliability (up to […]

A Tour of the Panasonic VariCam 35 & HS

A Tour of the Panasonic VariCam 35 & HS

With the new Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam HS cameras now shipping, I’m excited to give you a full tour of the camera system and its features. My first video, above, is an in-depth look at the cameras’ external controls, including a demonstration of how to separate the body and the head. In the second video, below, I […]

Understanding Digital Cinema Principles Through Photoshop

Understanding Digital Cinema Principles Through Photoshop

At AbelCine we hold a lot of events aimed at helping still photographers move into the world of cinematography or add video to their creative tool kit. These “Stills To Motion” events are focused on the art of cinema, as well as the latest camera technology. At one such event, we discussed the RAW and Log modes […]

Panasonic Launches VariCam Site

Panasonic has a new website dedicated to the VariCam 35 and HS. Here you can find updated firmware, LUTs, white papers, workflows and other useful documents. They just added a great white paper on V-Log that is interesting and gives you and idea of how Panasonic processes log images in their cameras. You can also […]

Decimator MD-HX Cross Converter

I don’t know about you, but I’m always needing to convert between SDI and HDMI, and of course I always have the opposite converter that I need. Blackmagic, AJA, Atomos, and others all make great converters that go either HDMI to SDI or SDI to HDMI, but no one has a version that goes either […]

These Ain’t Your Momma’s P2 Cards

These Ain't Your Momma's P2 Cards

The Panasonic P2 memory format has an impressive legacy. It was the first, widely available, professional solid-state media format for cameras. Panasonic took a bold leap introducing this new ‘tapeless’ format back in 2004, and it caused quite a stir. Being one of the first meant they had to explain the process of downloading media to filmmakers who […]

Zacuto Gratical HD EVF Updates

The Zacuto Gratical HD Micro-OLED EVF is now available for pre-order at AbelCine. We are one of the few exclusive pre-order resellers, and have it at a reduced price of $3,600. After January 15th, retail price will be $3,800 and the pre-order price will no longer be available. It will be begin shipping in January 2015. […]

Zacuto Gratical HD EVF Updates

The Zacuto Gratical HD Micro-OLED EVF is now available for pre-order at AbelCine. We are one of the few exclusive pre-order resellers, and have it at a reduced price of $3,600. After January 15th, retail price will be $3,800 and the pre-order price will no longer be available. It will be begin shipping in January 2015. […]

SxS Pro+ Support in ALEXA

Since the release of SUP 10.0.01 for the ALEXA, we’ve received a couple questions about support for SxS Pro+ cards in the ALEXA Classic camera. The good news is that both the SxS PRO+ 64 GB (SBP-64B) and the SxS PRO+ 128 GB cards (SBP-128B) will be supported fully in this camera. That gives you […]

SxS Pro+ Support in ALEXA

Since the release of SUP 10.0.01 for the ALEXA we’ve received a couple questions about support for SxS Pro+ cards in the ALEXA Classic camera. The good news is that both the SxS PRO+ 64 GB (SBP-64B) and the SxS PRO+ 128 GB cards (SBP-128B) will be supported fully in this camera. That gives you […]

ALEXA SUP 10.0.1 is Out

The ALEXA Software Update Packet (SUP) 10.0.1 is now ready to download. SUP 10.0.1 fixes the distorted image recording bug in SUP 10.0. It includes updated viewfinder software, so the viewfinder should be attached during the installation. Some other key features include: Apple ProRes 4444 XQ recording, support for Sony 64GB and 128GB SxS PRO+ memory […]