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 […]

New Sony FS7 Scene Files from AbelCine

New Sony FS7 Scene Files from AbelCine

The Sony FS7 camera is shipping in quantity now, and we’ve had a lot of requests for some of our custom scene files. We’ve put together five files in our usual flavors, along with new matching files for the Sony F5. These files are designed both to change the camera’s look, and make matching the FS7 and F5 cameras easier. Our […]

New Sony FS7 Scene Files from AbelCine

New Sony FS7 Scene Files from AbelCine

The Sony FS7 camera is shipping in quantity now, and we’ve had a lot of requests for some of our custom scene files. We’ve put together five files in our usual flavors, along with new matching files for the Sony F5. These files are designed both to change the camera’s look, and make matching the FS7 and F5 cameras easier. Our […]

At the Bench: mLogic mTape LTO-6 System

At the Bench: mLogic mTape LTO-6 System

Data archiving is not something most of us want to think about, but it’s a reality that all filmmakers have to face today. The demand for lower compression and higher resolution material is increasing, meaning that we all eat through hard drives much faster. On the bright side, archiving is getting easier and more affordable […]

Panasonic Releases New Firmware for VariCam 35 & HS

Panasonic Releases New Firmware for VariCam 35 & HS

Panasonic has just released new firmware for the VariCam 35 and HS cameras. This update includes some of the most anticipated features for these new cameras, and it’s completely free. First off is ProRes HQ recording (in HD) on both the 35 and HS, a must have for many productions. This format comes on top […]

Panasonic Releases New Firmware for VariCam 35 & HS

Panasonic Releases New Firmware for VariCam 35 & HS

Panasonic has just released new firmware for the VariCam 35 and HS cameras. This update includes some of the most anticipated features for these new cameras, and it’s completely free. First off is ProRes HQ recording (in HD) on both the 35 and HS, a must have for many productions. This format comes on top […]

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 […]