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 […]

IBC 2014: Wooden Camera Director’s Monitor Cage & Recorder Slide

IBC 2014: Wooden Camera Director's Monitor Cage & Recorder Slide

Wooden Camera has always been known for innovative accessory ideas. In this video, Ryan from Wooden Camera shows off their new Director’s Monitor Cage, which is a height-adjustable, lightweight system that can accommodate a wide range of monitors, including popular ones from TVLogic, Convergent Design, and SmallHD. The Director’s Monitor Cage also has mounting options […]

IBC 2014: Zeiss Servo Prototype for Compact Zooms

IBC 2014: Zeiss Servo Prototype for Compact Zooms

Zeiss announced last week that they would be showing off a prototype of their servo unit for compact zooms at IBC this year and during the show I was able to stop by their booth and take a look. Helmut Lenhof, Product Manager at Zeiss, was nice enough to take a few moments and give […]

IBC 2014: Zeiss Servo Prototype for Compact Zooms

IBC 2014: Zeiss Servo Prototype for Compact Zooms

Zeiss announced last week that they would be showing off a prototype of their servo unit for compact zooms at IBC this year and during the show I was able to stop by their booth and take a look. Helmut Lenhof, Product Manager at Zeiss, was nice enough to take a few moments and give [...]

IBC 2014: Sony F5 & F55 Updates

IBC 2014: Sony F5 & F55 Updates

Sony has announced several updates for the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55, including firmware version 5.0, due out in December. Version 5.0 adds several features, but also preps the camera for several big hardware updates. Firmware v5.0 Interval recording Memory A/B white balance in Custom mode Assignable color bars on/off Assignable viewfinder magnification on/off Simultaneous recording with […]

IBC 2014: Panasonic VariCam 35 Updates

IBC 2014: Panasonic VariCam 35 Updates

There’s definitely been a lot of buzz around Panasonic’s new VariCams (the 4K VariCam 35 and the high-speed VariCam HS) since last year’s NAB show, so I made sure to stop by Panasonic’s IBC booth this year. If you recall, Panasonic previously introduced two models: the VariCam 35 (Super-35mm 4K MOS sensor) and the VariCam HS (high […]

IBC 2014: Sony Introduces the New PXW-FS7 Camera

IBC 2014: Sony Introduces the New PXW-FS7 Camera

Sony has just announced the newest member to the XDCAM family, the PXW-FS7, and we were able to stop by Sony’s IBC booth to get a closer look. Expected to ship this October, the FS7 is an E-mount Super 35 camera that records to XQD cards. It has been designed with ergonomics in mind, featuring a […]