Arri Announces ALEXA XT Support for New ProRes 4444 XQ Codec

Arri Announces ALEXA XT Support for New ProRes 4444 XQ Codec

Apple just released Final Cut Pro 10.1.2, which has a host of new features including improved media management tools, Rec709 LUT support for Log footage (Arri, Sony, Canon, and Blackmagic cameras), 3DLUT support for the Arri AMIRA, and support for their new ProRes 4444 XQ codec. The new codec is 12 bit RGB, just like [...]

4K Camera Workflows – Raw, Video, Proxy

4K Camera Workflows – Raw, Video, Proxy

  With today’s latest technologies, “4K” has become more than a buzzword and interest in acquiring in 4K is growing. Recently, I wrote an article for ProductionHub’s new 4KHUB discussing my experience with the Producers Guild of America and how they wanted to understand the deeper implications of a 4K workflow. To make things clearer, [...]

Arri’s New AMIRA Color Tool

Arri’s New AMIRA Color Tool

One of the most important features of the new Arri AMIRA is its ability to load 3D LUTs (Look Up Tables), which really allows you to modify the way the camera looks. The ALEXA allows for basic LUTs with ASC CDL adjustments, but the AMIRA goes a step beyond that to allow for full customization [...]

Arri’s New AMIRA Color Tool

Arri’s New AMIRA Color Tool

One of the most important features of the new Arri AMIRA is its ability to load 3D LUTs (Look Up Tables), which really allows you to modify the way the camera looks. The ALEXA allows for basic LUTs with ASC CDL adjustments, but the AMIRA goes a step beyond that to allow for full customization [...]

Creating and Importing LUTs for the Sony F5/F55

Creating and Importing LUTs for the Sony F5/F55

In the latest firmware version 4.0 for the F5/F55, Sony added the ability to load custom 3D LUTs. This enables you to see the look you want on set while recording in Raw or Log. Many have been asking about this feature for some time now, and Sony has now made it available. In the [...]

At the Bench: C500 & Odyssey7Q 4K Raw/HD Recording

At the Bench: C500 & Odyssey7Q 4K Raw/HD Recording

Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q is a versatile recorder/monitor that’s a perfect match for the Canon C500. The Odyssey7Q acts as a great onboard monitor and is capable of recording multiple formats from multiple cameras, but when paired with the C500, it allows for 4K Raw, 2K and HD external recording. What’s especially useful with this combo is [...]

NAB 2014: Arri AMIRA

NAB 2014: Arri AMIRA

Back at last year’s IBC show, Arri revealed their new AMIRA camera, and at NAB this year we are lucky enough to have one in our booth. Aimed at ENG and documentary productions, the AMIRA features a compact design and the same sensor found in the ALEXA. Arri has definitely taken into consideration the needs [...]

NAB 2014: Atomos Shogun & Ninja Star

NAB 2014: Atomos Shogun & Ninja Star

At NAB this year, Atomos is displaying a number of great new accessories at their booth, and I was able to learn a bit more about them courtesy of CEO Jeremy Young. First, he gave me a closer look at the Shogun, a new seven-inch recorder that allows users to capture ProRes 4K or CinemaDNG [...]

NAB 2014: AJA LUT-box

NAB 2014: AJA LUT-box

At AJA’s booth, I got a chance to take a look at their new LUT-box, which, true to its name, allows you to load 3D LUTs and output to HDMI and SDI monitors. Approximately the same size as one of AJA’s mini-converters, the LUT-box supports multiple LUT formats and can be easily controlled via the free [...]

NAB 2014: Zacuto Gratical HD

NAB 2014: Zacuto Gratical HD

I stopped by the Zacuto booth to talk to Steve Weiss about their new Gratical HD. The Gratical HD is an OLED EVF with 1280×1024 resolution and a high-quality diopter. Other key features include HDMI and HD-SDI in/out (HDMI cross-conversion to SDI), waveform, vectorscope, histogram, and LUTs. Watch the video above as Steve talks a little [...]

NAB 2014: Panasonic VariCam 35

NAB 2014: Panasonic VariCam 35

One of the biggest pre-NAB announcements came from Panasonic with their new VariCam 35 and HS. We blogged about them when the two versions were first revealed, but at NAB I got a chance to get an even closer look at the VariCam 35. With a modular design, full compliment of outputs, and the ability to record [...]

At the Bench: New Firmware & Features for the Odyssey7Q

At the Bench: New Firmware & Features for the Odyssey7Q

Convergent Design has been busy building new firmware for the Odyssey7Q. In the latest firmware, they announced support for 4K Raw data from the Sony FS700, ProRes recording, and much more. Watch my video above to learn about the new features that we really like here at AbelCine and how the camera interfaces with the [...]