ARRI ALEXA XT Open Gate & Resolve Support

ARRI ALEXA XT Open Gate & Resolve Support

The ALEXA XT has the same size sensor as previous models, but with its increased processing power, it can now record the full sensor area all at once. The ALEXA Plus 4:3, Studio, and M can all record in 4:3 or 16:9 modes; the XT models can do all that, as well as featuring a [...]

Arri Adds ProRes Ultra HD Recording to the AMIRA

Arri Adds ProRes Ultra HD Recording to the AMIRA

Today Arri announced that they will offer a new software upgrade for the AMIRA, which will allow it to record ProRes Ultra HD files (at a resolution of 3840×2160). The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase at the online Arri License Shop by the end of 2014. Many people have been waiting for a 4K [...]

Arri Adds ProRes Ultra HD Recording to the AMIRA

Arri Adds ProRes Ultra HD Recording to the AMIRA

Today Arri announced that they will offer a new software upgrade for the AMIRA, which will allow it to record ProRes Ultra HD files (at a resolution of 3840×2160). The upgrade is expected to be available for purchase at the online Arri License Shop by the end of 2014. Many people have been waiting for a 4K [...]

At the Bench: Formatt-Hitech Firecrest IRND Filters

At the Bench: Formatt-Hitech Firecrest IRND Filters

With today’s modern camera sensors being so sensitive to light, we often have to use ND filters. Traditional ND filters are designed to neutrally reduce all light, but will not adequately cut the infrared or far red light that causes problems in many cameras. Infrared pollution can make dark fabrics look red or magenta, which [...]

Making The Match with 3D LUTs

Making The Match with 3D LUTs

Our scene file blogs have always been some of our most popular posts, and our specialists get many questions regarding how to create matching scene files for different cameras. Last year I actually wrote an article for HDVideoPro called Making the Match, where I discussed step-by-step how I go about doing this. In that article, [...]

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 [...]