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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]