Author Archives: Jon Fauer

Best Unexpected Product of NAB

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Sometimes the most unexpected thing pops up at NAB, and success surprises even its own manufacturer. True Lens Services rolled out a newly re-housed Cooke Series 1 to go with their updated cam-focus PL mount rehoused Panchro series 2 and…

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Angenieux Style

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Angenieux’s stylish annual NAB party for distributors, customers, and rental houses took place Tuesday night at Tryst. The usual notable suspects were twirling on the dance floor,   enjoying the ambiance and fine dining, and watching Yoginis floating by in…

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Panavision Primo 70

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Panavision officially announced their long-awaited Primo 70 series lenses — for 35mm digital motion picture cameras.  Presented in proof of concept Powerpoint in a SMPTE paper last year for a 70mm camera, these lenses are now offered for specially Panavised…

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RED Runway

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RED once again wowed with creative, imaginative NAB booth presentation — a full-on fashion runway show with models…photographed of course RED 19 megapixel cameras with cool portrait-landscape mode tripod cradle.

New NAB stuff

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Lots of new NAB gear that didn’t make it into FDTimes April Edition: AJA announces 4K 35mm camera(s). Blackmagic announces 4K 35mm camera(s). Blackmagic announces Cintel 4K film scanner. Panasonic announces 4K 35mm with Codex RAW back. ARRI Studio mattebox…

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Sony F55 ENG & Doc Dock

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  Sony introduced a totally new F5/F55 shoulder dock. From the people who brought you many shoulder-resting ENG camcorders—this kit provides familiar camcorder functions to the F5/F55. Basically, it’s a base and rear that attaches to the bottom of the…

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Sony α7s 4K Camera

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My favorite part of Sony’s annual NAB press conference is the new product  unveiling. This year, it was Mr. Shigeki Ishizuka, Sony Deputy President of Imaging Products (he’s in charge of still and motion picture cameras) who announced the new…

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FDTimes NAB Booth C10006

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  Setting up at NAB 2014. You’ll find us when the show opens on Monday under the Film and Digital Times Airstar balloon in Booth C10006 — next to Sony, across Band Pro and Pole Cam.

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ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom 9.5-18 mm

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  More details on ARRI’s UWZ 9.5-18 mm T2.9 Ultra Wide Zoom. But first some thoughts on where it might be used, and on what kind of scenes: underwater, aerials, POVs from trains, planes, automobiles. The 8R is a wonderful lens,…

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Angénieux Style & Servos

Angénieux Style Zoom Lenses Angénieux introduces a new line of lenses and the Angénieux Servo Unit (ASU) at NAB. The new Optimo Style series will consist of 3 zooms: 2 handheld, 1 full size. The 16-40 and 30-76 are lightweight…

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Anamorphic Screenings at NAB

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Servicevision will screen their Scorpiolens 2x Anamorphic short “Walk in Barcelona” at NAB on Wed. April 9 from 10am – 6pm in room S107, every 2 hours.
Their 35, 40, 50, 75, and 100 mm Scorpiolens 2x anamorphics will be on display in their booth, C10542.

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Canon 17-120 T2.9-3.9 w/ Servo Grip

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This is Canon’s first 35mm zoom lens with servo handgrip for documentary, handheld or ENG. Canon’s 17-120 mm T2.9-3.9 zoom seems impossibly small for a lens that can deliver superb image quality with so much range. The servo focus/iris/zoom handgrip…

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32 New Hawk Anamorphics

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Things have been too quiet at Vantage. With all the recent news of new anamorphic lenses from A through Z (Angenieux, Cooke, Scorpio, ZEISS/ARRI) – the company in Weiden building Hawk anamorphics for the past 20 years has been uncharacteristically…

Look: Cooke NYC Test

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New York Test of Cooke Anamorphics now on Vimeo. Credits: Presented by Handheld Films, Cooke Optics, Goldcrest Post Production Director/Cameraman Jon Fauer, ASC Line Producer Marc Paturet First Camera Assistant Timothée Arene Second Camera Assistant Shaun Malkovich Gaffer Jackson Lorentz…

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Fujinon Cabrio 25-300 T3.5

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Lens announcements are heating up today. Fujinon announcement for NAB: a new 25-300 mm joins the growing Cabrio series PL zoom lens family. Its range extends beyond the familiar 10:1 ratio — offering a 12:1 zoom in a comfortable size…

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ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphics

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The new ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic 135 mm MA will be shown at NAB. The set made their debut at IBC Amsterdam in September 2012 with a 50 mm T1.9. The MA 35 mm T1.9 and 75 mm T1.9 were unveiled…

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Preview NAB Edition

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Download a free 12-page PDF preview of Film and Digital Times’ NAB Edition. But lots more is coming. The complete 96-page epic is brimming with new and up-to-now NDA (non-disclosure) products — printing in a secret location, delivering to NAB in undisclosed…

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Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt JBOD

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Use the 4 drives from your old Mac Pro with your new Mac Pro in a new Thunderbolt enclosure from Promise. The Promise Pegasus2 R4 “Diskless” System lets us remove the 4 drives from an old Mac Pro tower and…

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Codex Action Cam

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  FDTimes begins a few online teasers and excerpts from our upcoming 96-page NAB edition. Codex gets into the camera business.  At NAB 2014, Codex Digital introduces Action CAM, a tiny camera with big potential. Why is this so interesting…

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NAB Show

04/05 – 04/10
NAB 2014: Film and Digital Times: NAB Booth C10006

Visit Film and Digital Times Booth C10006 (next to Sony, across Band Pro) for Free NAB Edition of Film and Digital Times (Issue 60, April 2014) Schedule: Lectures and Conferences Saturday April 5 – Sunday April 6 Exhibits Monday April 7…

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