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Vocas LPL and PL Mounts

The Vocas camera accessory line will be shown at NAB 2019 in the booths of several leading brands such as Angenieux, Atomos, Panasonic, Spirit Labs, etc. read more…

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Sony α7R IV – 61 Megapixels

Sony launched their new full-frame mirrorless a7R IV (model ILCE-7RM4) today. With a new 61 megapixel sensor, this is Sony’s highest resolution full-frame camera. It has a totally new sensor—the first major update for Alpha still cameras since 2015. The full-frame sensor measures 35.7×23.8mm. We estimate the pixel pitch around 3.6 microns. Maximum resolution for stills is 9504 x 6336. Gone may… read more…

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SIGMA Classic Primes

At the SIGMA launch in Tokyo, CEO Kazuto Yamaki kept pulling rabbits out of the hat. Actually, no rabbits and no hat — just gasps of astonishment when a SIGMA Classic Prime appeared in his hand on stage. Uncoated inside, mildly coated on the outside front and rear element surfaces, these are flarey, classic, vintage primes that will make Samuel… read more…

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SIGMA FP 4K Full Frame 12-bit RAW Camera

Fortissimo Pianissimo. fp. The New SIGMA FP camera was introduced in Tokyo on Thursday evening. SIGMA CEO Kazurto Yamaki calls it a “deconstructed digital imaging device.” It seamlessly bridges the gaps from still photography to video, from smart phone to Directors Finder. Astonishingly, it shoots Full Frane 4K 12-bit RAW internally. It has an L mount (20m FFD) and is… read more…

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SIGMA L Mount & E-Mount Lens Launch

Today in Tokyo, SIGMA introduces the first 3 models in a new series of full-frame lenses for mirrorless cameras. The SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art is a large-diameter, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for L-Mount and Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is astonishingly compact – almost impossibly small. The SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is described by SIGMA as “The world’s first autofocus 35mm F1.2 L-Mount and Sony E-mount lens for full-frame mirrorless systems. F1.2 maximum aperture.” The SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is an all-purpose lens that is intended to travel with the camera at all times, ready for rapid street photography and any other shot you might want to grab at a moment’s notice. read more…

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C

This is the next episode in Game of Formats, and a very exciting saga it promises to be. Hasselblad introduced their new X1D II 50C mirrorless Medium Format digital camera today. It has the same lens mount as the original X1D introduced in 2016 and many improvements. The XCD lens mount has an 18.3mm flange focal depth and ~61mm Inside Diameter. That’s an extremely short distance from the lens mount to the sensor, which is nice. Google “Hasselblad XCD Adapters” and you’ll see many mechanical mounts. The 50 megapixel CMOS sensor has 5.3μm photosites. It measures 43.8 x 32.9 mm, which is 54.78mm diagonal. read more…

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Panasonic S1H: Full Frame 24p, 6K

S1H The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H launched at 12:30pm at Cine Gear on May 31, 2019. The S1H is a full-frame, 36mm x 24mm sensor, 24p, 6K video camera “hiding” in the body of a DSLM. The shape makes it great as a grab camera, handheld, on rigs, gimbals, drones, or fully outfitted with a studio rig. It gets interesting when… read more…

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FDTimes June 2019 Online & at Cine Gear

Film and Digital Times June 2019 Issue 95 is now online. Go to fdtimes.com top left for details and download. We are also at Cine Gear. Visit us in booth 207 in the New York Streets. read more…

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Angénieux Optimo Prime Flying In

Enroute AF 072 CDG-LAX. May 29. Flying in to Cine Gear

Across the aisle on Air France 072 from Paris to LAX is a 40mm prototype Angénieux Optimo Prime. It is carefully hand-carried by Angénieux executives Severine Serrano, Christophe Remontet and Emmanuel Sprauel — heading for Cine Gear this Friday-Saturday. See the framegrabs in the post as well. read more…

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New Preston Hand Unit 4 HU4

New Preston Hand Unit HU4 to be introduced at Cine Gear. Features
35% lighter weight than HU3 with Micro Force zoom.
Adjustable focus knob drag.
LED triplet provides uniform focus scale illumination.
Super-rugged tactile switches rated for 10 million cycles.
Menu items can be accessed either by tactile keys or touch screen entry.
Large sunlight-visible 4.63″ diagonal display.
Large display fonts make lens data easy to read.
Reversible black/white background for interior/exterior use.
Focus, Iris, and Zoom scales are precisely represented.
Non-linear iris scales are mapped to a linear scale. read more…

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Angenieux Optimo Prime Lenses

Cannes, France. Thursday May 23. Angenieux announces Optimo Prime Lenses. Full Frame 46.5mm image circle coverage Maximum aperture 1.8 T-stop. 21mm, 28mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 135mm for the initial 6-lens production run scheduled for delivery Fall 2020. The complete 12-lens set will include the above focal lengths and 18mm, 32mm, and 100mm lenses delivering Winter 2020; and 24mm, 60mm and 200mm… read more…

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Teradek RT CTRL.3

The Teradek RT CTRL.3 is a new, 3-axis wireless Focus, Iris and Zoom lens control. With built-in lens mapping, you can set up and calibrate the scales of your lenses and store the data inside the control unit— to be summoned up in an instant when you change lenses, thus avoiding time-consuming end-stop and focus mark setup. read more…

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Tokina Vista Primes

Planning for the Tokina Vista Primes began in 2013. During the early stages, Ryan Avery, VP of Formatt KT America and Tokina Cinema products, met with cinematographers to get feedback. He also came up with the name: Vista Primes. From the beginning the lenses have been designed to cover beyond Full Frame and cover the RED 8K VV sensor (46.7mm image diagonal) that was introduced in June 2015. The image illumination of the longer focal lengths covers the 5K image area of the Alexa 65 camera that was introduced a year earlier, in September 2014. The lenses came to market a year later, in 2016. read more…

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CVP Large Format Test with ARRI

CVP recently hosted a Large Format event in collaboration with ARRI at the CVP & ARRI Creative Space. The CVP team set up a test with the ALEXA LF, ALEXA Mini (fitted with LPL mount) and ARRI Signature primes. The lenses were 18, 25, 35, 47, 75 and 125 mm. The event was overseen by CVP Account Manager Aaron George, who prior to joining CVP in 2017, spent almost 12 years at ARRI as UK Head of Camera Service. read more…

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K & RAW

Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update eanbles Blackmagic RAW in the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) size 18.96 x 10 mm sensor. The lens mount has a Flange Focal Depth of 19.25mm and its inside diameter is nominally 40.2 mm Ø.

Blackmagic RAW is a new codec that combines the quality and benefits of RAW with the ease of use, speed and file sizes of traditional video formats. File sizes are smaller, which means recording time is longer. You’ll be able to record 2 hours of Blackmagic RAW in 4K on a single 256GB SD UHS-II card.    read more…

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SmallHD Cine 7 Monitor

You’re probably familiar with SmallHD’s system of “pages,” where you swipe the touchscreen to view various modes and functions.

The new SmallHD Cine 7 Monitor takes this another step, with screens for video, tools and now direct camera menu controls. read more…

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Vocas LPL Mount for Sony VENICE

Vocas has an LPL mount for Sony VENICE. It is an LPL to E-mount adapter. Vocas also has a PL-to-E-mount adapter. So now, you can mix and match LPL, PL and E-mount lenses. Vocas Systems Larenseweg 121 Hilversum (NH) 1221 CL The Netherlands Phone: +31 (0) 35 62 33 707  

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Teradek 4K Wireless Video

You’re the director of a Netflix show, shooting in 4K, viewing video on a gorgeous 4K HDR monitor. But you’re still tethered to the camera by cables because you don’t have 4K wireless. Or you’re watching wireless video when the camera is unleashed on Steadicam or gimbals—but it’s HD video, not 4K. You bellow, “When is Teradek going to build a 4K video wireless Bolt?”  Here it is. Teradek introduced the Bolt 4K Wireless video transmitter/receiver system at NAB 2019. read more…

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The Big Picture

Film and Digital Times April 2019 NAB Edition is now online, in print and in the mail.

Visit us at NAB Central Hall booth 10206 for free paper copies. read more…

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Preston Light Ranger 2W

Preston Cinema Systems will be showing their Light Ranger 2W prototype at NAB. Focus Pullers will be shouting with delight: “A lighter, smaller, game-changing, essential focus helper.” LR2W is a wide-angle, 48 degree version of the existing LR2, which covers 18 degrees. You will want both. read more…

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