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Paralinx ACE

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Paralinx updated their ACE close-range, zero delay, uncompressed wireless system. The chassis is improved and the DC IN connector is now a professional grade 2-pin LEMO. read more…

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Teradek Color Cine

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COLR CINE is a new version of Teradek COLR with updated features and a new set of outputs. read more…

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GDU Tilt/Swing Plate

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Global Dynamics United makes the best looking compact tilt/swing plate I’ve seen. It’s simple and quick to use. The GDU Tilt 20 is designed to tilt 20 degrees up or down. You can use it bolted to a piece of plywood as a low hat, attached to a car mount, or just flat on the ground. read more…

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Teradek Sphere

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Teradek’s new Sphere is the core to monitoring a stitched 360 degree VR  quad HD stream wirelessly—without seeing yourself in the shot. It’s like VR Video Assist. Sphere also can do live web streaming of 360 VR content to compatible online platforms. read more…

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LED Lens Projector & News From Chrosziel

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Chrosziel introduced a new, cool, bright LED lens projector with remote focus capability. No more burnt fingers fumbling in the dark of a lens testing room at the rental house or lens repair facility. Chrosziel also has a new Handgrip Extender and Zoom Rocker. read more…

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Fujinon Lens Day In Hollywood at ASC

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Tuesday May 24th was Fujinon Day in Hollywood, at the ASC Clubhouse.  It was an afternoon and evening to learn about lens design, technology, applications and Fujinon’s wide selection of PL mount zoom lenses. Workshops and panel discussions explored the creative, optical and budgetary considerations… read more…

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ZEISS lens kit for iPhone

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Now at the Apple Store: a wide-angle accessory lens kit by ZEISS and ExoLens. This is the first in an add-on lens set. The ExoLens with ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens is available exclusively from Apple ($199.95). ZEISS and ExoLens are also planning… read more…

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Sigma and the Last Samurai

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Sigma lenses are manufactured in Aizu, Japan. Almost every component, from tiny screws to large diameter front elements are made in-house. Aizu is 300 km north of Tokyo: two hours by high speed Shinkansen and then a scenic hour on a local railway. The… read more…

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Panavision 8K Millenium DXL Camera

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Thank you JetBlue for WiFi while flying from NY to LA today. The emails, news, specs and photos were flying in from Panavision during the trip. Introducing at Cine Gear Expo: the new Panavision 8K Millenium DXL Camera. The camera is a… read more…

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Vantage One 120mm T1 at Keslow

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Keslow Camera has received the new 120mm Vantage One T1 spherical prime lens.  So has Camtec. This is the ninth focal length in the Vantage One wide aperture set, available for rental. The Vantage One set now consists of: 17.5, 21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 90 and 120 mm, all T1, and all close-focusing. read more…

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Ronford-Baker at Cine Gear

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Ronford-Baker will be exhibiting in their own booth (60C) this year at Cine Gear Expo. Among the products from this venerable British company will be: Atlas 7 Fluid Head, Atlas 40, Fluid Head, Modular Bazooka Base System, Slider and Motorized Slider. read more…

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The Projectionists of Cannes

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Films at the Cannes Film Festival are assured some of the projection in the world. You may not like the films, but you will love the way they are presented. Although one of the leading contenders for the Palme D’Or runs “a… read more…

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Metal Jacket and PL Mount for Leica SL

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Dante Cecchin’s Lockcircle Company sits above the shores of Lake Como, steps from the world-famous Hotel Villa D’Este and 10 minutes via Riva Aquarama speedboat from George Clooney’s lakeside estate. Dante is a Director, Cinematographer, Photographer and Master Craftsman/Designer. When he sees the need for products that do not exist, he builds them–beautifully. His latest creation will premiere at Cine Gear in LA. It’s the Metal Jacket Cinematic Production Cage for Leica SL (Typ 601). read more…

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Servicevision 0.81x Wide Angle Adapter

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Want to go wider with your Leica Summilux-C, Summicron-C, or other 95mm front diameter wide prime lens? Servicevision, who also make Scorpiolens Anamorphics, introduced an 0.81x Wide Angle Adapter at NAB. With this adapter, a 16mm Summilux-C is approximately equivalent to a 12mm. read more…

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ARRI SkyPanel Software Update

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At NAB, ARRI showed the latest software update to the LED SkyPanels. There are  10 new features. The control panel  now shows a gel filter library. You can select a color with a familiar Rosco or Lee filter name or number. The library is organized into familiar categories: color corrections, Storaro selection, Rosco Calcolor, Cinelux, Lee Color Correct, Lee Cosmetic Series, etc. The SkyPanel color “engine”  generates the colors, but instead of having to define RGBW values, you can now pick colors by their popular and familiar names. This is much easier. Watch the video in this post. read more…

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Softpanels

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Kevin Baxter and Ken Fisher are at it again. Kevin was CTO at Litepanels. Ken was President of Litepanels, and before that, founder of Fisher Light (huge, soft sources that were great for studio car lighting) and the the Fisher LED Ringlite (gorgeous Obie that encircled the lens). Now they are making SoftPanels LED Lights — innovative, large and soft lighting fixtures with a built-in color meter that matches this light to any other source–or all sources– on your set. Here’s a chance to get in on the ground floor via Kickstarter. read more…

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Brilliant Bright Tangerine Filter Tray

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How many times have you skinned your frozen fingers on wintry locations pulling up on filter trays with those dastardly abrasive knurled posts? Bright Tangerine showed a brilliantly better filter tray at NAB. Instead of pulling up on a post to… read more…

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Schaller, artemis and Trinity at ARRI

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Artemis stabilizers, Trinity and Curt Schiller have all moved from Sachler – Vitec to ARRI. Trinity is a stabilizing rig combining Maxima gimbal and body stabilizer. Curt Schaller, BVK is a camera operator turned inventor who designed artemis and is head… read more…

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HAWK V-Lite 1.3x Vintage ’74 Anamorphic

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Fueling the fires of anamorphic and vintage looks, Vantage introduces their HAWK V-Lite 1.3x Vintage’74 Anamorphic lenses.  read more…

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Cooke 45-405 T4.5 Anamorphic/i Zoom

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At a famous Cooke NAB Dinner in 2015, after swearing the entire conclave to secrecy, Les Zellan had a surprise. After giving details about the new 35-140 Anamorphic/i lens that would be the first of two zooms in the Cooke Front Anamorphic… read more…