Monthly Archives: September 2014

Emerging Cinematographer Awards

Emerging Cinematographer Awards : Sunday 9/28 - 5 pm at DGA Theater LA

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 5:00 pm Directors Guild of America 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046 ICG Local 600 is hosting the 18th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 28 at 5 pm. Screening of short films and awards presentation for our winners. A cocktail reception will follow. Free parking… read more…

Sony 28-135 Zoom

At Photokina, Sony’s new 28-135 mm f/4 E-mount zoom is another hint of where I think things are heading for motion picture cameras and lenses. It’s a full-frame still format (24x36mm) zoom. And it has optical image stabilization. I had not realized that it was full-frame when I was at IBC. And I’m not yet sure if the price is a misprint…. read more…

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ZEISS Distributor Event 2014

The ZEISS 2014 Distributor Event was held yesterday evening at the stellar Schloss Bensberg grand hotel and Michelin 3-star restaurant. Before we get to the main event, a Food and Drink Times digression is in order. The following headline appeared in today’s International New York Times, sounding like something we might have written: “Over a Michelin-starred dinner of Scottish venison and red Burgundy in… read more…

Denz 90° Camera Bracket

Denz Digital Camera Bracket 90°  (DCB 90) Portrait mode framing is increasingly popular. (Yes, it’s easier to hold the iPhone vertically to take pictures.) This will surely affect how we view and compose not only stills, but also video. To avoid cropping or pillaring  the sensor area when rotating the aspect ratio vertically, Munich-based manufacturer DENZ, in cooperation with PhotoCineRent in Paris, developed a… read more…

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Cinec 2014

9/21/14 – 9/23/14
Cinec 2014: FDTimes: booth 3-A17

Visit FDTimes in booth 3-A17 cinec 2014 will take place from 21st – 23rd September ( Sunday – Tuesday). The lecture program will  start one day earlier, on Saturday, 20th September.

Canon C500 & C300 Updates

As Canon celebrates its 80th anniversary and delivery of 100 Million EF lenses, free firmware upgrades were announced for the Cinema EOS C500 4K and C300 cameras, to be released in November. Canon’s 30-inch Canon DP-V3010 4K display gets a new firmware upgrade: support for ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut (Rec. 2020) and ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) color management standard. read more…


ARRI Alexa 3.2K ProRes for UHD

ARRI will offer no codec before its time. That time is when the image and color scientists on Tuerkenstrasse declare picture perfection. In an upgrade announcement reminiscent of the famous Orson Welles line (“we will serve no wine before its time”), ARRI Alexa cameras will soon be able to record 3.2K ProRes for seamless up-rez to UHD/4K in post. FDTimes readers recently sent a salvo… read more…

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