Monthly Archives: March 2020
DENZ FDC-LPL Flange Focal Depth Tester
The new DENZ FDC-LPL Multi tool is the latest addition to their line of essential Focal Depth Controllers, joining the FDC Multi which comes in PL mount and a variety of adapters. If you build, buy, rent or use LPL mount cameras, you need this testing device. read more…
HUNTERS, Rexer, SIGMA, RED
“HUNTERS, Rexer, SIGMA, RED” almost sounds like the incantation from Fellini’s 8 ½: “Asa, Nisi, Masa.” If you are binge-watching at home, here is a background interview with William Rexer, one of the cinematographers on HUNTERS. There is technical information on his use of SIGMA Full Frame High Speed Primes — one of the first shows on which they were used. The episodes were shot with RED MONSTRO 8K VV cameras. read more…
RED MONSTRO 8K VV—Cooke S7/i—Hensgens AFC SBC
“Osmosis” is a French-language Netflix original series about a dystopian dating app. The show began streaming in March 2019. Jean-François Hensgens AFC SBC was the cinematographer. He composed for a 2:1 aspect ratio, worked with two RED MONSTRO 8K VV cameras, covering the entire area of the full format sensor with Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus spherical lenses. read more…
Camera & Lens Cleaning in the time of Covid-19 by Roger Cicala
Here is advice on cameras and lenses in the time of Covid-19 by Dr. Roger Cicala, MD. Roger Cicala is the founder of Lensrentals. Before that, he was a physician whose hobby was photography. That passionate hobby became his profession “when he grew up.” He is a self-described optical nerd and has enough advanced collimators and MTF testing machines to make many manufacturers envious. read more…
Eliott Peck, Canon EVP & GM, Retiring
Eliott Peck is retiring from his position as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group of Canon U.S.A., effective March 31, 2020. He will stay on as a consultant to Canon for a while.
Eliott played important roles in Canon’s notable achievements, including the AE-1 camera, the first PowerShot ELPH and EOS Rebel Digital cameras, the EOS 5D Mark II camera as well as the launch of Cinema EOS. He was the consummate product launch spokesman and gave thousands of presentations in his 45-year career. read more…
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SIGMA Full Frame Cine Art Primes with /i Data
SIGMA’s Art Prime version of their FF High Speed Prime Series have PL mounts that are equipped with /i Technology lens metadata communication protocol and electronic contacts. SIGMA is considering a conversion service for customers who already purchased SIGMA PL mount lenses and would like to add /i Technology to their lenses. read more…
Atomos RAW over HDMI from Lumix S1H
Atomos and Panasonic announced 35mm Full-Frame RAW video over HDMI from the Lumix S1H to Ninja V. Panasonic S1H will be able to output 5.9K 30p and C4K 60p as RAW data via HDMI. ATOMOS Ninja V and Shogun 7 will be able to record Apple ProRes RAW from the S1H HDMI output. ATOMOS Neon 17, 24, 31 and 55-inch Monitor/Recorders will as well. S1H RAW Recording from HDMI to ATOMOS products is expected to be released around Spring 2020.
FDTimes in these Times
Recent cancellations of NAB, Micro Salon Italy, the Louvre, Met, Boston Marathon and many other gatherings means serious social distancing. Lone walks, bike rides or runs amid early blossoming of cherry trees is a good idea.
Film and Digital Times will continue to publish on time, online and on paper.
- Here are some of the things to look for:
- There will be expanded, free, online coverage as new products destined for now-cancelled NAB are introduced. Watch this space—in the NEWS and PRODUCTS columns.
- The pre-no-go-NAB FDTimes edition will come out mid to late April. Deadline for articles is April 2.
- There will be a second edition in early to mid May with all the things coming in after April 2.
- These April and May editions will be available in print and online as PDFs—free for all in a non-printable version, and a higher rez printable version for subscribers.
ARRI Rental DNA LF
If you dream of tuneable, repeatable vintage looks for Large Format/Full Frame, look into ARRI Rental’s DNA LF Primes. It’s one thing putting an LPL mount onto an ancient optic. It is an altogether different experience having access to more than 22 sets of 9 DNA LF lenses that match, can be tuned, restored to normal, and retuned again to the same or different specifications. You can do this at ARRI Rental facilities in Munich, Berlin, London, Burbank and New York.
Timm Stemann, New Managing Director at Chrosziel GmbH
Timm Stemann is the new Managing Director at Chrosziel GmbH, near Munich. Previously, he was the company’s CTO, product marketing and sales director. Chrosziel GmbH was founded in 1973 by Alfred and Gertrud Chrosziel. They sold the company in 2006 to Harm Abrahams and Jürgen Nussbaum. Harm was a sound recordist and camera assistant who moved into a successful career as an investment banker. He grew the Chrosziel company into a global enterprise. And now, 14 years later, Harm Abrahams and Timm Stemann called FDTimes with news of the latest episode in the company’s story. read more…
Band Pro Camera and Lens Service Day
On Thursday May 12, 2020 Band Pro Burbank is hosting a Camera and Lens Service Day from 9:00 AM – 5:00 pm.
Band Pro’s in-house Service Department will be conducting free camera and lens evaluations. Space is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. RSVP by calling (818) 841-9655. Ask for the Service Department and make your free Service Day appointment. read more…
Paul Mignot with RED RANGER and ZEISS Radiance
Paul Mignot wrote, directed and operated the short film “All Blood Runs Red.” It is a well told story with great production value, beautifully directed, acted and shot–with RED RANGER 8K VV cameras and ZEISS Radiance primes. Eric Dumont AFC was Cinematographer. read more…
Si Bell on “Peaky Blinders” and Monstro Math
“Peaky Blinders” is a BBC television crime drama series set in Birmingham, England after World War I. Cinematographer Si Bell worked with RED DSMC2 MONSTRO 8K VV cameras and Cooke 2x squeeze Anamorphic/i lenses. He talks about look, lenses, cameras: “We used the MONSTRO instead of the HELIUM because it had a cleaner look in low light scenes. But the most important reason was because we shot in 4K 2:1 aspect ratio with Cooke Anamorphic 2x squeeze S35 lenses. This allowed us to take advantage of the MONSTRO 8K VV sensor’s full 21.60 mm height. And, FDTimes talks about the math behind this.” read more…