Monthly Archives: October 2020
Les Zellan Exits Cooke
Les Zellan is exiting Cooke. Announced today, Cooke Chairman, Les Zellan, will be stepping down from the company, and its CEO, Robert Howard, will be retiring, both effective from 31 October 2020. Tim Pugh will take over as CEO, while Kees van Oostrum, currently a Cooke Optics board member, becomes Non-Executive Chairman. read more…
ARRI Handle Extensions HEX
Once upon a time, there was an ARRI top handle called CCH-4. Its full name was Camera Center Handle 4. But not all camera crews carry cameras the same way. And so, the ARRI PCA team conceived of a modular system of handle extensions. The ARRI Handle Extensions HEX system carries on the design of the Camera Center Handle CCH-4. Each component can be connected in multiple ways to extend out from the top handle. It lets you customize your own top handle or turn it into a Hollywood Handle.
FDTimes Textware Update v. 2.10
Film and Digital Times November 2020 Issue 105 has been updated with new Sony a7S III Recording Mode Charts on pages 78-79. These cover Regular as well as Slow & Quick Internal Recording Details.
Since we are all familiar with Firmware and Software updates, why not Textware?
Two updated versions:
Subscriber printable high rez PDF download Issue 105 v. 2.10.
RED KOMODO 6K at CVP in UK
RED KOMODO 6K launched yesterday. It is available from CVP. They are taking orders and booking demos.
The new camera will be available to view and test at CVP’s Newman House showroom in Fitzrovia, London, beginning this October. read more…
Tags: CVP, Jon Fry, KOMODO, RED Komodo, RED KOMODO 6K at CVP in UK
RED KOMODO 6K S35 Released
RED KOMODO is released and ready to order. This is the serial production model in black. Hundreds of custom color and white KOMODOs were already set free into in the wild—those were beta and special pre-release species. “KOMODO has turned into quite the beast,” Jarred Land said. “This tiny chameleon of a camera packs in amazing resolution, dynamic range and image quality with a global shutter that has allowed filmmakers to capture footage in ways never thought possible.” Here are updates and specifications that were missing from my previous post about KOMODO. read more…
Leitz M 0.8 Full Frame M-Mount Primes
Leitz M 0.8 are iconic Leica M lenses with a click-less iris, 0.8M industry-standard gear rings for lens motors, an 80 mm front diameter and 77 mm screw-in front filter threads. You can shoot with M 0.8 lenses on cameras fitted with M mounts, and of course, Leicas. These are among the smallest and lightest Leica Format / Full Frame lenses anywhere — and their look is the stuff of legends. read more…
Tags: Full Frame, Leica Format, Leica M lenses, Leitz, M 0.8
Leitz THALIA Large Format Primes
Leitz Thalia primes cover Large Format, Full Frame, Leica Format and 65mm Format cameras like ARRI ALEXA 65, Fujifilm GFX 100, etc. The image diagonal is 60 mm. There are three Makro lenses in the Leitz THALIA set. They focus to 1:2, meaning that you can fill the frame with an object that in real life is twice as large as the sensor. The focus barrels are marked not only with distance, but also magnification factor and exposure (light loss) for which you have to compensate. The German spelling of Makro is used, with a “k.”
Tags: Leitz, LEITZ THALIA, Makro lenses, THALIA
Etienne Sauret and MYT Works
Etienne Sauret is an award-winning New York filmmaker. A few years ago, he started his own company, MYT Works (pronounced “Mighty”). As his logo says, it was “born out of frustration” with the equipment he was using. One of these is the MYT Works Opti-Glide checkout system: an ingenious overhead track under which a motorized focus chart glides from near to far. Instead of running your tape measure from camera to chart, a large monitor automatically displays the exact distance, accurate to 1/100 inch. There are various theories on doing this: some rental houses move the camera; others move the chart. Optic-Glide can accommodate both. read more…
Tags: Etienne Sauret, MYT Works
FDTimes 101, 103, 104 are in the Mail
Film and Digital Times are in the Mail: April Issue 101, July Issue 103, and August Issue 104.
Subscribers: your #101 and #103 editions are free, with our compliments. Thanks for your patience with the delays.
Issue 100 and 102 are online only as PDFs and also free to download. For subscribers who absolutely must feel the feel of paper and smell the smell of ink, please print the high rez PDF. read more…
Jarred Land on KOMODO 6K
Here is an interview with Jarred Land, president and co-owner of RED Digital Cinema, about the new KOMODO camera. This is a preview of the cover story and interview in the upcoming October edition of FDTimes. It’s the beginning of October 2020, the camera hasn’t been officially released, and thousands of people already know about it. Jarred explains, “Yes, it hard to believe that the KOMODO isn’t actually official nor commercially for sale yet in production form. It is vacant from RED.com and we are just ramping up to get ready for traditional manufacturing. And yet it is a camera that everyone seems to be already shooting… read more…