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Face Masks and Carry On

On April 3, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on PBS NewsHour, “Putting a mask on yourself is more to prevent you from infecting someone else…people who are without symptoms at all can transmit the virus.” The CDC agreed. We can all pull together by wearing face masks.

Here is how the motion picture business can help. Few other industries are as good at rapid sourcing and just in time ordering. Just ask Jon Fry at CVP or any rental house who absolutely positively must sub-rent something from far away. Or ask any Production Manager how to get essential supplies right away. read more…

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FDTimes Free Access

Get Film and Digital Times for free. FDT Free Access lets you download complimentary PDFs of Film and Digital Times. Just click on the FDT Free Access link at the top left of the homepage for the latest edition. Get all FDT Free Access PDFs from the past year at the ALL ISSUES page.

Subscribers: continue to log in for high rez, printable PDFs of all editions.

Why Free FDT? FDTimes Issue 101 will be published here as a PDF on April 21. But the print edition will be delayed. Shipping is a mess and delivery puts people in peril. At this time, the paper we’re printed on is better used in making masks, gowns and PPE products. Please stay safe. I hope FDTimes helps to keep us all together and in focus in the days ahead. read more…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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SIGMA PL to L-Mount Converter MC-31

SIGMA’s  PL to L-Mount Converter MC-31 begins shipping on February 27, 2020. Quick review: The L-Mount Alliance consists of SIGMA, Panasonic and Leica. The L-Mount has a 20mm FFD and 51.6 mm ID. Full-Frame L-Mount cameras include Leica SL, Panasonic S1, S1R, S1H and SIGMA fp. MC-31 is the essential link to use PL lenses on the SIGMA fp: an awesomely mini camera for  stills, 4K 12-bit video, and directors finder. read more…

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FDTimes BSC Expo 2020 Edition

A complimentary print edition of Film and Digital Times issue 99-B will be at the BSC Expo in London on January 30, 31, Feb 1, 2020.

This is an abridged 48-page version of the complete worldwide online edition (February 2020, issue 99)– available as a free download for a limited time (at left). read more…

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LEITZ PRIME Lenses Delivered

The first sets of full-frame large-format Leica-format LEITZ PRIME lenses arrived at a number of rental houses worldwide in the past few days. This is warp speed. They must have been working long hours with lots of overtime in Wetzlar. Remember that LEITZ PRIME lenses were behind-glass models at IBC 2018 and only introduced in April of this year. Here they are now. And not just a few focal lengths. LEITZ PRIME deliveries are almost full sets of 8 lenses: 21, 25, 35, 40, 50, 65, 75 and 100 mm — all T1.8, all with 114mm front diameters. Happy recipients shown in photos here: at Camalot in Amsterdam, Ljud & Bildmedia AB in Stockholm and Sanwa Cine Equipment in Tokyo shown in photos below. read more…

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Leica SL2

The new Leica SL2 comes with improved ergonomics, a more comfortable grip, in-body image stabilization and excellent 4K Full Frame video. The L-Mount’s 20mm shallow flange depth and the in-camera stabilization accommodate Leica M, S and R lenses. PL, LPL and other cine lenses not only fit but also benefit from the 5-axis sensor stabilization. Meanwhile, Leica continues to roll out an impressive series of new SL lenses. The SL2 camera menu is designed with 2 separate modes: “Photo” and “Cine (Video).” read more…

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SIGMA fp Director’s Finder and PL mount Camera

The  SIGMA fp camera has a Director’s Finder mode. Attach the LCD Viewfinder/Diopter accessory to compose shots with framelines calibrated for various aspect ratios on (thus far) ALEXA LF, Mini LF, ALEXA 65, Venice, Monstro 8K, Helium 8K, Dragon 6K, Epic MX 5K, Gemini 5K, Arricam, ALEXA SXT, XT, Mini, Amira, etc. read more…

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SIGMA Full-Frame Classic Art Primes

SIGMA launched their splendidly small, sharp, lightweight and affordable FF High Speed Primes at IBC 2016. Now, three years later, SIGMA adds a new series: Full-Frame Classic Art Primes. A prototype 40mm was presented in Tokyo on July 11. Two months later, the set was in Amsterdam at IBC 2019. read more…

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IDX IPL Series Stackable Batteries

The IPL Series is the latest stackable battery system from IDX, creaters of PowerLink (piggy-backing) batteries. While previous generations allowed only two batteries to be linked, the new PowerLink technology can link up to four batteries together. This considerably extends continuous shooting times by drawing power from the last battery mounted, and then moving forward. read more…

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Teradek Bolt 4K MAX

Teradek Bolt 4K MAX joins Bolt 4K 750 and Bolt 4K 1500 (announced earlier this year). The Bolt 4K MAX is the most fully-equipped Bolt transmitter yet. Bolt 4K MAX can transmit 4K HDR video wirelessly—in real-time—over distances up to 5000 ft (1500 m) in normal operation and up to 10,000 ft (3000 m) in Broadcast Mode. For a limited time, all Bolt and Paralinx Tomahawk owners are eligible to earn a trade-in credit toward the new Bolt 4K. read more…

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Small4K Monitors

SmallHD announces two lines of new 4K HDR monitors. The name is “Small4K.” There will be a Small4K Vision Series and a Small4K Cine Series, each featuring three monitor sizes: 13″, 17″, and 24″. read more…

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SmallHD Cine7 RED Camera Control

SmallHD is releasing a new Camera Control for RED DSMC2 software license for their popular Cine7 touchscreen monitors. This software gives users full menu access to a RED DSMC2 camera when the monitor is connected using an included custom cable. With just a simple swipe across the screen, a menu appears as an overlay with offerings of multiple options to dial-in configurations for the camera. read more…

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Sony F EC 16-35mm T3.1 G Full Frame Zoom

Just as the FX9 was inevitable, so were more Sony E-mount cinema lenses. The new FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G zoom is the first in a new series of Full-Frame zooms. Focus, iris and zoom gears are all standard 0.8M. The iris clicks and declicks for cine or still work. Zoom is switchable from manual to servo. The servo unit comes with the lens and is operated by the camera handle or handgrip zoom control. The servo can be detached. The Sony FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G zoom lens will be available around Spring 2020. Estimated price is $5,500. read more…

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Sony PXW-FX9 Full Frame

The Sony FX9 is an affordable, compact, lightweight cine camera that can democratize Full-Frame. With a new companion Full-Frame zoom lens, this system is about the same size and weight as Super35 predecessors and still shoots both formats. Full-Frame cine becomes mainstream. And, history repeats itself. read more…

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ARRI ALEXA Mini LF

ARRI ALEXA Mini LF is shipping now. It is thoughtfully designed and meticulously built. Usually the measure of a camera’s goodness is to count how many petty peeves you wrote down to send to the engineers. The fewer the better. This time, the page was blank. It’s my favorite ARRI camera since the Arriflex 235. read more…

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