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FDTimes June 2019 Online & at Cine Gear

Film and Digital Times June 2019 Issue 95 is now online. Go to fdtimes.com top left for details and download. We are also at Cine Gear. Visit us in booth 207 in the New York Streets. read more…

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Angénieux Optimo Prime Flying In

Enroute AF 072 CDG-LAX. May 29. Flying in to Cine Gear

Across the aisle on Air France 072 from Paris to LAX is a 40mm prototype Angénieux Optimo Prime. It is carefully hand-carried by Angénieux executives Severine Serrano, Christophe Remontet and Emmanuel Sprauel — heading for Cine Gear this Friday-Saturday. See the framegrabs in the post as well. read more…

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New Preston Hand Unit 4 HU4

New Preston Hand Unit HU4 to be introduced at Cine Gear. Features
35% lighter weight than HU3 with Micro Force zoom.
Adjustable focus knob drag.
LED triplet provides uniform focus scale illumination.
Super-rugged tactile switches rated for 10 million cycles.
Menu items can be accessed either by tactile keys or touch screen entry.
Large sunlight-visible 4.63″ diagonal display.
Large display fonts make lens data easy to read.
Reversible black/white background for interior/exterior use.
Focus, Iris, and Zoom scales are precisely represented.
Non-linear iris scales are mapped to a linear scale. read more…

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Angenieux Optimo Prime Lenses

Cannes, France. Thursday May 23. Angenieux announces Optimo Prime Lenses. Full Frame 46.5mm image circle coverage Maximum aperture 1.8 T-stop. 21mm, 28mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm and 135mm for the initial 6-lens production run scheduled for delivery Fall 2020. The complete 12-lens set will include the above focal lengths and 18mm, 32mm, and 100mm lenses delivering Winter 2020; and 24mm, 60mm and 200mm… read more…

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Teradek RT CTRL.3

The Teradek RT CTRL.3 is a new, 3-axis wireless Focus, Iris and Zoom lens control. With built-in lens mapping, you can set up and calibrate the scales of your lenses and store the data inside the control unit— to be summoned up in an instant when you change lenses, thus avoiding time-consuming end-stop and focus mark setup. read more…

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Tokina Vista Primes

Planning for the Tokina Vista Primes began in 2013. During the early stages, Ryan Avery, VP of Formatt KT America and Tokina Cinema products, met with cinematographers to get feedback. He also came up with the name: Vista Primes. From the beginning the lenses have been designed to cover beyond Full Frame and cover the RED 8K VV sensor (46.7mm image diagonal) that was introduced in June 2015. The image illumination of the longer focal lengths covers the 5K image area of the Alexa 65 camera that was introduced a year earlier, in September 2014. The lenses came to market a year later, in 2016. read more…

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CVP Large Format Test with ARRI

CVP recently hosted a Large Format event in collaboration with ARRI at the CVP & ARRI Creative Space. The CVP team set up a test with the ALEXA LF, ALEXA Mini (fitted with LPL mount) and ARRI Signature primes. The lenses were 18, 25, 35, 47, 75 and 125 mm. The event was overseen by CVP Account Manager Aaron George, who prior to joining CVP in 2017, spent almost 12 years at ARRI as UK Head of Camera Service. read more…

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K & RAW

Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update eanbles Blackmagic RAW in the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) size 18.96 x 10 mm sensor. The lens mount has a Flange Focal Depth of 19.25mm and its inside diameter is nominally 40.2 mm Ø.

Blackmagic RAW is a new codec that combines the quality and benefits of RAW with the ease of use, speed and file sizes of traditional video formats. File sizes are smaller, which means recording time is longer. You’ll be able to record 2 hours of Blackmagic RAW in 4K on a single 256GB SD UHS-II card.    read more…

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SmallHD Cine 7 Monitor

You’re probably familiar with SmallHD’s system of “pages,” where you swipe the touchscreen to view various modes and functions.

The new SmallHD Cine 7 Monitor takes this another step, with screens for video, tools and now direct camera menu controls. read more…

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Vocas LPL Mount for Sony VENICE

Vocas has an LPL mount for Sony VENICE. It is an LPL to E-mount adapter. Vocas also has a PL-to-E-mount adapter. So now, you can mix and match LPL, PL and E-mount lenses. Vocas Systems Larenseweg 121 Hilversum (NH) 1221 CL The Netherlands Phone: +31 (0) 35 62 33 707  

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Teradek 4K Wireless Video

You’re the director of a Netflix show, shooting in 4K, viewing video on a gorgeous 4K HDR monitor. But you’re still tethered to the camera by cables because you don’t have 4K wireless. Or you’re watching wireless video when the camera is unleashed on Steadicam or gimbals—but it’s HD video, not 4K. You bellow, “When is Teradek going to build a 4K video wireless Bolt?”  Here it is. Teradek introduced the Bolt 4K Wireless video transmitter/receiver system at NAB 2019. read more…

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The Big Picture

Film and Digital Times April 2019 NAB Edition is now online, in print and in the mail.

Visit us at NAB Central Hall booth 10206 for free paper copies. read more…

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Preston Light Ranger 2W

Preston Cinema Systems will be showing their Light Ranger 2W prototype at NAB. Focus Pullers will be shouting with delight: “A lighter, smaller, game-changing, essential focus helper.” LR2W is a wide-angle, 48 degree version of the existing LR2, which covers 18 degrees. You will want both. read more…

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BLACKWING7 from Tribe7

Tuneable optics. Seven focal lengths in the initial set. A choice of 3 looks. Custom tuning by design and by appointment.

BLACKWING7 prime lenses will be available to order exclusively from TRIBE7 beginning March 2019, with production deliveries starting in Summer 2019. Additional focal lengths—including wide angle, macro, close focus and faster T-stop versions—will be developed during late 2019 and ship in 2020. read more…

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Fujinon Premista T2.9 Large Format Zooms

Fujinon launches a new Large Format Zoom lens at NAB. Fujinon Premista 28-100 mm T2.9. The name is derived from Fujinon’s top-of-the line zooms, “Premier” and “Vista,” as in VistaVision. Premista.   A companion to the Fujinon Premista 28-100 will arrive later this year: a nice long 80-250. This one is under development – specifications may change.   Some additional Fujifilm Cine… read more…

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ARRI ALEXA Mini LF – Large Format

Here’s the new little camera from ARRI that shoots big pictures.  It’s ARRI’s latest addition to their large-format camera system. This is what many cinematographers were asking for: Large Format, lighter, smaller, modular. ARRI ALEXA Mini LF is quintessentially an ALEXA LF stuffed into the body of a Super35 ALEXA Mini. It uses the same large format CMOS sensor (36.70 x 25.54 mm). To picture the engineering involved, imagine unloading the entire contents of your 22-foot long camera truck and squeezing almost everything inside a BMW X3. ALEXA Mini LF’s carbon fiber body plus LPL lens mount weighs a mere 2.6 Kg.  How convenient—that’s the same size and weight (about 5.7 lb) as the ubiquitous Maß (1-liter beer mug) at Oktoberfest. Read the full 22-page FDTimes Report. read more…

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Designing Sony VENICE

We now came to the high point of the visit: a meeting mechanical, styling, electronic and software engineers who designed VENICE at the Sony Atsugi Technology Center. read more…

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ARRI WVR-1s Small Video Receiver

ARRI WVR-1s Small Video Receiver The new WVR-1s from ARRI is a smaller, lighter Wireless Video Receiver. The WVR-1s is part of ARRI’s WVS family of integrated (in-camera) and standalone transmitters, receivers, monitors and associated accessories. The WVR-1s is smaller and lighter than ARRI’s WVR-1 receiver. It will be at home attached to a Wireless Lens Control Hand Unit and… read more…

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RED Ranger at Rental Houses

Jarred Land talks about the new RED RANGER Camera, available exclusively to Rental Houses. “The RANGER is a special camera that we will sell only to authorized rental houses. They will get this camera that hopefully addresses some features and requests that are unique to rental houses.” read more…

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TRIBE7

Neil Fanthom and Bradford Young ASC are up to something. Today they launched a new venture called TRIBE7 and a technology called BLACKWING7. Since I’m sitting in London within shouting distance of Sherlock Holmes’s 221B Baker Street, a bit of deduction might help unravel some of the mysteries that are yet to be revealed. As Holmes might have told Watson,… read more…

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