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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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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RED Ranger Rental Only

New custom camera called RANGER is being built by Red Digital Cinema exclusively for authorized rental houses. Designed at Red Studios Hollywood by Jarred Land and Matt Tremblay. More details to follow around BSC Expo time.

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Panasonic EVA1 and ProRes RAW

Panasonic has a new, free VariCam LUT Library online.

You can preview, view, create and load 35 Look-Up Tables for VariCam and EVA1 cinema cameras. They were created by Panasonic with the help of Local 600 DITs. read more…

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cmotion cPRO, cVision Focus Assist

Here’s an update on the latest cmotion lens controls: cPRO hand unit, cPRO motors, cPRO Camin, cvsion focus assistn, cinefade, and more. read more…

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DENZ MFC65 Large Format Lens Projector

Rental houses and repair facilities need lens projectors—and especially the new DENZ MFC65. It tests all photo and cine lenses with image circles up to Ø60mm — from 8mm, 16mm, Super 35, Full Frame 35 up to Alexa 65 format. The MFC65 has been designed from the ground up for speed, accuracy and avoidance of mistakes while working — one of the main reasons why ARRI Rental has selected it as the test projector for their facilities worldwide. read more…


Technovision 1.5x Anamorphic LF by P+S

Technovision Anamorphic lenses were “reborn” by P+S Technik at Cine Gear 2018. The new lenses are named Technovision Classics and are 1.5x squeeze Full Frame anamorphics. The series consists of 5 primes: 40mm T2.2 , 50mm T2.2, 75mm T2.5, 100mm T3.0 and 135 T3.0 mm. There are 2 zoom lenses: 40-70mm T3.2 (previously 35-70) and 70-200mm T3.0. They all have cylindrical front anamorphic elements. read more…

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SIGMA 28, 40 & 105mm T1.5 FF

The family of SIGMA Cine FF High Speed Primes continues to grow.

SIGMA Corporation adds three new SIGMA CINE lenses to their FF High Speed Prime Line: 28, 40 and 105 mm—all T1.5. This brings the Sigma Full Frame Cine lens total to 10 high speed primes, from 14mm to 135mm and a fast 24-35mm T2.2 zoom. read more…

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The Sigma Cine Lens series will soon include the option of having LPL mounts. This is the new lens mount released by ARRI in February 2018 with the Alexa LF. The LPL mount has a flange focal depth of 44mm and a 62 mm Ø diameter. The planned release date for SIGMA CINE LENSES in LPL mount is 2019 or… read more…

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Anamorfaux CP.2 from NAC

  NAC Image Technoloy Rentals wondered what to do with their large inventory of CP.2 primes now that they have many ZEISS CP.3 and Supreme lenses. So, they modified ZEISS CP.2 primes with an oval shaped mask in front of the iris. Identified with the gold band above the lens mount. This creates faux anamorphic oval bokehs. Works best wide… read more…

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Canon’s Full Frame vs S35 Demo

Jingle bells! With thanks to Masaki Akamatsu and the crew at Canon’s InterBEE exhibit, here are framegrabs of their live demo comparing Full Frame and Super35. Two cameras were set up at the same distance from a reindeer doll. The Canon C700 FF (Full Frame) had a 50mm lens at T1.5. The Canon C700 (Super35) had a 35mm lens at T1.5…. read more…

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Ninja Appleboxes and good Grip Equipment

Locations in Japan are often in very small apartments and houses. This makes small dollies, track and support equipment very important. Shinji Hirakawa and his fellow grip-partners at Hirakawa Inc (Metal Toys)  supply Meister Track, Professor Track and handmade Appleboxes with 7 functions: 1. Hi-Hakka: built-in high hat with 150 and 75mm tripod bowls. 2. Pull-out coffee cup holder.  3. Seat cushion. 4. Kleenex dispenser. 5. Garbage bin built in. 6.Trash disposal hatch. 7. Storage compartment read more…

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FDTimes Nov 2018 Now Online

Film and Digital Times November 2018 PDF Issue #91 is now online.

See homepage — top left.

Print editions are shipping from  Los Angeles now.

Film and Digital Times Japan November 2018 print edition will be at InterBEE in Tokyo beginning November 14. The online PDF edition will be available within the next couple of days.

Visit FDTimes Japan at InterBEE in Makuhari HALL 4, booth no. 4101.

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ARRI DRW-1 Digital Remote Wheels

ARRI rolled out new Digital Remote Wheels DRW-1 at IBC. They work with ARRI’s Stabilized Remote Head SRH-3. Up to now, you had to “drive” the Remote Head with a joystick (e.g. RCP) or other device. But, a number of Camera Operators missed the muscle memory, fine hand-eye control (especially in a bouncing chase car) and the accurate repeatability of wheels. read more…

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ARRI OCU-1 Operator Control Unit

ARRI’s OCU-1 is a focus override knob. The Operator Control Unit is a single channel unit that lets the camera operator temporarily retake control of any wireless lens control function from the camera assistant, and then return control. One OCU-1 can take over focus, iris or zoom control. read more…

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CineTape2 and Wireless AIR Mobile2

Cinematography Electronics introduces a new model: the CineTape2. With all of the familiar features and controls of the original CineTape, it adds more than 50 new features and innovations. CineTape2 now has long range 2-way radios, Bluetooth, faster processing—all bundled into a smaller, lighter enclosure. read more…

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IB/E Optics

IB/E Optics’ LPLx2 VV Optical Extender doubles the focal length of Large Format LPL mount lenses. High-index, low-dispersion glass ensures high resolution and contrast with minimal optical degradation. read more…

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Wooden Camera LPL for RED DSMC2 & Sharkfin Battery Bracket for Alexa LF

Wooden Camera introduced a DSMC2 LPL mount at IBC. So, if you’d like to shoot with Large Format Signature Primes on a RED MONSTRO 8K VV Camera, simply attach this mount with its 4 captive screws. 44 mm FFD, 62 mm Ø. read more…

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AJA FS-HDR for DPs and DITs

Bryce Button, AJA’s Director of Product Marketing, explains the FS-HDR and how it helps in cinema production. read more…


Panasonic LUMIX S1R and S1

Panasonic showed two prototype models of their next Leica Format (Full Frame) Digital L-mount Mirrorless cameras: LUMIX S1R and the S1. I mention “Leica Format” mischievously because this is part of the L-Mount Alliance. The Leica Camera, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount triumvirate was announced at Photokina. Itss members agreed on using Leica’s L-mount, which has a 20mm Flange Focal Depth… read more…