Tilta Nucleus Nano II

Tilta’s new Nucleus Nano II is an ultra compact wireless lens (focus, iris, zoom) control system. It is especially nimble on hybrid still/video mirrorless cameras, gimbals, cars, drones and rigs. The Nucleus Nano II hand wheel has been significantly improved from its predecessor in both ergonomics and display. One compact hand unit lets you control two lens motors. The knob can follow focus and the rocker can adjust iris or zoom. read more…

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Tiffen Rear Filters for Signature Primes

Multi camera DPs said they want the ability to change filters quickly. On these pages, the DP may want the ability to bake in a look with filters to which you commit. When the director on a big budget feature asks whether you can have more halation around the highlight, you could insist (in vain), “But sir, this is the look we agreed upon during prep and scouting.” read more…

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Canon CN-R RF Mount Cine Lenses

Canon Inc. introduced their first RF-mount Cinema Prime Lenses. The new lenses combine high optical performance, familiar cinema-style 0.8M gears and ergonomics, and RF mount communication. Canon says, “The first set of seven RF Mount Cinema Prime Lenses is only the beginning. Canon plans to swiftly expand the lineup of RF Mount production equipment to meet the needs of professional content for movies, TV, and commercials.” read more…

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Infinity Photo-Optical TS-160 Micro

“Microscope” is the essence of this lens system. It is a true microscope and not an endoscope, as most ECU probe lenses are.

An endoscope consists of a front lens and the image is relayed through the tube. The TS-160 is a a microscope where the aerial image of the front lens is magnified. As a result, the contrast, resolution and depth of field of the TS-160 are greater.

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Wooden Camera AKS for Sony BURANO

It didn’t take long for Wooden Camera to come up with AKS (Accessories) for Sony BURANO. The Wooden Camera Elite Accessory System for Sony BURANO make the camera even better and more fun to work with. read more…

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Merten, Dooley & Smokler on ARRI CCM-1

Fred Merten, Sean Dooley and Greg Smokler discuss the ARRI CCM-1 (Camera Control Monitor). read more…

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ARRI Camera Control Monitor CCM-1

If you have an ARRI ALEXA 35 or Mini LF, then an industry-standard SmallHD Cine 7 Monitor was probably perched on top. But you yearned for dedicated ARRI features and camera control. Now you can. ARRI and SmallHD partnered to develop the new 7-inch CCM-1 (Camera Control Monitor). read more…

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Video explains ZEISS CinCraft Scenario

ZEISS CinCraft Scenario is an easy-to-use, lightweight, portable, affordable, real-time camera tracking system that sits on top of your camera or mattebox.

Here’s a new video by ZEISS and Hyperbowl that explains it well. read more…

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Band Pro Open House

12/7/23
Band Pro One World Open House: Thursday December 7th, 2023 - 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Band Pro’s annual toast to the industry returns on Thursday 12/7/2023.

Band Pro One World Open House
Thursday December 7th, 2023
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
3403 W Pacific Ave, Burbank, CA 91505
RSVP: www.bandpro.com

Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe, ASC ACS will be this year’s Guest of Honor. Dion’s work includes: Edge of Tomorrow, Collateral, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Little Mermaid and many more. read more…

Guillaume Dubois: Angénieux EZ-3 68-250 Zoom

Guillaume Dubois is a Product Manager of Cine Lenses at Angénieux. He started at the company in 2009 and worked in the production line as a process engineer, working on big lenses like the Optimo 24- 290, Optimo 17-80 and Optimo Ultra 12x. He joined the design and industrialization team for the EZ-3. We discussed the latest EZ-3 68-250 mm  Full Frame Zoom. read more…

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AJA HDR Image Analyzer 12G v3.0 Update

AJA HDR Image Analyzer 12G is a real-time SDR, HDR and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) monitoring and analysis device, developed in partnership with Colorfront. It combines AJA’s I/O technology and Colorfront’s image analysis software in a compact 1RU chassis. The Image Analyzer 12G provides waveform, histogram, vectorscope, analysis and all kinds of content monitoring up to 8K via 12G-SDI and up to 4K via NDI. AJA Video Systems announced v3.0 Software update for the AJA HDR Image Analyzer 12G in September. It has new features for HDR monitoring, analysis and QC on multi-cam shows and in post production suites. read more…

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Bright Tangerine KOMODO-X AKS and Misfit Kick Mk II

Bright Tangerine launches their new Misfit Kick Mk II. This updated mattebox comes with several improvements. The top flag installs in seconds. Just align the notches and tighten two large thumbscrews. A Torsion Plate spans the entire length of the top flag to absorb and dampen vibrations. Also—Bright Tangerine’s LeftField Accessory System is now compatible with RED KOMODO-X. read more…

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Emmy to SmallHD for Monitors

Eight Emmys were awarded by the Television Academy on October 18 at their Saban Media Center in the LA NoHo Arts District “for engineering and technical achievements by an individual, company or organization that enhance the television storytelling process by their innovation or their improvement on existing methods.”

Jeffrey Gray, Russell Hocken, Barrett Phillips, Greg Smokler were honored with an Emmy for the SmallHD Monitor System. read more…

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RED KOMODO-X

The RED KOMODO-X is a camera user’s camera, a constant delight you want to keep in your carry-on bag or under-seat case to take everywhere. It is thoughtfully designed and meticulously machined. Controls are intuitive. Of course, the images are beautiful. Jarred Land said, “A while ago, there weren’t many cameras in the mid-range. That’s changed a little. A new wave of filmmakers have created a new middle market, just above what was once called ‘prosumer’ and KOMODO-X fits beautifully in there.” read more…

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Teradek Bolt 6 approved for 6GHz in EU & UK

The EU and UK have officially approved the 6GHz frequency band to be used in Teradek’s Bolt 6 series of products. This means low-interference, zero-delay wireless on-set video for European productions. Existing Bolt 6 users can now update their systems with a free firmware upgrade. This enables immediate operation in the newly-approved 6GHz frequency band while preserving compatibility with Bolt 4K systems in 5GHz. read more…

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L-Mount Alliance welcomes Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design has joined the L-Mount Alliance. It did not go unnoticed at yesterday’s launch that the new Full Frame L-Mount Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K has an L-Mount.

Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leica Camera AG, said, “We’re welcoming our new member in the L-Mount Alliance—Blackmgic Design. With the L-Mount, first shown in the Leica T (Top 701) 2014, photographers and cinematographers have the most versatile choices in lenses ever! Welcome to the club, dear friends at Blackmagic!” read more…

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Blackmagic Full Frame L-Mount 6K Cine Camera

The new Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K has launched.

Full Frame 36 x 24mm Sensor.
6K (6048 x 4032).
Full height 3:2 format.
Optical low-pass filter.
L-Mount.
Dual native ISO up to 25,600.
Records full resolution up to 36 fps or 120 fps windowed.
Records to CFexpress cards.
HDR 1500 nit LCD screen. read more…

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Sony BURANO Camera Report

Burano, Italy is s a 45-minute vaporetto ride from Piazza San Marco in Venice to the north end of the Lagoon. Buildings are painted in beautifully bright colors that could work as an on-location color chart.  Burano is known for its seafood. Try the risotto de gò, but better to taste it in a Burano restaurant than try to catch the spiny grass goby (gò) fish yourself.

BURANO is the new camera from Sony. Its Full Frame 8.6K sensor can capture every nuance and color painted on the houses of Burano island. BURANO, the camera, is the latest addition to the Sony Cinema Line.

With in-body image stabilization and in-camera variable ND filters, BURANO is unique, ergonomic, and extremely mobile. BURANO could fit in a backpack on a documentary about the Venetian Lagoon. BURANO might also work as a companion camera to its larger sibling, VENICE.  Let’s take a tour in this BURANO Report. Most of it is also in the September 2023 Edition of FDTimes.

Download the free 40-page BURANO REPORT PDF read more…

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Fujifilm GFX100 II Larger Format Camera

FDTimes September-October Issue 122-123 goes live at 10:15am EDT. Go to www.fdtimes.com for more information on the new Fujifilm GFX100 II and more.

Stockholm, Sweden. September 12, 2023. Fujifilm launches their newly designed 102 Megapixel GFX 1000II. It has enough new features to astonish even the most laconic attendees at the Fujikina launch in Sweden, land of Garbo, Bergman, Easyrig, Ljud & Bildmedia, Saab, Smörgåsbord, ABBA and, it does not go unnoticed, Hasselblad.

The new GFX 100II is not much larger than a Full Frame camera. Call it “Medium Format” and you might think its 8K, 4K, FHD multi-format 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor would be smaller than so-called “Large Format” 36 x 24mm Full Frame, once known as Leica Format.

I think we should call it “Larger Format,” as originally suggested off the record by a Fujifilm executive. read more…

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An evening with ARRI Signature Lenses

9/14/23
An evening with ARRI Signature Lenses: Join Art Adams, Logan Schneider and Jeff Berlin for an evening with ARRi Signature Primes & Zooms

Join cinema lens product specialist Art Adams, cinematographer Logan Schneider and fashion director/cinematographer Jeff Berlin for an evening with ARRI Signature Primes and Zooms, Impression Filters and more. Topics will include: A discussion with Logan Schneider about intercutting Signature Zooms with Signature Primes on “Arnold” and working with prototype ARRI Impression filters Live comparisons of ARRI Primes and Zooms A detailed… read more…