- Anthony Dod Mantle’s Customized Gear
- Panasonic VariCam 35 Factory Tour
- Kunihiko Miyagi and Takahiro Mitsui on VariCam 35
- Factory Tour of AJA, Jon Thorn and Nick Rashby on CION
- Hiroshi Kiriyama on Sony Cameras
- Sony Doc Dock and F55/F5 v5.0 Updates
- Fujifilm Fujinon Factory Tour
- Canon 50-1000 T5.0 – 8.9 Zoom Lens
- InterBEE, IBC, Photokina, Cinec
- Leica at Photokina
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- 1 Codex, 4 Alexa Minis, No Waiting
Normally associated with barbershops (4 barbers no waiting) and Jimmy Contner, when he was a camera operator (2 cameras no waiting)… Codex announced 8-channel HD-SDI recording for the new ARRI Alexa Mini camera. The Codex recorder will enable simultaneous ARRIRAW recording from… read more…
- AMIRA SUP 2.0 & 3.0 Updates
ARRI Amira SUP 2.0 Scheduled for release in March 2015, SUP 2.o promises UHD recording with the purchase of a license at the ARRI License Shop (and camera sensor calibration at an ARRI service center for cameras purchased in… read more…
- AFC Micro Salon
Images of AFC Micro Salon, Feb 6-7. This was the 15th year of the annual expo and seminars held at la fémis in Montmartre–organized by the Association of French Cinematographers. Photos by Garry Yankson and Hugues Faure from EMIT. Click… read more…
- Andreas Kaufmann, Leica Camera
Interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of Leica Camera, on the Leica Summilux-C cine lenses and the Academy Scientific and Engineering Award. Leica Summilux-C lenses got a Sci-Tech Oscar on Saturday. As the lenses were developed, I had interviewed most of the cast of characters involved in developing them. But we had never really discussed the point of view of Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of Leica Camera. Here is his interesting narrative on how these lenses came about.
- Leica Summilux-C Sci-Tech Oscar
Feb 8. Beverly Wilshire Hotel. An Academy Scientific and Engineering Award was presented to Iain Neil for the optical design and André de Winter for the mechanical design of the Leica Summilux-C lenses. (In photo above, L-R: Erik Feichtinger, Managing Director, CW Sonderoptic; Christian Skrein, Member of the Board: André de Winter, Mechanical Designer; Iain Neil, Optical Designer, Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of Leica Camera and CW Sonderoptic; Gerhard Baier, Managing Director, CW Sonderoptic. read more…
- Rune Ericson 1924-2015
Rune Ericson, FSF passed away, age 90, while on vacation in Thailand. Father of Super 16 and 3-perf, he was a cinematographer, inventor, distributor, and fellow sailor. read more…
- Enzo Castellari at USC
Enzo G. Castellari was born on July 29, 1938 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Enzo Girolami. He directed “A Few Dollars for Django (Pochi dollari per Django),” the original “The Inglorious Bastards (Quel maledetto treno blindato),” “Any Gun Can Play,” “Keoma,” “One Dollar… read more…
- Cinematheque Online Catalog
La Cinémathèque française just published an online illustrated catalog of their historical motion picture equipment collection. It also includes the CNC’s (National Center for Cinema). The French Cinematheque has acquired, nurtured and maintained one of the finest equipment collections in the world, thanks… read more…
- FDTimes Issue 66 Now Online
Film and Digital Times February 2015 Issue 66 is now online. 96 pages.
See Download Buttons at left. Free 17 MB PDF Limited Time Download to celebrate BSC Expo and AFC Micro Salon read more…
- New ARRI Alexa Mini
ARRI officially announced the much-whispered ALEXA Mini today. It has a lightweight carbon fiber housing, a titanium PL mount connected directly to a new sensor assembly for unwavering flange focal depth. It can also accept interchangeable lens mounts of the ARRI Amira for B4 video and EF (Canon) mount lenses. Alexa Mini is compact, quiet and has a symmetrical design. You can shoot in almost any orientation: upside-down, portrait mode, straight up, down, etc. There are many mounting points. read more…
- ARRI Alexa Updates
ARRI released new Updates for Alexa and Amira. A wave of additional news is expected soon. ALEXA SUP 11.0 with ProRes 3.2K Software Update Packet (SUP) 11.0 for Alexa is now ready for download. Alexa’s 11th software update includes ProRes 3.2K recording and ADA-5 (enhanced debayering for… read more…
- New from RVZ Paris
RVZ showed some interesting new products at AFC Micro Salon last week. Their prototype rectangular ring light (contradiction in terms — but still a good name) attaches to the front of an LMB5 mattebox. It’s LED, bi-color daylight-tungsten, and dimmable…. read more…
- Big News: Hawk 65 Lenses
Vantage Film announced three new sets of lenses for 65mm format. Hawk65 Anamorphic Hawk65 Anamorphic Vintage’74 Hawk65 MAX for Imax They have all been designed from scratch for 65mm digital sensors. Of course, they will also cover any other format… read more…
- EMIT at Micro Salon 2015
It’s Micro Salon time again in Paris. The 15th annual expo, screening and seminars takes place in La Fémis film school, formerly the Pathé Montmartre Studios. Emit is a major distributor of interesting products. Once again, the Emit booth will have lots of… read more…
- Preston Light Ranger 2
Howard Preston is at BSC Expo and AFC Micro Salon demonstrating his new patent-pending Light Ranger 2 (LR2). Howard calls it a “critical focus tool for the digital world.” You still work with your familiar FIZ. The LR2 intuitively guides focus-pulling in the correct direction, near or far. You confirm this by viewing almost any monitor, which gets a graphical overlay from the LR2. The thing works in a number of modes: manual, autofocus, or basic distance measuring. read more…
- Blackmagic Camera Update 2.0
Blackmagic Camera Software Update 2.0 is ready to download from their support page. It covers Blackmagic URSA, Studio Camera 4K, Studio Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera, and Cinema Camera. For URSA: adds support for Apple ProRes 444 recording in 4K and HD. read more…
- Underwater Alexa 65 Hydroflex
The HydroFlex ALEXA 65 has been underwater working on the VFX sequences of a major motion picture. HydroFlex’s Pete Romano, ASC worked closely with ARRI Rental Group’s Neil Fanthom and John Duclos during the design phase of the underwater housing construction. Two housings and cameras worked flawlessly (no leaks :) during production. read more…
- AJA CION Factory Tour
I visited AJA headquarters in Grass Valley, CA recently for a tour of the factory where they build the new CION 35mm digital camera. Here’s a free 12-page PDF about that factory visit. There’s also an in depth interview with AJA President Nick Rashby and CION Design Jon Thorn. It is a sneak peek preview and part of our next, upcoming issue…Download the free 12-page PDF…
- Curved, Thin, 8K, and HDR at CES
CES 2015 was about flat panel TV displays. Almost every major player had an 8K prototype. They were very good. And yes indeed, you can see the difference. They will be not only in homes, but also in museums, medical schools, hospitals,… read more…
- AJA CION Ships Today
AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera is now shipping. CION was designed by people who worked as cameramen. It is ergonomic and extremely lightweight. CION shoots 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD. It records in-camera to the Apple ProRes family of codecs, including 12-bit ProRes 444, on economical AJA Pak SSD media up to 4K/60p. CION also provides outputs for AJA Raw HFR at up to 4K/120p. AJA says that CION is the only 4K/UltraHD camera capable of capturing internally to 12-bit ProRes 444. read more…
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February 2015: Issue 66-67
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