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Pssst They Are Making Candy Red Beaulieu 4008 Pro8mm Cameras:

Pssst They Are Making Candy Red Beaulieu 4008 Pro8mm Cameras:

Get your glad rags on, cause tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1965. Did you know that 50 years after Eastman Kodak Company first introduced Super 8 filmmaking, you can still be one of the hip ones with your very own brand new Super 8 camera. Those champions over at Pro8mm have the little red […]

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The Axiom Beta 4K Camera and How You Can Get It:

The Axiom Beta 4K Camera and How You Can Get It:

Apertus have release details about the latest Beta development on their Axiom open source 4K camera. Crowdfunding is on the cards for the Axiom Beta and it means you could be the owner of one of the cheapest 4K cameras on the market. It looks like the Axiom Beta is about to become the cheapest […]

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Panavision Primo 70 Series of Lens: 27, 35, 40, 50, 65, 80, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 mm:

Panavision Primo 70 Series of Lens: 27, 35, 40, 50, 65, 80, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250 mm:

Panavision stopped waving and picked up a bullhorn announcing the Primo 70 Series of lens. Panavision Primo 70 Series includes the follow lenses: 27mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 80mm, 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 200mm, and 250mm. Introducing the Primo 70 series lenses, the highest performance motion picture lenses ever developed. Primo 70 lenses on 35 mm […]

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In Depth NAB Booth Interview With Blackmagic Design:

In Depth NAB Booth Interview With Blackmagic Design:

StudioTech TV have gone to the Blackmagic Design booth at the NAB 2014 Exhibition and got the low down on all the new goodies, products, and upgrades that BMD have on offer. Thanks to StudioTech TV for taking us on a tour of the Blackmagic Design NAB booth.

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Schneider Optics Xenon 18mm & Cine-Xenar III 14mm Lenses NAB 2014:

Schneider Optics Xenon 18mm & Cine-Xenar III 14mm Lenses NAB 2014:

The folks from B&H had a little run through with Schneider Optics and their Xenon 18mm & Cine-Xenar III 14mm lenses at NAB 2014. At NAB 2014, Schneider Optics introduces two new wide, fast cine lenses, the Xenon 18mm T2.4 full-frame lens (available in EF, F, and PL mounts) and the Super 35-format Cine-Xenar III […]

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Meanwhile Panavision Tease… Or Wave Frantically:

Meanwhile Panavision Tease… Or Wave Frantically:

OK so Panavision have been dropping hints they have / want / need to change, and you need to too. Get ready for a major leap forward in optical performance says Panavision… IMAGINE IT. This is for the dreamers, the rule breakers, the pioneers who see infinite horizons & still ask for MORE. PUSH IT. […]

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JVC Now Have Four 4K Cameras Announced at NAB 2014:

JVC Now Have Four 4K Cameras Announced at NAB 2014:

Adding to the details we have already published from an older JVC press release, we now find buried deep in a newer release that they will have four 4K prototype cameras they will show for the first time at NAB 2014. Four 4K JVC Cameras at NAB 2014: GY-LSX1 4K shoulder mount camera GY-LSX2 4K […]

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Digital Bolex Announce The D16M Native Monochrome Camera:

Digital Bolex Announce The D16M Native Monochrome Camera:

Digital Bolex have announced their D16M Native Monochrome camera. After a few months of testing we’re very excited to announce the D16M, boasting a black and white sensor for highest quality monochrome capture without the need to debayer, retaining a higher sensitivity to light and preserving the full dynamic range of the sensor. D16M Technical […]

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Angénieux Optimo Style Series of Zoom & Anamorphic Lenses at NAB 2014:

Angénieux Optimo Style Series of Zoom & Anamorphic Lenses at NAB 2014:

Debuting at the NAB 2014 show is the Thales Angénieux Optimo Style series of zoom lenses featuring three new zooms – two hand-held; Optimo Style 16-40 and 30-76 and one full size Optimo Style 25-250 – to support new production needs for the migration to a more cinematic look with 4K quality. Highlighting Angénieux’s ongoing […]

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PLx1.4 Lens Extender For s35mm Sensor Cameras:

PLx1.4 Lens Extender For s35mm Sensor Cameras:

IB/E OPTICS from Germany have introduced the PLx1.4 Lens Extender for s35mm PL mount cameras. The PLx1.4 is an optical extender that extends the focal length of a S35 mm PL-mount lenses 1.4 times. The PLx1.4 features high-index, low-dispersion glass to ensure the highest possible resolution and contrast with minimal optical degradation. The optical design […]

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The Amazingly Tiny one-cam Camera That Shot Scarlett Johansson in “Under the Skin”

The Amazingly Tiny one-cam Camera That Shot Scarlett Johansson in “Under the Skin”

The one-cam camera was designed by London VFX studio One Of Us and developed for the Jonathan Glazer movie “Under the Skin” starring Scarlett Johansson. London studio One Of Us is pleased to preview one-cam, their new small form-factor camera system. one-cam has been developed with an understanding of the entire filmmaking process, from shoot […]

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FUJINON HA18 × 5.5 Lens Comes to Town:

FUJINON HA18 × 5.5 Lens Comes to Town:

Fujifilm Corporation have announced that it will release the portable multipurpose TV camera zoom lens “FUJINON HA18 × 5.5” in late June 2014. This new addition to the company’s lineup of HDTV lenses for TV cameras offers 18× zoom from 5.5mm on the wide angle end to capture footage with a powerful impact for a […]

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Canon Upgrade C500 Camera With Cinema RAW Development 1.3 Software:

Canon Upgrade C500 Camera With Cinema RAW Development 1.3 Software:

Canon have announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera. The upgrade twill enable users to more efficiently on-set production workflows. The Company plans to offer the free-of-charge Cinema RAW Development software upgrade* starting in October 2014. EOS C500 The new Cinema RAW Development 1.3 software, currently under development, will deliver enhanced […]

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Canon HJ18ex7.6B Portable HD Eng Lens:

Canon HJ18ex7.6B Portable HD Eng Lens:

Canon have announced the HJ18ex7.6B portable HD zoom lens, the predecessor to the HJ17ex7.6B lens. Utilizing a generous focal length range of 7.6mm to 137mm (15.2mm to 274mm with its built-in 2X extender) and a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of 0.56m (10mm with Macro), this new member of Canon’s family of HD portable lenses enables […]

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Canon 17-120mm T2.95 CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens Drops for NAB 2014:

Canon 17-120mm T2.95 CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens Drops for NAB 2014:

Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, […]

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ARRI Alexa XT Camera Open Gate Lens Coverage by Gulf Camera:

ARRI Alexa XT Camera Open Gate Lens Coverage by Gulf Camera:

The Mob over at Gulf Camera attempt to answer the question: Which lenses will cover “Open Gate” on the ARRI Alexa XT camera? From Gulf Camera… Super 35 film has an image circle of 28.5mm and the Alexa 16:9 is a little smaller at 27.8mm. Using the “Open Gate” mode on the Alexa XT camera […]

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FUJINON ZK12×25 4K High Zoom Ratio Cine Lens Dropping at NAB 2014:

FUJINON ZK12×25 4K High Zoom Ratio Cine Lens Dropping at NAB 2014:

Fujifilm Corporation have announced that it will release a new high zoom ratio cine lens “FUJINON ZK12×25” (hereinafter “ZK12×25”), compatible with 4K* cinema cameras, in late June 2014. Equipped with the 35mm PL mount**, the most common format for cinema cameras, the ZK12×25 boasts a high zoom ratio covering the focal length of 25mm to […]

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Thales Angénieux to Drop Mid-Budget Lens Series at NAB 2014:

Thales Angénieux to Drop Mid-Budget Lens Series at NAB 2014:

Delivering High End Multimedia Production with 4K Quality Angénieux will disclose at NAB 2014 a new line of mid-budget zoom lenses. The new lenses, descended from the Optimo line, take into consideration the industry’s most stringent requirements for ergonomics and versatility for live TV recording. The proliferation of 4K digital screens and the advent of […]

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Allstar 135mm T1.9 PL Lite Lens:

Allstar 135mm T1.9 PL Lite Lens:

At NAB 2014 Taiwanese gear maker Allstar will bring along a new 135mm T1.9 PL Lite lens plus their 18-35mm T.8 PL lite lens. Allstar 135mm T1.9 Lite Lens: 135mm T1.9 Lite Lens Price: $3800USD Weight: 1.3KG Length: 12cm Front diameter: 95mm / 77mm thread Close Focus: 2’4″ ft Aperture: T1.9-T22 Focus turning angle: 115 […]

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Oh Hell the Panasonic 4K Varicam Modular Camera Pictures Look Very Sexy:

Oh Hell the Panasonic 4K Varicam Modular Camera Pictures Look Very Sexy:

The much anticipated Panasonic 4K VariCam and HS VariCam are of course modular. Meaning you can swap out sections to go 4K or 2/3″ depending on your needs. From Kunihiko Miyagi Director of Panasonic Professional Imaging comes some very sexy Panasonic VariCam modular configurations. Panasonic 4K camera module, with a Super35-sized sensor and a PL […]

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Star Wars VII Panavision Panaflex XL Blacked Out Deathstar and Millennium Falcon Cameras:

Star Wars VII Panavision Panaflex XL Blacked Out Deathstar and Millennium Falcon Cameras:

Super quick one for you… From Andrew Bikichky comes news of the custom blacked out 35mm Panavision Panaflex XL film cameras being used to shoot JJ Abrams Star Wars VII. The A and B cameras have the names Deathstar and Millennium Falcon.

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Codex Action CAM:

Codex Action CAM:

Codex have announced the Codex Action CAM, an ultra-compact, all-in-one, digital cinema camera and recording package for 2D and S3D production. The camera is designed for use as an Action | witness | POV camera system on commercials, TV and movie productions as a companion camera when regular camera packages are too large for the […]

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JVC Sells It’s First AltaSens 4K s35mm Sensor… Oh & a 4K Camera Module:

JVC Sells It’s First AltaSens 4K s35mm Sensor… Oh & a 4K Camera Module:

AltaSens a JVC company have introduced their first commercially available 4K sensor: the AL41410C. The Super-35 size image sensor delivers industry-standard 4K cinema frames in either 12-bit or 10-bit resolution at up to 72 frames per second (fps) using as little as 1.3W. A 5.2-μm pixel pitch gives the AL41410C its high sensitivity, as well […]

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New Version of FOR-A FT-ONE 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera at NAB 2014:

New Version of FOR-A FT-ONE 4K Variable Frame Rate Camera at NAB 2014:

FOR-A will showcase a new version of its FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera at NAB 2014. The new version of the FT-ONE offers fiber I/O connections built directly into the unit for ease of use when shooting from the field. The company’s new ZE-ONE 4K extraction system will also be a highlight of the […]

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Schneider Optics Going to NAB 2014 With New XENON FF Prime Lenses:

Schneider Optics Going to NAB 2014 With New XENON FF Prime Lenses:

Schneider Optics are set to drop new lenses at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. Schneider adds 18mm, 25mm and 100mm lenses to its popular Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime family that already includes the 35mm, 50mm and 75mm focal lengths. They are purpose built for digital cinematography with cameras including RED Dragon, Canon C100/C300/C500, Arri Alexa, Sony […]

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Panasonic GH4 Camera at 96fps 4096×2160 Vs ARRI Alexa Camera & Blackmagic 4K Videos:

Panasonic GH4 Camera at 96fps 4096×2160 Vs ARRI Alexa Camera & Blackmagic 4K Videos:

Sorry for the worst post title in the history of Blogging. It’s an amalgamation of the combined test videos featuring the Panasonic GH4 4K camera… So just going to leave this here: Panasonic GH4 4K camera used in some very basic tests by Sittipong Kongtong on the Youtube channel 2011peopleasia. Make of it what you […]

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Approved External Battery Catches Fire Killing Blackmagic Camera and SSD:

Approved External Battery Catches Fire Killing Blackmagic Camera and SSD:

Forest Gibson Producer, Actor and 2.5k Blackmagic camera owner of six months had an approved external battery flare out and fry the camera’s SSD, and the camera itself. Gone… Cooked. After getting footage for the Kickstarter video for me new game, my Black Magic Camera’s battery exploded, spewing smoke violently. We ran out of there […]

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Sony 4K 20.68M-Pixel High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor for Digital Still Cameras and Camcorders:

Sony 4K 20.68M-Pixel High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor for Digital Still Cameras and Camcorders:

Sony have introduced a 20.68M-Pixel High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor for Consumer Digital Still Cameras and Camcorders. It will do 4K video mode at 4096H × 2160V, 60fps. Sony led the industry by introducing the technology of a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor Exmor R to the camera market. Now, Sony is releasing “IMX147LQT”, a back-illuminated approximately […]

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First Footage Recorded With The 4K Axiom Alpha Prototype Camera:

First Footage Recorded With The 4K Axiom Alpha Prototype Camera:

First footage has surfaced taken from that 4K Apertus Axiom Camera. The open source camera is a prototype and it’s early days, but with first pictures comes relief for those working on finishing the project. Please note that this footage contains the first samples ever recorded with the Axiom Alpha prototype. Whilst this is a […]

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The Motion Picture Camera: Past, Present and Future: shown at SOC 2014:

The Motion Picture Camera: Past, Present and Future: shown at SOC 2014:

If this video about the 120 plus years of history about the motion picture camera doesn’t put a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye and an overwhelming feelings of euphoria, then check your heartbeat because you are dead. For the Society of Camera Operators 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Edited by Bob Joyce […]

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DENZ PL-Mount Camera Rig For The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K:

DENZ PL-Mount Camera Rig For The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K:

DENZ make a PL-mount camera rig for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K (BMPC) and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K (BMCC). It consists of a camera table with an integrated PL-mount, a superstructure and a top plate. In addition, the set includes a pair of aluminium tubes and a pair of bolt-on and twist rosettes for […]

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Fujinon 55x Zoom And Lightweight Cabrio PL 14-35mm Zoom Make NAB 2014 Debut:

Fujinon 55x Zoom And Lightweight Cabrio PL 14-35mm Zoom Make NAB 2014 Debut:

Two Fujinon lenses will be making their NAB debut this year—among them, the Premier PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle lens [ZK2.5x14] and the XA55x9.5 HDTV Telephoto Box Style lens. The new XA55x9.5 telephoto zoom is designed for large venues that require tight shots from long distances, such as sports, concerts and other live events. This zoom […]

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Footage From That Chinon Bellami HD-1 8mm Camera Has Emerged:

Footage From That Chinon Bellami HD-1 8mm Camera Has Emerged:

Yes footage has surfaced from that incredibly small Chinon Bellami HD-1 8mm camera, some good, some not so… In addition to a 4mm, F1.2, D mount lens attached to the camera; Chinon will make M42 C, CS mount adapters to be sold separately. Bellami HD-1 + P.Angenieux 17-68mm F2.2 shooting test: Shibuya Intersection: Yellow Card […]

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What is Protune 2.0 & Why It Matters in Your GoPro HERO3+ Camera:

What is Protune 2.0 & Why It Matters in Your GoPro HERO3+ Camera:

David Newman, Senior Director of Software Engineering for GoPro has expanded on the new GoPro firmware Protune 2.0 features for the HERO3+ Black Edition camera. David on his Cineform Insder Blog talks about the new advanced Protune 2.0 controls for Colour, ISO Limit, Sharpness and Exposure, as well as changes the Protune default settings for […]

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Nikon Rolls Out Data Analysis Software HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer Which Does 4K & 8K:

Nikon Rolls Out Data Analysis Software HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer Which Does 4K & 8K:

Nikon Rolls out Global Sales of Data Analysis Software HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer (265CA1) Nikon is going to roll out the global sales of data analysis software “HEVC/H.265 Codec Analyzer (265CA1)” that is fully compliant with the next-generation H.265/HEVC video coding standard. This software was released within Japan in March, 2013. Sales Overview Product Name HEVC/H.265 […]

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More Pictures of That Chinon Bellami HD-1 8mm Camera:

More Pictures of That Chinon Bellami HD-1 8mm Camera:

Well as you can see… Well maybe not. The upcoming Chinon Bellami HD-1 8mm camera is super tiny. If you need to know more then hang out over at Chinon.

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Bellami HD-1 Full HD Digital 8mm Interchangeable Lens Video Camera Coming:

Bellami HD-1 Full HD Digital 8mm Interchangeable Lens Video Camera Coming:

Take it in… Digest… Respond: Bellami HD-1 Full HD digital 8mm interchangeable D-Mount lens video camera from Superheadz.Tokoyo. Feel like more? Trip on over to Chinon.

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Aptina AR2520HS Sensor With 25MP Photos, 4K Video & 120fps 1080p Video For Mobiles:

Aptina AR2520HS Sensor With 25MP Photos, 4K Video & 120fps 1080p Video For Mobiles:

Soccer Moms around the world rejoice… GH4 owners a little less sadder. Aptina will demonstrate the industry’s first 25 megapixel mobile image sensor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the week beginning Feb 24th. The Aptina AR2520HS leaps ahead of existing sensors with high-performance video capabilities that capture full resolution and 4K video at 30 […]

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Have You Seen The ikonoskop A-Cam SP-16 Camera Opened Up:

Have You Seen The ikonoskop A-Cam SP-16 Camera Opened Up:

Sometimes when you have been drinking do you sometimes look at your camera and think…. You know what, hell yeah I’m gunna pull it apart to see what it looks like on the inside!!! If you don’t think or do that, that’s OK because someone, somewhere right now does, or they own a film camera. […]

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Canon C300 Tops The UK’s Most Rented Camera Of The Year:

Canon C300 Tops The UK’s Most Rented Camera Of The Year:

According to a Televisual survey the most hired camera last year in the UK was the Canon C300. Televisual Magazine have been conducting camera hire surveys for the last eight years to reveal the 10 most hired cameras of the year. They are saying the ARRI Amira camera will be the hot ticket item for […]

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Angenieux lenses Used on Phil Keoghan’s Charity Tour de France Documentary Ride:

Angenieux lenses Used on Phil Keoghan’s Charity Tour de France Documentary Ride:

During the 2013 European summer, on the 100th Edition of the Tour de France, Phil Keoghan, the New Zealand-born television personality, best known for hosting the U.S. version of The Amazing Race on CBS, embarked on an incredible sports challenge: the 22 stages of the 1928 Tour de France on a Ravat period bike without […]

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Panavision And the Making of Primo V Series Lenses:

Panavision And the Making of Primo V Series Lenses:

Another short and sweet one… We like these. This time it is Panavision and the making of Primo V Series Lenses: Panavision Primo V lenses come in focal lengths of 14.5mm, 17.5mm, 21mm, 27mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm, with widest apertures of 1.9 and close focus distance of 24 inches for all lengths. […]

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5 Panasonic POV Videos of Sochi Olympic Events Shot With the HX-A100 Camera:

5 Panasonic POV Videos of Sochi Olympic Events Shot With the HX-A100 Camera:

Panasonic dropped a YouTube Channel called “FEEL THE PASSION” which films sports athlete views using the wearable camera HX-A100, in five sports (skeleton, curling, mogul skiing, short track speed skating, ice dancing) which will take place at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Panasonic – FEEL THE PASSION #1 Skeleton Panasonic – FEEL THE PASSION […]

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JVC Drop The GY-HM850 and the GY-HM890 ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders:

JVC Drop The GY-HM850 and the GY-HM890 ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders:

JVC have introduced the new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which they say set a new benchmark in ENG camera IP integration. Complemented by a new interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras deliver outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the built-in streaming engine, FTP and 4G LTE connectivity allows […]

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Duclos Lenses Multi-Mount For Canon Compact Zooms:

Duclos Lenses Multi-Mount For Canon Compact Zooms:

An interchangeable mount system from Duclos Lenses for the Canon 15.5-47mm and 30-105mm lenses. Nobody wants to choose a lens based strictly on the camera and its mount, especially in an ever evolving industry that offers a newer, faster, better camera every few months. Duclos Lenses saw the potential with Canon’s newest professional zoom lenses, […]

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ZEISS Touit 2.8/50M Lens:

ZEISS Touit 2.8/50M Lens:

The ZEISS Touit 2.8/50M is the newest member of the Touit family of lenses. It is a powerful macro lens for compact system cameras (CSC) that also shows its strengths in portraiture. Compact system cameras with APS-C sensors are one of the most interesting trends in today’s photography market. More and more photographers are discovering […]

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Xenar III Vs Mini S4 Lens Shootout From Focus Gear:

Xenar III Vs Mini S4 Lens Shootout From Focus Gear:

The good people over at Focus Gear have done a mini shootout between the Xenar III and the Mini S4 lenses: The lens tests looked at: Breathing Flaring and Ghosting Bokeh Distortion Aberration Skin Tone To read more about this test, check out Brumar Films blog HERE. Follow @FocusGearTV on Twitter and Facebook.

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FUJIFILM Zero Percent Financing Program On Premier PL ZK Series of Cabrio Lenses:

FUJIFILM Zero Percent Financing Program On Premier PL ZK Series of Cabrio Lenses:

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division, is conducting a Zero Percent Financing program on purchases of its Premier PL ZK Series of Cabrio lenses. From now through March 31st, 2014, any new purchases of a Premier PL19-90mm Cabrio (ZK4.7×19), PL 85-300mm Cabrio (ZK3.5x85B) or PL 14-35mm Cabrio wide-angle zoom (ZK2.5×14) are eligible for the […]

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MPEG LA Announces License Terms for High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC/H.265:

MPEG LA Announces License Terms for High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC/H.265:

MPEG LA have announced that a group of 25 companies have agreed on HEVC license terms expected to issue as part of an HEVC Patent Portfolio License in early 2014. Final agreements are yet to be concluded. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC, also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2) is a standard designed to […]

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A Look at Schneider Xenar III Cinema Primes by Focus Gear:

A Look at Schneider Xenar III Cinema Primes by Focus Gear:

Focus Gear a brand new crew looking to provide you with reviews on the latest camera gear, gadgets, and more have dropped their first look see on the Schneider Xenar III Cinema Primes. From Focus Gear: Produced by Jamie Bender with J65 Productions LLC. www.J65Productions.com Follow @FocusGearTV on Twitter and www.Facebook,com/FocusGearTV For lens rentals contact […]

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That Axiom Open Module Concept Camera Has Swappable Sensors, Filters & More:

That Axiom Open Module Concept Camera Has Swappable Sensors, Filters & More:

Swappable Image Sensor Module, Swappable Lens Mount, Swappable Filters… Reality Check; it is all there on the latest update about that open source 4K s35mm Axiom Alpha prototype camera with the CMV12000 image sensor. Swappable Image Sensor Module The Axiom Alpha prototype with the CMV12000 image sensor is just the beginning, we want to offer […]

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DivX HEVC in HD and 4K Resolution No Problems:

DivX HEVC in HD and 4K Resolution No Problems:

At CES 2014 DivX would hear none of that H.265 is still 5 years away talk… Instead codec maker DivX is stepping up to the plate and swinging right now. In September 2013, DivX launched DivX 10, the first consumer software to enable high-quality DivX HEVC video creation and playback. We beat VLC, Media Player […]

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Panasonic Twin Camera HC-W850 Camcorder:

Panasonic Twin Camera HC-W850 Camcorder:

Panasonic have a twin-camera setup called the W850 / W858 / W850M, and it features dual camera system for users to enjoy picture-in-picture recording. Not only high image quality which is realized by new Crystal Engine Pro+ and advanced Level Shot function/5 -axis hand shake correction, these camcorders also comes with Wi-Fi/NFC to expand shooting […]

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FLIR ONE A Thermal Imager For Your iPhone 5:

FLIR ONE A Thermal Imager For Your iPhone 5:

FLIR Systems have announced the FLIR ONE, the first personal thermal imaging device especially targeted at the consumer market. Unveiled at CES 2014, FLIR ONE places powerful thermal imaging technology in the hands of consumers, dramatically extending the limits of human vision and unlocking a full spectrum of practical applications. As the first and only […]

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Toshiba Bright Mode CMOS Image Sensor Technology Brings 240fps to Smartphones & Tablets:

Toshiba Bright Mode CMOS Image Sensor Technology Brings 240fps to Smartphones & Tablets:

Toshiba have announced the development of “Bright Mode”, a CMOS image sensor technology that allows smartphones and tablets to record Full HD video at 240 frames per second (fps), the industry’s highest frame rate1. “Bright Mode” realizes high quality slow motion playback. High speed video recording requires a high frame rate with short exposure time, […]

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Vision Research Announce the Phantom v2010 Camera 22000 Frames-Per-Second at Full Resolution

Vision Research Announce the Phantom v2010 Camera 22000 Frames-Per-Second at Full Resolution

Vision Research have announced the Phantom v2010, the newest addition to the company’s widely-used Phantom 1Mpx digital ultra high speed camera line. The new Phantom v2010 is almost 40 percent faster than the Phantom v1610, the previous market leader, with the ability to capture more than 22,000 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution. The v2010 boasts […]

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HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 High Speed Lens:

HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 High Speed Lens:

HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 high speed lens announced… Here is the PR stuff: A mutual passion for photography and the art of image capture between two companies’ owner has led two special firms, Shanghai Transvision and German IB/E Optics, to collaborate on an industry-shaking new innovation. By merging Geman high-quality engineering standards with Chinese cost-effective […]

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RED 3-axis Lens Control System:

RED 3-axis Lens Control System:

RED have introduced a RED 3-axis lens control system. The RED 3-axis lens control system consists of the RED WMD, the RED Lens Motors and the RED THC Hand Controller. There are systems at AbelCine in NY and LA as well as the RED Store in Hollywood now that you can go play with and […]

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How To Back Focus A Camera Lens:

How To Back Focus A Camera Lens:

Thom Calabro Director Marketing and Product Development at FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, runs us through a handy little instructional video on how to adjust back focus on your camera lens. If you’re a professional videographer or cinematographer, you’ve likely been in a situation where your focus is sharp, but softens when you zoom in or […]

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P+S TECHNIK IMS 2.0 Lens Mount Adapter for ARRI Alexa, RED Epic, & Scarlet Cameras:

P+S TECHNIK IMS 2.0 Lens Mount Adapter for ARRI Alexa, RED Epic, & Scarlet Cameras:

The P+S TECHNIK Interchangeable Mount System (IMS) lens mount adapters make available hundreds of film and still photography lenses for just about any camera. The P+S TECHNIK mount adapters for cameras with IMS and Sony FZ interface are plug’n’play. The lens mounts for ARRI Alexa and RED cameras are easily mounted using the lens mount […]

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Fujinon PL 14-35mm T 2.9 Cabrio Lens Video Run Through:

Fujinon PL 14-35mm T 2.9 Cabrio Lens Video Run Through:

Thom Calabro, Fujifilm Optical Devices Director of Marketing & Product Development, introduces the Fujinon PL 14-35mm T 2.9 Cabrio lens. The PL 14-35mm Cabrio lens has a detachable digital servo drive, and can be used as a self-contained ENG-style lens or cine style lens. This lens is ideal for shooters looking for a lightweight zoom […]

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CMOSIS & its Upgraded 4K 12-Megapixel/300 fps CMOS Image Sensor CMV12000:

CMOSIS & its Upgraded 4K 12-Megapixel/300 fps CMOS Image Sensor CMV12000:

CMOSIS is set to demonstrate its 4K 12-Megapixel CMOS image sensor CMV12000 that can now do 300 fps. The CMV 12000 is now available in sample quantities. High volume production will ramp up from June 2014 onwards. The CMV12000 excels current market solutions with a combination of excellent global shuttering with a stunning 300 fps […]

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Oh This Is a Super Logmar Super 8 Camera:

Oh This Is a Super Logmar Super 8 Camera:

Over at filmkorn.org they have a nice little story about a Danish Father and Son team that have made a Logmar Super 8 camera. After fours perfecting the camera, the guys hope to have it going out the door to other filmmakers and buyers by around April 2014. Father Tommy 63 and 30 year old […]

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NHK Waterproof Lens Filter:

NHK Waterproof Lens Filter:

NHK Engineering System or NHK-ES have come up with a way to prevent water droplets or spray sticking to your lens. Working with other interested parties since 1997 NHK have produced a lens filter that disperses water from the glass surface. Thread sizes for the NHK waterproof lens filter are 82/86mm, 105mm, 107mm, and 127mm. […]

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The Hot Rod Cameras Bokeh Friday and Mattebox Monday Sales:

The Hot Rod Cameras Bokeh Friday and Mattebox Monday Sales:

Hot Rod Cameras is doing their first ever sale… Seriously their first real sale in 5-years. Hot Rod Cameras are doing a Black Friday sale which they have renamed Bokeh Friday Sale and Cyber Monday becomes Mattebox Monday Sale. They are such camera nerds. Prices are all too low to advertise, so deals are only […]

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DIY RED Scarlet Camera Sensor Swap Out in Under 3 Minutes:

DIY RED Scarlet Camera Sensor Swap Out in Under 3 Minutes:

Buck The Redneck Tech changes out the RED Scarlet sensor and drops in a GoPro Hero HD sensor. Follow along and you too can achieve amazing results with cross camera technology. Have you recently recieved the RED Scarlet camera but been unhappy having a non American made sensor inside it? Me too! Which I why […]

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Schneider Optics Cine Xenar III lenses $2500 Rebate:

Schneider Optics Cine Xenar III lenses $2500 Rebate:

Schneider Optics announces a $2500 Rebate on a new set of 6 groundbreaking Cine Xenar III lenses purchased from November 1 through the end of February 2014. The Cine Xenar III lens family currently consists of: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 95mm. Those purchasing individual lenses are eligible for a $400 per lens rebate. […]

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Drift Innovation Ghost-S Camera:

Drift Innovation Ghost-S Camera:

Drift Innovation is releasing their latest action sports camera, the Ghost-S. Available worldwide on November 26, the wearable action-packed camera boasts the longest battery life on the market and numerous industry-leading features while remaining the easiest to use. The Drift Ghost-S comes out of the box with a 3.5 hour battery life, built-in two-inch LCD […]

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HEVC H.265 Royalties Are Killing It Even Before It Takes Off?

HEVC H.265 Royalties Are Killing It Even Before It Takes Off?

Is High Efficiency Video Coding, HEVC or H.265 as it is also known the Y2K Bug of the fimmaking revolution? Is H.265 the supposed replacement for the H.264 codec a lot of noise, a lot of hype, a lot of attention with the possibly of it never actually doing anything? Quite possibly so. Before we […]

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Wake Us Up When H.265 Goes Past First Draft:

Wake Us Up When H.265 Goes Past First Draft:

Cinemartin releases v. 2.7 of its acclaimed windows video encoder & converter tool, Cinec, also know as the windows prores encoder. Now supports the new standard for 4K & adv. video delivery, the HEVC ­ H.265 video ­codec format. With simply one mouse click, you can convert your videos to the HEVC format, among others. […]

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Canon Pull EOS C300 and C300PL Camera Firmware Updates:

Canon Pull EOS C300 and C300PL Camera Firmware Updates:

Canon pull the latest firmware update for the C300 cameras, due to wrong colour balances… Someone isn’t getting a Christmas bonus this year. To Users of the Canon EOS C300 and C300PL Cinema EOS Cameras. Thank you for using Canon products. Details We have suspended download services for Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 that was posted Tuesday […]

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NHK 8K SHV Camera Going Smaller & Now Takes 35mm Full Frame Lenses:

NHK 8K SHV Camera Going Smaller & Now Takes 35mm Full Frame Lenses:

Some people are still coming to terms with the fact that 4K is the new 1080i, wait till they get a load of 8K REC.2020 NHK style. They keep shrinking the camera down. That thing was about the size of a small car about 24 months ago, and now NHK say they will continue to […]

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Panasonic νMaicovicon 4K 2K FourThirds 240fps to 481fps DSLR CMOS Sensor:

Panasonic νMaicovicon 4K 2K FourThirds 240fps to 481fps DSLR CMOS Sensor:

So Panasonic steps up to the plate and is swinging big at the 4K ball. Panasonic’s νMaicovicon was just for mobile devices, but lately they popped those sensors into a few cameras… But this new one is 4K2K so things have changed. Let’s see what 4K DSLR camera Panasonic come out with this νMaicovicon MN34230PL […]

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Panavision Primo V Series Lenses Announced:

Panavision Primo V Series Lenses Announced:

Panavision has introduced a new line of Primo lenses, the Primo V series, specifically designed to work with today’s high-resolution 35mm digital cameras. “Panavision’s unmatched optical expertise and high-quality manufacturing capabilities have now been brought to bear on lenses adapted for digital cameras,” says Kim Snyder, Panavision’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re focused on providing cinematographers […]

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OmniVision OV10822 4K 2K 10.5-megapixel CameraChip Sensor For Smartphones & Tablets:

OmniVision OV10822 4K 2K 10.5-megapixel CameraChip Sensor For Smartphones & Tablets:

OmniVision Technologies have announced the OV10822, a new 10.5-megapixel CameraChip sensor that brings DSC-level performance to smartphones and tablets. The OV10822 is a native 16:9 high definition (HD) image sensor capable of recording ultra-high resolution 4K2K video and transitioning seamlessly between recording still images and HD video. The sensor leverages OmniVision’s most advanced 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2 […]

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HolyManta VND Lens Adapters With Internal Variable ND filters Are Out:

HolyManta VND Lens Adapters With Internal Variable ND filters Are Out:

HolyManta VND lens adapters with variable ND filters are out and being delivered to those that got in early on their crowdfunding campaign as well as online buyers via their store. The HolyMantra VND adapters are available in two flavours; HolyManta VND EF | MFT & HolyManta VND EF | NEX, and are available to […]

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More Full Frame Prime Schneider Optics Lenses To Come:

More Full Frame Prime Schneider Optics Lenses To Come:

On the Facebook page of Schneider Optics they once again teased their upcoming 14mm Cine Xenar lens which was launched at IBC 2013, and they stated that it will be available soon! All good, we knew that bit. Well in addition to the Cine Xenar lens promo, Schneider Optics have also stated that they have […]

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First 4K RAW Pictures From The Axiom Alpha Camera:

First 4K RAW Pictures From The Axiom Alpha Camera:

It’s a camera, but not as we know it… The Apertus camera, that open plan 4K RAW unit has dropped its first pictures. We have pictures! And they are in 4K! But don’t get too excited yet – like a newborn who has just come into contact with the outside world, they are very RAW […]

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PrimeCircle XE Silver Lens Series by LockCircle:

PrimeCircle XE Silver Lens Series by LockCircle:

LockCircle have dropped their Cinematic Lens range designed for Blackmagic Production Cinema Cameras built around ZEISS optics. The PrimeCircle XE silver series lenses are calibrated (one to one) with expanded focus scales for precise follow focus work, and have a special silver finished surface to match the iconographic design of Blackmagic Cinema Cameras. The LockCircle […]

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