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ARRI AMIRA Camera Configuration Options:

ARRI AMIRA Camera Configuration Options:

The ARRI Amira camera comes in three configuration packages: Amira Camera Set, Amira Advanced, and Amira Premium. CONFIGURATION OPTIONS There are three camera configurations to choose from, differentiated by their feature sets. Customers then complete their package by selecting whatever combination of lens mount, battery mount and bottom plate meets their needs; these are configured […]

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ARRI Studio Matte Box SBM 1 Features Video Tour:

ARRI Studio Matte Box SBM 1 Features Video Tour:

Quick one for you; the ARRI Studio Matte Box SBM 1. A studio matte box for filter sizes up to 6.6″ x 6.6″, the SMB-1 is designed to be used with bigger wide-angle prime lenses and also with zooms. The SMB-1 Tilt has an integrated tilt module that counteracts image artefacts linked to filter reflections […]

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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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From Cinema to the Operating Theatre: ARRI ALEXA Surgical Showreel:

From Cinema to the Operating Theatre: ARRI ALEXA Surgical Showreel:

Medical imaging is a booming market. If it’s good enough for Hollywood then it’s good enough for your Heartwood. So why not operate with some of the best cameras around… Arri showcase that their Alexa camera is at home in the most sterile of situations with this showreel dedicated to operations that are aided via […]

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World’s First ARRI Alexa XT Micro-Aerial Flight with AeroCine:

World’s First ARRI Alexa XT Micro-Aerial Flight with AeroCine:

In near white out conditions (in the sky) the brave and daring souls from AeroCine in late February this year strapped an ARRI Alexa XT camera with Codex recorder and remote follow focus and made aerial history at ARRI CSC New Jersey. The flight lasted for 11 minutes and 4 seconds… Watch on: Please see […]

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ARRI ALEXA SUP 9.1 & ARC 3.0 Out Now:

ARRI ALEXA SUP 9.1 & ARC 3.0 Out Now:

ARRI has released the next firmware instalment for the ALEXA camera: Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.1 and the ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) 3.0. The ARRIRAW Converter is ARRI’s free reference tool for processing ARRIRAW files in the optimal quality. A new, exciting feature includes the ability to uprez to 4K or UHD-1. For ALEXA XT and […]

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foolcat Generates Camera Reports of Any Folder Full of RED, MXF or QuickTime Files:

foolcat Generates Camera Reports of Any Folder Full of RED, MXF or QuickTime Files:

foolcat app generates camera reports of any folder full of RED, MXF or QuickTime files in rich HTML and PDF format. The foolcat software supports RED R3D, QuickTime clips (Canon, Sony, Arri, GoPro…) and MXF files (Canon C300, XF305 etc). foolcat 3.98 with HDRx rollover: foolcat Demo: foolcat will summarise total clip count, duration, drop […]

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Overview of the ARRI Rod Standards:

Overview of the ARRI Rod Standards:

There are currently three ARRI rod standards; 15mm LWS lightweight Support , 15mm Studio, and 19mm Studio. But rods are rods right? NO!! Just ask one of the American manufacturers who have a sea container full of rods they believed to be industry standard… They are now called looking at rods. So here is an […]

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ARRI Clean Sweep With Best Picture Nominations at the 86th Academy Awards:

ARRI Clean Sweep With Best Picture Nominations at the 86th Academy Awards:

Hot on the heels of their strong BAFTA nominations, ARRI their cameras continue an amazing run with a clean sweep with Best Picture nominations at the 86th Academy Awards. Great to see Roger Deakins get a nod again this time for PRISONERS and using an ARRI ALEXA camera. ARRI is also very proud that every […]

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ARRI and The Deadly Clean Sweep BAFTA Nominations

ARRI and The Deadly Clean Sweep BAFTA Nominations

You have to roll with the punches sometimes, and right now ARRI is not even at the fight instead off at a theme park enjoying the ride… A ride called The Deadly Clean Sweep BAFTA Nominations: BEST FILM 12 YEARS A SLAVE — ARRICAM AMERICAN HUSTLE — ARRICAM CAPTAIN PHILLIPS — ALEXA, ARRICAM and ARRIFLEX […]

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Arri DoP*1 Cinematographers Watch:

Arri DoP*1 Cinematographers Watch:

Unlike pilot or diving watches, the bezel of the DoP*1 doesn’t indicate time that has passed; instead it is equipped with a countdown to zero feature. Cinematographer Tom Fährmann, BVK designed the DoP*1 watch at the suggestion of Arnold & Richter and the timepiece is manufactured by Roland Kemmner, a renowned German watchmaker based in […]

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Ikegami UnicamHD HDK-97ARRI Camera Shooting Outdoors:

Ikegami UnicamHD HDK-97ARRI Camera Shooting Outdoors:

Ikegami took that ARRI / Ikegami UnicamHD HDK-97ARRI half and half camera to the Japanese countryside to shoot a demo reel. Nikko Toshogu and Chuzenji north of Tokyo are World Heritage Listed Sites, so what better environment to shoot a demo reel of the Super 35mm HDK-97ARRI camera’s capabilities outside of a controlled studio environment. […]

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ARRI Alexa Software Update Packet SUP 9.0 and CFast 2.0 Recording:

ARRI Alexa Software Update Packet SUP 9.0 and CFast 2.0 Recording:

ARRI have announced that the Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 for ARRI ALEXA XT/XR upgrade cameras and SUP 9.0 for ALEXA Classic cameras is available for immediate download. Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 enables a number of new features for all ALEXA cameras. It adds new recording capabilities and codec options and provides the basis […]

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ARRI PCA for SONY PMW F5 F55 Camera Feature Tour:

ARRI PCA for SONY PMW F5 F55 Camera Feature Tour:

ARRI PCA show off their range of accessaries for the SONY PMW F5 and F55 cameras… ARRI PCA offers a range of accessories for the Sony F5 / F55 in the form of a dedicated 15 mm LWS base plate; shoulder pad; accessory top plate; handle; and Sony viewfinder adapter. These dedicated accessories improve ergonomics […]

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The Free ARRI Photometric App:

The Free ARRI Photometric App:

The free ARRI Photometric App provides lighting designers with a powerful interactive tool to show full details of the light output of ARRI lighting products. Simply select the desired lamphead, lens, lamp and focus position and the Calculator computes all relevant photometric data within seconds. It shows you maximum illuminance levels, half peak angles, beam […]

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ARRI ALEXA Service Certificate Announced:

ARRI ALEXA Service Certificate Announced:

ARRI have announced what they call the ALEXA Service Certificate, and it will be available from all 12 official ARRI service centers and partner service centers. Car manufactures have been offering genuine service centre certificates for a while now and it has helped owners reach the highest resale value for their beloved automobiles. ARRI are […]

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ARRI Master Anamorphic Lens Showreels I SEE and THE RIDE:

ARRI Master Anamorphic Lens Showreels I SEE and THE RIDE:

Getting in early for your weekend viewing pleasure… Two ARRI master anamorphic showreels; one from Cinematographer Sheng Lu called “I See” and one from cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub, ASC, BVK, called “The Ride.” ARRI Master Anamorphic showreel: I SEE Cinematographer Sheng Lu combined ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses with an ALEXA M on the short film […]

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Market Report on the Global Digital Broadcast and Cinematography Cameras Market:

Market Report on the Global Digital Broadcast and Cinematography Cameras Market:

A wee little report on the state of the broadcast and cinematography markets has dropped from Reportbuyer.com… It costs a pretty penny to buy it, but here is a skinny version for you: Basically 3D is paralysed, cameras cost less now with glass going up in price, 2K and 4K cameras are kicking butt, it […]

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On the Floor at IBC With the ARRI Amira Camera, Price TBD:

On the Floor at IBC With the ARRI Amira Camera, Price TBD:

On the floor at IBC 2013 ARRI Product Manger Marcus Duerr runs through some of the features of the AMIRA, ARRI’s new versatile shoulder mount documentary-style camera, with in-camera CFast 2.0 recording and easy, single-user functionality. Please note the price of ARRI AMIRA is TBD, but it will be well under the ALEXA camera. For […]

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ARRI AMIRA Camera Features Tour:

ARRI AMIRA Camera Features Tour:

Quick one for you: The documentary-style camera ARRI AMIRA features tour. With a solid internal skeleton that guarantees camera and lens stability, AMIRA is a highly durable product constructed of the strongest possible materials. Sealed and capsulated electronics provide top-level protection against humidity and dust, while an integrated thermal core results in an exceptionally efficient […]

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ARRI Cameras Plus SanDisk CFast 2.0 Recording Media and The Codex Adapter:

ARRI Cameras Plus SanDisk CFast 2.0 Recording Media and The Codex Adapter:

ARRI have announced that they are the first to implement SanDisk’s new CFast 2.0 recording media in a camera, with a Codex adapter which allows for in-camera CFast 2.0 recording with ALEXA XT models and ALEXA Classic cameras upgraded with the XR Module. “With the SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 card, we are enabling a […]

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ARRI Amira Camera Showreel:

ARRI Amira Camera Showreel:

Just when you couldn’t get enough of that new documentary-style ARRI Amira 2K 200fps camera along comes the official showreel: AMIRA features the same sensor and exceptional image quality as the ARRI ALEXA, recording superior HD 1080 or 2K pictures that are suitable for any distribution format. With a dynamic range of more than 14 […]

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ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lens Series Shipping Dates:

ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lens Series Shipping Dates:

ARRI have published shipping dates for all seven of their focal lengths in the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. The MA35, 50 and 75 were released in August this year and have started shipping, with the MA100 to follow in October, the MA40 and 60 in February 2014, and the MA135 in April 2014. By […]

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ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 Lens:

ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 Lens:

ARRI have introduced their new Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9, the first super wide-angle zoom lens for the professional cine market. With an unusually accommodating image circle of 33.7 mm, the UWZ has been designed for both existing and future generations of large-sensor digital cameras, incorporating patented, cutting-edge lens technologies that overcome known problems with […]

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ARRI Amira Documentary Shoulder Camera at IBC Sneak Peek:

ARRI Amira Documentary Shoulder Camera at IBC Sneak Peek:

The new ARRI camera called the ARRI Amira has slipped out of the bag a bit early via a tweet from Broadcast TECH. This is the first glimpse of the new compact shoulder ARRI broadcast style AMIRA camera which is said to be available 2014. More to come as we know it.

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4K Video SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Cards Announced:

4K Video SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Cards Announced:

We were told by ARRI to look out for an announcement from SanDisk and here it is they have announced the availability of their 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash memory card, the world’s first high-capacity, high-performance CompactFlash card with the latest Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65) specification. Also being announced by SanDisk today are faster speeds […]

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A New Camera With a 5 Letter Girls Name That Begins & Ends With A From ARRI Coming to IBC 2013:

A New Camera With a 5 Letter Girls Name That Begins & Ends With A From ARRI Coming to IBC 2013:

ARRI will drop a new smaller camera than the popular Alexa at IBC that will have CF card recording internal capabilities and have off camera recording ready to roll from companies already working with ARRI such as Codex. Well if the journo’s that I work with can do it then why can’t I. You know […]

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Two New ARRI L-Series Tungsten Lights:

Two New ARRI L-Series Tungsten Lights:

ARRI have released two new additions to their popular L-Series range of LED Fresnels. So ARRI now have a tuneable tungsten model, the L7-TT, and an optional active cooling version of all L7 models. As a tuneable 2600 K – 3600 K tungsten version of the popular L7-C, the L7-TT (Tuneable Tungsten) is more than […]

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A Look At The Alexa Classic Internal Filter Module:

A Look At The Alexa Classic Internal Filter Module:

Marc Shipman-Mueller ARRI Product Manager Camera Systems gives us a quick run through on the fundamentals of the internal filter module on the ARRI Alexa Classic cameras. The internal filter module is a unique behind-the-lens ND filter system that is available for the ALEXA Classic cameras. For more information about the internal ND filter system […]

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ARRI Alexa Cameras Overview Plus More Helpful Alexa Videos:

ARRI Alexa Cameras Overview Plus More Helpful Alexa Videos:

On YouTube, The Official Arri Channel now has a collection of helpful videos about the Alexa series of cameras. The seven Arri Alexa Classic cameras and the four Alexa XT cameras are discussed, as well as accessories and upgrades for both series of cameras covered in the videos. Here are just some of the helpful […]

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ARRI Broadcast Plate For Sony F5 & F55 Cameras:

ARRI Broadcast Plate For Sony F5 & F55 Cameras:

ARRI dropped this off at the Cinescopophilia Facebook page… It’s worth sharing. New ARRI PCA “Broadcast Plate” for Sony F5/F55: Beside our existing plate which adapts with an integrated “touch and go 35″ directly to a fluid head or via BP-8/9 to all “cine-style” configurations we had requests from our customers who wanted to have […]

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The Fletcher 2013 Camera Comparison Chart:

The Fletcher 2013 Camera Comparison Chart:

Once again the great people from Fletcher Camera & Lenses who are well known for sales and rental of cine camera gear to big and small productions, have released their updated camera comparison chart. The Fletcher Camera Comparison Chart for 2013 again covers all the important things you need to know about large medium and […]

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ARRI Alexa Alexaremote Remote Controller System Demo:

ARRI Alexa Alexaremote Remote Controller System Demo:

Balint Seres has sent us his latest video for his Alexaremote Remote Controller system for the ARRI Alexa cameras. network cable and radio control change/set and store 10 profiles for FPS, EI, WB and Shutter check all information on your own screen start/stop camera switch 2K/HD toggle SxS 1 and 2 turn Highspeed on/off set […]

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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories at NAB 2013:

ARRI Pro Camera Accessories at NAB 2013:

Philip Vischer ARRI PCA Product Manager and Snehal Patel Technical Sales Support from ARRI bring a little bit of NAB 2013 home to you, when they run us through the new ARRI PCA offerings. The guys demonstrate some of the best PCA products shown at NAB such as the ARRI Lightweight Matte Box LMB-6, base […]

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ARRI LDS Extenders for Alura Zoom Lenses:

ARRI LDS Extenders for Alura Zoom Lenses:

ARRI’s Product Manager, Thorsten Meywald gives us a run down on the new Alura LDS Extenders; 1.4x and 2.0x. The focal length range of the ARRI / FUJINON Alura Zoom lenses is significantly increased with the use of the easily and quickly mounted extenders. The Alura LDS Extenders mount between the camera’s PL mount and […]

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ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses Price and Delivery Dates From NAB:

ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lenses Price and Delivery Dates From NAB:

ARRI Product manager for Lenses Thorsten Meywald lets you in on the prices and delivery dates for the seven ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses. At NAB 2013 ARRI showed off the 35mm 50mm and the 75mm ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses. Still to come in the Master Anamorphic lens series is the 40mm, 60mm, 100mm, and 135mm […]

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ARRI Lightweight Matte Box LMB-6:

ARRI Lightweight Matte Box LMB-6:

The ARRI LMB-6 matte box succeeds the LMB-4A matte box. The LMB-6 makes all of the innovations of the successful LMB-25 available for larger-sized filters, up to 6.6″ x 6.6″. This allows a lightweight matte box to be utilized even when extremely wide angle lenses are used on the camera.. There are two choices, the […]

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ARRI Alexa Camera XR Module Upgrade Announced:

ARRI Alexa Camera XR Module Upgrade Announced:

Those that bought an ARRI Alexa camera three years ago should have been rewarded many times over with that investment. Well now ARRI are rewarding Alexa owners by announcing that they can purchase some of the key components of the new ALEXA XT camera with the XR Module upgrade path. The ARRI Alexa XR Module […]

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ARRI Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Camera:

ARRI Ikegami HDK-97ARRI Camera:

Ikegami and ARRI jointly announced the availability of a pioneering new camera system: The HDK-97ARRI. Remember those cut and shut cars that seemed to be very popular in the mid 90′s? You know where they took two cars and made one car out of it…. Well here is something like that in the camera world. […]

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ARRI Says No To a Baby Alexa Camera:

ARRI Says No To a Baby Alexa Camera:

It was short it was sweet. On an ARRI forum the question was put forward: Will ARRI launch a new camera called the Baby Alexa? Unfortunately there is no substance to what you’ve heard. We are not launching a new camera called the Alexa Baby. We are however, extremely excited about the ALEXA XT line, […]

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Schneider Optics ARRI Alexa In-Camera Filter System:

Schneider Optics ARRI Alexa In-Camera Filter System:

Schneider Optics announced that it is manufacturing and distributing an innovative In-Camera Filter System developed by Clairmont Camera for the ARRI Alexa camera. Working closely with Schneider, Clairmont Camera’s Andree Martin and Alan Albert designed custom assemblies that hold interchangeable Schneider filters in front of the Alexa’s CMOS sensor assembly. The kit includes a specially […]

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ARRI Alexa XT Super Duper Cameras and the Alexaremote Update:

ARRI Alexa XT Super Duper Cameras and the Alexaremote Update:

Someone at the ARRI website thinks the new Alexa XT series of cameras are just Super Duper. After the chuckle please read up on their press release about the new Alexa XT series of cameras and what Codex Digital have done for them. Then see what’s new with the Alexaremote. With the ALEXA XT cameras […]

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RED Vs ARRI Inc Micheal Bravin Court Case Settled Dismissed With Prejudice:

RED Vs ARRI Inc Micheal Bravin Court Case Settled Dismissed With Prejudice:

You may recall there was that corporate espionage case where RED slapped a lawsuit on ARRI executive Micheal Bravin and ARRI Inc not too long ago. Well of course that ex Band Pro employee Michael Bravin was nabbed and hauled before the judge and he plead guilty to hacking emails from Band Pro’s President and […]

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ShotOnWhat? The Source for Motion Picture & Television Technical Information:

ShotOnWhat? The Source for Motion Picture & Television Technical Information:

Hey anyone know what The Terminator movie was shot on? Or that TV show, now web series Arrested Development was shot on? From time to time you may ask yourself “Self, do you think they used a Technovision SuperTechno 30′ or 50′ camera crane with that shot in the Get Smart movie?” Or perhaps asking […]

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What Does BMCC Footage Look Like From An RC Heli Rig:

What Does BMCC Footage Look Like From An RC Heli Rig:

Question: What does BMCC footage look like from an RC Helicopter Rig? Answer: Why not take a gander for yourself at some Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage alongside DSLR clips taken while hoisted up in an RC Heli Rig. One thing to note the description is wrong in the video: The company and the camera are […]

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ARRI Made a Base Plate For the Ikonoskop A-CAM dII Camera:

ARRI Made a Base Plate For the Ikonoskop A-CAM dII Camera:

Quick one for you that involves the ARRI MBP-3 base plate and the Ikonoskop dII camera. Arri have a new A-Cam dll base plate adapter for the Mini Baseplate MBP-3. The MBP-3 makes it possible to use the MBP-3 cage system, the Mini Follow Focus MFF-2, the Mini Mate Box MMB-2 etc. with the A-Cam […]

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Codex Instructional Videos Cover Onboard S Camera Recorder Basics:

Codex Instructional Videos Cover Onboard S Camera Recorder Basics:

Codex Digital have posted a series of short instructional videos that cover the basics of how to set up and operate an Onboard S Recorder. The Codex Onboard S Recorder is of course a 4:4:4 capable camera recorder. Codex cover everything from creating a roll, shot playback to ARRIRAW 24FPS Setup, and Canon C500 Setup […]

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ALEXAREMOTE The ARRI Alexa Camera Remote:

ALEXAREMOTE The ARRI Alexa Camera Remote:

One of the quickest teasers you will ever see came from Balint Seres stating that there will a new remote unit available for the Arri Alexa cameras. This is all we have at this stage. Remote Controller for Alexa cameras -network cable and radio* control -change/set and store 10 profiles for FPS, EI, WB** and […]

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RED Considering Scarlet Camera Upgrade Path to Dragon Sensor:

RED Considering Scarlet Camera Upgrade Path to Dragon Sensor:

The big RED cheese JJ has talked about sensor upgrades for the EPIC camera with the Dragon sensor. He also dropped some Scarlet camera upgrade to Dragon sensor considerations such as boards and overall costs to overhaul the camera. The upgrade to Dragon sensor is expected to be a higher cost for Scarlet owners as […]

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Quick Look at the ARRI Mini Matte Box MMB 1:

Quick Look at the ARRI Mini Matte Box MMB 1:

Quick one for you the ARRI Mini Matte Box MMB-1 is designed for use with smaller popular HD camera bodies. The ARRI MMB-1 Mini Matte Box might come as a small form-factor matte box but allows for use of three filters, including one that is fully-rotatable round. ARRI MMB-1 Matte Box Main Features: Side-load version […]

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Half of ARRI Sold With a Change in Ownership:

Half of ARRI Sold With a Change in Ownership:

Half of ARRI sold to err ARRI: Robert Arnold, the son of one of the co-founders, is selling his 50 per cent share to the grandchildren of co-founders Richter/Stahl. Both families have shared responsibility for the company since it was founded 95 years ago. The globally active company, previously run by both families, will now […]

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The Difference Between ARRI MB-20 I & ARRI MB-20 II Matte Box:

The Difference Between ARRI MB-20 I & ARRI MB-20 II Matte Box:

Michael Best from ARRI Professional Camera Accessories demonstrates on an the ARRI ALEXA camera the very versatile options offered by the modular MB-20 I and II matte box systems. The Matte Box-20 (MB-20) series easily adapts for use with lightweight support, bridge plate support rods, or clamped onto and supported by the camera lens. For […]

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ARRI Alexa Showreel:

ARRI Alexa Showreel:

The ARRI Alexa showreel that played at NAB 2012: Enjoy movie, TV, and TVC scenes from the likes of: What To Expect When You’re Expecting, The Wholly Family, Downtown Abby, Rampart, The Avengers, Seeking a Friend For The End Of The World, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Dictator, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Young Adult, […]

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ARRI LED Tungsten Fresnel Lighting Comparison:

ARRI LED Tungsten Fresnel Lighting Comparison:

ARRI has compared the ARRI L7 LED Fresnel light to other competitor’s lighting products. All lights compared have an output quality of or around a the ARRI 650W Plus Tungsten Fresnel, but the colours recorded with the camera gives a different result. The lighting setup was recorded on an ARRI Alexa camera and recorded in […]

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Cinematographers Talk about their Cannes Films & ARRI Alexa Cameras:

Cinematographers Talk about their Cannes Films & ARRI Alexa Cameras:

Here we have two cinematographers Karim Hussain and Erol Zubcevic talking about the movies they worked on and their decisions for choosing the ARRI Alexa camera to shoot with and the lack of lighting needed to achieve looks in their films. Cinematographer Karim Hussain speaks with ARRI at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival about his […]

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ARRI FF-5 Follow Focus System Explained:

ARRI FF-5 Follow Focus System Explained:

The ARRI Studio FF-5 follow focus system is a completely modular Cine or HD follow focus. ARRI’s Snehal Patel takes us through the many options afforded with this system. Since it uses the same focus knobs as the MFF-2, knobs with individualized markings can be transferred between the FF-5 and MFF-2, speeding up turnaround times […]

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Workshop by Bill Holshevnikoff on Lighting & Shooting:

Workshop by Bill Holshevnikoff on Lighting & Shooting:

Nice set lighting & shooting workshop at NAB 2012 by Bill Holshevnikoff who has been lighting and shooting award-winning broadcast, corporate and documentary programming for over 20 years. Bill talked about some recent experiences using LEDs and his approach to creating a naturalistic look for lighting sets, products and people. Please see ARRI for more […]

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ARRI ALEXA M Camera is it the Ideal Camera for Shooting:

ARRI ALEXA M Camera is it the Ideal Camera for Shooting:

Move over DSLR cameras because the ALEXA M is the ideal camera and the ideal size for shooting with 3D rigs, POV, Crashcam, helicopter shots, underwater rigs, car interiors / exteriors, action photography, Steadicam handheld and more. “The M worked very well in a 3D rig and very well on a Steadicam, but the setup […]

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F1 Car Shot at 120fps and the New ARRI ALEXA Firmware:

F1 Car Shot at 120fps and the New ARRI ALEXA Firmware:

Quick one for you with some sweet 120fps action by DP Jonathan Jones of Ember Films in the UK who recently shot a Formula 1 season-opening promotional film for the Caterham F1 team using the ARRI ALEXA’s 120 fps high speed option. Also new firmware is available from ARRI for the Alexa HERE. See ARRI […]

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Mix and Match Pro Camera Accessories from ARRI:

Mix and Match Pro Camera Accessories from ARRI:

ARRI are back and this time Technical Sales Representative Snehal Patel shows off the mix-and-match versatility and modularity of ARRI Pro Camera Accessories including the new handgrip system, camera cages, follow focuses, battery and recorder plates. Part one of the ARRI Pro Camera Accessories can be found HERE. For more about the ARRI Mix and […]

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Massive 10 Minutes of Pure ARRI Pro Camera Accessories:

Massive 10 Minutes of Pure ARRI Pro Camera Accessories:

ARRI have popped up a presentation video of all their camera accessory goodies they had proudly displaying at NAB 2012. ARRI technical sales representative / pro camera accessories Snehal Patel runs through all the new and just released ARRI camera accessories for turning cameras like DSLR’s, the Sony F3 and the Canon C300 into a […]

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ARRI Concept Anamorphic Lens Sneak Peek:

ARRI Concept Anamorphic Lens Sneak Peek:

ARRI unveiled their latest development in advancing anamorphic cinematography with the announcement of a line of concept anamorphic lenses during NAB and will fully disclose their details later at IBC later. ARRI is working with Carl Zeiss to bring a new style of anamorphic lenses with superior optical and mechanical quality compared to existing anamorphic […]

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BMD Cinema Camera NAB 2012 Blackmagic Design Interview:

BMD Cinema Camera NAB 2012 Blackmagic Design Interview:

The Blackmagic Design BMD Cinema Camera has caused a huge stir at NAB 2012 and rightly so. Here we have a great interview from the guys at CineDigital.TV that is in English and the questions are in both English and Spanish. We now have the Landmine Media interview with BMD up too. Enjoy. Thanks to […]

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Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera $3K For 2.5K RAW Uncompressed:

Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera $3K For 2.5K RAW Uncompressed:

Blackmagic Design have a camera that has a 2.5K sensor, can do 13 stops of dynamic range and 12-bit RAW, Uncompressed files. Blackmagic Design have announced the BMD Cinema Camera and it is just $2995. Well known Australian Cinematographer John Brawley had a very hands on dealings with the BMD Cinema Camera. Video thanks to […]

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Shoot Blue Have Purchased YoYo Workflow & Data Management Software:

Shoot Blue Have Purchased YoYo Workflow & Data Management Software:

From digital camera rental company Shoot Blue comes the news that they have purchased YoYo workflow & data management software. Designed to work with the latest digital camera formats, YoYo currently supports workflows including Sony F65, ARRIRAW, RED / R3D, Phantom & XDCAM. The software provides a range of features, including real-time dailies transcoding, metadata […]

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Hit The Red Button: The El Niño Edition:

Hit The Red Button: The El Niño Edition:

Welcome again to another installment of Hit The Red Button where we serve up bite sized snack portions of the weekly coming and goings in the camera gear gear world and the social networks that feeds at its teet…. Or is that Tweet. The El Niño Edition is however a slightly longer read due to […]

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ARRI Mini Base Plates For Every Camera:

ARRI Mini Base Plates For Every Camera:

ARRI’s Michael Best demonstrates the versatile ARRI Mini Base Plates and what they can offer for almost every professional camera on the market. ARRI have been working and refining their range of base plates to accommodate small form factor shooting rigs including DSLR setups. If you are a Sony, Panasonic, or a Canon shooter, or […]

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Viewfinder Apps for iPhone & iPod Touch Now Version 2.7:

Viewfinder Apps for iPhone & iPod Touch Now Version 2.7:

DIRE Studio announces the immediate availability of version 2.7 of their highly acclaimed Viewfinder family of apps for iPhone and iPod touch. Along with small fixes and enhancements, this new version brings three notable new features: Volume Shutter – Users can now save the current view the same way they take pictures with the Volume […]

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The Fletcher 2012 Camera Comparison Chart:

The Fletcher 2012 Camera Comparison Chart:

Fletcher Camera & Lenses are well known for sales and rental of cine camera gear to big and small productions and now they have released their updated camera comparison chart for 2012. The Fletcher Camera Comparison Chart covers all the important things you need to know about large medium and compact cine cameras like Sensor […]

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ARRI Professional Mini & DSLR Camera Accessories:

ARRI Professional Mini & DSLR Camera Accessories:

ARRI run through some of their professional solutions for Mini or DSLR camera gear in this great video. Snehal Patel explains in detail some of the latest in professional camera accessories by ARRI for Mini cameras like the Bridge Plate, Matte Box, Shoulder Pads and Follow Focus. Please see ARRI for the full details.

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BTS ARRI Alexa on EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE:

BTS ARRI Alexa on EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE:

Some nice behind the scene shots of the ARRI Alexa camera and the hard working production crew on the set of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” movie which stars Tom Hanks. See ARRI for more information on the Alexa.

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Denz Multi Camera Base Plate:

Denz Multi Camera Base Plate:

The Denz multi camera base plate is made from the usual super strong super standard aircraft grade stuff. Expect the Denz BP-8 to accept standard aluminum 19mm and 15mm rods and sport 3/8″ and 1/4″ threads and screws. You can quickly change between your ARRI, RED, Panasonic and Sony cameras easily with the Denz base […]

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What is the Fuss RED V ARRI Court Battle:

What is the Fuss RED V ARRI Court Battle:

As you may or may not know RED and ARRI are having a very royal stink and right now the crocodile tears are either visible or the doe is in the headlights depending on what colour you see with. But just in case you don’t know what’s going on, here is a little recap of […]

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Sexy Sexy Sexy ARRI ALEXA Teaser Camerimage 2011:

Sexy Sexy Sexy ARRI ALEXA Teaser Camerimage 2011:

Let’s make a camera promo and let’s not have some boring monotone head of some department that no one cares about like we always see. Instead let’s bolt on sleek exciting angles, movement flash lighting, even fire and ice, throw in some black and whites of Lens Slingers, and then edit the bejeebers out of […]

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Colorfront On-Set Live! for Real-time 2D & 3D Processing on the Set:

Colorfront On-Set Live! for Real-time 2D & 3D Processing on the Set:

Coming at the end of 2011 and based on the highly successful On-Set Dailies digital dailies system, is On-Set Live! and it provides a real-time dual-stream processing for look management, and advanced color grading. Using live correction and analysis of streams from stereo camera rigs, On-Set Live! delivers breakthrough cost- and time-savings on the set […]

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Ikonoskop A-Cam dll Camera with the ARRI Mini Bridge Plate:

Ikonoskop A-Cam dll Camera with the ARRI Mini Bridge Plate:

Arri makes the Ikonoskop bridge plate adapter for the A-Cam dll and the Arri Mini Bridge Plate system. Now you can fit Arri accessories like the Mini Follow Focus MFF-1 and the Mini Matte Box MMB-2 on the A-Cam dll. Order it from Ikonoskop or your local Arri dealer. While you are at it check […]

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The ARRI Zeiss Master Prime 135mm Lens Development Project:

The ARRI Zeiss Master Prime 135mm Lens Development Project:

As part of the ARRI Zeiss Master Prime 135 development project, we have provided a prototype of the lens with a PL-modified Canon 1D Mark IV to a number of prominent cinematographers and photographers to see what they would make of it. Not only were they very excited about the lens, but they created some […]

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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS Cinema C300:

ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS Cinema C300:

Was there no camera gear vendor that was not in on the Canon EOS Cinema C300 camera. One hell of an NDA must have been waved under their noses to keep those cameras schtum from our eager beaver eyes. Anyway that big wig ARRI was there and has gear ready to rock and roll on […]

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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for Sony F3:

ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for Sony F3:

Snehal Patel from ARRI gives an overview using ARRI’s Professional Camera Accessories for the Sony PMW-F3 camera. The ARRI MMB-2 is a modular matte box system that can be configured to facilitate anything from basic to full professional setups. Designed for the DSLR and smaller video camera market, it is the first such matte box […]

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ARRI Professional Camera Accessories & the ALEXA M & ALEXA Studio:

ARRI Professional Camera Accessories & the ALEXA M & ALEXA Studio:

Philip Vischer presents the latest from ARRI’s PCA range, including a new option for the MMB-2 Mini Matte Box; the MFF-2 Mini Follow Focus; a new shoulder support, the SP-1; and various new MBP adapter plates. Hendrik Voss presents the ALEXA M. By separating the camera head from the body, ARRI has created an ideal […]

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