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SteadyCam Volt for SmartPhones

THE STEADICAM VOLT™ IS STEADICAM’S FIRST HANDHELD ELECTRONIC STABILIZER FOR SHOOTING SMARTPHONE VIDEO.

The Volt is equipped with a 3-axis gyroscopic stabilizer, weighing only a pound, you can get extended stable iPhone video footage in two modes; “Movie” and “Sport” modes. Once balanced the Steadicam Volt, powered by long lasting rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries,  will operate unlike any other gyro-stabilized gimbal. The Volt will transition to work manually even after the batteries run out! The Volt blew past it’s initial Kickstarter goal in the first three days and is still going strong!

    Lightweight and folding design enable easy storage and transportation
    Accompanying iOS & Android APP allows for precise balance and tuning
    Haptic control utilizes Simulated Inertia™ Dual operating modes for beginners and experienced users
    Uses long life rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries
    Accommodates phone sizes with or without case from 100 – 200g in weight and 58 to 80mm wide
    Bluetooth enabled
    Works in manual mode even after your batteries are depleted

Check the official site here.

THE STEADICAM VOLT WAS AWARDED AS A HONOREE AT THE
2017 CES INNOVATION AWARDS

The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.

Sony’s New Raw Recorder -AXS-R7 allows high speed RAW recording

Sony introduces new raw recorder AXS-R7 for PMW-F55 and F5 CineAlta Cameras with version 8.01.
Features of the new recorder:
High speed 4K capture
Compared to previous Sony 4K recorders, the AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder doubles 4K RAW recording from 60 fps up to 120 fps from the F55 camera*. For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps from the F55 and F5, for playback with 10x super slow motion.** Also X-OCN can be used for 4K/2K high speed shooting.

*4K 120 fps recording only available for F55.
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Sony PXW FS5 : Affordable S35mm 4k

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PXW-FS5 handheld Super35 4K camera

The new Sony FS5 is a Super 35mm size sensor camera that’s handheld and outputs 4K. uture plans are to offer raw recording as well. It allows you to shoot HD at 240 fps and reduced resolutions at 960 fps. You can get the Sony 18-105mm E-mount Servo Zoom for smooth zooms at a constant aperture of F4. It also supports built-in wireless streaming.

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Adam Wilt’s CineMeter II for iPhone

Cine Meter II turns your iPhone®, iPod touch®, or iPad® into a shutter-priority reflected light meter, an RGB waveform monitor, and a false-color picture monitor. Cine Meter II works on any iDevice with a camera running iOS 5.1.1 or higher. It expands the original Cine Meter app with several added features:

  • Cinematographer-friendly controls let you set shutter angle, ND filter compensation, and arbitrary filter factors.
  • Use the front-facing camera for “lightmeter selfies” – use yourself as the model when lighting a set (not available on iPhone 3GS).
  • The zoomable spotmeter lets you measure light precisely from a distance (iOS 7 or later only, on iPhone 5, iPod touch 5G, iPad Air, iPad mini 2G, or later devices).
  • Add a Luxi™ photosphere for incident-light readings ($30 from ESDevices for iPhone 4/4S or 5/5S; support for other devices coming soon).
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Arri Alexa 65

Arri just announced the Alexa 65, available exclusively from a global ArriRental network.

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With a sensor larger than a 5-perf 65 mm film frame, ALEXA 65 harks back to the golden age of 65 mm widescreen filmmaking in the mid-20th century, when this newly introduced format captured the imagination of cinema audiences around the world. 65 mm grew into an inspirational format, providing an epic frame within which the biggest and most visually impactful stories could be told.

With an open gate resolution of 6560 x 3102 photosites, ALEXA 65 offers the same incredible sensitivity, high dynamic range and natural colorimetry as ALEXA, but far greater spatial resolution. This results in images that will look stunningly life-like on the largest cinema screens, with pristine clarity and incredibly fine detail.

Launched as an integral part of the ALEXA 65 system is a range of high-performance 65 mm prime and zoom lenses that do justice to the exceptional levels of detail capable of being captured by the camera. The 50-110 mm Zoom 65 and the eight Prime 65 lenses, ranging from 24 mm to 300 mm, utilize state-of-the-art optics from Hasselblad, housed in classically robust and uniform lens barrels co-developed with IB/E Optics.

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n common with ALEXA XT, ALEXA 65 captures in the ARRIRAW format, which delivers uncompressed, uncompromised, unencrypted images. ARRI Rental has worked closely with Codex during the camera development to create a new high-performance workflow unique to the ALEXA 65, which processes full resolution uncompressed ARRIRAW 65 mm images. Depending on your shooting environment and location, the workflow can run on either a purpose-configured ARRI Rental Vault S or the new high performance ARRI Rental Lab 65.

This new, optimized workflow can also generate high quality ProRes 4444 HD dailies masters in real time to provide a very quick dailies solution given the large format nature of the recorded image. These files can then be further transcoded, if required, to other formats.

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Full details on Arri Rental Group website.

 

Kinefinity KineMax 6k Camera

Kinefinity™ is the brand of professional digital cinema products including KineRAW cameras, KineMAG SSD, KineKIT accessories, KineStation transcoding software, KineGrip sidegrip, and more. The KineRAW cameras and related products are designed, developed, assembled in China by a team with passion, concentration, vision and technical background from high performance astronomy camera design.

The KineRAW™ cameras and related products are value-priced digital cinema camera specifically for film or video creations, and are trying to bring the digital RAW advantages into more creations. And Hope more people would join us or cooperate with us to provide better service and experience for our clients.

Find their website here.

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6K RAW In-Camera KineMAX is capable of Capturing and Recording 6K Uncompressed CinemaDNG and 6K Compressed CinemaDNG, In-Camera, without external recorder. New 6K OLPF is re-designed and optimised for 6K capturing, and also it makes images sharper even just capturing and recording 6K/4K/3K/2K in-camera. 6K RAW capturing and recording leaves very large room for reframing, trimming, and CG, especially for 4K delivery. At same time, it also features capturing and recording 6K, 4K, 3K, 2K, 1080p, 720p in both S35mm frame and crop mode: that means KineMAX can cover from 720p to 6K, every mainstream resolution in one camera. KineMAX may be the most compact and powerful cinema camera for 6K/4K RAW capturing and recording now.

AJA Cion 4k Cinema Camera

CION™ is the new 4K/UHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. Record directly to Apple ProRes 422 and 444 at up to 4K 60fps or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps. CION features an ergonomic design and open connectivity to give complete flexibility in the field or studio. More details on their website.Screen Shot 2014-04-13 at 7.58.22 am

New cameras from Blackmagic

Blackmagic URSA

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URSA camera body with the PL lens mount and large 4K Super 35 image sensor with global shutter and the film industry PL lens mount installed. URSA PL is ideal when you need to use feature film industry PL mount lenses for the most cinematic optics available! A dynamic range of 12 stops, frame rate supported unto 60fps and storage specs as: Approx 880 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 3840 x 2160. Approx 220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) at 1920 x 1080.

The URSA is available in 4 versions (PL Mount, EF Mount, Broadcast and HDMI). More details on their website.

 

Vantage Films announces T1 Cinema Lenses

Vantage Films, famous for their Hawk series of Anamorphic lenses, have recently announced their breakthrough series of spherical cinema lenses, all at T1: Vantage One.

The focal lengths are 17.5,  21, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 90, 120.

All T1. These should satisfy the demand for most narrative features, of course, along with the mandatory 25-250 zoom.

Vantage has also released a set with a ‘red stripe’, that has an uncoated element to enhance flare and reduce contrast.

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Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 Recorder

The Gemini 4:4:4 is a professional, high-definition video recorder that fits in the palm of your hand. Gemini 4:4:4 functions as a high-quality monitor, a recorder, and a playback device.

As a recorder, Gemini 4:4:4 records in the ultimate highest quality possible—uncompressed, which can easily be incorporated into virtually any workflow using your favorite CODEC. Gemini 4:4:4 is also capable of recording, combining, and playing back 3D video (with paid upgrade).

Gemini 4:4:4 records to specially certified and tested 1.8” solid-state hard drives that can be purchased from Convergent Design through your local dealer.

 

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Data Rates

 

Format Data Rate(MB/Sec) 512 GB(Minutes) 2x 512 GB(Minutes)  Required SSD’s

ARRIRAW (16:9) @ 24fps

168

50

100

1

ARRIRAW (16:9) @ 30fps

210

41

82

1

ARRIRAW (16:9) @ 50fps

350

24

48

2x 512 GB

ARRIRAW (16:9) @ 60fps

420

20

40

2 x 512 GB
ARRIRAW (4:3) @ 24fps 221 37 75 2
ARRIRAW (4:3) @ 30fps 280 30 61 2
ARRIRAW (4:3) @ 48fps 447 34 2x 512 GB

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