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“Shadow” Short Film Shot on SONY VENICE + Behind the Scenes

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Director Simon Smyth and DoP Balazs Bolygo BSC, HSC recently shot a short film with the Sony VENICE 6K Full-Frame camera. “Shadow” demonstrates extensive capabilities of the top dog CineAlta camera, with impressive dynamic range and low-light performance due to its dual native sensitivity. The Sony VENICE has garnered industry recognition and prestige by being…
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LUMU Power 2 by Lumulabs – New Light Meter for your iPhone

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Most of you probably remember the original LUMU Power light meter for iOS devices that was Kickstarted by Slovenia-based Lumulabs over three years ago, and now Lumulabs are back with the sequel. The new Lumu Power 2 is a completely new light meter that can measure Colour Temperature of Flash in addition to other features, supported with original Lumu Power. Lumu…
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2018 Black Friday Deals for Filmmakers and Photographers

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Yes, I know it is this time of the year again, so I apologize in advance. By now most of you have already been subjected to plenty of email blasts and exclusive “Black Friday” offers, but is it me or is this year not as bad a last year in terms of “spammage”? Are Black…
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Stunning 16K HDR Film Shot with 2x Canon EOS 5Ds DSLRs

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Texas-based producer, director and cinematographer Martin Lisius, best known for his high-end weather productions, has just released a new short film titled, “Prairie Wind,” a truly epic and breathtaking HDR film he shot on a custom rig with 2x Canon 5Ds DSRLs in 16K HDR! Most of us can hardly get to grips with the…
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ALEXA LF Software Update Package 4.0 Available for Download

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ARRI have announced the immediate release of Software Update Package LF SUP 4.0 for the ALEXA LF camera. This firmware update provides significant new features for anamorphic shooting, advanced features such as improved dynamic defect pixel correction, compatibility with ARRI LBUS accessories, and important bug fixes. Rental houses and production companies, who own an ALEXA…
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In Depth Analysis: Vertical Anamorphic and Spherical Videos

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The following post is a guest post by LA-based director of photography, Lidia Nikonova , who works on narrative, documentary projects, and music videos in the US, UK, Russia, Australia and France. Her clients include Spotify, VICE, VICELAND, SSENSE, amongst many others. She has shot music videos for artists such as The Weeknd, Lil Yachty, King Princess, and many…
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Blackmagic RAW 4.6K Footage and Tests with URSA Mini Pro: Part 1

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First off, huge thanks to Blackmagic Design UK for lending me an URSA Mini Pro (which I sent back) in order to test Blackmagic Raw. In this post, I’ll share a couple of tests as well as some footage I shot using the latest Blackmagic Raw format announced at IBC 2018, which we wrote about…
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Freefly Systems Introduces the MōVI Wheels

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Freefly Systems, the “Godfathers” of handheld gimbal stabilizers that were single-handedly responsible for the explosion of this exciting sub-segment of filmmaking gear that we now know as 3-axis gimbal stabilizers, continue to innovate and have just added another innovative addition to their impressive image stabilization system – the MoVI Wheels, designed to give gimbal operators…
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