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Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Lens Now Available to Pre-Order

You may recall when back in February at CP+2018 in Japan, Tokina showcased a prototype of the Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens. The unit is part of a brand new series of next-generation premium full-frame lenses for high-end mirrorless cameras and DSLRs. The lineup is positioned as

How to Grade S-Log and Cine4 Footage in FCPX Using Curves

Color grading video captured with Sony’s proprietary picture profiles can be pretty hectic, especially for new editors. This is mainly because both S-Log and Cine4 produce extremely flat-looking footage that requires a decent amount of time to process in post. However, when it comes to grading clips

IBC 2018: Spirit Lab Prime-Al Full-Frame Cine Primes

Spirit Lab Optics is a new company with big aspirations to make full-frame high-end optics available to independent producers and cinematographers looking for Master Prime quality for a fraction of the price. This is what founder Ray Chang told me when we spoke at IBC 2018. Full-Frame

IBC 2018: SmallHD FOCUS OLED SDI Monitor Available for Pre-Order

Sony FS5 and Canon C200 shooters should be more than happy to know that the popular SmallHD Focus on-camera monitor now has its full-fledged SDI version. The highly demanded professional connector is not only far more robust and secure than the HDMI interface, but it also makes the SmallHD Focus

IBC 2018: New JVC DT-U Series 4K Professional Monitors

JVC are demoing their newest DT-U Series UHD/4K studio and production monitors at IBC 2018, to meet the growing demand for affordable 4K monitoring solutions in production and broadcast environments. I have been roaming the halls at IBC 2018, but have yet to visit the JVC stand,

IBC 2018: Meet the Zoom H3-VR Handy Audio Recorder

Those of you who specialize in producing VR content might be interested in the latest addition to Zoom’s handy recorder lineup showcased at IBC 2018. In essence, the Zoom H3-VR is a compact audio recorder with a built-in Ambisonics mic array offering flexible 360-degree audio capture as well