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Rayzr MC MultiColor Advanced Soft LED Panels Announced

A lot of you I am sure are familiar with the Rayzr 7 LED fresnel, and now the same company is expanding their LED lights portfolio with the new Rayzr MC Multi-Color Series advanced RGBWW LED Soft panels. Woha, that’s a mouthful, but nevertheless these lights pack

A6400 vs A6500 – Which One is Better for Shooting Video?

Sony Mirrorless Cameras have been frontrunners in the camera market for a few years now. The various ‘A’ ranges have come in at different price points from the incredibly popular A7 models up to the expensive, stills-focussed A9’s. At the cheaper end, we find the A600’s and

F&V announces Z1200VC CTD-Soft 3×1 LED Panel

LED lights and accessories manufacturer F&V have announced a new addition to their already illustrious lineup of LED panels. The all-new F&V Z1200VC CTD–Soft is a 3×1 LED Softlight that according to its maker …redefines true colour accuracy by using RGBWW LEDs, not only for colour effects but also to improve pure white light.  A 3×1

Sony VENICE to Get 4K/120fps in Firmware v4.0

The day before BSC Expo 2019 in London (which you should be attending), Sony released details for their upcoming VENICE firmware v4.0, which will include a paid HFR license enabling VENICE shooters to get 4K/120fps in 2.39:1 and 6K/60fps sometime in Summer 2019. If there was one

Grade Easier with the New LUTs Previewer from Lutify.me

Some of you may be familiar with Lutify.me the brain child of Goran Ljubuncic, a fashion and commercial photographer and director based in Tel Aviv, Israel, who’s aim back in 2016 was to create a place, where creative professionals and enthusiasts can purchase high quality, industry-standard 3D LUTs at

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

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

LUMU Power 2 by Lumulabs – New Light Meter for your iPhone

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

Stunning 16K HDR Film Shot with 2x Canon EOS 5Ds DSLRs

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

ALEXA LF Software Update Package 4.0 Available for Download

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

In Depth Analysis: Vertical Anamorphic and Spherical Videos

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

Freefly Systems Introduces the MōVI Wheels

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 –