Category Archives: Shooting

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Studio Suite Xi Adds High-Speed Transfer and Video-Delivery Service Options

The latest update to AlterMedia's Studio Suite Xi will integrate the production-management software with the Aspera and FileCatalyst file-transfer technologies, as well as enable direct delivery to Facebook, YouTube and Wistia platforms. To enable the new features, users will use the "API Setup" screen … more »

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StudioDaily Dossier: Ex Machina Production, Post and VFX

Mini distributor A24 broke new ground this weekend, earning a company-record $5.44 million from the semi-wide release (under 1,300 theaters) of the new science-fiction drama Ex Machina. The directorial debut of Alex Garland, well-known for screenplays including 28 Days Later, Sunshine, … more »

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Review: LaCie Rugged RAID

When you're working in the field, your kit represents a balancing act between speed, reliability, and portability. You probably don't want to drag an expensive and heavy four-bay or eight-bay RAID on location unless you really need blistering speed or … more »

NAB Video Coverage: 10 Hotspots for Cinematographers

Nobody can see everything at NAB, and there was plenty of innovative new production gear to miss at this year's show. Blackmagic Design grabbed the spotlight with the most new camera introductions, AJA stayed the course with the now-shipping Cion, … more »

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Focus Assist Gets Smarter with New Scene-Mapping Tools on the Way

Focus-pulling may be about to get a lot more interesting as new systems come on the market that promise to automate some of the most precise, grace-under-pressure focus adjustments required during a shoot, while still giving the human operator complete … more »

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Panasonic Announces Sub-$5,000 AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder

At NAB, Panasonic announced the AG-DVX200, a 4K handheld camcorder with a 4/3-inch sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and a fixed 13x optical zoom lens.  The camera shoots 4K at 60p (up to 120p in HD) and features a V-Log L gamma … more »

Red Unveils Weapon Dragon 6K (and 8K) at NAB

The Red Dragon camera line-up got three new units at the high end with the NAB announcement of the Red Weapon. The Weapon Dragon will be available in a 6K magnesium body version, a 6K carbon fiber version, and, eventually, an … more »

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ARRI Launches New Series of SkyPanel LED Soft Lights

ARRI announced its new SkyPanel LED soft light at NAB. The light is designed to be compact, exceptionally bright, and with high-quality shadow rendition. The SkyPanel will come in two sizes: what it called the "workhorse" S60, with a light … more »

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The 6.5K Alexa 65’s Early Adopters Include Yimou, Stone and Iñárritu

ARRI arrived in Las Vegas to make an impressive case for the Alexa 65, the 6.5K large-sensor camera it first announced last September. The Alexa 65, available exclusively through ARRI Rental, may be a niche item, but it's coming out of … more »

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Tom Stern, ASC, AFC, on Shooting the Clint Eastwood Way

A highlight of this week's NAB Conference was an appearance by cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC, who was interviewed on stage by ICG Magazine Executive Editor David Geffner. Stern first worked with Clint Eastwood in 1982, as a gaffer on … more »