Category Archives: Shooting

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Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K

Blackmagic Design Ships Ursa Mini 4.6K, Micro Cinema Camera

It's a good news/bad news situation out of Blackmagic Design today, as the company announced that the Ursa Mini 4.6K camera and 1080p Micro Cinema Camera, both announced at last year's NAB, are finally out of the laboratory and on … more »

MythLead

DP Scott Sorensen on the Multi-Explosive MythBusters Series Finale

Wasn't it just like MythBusters, the beloved Discovery Channel show, to go out blazing? For 15 seasons and 278 episodes, the science-based hit enthralled thrill-seeking geeks with its creative and exhilarating mix of brilliant builds, bust-ups and pratfalls while putting … more »

Infinity Arm

Matthews Introduces Articulated Heavy-Duty Infinity Arm

The Infinity Arm is the latest Kickstarter project to find its way into commercial production, as Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) announces that is bowing a refined version of director Sage Seb's heavy-duty Infinity Arm, originally funded through a 2014 Kickstarter … more »

Cooke Optics

Cooke Says Its Newest Anamorphic Lenses Will Be Extra-Funky

Great cinematographers are notoriously detail oriented, but they're not necessarily perfectionists. Look at the Oscar-nominated films from last year that embraced visual artifacts — wide-angle distortions that skewed every shot of The Revenant, thick Super 16 grain that layered a dreamy period haze … more »

cartel-land

Director Matt Heineman on Going Dangerously Deep into Cartel Land

Matthew Heineman's documentary Cartel Land moves far beyond the realistic yet calibrated fictions of what we might think we know about the drug wars depicted in films like Traffic or Sicario. It begins just over the U.S. border in Arizona but … more »

Panasonic AJ-PX230PJ

Panasonic’s New AJ-PX230PJ Is a Stripped-Down PX270

Panasonic's new AJ-PX230PJ borrows most, but not all, of the features of its predecessor, the AJ-PX270, and adds an important new one — a lower price. The PX230 has the same video quality and design as the PX270, Panasonic said, but is … more »

dji phantom 4

DJI Adds Automated Flight Functions to Phantom 4

DJI said its Phantom drone will be easier to fly — and harder to crash — with the release later this month of the new Phantom 4. The $1,399 Phantom 4 quadcopter improves on its predecessors with new sensor technology designed to … more »

Sony AXS-R7

Sony Announces New F5/F55 Raw Recorder, 4K 120p-Ready AXS Cards

Owners of Sony's F55 camera will get a serious hardware upgrade option this summer, when a new Sony AXS-R7 dual-slot AXS recorder will enable 4K raw recording at up to 120fps. The AXS-R7 also works with the F5 — but only the … more »

Sony PXW-Z150

Sony Announces $3595 PXW-Z150 4K Camcorder

Sony announced the PXW-Z150, a new 4K UHD (3840×2160) compact camcorder with a stacked 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor for enhanced low-light capabilities. The Z150's built-in lens is a 29–348mm G lens with 12x optical zoom augmented by Sony's proprietary … more »

Panasonic VariCam LT

Panasonic Premieres Compact VariCam LT

Panasonic’s VariCam 35 was released to great acclaim in 2014, updating Panasonic’s flagship camera system for digital motion picture production. The VariCam 35 contains a Super 35mm-sized sensor and captures up to 120 fps 4K and raw 4K to a compatible Codex recorder. … more »