Category Archives: Shooting

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Review: Assimilate Scratch Play

Scratch Play is Assimilate's new, free mini version of Scratch for use as an on-set image player—and color-correction and look establishment tool—for most every media file type. As most of you know, Assimilate Scratch and Scratch Lab are a bit … more »

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2014′s New VariCams: One Is 4K High-Res, the Other 240fps High-Speed

Panasonic finally committed to its 4K VariCam strategy at a press briefing in New York City today, when it actually announced two new cameras under the VariCam brand. The "4K VariCam" that was first shown as a mock-up at NAB … more »

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Canon Announces $500 Upgrade to Add Continuous Autofocus to EOS C300 Camera

Canon announced new updates to its Cinema EOS cameras and XF series of camcorders, including a $500 upgrade for the EOS C300 that will support continuous autofocus via Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system on EF lenses. That upgrade, ideal … more »

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Litepanels Unveils Sola 4 Traveler Kit

Litepanels has announced a new travel option for users of its popular daylight-balanced Sola 4, a DMX-controllable LED Fresnel the company says is currently the smallest of its kind on the market. The new Sola 4 Traveler Kit is aimed … more »

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AJA’s Io 4K Handles Higher Frame Rates with Software Upgrade

AJA has added high-frame-rate support to its Thunderbolt 2-enabled Io 4K I/O hardware, upgrading its Mac drivers to support 50, 59.94 and 60fps at both 4K and UltraHD resolution. The iO 4K provides real-time 4K and UHD downconversion over a … more »

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Blackmagic Design Ships 4K Camera, Lowers Price by $1,000

Blackmagic Design said today that its Blackmagic Production Camera 4K (BMPC) is finally out of the lab and shipping. It's been a long wait for a camera that was originally scheduled to ship in June 2013, but customers' patience was … more »

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Ninja 2 Director Isaac Florentine on Making Movie Fights Look Real

Isaac Florentine’s work ought to be far more mainstream than it actually is. His action movies, with one exception, have been released straight to home video in the U.S., although they’re far better crafted than many Hollywood blockbusters. A trained martial … more »

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Light Iron NY on Production and Post for Sundance Hit Cold in July

Director Jim Mickle is known for his distinctive horror fare, like the low-budget gentrification-themed rat-zombie picture Mulberry Street, the apocalyptic vampire-hunter movie Stake Land, and last year's American-cannibal film We Are What We Are, which debuted at the 2013 Sundance … more »

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Cinedeck Expands 4K/UHD and Broadcast HD Capabilities

Cinedeck is updating its line of digital recording products with new hardware and software features. The company says the new MX4K recorder will expand 4K workflow possiblities by eliminating many transcoding steps. Meanwhile, a v5 software release for the RX3G … more »

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Lightcraft and SolidAnim Join Forces on Virtual Production Tools

U.S.-based Lightcraft Technology and French motion-capture and 3D VFX company SolidAnim have entered a partnership to offer their combined optical and markerless tracking technology — and thus a complimentary and more comprehensive toolset for real-time pre-viz of visual effects on set — to … more »