Category Archives: Shooting

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Scratch v8.2

Assimilate Updates Scratch Tools with Improved Metadata Support

Assimilate released Scratch and Scratch Lab v8.2, implementing new features including updates to the Scratch media browser, a Live View function for capturing footage and metadata from a camera's SDI output, a Mac implementation of Vanguard Video's H.264 codec, and … more »

VariCam 35

Panasonic Publishes Firmware Upgrade Schedules for VariCam 35 and HS

Panasonic has published roadmaps for scheduled firmware upgrades adding new features — codecs and recording formats, remote control options, LDS lens data support, and more — to the VariCam 35 and the VariCam HS. If you need a refresher on the … more »

Panasonic AJ-PG50

Panasonic Ships AJ-PG50 AVC-Ultra Field Recorder

Panasonic is shipping its first field recorder that supports AVC-Ultra recording. The AH-PG250 can be used for back-up recording and file copying as well as for outboard recording of footage from older P2 cameras to AVC-Ultra codecs. The PG50 supports AVC-Intra … more »

Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+

Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q+ Will Accept 4K and UHD over HDMI

Convergent Design announced the Odyssey7Q+, a new OLED monitor and recorder that accepts 4K, UHD, and 1080p60 video via HDMI for recording in Apple ProRes 422 HQ. The company said the 7Q+ will replace the original Odyssey7Q, which is no longer being … more »

Light Iron

Panavision Buys Digital Workflow Specialist Light Iron

Panavision said it has reached an agreement to acquire Light Iron, the post-production company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Light Iron's Outpost Mobile post systems for on-set production workflow will now be available through Panavision rental facilities worldwide, … more »

Litepanels Sola 12

Even for Skeptical DPs, Litepanels’ Sola 12 Is Worth a Closer Look

In July, the inimitable product manager Ali Ahmadi from Litepanels was presenting the Sola 12 to a tough crowd at the Digital Cinema Society in Hollywood. A heckler suddenly stood up halfway through the presentation and demanded to know how robust … more »

Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman in The Babadook

Jennifer Kent on What it Took to Make the Psych-Horror Babadook

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook marks a return to psychological horror, while many cheesy American genre films rely on loud noises or ghosts standing in the frame’s background to scare the audience. It depicts a mother (Essie Davis), still shell-shocked from … more »

Raglite

RagLite Crowdsources Rollout of Portable Cine LED Lights

Industry veterans Chad Soderholm and Lori Allen wanted to create a set of portable, lightweight, bright and virtually no-profile production lights that could supplement, and in some cases replace, the hot and bulky lights that clutter sets of every size and production. The … more »

Blackmagic Ursa

Blackmagic Upgrades Ursa to Shoot 4K at 80p

Blackmagic released a major update to its 4K Ursa camera today, bumping the maximum frame rate to 80fps and employing a new 3:1 raw compression ratio that increases the amount of footage that can be recorded on a CFast card — … more »

4K Cameras: What’s the State of the Art in 2014?

With the publication of our third annual overview of the 4K camera market, it's time to start wondering how much longer a 4K camera guide will be relevant. 4K acquisition has quickly become the rule for hot new cameras, and … more »