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Ftrack V3 Released with New Subscription Pricing Model

The latest version of Ftrack, a cloud-based creative project management platform used in TV and film since 2009, has a refreshed user interface, updated client review features and revamped tools that will appeal to multi-located teams working on the same project across the … 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 »

HP Z840 Workstation

Review: HP Z840 Workstation

It has been just two years since HP introduced its flagship Z820 workstation. And, almost like clockwork, we’re ready for a replacement model that updates many of the internal components. The two-year cycle is no accident. Like the newly introduced … 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 »

Polecam/Antelope Camera Rig Captures 350 fps Underwater

What happens when you mix an Antelope with a FishFace? Not another oddball hybrid out of Splice, but something just as cool and much more practical: underwater slo-mo. Polecam has just launched a new remote head lightweight jib arm fitted with a version … more »

Panasonic AJ-PX270

From the Trenches: The Panasonic AJ-PX270 Goes Behind the Scenes for Equals

Following up my initial impressions of Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 back in April, I have since had the opportunity to work extensively with the new camera shooting behind-the-scenes for Equals, a futuristic love story produced by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Hoult … more »

Panavision Primo 70 lenses

Panavision’s New Primo 70 Lenses Are in Stock and Ready to Go

Panavision's new Primo 70 series of lenses is in stock and ready for rental, the company said. The lenses, which were officially introduced at NAB 2014, have been used on two feature films and a number of commercials, Panavision said, … more »

JVC GY-LS300

JVC Announces Three Sub-$4500 4K Ultra HD Camcorders for 2015

JVC said it will ship three inexpensive 4K Ultra HD camcorders in February and March 2015. All three cameras in the new 4KCam product line feature two SDHC/SDXC card slots, with simultaneous and relay recording modes available, a 3.5-inch LCD display, a 1.56 … more »