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NAB 2019: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Battery Grip – First Look

NAB 2019: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Battery Grip – First Look

With the mass fervor surrounding Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, it’s easy to forget it has any faults at all. One of the very few it does have is inherited from its predecessor: unfortunately low battery life. So, it was perhaps little surprise that Blackmagic announced the BMPCC4K Battery Grip, providing more battery power […]

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NAB 2019: Sigma Showcases Their Long Line Of Cine Lenses

NAB 2019: Sigma Showcases Their Long Line Of Cine Lenses

Sigma released their Cine line of lenses just three years ago, spending that short amount of time developing an impressive array of lenses. We were able to speak with Sigma’s Jared Ivy for more on their cine lenses, how they were developed, their different characteristics, Sigma’s part in the L-Mount Alliance and much more.

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Take A Tour of the New Zeiss Cine Showroom in Los Angeles

Take A Tour of the New Zeiss Cine Showroom in Los Angeles

Carl Zeiss has been serving the world of cinema for many, many years. Now, with their new facility in Los Angeles, Zeiss has placed themselves squarely in the middle of the filmmaking community with their new office, offering cinematographers and filmmakers a new home to test lenses with cameras, view their work on an amazing […]

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How Cinematographer Pär M. Ekberg Used The VariCam Pure On Netflix’s “Polar”

How Cinematographer Pär M. Ekberg Used The VariCam Pure On Netflix’s “Polar”

Cinematographer Pär M. Ekberg has directed some of the most iconic music videos of our era. He also shot “Polar” which is now on Netflix starring Mads Mikkelsen which is based on the webcomic of the same name. In this interview, he talks about his career, how he started and how the Panasonic VariCam Pure […]

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DP Judd Overton On Using The Panasonic VariCam 35 & LT On “No Activity”, “The Letdown” & More

DP Judd Overton On Using The Panasonic VariCam 35 & LT On “No Activity”, “The Letdown” & More

Judd Overton is a multiaward winning director of photography who recently shot the series “No Activity” (on CBS All Access) and “The Letdown” (on Netflix) using the Panasonic VariCam 35 and VariCam LT. We recently spoke with Overton about his work at Panasonic Hollywood, where he was one of several presenters speaking about their work […]

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What You Must Know About ProRes RAW Workflow with Panasonic EVA1 and ATOMOS Shogun Inferno

What You Must Know About ProRes RAW Workflow with Panasonic EVA1 and ATOMOS Shogun Inferno

ProRes RAW was famously announced by Atomos almost a year ago, but has since grown in use and support from other manufacturers. One such camera manufacturer, Panasonic, actually held a workshop with filmmaker Mike Steidly to show how well ProRes RAW works with the Panasonic EVA1 cinema camera. We were at Hot Rod Cameras to capture Steidly’s […]

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WATCH: Update on the Zeiss ZX1 Camera & Supreme Prime Lenses at Band Pro’s One World Open House 2018

WATCH: Update on the Zeiss ZX1 Camera & Supreme Prime Lenses at Band Pro’s One World Open House 2018

Perhaps the best part of Band Pro’s One World Open House is getting many of the industry’s best manufacturers under the same roof. Carl Zeiss is always leading the pack in lens technology, with their Supreme Prime lens family taking the industry by storm this past year. We spoke with Zeiss’ Snehal Patel about just […]

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Narrative Live Streaming With “Orbital Redux” & Blackmagic Design

Narrative Live Streaming With “Orbital Redux” & Blackmagic Design

Live, interactive, narrative sci-fi is not something we’ve seen since…ever. So when we heard about “Orbital Redux” (starring Yuri Lowenthal and Yasmine Al-Bustami), Nerdist and Legendary’s live sci-fi show about a pilot shuttling fuel in a ramshackle spaceship, we were certainly intrigued. Also of interest was the show’s use of a full Blackmagic Design workflow, […]

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WATCH: Director & DP Hal Long Compares The EVA1, VariCam LT & VariCam 35

WATCH: Director & DP Hal Long Compares The EVA1, VariCam LT & VariCam 35

We recently joined Panasonic at their Hollywood Lab where their guest of honor, DP and director Hal Long, presented a comparison of the EVA1, VariCam LT and VariCam 35 cameras on a number of his different television and commercial projects.

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Durable Production Lighting You Can Dance On: The ProFlex from PROFOUND

Durable Production Lighting You Can Dance On: The ProFlex from PROFOUND

PROFOUND lights aren’t the first flexible lights we’ve seen but they’re certainly the most flexible, sturdiest and brightest. Enough so that we had to stop and speak with PROFOUND about their new ProFlex, as well as their other LED lights you can dance on.

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