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    Aputure MC 12-Light Production Kit – First Look

    The tiny MC light from Aputure has had quite the journey existing first as a standalone product and then being bundled into a 4-light kit and finally a 12-light “production” kit complete with hard case and accessories. What else is there to say about the newest form of the Aputure RGBWW MC...
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    FUJINON Premista 19-45mm T2.9 Wide Angle Cine Zoom Lens Announced

    FUJIFILM announces the development of their wide-angle cine zoom lens FUJINON Premista 19-45mm T2.9. Like the other lenses in the Premista series, this new Premista 19-45mm produces an image circle of 46.3mm and supports both Cooke /i technology and ZEISS eXtended Data for lens metadata – such...
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    Panasonic LUMIX S5 Announced – L-Mount Full Frame Hybrid Mirrorless at a Competitive Price

    The awaited Panasonic LUMIX S5 is yet another powerhouse from this camera range, fully packed with exciting specs plus photo and video functions. Here are some highlights and distinctions from the now lifted embargo: Full-frame 24.2MP 35mm CMOS sensor boasting high-quality recording up to 51.200...
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    Panasonic LUMIX S5 Review and Sample Footage

    Panasonic has just announced the new LUMIX S5 and I had a chance to play with it a bit before their official announcement. How does it perform in the field? Read on to find out more in this Panasonic S5 review. The Panasonic LUMIX S5 is the latest in the nicely growing family of LUMIX cameras...
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    Panasonic LUMIX S5 – Interview with Panasonic’s Director of Imaging Business Unit Yosuke Yamane-san

    Along with the release of the Panasonic LUMIX S5, we had the chance to talk to Yosuke Yamane-san – Panasonic’s director of the imaging business unit. We learned more about the design and features of the Panasonic LUMIX S5, as well as the future of the LUMIX S and GH lines and 8K resolution...
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    Sony Cinema Line Introduced – Sony FX6 Comes by the End of 2020

    The Sony Cinema Line was introduced to unite all the new Sony cinema cameras. Apart from the existing Sony VENICE and Sony FX9, the Cinema Line will get a new camera – the Sony FX6. This smaller sibling to the FX9 will be officially launched by the end of 2020. Both, the Sony VENICE and Sony FX9...
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    RED Komodo Firmware 1.2 Beta Released

    RED Komodo cameras are still shipping slowly, but the company has just released a new RED Komodo firmware 1.2 beta. This update includes several improvements, including a new REDCODE RAW LQ recording format, pre-record capabilities, SDI overlays, in-camera preset menu, and so on. Let’s take a...
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    Panasonic Teases New L-Mount Lenses – 24, 35, 50, 85mm f/1.8 Primes and 70-300mm Zoom

    Apart from the yesterday’s LUMIX S5 announcement, Panasonic also teased new LUMIX S-series L-Mount lenses that will be coming soon. The 85mm f/1.8 prime lens will come in November 2020. The others – 24mm, 35mm, 50mm f/1.8, and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 – will follow in the near future. Yesterday...
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    Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS Announced – Palm-Sized Foldable Smartphone Gimbal

    Zhiyun has just announced a new palm-sized, foldable smartphone gimbal: the Zhiyun SMOOTH-XS. Available in two colors, this gimbal can take payloads of up to 235g/0.51lbs, which means it can support some of the most massive smartphones on the market, like the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Let’s take a...
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    Meike 35mm T/2.1 S35-Prime Cine Lens Announced

    Meike has just announced a new lens to its lineup: the Meike 35mm T/2.1 S35-Prime Cine Lens. As its name suggests, this lens covers Super 35 image sensors, and will be available with a PL or EF lens mount. Let’s take a closer look at it! Image credit: Meike Meike 35mm T/2.1 S35-Prime –...
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    SIGGRAPH 2020: digital magic served online until October

    With more than 80 diverse companies, who showcased the latest products in sessions enjoyed by an international audience from 95 countries, SIGGRAPH 2020 has concluded its first virtual show. The 47th annual international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques...
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    After Effects Classic Course: Integrating with Adobe Audition

    As we get asked to do more and more on each production, visual artists will be well-served to have a few simple audio skills. Adobe recognizes this, and includes an audio editing program with their suite of visual tools. Adobe tried developing their own audio program in house – Soundbooth – but...
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    Atomos 4K ProRes RAW for Fujifilm and Sigma cameras

    Atomos released RAW over HDMI recording with the Fujifilm GFX100 and Ninja V and an update to enable Apple ProRes RAW recording up to 120fps with the SIGMA fp, both available now for free. The now released RAW over HDMI recording with the Fujifilm GFX100 and Ninja V 5” HDR monitor-recorder...
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    RØDE Releases Four New Accessories for Wireless GO and VideoMic

    RØDE launched four new accessories for the Wireless GO and VideoMic microphones. The DCS-1 Dual Cold Shoe Mount and the SC11 Y-Splitter Cable for connecting two 3.5mm outputs to a single 3.5mm input. Furthermore, the SC10 – TRRS to TRRS Cable, and SC16 USB-C Cable to connect the RØDE microphones...
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    Accented domains for websites, including ñ or diaeresis/tréma/umlaut

    Even though I have been using them for many years, there are many myths and confusion about the topic of accented domains for websites, including ñ or diaeresis/tréma/umlaut. I have not only used accented domains for my own websites. I have also done so for client websites too. Some of the...
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    Befree 3-Way Live Advanced – New Travel Tripod from Manfrotto

    Manfrotto newly introduced the Befree 3-Way Live Advanced to their extensive tripod line. This travel tripod comes with a foldable 3-way fluid head, promising smooth, versatile and precise movements with compact, mirrorless, or DSLR cameras. It targets both the stills photography and videography...
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    Panasonic LUMIX S1H and Laowa 24mm lens – Good Match for Macro Filming

    What to do in these pandemic times, you ask? Well, British Director of Photography Ben Sherlock decided to unveil an unseen world in the back of his garden. He took a Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H, a Venus Optics Laowa 24mm macro probe lens, and off he went. As a keen reader, you might have heard the...
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    Frame.io v3.7 Introduced – Transfer App Full Version Now Available

    Frame.io just introduced an update to its online collaborative workflow platform: Frame.io v3.7. This update includes the launch of the Frame.io Transfer App in full version, an FCPX workflow extension, iOS player control improvements as well as HDR playback on iOS devices. Let’s take a closer...
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    DJI OM4 Announced – A First Look at the New Features

    DJI just announced their latest premium 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for mobile phones – the DJI OM4. It has a similar shape to the Osmo Mobile 3, and there are many innovations and new features like the new magnetic phone clamp and magnetic ring holder, the updated Mimo app and new functions. Here...
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    Canon EOS R5 Lab Test – To Film in RAW or not?

    Looking at the specs of the Canon EOS R5, my first reaction was “who needs 8K RAW?” – as this cam offers high quality 4K modes as well. Until I saw the Lab results… Curious to hear more about our Canon EOS lab test? Read on. During early August the Canon EOS R5 arrived for a short visit at the...
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