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    Accsoon F-C01 Wireless Follow Focus System Released

    Accsoon has launched yet another handy filmmaking device: the Accsoon F-C01 wireless follow focus system. It consists of two parts, the motor and a hand wheel, and seems to be a very compact solution for filmmakers who are on the go a lot. So let’s take a closer look at it, shall we? At first...
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    CVP Opens European Facility to Provide Duty-Free Shipping to all EU Customers

    CVP, our long-time sponsor and leading provider of solutions for film, television and cinema production, has appointed Benoit Foucault and Niels Lubbers as senior sales representatives for the newly opened CVP Belgium facility. This new branch will enable customers in the EU to get their hands...
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    Godox SL300II Bi-Color COB LED Light Released

    Godox has released a new bi-color version of its affordable 300W COB LED light: the SL300II Bi. This version can go from 2800 to 6500K, and it still has all the features of the previous version: a built-in Bowens Mount, high CRI/TLCI values, a silent-operating mode, and much more. So let’s look...
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    IronGlass Helios 44-2 MKII Rehousing – First Look

    At Cine Gear 2022, we had the chance to put our hands on an upgraded edition of the Helios 44-2 MKII rehousing by IronGlass. Compared to the original version, the lens barrel now features a better overall build quality, an internal focusing system, and smoother rings. The IronGlass MKII Upgrade...
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    FXLION’s First 28V B-Mount Battery Announced

    FXLION has recently released their first-ever B-Mount battery. This high-voltage (28.8V), high-capacity (293Wh) brick is compatible with the new ARRI ALEXA 35 and is designed to power the most demanding cinema cameras and lights. It offers D-Tap, USB-A, and USB-C output ports. Let’s take a...
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    Euro Cine Expo Launches in Munich, 1 – 2 July, Free Registration

    Much has changed since the pandemic first hit, with many industry trade shows cancelled and postponed. 2022 marks the successful return of those shows, and even a new one: the first Euro Cine Expo will be held in Munich, Germany, during July 1-2. CineD will report from there and registrations...
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    RDX LAB System for Virtual Production by Rosco and FuseFX – First Look

    Rosco and FuseFX have recently partnered up to create the RDX LAB System, a large catalogue of interactive background images for virtual film production that can easily be manipulated in real-time using an iPad app. Let’s take a closer look. Handling the expensive, complicated gear involved in...
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    Free eBooks on Cinema by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson

    We all have our preferred way of learning more about the craft of filmmaking, whether it’s by reading, watching videos, listening to audio, or during the process of making videos themselves. Often it’s a mix of all types of learning that helps make some lessons stick with us forever. But...
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    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 Announced

    Blackmagic Design has recently introduced a new version of their Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, the 6K G2. Almost identical to the original model, this new entry features an adjustable LCD screen, longer battery life, and support for an optional electronic viewfinder. It is now available for $1,995...
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    A Look at the Present and Future of frame.io Camera to Cloud

    At Cine Gear 2022, we stopped by the frame.io booth where Michael Cioni taught us more about the present and future of their Camera to Cloud technology. According to him, 10 years from now “cameras will not have media cards” anymore. If you think this is a bold statement, then read on...
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    SIRUI C60B and C60 Bowens-Mount Lights and E30B Panel – Now Live on Indiegogo

    The new SIRUI C60B and C60 are compact 60W COB lights with Bowens mount, tiltable grip, NP-F battery plate, and silent operation below 20dB. The C60B is bi-color at 2800K – 7000K and the C60 is daylight only at 5600K. The SIRUI E30B is a new compact 30W bi-color LED panel. All the lights support...
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    Tilta Hydra-Arm Mini Introduced – Compact Camera Crane System

    Tilta has recently released a new car-mounted self-stabilized arm for filming moving vehicles, the Hydra-Arm Mini. The arm can support a maximum payload of 10kg/22.05lbs and is compatible with some of the most popular gimbals on the market, including the DJI RS3 PRO. Pricing starts at $9,999...
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    DJI Mavic 3 Firmware Update Fixes IMU Calibration Issue

    The latest DJI Mavic 3 firmware (v01.00.0800) is a patch to fix an IMU calibration issue users began to experience after updating to v01.00.0700. Let’s take a closer look. Released on May 31st, the DJI Mavic 3 v01.00.0700 firmware added many exciting new features. It allows the camera to shoot...
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    CineD X FUJIFILM 10 Seconds Short Film Contest – Don’t Forget To Submit!

    Our CineD X FUJIFILM 10-second short film contest where you can win one of 10 brand new X-H2S cameras AND $1000 in cash keeps making waves across different social media channels. We are happy to see so many of you who took the initiative to submit a video and follow the clear registering steps...
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    Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Mirrorless Cameras Announced

    The new Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens offers 2:1 magnification and focuses on infinity in combination with a relatively compact size (74x120mm) and low weight of 619g. Designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras it comes in four different versions – Sony E, Nikon Z, Leica L, and Canon...
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    Wooden Camera / Anton Bauer Battery Adapter Plates Announced

    At CineGear 2022, we stopped by the Creative Solutions (Videndum) booth once again, this time to see what’s new at Wooden Camera and Anton Bauer. The two brands have teamed up to develop a new line of battery adapter plates. V-Mount to Anton Bauer and vice versa. The ability to remain flexible...
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    Moment 1.33x Anamorphic Adapter Announced – Now on Kickstarter

    Moment already has a great reputation when it comes to lenses for mobile phones, high-quality filters and other handy accessories for filmmakers. Now they seem to want to go even further with the introduction of the Moment 1.33x anamorphic adapter. The accompanying Kickstarter campaign just...
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    Tilta Camera Rig for Canon EOS R5 C Announced – Protective Cage and External Power

    Tilta just announced its camera rig for the Canon EOS R5 C which promises added protection along with multiple mounting threads, NATO rails, cold shoes, and an ARRI rossette. The company also introduces new V-mount battery plates for the camera with 60W USB-C PD output to power the camera...
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    Renderro – Let’s Talk Cloud-Based Editing and Updates

    For many creatives, the desktop computer is the most essential device for their day-to-day work. But what if that computer is too slow for the task at hand? Renderro, a cloud-based workspace, could be of assistance, as this service provides you with a powerful cloud computer on the go. Just add...
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    NODO MST1 Mainstation and Inertia Wheels Upgrade Introduced

    During Cine Gear 2022, NODO Film Systems showed us the Mainstation, a unique power source that can convert the current input of up to three batteries into the precise power output you need to power film equipment. Also, the company unveiled an upcoming Inertia Wheels update with new motors that...
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