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Lessons in Lighting: lighting against hard daylight
Lighting against hard daylight can be a challenge for those filming on location. You need the right equipment to make it work. In this video piece, using 2 lights: a dedolight DLED2 and a Felloni LED bicolour, we show how to turn a silhouette into a well-lit subject Using Sony S-Log, to extend the dynamic range, and an Atomos Samurai Blade for ProRes (HQ) recording, the level of quality is lifted to produce a high quality result. Furthermore, by using Coremelt’s plugin - SliceX - we able to create a mask around the sunbject and darken the backgrud behind the subject. 
These techniques can make a big difference to improving the quality of your images.
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Cineo lighting, TruColor: Remote Phosphor Lighting Technology
Since the introduction of digital lighting into film, television, and photography, color rendering has been an issue. The inherently discontinuous light spectra of traditional LED sources has made it difficult for a digital light to approach the color rendering quality of a black-body radiator like a tungsten filament. The TruColor® series utilizes the latest advancement in lighting science, Remote Phosphor Technology (RPT), to eliminate those color-accuracy issues. Instead of relying on LEDs as a source of illumination, TruColor fixtures rely on a separate phosphor substrate to emit high-quality predictable light when excited by high-frequency wavelengths like blue LEDs. The result is a continuous linear spectrum unlike any other digital light developed for image capture. Think of a remote phosphor array as you would a CRT screen found in legacy television sets. RPT employs a transparent surface onto which a special phosphor coating is applied. These phosphors are excited at two precise wavelengths, in this case with LEDs completely separated from the phosphor substrate, resulting in very stable high-CRI white light. Color temperature remains consistent throughout the lifetime of the fixture, because the phosphors are not subject to heat degradation, unlike typical white LEDs. Color consistency fixture to fixture is also guaranteed, because it’s easier to accurately coat the phosphor “recipe” onto a substrate instead of directly onto a diode. All products in the TruColor line employ RPT and are focused on attaining the highest quality light and utmost power efficiency.
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The ultimate shoulder rig by Cinemecanix
Cinemecanix / STC, strives to fabricate a shoulder rig above the rest with the best materials and workmanship available on the market today. Thru extensive research and development Cinemecanix has Identified problems and complications caused by other systems. The most common problem with any shoulder rig is the fact that it is front heavy and this causes uncomfortable situations for camera operators around the world. The other major complication is the new format and size of cameras pouring out of the major manufacturers every month. Not only this changes the way we use the camera but at the same time this causes problems with the accessories required around these "new" cameras. The Cinemecanix system offers many solutions to these obvious problematic situations- unparalleled comfort and balance which is instantly appreciated when someone tries on one of these shoulder rigs.
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PHANTOM FLEX 4K - HIGHSPEED DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA

19/07/2014 - Designed for the cinematographer, the Phantom Flex4K is a high-speed camera providing exceptional flexibility through its frame rate capabilities and by adapting to different shooting styles. The super-35mm 4K sensor provides sharp, detailed images with extremely low noise and high dynamic range. The Flex4K is capable of shooting from 15 frames-per-second (fps) up to 1,000 fps at 4K, and up to 2,000 fps at 2K/1080p. The camera lets you customize the workflow that makes sense for your production. The Cine raw format ensures the fastest high-speed capture on set and maximum quality and versatility for post-production. Files are saved to the hot-swappable Phantom CineMag® IV (up to 2TB). The three main 3G HD-SDI video outputs support dual-link 4K video and advanced scaling when set to 1080p. Vision Research also has announced plans to introduce in-camera compression via a firmware update in early 2014. The full-featured on-camera control interface eliminates the need to connect to a computer on set. All camera parameters can be set from the built in menu on the right side of the camera body, and controls for capture, playback, saving and monitoring can be found on both sides. Shortcuts are available for popular functions and multiple user presets exist to allow for a quick setup. **Key Features** * Full resolution 4096 x 2304 * Up to 1,000 fps at 4096 x 2160 * Phantom CineMag IV recording media (1TB & 2TB) * 32GB or 64GB of internal memory * Monitoring: Three main 3G HD-SDI outputs, which can be configured as independent 4:4:4 1080p signals or used together to supply a dual-link 4K output while maintaining a live HD signal * Viewfinder: A new, high-quality Phantom OLED HD Viewfinder is part of the system. Support for both component and HD-SDI-based viewfinders are included. * Optional Integrated battery mount supporting industry standard batteries * Lens mount: Interchangeable between PL and Nikon F/G standards – Canon EF coming soon * 2x 12V and 2x 24V accessory outputs * Both Mac and Windows based software for download and file conversion
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17 Jul 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

BLACKMAGIC CAMERA UPDATE 1.8.2 EXTENDS PRORES RECORD OPTIONS FOR BLACKMAGIC CAMERAS

View News With the latest 1.8.2 update for the Blackmagic Cameras users can now choose to film additional ProRes formats: ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy. This in addition to the formats which have already been available: ProRes HQ and CinemaDNG RAW.

16 Jul 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

MASSIVE PRICE DROP FOR BLACKMAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA: 50% OFF UNTIL AUGUST 31ST

View News Blackmagic Design have slashed the price of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, by 50%. This special price is available until August 31st.

9 Jul 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

SINCROCAM: INCREDIBLE SLIDER FOR ROBOTIZED 2 AXIS PANORAMIC VIDEO AND TIME-LAPSE

View News This technology preview will soon come into being. Watch the video below and you will be amazed at the future direction of Slider technology. Beautiful images!

4 Jul 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

ATOMOS BRANDED CFAST CARDS - MEDIA FOR THE NINJA STAR

View News Atomos have released their own branded CFast cards, guaranteed for speed and reliability when using the Ninja Star. The Atomos 64GB CFast cards sells for $159 USD, while the 128GB card is 239USD. Furthermore, a CFast Card Reader is now included with every Ninja Star.

3 Jul 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

SOUTH EAST ASIA TRAVELOGUE SHOT WITH BLACKMAGIC POCKET CINEMA CAMERA

View News Blackmagic Design has announced that European cultural television channel arte has commissioned a new series of travel documentaries exploring the vibrant colors and cultures of the former Indochina region, shot exclusively on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

3 Jul 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

AWARD WINNING FILM DIRECTOR DEREK YEE CHOOSES BLACKMAGIC PRODUCTION CAMERA 4K

View News Blackmagic Design has announced that award winning director Derek Yee purchased the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for his production team and to provide footage for his new film, I Am Somebody.

2 Jul 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

ARRI ALEXA XR/XT SUPPORTS APPLE'S PRORES 4444 XQ CODEC

View News ARRI has announced support for the new Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes to date, which will be available in the next Software Update Packet for ALEXA cameras.

30 Jun 2014 - Posted in: New Product Launches

NINJA STAR READY TO FLY - ATOMOS SHIP WORLD'S SMALLEST PRORES RECORDER

View News Atomos confirm that the Ninja Star has completed the first production runs and is being shipped to the reseller channel ready to meet pre-orders.

27 Jun 2014 - Posted in: Software and Updates

APPLE UPDATES FINAL CUT PRO X TO VERSION 10.1.2; MOTION TO 5.1.1 AND COMPRESSOR TO 4.1.2

View News Apple have updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.1.2. This brings many editing enhancements, including: Fast export of cuts-only projects containing XDCAM media; ability to Share 4K video to Vimeo; Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ; the option to show only unused media in the Browser.

24 Jun 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

DAVINCI RESOLVE 11 PUBLIC BETA IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

View News The new DaVinci Resolve 11 has over 70 new editing features based on feedback from professional editors. With DaVinci Resolve 11, editors now have dual monitor support and familiar professional tools like dynamic JKL trimming, audio crossfades and fully customizable keyboard shortcuts for faster editing.

24 Jun 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

BLACKMAGIC CAMERA UPDATE 1.8 FOR ALL BLACKMAGIC CAMERAS: FEATURES NEW CODE BASE, UPDATED INTERFACE, AND RAW SUPPORT FOR PRODUCTION CAMERA 4K

View News The new Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 software features a completely new code base for all Blackmagic digital film cameras and adds compressed RAW DNG support for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K model.

23 Jun 2014 - Posted in: Company Announcements

DRAMA SERIES, LIFE OF HERS, FILMED ON BLACKMAGIC PRODUCTION CAMERA 4K

View News Blackmagic Design has announced that Cardy Films has shot Life of Hers on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Written by Samantha Chioma, directed by Olan Collardy and Ola Masha, the brand new micro-budget drama series explores the lives of four women living in London as part of the African diaspora.

20 Jun 2014 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

PANASONIC INTRODUCES AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD CAMCORDER: FEATURING RECORDING MODES FOR SPORTS ANALYSIS & CLOUD APPLICATIONS

View News Panasonic has announced a new professional AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder, the AG-AC90A, with significant improvements over its predecessor, the AG-AC90. Advances include two new recording options -- a PM mode (1280x720, 8Mbps) supporting sports analysis applications and a CS mode (720x480, 3.5Mbps) for cloud service utilization.

17 Jun 2014 - Posted in: Product Reviews

IMPRESSIONS OF LIGHTWORKS ON THE MAC

View News The long-anticipated Lightworks for Mac has now been released as a public Beta. Anyone can download this to test the application and then decide if you want to sign up for the paid version, at 4.99 per month or 49.99 per year, or you can use the free version with more limited codec support. You can also buy the software for 179.99 and ...

13 Jun 2014 - Posted in: Product Reviews

MOVIESLATE: THE EDITOR'S FRIEND BY MATT DAVIS

View News Producer/Director Matt Davis takes a look at MovieSlate - a handy little app. that lets you create a Slate on-location using an iPad or iPhone. This can be a lifesaver in the edit suite when syncing up multiple cameras, and also can be very handy for many other reasons.
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