Hackintosh vs iMac Pro for Video Editing in 2019

Apple has always been the object of a kind of love-hate relationship from creatives and content creators. The love roots back in time, to the old times of System 9, the OS before OSX, when the vast majority of graphics and visual content was developed on Mac. Time went by, Avid became cross-platform, Adobe improved […]

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Angelbird Announces Storage Match Pack for Z CAM E2

AngelBird Z-CAM-E2 Cfast SSD Pack 2Angelbird Technologies, an Austria-based tech company many of you are familiar with thanks to their super-fast and tiny tiny SSDs, have been creating exciting recording media solutions for various cameras ranging from the Fuji X-T3 to the BMPCC 4K. Back in December, AngelBird announced a dedicated Match Pack storage solution for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema […]

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The Zenitar 50mm f0.95 for Sony FE Will Need Their Awful Focus Peaking

When I saw the news of the new Zenit Zenitar 50mm f0.95 lens I was truly as excited as so many of you are, but then I remembered just how terrible it is to use the focus peaking feature on Sony FE cameras. Now lots of you may say, “Chris, you can just use magnification.” But the truth is that you shouldn’t have to do that and it really isn’t a faster way of working with the lens because you need to move the focusing point around depending on your scene’s composition unless you’re an absolute master of the focus and recompose method of shooting–and I doubt many of you are. So while the Zenit Zenitar 50mm f0.95 seems to be quite tempting, I’m going to warm folks against it at least initially. 

Original source: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/03/19/the-zenitar-50mm-f0-95-for-sony-fe-will-need-their-awful-focus-peaking/

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Did You Know About This Nikon 170mm F1.4 Lens from Years Ago?

Just imagine the portraits that one could take with a Nikon 170mm f1.4 lens let alone the nightmare that they’d have with focusing. Every time that you’re told that a long telephoto lens would be too big and that no one would buy it, consider it to be complete poppycock. Indeed, a lens like this is possible and even though it’s pretty big and very silver in appearance, it is very well possible.

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I’m a landscape photographer from Brazil and I’ve been photographing since the time of analog photography. I’ve been traveling the world in the last decade capturing spectacular landscapes; that’s my passion. My work has received great recognition with dozens of awards in the main photo contests of nature and landscape. I am also the current…

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Sony Electronics Promotes Neal Manowitz to Lead Imaging Products and Solutions – Americas

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced new leadership changes to its imaging and professional business to extend its opportunities into both new and existing markets.

Building on the remarkable commercial success of Sony Electronics’ imaging products, the company has promoted Neal Manowitz to the position of deputy president, Imaging Products and Solutions – Americas (IPSA) business unit. Manowitz, whose prior leadership helped Sony rise to No. 1 in the Mirrorless and Full Frame camera markets, will now oversee the company’s imaging and professional products and solutions portfolio.

In addition, longtime executive Theresa Alesso has been promoted to president of the professional solutions division within Sony Electronics’ IPSA business unit, replacing former division head Katsunori Yamanouchi, who will return to Sony’s professional group and take a global leadership role in Japan. In her new position reporting to Manowitz, Alesso will help extend Sony’s leadership in broadcast media solutions while capitalizing on new opportunities in vertical markets such as healthcare, education and other industrial applications. Alesso also founded the company’s first video production program for women, which became the genesis of Sony Electronics’ Alpha Female program.

“Sony’s end-to-end imaging solutions enable both consumers and professionals to capture sharp, vibrant imagery that realistically reflect their artistic vision,” said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer, Sony Electronics. “Under the very capable leadership of Neal and Theresa, Sony Electronics’ imaging products and solutions businesses will extend Sony’s innovations into exciting new areas that will not only delight consumers, but also benefit society.”

Sony Electronics has received numerous honors for its commitments to diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility, including being recognized among the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

About Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Corporation (Japan), one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to industry leading 4K Ultra HD TVs. Visit www.sony.com/news for more information.

Source: Sony Electronics

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Profoto Prepares A1 Flash Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Godox

Profoto is preparing to file a patent infringement lawsuit against Chinese lighting company Godox in order to stop the Godox V1 from hitting the market, according to Swedish photo publication Fotosidan.

The complaint targets the recently announced Godox V1, which Profoto alleges is in violation of multiple patents it filed for its own A1 light. The Profoto A1 round head flash was launched in September 2017, a year before Godox introduced their V1 flash at Photokina 2018.

Profoto A1 costs $995 USD. Pricing for the Godox V1 hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to be be priced significantly cheaper. Godox V1 appears to feature a number of similarities with the A1, including the round head design, Fresnel lens, magnetic modifier mount and LED modeling light.

Profoto CEO Anders Hedebark, told Fotosidan, that his company spoke with Godox about its V1 flash at Photokina 2018, and has continued to reach out to Godox in the months since. Profoto has filed seven patents related to its A1, which was in development for four years.

‘We spend a lot of time and money on development and will protect our investments,’ Hedebark said, also warning that manufacturers and other companies may face lawsuits if they market the Godox V1. ‘It feels like we have an obligation to act.’

Source: Fotosidan, via: PetaPixel, DPReview

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Apple announces new iMacs

Apple has announced new iMacs. It has been 652 days (but who’s counting) since Apple last updated their popular all in one desktop computers. Appearance wise the new iMacs look like every other iMac that has been released since 2012. The new models also use the same 4K and 5K displays as the previous generation. … Continued

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KitSplit Plus – Streamlining Large Rentals

Online camera rental marketplace KitSplit has announced KitSplit Plus, a new program which aims to streamline the rental process for larger productions. While it’s easy enough to rent a few items for a small shoot, once you venture into a larger production the list of equipment needed can get quite long. With KitSplit Plus, you … Continued

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Tired of Heavy Gimbal Work? Meet the GimbalGun!

This is a fun one! Or maybe not.. I won’t judge this thing until I haven’t tried it but you’ll probably agree with me when I say this is the most peculiar piece of gear I’ve seen in a very long time. Meet the GimbalGun – a support rig for your single handed gimbal plus a truckload of accessories.

GimbalGun

Although the name might suggest otherwise, this is not a war machine but a support rig (which does look a little bit like a giant gun, granted). The GimbalGun was invented and DIY’d by William Graham, based in Portland, ME, out of necessity. Since he tended to overload his gimbal with way too much accessories he needed something more comfortable to hold and operate. The GimbalGun was born.

In order to bring this to life Will has just started to a Kickstarter campaign, watch the intro video below:

Now that we know what this is, let’s dive into the features of this unusual device!

GimbalGun – Features

The GimbalGun itself is made form a lightweight yet strong aluminium 6061 alloy. The whole unit just weighs 750 grams. And the size? It does look huge, but rest assured: This is only a prototype (70cm x 6cm x 6cm). The final product will be smaller and (hopefully way) more compact. The main goal of the GimbalGun is to better distribute the weight of your Gimbal plus accessories and of course the device itself. Therefore it comes with a padded shoulder strap which attaches via two swivel hooks to the GimbalGun. Furthermore, two removable handles, a monitor mount and a mini tripod are included.

EDIT: since the video and photos were take, Will already made some improvements and this is what he wrote us: We found that the GimbalGun™ was a bit to wide and tall, making it a bit bulky. We have slimmed the new design down, making it lighter and easier to access the underside to screw in screws.

GimbalGun
Just like any other accessory, the gimbal itself attaches to the GimbalGun via a 1/4 20 screw insert on the bottom. The supplied monitor mount is height-adjustable and also serves as a handle. In this configuration you can bring the monitor way closer to your face which is pretty nice.

The elephant in the room is obvious here, though: This thing is.. huge?! Having a gimbal’s weight rest on the shoulder and back is nice but the main advantage of deploying a single-handed gimbal in the first place is that it’s not huge. You can shoot in tight locations, follow a talent through narrow doorways and around corners. What good is a device like the GimbalGun in that scenario?

GimbalGun
I think the idea is solid and it makes a lot of sense but at this stage the GimbalGun is just too big. Let’s hope Will finds a way to make the device more compact and thus better suited for more use cases. If you want to support him, check out his campaign over at Kickstarter.

Please keep in mind that Kickstarter is not a shop or a market place and there are certain risks when backing up a project.

What do you think? Is the GimbalGun something you would bring on your next shoot? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Frame.io Review – After a Year of Use

I resisted using Frame.io for some time. Did I really need another application in my life? Could it really be worth switching everything over and having my team learn a whole new platform? Frame.io had initially caught my attention at NAB last year. My producing partner (Rin Ehlers Sheldon) and I were given a demo, and afterward, we were both strongly advocating for the interface to win one of Cinema5d’s “Best of Show” awards. It also took home awards from just about every publication and the exposition itself. 

A few stills arranged in the most common folder view you see in Frame.io. Note that both RAW .CR2 stills and .jpegs are present here. There are also a few images marked with “Needs Review” to avoid ambiguity.

At that point, our company had a busy year ahead with huge post-flow headaches looming over us.  Rin and I had a personal mission for NAB 2018, and it was to find affordable innovations that would ward off those headaches for our small company. On the docket was 6 hour long episodes for a documentary series and 12 episodes of a digital series, both shooting in 8K on Red Monstros and Heliums. We needed organization and retention. Above all, we needed a way to access and communicate with our teams while traveling. For us this meant coordinating between 6 editors and a slew of stakeholders and collaborators giving notes. Frame.io claims this is what sets them apart. After all, it was designed by post production pros who were fed up the tedium and frustration of failed uploads or hours of babysitting Vimeo queues.  They knew there was a better way for the exchange of notes and content, and they set out to perfect it: the exact solution to our exact problem.  It seemed too good to be true.  Read on to see if it was.

What is Frame.io?

Frame.io bills itself as “solving video review and collaboration.” It does this by giving multiple teams and viewers access to browser based project folders filled with a variety of your core assets, such as exported video drafts or images.  The user can stack different exports of the same project to keep track of version history.  Versions can even be played side by side for comparison. It accepts any and all media file types that can be organized into a folder structure,  one that should feel familiar to both PC and Mac users… really anyone who has used a computer ever. (Editors may chuckle, but this intuitive structure is helpful when collaborating with less tech savvy clients and investors.) Frame.io encodes your video to HTML 5 for browser video playback, but it saves your core file for download at anytime without compression being introduced. This is HUGE as other online video services have a tendency to compress to the point where things might get pixelated or blacks get noisy once live and they’ll even destroy your color grade on occasion (cough,Vimeo, cough, cough). The most alluring advantage offered is their proprietary upload tech.

Their uploader slices your file into 20 MB chunks and uploads them concurrently in batches of five, resulting in a much faster upload that can be paused and resumed, even if your computer loses internet access, your drive gets unplugged, or your laptop turns off. This is where the company’s origin story really shines through. It’s something only editors really understand. Anyone working with 4K resolution or higher or who has had to upload content from remote locations knows what a lifesaver this is.

Frame.io plugin window living within Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019.

Getting Started

Diving into Frame.io is painless in my experience. Create an account, select a plan, create a project, then invite your team members to collaborate. Number of team members may be limited based on the level of plan you purchase.  Determine what level of access and editing power each person has: whether or not they should be emailed as the project is updated, whether you want to be notified when they give notes, or if they’re allowed to upload/download content. There is a distinction between collaborators and team members, which you can read about here.

Download the app for phones and tablets, as well as correlating NLE integration.  We’re Premiere CC users at our company, so we installed the free Premiere plugin for Frame.io, which our editors love. After the plug-in is installed, head to Window -> Extensions -> Frame.io and your new Frame.io window pops up with your current project visible (see the above image). This integration allows you to set up watch folders for a timesaving peace of mind.   Frame.io also offers plugins for Final Cut X, Adobe AE, Avid Composer, Slack, Vimeo and Watch Folders for macOS.

Things start getting a little expensive when you move above the base plans.

Giving Notes

The timecode based discussion feature in action.

Giving and taking notes can be tricky. The ability to give clear and concise notes without eliminating agency or enthusiasm is a real art. The mode of delivery  can also be an issue.  When notes start being delivered via text message, a personal detestation of Frame.io founder Emery Wells, lines can be crossed in all sorts of places.  What’s on the record?  What’s off?  Disrespect of an editor’s time (or anyone’s, for that matter) accompanied by the blurring of expectations for when your team members are on and off the clock is major consideration most producers and directors need to make.  An email of 500 notes in a list can be demoralizing and can often lead to a break in your editor’s pace that is now entirely avoidable.

Additionally, all parties work more effectively in specificity, so it is very clear for one side how to take notes and very clear to the other side when they have been taken. Errors in feedback cost money and time in the midst of a busy production schedule. Nothing frustrates a producer like giving the same note twice, and nothing infuriates an editor like working on something for hours that ends up getting changed or cut. Everyone needs to know which way to row,  so the boat doesn’t spin in circles. While Frame.io won’t necessarily make your captain more decisive or magically engage your team in some fulfilling reciprocity, it does remove a great deal of the common obstacles that prevent your ideal post “atmosphere.”

As the content plays in a review window, one simply has to start typing a note when so inspired, and the playhead will drop a marker at the exact point where it’s needed.  At this point, the viewer can even utilize a pen tool to draw on the frame for the most visual note possible. Did you catch a corner of a boom pole in your frame and need it masked out? Circle it! Need an asset moved to the left?  Draw an arrow! Obviously, timecode is a given at the moment the note is typed, which is incredibly helpful.  With the integration into Premiere, the markers will even drop right onto your editor’s timeline, so there’s no need to open and close the browser. Frame.io will also email you (depending on your settings) when a collaborator or team  member has commented, updated, or changed something, a feature I am particularly fond of.

(There is currently not an option for in and out points to define a range of timecode, but Frame.io says us this feature is coming.  At present, you have to write IN and OUT in two notes, which is a little obnoxious, but having the desired changes tied to exactly the right moments is still a better option than an emailed communication of the same thing. My guess is this wasn’t a priority because editors hate blanket notes, but they are necessary from time to time.)

Post Issues fixed by the Frame.io Interface

  • One party could be referencing an old version and giving incorrect timecode.
  • Tasks/notes are dropped because a note is buried on a 100 count email thread.
  • Two notes are in conflict with one another and the editor or post team isn’t sure which to take.
  • One party gets annoyed because a note wasn’t taken prior to going live. You now have a written history on if this did or didn’t happen with the exact time in print.

Pricing

Here is really the biggest drawback, and it’s not a small one.

Look, I’m not saying it’s not worth it.  They’ve done a great deal of work to give us something we really need, but if you are used to paying $34 for a Vimeo Pro Unlimited membership, which allows for 3TB/year and unlimited weekly uploads, you’re going to have major sticker shock switching to or adding Frame.io. It feels like a pretty big kick to the gut for those of us that aren’t Buzzfeed, BBC, VICE, etc, because if you’re working with high res content, which most of us are, 1TB of storage isn’t going to last.

When I pay for a subscription for my business, I don’t want to have to choose between which projects I put on this new great platform and which team members get to use the better tool.  The only factor I want determining how many projects I’m working on at a time is my own ambition, not my app’s limitations. I find it a little hard to stomach paying a comparable amount to what I spend for my company’s Creative Cloud Subscription that gives me multiple apps for actually creating the work. Most reading this would likely opt for the tier that allows a  small team of three for $44/monthly or a single member team subscription at $17/monthly.  The Frame.io rep at NAB last year talked to us about scaling back membership at times you have less collaborators, but this isn’t really an option if you’re working on a feature or another long-term or large scale project.  It’s not a realistic option for most companies… most likely you will sign up at one tier and either stick with it or upgrade. It’s just the nature of the beast.

That being said, if it really came down to cost, I would cancel my Vimeo before I let go of Frame.io, because once you’ve had the advantage, you won’t want to work without it ever again.  Add in the ironclad  file encryption, the use as a final delivery service, the lack of compression, along with being able to use this platform in pre-production for the exchange of storyboards, design renderings, etc and you’ll find the two services aren’t even really comparable.

Mobile Version

The award-wining Frame.io iOS app is free and intuitive.  As a producer, I use the app more frequently than the site.  Managing the post of multiple projects across different teams within the app’s clean and efficient UI design has saved me a great deal of time. I use the “Save to Camera Roll” feature frequently to review for flights or to transfer to social media in a pinch.

There is one odd quirk of the Mobile version currently tied to sharing your work.

There are two option in sending off your content from Frame.io.  Sharing a “Presentation” provides a link where you can view but can’t give notes.  This option can be sent to any email address, quite helpful when you need to extend viewing outside your network of Frame.io users. Sending a “Review” link, with which note giving is possible, is limited to those who have created accounts on Frame.io.   Here’s where the quirk comes in. When I go to send a Review, I follow the prompt to”Add Recipients.” Whatever name I type, greets me with that first  name I typed–followed by a list of all the users on Frame.io that contain the name I typed.  Meaning if you are trying to send a link to Ben Hasselblad, after you’ve typed ben, you will have access to Ben Freud, Ben, Howard, Ben Pitt, Ben Garcia…you get the idea. These are real names of real people, not social media handles. This is a privacy concern in my opinion. If one were a career-hungry camera op, he or she might get the gumption to send the old reel out to anyone that comes to mind (and also has a Frame.io account). I reached out to Frame.io about this, and this is how they responded:

“When adding Collaborators via the iOS app, it will show the different options for people, similar to social networks. Per requests that have come in, we are reducing this to display only people that have already been added as Team Members or Collaborators within the account. This will be adjusted on the web app soon. I don’t currently have an ETA when it will be adjusted on the iOS app, however, we have many updates for the iOS app coming soon as well.” – Frame.io Team

File Delivery

As I mentioned earlier, the ability to deliver the final un-compressed file to the end user or client is a big draw. With other services (Dropbox *cough) I’ve had issues uploading lengthy video files over 8gb and I’ve experienced none of that here. With the $44/monthly and above plans, you are also able to customize the client review window with your company branding and color scheme — which is another nice touch.

Note the green color cast on the .CR2 Canon RAW files. This color change isn’t present with .jpg.

Cons for delivery:

There is an aqua color cast on RAW stills in the Frame.io window.  This does not remain when the files are downloaded, but it is a problem if you are a photographer using the system for review with your clients. Of course, you can just choose not to upload RAW images, but if you want review and delivery to be in the same place, it may not be an attractive explanation for you to give to your clients. When I asked, the Frame.io team said my browser was causing the color cast. Frame.io sent me a comment on this:

“.CR2s won’t be absolutely color accurate since Frame.io is creating the browser-friendly version as a .jpg. Also, each browser would display it differently too.” – Frame.io Team

I had one project that involved uploading hundreds of images to Frame.io for review and we labeled each “In Progress, Needs Review or Approved”. You are able to sort by status, but not filter. That means I still end up scrolling through hundreds of photos to get to the clump categorized as “Needs Review.” Photos are not the main pull to Frame.io, but if this is truly to be a one-stop shop, there’s some progress to be made with different types of file organization. Not an issue when you have five assets in a single folder, but definitely an issue when we’re talking about assets in the hundreds to thousands.

All in All

Frame.io streamlines the note giving process with innovation and efficiency.  The application has made a strong case for being a singular  workflow interface, and they are nearly there. Frame.io solves problems I didn’t even really know I had. After utilizing its features in post production over the last year, my company won’t be going back to  the TL;DR days of bullet point laden emails and countless back and forths containing the phrase “Did you mean…”  With the very few criticisms my team and I have of Frame.io, we unanimously find it an invaluable tool.  This is a company that is innovating in leaps, not steps–and we can’t wait to see what updates that implement next.

Have you used Frame.io in the past? Comment below!

 

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PortKeys OEYE-3G EVF with 1080p Resolution Announced

Last week, we were the first to report about a new company named PortKeys and their BM5, a field monitor capable of controlling your camera. Ahead of NAB 2019, the company just announced another exciting product, the OEYE-3G EVF. Let’s take a look at this exciting new EVF.

PortKeys_Featured

A Welcome Outsider

If you ever been in the market for a 3rd-party electronic viewfinder, you probably know that there is not a lot of options out there.

Some companies try to enter the EVF market with a monitor and a loupe attachment. It’s the case with products from SmallHD, with their SmallHD 502 + viewfinder attachment, and F&V with the SpectraHD 4 EVF. While these two solutions can be helpful, they are also quite bulky.

The other part of the “proper” 3rd-party EVF market consists nearly entirely of Zacuto products. I will not mention the Wooden Camera modification kit for the Blackmagic URSA EVF. We recently reported about the new Zacuto Kameleon EVF, but they also make other EVFs like the Gratical Eye that we reviewed and the Gratical HD. These EVFs are amazing, full of features and build like tanks, but they are not cheap at all.

Now PortKeys is introducing a brand new solution to the EVF market called the OEYE-3G EVF.

PortKeysEVF_01

OEYE-3G EVF Features

On the front of the OEYE-3G, it features an SDI, HDMI and USB input, plus an SDI and HDMI output. The HDMI input can accept signals up to 4K DCI at 24 frames per second, or 4K UHD at 24/25/30 fps. The SDI input is limited to 1080P input up to 60 fps.
The monitor doesn’t have a built-in battery plate like the Zacuto Gratical HD. You can switch it on using an external battery through the 7-24V Lemo port. The OEYE-3G only draws around 7W.

At the back, you’ll find the rubber eyepiece with a +8/-3 diopter adjustment. Inside is the 0.7″ 1080P OLED display.

On the left side, there is a standard ARRI Rosette, the USB port, and the On/Off switch. At the bottom, you’ll find two 1/4″ holes for mounting purposes, and the diopter adjustment dial.

Finally, on the top are three user-customizable buttons, a menu dial, and an exit button to control the EVF

This new OEYE-3G EVF is entirely made of aluminum and is pretty small, at just 180x 69.7 x 72.4 mm for a total weight of 400 grams.

PortKeysEVF_02

PortKeys OEYE-3G EVF Software

The number of software features included is impressive. Unlike the Gratical X for example, all software features are included for free, and the PortKeys OEYE-3G EVF firmware can be upgraded through the USB port. These features include:

  • 3D LUT
  • Peaking
  • False Color
  • Zebra
  • Waveform
  • 
Audio Meters
  • Pixel To Pixel zoom
  • Brightness/Contrast
/Chroma/Sharpness
/Tint/
Color Temperature/Backlight adjustments
  • Display/OSD flip
  • H/V Delay
  • Guides, grids, and crosshair
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The PortKeys OEYE-3G EVF next to a Panasonic GH4

Pricing and Availability

Retail price is $1199, and the shipping date is set for May 1st. You can take a look at the PortKeys OEYE-3G EVF during NAB 2019, booth #C12030. We will add B&H buy links when it becomes available.

In terms of comparisons, Zacuto’s cheapest EVF is $1950.

What do you think of this new PortKeys OEYE-3G EVF? Do you already use an EVF with your camera? Let us know in the comments down below!

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This Week’s Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – Nikon Z 6, Sony a6500, Shogun Inferno and More

There are a couple of new, interesting deals for filmmakers available. We have selected the best 10 offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week – including the Nikon Z 6, the Sony a6500, the Shogun Inferno, an iPad Pro, lights, storage and more.

I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and selected the top 10 offers currently available, which I think could be interesting for you. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any outstanding deals for filmmakers in Europe this week, but we will update this post in case that changes! By shopping at our partners’ stores, you are supporting cinema5D through our buy links, as we get a small affiliate commission when a purchase is completed.

Now, let’s take a look at this week’s top 10 deals for filmmakers:

B&H: Nikon Z 6 with FTZ Mount Adapter Kit – $250 Discount

I will start with perhaps the most interesting deal of this week, which is the Nikon Z 6 full-frame mirrorless camera. This body is the less expensive allrounder camera of the two new Nikon mirrorless cameras. It features a 24.5MP full-frame CMOS Sensor and records up to UHD 4K video in 30fps in 8-bit internally and with N-log & 10-bit via HDMI output. The camera has built-in 5-axis vibration reduction.

Nikon has lately been focusing on video quality within their cameras, and the result is the upcoming RAW video output via HDMI, which the Atomos Ninja V recorder can transform into ProRes RAW.

Additionally, you get a free FTZ Mount Adapter in that kit, which allows mounting Nikon F lenses while preserving the AF/AE functionality, a Sony 32GB XQD G Series memory card, and a Ruggard camera bag.

Buy link: Nikon Z 6 with FTZ Mount Adapter Kit Was: $2,246.90  Now: $1,996.95 (Savings: $249.95)

B&H: Sony Alpha a6500 Camera Body with Free Accessory Kit – $100 Discount

Another interesting camera deal for this week is the Sony a6500. It is still the best mirrorless camera with APS-C sized sensor in Sony’s lineup. It features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor with 5-axis stabilization, and can shoot internal UHD 4K video at up to 30fps with S-log3 gamma. In full HD, the camera can shoot slow motion at up to 120 fps. Make sure to check our review of the a6500 if you haven’t already.

In addition, you get a free SanDisk 64GB UHS-I SDXC memory card, a Ruggard camera bag, and a spare 1100mAh battery pack from Watson.

Buy link: Sony Alpha a6500 Camera Body with Free Accessory Kit Was: $1,198.00  Now: $1,098.00 (Savings: $100.00)

B&H: Atomos Shogun Inferno 7″ Recording Monitor – $300 Discount

Another very nice deal currently available is the Shogun Inferno 7″ recorder from Atomos. It features the awesome 1920 x 1200 touchscreen display with 10-bit FRC monitor processing, 1500 cd/m² (nits) brightness, and HDR mode with 10-stop of dynamic range. The Shogun Inferno has both, 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs/outputs and it can record UHD 4K video at up to 60p and 1080p video at up to 240 fps in 10-Bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHR encoding.

The Shogun Inferno records to 2.5″ SSD/HDD media, which is not included in this package. There are, however, discounted packages with the media included. Simply click on our link and select the desired package. It can be powered via AC cable, Sony L-series batteries or D-Tap connection.

Buy link: Atomos Shogun Inferno 7″ Recording Monitor Was: $1,299.00  Now: $999.00 (Savings: $300.00)

B&H: FreeVision VILTA Mobile Gimbal – $50 Discount

The FreeVision VILTA is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for smartphones, which supports most larger-sized phones and comes with an iOS/Android app, including advanced features like focus on subjects, zoom in and out, time-lapses and so on. The gimbal offers four follow modes and a 17-hour runtime. All motors have 360° motion, and on the bottom of the grip there is a 1/4″-20 tripod mount.

Buy link: FreeVision VILTA Mobile Gimbal Was: $149.00  Now: $99.00 (Savings: $50.00)

B&H: ikan Onyx 240 Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light – $50 Discount

The Onyx 240 by ikan is a bi-color on-camera LED light with 250W equivalent, 3200 to 5600K variable color temperature, dimmable output down to 10%, and 110° beam angle. The CRI is 95 and TLCI is 96, both being very good values. The light has a 30W power draw and runs on 2 L-series batteries (included in the package). There is a 1/4″-20 threaded mounting hole and the accessory shoe adapter is included.

Buy link: ikan Onyx 240 Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light Was: $139.99  Now: $89.99 (Savings: $50.00)

B&H: Aputure Light Storm LS C120d Daylight LED Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate – $100 Discount

The Light Storm is a very popular single-point-source LED lights series by Aputure. Although there is a second generation already, there is now a nice deal on the first generation C120d with 6000K color temperature light source.

The Aputure C120d features a Bowens mount, 18 dB quiet fan and this version comes with a V-mount battery plate. It can be controlled via the wired remote controller box or the wireless remote with 328′ range. You can check our comparison review with the stronger C300d.

Buy link: Aputure Light Storm LS C120d Daylight LED Light Kit with V-Mount Battery Plate Was: $645.00  Now: $545.00 (Savings: $100.00)

B&H: Sony 64GB M Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Kit (2-Pack) – $28 Discount

This discounted kit includes two 64GB M Series SDXC cards from Sony. They are UHS-II cards with two rows of pins. Maximum read speed is 260 MB/s and maximum write speed is 100 MB/s. What is relevant for us filmmakers is the minimum write speed, which is – thanks to U3 rating – 30MB/s. That means these cards will take videos with a bitrate of 240Mbps without any problems. I am personally using this exact card also for the 400Mbps All-Intra recording with my GH5 and I never had a problem. The cards are water/dust/temp/UV/X-ray and magnet proof. All in all, it is a very nice offer for its price.

Buy link: Sony 64GB M Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Kit (2-Pack) Was: $111.99  Now: $83.99 (Savings: $28.00)

B&H: Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with USB Hub – $30 Discount

There is no such a thing as too much storage, so I decided to also include a well-priced external HDD. The Seagate Backup Plus in its 8TB version is on discount and it currently offers one of the best dollar-per-TB ratio. This drive comes with a USB 3.0 cable with standard USB Type-A connector, featuring two additional USB 3.0 Type-A ports. Transfer speeds reach up to 160 MB/s and the drive is both Windows & Mac compatible.

Buy link: Seagate 8TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive with USB Hub Was: $179.99  Now: $149.99 (Savings: $30.00)

B&H: Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 512GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) – $380 Discount

Editing videos on a tablet can be an option for quick workflows with the LumaFusion app – check our article with video explaining this kind of workflow. I think this discounted 12.9″ iPad Pro configuration offers a good price-performance ratio. It includes the 2732 x 2048 resolution 12.9″ multi-touch retina display (264 ppi), Apple A10X 64-bit SoC hexa-core CPU, and 512GB SSD storage. Connectivity even includes 4G LTE on top of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. There are two cameras – the front 7MP FaceTime HD camera and rear 12MP iSight camera, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and Lightning connector.

Buy link: Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro (Mid 2017, 512GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) Was: $1,279.00  Now: $899.00 (Savings: $380.00)

B&H: Dell 17.3″ Alienware 17 R5 Laptop – $1,050 Discount

The last deal of the week goes to a very powerful Windows 10 workstation – the Dell Alienware 17 R5 Laptop – which is currently over $1,000 discounted. This beast features 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK six-core CPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) graphics card. The display has 17.3″ with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 at 120 Hz. Connectivity includes USB 3.1 gen 2 Type-C & 3.1 gen 1 Type-A, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, Mini DP 1.3, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. Alienware laptops are a synonym for great build-quality and very powerful components, but keep in mind that this is a big and heavy laptop – weighing 9.7 lb.

Buy link: Dell 17.3″ Alienware 17 R5 Laptop Was: $3,649.00  Now: $2,599.00 (Savings: $1,050.00)

What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.

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Ricoh GR III Review

The new GR III is a significant update of Ricoh's popular GR premium compact camera series, offering a 28mm fixed focal length lens, 3-axis image stabilisation system, large 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, 1080/60p video recording, 3 inch LCD touchscreen, flash hotshoe, and built-in wifi and bluetooth connectivity. Read our in-depth Ricoh GR III review complete with full-size JPEG and RAW sample images to find out if this camera still has what it takes in 2019…

Original source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/lRuBFKk0INw/ricoh_gr_iii_review

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Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE Lens for Sony Alpha Full-frame Cameras

The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE prime lens offers stunning resolution, bokeh and excellent AF performance.

This lens will be unveiled for the first time at The Photography Show in the UK between March 16th and 19th. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE will be available Spring 2019, pricing to follow.

Original source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/WYwtEM2aFSg/samyang_af_85mm_f1_4_fe_lens_for_sony_alpha_full_frame_cameras

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Panasonic Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4 Review

The Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4 is one of three lenses launched alongside the Lumix S1 and S1R cameras as part of Panasonic's new 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera system. Intended to show off just what the new system is capable of, the Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4 has been designed to be the ultimate "fast fifty" lens. Have Panasonic succeeded in their aim? We tested the Lumix S Pro 50mm F1.4 on the 47-megapixel S1R camera to find out…

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Sony A6400 Sample Images

​Ahead of our full review, here are some JPEG and RAW sample images taken with the new Sony A6400 APS-C mirrorless camera.

The Sony A6400 is a 24-megapixel APS-C mirrorless camera with 4K video recording and the most sophisticated auto-focusing system of any Sony mirrorless camera.

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Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 March 2019 Hands-on Photos

An updated version of the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds lens is being showcased at The Photography Show in the UK.

With a constant aperture of F1.7 throughout its 20-50mm effective focal range (in 35mm terms), this is a pretty big and heavy lens by Micro Four Thirds standards, as demonstrated by it’s 77mm filter thread – but then we can’t think of another lens quite like it.

Still in prototype format, the latest iteration of this mirrorless camera lens is now almost fully working. The zoom mechanism works so that you can see how far the lens extends at 10mm, 14mm (the shortest length) and 25mm, the clickless aperture ring rotates, and the manual focus collar pulls back to reveal focus distance markings. There’s also a marking on the front that reveals the close focusing distance to be 0.28m.

There’s still no word yet on availability or pricing of the Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7, other than 2019, but this latest prototype shows definite progress has been made on this exciting Micro Four Thirds lens.

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Sigma L-Mount Lenses and MC-21 Converter Hands-on Photos

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 24mm, 50mm and 85mm F1.4 L-mount lenses and the MC-21 Canon EF-L mount converter look like in the flesh?

Then check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of these three new L-mount lenses and exciting new converter.

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Canon RF Lenses Hands-on Photos

Canon are showcasing six new RF-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK.

Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the new Canon RF lenses and the redesigned Canon stand.

Original source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/Tm65dDTcSSw/canon_rf_lenses_hands_on_photos

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