Wooden Camera Launches Zip Box Pro Lightweight Mattebox

Zip Box Pro Wooden Camera REDWooden Camera just announced the launch of the Zip Box Pro, a lightweight, professional mattebox with diverse feature set, at an affordable price. The Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro is positioned as a mid-tier option sandwiched between the Wooden Camera’s high end, UMB-1 Universal Mattebox and the original, rubber Zip Box, often used by gimbal operators […]

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Atomos Shinobi – Affordable, 1080p, 5″ HDR Monitor

atomos shinobi hdr monitorAtomos just announced a new high-brightness, 5-inch monitor in their growing lineup called the Atomos Shinobi. Priced at just $399, the Atomos Shinobi features a high-brightness, 1000nit 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080p resolution. Much like the Atomos Ninja V, the new Shinobi has a 4K HDMI input, but unlike the Ninja V, it looses […]

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Synology Announces a New Network Storage DiskStation, The DS1019+

Being able to store and backup all of your RAW and processed image files is incredibly important. We all know that if anything happens to those precious files we would be totally lost. Being able to access those files from anywhere on any device is also important; it means we can work on the road without having to carry external hard drives, and we can share images with clients with ease. Synology have been making network storage solutions for a long time now, and they have just announced a new member of their family, the DiskStation DS1019+. Join us after the break to find out more.

Original source: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/02/16/synology-announces-a-new-network-storage-diskstation-the-ds1019/

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New Updates Come to the Thrifty Phottix Raja Softbox Lineup

Whether you’re just getting into shooting portraits in the studio or already a seasoned portrait master, light modifiers like the softbox remains crucial tool for your work. It can be challenging to choose from all the available options out there. Fortunately, Phottix has recently announced a couple of new additions to its popular Raja line of softboxes. You might want to check them out if you’re still looking for the right softbox for your studio.

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Atomos Releases $399 Shinobi 5.2″ 4K HDMI Monitor

Atomos released their Shinobi 5.2″ 4K HDMI Monitor available for $399 now from B&H Photo & Amazon

Shinobi features a 10-bit FRC IPS screen with a brightness of 1000 cd/m², which makes it suitable for use in both exterior and interior conditions. The AtomHDR display technology allows you to accurately monitor your log gamma footage without having to view flat, washed-out looking images or use a LUT to compress the dynamic range and color space.

Shinobi supports popular log formats from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, ARRI, RED, and JVC cameras. Shinobi features a lightweight yet sturdy plastic chassis and powers using a single L-series battery

At just 6.91 oz (196 g), Shinobi is perfectly sized for Sony a9 & a7 Series cameras.


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Five Sky Replacement Techniques in Premiere Pro CC

You may have heard of the term “sky replacement”. The term is quite self-explanatory, it is the process of eliminating the sky from a shot so to replace it with a different sky image. The reasons for this can be different, you may have a dull overcast sky, or maybe some parts could be clipped, […]

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10 Great Accessories for Filmmaking with Sony A7III, GH5, GH5S, and A6500

Present me a filmmaker who doesn’t enjoy tinkering with new gear, who does not dribble on the latest and greatest piece of tech, and I will show you a free man. Jokes and misquotes aside, I think we can happily say that we filmmakers, or at least, most of us, are gearheads. But not all […]

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AP Sets Up GoFundMe for Family of Photojournalist Desmond Boylan

Photojournalist Desmond Boylan was on assignment in Havana on December 29  for The Associated Press when he felt unwell and soon died of a heart attack. With his passing, his family also lost his only source of income. This is why AP took to crowdfunding to help raise additional funds for his family at this difficult time.

Original source: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/02/15/associated-press-gofundme-desmond-boylan/

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Atomos Shinobi – Well Priced Ninja V Without Recorder

The Atomos Shinobi is a new 5″ HDMI on-camera monitor with a 1000nits 1920×1080 HDR screen, known from the Ninja V. It is lightweight, runs on one Sony NP-F750 type battery and offers lots of features to help monitor the image and even sound levels. It is shipping now for $399 USD (and €399) plus tax.

The new Atomos Shinobi HDMI Monitor. Source: Atomos

In the industry, Atomos is mostly known for their HDMI and SDI on-camera video recorders, which happen to have great, bright HDR screens. The company is now launching their newest addition to their portfolio – a high brightness 1000nits 5″ 1920×1080 HDMI monitor, named Atomos Shinobi. The specs sound familiar? That’s right – it consists of the same HDR monitor as the popular on-camera recorder Atomos Ninja V.

Atomos Shinobi – Ninja V’s More Affordable Cousin

With its 200g (7 oz), the Shinobi is a lightweight device. For reference, the Ninja V weighs 320g (11.3 oz), not including the weight of the battery. The body of the monitor is made out of polycarbonate and should be durable. It has ¼” – 20 mounting points on the top and bottom, to allow flexible mounting. There is a headphone jack on the side, which allows users to monitor audio from most cameras – even if they don’t have a built-in audio headphone jack (So sound travels via HDMI). Clear on-screen audio level meters help monitoring audio, too.

As mentioned above, the Atomos Shinobi shares the same HDR 1920×1080 display and color processing found in the Atomos Ninja V recorder. The 1000nit brightness screen makes it easy to monitor the image clearly, even in daylight.  It has a pixel density of 427 PPI (pixels per inch) and is factory calibrated for color accuracy. The screen can display 10+ stops of dynamic range, when being used with Log or HLG HDR outputs. Atomos’ color science gives a complete range of in-built gamma presets to match popular cameras when shooting Log or HLG.

There is one HDMI-in port and a headphone jack on the left side. Source: Atomos

The Shinobi can run for up to six hours on a single Sony NP-F750 type battery, which lots of filmmakers probably already have in their kit. A clear on-screen battery gauge shows the status of the battery, indicating when it is running low. The battery plate is positioned in the centre for better balance when mounted to mirrorless cameras. There is one HDMI-in port, which can accept signals up to DCI 4K (4096×2160) at 30fps, or HD video up to 60fps.

Shinobi Backside with battery plate. Source: Atomos

Atomos Shinobi uses the AtomOS 10 system with the same touch-screen interface as all the other Atomos products. It allows users to quickly magnify the image or engage peaking to check focus, pull up false color, a histogram, zebras or waveform to gauge exposure, or add guides or markers to aid composition. With one swipe, all of the menus go away for a totally clear view of the image and its framing.

The Atomos Shinobi looks identical on the top and bottom side. Source: Atomos

For Log image monitoring, it is possible to easily load compatible LUTs directly into Shinobi’s built-in memory via SD card. The internal memory can take up to eight LUT files. In addition, countless LUTs can be kept on the SD card and loaded when needed. The same SD card slot can also be used to install any future firmware updates.

Atomos’ new multi-tool called Analysis sounds (and looks) quite interesting to me. It simultaneously shows the image, plus waveform, histogram, vectorscope and audio-level meters. In addition, there are multiple options inside each of these tools. This gives the operator a complete picture of what is going on within the image, at any time.

The Analysis Tool. Sourse: Atomos

A major benefit of Shinobi is that it can be properly color-calibrated, using the free Atomos software and the X-rite i1Display Pro probe. All monitors’ colors drift over time and routine calibration ensures that the colors remain as accurate as they originally left the factory. Also, there is a flip-screen function which mirrors the image – a valuable feature for vloggers.

The Atomos Shinobi is available for purchase now. The price is set at $399 USD (€399 in Europe) plus local taxes. I can see this bright monitor appeal to lots of mirrorless filmmakers, who don’t like external recording, and maybe even to beginning focus pullers, as the brightness is quite impressive.

What do you think about Atomos’ latest offering? Do you use a monitor for your work or is the camera’s viewfinder more than enough? Would you choose the Atomos Shinobi over the Ninja V? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.

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Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro – Tiny Mattebox Now Shipping

The Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro starts shipping today. Originally premiered at IBC 2018, the Zip Box Pro provides some common mod cons of a traditional mattebox but in a very compact form.

The original Zip Box was a glorified filter holder, made from rubber and with a metal clamp it simply wrapped around the front of your lens, holding a single filter in place.

The Zip Box Pro is much more of a lightweight mattebox.

Weighing about 12oz, the Zip Box Pro is super small, it can hold up to 3 stacked 4X5.65” filters, and has a ridged base so that 1-2 filters can tilt to eliminate glare.

There are no trays, the filters simply load from the front and secure via snap top clamp; included also is a carbon fibre top flag

There are two versions the Zip Box Pro Swing Away and the Zip Box Pro Clamp On.

Zip Box Pro Swing Away

The Swing Away version relies on a pair of 15mm rods in standard configuration, mounting via tension-based hinge.

The hinge has adjustment through 2 small allen threads; it can move 8mm in vertical direction as well as offering a small degree of tilt to the entire box (also for anti glare).

On the back there is a 114mm opening that can receive a cloth donut around the outside, or reduction rings on the inside to suit your front lens diameter. Available sizes are 110mm, 104mm, 95mm, 87mm, and 80mm.

Zip Box Pro Clamp On

The Clamp On version simply has a different back, there’s tension thumb clamp to attach to the front of your lens.

There are different sized clamp on backs to suit your specific lens – 114mm, 110mm, 104mm, 95mm, 87mm, and 80mm.

Isn’t it just a Bright Tangerine Misfit?

If you know your matteboxes you’ll notice straight away the similarities with the Bright Tangerine Misfit range. As an owner of both the Misfit and Misfit Atom I can chime in on their differences, as it’s clear each product brings something different to the table.

The Misfit Atom is lighter, but needs reducing donuts for clamp on use that don’t stick to one side (mattebox or the lens), this make lens changes longer-than-it-should. It does not have a swing away option.

The Misfit is the version with a swing away arm. The arm will provide more up/down adjustment than the Zip Box Pro, and also has more conventional stages with filter holder, albeit at much more weight.

The Zip Box Pro reducers look better than the Misfit Atom for sure – the Zip Box Pro Clamp On has physical different backs, making it much more efficient in the field, it also has the ability to hold up to 3 filters (v 2 on the Misfit Atom), and the anti-glare tilt action is quicker to access.

Therefore the Zip Box Pro kind of sits in the middle of the two Misfits – it offers a little more as a clamp on box to the Misfit Atom, and ‘gets by’ as a swing away before missing a few features of the heavier Misfit.

I can see the Zip Box Pro being a great option to people looking for a compact, lightweight solution for gimbal, aerial and remote camera use. It will also make a great ‘first mattebox’ for operators looking to delve into the world of professional filtration, but without too much investment and jump-up in workflow.

Prices for various options below.

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Canon EOS RP Entry-Level Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera + 6 New RF Lenses

Canon EOS RP frontAfter weeks of rumours, the Canon EOS RP was officially announced earlier today. It’s the entry-level model in the new “R” full-frame mirrorless lineup at Canon repped by the EOS R, which was released a few months back in 2018. In addition to the EOS RP, Canon also announced the development of six new RF […]

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A6400 vs A6500 – Which One is Better for Shooting Video?

Sony Mirrorless A6400Sony Mirrorless Cameras have been frontrunners in the camera market for a few years now. The various ‘A’ ranges have come in at different price points from the incredibly popular A7 models up to the expensive, stills-focussed A9’s. At the cheaper end, we find the A600’s and they are fantastic cameras for the price. The […]

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The Nikon z6 and Nikon z7 are Getting New Autofocus Updates, Eye Detection

Coming in May 2019, a firmware update will be of great use to those who didn’t return their Nikon z6 or Nikon z7 cameras out of frustration. Nikon announced today that this new firmware update will address and fix the issues that photographers have been having with the system. The XQD-Card-using-but-otherwise-not-bad camera system has been under scrutiny of many bloggers, reviewers, vloggers, etc. With competition from Sony and others seem to have better autofocus, there have been promotions to get units moving as much as possible. 

Original source: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/02/13/the-nikon-z6-and-nikon-z7-are-getting-new-autofocus-updates-eye-detection/

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Canon Will Be Releasing 6 New Lenses for the EOS RF System This Year

In what I personally find to be the more exciting of the two Canon announcements tonight, the company is announcing their latest lineup of lenses that will be coming on their roadmap for this year. While company already produced some stunners in the form of a 28-70mm f2 L USM, 50mm f1.2 L USM, and a 24-105mm f4 L IS USM, there’s more coming. In fact, some of these are pretty new innovations that haven’t been done by a manufacturer at all, let alone one in the mirrorless camera world.

Original source: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2019/02/13/canon-will-be-releasing-6-new-lenses-for-the-eos-rf-system-this-year/

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The Fujifilm XP140 Can Go as Deep as 82 Feet Under the Sea

I’d be telling you a complete lie if I said I wasn’t at all hoping for an X Trans APS-C sensor at the heart of the Fujifilm XP140, but when I saw the rest of the specs I was pleasantly surprised. The camera is rated to be able to shoot in 82 feet of water. Practically speaking, you still have the tiny sensor and you need to consider just how little light there is in the deep, but that tells us exactly how functional it is. What that also means is that it could be a fun camera for street photography in the rain–you know, because we still don’t have that weather sealed X100 camera yet…

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