Category Archives: Digital Cinema Cameras

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ARRI AMIRA Pricing Announced at $39,999 USD

Filmmakers have been anxiously awaiting pricing details ever since the Arri AMIRA was announced at IBC 2013. The 2K capable ENG-style camera was introduced and aimed towards documentary style filmmakers, featuring some of the same robust features as it's cinema-geared brother, the Arri ALEXA. The AMIRA features the same 16:9 ALEV III CMOS sensor as the ALEXA, boasting a dynamic range of 14+ stops. Full Story...
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Color Grading With Magic Bullet Looks in Premiere CS6

I have a business associate; we'll call him Mister X to protect his identity. Mister X is a talented graphic designer and photographer and is just getting into the world of digital cinema/video. Mister X has a Canon 5D Mark II he shoots with that has served him well in the world of stills and would like to use his trusted Canon camera to get acquainted with capturing moving images. When talking, the Full Story...
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RED EPIC Dragon Footage Released

If you haven't been sleeping under a rock during the past year, you've probably heard quite a bit about the new EPIC Dragon offering from RED DIGITAL CINEMA. At first glance, it is a big brother to the original RED EPIC, adding 3 stops of dynamic range, clean ISO 2000 and increased stability over previous EPIC MX builds. Originally planned for release in late 2012, delays in sensor development pushed Full Story...
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WPPI 2013 Film Trailer

The WPPI show and conference is one of the largest gatherings of professional photographers in the world. Every year, over 13,000 attendees flock to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV for a week full of new products and classes. This year, the 2013 event was captured by award winning DP Sion Michel, ACS. The film shows why WPPI is the must-attend event for professional photographers all over the world. Full Story...
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RED NAB 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS

2013 is officially the year of the Dragon (Sensor). RED Digital Cinema announced their NAB 2013 offerings, and as expected, the time to upgrade to the Dragon Sensor is now! Via Jarrad Land at REDuser- "We will begin upgrading Epic-X and Epic-M cameras tomorrow in our booth. Come view the actual process. Seriously." Don't bring your cameras to the RED booth however, as it turns out, they've already Full Story...
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Claudio Miranda on Shooting “Oblivion” with the F65

This interview with Claudio Miranda, ASC is a sneak peak at one of the articles in Film and Digital Times’ April 2013 Issue 53. JON FAUER: Oblivion will be the first release of a major motion picture shot with a Sony F65 camera. So far, few of us have seen its capabilities on a big screen. Tell us about the camera and lenses. CLAUDIO MIRANDA, ASC: On Oblivion, we used the Sony F65. For lenses, Full Story...
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NAB 2013 Preview

In just a few short weeks, NAB 2013 will kick off in Las Vegas, NV. It's a week of full of new technology, conferences, and announcements from leading manufacturers like RED, Sony, and Canon. For those that haven't attended in past years, the NAB show is THE place to be to get your hands on the newest cameras, lenses, and accessories first. Camera nerds and fanboys alike will gather in droves to support Full Story...
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RED Digital Cinema Sues SONY Over F5, F55 and F65 Cameras

First, a little background. The RED ONE camera was the first 4K camera on the block in 2006, then came EPIC (5K capable) and Scarlet-X. In late 2012, Sony Electronics announced their own 4K cameras, the F5 and F55. Soon after, RED cut prices that shaved almost 40% off the retail value of their most popular cinema cameras. After that, things calmed down and all seemed right in the world of ultra high Full Story...
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Fujinon Premier 18-85mm T2 On RED EPIC

With a list price of just over $87,000.00 US (B&H Photo Video), the Fujinon 18-85mm T2.0 might be priced out of range for many shooters and their budgets. The Fuji 18-85mm comes from Fujinon's Premier PL family of zoom lenses, which share a 136mm front barrel diameter, a 280° focus barrel rotation, gear placement, and comparable size and weight. For those that like to shoot wide open, the 18-85mm Full Story...
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Firmware 1.2 Update

NoFilmSchool broke the news back in December, and today Blackmagic Design released the official firmware version 1.2 update. This would no doubt be bigger news if, well, more people actually had their Blackmagic Cinema Cameras in hand. Despite a vague update a few weeks ago, the cameras still aren't shipping in large quantities. A colleague of mine who placed an order with B&H for a BMCC on Oct Full Story...