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NAB Show 2013

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...
RED Vs Sony Lawsuit

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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OCT-19 Spherical LOMO Prime Lens Set

By Collis Huntington...HD Planet Cameras acquires set of OCT-19 mounted spherical LOMO primes and OCT-19 Mount for the RED Epic. After putting some elbow grease (and white lithium grease) into these bad boys the focus is running extremely smooth. With the 50mm and 75mm at a T2.2, they are running fast too. The 150mm is a T3.2. With two more wider lenses being worked on by our lens technician Felix Full Story...
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HD Planet Cameras Buys Arri Alexa

HD Planet is a proud new owner of an Arri Alexa EV. "The Oringinal" as Arri puts it. The first camera on the scene remains at the center of the family; it is the keystone of a modular and upgradeable system that offers not just an image capture solution, but an entire image pipeline. By combining proprietary ARRI technology with ubiquitous, best-of-class tools from industry-leading partners, ALEXA Full Story...
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Sony Leaks Pricing For F5 and F55 Cinealta Cameras

When the Sony F5 and Sony F55 cameras were announced a few weeks back, the press release was full of specs and features and pictures showcasing the modular design of their new 4K offerings. The press releases left out one important fact however... pricing. Today Sony Japan leaked some interesting pricing information, although in Yen. I guess Sony doesn't think we can convert currency, because they Full Story...
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A Breakdown of the 4K Sony F55 Cinealta Camera

If you have already seen the Sony F5, the F55 might seem like the same camera at first glance. Appearance wise, they are identical expect for the ring on the lens mount (F55 has a silver ring, while the F5 has a black ring). The F5 sensor is reportedly rated ISO 2000, while the F55 is said to be rated at ISO 1250. The two new Cinealta cameras both feature the same Super 35mm sized 4K sensor with 8.9 Full Story...
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In the Works: Vaughn Rumored for New ‘Star Wars’ Installment; Ford Interested in Revisiting Han Solo

By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna November 6, 2012 1:21 PM... One of the exciting prospects for veteran Spielberg poducer Kathleen Kennedy as the new president at Disney-owned Lucasfilm is that she is more than capable of developing a strong script and luring gifted filmmakers to the planned "Star Wars" franchise reboot. Even without a script on hand, directors are lining up. Director Matthew Vaughn Full Story...
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RED Slashes Camera Prices After Sony 4K Announcement

Days after Sony announced the F5 and F55 4K cameras, Jim Jannard and the guys over at RED decided to shake the market up a bit more and slash pricing on it's popular cinema cameras. Jim stated that the price drop was due to expanded manufacturing facilities at it's Irvine, CA headquarters. "We have built an incredibly efficient factory in Irvine, California and over time learned how to make EPICs Full Story...