RED EPIC™

The RED EPIC-X™ and EPIC-M™ are next generation digital cinema cameras. Featuring a 5K sensor capable of capturing 1 to 120 frames per second at full resolution, the cameras are a popular choice for feature films, commercials and music videos. With HDRx, the EPIC is capable of 18 stops of dynamic range... all in a 4 lb camera body! More »

Arri ALEXA™

Arris first digital cinema camera now has a few siblings! Introducing Arri ALEXA™ PLUS, ALEXA™ STUDIO, ALEXA™ M and ALEXA™ PLUS 4:3. The ALEXA™ family of cameras offer a highly desired organic film look, EI 800 base sensitivity (EI 160 to EI 3200), and 14-stops of dynamic range. More »

Sony F65

Next-generation CineAlta™ camera for digital motion picture production. Equipped with Sonys newly developed 8K CMOS sensor, the F65 offers higher resolution, increased exposure latitude, and a wider color gamut than any previous digital motion picture camera*, delivering brilliant HD, 2K, and true 4K images today. More »

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Announced at NAB 2012, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera promises to make a big splash in the entertainment industry. Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. More »

Cinema Lenses

Reviews, new releases, specs, and test shots from the most popular cinema lenses including Angenieux, Cooke, RED, Arri, Zeiss, Nikon, Canon, Kowa, LOMO and more. More »

 
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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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...
MeCam UAV Aerial Camera System

MeCam- $49 Drone Could Be The Future of Aerial Videography

Amid the chaos that is the annual CES show, San Francisco based Always Innovating introduced a nifty little personal drone that could very well be the platform for the next generation of affordable aerial cameras. Dubbed the MeCam, the device is described as a "self video nano copter to point-and-shoot yourself." MeCam is launched from the palm of your hand and will follow your movements (without remote) 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...
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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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Christopher Nolan Says Heath Ledger Initially Didn’t Want To Be In Superhero Or Batman Movies: 6 Things Learned From The FSLC Talk

by Rodrigo Perez.....Last night at the Walter Reade theater in New York, Christopher Nolan and Film Comment contributing editor Scott Foundas sat down for an hour plus chat about the 'Dark Knight' trilogy, Nolan's career and the traditionalist's love of cinema, the virtues of IMAX cameras and shooting on 65mm, and the importance of keeping the photochemical process alive in a digital age. The fascinating Full Story...
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Escaping the Overlook

by B. Kite....... "I've never been able to decide whether the plot is just a way of keeping people's attention while you do everything else, or whether the plot is really more important than anything else, perhaps communicating with us on an unconscious level which affects us in the way that myths once did." —Stanley Kubrick to Michel Ciment In the years since Stanley Kubrick’s death, his Full Story...
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Tom Jordan of HD Planet Cameras: First AC for Love 2 Recycle

For those of you who have an old cell phone shamelessly tucked away in some forgotten junk drawer, the good people at Love 2 Recycle have the perfect solution... I don't know about you, but I'd much rather collect Euro's than watch my old mobile collect dust. Love 2 Recycle from RETARDED on Vimeo. Director: Julien Rocher Director of Photography: Tom Banks First AC: Tom Jordan 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...