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RAW Video Clips from Canon 5D Mark III, thanks to Magic Lantern hack

RAW Video Clips from Canon 5D Mark III, thanks to Magic Lantern hack | Cinematography | Scoop.it
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Magic Lantern hack is absolutely night and day when compared to 8-bit H.264 footage recorded in-camera, and there is no doubt it rivals much more expensive cameras just in sheer image quality.

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Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime Lenses

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime Lenses | Cinematography | Scoop.it
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Schneider Optics announces a new family of prime lenses specially designed and built for digital cinematography with full-frame sensor HDSLR and other professional cameras. Built in Germany by Schneider-Kreuznach, the new Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime Lenses are the latest addition to the company’s line of high-end optics.

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Cooke Optics Limited : Products : Anamorphic/i lens

Cooke Optics Limited : Products : Anamorphic/i lens | Cinematography | Scoop.it
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Lenses available: 25, 32, 40, 50, 75, 100 and 135mm with 2x squeezeT2.3 apertureOffers anamorphic characteristics including 2:1 oval bokeh for out of focus highlightsThe Cooke Look® and colour matched with all other Cooke lenses.Compatible with Angenieux’s new line of compact anamorphic zoomsEspecially well corrected for astigmatism and lateral and longitudinal aberrations over the entire image areaLinear irisEquipped with the next generation of /i Technology for lens metadata captureCam style focus
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Open Source, Ultra-Bright LED Lumapad with WiFi & Arduino

Open source, 8000 lumen, ultra bright LED light pad with Electric IMP WIFI, Atmel AVR & Arduino micro controller built in.
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With the success of this project, the Lumapad will be one of the brightest LED lights made with all these incredible features.  Thirty two (32) ultra bright LEDs are positioned in a landscape array to provide bright, even and controllable lighting on any subject.  It is truly unbelievable how bright this thing is even though it draws only 88 watts. 

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Odyssey7 and 7Q

Odyssey7 and 7Q | Cinematography | Scoop.it
Introducing the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q from Convergent Design, the 7.7" OLED monitor that can be upgraded to a professional recorder. From DSLR to cinema, every filmmaker will have an Odyssey.
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Convergent Design is announcing two exciting new monitor/recorder products: Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q. The Odyssey family is intended to follow users as they journey through their careers from DSLRs to high-end 4K raw cine cameras, hugging the ever-changing camera technology curve and adapting to change without invasive hardware changes or costly upgrades. The Odyssey series combines Convergent Design’s knowledge and experience of both broadcast and cinematography recorders, while adding the capabilities of a high-end professional monitor for an 
amazing $1295 USD

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Canon Global : News | News Releases

Canon Global : News | News Releases | Cinematography | Scoop.it
Canon develops 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor for video capture.
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The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor incorporated in Canon's top-of-the-line EOS-1D X and other digital SLR cameras. In addition, the sensor's pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies that reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases. Thanks to these technologies, the sensor facilitates the shooting of clearly visible video images even in dimly lit environments with as little as 0.03 lux of illumination, or approximately the brightness of a crescent moon—a level of brightness in which it is difficult for the naked eye to perceive objects. When recording video of astral bodies, while an electron-multiplying CCD,*2 which realizes approximately the same level of perception as the naked eye, can capture magnitude-6 stars, Canon's newly developed CMOS sensor is capable of recording faint stars with a magnitude of 8.5 and above.

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Cameras Used In The End Of Watch Movie: : Cinescopophilia

Cameras Used In The End Of Watch Movie: : Cinescopophilia | Cinematography | Scoop.it
End of Watch is a glimpse into the lives of two cops in South Central LA. It's also a showcase of the talents of the Radiant Images cameras.

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Roman Vasyanov's POV shots are amazing in The End Of Watch using the SI-2K Nano camera, good read .

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Zeiss Contax Lenses: Resolution and Physical Characteristics. By Matthew Jeppsen

Zeiss Contax Lenses: Resolution and Physical Characteristics. By Matthew Jeppsen | Cinematography | Scoop.it

Posted by Matthew Jeppsen on February 8, 2013 • 

 

"This is Part II of my three part series on Zeiss/Contax lenses for video.

In my Part I article, I discussed cost and feasability considerations in regards to these lenses, and offered a few tips on how to shop for a set of your own Zeiss Contax lenses. In this Part II article, I’ll discuss resolution charts and my notes on how the lenses perform at various apertures. I’ll also discuss about the handling and aesthetic reasons why I chose to build my lens set around Contax.

My forthcoming Part III article will delve a little more into the look of a Zeiss/Contax lens, the aesthetic it lends to the image. I will include a few examples of bokeh and flare characteristics at certain apertures. Onward…

 

Resolution Performance
Here is a ZIP file of full-quality PNG framegrabs of a DSC Labs resolution chart, that show the performance of these Zeiss/Contax lenses on a Canon C300 camera. For comparison, I have included resolution frames of the Canon 85/1.8 and 50/1.4.

 

Some observations on resolution performance:"

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world's smallest 4K display

world's smallest 4K display | Cinematography | Scoop.it

The company's new LCD occupies a similar dimension at 9.6 inches, but it also carries an extremely dense 3,840 x 2,160 resolution -- making it the world's smallest 4K display at a time when most everyone else is struggling to produce the giant variety

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RED Announces Black-and-White ‘EPIC Monochrome’ Camera

RED Announces Black-and-White ‘EPIC Monochrome’ Camera | Cinematography | Scoop.it

RED has just announced a monochrome version of the RED EPIC-M. Yes, it only does black-and-white. Why would they do this? Because without the need to debayer (the process by which colors are interpolated from otherwise colorless data), the full luminance values can be utilized, giving sharper and theoretically lower-noise images.

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Fuji Unveils the Beautifully Retro X-E1

Fuji Unveils the Beautifully Retro X-E1 | Cinematography | Scoop.it

16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor
FUJIFILM X-mount
2.36 Million Dot OLED Viewfinder
2.8″ LCD 460K Dot Resolution
Full HD 1080p 24fps Video with Stereo Sound
Focal Plane Shutter
100-25600 ISO Range
Magnesium Alloy Body
$1,000 Body Only, $1,400 with 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS Lens
November Availability

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Modulation Transfer Function: Sizing Up Lens Resolution

Modulation Transfer Function: Sizing Up Lens Resolution | Cinematography | Scoop.it

Modulation transfer function (MTF) is a methodology of measuring the resolving power of a lens or an imaging system.

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Lumu Is A Digital Light Meter For Photographers That Plugs Into Your iPhone & Tells You What Camera Settings To Use | TechCrunch

Lumu Is A Digital Light Meter For Photographers That Plugs Into Your iPhone & Tells You What Camera Settings To Use | TechCrunch | Cinematography | Scoop.it
Meet Lumu: a digital light meter for photographers that plugs into the iPhone's headphone jack as a smaller and smarter replacement for traditional analogue light meters.
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Next step for lightmeters ?

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OPTIMO Anamorphic 56-152 mm 2S

OPTIMO Anamorphic 56-152 mm 2S | Cinematography | Scoop.it
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NAB 2013: Angenieux release new Optimo Anamorphic lense, and match new Cooke anamorphic i/ prime lenses.

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Photo by filmbot • Instagram

Blackmagic on the takeover new cams Super 35 4k production & S16 pocket cam. #4k
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Blackmagic Production camera: super 35 sensor, 4k DNG RAW & Pro Res, global shutter. Build in SSD.

 

Blackmagic Pocket cinema camera: super 16mm sensor, 13 stops dynamic range, HD cinema DNG & ProRes reccording on build in SD card. micro Four Thirds mount.

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Leica’s first full frame HDSLR – M240 video capable? « cinema5D

Leica’s first full frame HDSLR – M240 video capable? «  cinema5D | Cinematography | Scoop.it
Leica M type 240- video review. (Non of the written here is relevant to the photo section of this camera) Deep into the 4th year of the HDSLR revolution Leica released the M 240, their full frame
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Deep into the 4th year of the HDSLR revolution Leica released the M 240, their full frame camera costing $6950.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED EPIC, and Arri Alexa RAW Camera Test Part 3: Overexposure - NoFilmSchool

Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED EPIC, and Arri Alexa RAW Camera Test Part 3: Overexposure - NoFilmSchool | Cinematography | Scoop.it

Welcome to Part 03 of Some Like It RAW, where I am comparing the Arri Alexa, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and the RED EPIC.

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apertus° Axiom

apertus° Axiom | Cinematography | Scoop.it
Apertus Axiom
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Apertus Axiom Alpha is the name of the Apertus Axiom prototype that is more than just a proof-of-concept. It is planned to already meet the demands of real world applications like being used for film production. We are certain though that while it will not be the answer to all our prayers and not the goal of all our dreams yet it will be the first step to embark on a journey to that place where we want to be one day. The main motto with Alpha is "Keep it simple!". The features are reduced to the absolute essential core. No luxuries.

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How Steven Spielberg’s Cinematographer Got These Eleven Shots

How Steven Spielberg’s Cinematographer Got These Eleven Shots | Cinematography | Scoop.it

From Lincoln to A.I. to Schindler's List., fantastic piece by the famed DP Janusz Kaminski


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KineRAW-MINI Pre-Ordering Has Begun, Get a 2K RAW Super 35mm Camera for Just Over $3,000 - NoFilmSchool

KineRAW-MINI Pre-Ordering Has Begun, Get a 2K RAW Super 35mm Camera for Just Over $3,000 - NoFilmSchool | Cinematography | Scoop.it
KineRAW-MINI Pre-Ordering Has Begun
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Super 35mm CMOS Sensor12-bit Uncompressed CinemaDNG (Cineform is optional to a recorder they don’t make yet)2048 x 1080 // 1920 x 1080 // 1280 x 720One 2.5″ SSD SlotISO: 80-10,240 — Base of ISO 800Dynamic Range: 11.5 StopsElectronic Canon or Interchangeable Kinefinity MountMonitoring: 720p with 2 HDMI OutputsNo Fan or Phantom Power AudioOptional Handgrip with BatteryPower Consumption: 8-10 WattsNo On-board Monitor or LCD
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RED EPIC Footage Dubbed to VHS and Back

RED EPIC Footage Dubbed to VHS and Back | Cinematography | Scoop.it

Director David M. Helman has overseen the creation of a music video which blends RED footage that was dubbed to VHS, recaptured, stretched, then composited back over the original shots.

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Zeiss Introduces New Anamorphics and a DSLR Lens at IBC

Zeiss Introduces New Anamorphics and a DSLR Lens at IBC | Cinematography | Scoop.it

The anamorphic lenses are looking like they will definitely live up to the Master Prime name — priced out of this world with performance to match. A 50mm T/1.9 is simply remarkable, especially if it doesn’t breathe and is sharp all around.

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Canon Adds Two New Cameras to the Cinema EOS System

Canon Adds Two New Cameras to the Cinema EOS System | Cinematography | Scoop.it

Canon U.S.A., Inc. has introduced the new EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera.

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