Prime Circle have released a new line of cine style lenses in EF and Nikon F mount. Called Prime Circle XM, this new lens series features manual aperture control and expanded focus mark spacing on both sides of the lens barrel. They are de-clicked with geared focus and iris, and the manufacturer claims the focus control is smooth.
Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature VariCam® cameras, one a 4K VariCam that incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor, the second a third-generation, 2/3” VariCam that features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps to produce extraordinary high-definition imagery for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications.
Quite possibly one of the first things learned about editing, whether in a class or on the job, is that “good” editing is invisible. The classical Hollywood style of editing doesn’t call attention to itself, because to do that would take the audience out of the story space and shift their focus onto the techniques used to make the film they’re watching. Of course, you could avoid all of the pitfalls of bad editing by just – not editing your footage (that’s a joke,) which is the illusion Alfred Hitchcock created in his 1948 crime thriller Rope. How did ol’ Hitch pull it off?
Mark Spencer and Steve Martin have put together this very comprehensive article on what is new in Final Cut Pro 10.1. Lots to read, lots to learn in this feature packed free upgrade. A must read for FCPX editors.
When I bought my Sony PMW-F55 from Rule.com I knew it was going to be an amazing camera. I was looking at replacing my Red One MX digital cinema camera and needed a similar style large sensor camera that would compliment my Sony PDW-F800. I needed a digital cinema/broadcast television camera hybrid.