Manfrotto has announced its new SYMPLA 2.0 HDSLR shoulder rig. The new video rig is lighter than the previous version and features improved ergonomics. It is also designed to be compatible with the widest range of HDSLR and cinema camera systems. [Read more...]
Back in April during NAB, we got an update on the development of firmware for Blackmagic Design’s cameras. Specific concerns had been raised about whether or not Blackmagic would continue to support the original Cinema Camera since the company was putting out several new cameras.
Today, Blackmagic made good on its promises and addressed the four big issues that we were told sat at the top of the development list, and then delivered several more updates. Blackmagic has written completely new code for all of its Cinema Cameras and built the user interface around the Blackmagic URSA we saw unveiled at NAB 2014.
Below is an overview of the updates to the Blackmagic Cinema Cameras: [Read more...]
With all of the recent camera additions from Blackmagic, some users of the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera have expressed concern over the lack of firmware updates for the cameras and wondering whether Blackmagic will be supporting these cameras going forward.
Blackmagic’s own Kristian Lam took the official Blackmagic forums to address these concerns. Check out Blackmagic’s update on the firmware issues for these cameras below. [Read more...]
It attaches by using a foam padded sleeve that slides over the LCD screen of either the C300 or C500. The sleeve is secured into place with a bar clamp. It also includes a unique monitor lock clip to keep the LCD screen from moving forward when the Z-Finder is pressed against your eye.
The Z-Finder for the Canon C300 and C500 retails for $485 and is expected to ship mid-March. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
You can see the new Z-Finder and other Zacuto C300 and C500 accessories in the video below. [Read more...]
Canon is making an upgrade to the EOS C100 cinema camera that will support the awesome Dual Pixel AF feature that was introduced in the Canon 70D. The upgrade should be available in February 2014 for $500, and requires sending your EOS C100 to a Canon service center.
You can find out more about this upgrade here on Canon’s website.
Sony has released version 2 of its RAW, XAVC, and HDCAM SR File workflow guide for Sony CineAlta cameras. The workflow guide addresses every stage of production, including on-stage look management, footage transfer and backup, dailies, edit and color grading. The workflow guide looks at just about every popular third-party solution and doesn’t just stick with Sony’s own. [Read more...]
Canon has announced an upcoming firmware update for the EOS 1D C 4K cinema camera. The update addresses lens aberration correction with EF Cinema lenses and includes additional audio recording support via the external mic input.
The firmware update must be performed at a Canon Factory Service center. Complete details on the firmware update from Canon below. [Read more...]
The Canon EOS C500 4K cinema camera and the EOS 300 HD cinema camera are available with $3000 and $2000 instant rebates, respectively, now through September 30. Find the EOS C500 here at B&H Photo and the EOS C300 here at B&H Photo.
Additionally, the Canon EOS C100 HD cinema camera has a $1000 instant rebate available through August 31. Check it out here at B&H Photo.