Sony Releases New Workflow Guides for Working with RAW and XAVC 4K Footage

Sony Workflow Guide

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 EOS 1D C Firmware Update 1.3.x Coming Mid-October

Canon 1D C

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...]

Canon EOS Cinema Cameras Up to $3000 Off

Canon C300

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.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Supplies are Picking Up

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was plagued throughout its initial launch window with a sensor manufacturing problem that was well documented and openly addressed by Blackmagic Design. It was the a rather tragic issue for the company’s first camera launch.

Speaking with Blackmagic reps at NAB 2013, I was assured that the problem had been addressed the company was filling the backlog of pre-orders as fast as it possibly could, and that we should begin seeing the supply line catch up with demand.

We are pretty much there now. [Read more...]