Tomorrow at 1pm ET, Kessler release their next batch of CineDrive systems. CineDrive is Kessler’s latest line in motor controlled motion camera systems. It’s a digitally driven system, enabling integration between computers and smart devices (via a dedicated app). Kessler’s previous flagship line was the Oracle, an analogue based system. The CineDrive system offers a much more user-friendly digital interface. It uses keyframes and bezier curves to depict programmed camera moves, which pose familiarities with post effects programs and non-linear editing platforms.Read more
By: Sebastian Wöber I went over to the RED booth today which is a 200 meter (figure that out in feet yourself plz) walk from all the rest of the video gear stuff. I ran into Ted Schilowitz and I think he liked my nerdcam setup since he knew what he had in his hands was a far superior camera to any other compact shooter out there right now. You also might or might not have noticed the remark on Arri’s relatively new Alexa camera, referred to as “the rest of the world”. Yes, it’s true, the Alexa is only HD because the developers thought it would suffice back when they started creating it. The Alexa was developed in my home town by the way, in Vienna Austria, so he got me there again. No hard feelings though cause he’s got a good point saying his camera is more of a movie camera, I’d also rather reboot that Epic than rec.709 the Alexa I must admit. Ted also talked about the Epic-S camera which will be what the Scarlet once was on paper. It will have interchangeable lenses and a bigger sensor than the Scarlet. No price on the Epic-S, and I’m pretty sure that means we’ll have to wait “a bit” more. Scarlet will be around $6k, but only have a 2/3 inch sensor. I’m sure this will be THE killer documentary camera though and we’ll hear a lot about this one on cinema5D.Read more
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