Early this year, Atomos released the Connect SDI/HDMI convertor. It’s a portable convertor that comes in two flavours – the Connect H2S (converts HDMI to SDI) and the Connect S2H (converts SDI to HDMI). It’s a fantastic little device, and has been somewhat overlooked since its release earlier in the summer. Now, there are a few products out there that perform the conversion task, but the majority are not portable. Despite being small devices, most require AC power. This immediately bumps the Atomos Connect towards the top of the list for fieldwork. But Atomos didn’t simply just add a battery; this is a well-designed bit of kit that’s made to fit seamlessly into any professional workflow that requires this conversion.Read more
Have you seen PART 1 of Zacuto’s Camera Shootout 2012? If you haven’t go here. If you have, you’re probably eager to find out which camera was which in their scientific and philosophic comparison between the most important up to date small and big digital film cameras. If you’re serious about being a cinematographer you shouldn’t miss this series. It’s free to watch on Zacuto’s page. They just released the second part, continuing an in-depth look at today’s most important tools for cinematography ranging from the Sony F65 down to the iPhone 4S. Just like last year a professional team of cinematographers compared the cameras in a controlled studio environment, later presented the results to filmmakers in the form of a digital cinema projection and eventually made a documentary about the whole thing which gives you a great scope of opinions and thoughts on the matter. This year they added some life to the test by allowing the shooting teams to alter the light setup to perfectly fit each camera’s needs which I think is a very cool approach to show what each camera is really capable of. Because as we know each camera’s strength also depends on what people make out of it. Here’s part 2: LINK Cameras used: Arri Alexa, Canon C300, Canon 7D, Panasonic GH2, Sony F3, Sony F65, iPhone 4S, RED EpicRead more
We’ve seen some reviews about the new Sony FS700 lately, but this camera is too important to be taken lightly. Let’s see what we can add to that pool. Visit the Sony NEX-FS700 subforum:Read more
Good for us: Matt from dslrnewsshooter had the chance to work with a production version of the new Sony FS700 for several weeks and we can enjoy some good professional comments on the device. In this review he points out the most relevant pro’s and con’s of the camera. Together with other reviews this one gives a pretty good picture of what you can expect from the much anticipated FS700. So if you’ve been interested or have already pre-ordered and want to get some more insights then you should really check out this very good 20-minute overview. There’s nothing else to add from my part. I enjoyed Matt’s take and I’m looking forward to do some more testing on the camera myself soon. If you haven’t pre-ordered you can do it here (camera is expected in mid July): US: The Sony FS-700 can be pre-ordered for $7999 at B&H EU: Europeans can get a 5% discount at the German reseller A.F. Marcotec with cinema5D’s discount code: LINK via DSLR news shooterRead more
Zacuto presents its much anticipated Camera Shootout 2012. A both scientific and philosophic comparison between the most important up to date small and big digital film cameras. If you’re serious about being a cinematographer you shouldn’t miss this series. It’s free to watch on Zacuto’s page. Here’s part 1: LINK Excerpt from the site: We’ve got a lot to prove in Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012. Some of it will surprise you, some of it will shock you, and some of it will change the way you work forever. Let’s make this clear: This is not the shootout you’re expecting. Watch last year’s shootout series here. Cameras used: Arri Alexa, Canon C300, Canon 7D, Panasonic GH2, Sony F3, Sony F65, iPhone 4S, RED Epic So what letter was your favorite camera? Have you written down your rankings?Read more
The Sony FS700, the first affordable slow motion camera is on its way (expected July 2012) and here we see what the pro’s are currently up to in this field. Philip Johnston just shared a clip on how professional slow motion is done today in the Slomo FX factory at “The Marmalde” in Hamburg, Germany.Read more
We’ve got another nice deal for our European readers: Just like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera deal (which is only valid until today by the way!), you can save some cash by using the discount code below. Our #1 trusted European reseller A. F. Marcotec gives us an exclusive 5% discount for Sony’s new NEX-FS700 camera. A. F. Marcotec sells professional filmmaking equipment in Europe and has some of the most competitive prices on the market. They have the Sony FS700 listed for 8065,82€ (incl. VAT) (CVP sells it for 7948€) and the cinema5D discount code will give you -403,29€ off: Excluding tax & shipping it will be 6439€ (=$8010). Discount CODE: 31122012C5DFS700 SHOP link: Sony NEX-FS700E Enter the code at checkout. The camera will start shipping in July. American cinema5D readers can pre-order the camera for $7999 at B&H.Read more
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