Philip Vischer, product manager of Arri showed us some new accessories they have for smaller cameras like HDSLRs or other large sensor babies like the FS100. The MFF-1 follow focus is a great device that has it all, the new MFF-2 will combines the features of other great follow focus solutions by making the knob exchangeable. The third knob Philip shows allows for different gear translation thus resulting in a better speed for photo lenses. The MMB-2 is a lightweight mattebox that also allows you to attach handles on the sides. This is particularly useful when there’s no space left on the rails, notice that the handles are a little short and might not fit everybody’s handheld style. Arri now also has a shoulder pad, the SP-1 which can transform into a cheeseplate and they also have new, specialized baseplate mounting adapters for the FS100 and ikonoskop d2 cameras. See the press release here. B&H has provided these exclusive phone numbers for you if you have questions or require assistance: US: +1 877 502 5839 and INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 465 0114Read more
The new $5k 4:4:4 8bit hdmi-out Sony NEX-FS100 was tested by the pros at AbelCineTech (they rent and sell all the pro moviemaking cameras in New York City). And 11.5 stops is actually a lot more than some of us expected! If you look at the findings of the SCCE that was published last week (thumbnail on the left), you will see that our favourite HDSLR cameras share the same dynamic range. And you might not remember that in comparison to many other video cameras dslr is actually doing quite good in terms of dynamic range (brightest and darkest the camera sensor will capture). The above video is also a very good tutorial and reference point on how to set your FS100 “picture styles” correctly. If you’re not an ultrapro and when you don’t have a testing environment like Abel Cine at hand it’s not easy to guess your best knee settings. The FS100 shares the same sensor as the much more expensive Sony F3 and it seems like it’s providing the same dynamic range as well. [UPDATE]: Apparently the F3 has a dynamic range closer to 12 stops according to the same test guy from Abel Cine. See this video for reference. Thanks to user Daniel Villiers for the hint. via nofilmschoolRead more
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