TVlogic announced a new full HD 5.5” field monitor ,the VFM 058W, which is an upgrade to their older model the VFM-056W/WP. (the older model will continue to sale). The biggest advantages of the new monitor over the older one are: -1920×1080 (16:9) Resolution -HDMI output (the previous model had only SDI output -3 hot keys instead of one Click here for the full specification list of the new model which will be sold around $1700Read more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of IBC 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com [UPDATE 27/09/12]: 5% DISCOUNT for cinema5D readers on any new FSI equipment: Use the following coupon on checkout: “CINEMA5D” (LINK) (valid until October 31st) Here we found a company that produces some really really nice color correction monitors: Flanders Scientific Inc. Their grade-1, 10-bit 17″ full HD panel (CM107W) is $3300 while the very popular (LM2140W) 21,5″ panel (8 bit) is $2490. These monitors looked really really nice and in terms of the size I’d prefer the 21,5″ or the very similar 23″ model. It is 8-bit, but it looked superb. Up until now the company offered their free of charge calibration service to US customers only, but coming December they’ll have established a European office that offers the same service to FSI customers in Europe. [UPDATE 27/09/12]: Bram told me that even though their large monitors don’t have an hdmi input, they do have a DVI connector. So you can use a simple DVI to hdmi adapter to get hdmi connectivity. (LINK) I also did some research on 8-bit vs. 10-bit panels as I wasn’t sure if I’d get a Canon DSLR-looking image on the LM-2340W panel when grading 10-bit footage. Apparently most computer monitors and also television sets are 6-bit, even my Macbook Pro is 6-bit. See, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage looks just fine on the Macbook, so I take it 8-bit will be just fine for basic color correction that doesn’t have to be ultra spot on. All the new FSI monitors just received a firmware update to now support 12-bit processing by the way. Great job Bram, keep up the good work. Check out their stuff on the website: www.ShopFSI.comRead more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Just as Cineroid, Alphatron plans to make an EVF loupe that uses the iPhone retina display screen, manufactured by LG. As you may know this display has a high quality and a screen with 960×640 pixels on a very small space which is almost twice as many pixels as the commonly used 800×480 displays. The EVF is manufactured and developed by renown company TVLogic.Read more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com smallHD DP7 specs: – 7″ Screen 1280 x 800 – 1.2 Pounds – 8-bit – Inputs: SDI, HDMI, YpBpr, Composite, 10-20v DC and Hirose 4-pin Connector, Stereo line in, Mini-USB, Battery input, Molex Connector for battery plates, Full-size SD Card slot – Outputs: SDI, HDMI, YpBpr, Composite, 1/8″ Mini Headphone Output Available in Fall $2699Read more
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