Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Nov
26
2014

Masters in Motion Heading To Texas in December: Get There If You Can

A Zoolander-level (“Ridiculously good-looking”) agenda and set of A-list presenters at Masters in Motion – a three day event for filmmakers coming up in just two weeks -- promises inspiration, learning and collaboration pretty well guaranteed to up your game. If only we lived closer…
Nov
26
2014

Kickstarter Staff Pick Lumera Brings WiFi and Social to the Rest of Us

Pack-of-cigarettes-sized, open source hardware add-on Lumera allows instantaneous transmission of your DSLR and mirrorless shots to social networks; offload to USB drive; and remote control of your camera via smartphone app. [adrotate group="6"] For those of us with older-school cameras (read: no integrated WiFi), there…
Nov
26
2014

New Sony Sensor: 21 Stops of Dynamic Range at Base ISO of 5120

THIS is what innovation looks like, and Sony’s leading the charge. Do you REALLY want to complain that Sony is already releasing a Mark II version of the A7?[adrotate group="6"] Get real. Sony has been innovating, continuously improving and putting itself on the line in…
Nov
25
2014

Vintage Lenses Set the Look for Iconic Australian Surf Culture Tale Puberty Blues Shot by John Brawley

In this age of nostalgia for the film-stocks of the past while lusting after lenses sharp enough for 4K and more, it is useful to remember that vintage glass has its place in recreating the looks of long-gone eras.[adrotate group="6"] Cinematographer John Brawley recently shared some…
Nov
24
2014

Sony Surprises with 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization, XAVC-S & S-Log2 Though Not 4K, Yet

Well I didn’t quite see this one coming, though I was aware of the rumour that new Sony Alphas are to appear early 2015. Yesterday, in Japan, Sony announced the A7II, a brand new midrange full-frame mirrorless with some seductive features for moviemakers bar one, 4K.[adrotate group="6"] Actually, make…
Nov
24
2014

Australian DP Anthony Jennings Shoots Romance Feature ‘Love Is Now’ on Nikon D810 DSLR

Love is Now, the first Australian feature film to be shot on DSLR cameras, is about to hit the cinemas early December and Lexy Savvides of CNET’s Sydney office interviewed cinematographer Anthony Jennings about how he did it.[adrotate group="6"] Shooting a feature film on a…
Nov
21
2014

DJI Inspire 1 Does Just That: Inspire

OK, this puppy fires one’s imagination and immolates one’s wallet (relative to the DJI Phantom), but the DJI Inspire 1 aerial drone looks like it just might be worth it.[adrotate group="6"] Take the ease of use, specs and functions of DJI’s renowned Phantom (specifically the…
Nov
20
2014

DxO Releases Full Version of DxO FilmPack 5 Analog Film Emulation Package

French imaging software company DxO Labs has released the latest version of its analog film emulation software package DxO FilmPack 5.[adrotate group="6"] Prior to this, FilmPack 5’s film simulations were integrated into the recently-released DxO OpticsPro 10 as a plug-in. Now they are available via…
Nov
20
2014

Ryan Avery Launches Kickstarter Appeal for Veydra Micro Four Thirds Matched Prime Ciné Lenses

Ryan Avery of movie product distributor Convergence Products and now Veydra has launched a KickStarter project to make the Veydra Mini Primes, a set of dedicated prime optics for movie cameras like the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Blackmagic Design’s Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera according to…
Nov
20
2014

FilmConvert Showcases Winners of Its Cinematography Competition 2014

New Zealand-based film emulation software maker FilmConvert is showcasing the winners of its Cinematography Competition 2014 and what a list of awardees it is! Rather than just the usual first, second and third places, FilmConvert has added an extra third to make a total of…