Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Oct
8
2014

14 Hours Left: apertus° Axiom and Magic Lantern Join Forces on Indiegogo

With less than 24 hours left, the apertus° Axiom project smashes through its €100,000 goal with the help of the Magic Lantern community to bring the first free software and open hardware digital cinema camera to market.  You can help! Back on September 17th, we…
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Oct
8
2014

True 35mm Film Color comes to Digital Filmmakers from new company Koji

Frankly, I am not terribly sorry that the analog era of moviemaking and stills photography has passed. I spent way too long in commercial, home and publisher film processing darkrooms, most of them poorly ventilated and with abysmal health practices and conditions in effect. I…
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Oct
8
2014

KinoLUT, A Skintone-Savvy Orange/Teal LUT

Swiss specialist movie software company Cineplus recently released KinoLUT, reportedly one of the best 3d look-up tables – also known as LUTs – for moviemakers wanting the orange and teal look. According to Cineplus’ John Hope, KinoLUT also offers “the best skin tones in the…
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Oct
7
2014

Kish/Bolex C-Mount Lenses Arrive for Digital Bolex Super 16 Digital Cinema Cameras

When news first appeared about the Digital Bolex D16 being fitted with a native screw thread mount sized to accept Super 16 C-mount lenses, supplies of vintage Super 16 glass jumped in price then began drying up.[adrotate group="6"] Now the Digital Bolex folks have solved…
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Oct
6
2014

Leica Enters the 4K Fray with Three 4K-Capable Cameras

One of the most pleasant moviemaking surprise announcements at this year’s Photokina trade show came from a German company, Leica, rather than the usual Japanese camera makers.[adrotate group="6"] The company that blessed the world with the first 35mm rangefinder camera in 1925 is now supporting…
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Oct
3
2014

What a Difference a Name Makes – The Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 Lens Appreciated

When I recently borrowed a Panasonic Lumix GH4 for review there was a surprise waiting for me in the courier bag – the wrong lens. In this case the wrong lens turned out to be the right one – it was the Panasonic Lumix G…
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Oct
3
2014

Chinese Lens Maker Mitakon Enters the High Speed Manual Mirrorless Lens Market

At present it feels like all my Christmases have came at once. First was news of SLR Magic’s 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine lens then hot on its heels came the announcement of Voigtlaender’s 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton lens. [adrotate group="6"] Two great new lenses on the…
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Oct
3
2014

Voigtlander Introduces 10.5mm f/0.95: Widest and Fastest MFT Nokton Yet

Hard on the heels of SLR Magic’s new 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine Lens, Voigtlander announces its version of the wide Micro Four Thrd lens many of us have been waiting for – the 10.5mm f/0.95 --  and whose absence made the SLR Magic announcement particularly exciting.…
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Oct
2
2014

Fly your camera over stadiums like the NFL? Charlotte Modular Cable Dolly

If David Koch has his way (not THAT David Koch), by March 2015 any planet5D reader with the desire and $1,300 will be able to do cable dolly shots just like the NFL with the Charlotte Motion Control system.[adrotate group="6"] OK, he didn’t exactly say…
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Oct
2
2014

Camera Drones Banned? Try RodCam!

​​ With moves afoot in some countries to ban the use of Go Pro-toting drones after some spectacular accidents in public places, what better time than now to introduce a safe and affordable alternative?[adrotate group="6"] Michael Georgens of Aachen, Germany, has done exactly that with…
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