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Lumu is a $149 incident-light metering attachment for iOS and Android devices, developed in Slovenia as a Kickstarter project (the Lumu Labs folks asked for $20,000; when the campaign ended $244,085 has been pledged, over 12 times what they had asked for). Lumu is a self-contained incident meter: a light sensor and supporting electronics in a small Read More


Sony Announces PXW-X70 XDCAM Professional Compact Camcorder

Written by DVi News on July 29, 2014 | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

Sony’s New Compact PXW-X70 XDCAM Professional Camcorder CombinesBenefits of 1” Type Sensor and XAVC Technologies in Handheld Model Sensor More than 8x the Size of a Conventional 1/3 Single Chip, Powerful Sensitivity & Low-light Performance; Future Updates to 4K Recording & Wi-Fi File Transfer & Streaming Park Ridge, N.J., July 30, 2014: Sony’s new PXW-X70 Read More


Convergent Design Ships Odyssey7 and New Firmware

Written by DVi News on July 18, 2014 | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

Odyssey7 & Odyssey7Q Firmware 2.10.141 Convergent Design will release a firmware update for the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q on Monday, July 21st 2014 at 10am Mountain Standard Time. This release adds features, improves current functions and fixes some previous issues. Highlights of the firmware update include these new features: Advanced Playback Controls This is a complete Read More


Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for all BMD Cameras

Written by DVi News on July 17, 2014 | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

Fremont, CA – July 17, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website. Blackmagic Read More


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495

Written by DVi News on July 16, 2014 | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for US$495 Fremont, CA – July 16, 2014 — Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for Read More


Danna Kinsky Shows Us What’s New From Sachtler

Written by Craig Chartier on July 15, 2014 | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

From NAB 2014, an overview of upgrades to the Sachtler Ace product line. Danna Kinsky has extensive knowledge in both documentary and cinematic techniques with over 15 years of experience in cinematography and still photography, shooting in multiple formats including film, HD, BetaCam, and RED. She has shot narrative and documentary features and shorts, music Read More


RØDE Announces New iXY Mic for iPhone 5, 5C and 5S

Written by DVi News on | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

July 14th 2014, Sydney Australia – Australian pro-audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has today announced the iXY with Lightning connector for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c — the highly-anticipated update to RØDE’s stereo microphone for Apple iPhone devices, that allows high-quality recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. The original iXY was announced in early 2013 Read More


Some Things I Know About Filters

Written by Art Adams on | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

On heels of my recent article/brain dump on lenses, here are some thoughts on filters: why they’re good, when they’re bad, and why digital filters never look the same. Filters never add, they always subtract. For example, a warming filter passes warm light but blocks/absorbs cool light. It doesn’t add warmth, it subtracts coolness. When Read More


Some Things I Know About Lenses

Written by Art Adams on | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

I don’t know a ton about lenses. I’ve always focused on cameras and film technology, but I’m slowly building a library of information in my head—partially from what I’ve learned over history, and partially from new experience. Here’s a short list. Nearly every lens vignettes, where “vignette” means the edges of the frame darken when Read More


Atomos Shogun and Ninja Star from NAB 2014

Written by Craig Chartier on July 13, 2014 | Filed Under Articles & Reviews

Craig Chartier interviews Jeromy Young, CEO and founder of Atomos at NAB 2014… Here are the descriptions of the Atomos Shogun and Ninja Star mentioned in this video: ·  ·  · The Atomos Shogun 7″ 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI Monitor & Recorder combines a color-calibrated 1920 x 1200 resolution display with 4K video recording and edit-ready codecs. Read More


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