Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Breaking news: All you need to know about Sony's new "F" cameras | Ned Soltz | RedSharkNews
Officially, no price, though Philip Bloom says $18K for the F5 and $50K for the F55:
The PMW-F5 is based around the same 4K 11.6 megapixel sensor as the FS-700. The F5 records internally MPEG-2 50Mbps 4:2:2, SR 220Mbps 4:2:2 (future free firmware upgrade records to SR 440 Mbps 4:2:2 or RGB 4:4:4) or XAVC 4:2:2 HD or 2K at frame rates up to 120 fps). With the newly introduced R5 4K recorder, the SDI output from camera will record 2K or 4K 16-bit linear raw to Sony’s new recording media AXSM.
The PMW-F55 shares the same color filter array as the top of the line PMW-F65 as well as incorporating a similar global electronic shutter to eliminate the rolling shutter issues found in CMOS sensors. It adds to the F5 up to 180 fps in XAVC 4:2:2 HD and internal XAVC 4:2:2 2K up to 240fps as well as 4K with frame rates up to 120 fps. The F55 supports both QFHD for no-cropping to 4K for televisions as well as full 4096x2160 4K in the XAVC codec.

Sony's website: The New F
Sony F5

Sony F55 and F5 | Jon Fauer | Film & Digital Times
Today, Sony reveals their new F55 and F5 cameras. Expect to see prototypes shooting on locations near you. Working cameras ship in January 2013. Some have called the F55 a companion to the F65, and the F5 an upgrade beyond F3. Many will call them Sony’s first comfortably shoulder-resting, modular, compact 4K cameras.

At the Bench: Sony NEX-EA50 Camera | Andy Shipsides | AbelCine
This new member of the NEX lineup is sort of the little-but-bigger brother of the FS100. It has many of the same features as the FS100, but it is designed to go on your shoulder with a unique shoulder pad design. The NEX-EA50′s sensor is not the same as the FS100′s though – it is an APS-C size sensor that can do both 16mp stills and HD video. The E in the EA50′s name stands for “event” and you can tell that Sony built it for those applications. A new 18-200 servo motor-driven lens ships with the camera, giving you the ability to do slow, but smooth zooms.

Blackmagic updates DaVinci Resolve to V.9.0.3 | Post Magazine
Blackmagic Design ( has updated its DaVinci Resolve to V.9.0.3. It now includes a new timecode feature to add timecode to non-timecode cameras, improved CinemaDNG control palette, AAF and XML clip management, enhanced stereo 3D grading and support for XML round tripping in the new release of Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.6. Resolve 9.0.3 is available immediately for free for existing DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Lite users. 

4 Questions to Ensure your Criticism is Constructive | VideoMaker
Question #2 – Not Right? Or Not Right for Me?It's hard to judge somebody's work without instinctively trying to modify it to be more like your own. Maybe you don't prefer a certain color scheme, or you don't care for handheld camera work, and your own predisposition is affecting your judgment of somebody else's work. It's important to give an artist the space to express their own style.

First Person: Barry Levinson goes digital for 'The Bay' | Los Angeles Times
The fun of working with such raw products is that it forces you to rethink editing — in some scenes, you really can't do any editing. As an example, we have a scene with a teenage boy and girl down by the water. We would like to see both of them, but how? We don't have the freedom to do a master shot. So how do you handle that type of a sequence?

Ep. 19 - NinoFilm Pt. 1 (with Nino Leitner) | NeedCreative
In this 19th episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger were joined via Skype by special guest Nino Leitner of NinoFilm in Austria to discuss a veritable cornucopia of recent indie filmmaker-related news. Then Nino will join us next week in episode 20 to go over what he does, his projects, and his outlook on film. 

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