Friday, September 13, 2013

News from IBC

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Arri AMIRA (AMIRA) 200fps Documentary Style Pick up and Shoot Professional Grade Video Camera | CreativeVideo UK
ARRI AMIRA unveiled | ARRI
Cheaper ARRI...but I can't find a price anywhere...
ARRI proudly presents AMIRA, a versatile documentary-style camera that combines exceptionalimage quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for singleoperatoruse and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready to pick up and shoot straight out ofthe camera bag, AMIRA is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading withpre-loaded 3D LUTs, as well as 200 fps slow motion.

ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lens Series Shipping Dates | Cinescopophila
ARRI have published shipping dates for all seven of their focal lengths in the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. The MA35, 50 and 75 were released in August this year and have started shipping, with the MA100 to follow in October, the MA40 and 60 in February 2014, and the MA135 in April 2014.

Sony announces NEX-FS700R NXCAM camcorder with 4K/2K RAW recording at IBC2013 | Sony
It looks like these are minor firmware updates:
Sony today announced two new professional NXCAM camcorders, the NEX-FS700RH and the NEX-FS700R. Both models feature Sony’s E-mount lens system and a 4K Exmor Super35 CMOS sensor and now come with Version 3.0 firmware pre-installed, enabling 4K/2K RAW recording on an external compatible recorder. The firmware update also includes the popular S-log2 gamma mode which gives a wider dynamic range, even for HD productions. 

Sony F & F55: NEW Firmware timeline charts, and new information | Sony
Firstly, the previously announced versions of v1.3, and v1.4 have been changed. v1.3 is now v2.0, and v1.4 is now v3.0

Vision Research Introduces Production Version of Flex4K | AbelCine
Frame rates are, of course, a part of the new Flex4K’s DNA; the camera is capable of up to 1000fps at 4K resolution and up to 2000fps at 2K. But there are many features in addition to frame rate that really put the ‘flex’ in Flex4K. The camera’s innovations are apparent from a quick glance at its industrial design and a review of key specifications.

DaVinci Resolve 10 Public Beta | Blackmagic
Both the full DaVinci Resolve 10 as well as the DaVinci Resolve 10 Lite editions posted for download.
DaVinci Resolve 10 is a major upgrade that includes new features for integrating the workflows of multiple different software products used in the film and television industry. DaVinci Resolve 10 has upgraded on set tools, upgraded editing features, support for OpenFX plug ins as well as new tools for delivering final project masters to cinemas. Other changes include the addition of Ultra HD resolutions and additional GPU support on the free of charge DaVinci Resolve Lite edition.

Blackmagic Pocket Camera firmware v1.4.2 available - no more black sun (?)
Someone Tweeted the above, but I can't confirm:  I'm sick of watching orbs | bmcUser

Sneak Peek - NUKE 8.0 | The Foundry | Vimeo
NUKE product manager, Jon Wadelton, goes through his favorite new and enhanced features in NUKE 8.0

The company claim they are optimised for 4K video capture with up to 150MB/s write speeds and a minimum sustained write speed of 65MB/s. (Cards with capacities from 16-128 GB write up to 150MB/s and the 256GB card is claimed to be 140MB/s.) Read speeds are said to be 160MB/s Read (1067X).

And an extra

Using Resolve with the New BMPCC - I'm I Doing it Right? | Dave Dugdale | Vimeo
In this video I compare the new BMPCC to my Canon 5D Mark III as I learn how to use this new camera while shooting in 'film mode'.I made this video just for the Lift Gamma Gain Community.Am I using the correct workflow by applying the BM film LUT? Is this the right LUT for this camera?Why does the BMPCC look "crunchy" (over sharpened) while in Resolve but when I export out to DNxHD it looks fine?

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