Thursday, August 18, 2011

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More Sony NEX-5N specs | Photo Rumors
A very clear picture of the NEX-5N, and amongst the new specs details is "Improved audio quality during video recording"; whatever that means!

Panasonic to offer high end X lenses for Micro Four Thirds | EOS HD
Panasonic plans to introduce a "Lumix X" line of lenses similar to Canon's professional "L" series.

New Genus Bravo Deluxe Follow Focus System | Cinescopophilia
Pictures and video of the new Genus follow focus, which fits into the middle pricing for follow-focus units [B & H: $569.95]

Life’s a Beach – an insider’s guide to working the Cannes Film Festival
| Mick Southworth and Martin McCabe | movieScope
Everyone must be planning to go to Cannes, as this is evidently the most popular post on the movieScope site right now:
Speaking as distributors, there are better markets for the acquisition of new product, such as the AFM. Most of the best films have been sold well before Cannes starts, and the market section is pretty tame. So, what is Cannes good for? Well, if you can navigate the bull merchants and target important people with whom you would normally struggle to get eye-to-eye time, it’s best for networking.

DIY Homemade Light Stands – Photography Filmmaking | Knoptop
An inexpensive do-it-yourself project using Painters Pole or PVC pipe, and a Plunger or Bulb changer top. An interesting idea, but you need a flat ceiling you can reach with your pole for it to work, and it wouldn't work with heavy lights.

Canon to showcase video and broadcast products at IBC 2011 | Canon
Looks like Canon won't be introducing any new video gear in the next month if this press release is the last word on news from them.

Media Composer 5.5.3 AVAILABLE (w/OS X Lion support)!
| Kevin Klimek | Community Avid
This is a maintenance release that is free to all owners of Media Composer 5.5 software. It includes over 75 bug fixes, including new plug-ins for the AJA io Express that corrects the "Legends Audio Communications Error. Hardware Underrun" errors. You should consult the README before installing the software.

It also contains 30-day trials of both ScriptSync and PhraseFind.

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