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Submit your short film to LaCie's new PushPlay filmmaking competition and you could win a  £10,000 production suite and a two-day mentoring session with Oscar-winning cinematographer Michael Paleodimos. 

The closing date is April 17 and a shortlist of the best films will be selected by a panel of industry experts. You can enter the Lacie #PushPlay contest here!

Lacie’s information says:

Sony’s entry-level handheld XDCAM camcorders, the FS5 and Z150, are to get firmware upgrades in July to increase their capability to record HDR. For the FS5, Hybrid Log-Gamma will be supported, in addition to S-Log3. This mode can be set-up quickly through the option of the newly added picture profile. HLG mode will also be supported in the PXW-Z150. 

It’s part of a raft of changes Sony has made to expand the HDR capabilities of many of its professional products, to meet the growing requirements for HDR content across all production genres.

The new enhancements deliver HD HDR Live broadcasting and Instant HDR workflow in products ranging from live camera systems, servers, monitors and camcorders via updates to software or firmware.
High Dynamic Range adds increased realism to moving images and creates a significantly more immersive viewing experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Now in its fourth year, the My RØDE Reel 2017 film contest is back with its biggest ever prize pool, worth over $500,000! With 25 categories - new ones include Best Virtual Reality, Best Vlog and Best RØDE 30-second TV Commercial - there are even more chances to win in what is said to be the world’s largest film competition. Entries are now open and close on June 30.

Need some Filmmaking inspiration? RØDE have put together a unique Film Industry Behind-The-Scenes video series, and a complete series of Filmmaking Tutorial videos, designed to help aspiring filmmakers navigate the complexities of planning, shooting and editing their very own short film, to enter into the My RØDE Reel Short Film Competition.

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Head to www.myrodereel.com now to register for your FREE starter pack!

 

 

Atomos has revealed new Ninja Inferno monitor/ recorder with many of the features of the top-of-the-range Shogun Inferno but at virtually half the price.

The Ninja Inferno lets you record 4:2:2 10-bit output at 4K 60p of the new Panasonic GH5 via HDMI .

The Ninja Inferno, which costs $995 but £1050 inc VAT in the UK, records ProRes or DNx at up to 60p and also provides XLR audio in and out via an optional breakout cable. The official information says:

The new Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Tilt lenses allow you to capture images you simply can't by any other lens, as you can tilt the plane of focus. What does that mean in practice? Well, check out their official launch video and see for yourself! 

We'll be bringing you a test of one of the new Cine-Tilt lenses in the next Pro Moviemaker magazine, too. The official information reads:

Schneider-Kreuznach introduces Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt lenses to enhance today’s dynamic cinematography. These groundbreaking new lenses combine a similar form factor and capabilities as the company’s popular full-frame primes with an added tilt function up to ±4°. By sustaining the field of view during focus and tilt actions, the new cine-tilt design means that previously unimaginable images can be taken by moving and tilting the focus plane.

The new lenses make it possible to capture out-of-focus areas in the frame, especially when using tilt with a large aperture. A 4° tilt angle on the sensor plane corresponds to an 80° focal plane, which varies according to the selected focal length and aperture setting.

Like Schneider-Kreuznach’s standard Xenon FF-Primes, the new version answers today’s practical needs for full-frame imagery beyond 4K in a lightweight and compact, uniform housing. The color-matched lenses feature minimized breathing and a bokeh reminiscent of classic Hollywood. Designed and built in Germany, the new design incorporates sophisticated mechanics for smooth and accurate tilt action. The tilt of the lens is controlled via a high-precision ring with 120° rotation that is as intuitive to operate as pulling focus. Thanks to the common 0.8 module gear, the Cine-Tilt can be used with standard follow-focus systems.

Schneider-Kreuznach’s Cine-Tilt lenses offer the multifold benefits of standard Xenon FF-Primes plus tilt functionality, so there is no need to swap lenses during a shot. With the tilt set at 0°, the Cine-Tilt lenses provide identical images to the standard FF-Primes. The homogenous set comprises focal lengths of 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm – all with T2.1.

Schneider-Kreuznach’s Cine-Tilt FF-Primes will be available in a Sony E-mount this spring, either individually or as a set.

Fujifilm's push into the video market continues with a special offer of 25% discount on rental of all Fujifilm cameras and lenses from Hireacamera.com. The deal includes the latest XT-2 mirrorless camera and the GFX medium format camera, which shoots up to 30p in full HD from its large sensor. There is no news of whether the new MK cinema lenses will be included when they are released for general sale, but Hireacamera.com do say new lenses will be added to the rental stock when they are available. The official information says:

The GoPro action camera might be designed to be used in extremely tough conditions, but if you wanted a three-axis gimbal that could also survive some rain, then you’ve been out of luck. Until now. Removu S1’s gimbal fits lots of GoPro cameras, is water resistant and costs £349.99. The official information says:

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