Solve the age-of problem of getting the colours in your edit spot on, and save some money, with a new filmmakers kit bundle from colour management specialists X-Rite. The press release says:
If you use a Canon DSLR to shoot video and want to record the ultimate quality Log footage or even use it for HDR, then unless you hack the firmware, it's been pretty much impossible to do. Now you can, as Atomos have teamed up with top British filmmaker James Miller to bring C-Log profiles to many of Canon's top DSLRs.
It captures the full dynamic range if you select C-Log function using an Atomos HDR capable recorder. The official information says:
If you've splashed out on the new Apple MacBook Pro with its new super-fast Touch Bar, and use Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X or Adobe Creative Cloud editing programs, you're in luck. The popular Editors Keys shortcut keyboard covers are now available for your new Mac laptop. Read the full press release below:
Schneider have revealed a new set of lenses that allow you to tilt the focus plane. The Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt lenses are similar to their -frame cine primes but allow you to add plus or minus 4 degrees of tilt.
That will allow users to alter the plane of focus for the ultimate in front-to-back sharpness without resorting to very small apertures which can introduce diffraction. Tilt can also be used to create the ‘miniature’ effect at wide apertures. But the limited degree of tilt – half of the tilt available of Schneider’s tilt and shift photo lenses – means this effect will be limited.
The Xenon FF-Prime Cine-Tilt optics will be available in 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm versions, all with a maximum aperture of T2.9 They will be available in a Sony E-mount this spring, although other mounts may be available later. No prices have yet been set. The press release reads:
Lens adapter giant Metabones has revealed four new EF to E-mount adapters. The top of the range the EF to E CINE Smart Adapter and EF to E CINE Speed Booster ULTRA now have Cine-style positive-locking EF mounts like the one on the recently-revealed Sony FS7 II. The full press release reads:
Japanese tripod firm Libec have finally released details of the hands-free monopod kit they unveiled in prototype form recently. The £318 HFMP - Hands-Free Monopod Kit - can stand in its own thanks to large fold-out feet and comes complete with a fluid video head. We've been testing one for several weeks for the next issue of Pro Moviemaker magazine. Until then, the official press release reads:
If you want to produce the best possible footage for your clients, then nothing compares to a larger external monitor with additional features not offered by your camera. Cinemartin has recently announced a number of high-spec monitors including the Venus and Loyal at affordable prices, making them an excellent choice for filmmakers. If you’re tired of squinting at the tiny screen on your camera, Cinemartin has the perfect solution for you…