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:
Kingston Digital has released a new U3 microSD Flash Card to join its Gold Series which is ideal for 4K drones and action cameras. The official information says:
Tripod giant Gitzo has launched a new range of super light boom poles for microphones, using the same carbon fibre as in their Systematic tripods. There are a variety of different sizes, with the larger ones being able to take a full-size XLR cable internally to made it as neat as possible. We ran world first photos of the poles from last week's BVE Show in London, and now the official information has been released which says:
Two years after YouTube introduced support for 360-degree video, rival hosting platform Vimeo has now jumped on the bandwagon. That’s good news for pro users as many prefer the higher quality environment of Vimeo for video hosting.
Any 360-degree content on Vimeo will be accessible via the web, Vimeo Apps on Apple and Android mobiles and on Zeiss VR One, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream VR headsets. Vimeo says support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are coming soon.
“Vimeo has always been committed to preserving and delivering the highest quality video and our move into 360 expands our premium video technology solution to 360 filmmakers,” said Vimeo spokesperson Sara Poorsattar. “Their stories now benefit from our advanced video compression and player customization tools, along with streaming and offline viewing in up to 4K."
Vimeo has also introduced support for 8K video, offline HD playback and a series of online tutorials on how to make 360-degree films.
Click to find out more on Vimeo 360.
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:
Blackmagic Design’s new URSA Mini Pro is a big upgrade from the current URSA Mini 4.6K, although it still uses that camera’s Super35 size sensor. The Pro model now features built-in ND filters, user-changeable lens mounts and a new control layout to make it faster and easier to use – especially for faster run-and-gun type work. It’s designed to mix a cinema-style camera with an ENG-type camera and is aimed at stealing sales from the popular Sony FS7 and Canon C300 Mark II.
The changeable lens mounts are unique in a camera of this type. The camera comes with a Canon EF mount, but you will be able to buy PL, B4 and Nikon mounts. You just unscrew the EF mount and bolt on the mount of your choice.
The camera has four card slots, two for C-Fast 2.0 and two SD. There will also be optional SSD recorder that fits between the camera and battery.
The LCD panel is now easier to read and there is a now a dedicated high frame rate button. Frame rates are the same as the URSA mini and go up to 60fps in 4.6L although you can overcrank to 120fps in a cropped 2K size.
The camera will record resolutions of 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 1920 (4.6K 2.40:1), 4096 x 2304 (4K 16:9), 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 3072 x 2560 (3K Anamorphic), 2048 x 1152 (2K 16:9), 2048×1080 (2K DCI), and 1920 x 1080.
The camera is available now for £5902/ $5995 and comes with a full version of DaVinci Resolve. The full press release says:
Make a short film explaining why you became a filmmakers and you could walk off with a raft of top prizes including a Zacuto base plate and $600 gift certificate, Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, $700 worth of Kessler kit, $500 of Rode equipment, a Portabrace case and lots more.
The Zacuto My Story film competition runs all through March and all you have to do is make a film of 60 seconds or less explaining how you became a filmmaker. Zacuto’s information says: