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Mega retailer CVP is joining up with filmmakers’ network Shadows and Light for a ‘Showreel Showcase’ at their Fitzrovia headquarters in central London tomorrow night, March 30.

The idea is that emerging filmmakers can have their showreels shown to a group of their peers, prior to an informal networking event. Attendees don’t have to be showing a showreel to attend, all are welcome.

It’s totally free to attend is to be the first of these type of events which will, in the future, have a theme. More details from the CVP Blog.

Legendary German manufacturer Leica has unveiled a range of nine lenses suitable for the largest sensor cameras. Available in a PL mount, the new Thalia lenses are based on Leica’s medium format stills camera lenses and have super-smooth bokeh due to their unique lens iris design. Prices haven’t yet been announced, but they aren’t going to be cheap! The full information says:

Atomos is offering a free CDNG Raw upgrade for users of its Shogun, Shogun Flame and Shogun Inferno monitor recorders. Atomos say it's the first time any manufacturer has offered CDNG Raw format recording free. The official 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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:

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.

Register for a FREE starter pack which contains special offers and templates to help you produce your film!

- FREE Music Track from Musicbed
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- First month FREE from Shane’s Inner Circle

PLUS

- My RØDE Reel 2017 Title Card
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Head to www.myrodereel.com now to register for your FREE starter pack!

 

 

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