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Panasonic has released a major free firmware upgrade for its GH5 which adds All-Intra codec with bitrates of up to 400Mbps in 10-bit 4:2:2, a 6K 4:3 anamorphic mode and the Hybrid Log Gamma) colour profile as well as various improvements in both video and photo modes. The full changes are:

BenQ new SW271 is a 4K UHD 27” monitor offering advanced colour performance. It covers 99% of Adobe RGB, and 100% of both sRGB and Rec. 709 and has a 14-bit 3D lookup table (LUT). The SW271 requires a single cable for calibration and video transmission. The BenQ SW271 monitor also features an SD card reader, USB 3.1, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.4 ports. The full information says: 

Sony's first full-frame pro cinema camera has been revealed, compatible with current and upcoming hardware accessories for CineAlta cameras (DVF-EL200 Full HD OLED Viewfinder, AXS-R7 recorder, AXS-CR1 and AR1 card reader, AXS and SxS memory cards). It's going to be expandable via firmware upgrades that can be rented for a specific period of time. The full information says:

Panasonic has revealed the first footage from its new EVA1 compact cinema camera. A series of behind-the-scenes footage and short films is now on their special YouTube Channel. And you can check out some footage, and read the official information, below.

MIller's new direction!

Five new fluid tripod heads have been unveiled by support giant Miller ay the IBC show in Holland, featuring a new counterbalance system for ease of set-up. The new series of Miller CompassX (CX) fluid heads will offer five models to choose from – CX2CX6CX8CX10 and the CX18. The official info says:

Cinemartin's new Loyal LT 5.7 inch (AS), is a new ultra compact 4K HDMI Monitor as compact as a smartphone, consume less power and costs just 179€ - £159 or $214. The official information says: 

Josh Wiese perfectly captured the US solar eclipse on Monday with the Sony FS7 and Atomos Ninja Flame monitor recorder and a Nikon 600mm lens with a doubler to take it to 1200mm. Check out how he did it, and the amazing footage, below. 

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