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NASA has revealed an immersive 360˚ video of the North American total solar eclipse, following the live stream of the global phenomenon on Monday. The eclipse is one of the most widely-viewed astronomical event in the social media era and the first USA coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. 

British-made Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses were chosen to give a high-budget cinematic quality to the low-budget horror movie Blood Runs Thick made be Romane Simon. You can read all about Cooke's lenses in the next issue of Pro Moviemaker out very soon! The full information on the film says: 

Nikon’s all-new D850 DSLR not only comes with a new, full-frame 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor with no low pass filter but has video spec that may not ne ground-breaking, but is as good as it gets from Nikon.

There is full-frame 4K recording at 24/25/30p, 120fps shooting in HD, focus peaking in HD, zebra stripes, mic and headphone sockets, a tilting 3.2" 2.36M-dot touchscreen and uncompressed 4:2:2 8-bit 4K HDMI output. There’s dual card slots: one SD and one XQD, as used on the Nikon D4 and D5 and Sony FS7 camera.

The D850 also offers the 153-point AF system from the flagship D5, ISO from 64-25,600 (expandable to 32 or up to 102,400). The D850's magnesium alloy body is weather sealed, and illuminated controls. It will go on sale on September 7 £3,499.99/ $3299.95 body only.

Camera giant RED recently revealed it is to make its own Android-powered smartphone that would take lots of accessories to turn it into a serious filmmaking cameras, as well as having a holographic screen. Details were very scant, and the photo was a dark shot showing a rendering of what it may look like. Now they've released a prototype to a YouTube blogger Marques Brownlee who's got a hands-on with it. 

Famous Hollywood DP Rodney Charters has used the new Atomos Sumo 19-inch monitor recorder to shoot YooTube Star Kai Wong in a video starring fashion model Maria Sergejva. The full details are:

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Saramonic has made the leap into wireless audio at a very affordable price compared to its big-name rivals. With a whole range of options to suit most DSLR and camcorders, the new kit is ideal for filmmakers on a budget. The official information says: 

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