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Two brand new cinema cameras were the stars of the Media Production Show at Olympia in London yesterday, as both had their first showings in the UK.
Canon's impressive C200 and Panasonic's EVA-1 - both affordable large-chip cinema cameras - wowed the crowds. The Canon was a finished version, and visitors got to try it with the latest 70-200mm Canon Cine lens. Canon engineer Yuji Tanaka - pictured above - was showing how the camera's new Raw output was easily read in Canon's own software as well as Da Vinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier Pro.
But the Panasonic is still a prototype and was hidden in a plastic cabinet. Until it was handed to Pro Moviemaker's Terry Hope who became one of the first people to actually handle it. Although working prototypes are being tested by the factory, the Olympia model was just a mock-up. Panasonic say it's full spec and price will be revealed next month. Check out our highlights of the show!
Pro Moviemaker's Terry Hope with the new Panasonic EVA-1
Jim Marks with the rigged-up Panasonic GH5 he uses with Anamorphic lenses. He gave a seminar that was interesting as usual!
The Keynote Theatre was packed and hosted some interesting debates. All the show's seminars and workshops were packed
Lots of the latest editing kit was a huge hit with show-goers
G-Technology is really serious about its storage solutions. The new range of USB-C drives is ideal for fast data transfer
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As it was a dummy model, Panasonic's EVA-1 camera was kept inside this perspex box - until we got our hands on it!
If you're in London and need to hire some kit in a hurry, rental firm Hireacamera.com is now offering a 'click and collect' service where you can order online then pick up your kit from Cherryduck Studios in Wapping. And you can return it there too. The official information says:
Sony is developing a full-frame cinema camera that will go on sale early next year. The development of the all-new camera was announced at the CineGear show in Hollywood and it’s the first full-frame cine camera from Sony.
The camera will also be able to shoot in Super35 4K anamorphic and will use Sony’s 16bit RAW/X-OCN and XAVC codecs.
Sony says the camera will capture a huge exposure range and is the start of a new CineAlta range rather than replacing any of the current cameras like the F55 or the current top-of-the-range F65 (pictured above) which only shoots Super35.
That means it’s also likely to be very expensive and more of a rental option, to take on the latest breed of mega-cameras like the Arri Alexi 65.