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A clever little anamorphic adaptor opens up new possibilities for the ARRI Alexa

In a statement released today (and reproduced below in full) ARRI has announced that its Amira camera will can be upgraded to record UHD (not 4K) internally, as UHDProRes

The paralysis of choice: The modern camera has a vast array of available features, but too often we find ourselves having to jump through hoops to get basic usability via add-ons, or standing in front of a bewilderingly long and involved menu scratched our heads trying to work out what it is we actually want. Just like buying a coffee. As Simon Wyndham writes, this needs to change.

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes profiles Monocle, a new utility from ClipToolz that converts raw color into a black-and-white result that approaches a 'true' monochromatic image.

 Here's another chance to read this great article by Phil Rhodes on why cameras need global shutters. Cheaper, cinematic cameras come with a cost - they tend to have Rolling Shutters, which means that rapid movement can be skewed. The ability to buy cameras with global shutters at all price points can't come soon enough, according to Phil Rhodes

Varicam "Image Rivals Alexa"

Published in Production

" My opinion is that for high end work it's the best 4k solution in terms of color/tone/latitude." says, Thatcher Kelley, one of the cameramen on the VariCam demo shoot

Major new software upgrade for ARRI ALEXA

Published in Production

One of the best things about modern cameras is that they just keep getting better - even after you've bought them, they just keep getting better

F55: Where does it fit?

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes holds an F55 for the first time and tells us where he thinks it fits in the digital cinematography marketplace

Which is more important - the DOP or the Camera?

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Why would someone specify a camera before they chose the cinematographer? David Read despairs...

Arri Alexa, LOMO, and Trent Reznor

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DP Linus Sandgren put vintage lenses on the Arri Alexa for Ice Age, the new video for Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels.

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