Freya Black

Freya Black

Freya Black is a Freelance writer, director, cinematographer and artist based in the UK, (the land of cold winters and rainy days). She believes cinematography is all about creating magic through light. Her all time favorite film is "Freaks" by Todd Browning. Freya is a big fan of chocolate, owls and the night.

CP3- oh! The new Zeiss CP.3 lenses are slightly more expensive than the preceding CP.2 glass, but they are also a major upgrade because the lens mechanics and physical consistency are such an improvement. In other words, Zeiss looks to have a winner on its hands.

Bokkeh releases five low-priced prime lenses

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After previews at NAB last year, this time round in Vegas Taiwan's Bokkeh released its new Bokkelux new lens set of five prime lenses for a very nice and attention-grabbing price of  $14,980. Individual primes can be bought for $3000. 

Colorfront updates Transkoder for 2017 and HDR

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Colorfront releases a new version of its Transkoder and makes it more capable of more things than ever. Freya Black is seriously impressed.

The technology preview of the new AJA FS-HDR frame synchroniser promises to solve a lot of problems in the ever-widening colour space and provide HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion for realtime 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows.

ARRI's Amira unlocks multicam capability

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ARRI continues to push ahead with its 'ARRI Everywhere' plan with an update to Amira cameras to make them even more suitable for use in multi-camera environments.

New ARRI presets let you achieve looks fast

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There is pressure to create content on increasingly lower budgets, but the expectation remains for something that at least seems like or resembles a high-quality end-product — two things that are generally at odds with one another. However, ARRI has come to the rescue with two announcements of preset technology at NAB 2017 to achieve fast looks.

New firmware for Sony cameras

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Sony latest firmware updates for the PMW-F55 and F5 unleash the ability to produce high 4K frame rates, while another for the FS5 is a possible game-changer for the sub-$6000 unit.

Tricaster adds support for JVC Robotic camera

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One of the cooler stories from last week's NAB that may have passed many people by was the interesting annoucement that the latest camera to receive support from Newtek is the JVC KY-PZ100. Production can now get seriously remote

GoPro talks 'over-capture' with Fusion

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GoPros are synonymous with 360-degree capture, but now the company is hoping to replace the various kludged together rigs in circulation with an elegant all in one solution. And, as talk of 'over-capture' illustrates, it doesn't think this approach is just confined to 360 shoots either. You may never need to worry about framing your subject again.

Sigma expands Cine Prime lens line-up

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Sigma has two brand new lenses on show in Vegas: the Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and the Sigma Cine FF High Speed 135mm T2.

New Teradek products supercharged with HEVC support

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Teradek has added several new 1080 and 4K HEVC codecs to its line of Cube, Slice, and T-Rax devices. The new HEVC systems start at just $2990.

Cooke releases Series 7 full frame plus primes

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Unexpected news from premiere lens manufacturer Cooke, who has released a new set of lenses, the Cooke Series 7, that can cover all the way up to the full sensor area of the RED Weapon 8K.

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