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News roundup: ARRI, Alteon.io, PanaTrack, FUJIFILM and Revar Cine

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Start your week with a look at new gear from ARRI, Alteon.io, PanaTrack, FUJIFILM and Revar Cine.

ARRI CCM-1 rugged 7-Inch Camera Control Monitor for ALEXA 35 and Mini LF

ARRI has partnered up with SmallHD to develop a camera control monitor for its flagship ALEXA 35 and ALEXA Mini LF camera systems. The ARRI Control Camera Monitor CCM-1 is a rugged 7” on-camera monitor featuring an IPS LCD touchscreen panel with a resolution of 1920×1200, a viewing angle of 160°, and a maximum brightness of 1300 nits. Since it is SmallHD, it comes with a full set of professional monitoring tools.

The monitor connects using the same VF CoaXPress cable as the viewfinder, transmitting power,  image, audio, and camera control information. This is pretty convenient, as it leaves all the camera’s SDI outputs free for other systems in place. However, the brightness of the monitor is limited to 100 nits unless it is connected to the device's power input port (10-34VDC / 2.0A).


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ARRI’s Camera Control Monitor provides real-time video previews from the ALEXA 35 or ALEXA Mini LF. The CCM-1 allows you to adjust shooting settings and navigate through the camera’s menu system. The ARRI CCM-1 features solid aluminum construction, measures 187x120x29mm / 7.36×4.72×1.14”, and weighs approximately 594g/20.95oz. The chassis offers 1/4” mounting points on the bottom, rear, top, and right side. 

The ARRI Camera Control Monitor CCM-1 Set retails for $5,620 and is able to preorder here. The kit includes the screen, a sun hood, the Monitor Arm for Camera MAC-1, an 0.5m/1.5ft. VF cable, and an RS-RS/PWR IN cable of the same length. Find out more here.


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Alteon announces new Head of Product

Alteon.io, a comprehensive cloud-based platform that streamlines creative workflows for content creators of all backgrounds if you haven't come across it yet, has hired Brian Meaney as its new Head of Product. Meaney previously spent 18 years at Apple, where he rose from product designer to lead designer and later senior manager of UX design for all video applications, including Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor and iMovie.

“Alteon is, in many ways, following the same ethos we did at Apple—empowering content creators to do what they do best,” Meaney said. “Get the technology out of the way. Enhance your media to make you as efficient as possible. Creatives require complex systems beneath a simple, intuitive interface. Alteon is fundamentally redefining content creation, and I can’t wait to help shape it into something even greater.”

PanaTrack - a bendable camera slider

PanaTrack is a bendable camera slider that was designed to enable fast conversion from a linear to a curved camera track. Within seconds the system can be changed from a linear to a curved slider at any desired radius. The PanaTrack has a payload capacity of up to 15kg / 33 lbs. It is fully compatible with Panasonic PTZ Cameras and RPs.


  • Easy setup and compact transportation
  • Customizable shapes can be adapted to every production
  • Supports the integration with RP150: rocker, joystick and presets
  • Quiet and smooth motion
  • Speed (IRIS) and ramp (FOCUS) controls for live operation

FUJIFILM X-H2 and X-T5 cameras have a new firmware update

FUJIFILM X-H2 and X-T5 cameras get autofocus improvements with the latest firmware update. AI-powered AF subject detection and dynamic tracking performance feature an improvement. Many other FUJIFILM cameras (X-H2, X-H2S, X-Pro3, X-T5, X-T4, X-T3, X-S10, X-T30 II, X-T30, X-E4, and X100V) get new firmware updates to support the new FUJIFILM XApp.

All the above-mentioned firmware updates can be downloaded right now free of charge from FUJIFILM’s support page. The FUJIFILM XApp can also be downloaded and installed free of charge from Google’s Play store or from the Apple app store, depending on your device.

Revar Cine Filter Cartridge introduced

Transporting your glass filters can be stressful since they have to be thoroughly protected. Revar Cine Filter Cartridge features poly-nylon material that protects a single 4 x 5.65″ filter safely and securely in any situation. It has an internal rail guide that prevents the glass from touching the inside of the cartridge, and a top lid with a latch so you can access your filter without touching the glass surface when you remove them from the cartridge for cleaning.

Currently, the cartridges are only available for 4 x 5.65″ filters, but the company will work on other sizes in the near future. The Revar Cine filter cartridge can be ordered for $44.95. See more about Revar Cine here.



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