We’ve covered some of Arri’s Pro Camera Accessories before, specifically their kit for the Sony F5/F55. This year at NAB, they’re showing off even more accessories, including a new modular mattebox, as well as some updates to that previously mentioned F5/F55 kit. I got a chance to speak with Arri’s Snehal Patel, so watch the video above to learn more.
At NAB this year Fuji is showing off their entire line of Cabrio lenses – the 19-90, the 85-300, and the brand new 14-28 T2.9. All the Cabrios are PL-mount and include a zoom rocker control. Watch my video to learn more about the new lens and how it fits in with the rest of Fuji’s Cabrio line.
I stopped by the Arri booth once again, this time to talk with Thorsten Meywald, Product Manager Lenses, about their new line of Master Anamorphic lenses. They showed off three lenses at their booth, the 35mm, the 75mm and the 50mm; Arri is planning to expand the line to include a 40mm, 60mm, 100mm and a 135mm as well. Watch my interview with Thorsten above and read more about the Master Anamorphics over on Arri’s site.
The name Mole Richardson is certainly no stranger to the production environment, and you’re likely to find some Mole lights on any set you visit. They’ve updated their venerable fresnels with new quantum dot LED options, so I stopped by the Mole booth to take a look for myself. Available as new units or retrofit options, the new LED fixtures are a great addition to a revered brand.
This year at NAB, Angenieux debuted its first anamorphic lens – the Optimo Anamorphic 56-152mm 2S Zoom. This lens shares many characteristics with the other Optimos, and features 2x squeeze (hence the “2S” in the name) along with a fast aperture of T4. Watch my video above to learn more.
When I visited Arri’s NAB booth, I got a chance to speak with Marc-Shipman Mueller, Product Manager Camera Systems at Arri, about the highly-anticipated ALEXA XT. He gave a little more detail about the new XR Module that comes standard with the XT cameras and allows in-camera ARRIRAW recording up to 120 fps onto XR Capture Drives. With a special SxS adapter, it’s even possible to record ProRes or DNxHD to a single SxS PRO card. Arri is hoping to start shipping in May, so watch the interview to learn a little more about some of the new features of the ALEXA XT.
At NAB 2012, Kino Flo introduced their Celeb 200 variable color LED fixture. This year, it’s all about the Celeb 400 and, as you can probably guess by the name, it is twice the size of the 200. One of its great features is the ability to dial in your desired color temperature or quickly select it via a preset button. This unit is expected to start shipping soon, but pricing hasn’t been announced yet. To get a closer look at this new fixture from Kino Flo, watch my video above!