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At NAB, Sony announced a free firmware update for their popular PXW-FS5 camera that will provide Hybrid Log-Gamma and REC2020 color space recording via an additional picture profile, PP10. Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a clever implementation of High Dynamic Range (HDR) recording and playback that is backwards compatible with standard dynamic range displays.

Developed by the BBC and NHK, HLG is designed to fit into existing broadcast infrastructures without the need for metadata to arbitrate between standard and high dynamic range versions of content. It works by splitting the signal at the 50% level (middle gray) on a waveform monitor. Below middle gray, HLG uses a conventional gamma curve to encode picture information in the lower mid-tones and shadows. Above middle gray, a logarithmic curve is used to map directly into the expanded highlight range of compatible HDR displays.

…continue reading Coming Soon: Sony Announces Future Firmware Update for the FS5

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Fujinon released the Cabrio Compact lens series back in 2012 as a lightweight option to their impressive Premier line of cinema lenses. The Cabrio line includes the 14-35mm, 19-90mm, 20-120mm, 25-300mm and 85-300mm. Despite being smaller and lighter, they are still members of the elite “Premier” series of Fujinon lenses, offering exceptional optical performance across the board. Let’s take a closer look at the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90.

…continue reading Behind the Lens: Fujinon Cabrio 19-90mm Zoom

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Canon has just unveiled the latest member of the Cinema EOS line, the C200, and we were fortunate to receive a sneak peak. Like the name suggests, it sits between the popular C100 and C300 Mark II but brings many notable firsts to the family. Immediately, the dual SDHC / SDXC card slots are obvious carry overs from the other cameras, but the addition of the CFast 2.0 slot brings a new internal Raw recording option called Cinema RAW light. Coming in at a third of the bandwidth of the Cinema RAW options from the other Cinema EOS bodies, this new flavor of raw recording promises increased quality and image adjustability in a world of fast-paced production. Features like Dual Pixel Auto Focus have been improved with the addition of the touch screen EVF, also a first.

Check out the above video as Jesse Mineo and I talk about the many features of the new C200, which starts shipping in August.

If you’re going to be at Cine Gear, be sure to check out the C200 at the AbelCine booth #157 in the NY Street Exhibits!

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Our annual Post-NAB event that we held in NY earlier this week was a success — we had a great turnout and more gear than ever before. During the event, we tried something new and streamed interviews with some manufacturers directly to Facebook Live. If you missed those interviews, don’t worry, you can watch them all below!

…continue reading Live from NY: It’s Post-NAB 2017

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Our booth presentations were a big hit at this year’s NAB show. Featuring a range of topics from HDR and cinematography tools, to livestreaming and branded content, panelists included working cinematographers, technology specialists, industry experts, and more. Now that the show’s over, by popular demand, you can catch all our presentations in their highest quality versions.

…continue reading NAB 2017: AbelCine Booth Presentations Roundup

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Zeiss has had a line of reasonably priced cinema zooms for a few years now, but the introduction of the Zeiss LWZ.3 21-100mm takes things up a notch. The 21-100 covers a much longer focal length range than any of their other lenses, and is more than a pound lighter than its predecessors. The 21-100 will cover most of the documentary shooting situations you’ll find yourself in. But unlike the other Zeiss cinema zooms, the 21-100 only covers Super 35, so you can’t use this on your full frame cameras. Let’s take a closer look at the aspects of this lens.

…continue reading Behind the Lens: Zeiss LWZ.3 21-100mm Zoom

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Topics NAB 2017

NABroundup-2017

 

We had an exciting week of NAB activities and our technical specialists were busy covering the latest gear and announcements at the show. With so much to cover, we’ve rounded up all of our NAB blogs in one place for you to check out.

…continue reading NAB 2017: Roundup of Our Blog Coverage

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