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AbelCine Top Posts of 2015
posted by - Monday, 04 January 2016

AbelCine Top Posts of 2015

As a busy 2015 full of new gear comes to a close, it’s time for our yearly wrap-up of our most popular CineTechnica posts over the last 12 months. As usual, a broad range of topics are represented, including product announcements, our lens & accessory guides, service tips, how to build a DIT cart, and scene files.

Our Top 15 blogs are listed below in no particular order, so make sure to check them out, and let us know in the comments what you’d like to see us cover in 2016!

…continue reading Top Blogs of 2015

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ARRI_1.6.5_Recording_Media
posted by - Thursday, 06 August 2015
Topics Arri, Recording

With options like SxS Pro, SxS Pro+, CFast 2.0, XR Drives, SXR Drives and more, selecting the correct media and adapters to work with a specific ARRI camera can be complex.

To make things easier, ARRI has released an illustrated configuration diagram on all the recording media and adapter options for their cameras. The chart shows which adapters work for the ALEXA Classic, AMIRA, and ALEXA Mini, along with those for the yet to be released ALEXA SXT/SXR.

To view and download ARRI’s Recording Media chart 1.6.5, visit ARRI’s site or click on the image below.

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zeissfeature
posted by - Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Zeiss creates high-quality cinema lenses that can be used for a variety of creative and technical applications. With so many great lens options, it can be difficult to choose the best lens for your needs. To make things a little easier, we have created two new resources. Our CP.2 Lens Lineup presents all the CP.2 lenses in one easy-to-read comparison chart.

We have also created an overview of lens and camera compatibility. This chart allows you to map which Zeiss lenses work with each camera system and indicates if any adapters are needed. Click on the images to view a larger version of each chart, or download pdf versions below.

…continue reading Zeiss Lens Lineup & Camera Compatibility

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posted by - Wednesday, 24 June 2015

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AbelCine is now an authorized dealer for RED Digital Cinema, offering the full line of RED cameras, including the newly-announced WEAPON. This tiered camera family provides a solution for a variety of applications including documentaries, episodic TV, high-end features and more. Our camera comparison chart gives an overview of the cameras and compares specs side-by-side so you can choose the RED camera that best suits your needs. A PDF version of this chart is also available to download.

AbelCine is also an authorized REDucation partner, teaching classes in NY and Chicago. Be sure to check out our upcoming workshops in July!

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VariCam35HS_Featured
posted by - Updated Friday, 15 July 2016

Panasonic has released their highly anticipated VariCam 35 and VariCam HS. These cameras are designed to be modular, featuring interchangeable heads that are compatible with a single recording module. If you often switch between 2/3″-inch and Super 35mm video acquisition, you can purchase an additional head without having to buy a complete second camera. Our feature set comparison gives an overview of the two camera heads and compares specs side-by-side.

Click the image above to view a larger version of the chart, or download the pdf.

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posted by - Thursday, 01 May 2014

If you’ve ever browsed the Tools section of Arri’s website, you’ve probably seen their ALEXA simulator, along with a number of other great resources. Well, here’s some good news for those of you who are curious about the new AMIRA – Arri recently released the first version of their AMIRA simulator.

This interactive tool is designed to help users familiarize themselves with the camera’s menu system and navigation. The main user interface on the viewfinder mimics a real AMIRA (running the first version of its software). Users can demo all of the viewfinder buttons and the ND Switch, as well as most of the controls and switches on the left side of the camera. There is currently no audio panel, but Arri is promising that it will be added in a later version of the simulator. 

…continue reading Arri’s New AMIRA Camera Simulator

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posted by - Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Some of the most common questions we get from clients are about whether the HDx35 Mark II or HDx2 Mark II optical adapters will work with a particular camera. Sometimes the answer is more complicated than “yes” or “no” – things like sensor size and resolution must be taken into consideration. To make things a little easier, we’ve created a new comparison chart that lists the cameras that are currently compatible with the HDx35 and HDx2. A few of the cameras, like the Phantom 2K Flex, Flex4K and RED Epic, are actually compatible with both adapters, so we’ve noted the resolution settings of the cameras that will provide optimum coverage. To view a larger version, click on the image above, or download a PDF version here: HDx35 / HDx2 Comparison Chart

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