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Topics Arri, Lighting

In this video, Jem Schofield of theC47 takes you through some of the most significant new features of the 3.0 firmware update for ARRI’s SkyPanel series of lighting fixtures (including the S30-C, S60-C, and S120-C). He walks you through how to install the update and shows you many of the new Source Matching and Lighting Effects that come with the update along with a couple of tips & tricks. For more information on the firmware and to download it, visit ARRI’s dedicated SkyPanel Effects page.

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The Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm made some waves when it was released in 2014. Finally, we had an ENG-style servo lens with a long zoom range for Super 35 sensors shooting in high resolutions. This made a lot of people happy in the documentary and TV world, eliminating the need to carry multiple lenses and bringing us back to broadcast camera / lens design. Let’s take a deeper look at this lens.

…continue reading Behind the Lens: Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm

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Freefly’s latest handheld gimbal stabilizer, the MoVI Pro, has been rebuilt from the ground up to improve upon almost every aspect of the original family of MoVIs. There is very little on the system that has not been given the deluxe treatment; from the integrated tuning stand by way of the ring with attached feet, to the dual battery system allowing hot-swapability.

In this blog, I’ll walk you through some of these improvements, including the ability to control RED cameras through the MoVI itself and how you can set that up for yourself.

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The PCU2+ is the latest version of the PCU from AbelCine’s Cameo line of accessories. The unit can control two Phantom cameras at once, and also replaces the need to be tethered to a computer to control the functions of the camera.

The PCU2+ is made with an aluminum enclosure. The power supply is also a charger, which charges the internal battery for up to 30 hours. Additionally, when cabled to a Phantom camera, the battery is also charged. These are all new improvements in this model.

In this blog, I take you through a demonstration of some of the capabilities of the PCU2+. I also give you a behind the scenes look at a shot we did with two Phantom VEO cameras, both controlled with the PCU2+.

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The Sony E PZ 18-110 is a native Sony-E mount lens for Super35 / APS-C sensors designed for cinematographers needing the sharpness and color of a professional 4K lens, while still retaining the electronic characteristics familiar with traditional fixed lens video cameras.

…continue reading Behind the Lens: Sony E PZ 18-110mm Zoom

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The Cameo VEObob is a breakout box specifically designed for the Phantom VEO camera. This breakout box attaches to the Cameo VEO Essential kit, and allows for a variety of power and connection options. For example, the VEObob provides hot-swap capability between dual power inputs (2 x XLR-4), giving priority to a power supply over a battery, and provides three accessory power outputs (2 Lemo-2, one Fischer-3 R/S). Most crucially, as the camera body does not have a 5-pin remote port for the VRI’s Bluetooth dongle or a PCU, the VEObob adds the remote port for full camera control.

In this blog, I take a closer look at how it is rigged to the body as well as the connectivity options. I also discuss its application on set, so watch the video above to learn more.

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Topics Lighting

The Fiilex P360 Pro Plus will look familiar to those accustomed to working with the flagship P360, but has several notable updates. Output has been increased to a 400W equivalent fixture, plus the adjustable color temperature range has been expanded from 2800K to 6500K. Fiilex has also added hue control for additional tunability. Weighing in at 1.8 lbs it is the right light for numerous applications.  The unit ships with an AC power supply and barn door. Additional accessories include a Fresnel lens attachment and a diffusion dome using magnets to hold it in place. A LED panel on the back panel displays light settings. In this blog, I give a walkthrough of the light; I also take the fixture outside and use it as a key light and as a fill instrument. Having the ability to change Kelvin as well as hue, I was able to easily match the light to the other sources. Watch my video above to learn more and see the P360 Pro Plus in action.

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