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This year’s Cine Gear Expo was definitely one of the most eventful ones. From new camera announcements to the latest in lighting technology and more, there was a little something for everyone to get excited about. In that vein, we’ve rounded up some of the most relevant coverage — both from our own specialists as well as our friends over at Newsshooter. Watch the video above, featuring Erik Naso (Newsshooter), Jem Schofield (theC47) and our own Jeff Lee for a great round up and discussion of Cine Gear 2017 highlights, then continue below for specific product videos.

…continue reading Cine Gear 2017 Roundup

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The Canon EF-S 17-55mm and Canon EF-L 24-105mm lenses have been a staple in documentary film productions since the advent of DSLR cameras for video. They are compact and light lenses that cover a great range and pack easily into small configurations. While they fall into a different category of any other lens in the series, I felt it was important to look at them both as a point of comparison to the other cinema zooms, but also because we will continue to use them on their own as well as in addition to the other lenses in the series.

…continue reading Behind the Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm & EF-L 24-105mm Zooms

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The other day I had the chance to get a peek at the new Fujinon MK50-135 zoom lens. This lens compliments the recently-announced MK18-55 (watch Matt Porwoll’s video on the 18-55, part of his Behind the Lens documentary zoom series). The 50-135 shares many of the attributes of its wide angle companion: it is parfocal, meaning that it maintains focus through its entire zoom range, and as well maintains a T 2.9 stop from wide to tight. Macro focusing – down to 2′ 9″ – and a back focus adjustment are available as well. Watch my video above to get a closer look at the MK50-135 as well as some test footage.

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Our own Lead Integration Engineer, Ben Meadors, is talking monitor calibrations – from why you should be doing them, to how they’re performed, to how often you should perform them. A properly calibrated monitor is the key to ensuring you will see the most accurate colors.

As Ben mentions in his video, AbelCine offers professional monitor calibration services, as well as in-depth monitor calibration training if you’re interested in learning more. Plus, our Pre-Summer Service Special is still running, so for a limited time you can get 10% off any service over $135.

Watch the video above to learn more, and let us know in the comments if you have any other questions!

 

 

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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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Topics Canon, Featured

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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