Understanding the Cinematography of P. C. Sreeram

By Sareesh

I go through some of PC Sreeram’s cinematography techniques to help you understand his unique style.

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This week SAR readers photos selection

By Mauro P

Don Vilfer‎ The Sony A9 did a great job continuously focusing in limited light for this shot. Halter horse running in the barn past an open window shot with A9 and Sony 24-70 2.8GM at ISO 1600. 1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section. 2) […]

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Alexa LF – Another full frame option.

By cameraman

At this years BSC Expo, we finally got to see the new Arri Alexa LF…. LF because it’s the large format version of the original Alexa. Things have moved on quite a bit since the original Alexa was launched almost eight years ago now, and it’s no secret that Arri was hurting over the fact that the Alexa didn’t even reach the minimum 4K spec for original Netflix material. Of course, you could’ve chosen to use the Alexa 65… but this cinematic monster is a rental product only which also requires some serious budget even before choosing lenses!

Extrashot got to talk about the new Alexa LF with Marc Shipman-Mueller, who is Product Manager Camera Systems for Arri, and the big surprise wasn’t just that the camera records 4K, it’s that the sensor is even larger than full frame! The new sensor is 36.7mm wide with 4448 x 3096 pixels. We expressed our disappointment that this new sensor wasn’t closer to 6K to compensate for the Bayer pattern losses, but at 4.5K this actually results in a pixel density (and therefore the size of each photo site) which is pretty much the same as the original Alexa. This means the light sensitivity and dynamic range is also similar to the existing Alexa, which is no bad thing as the look from these Arri sensors is still universally admired and clearly a design priority for Arri.

You don’t have to shoot with the full sensor… you can crop down to a 16:9 UHD (3840 x 2160), but at 31.68mm wide, this is still a larger format than an S35 sensor, so many of your existing S35 lenses are likely to vignette at anything wider than around 35mm. The only other option with S35 sized lenses is → continue…

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Fujifilm X-A5 added to Best Cameras under $500 buying guide

We’ve added the Fujifilm X-A5 mirrorless camera to our ‘Best Cameras under $500’ buying guide. It’s too new to be eligible for an award, but that may change when we get our hands on one.

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Sony to Begin Shipments of VENICE Full-frame cine camera with Dual native ISO (New A7sIII to have it too?)

By SonyAlpha Admin

Sony announced that it’s now shipping their new VENICE Full Frame Cine camera. And interesting news is that they added a Dual native ISO feature (ISO 500 and ISO 2500). This could be something we might see on the new A7sIII too. This camera is likely to be announced at the next NAB show. Press […]

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Sony Venice to ship with “Dual Base ISO” mode and built-in 8-step optical ND filter

By Matthew Allard ACS

Sony has made a few last minute changes to the VENICE just before the camera starts to ship. New capabilities include a “Dual Base ISO” mode. Along with the previously…

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Sony Tidbits…

By SonyAlpha Admin

What’s in my bag Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es. Affordable UWA Lens for Astro and Landscape (SonyAlphaForum). Kodak 8K 360 VR 4th Generation Camera Prototype (Personal View). Prueba de campo de la Sony α7R III (Albedomedia). Review: Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary (ThePhoBlographer). […]

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