Fuji X-H1 is here – a Cinema 4K 200Mbit hybrid camera with IBIS to rival GH5

By Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

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Comment on the forum Fuji is stepping into the high-end video mirrorless market with the X-H1. The official press release and specs have been leaked (in German). With this camera comes a massively upgraded 4K codec, 5 axis IBIS and a total of 20 “functional and performance enhancements”. A first for a Fuji camera, F-LOG with Rec.2020 colour is recorded internally direct to SD card and a new film simulation “ETERNA” is added to the mix. That’s said to be designed for post-production too, with “subtle colour and contrast”. 1080p now goes to 120fps for dramatic slow-motion effects. According to Fuji, …

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Surveys “Teaching Cinematography” and “Request to manufacturers”

By tonycosta100@gmail.com (Tony Costa)

Surveys

IMAGO is running 2 surveys and you ask you a few minutes of your time to fill it up . By doing it you are helping IMAGO to take the right decisions concerning cinematographers and cinematography in general. One is aimed for cinematography teachers. Methodology is one of the actual key factors to teach good cinematography. Tools became easy to use with no costs. These two factors have changed quite significantly the teaching methodology of cinematography. The next Conference of the IMAGO education Committee will be cantered in Methodology so your collaboration is very important for us.

If you are a film teacher and are interested in helping us find out more about film teaching methods worldwide? Please follow this link: https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/Teaching_Cinematography

The second survey comes from the IMAGO Technical Committee which addresses a common problem we all face in our everyday professional life. The use of several different terms in the camera menus for the same technical issue is common and differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. This survey aims exactly these subject and intends to alert the manufacturers for the need to have a same standardized language and meaning for the same item in the camera setup. So gain you thank you very much for helping IMAGO to take a step forward in this matter which concerns us all.
Please follow this link and fill up the survey
Thanks you
The survey
https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/Manufacturers_request

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From:: Imago News

All 9 Best Picture Oscar Nominees From 2017 Ranked From Worst to Best

By Thor Magnusson

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2018 Best Picture Oscar Nominees Ranked From Worst to Best

2017 was groundbreaking for Hollywood and the film industry in several ways, slightly devastating, even – amongst the sex scandals and the rise of streaming as rival to cinemas, it was almost as if the precedent had been twisted in ways that will see much change in the coming year. But what about the quality of the movies themselves?

Happily, the film content was quite strong, with numerous interesting stories by strong directors who stepped up with individual voices, and most of them are reflected here in this list of nominees. Surely it wasn’t a watershed year in quality; big tentpole sequels are still the priority for studios, but the hunger for new and individual movies is beginning to subside ever so slightly.

It says a lot that amongst this list of nominees for the Best Picture Oscar there is not a single weak or lacking entry, something one would be hard pressed to say in the last several years. So without further adieu, let’s rank and examine those ‘Best Of’ for 2017, and in order of preference since all are high quality…

9. The Post

The combination of Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep is the sort of powerhouse combo that awards campaigners would chop off their right arm for (who can count how many golden statues and nominations those three share between them?) More surprising is that it while sits at the bottom of the list, it is by no means is it a weak movie – it’s just not as arresting or original as its competition. Although what it strives to do, it does very well.

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From:: Taste Of Cinema

ARRI PCA accessories for the Sony Venice

By Newsshooter

ARRI PCA has released a full line of accessories tailored to Sony’s VENICE camera. The pieces are available to be purchased in a kit or individually. The full details can…

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ARRI PCA accessories for the Sony Venice

By Newsshooter

ARRI PCA has released a full line of accessories tailored to Sony’s VENICE camera. The pieces are available to be purchased in a kit or individually. The full details can…

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“Hands on xK international” Workshops and Masterclasses

By tonycosta100@gmail.com (Tony Costa)

From March 19th to 23rd Munich Filmschool will offer “Hands on xK international” Workshops and Masterclasses in collaboration with IMAGO.

For one week, it’s time for Film teachers, DOPs, Postproduction and VR professionals from all over the world to experiment, get to know new material (including f.e. SONY Venice, ARRI LF with Signature primes, lots of big LED light) and new topics from fellow teachers and DOPs – Teach & Learn, and watch and discuss Films in Masterclasses f.e. with Roberto Schaefer.
There will be 13 parallel workshops and Masterclasses in the field of camera, light, lenses, VFX, VR/ 360°, 3D-360°, postproduction, documentary film and green production in the studios, cinemas and grading suites of Munich Filmschool.
We are happy to welcome as lecturers from IMAGO
• Dr. Marijke van Kets
• Jannicke Mikkelsen (VR the champions)
• Alexej Berkoviz
• Axel Block
• Tony Costa
• Tahvo Hirvonen
• Jean-Paul-Jarry
• Philippe Ros
from the ASC
• Roberto Schaefer
• David Stump
and
• Nina Badoux (Golden Frog Documentary CAMERIMAGE 2017),
• Benjamin B (The Filmbook)
• Philip Gassmann, Christoph Grauting, Stefan Runge (Green production)
• Plus the approved “old” German Hands on Team (a.o. Julia Furch, Solveig Jeschke, Christine Schorr, Uli Mors, Kevin Müller, Michael Radeck, Prof. Dr. Peter C. Slansky, Stefan Weiss)

Besides film teachers, DOPs, post production professionals and some supporting staff of the over 40 sponsering Filmtechnical companies , 22 sponsored Masterstudents from all over the world will be invited by the “Hubertus-Altgelt-Foundation” to participate.

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From:: Imago News

“Hands on xK international” Workshops and Masterclasses

By tonycosta100@gmail.com (Tony Costa)

From March 19th to 23rd Munich Filmschool will offer “Hands on xK international” Workshops and Masterclasses in collaboration with IMAGO.

For one week, it’s time for Film teachers, DOPs, Postproduction and VR professionals from all over the world to experiment, get to know new material (including f.e. SONY Venice, ARRI LF with Signature primes, lots of big LED light) and new topics from fellow teachers and DOPs – Teach & Learn, and watch and discuss Films in Masterclasses f.e. with Roberto Schaefer.
There will be 13 parallel workshops and Masterclasses in the field of camera, light, lenses, VFX, VR/ 360°, 3D-360°, postproduction, documentary film and green production in the studios, cinemas and grading suites of Munich Filmschool.
We are happy to welcome as lecturers from IMAGO
• Dr. Marijke van Kets
• Jannicke Mikkelsen (VR the champions)
• Alexej Berkoviz
• Axel Block
• Tony Costa
• Tahvo Hirvonen
• Jean-Paul-Jarry
• Philippe Ros
from the ASC
• Roberto Schaefer
• David Stump
and
• Nina Badoux (Golden Frog Documentary CAMERIMAGE 2017),
• Benjamin B (The Filmbook)
• Philip Gassmann, Christoph Grauting, Stefan Runge (Green production)
• Plus the approved “old” German Hands on Team (a.o. Julia Furch, Solveig Jeschke, Christine Schorr, Uli Mors, Kevin Müller, Michael Radeck, Prof. Dr. Peter C. Slansky, Stefan Weiss)

Besides film teachers, DOPs, post production professionals and some supporting staff of the over 40 sponsering Filmtechnical companies , 22 sponsored Masterstudents from all over the world will be invited by the “Hubertus-Altgelt-Foundation” to participate.

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From:: Imago News

Blackmagic launches 4K broadcast camera for price of a high-end DSLR

Video camera maker Blackmagic Design has announced the “world’s most affordable and flexible professional” camera aimed at broadcast and studio film makers. The URSA Broadcast shoots Ultra HD resolution, uses an interchangeable lens mount and costs just $3,495.

The camera comes with the B4 lens mount, but this can be switched so the camera can accept PL, F or EF lenses. Users can load relatively low-cost SD or CFast media to record their footage, with the camera offering two slots for each format. Lossless 12-bit CinemaDNG Raw recording is possible for projects that require the best quality, while broadcast footage can be shot in 10-bit DNxHD 220X, DNxHD 145 or ProRes formats with metadata.

Blackmagic says the URSA Broadcast produces vibrant colors and accurate skin tones so that footage is ready to use straight from the camera, while an extended video dynamic range ensures a wide range of brightness values can be recorded. Three ND filters are built-in and can be dropped into the light path at the turn of a dial. The strengths offered are ¼, 1/16th and 1/64th stops, and each comes with IR compensation to maintain matchable colors from different situations.

The handling of the camera concentrates on placing controls on the outside of the body rather than in menu systems, and the company claims that should any button or control point fail during a job its function can be switched to another button as redundancy has been built into the design.

The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast is available now. For more information see the Blackmagic website.

Press release

Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast

The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price as a DSLR camera!

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From:: DPreview

ATEM Television Studio Pro HD nel suo nuovo studio televisivo di Hood College

By News

La Hood College in Maryland ha realizzato un nuovo studio di produzione video e sala regia per le comunicazioni artistiche, adoperando la linea di prodotti per la produzione dal vivo Blackmagic Design, tra cui ATEM Television Studio Pro HD per la commutazione in diretta e la gestione delle camere, e Blackmagic Web Presenter per lo streaming

The post ATEM Television Studio Pro HD nel suo nuovo studio televisivo di Hood College appeared first on ProAV News e informazioni Foto, Cine Video .

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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Education Program to Meet the Demands of a Growing Visual Effects Industry in South Australia

By Artisans PR

Adelaide, South Australia

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) continues to be at the forefront of education and training by providing students with the necessary skill set required to fulfil VFX jobs in South Australia and around the globe. RSP Education, in partnership with University of South Australia, has recently expanded the…

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From:: Shoot OnLine

COOPH necklaces line launched with five silver camera-inspired charms

Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) has launched a line of necklaces featuring small silver charms inspired by five different types of cameras: Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, Olympus OM, Nikon F, and Leica M. All five models are made with 100% 925 sterling silver, include a 46cm / 18in chain with two link options and a small black box, and are priced at €59. Shipping is available worldwide and free on orders over €200.00.

Via: PhotographyBLOG

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Instagram test lets users re-share content, but there’s a way to disable it

Instagram has confirmed that it is testing a feature for sharing publicly available content posted by other users. In a statement to TechCrunch, Instagram explained that the company regularly tests new ways for users to “share any moment” with their friends. The feature, which some people are referring to as “regram,” allows for public content to be shared within a user’s Instagram Story.

The sharing feature is only available to a small percentage of users at this time. Instagram didn’t provide any sort of time frame for when the feature may launch for all users, nor whether that is certain to happen. However, it seems likely that the feature will see a wider launch due to all users already having the ability to disable re-shares.

Photographers can prevent users from re-sharing their content by opening their Instagram profile, then tapping the menu icon. Within the app’s menu, a new setting option is listed that reads “Allow Others to Reshare” alongside a toggle switch. Toggling the switch off will disable other users’ ability to re-share content posted by that account.

Via: The Verge

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Tilta Nucleus-M Hands-On Review

By Stewart Addison

Tilta Nucleus

Stewart Addison took the much-awaited Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Follow Focus System for a spin. Check out his findings below.

Introduction:

Tilta has been improving our shooting experience at affordable prices for years now. From the killer a7 cage to electronic cinema camera cages and last year’s lightweight gimbal, Tilta has a pretty great track record of creating products to build around your camera without getting in your way. Addition via subtraction. I’m a fan.

Hence my excitement for the Tilta Nucleus-M, its new lens control system that premiered at NAB 2017. For a mere $1,200 for a 3x motor FIZ system (pennies when compared to the competition), Tilta is offering wireless lens control that makes balancing gimbals easier and has a control distance of 1,000 feet, perfect for drone use. On paper, this is the kind of lens control that’s perfect for every occasion, but how does it perform?

Nucleus-M – Why is the Delay in Shipment?

I would have loved to have been able to have this review out by late July or early September, when the Nucleus-M was expected to ship. Instead, the company has delayed the arrival of the product for those of us who purchased one early. It’s been a particularly frustrating period for some buyers, who have been promised multiple shipping periods only to have shipping moved again. Tilta’s forum and individual responses have suggested that the delays are being caused by improvements being made to the Nucleus-M. That’s all well and good, but the company originally promised a wireless distance of 2km and then downgraded to 1000ft (304.8 Meters) after some people had already bought the product. But in all fairness, some of the changes have been in fact upgrades: the wireless radio chip was recently updated in the older units, (My own unit also → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

Exclusive: Designing Wakanda and the Amazing Sets of Black Panther

By Michael Maher Production designer Hannah Beachler takes us behind the scenes of Marvel’s Black Panther. See how she designed the afrofuturistic look of the film. → continue…

From:: Premium Beat

Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens

By Canon Rumors February 9, 2018 – Sigma Corporation today announced the brand new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art wide aperture zoom lens. In addition to the new Global Vision full-frame lens model, Sigma also announced a new front conversion service for the 14-24mm F2.8. Outstanding Art Lens Performance Designed for 50-megapixel plus cameras, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors