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VROX – a 360 Robot with Sony Full Frame Cameras on Wheels

By Adam Plowden

VROX Technology partners with Sony to create a high end Virtual Reality Robot System for gaming, film production and e-commerce.

Virtual Reality is a big business, not just in creative content production but for capturing images that would otherwise be in challenging environments. VROX Technology has been designing and engineering the VR Robot System for the past year, and it was truly impressive to see it at IBC 2017.

The image capture aspect of the VR Robot System is handled by an array of Sony UMC-S3C full frame low light cameras (which uses the same sensor as a Sony a7S – watch our news video from NAB about the S3C here), which after research into the best control and size options became the camera of choice for VROX. To also create the correct field of view across the array, the Voightlander 15mm F/2.8 lenses are used which capture a very high quality image with little to no edge distortion, vignetting or chromatic aberration. When stitched together, the resulting images are seamless, with no visible loss of quality. This also replicates a field of view that resembles human eyesight for a more realistic experience.

Each Sony UMC-S3C in the VR array can be controlled independently, which makes the rig perform exceptionally well in a variety of shooting environments from HDR to low light. The independent control of the cameras allows the exposure settings of the cameras at different sides of the array to be set according to the needs of the lighting, including when the robot is travelling from a low light to bright light environment.

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Atomos Announces Affordable Sumo 19M Production Monitor

By Daron James

Atomos launches a slimmed down version of its Sumo19 monitor for filmmakers.

The Sumo19 was shown off at NAB this year and now Atomos has released a monitor-only variant dubbed Sumo19M, ideal for professional shooters looking for an affordable solution on set. Priced at just $1,995, the Sumo19M monitor has many of the same features as its counterpart but lacks the ability to record.

The 19″ HDR monitor touts a 1920 x 1080 resolution with 1200 nit brightness and wide viewing angle capable of displaying 4K and HD sources. The redesigned interface provides easy access to scopes on the screen as an overlay. It can accept up to 4K 60p or HD 240p over HDMI or the dual 12/6/3G-SDI inputs. Additionally, there are dedicated input selection buttons on the touchscreen user interface to make A/B comparisons.

HDR friendly, Atomos’ AtomHDR engine provides easy HDR monitoring where you can easily set correct exposure for HDR or Rec 709. It comes with Log gamma settings pre-installed and custom LUTs can be stored and displayed which are loaded via a standard 2.5″ drive from the Atomos Master Caddy.

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From:: No Film School

See For Yourself: Panasonic Debuts First Official EVA1 Footage

By Daron James

Does this EVA1 footage live up to the hype?

We first heard rumors about Panasonic’s new digital video camera leading up to NAB 2017, and when we finally saw the original specs at the Cine Gear Expo, we declared that it might be the ultimate indie cinema camera.

The EVA1 features dual native ISO, 5.7K (5720 x 3016) resolution on a Super 35 CMOS sensor, a 10-bit 4:2:2 internal codec for 4K and full HD and internal data rates up to 400 Mbps all for under $8,000.

As part of Panasonic’s official launch of films created with the camera, the company has released footage shot by Italian DP Filippo Chiesa, as well as other behind-the-scenes videos for 4K viewing.

DP Filippo Chiesa

The first was shot in Iceland by director of photography Filippo Chiesa, with color grading done by Frédéric Savoir at Amazing Digital Studios.

Behind-the-Scenes

While Chiesa was filming, DP Matteo Mezzadri and his crew followed the real world situation of the shoot.

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Panasonic EVA1: “A real cinema monster” – NAB 2017

By Erik Naso

At IBC today I had a chance to talk to DOP Filippo Chiesa about using the Panasonic EVA1 on a short film highlighting the new camera. Filippo had a lot of…

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DaVinci Resolve 14 released

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Ned Soltz)

It just gets better and better, DaVinci Resolve 14

After its NAB 2017 announcement and nine public beta drops, Blackmagic Design has released DaVinci Resolve 14 and DaVinci Resolve Studio 14.

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    Resolve 14 is Out of Beta With a Big Push into Sound and Editing

    By Charles Haine

    Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, long the industry standard color platform, pushes harder into sound and editing with Version 14.

    First announced back at NAB, Resolve has been in public beta throughout the summer, with the last several revisions (starting with at least version 6 in August) being exceptionally stable. As revisions have heated up in the last weeks, with versions 8 and 9 coming fast on the heels of each other, it was likely that the stable release would happen soon, especially with IBC coming up, and now here we are.

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    From:: No Film School

    Get Your Hands on CAME-TV’s Prophet 4-in-1 Gimbal, Now Available for Pre-Order

    By Charles Haine

    Go single-handed or two-handed with CAME-TV’s latest gimbal.

    First announced at NAB, CAME-TV is ready to ship its replacement for the Argo gimbal, the newly designed Prophet, with delivery expected by the end of September 2017.

    The biggest revision to the previous Argo design is the replacement of the proprietary lithium ion batteries with universal Sony BP type batteries in the new Prophet. While some users will be frustrated by the lack of batteries and chargers in the purchase price, moving to a standard battery format is a smart move for CAME and should lead to happier users in the future who will find replacing the battery or finding useable chargers easier.

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    Audio: Filmmaking’s Necessary Evil? – with Sound Designer Cheryl Ottenritter – ON THE GO – Episode 67

    By Fabian Chaundy

    In this episode of cinema5D ON THE GO we talk to sound designer & re-recording mixer Cheryl Ottenritter about all things audio!

    Ah, audio… Although many would think that good filmmaking is primarily down to the images, the truth is that this is in fact an audiovisual medium – and note that the “audio” comes before the “visual”. You are a lot more likely to forgive footage that’s a little shaky or a little noisy and chalk it up to style. Dodgy audio, though? That’s bound to sitck out like a sore thumb.

    For this reason, every shooter needs at least a basic understanding of audio, especially those of you multitasking in small or one-person productions. But what about post? While many out there are capable of adequately placing a lav, booming a shotgun or even decent gain staging, it is when sitting down after the edit is picture-locked that a multi-tasker’s sound skills are often exhausted. This is when you want to get your film over to someone like Cheryl.

    Cheryl Ottenritter is a sound engineer and re-recording mixer with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She runs Ott Haus Audio, a sound post studio in Silver Spring, Maryland, where her day-to-day work includes anything from mixing indie films, scripted television, radio spots or sound work for museums. We caught up with her at NAB 2017, where she was giving a number of talks and panels on topics such as audio for editing in Premiere, 360 VR audio, and narration.

    She also tells us about the latest groundbreaking tools and techniques that have revolutionised the audio work in recent times, such as the latest version of the noise–reduction software Isotope RX.

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    From:: Cinema 5d

    CAME-TV Prophet and CAME-TV Spry gimbals now shipping

    By Elliot Smith

    CAME-TV have started shipping a pair of new gimbals that we first saw at NAB earlier this year. The CAME-TV Prophet is an upgrade to the company’s Argo gimbal for…

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