Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios.
Digital camera rental company Alternative Rentals Digital Cinema, Los Angeles, California has augmented its camera offerings with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders.
Arri has announced the initial phase of its camera service support for Latin America. The firm will open a subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil in the third quarter of 2015 to service and maintain all Arri camera products. Arri Brasil, centrally located on Avenida Ibirapuera in Moema, São Paulo, will offer complete support for the full range of Arri cameras and camera accessories The office will function as a full camera service facility servicing all camera models, including Alexa, Alexa XT, and the Amira, Alexa SXT and Alexa Mini cameras offering the new 4K recording modes. Plans are to provide camera maintenance, software upgrades, warranty and non-warranty repairs, as well as training and support for all camera products and camera accessories.
Red Digital Cinema is hosting a grand opening event on June 13th to commemorate the opening of its newest retail store located in Miami, Florida. Situated in the heart of the Wynwood Art District the newly designed space will showcase the latest Red camera innovations and serve as a gallery for works shot on Red.
Cinematographer Doug Farris, owner of Ghost Hand Productions, serving the San Francisco Bay area, recently invested in two Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders, as well as a VariCam HS high-speed camera/recorder.
Nearly 60 percent of the feature films from all selections at the recently wrapped Cannes film festival were shot with Arri equipment and more than 40 percent were captured with the Arri Alexa and Arri cine lenses. Overall, more than half of the festival’s films that were shot digitally used Alexa as their main camera, Arri announced today.
JVC Professional will showcase its new 4K camera product line next week for the first time at 2015 Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles June 5-6. Led by the flagship GY-LS300 Super 35mm camera, which accepts a variety of interchangeable lenses, the new cameras support a variety of workflows with 4K imaging, efficient encoding, and dual SDHC/SDXC card slots.
Leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems Panavision has augmented its equipment inventory with ten VariCam 35 4K cameras.
Chicago motion picture rental house Daufenbach Camera has added the VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder to its equipment roster.
Upcoming indie feature The Great American Movie Hustle follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor.