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Racing up Pikes Peak

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 13:19 -- Nick Dager

To capture the danger, excitement and beauty of a racing competition that has been around for a century a team of young, innovative and resourceful filmmakers and builders worked together to mold a story around an up-and-coming star in the motorsport field and give audiences a riveting, personal look at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Panavision Integrates Cooke’s /i Technology

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:38 -- Nick Dager

Panavision has joined the growing list of companies to support Cooke Optics’ /i Technology , pledging to build support for Cooke Optics’ /i Technology protocol into its portfolio in the future. Cooke's /i Technology is an open metadata protocol that enables film and digital cameras to automatically record key lens data for every frame shot and provide it to post-production teams digitally.

Panavision Unveils Millennium DXL 8K Camera

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 14:12 -- Nick Dager

Panavision has introduced the Millennium DXL Camera, developed through an unprecedented combination of three companies’ contributions: large format optics and modular accessories from Panavision, a brand new 8K sensor from Red Digital Cinema, and new color science and optimized workflow from Light Iron.

Guardians 2 Turns to Red 8K, Codex

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:30 -- Nick Dager

Director James Gunn is using Red’s 8K Weapon camera on Marvel’s latest cosmic adventures in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Behind-the-scenes, Codex workflow systems, operated by Santa Monica, London and Atlanta based production services company Shed, are enabling the smooth and speedy transition of a river of 8K data from on-set into post production. The cinematographer on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is Henry Braham BSC, who previously used Red Epic cameras on The Legend of Tarzan. He is one of the first DPs to deploy the new Red Weapon camera, fitted with the 8K Red Dragon sensor, on a long-form show, describing it as “the little big camera. Perfectly counterintuitive. And perfect for this production.”

Honoring International Women’s Day

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 13:46 -- Nick Dager

Award-winning cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC recently shot a two-minute public service announcement for YouTube honoring International Women’s Day. The spot profiles seven YouTube creators from around the world who serve as Change Ambassadors in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, using their voices to stand up for gender equality.

Panasonic Lowers Prices on VariCam LT 4K Super 35 Cinema Cameras

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:41 -- Nick Dager

Panasonic has announced a number of cost-saving camera kit packages for the recently unveiled VariCam LT Super 35mm Cinema Camera, which begins shipping later this month. In addition, Panasonic has announced a 40-price reduction in the cost of expressP2 cards, the media used for recording on the VariCam LT and VariCam 35 cinema cameras as well as the VariCam HS action camera.

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