Panasonic today unveiled the VariCam LT, representing the next generation of 4K cinema cameras. The VariCam LT camcorder inherits the same super 35mm sensor and imaging capabilities of the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price.
The upcoming dramatic series Containment, slated for a mid-season premiere on the CW Television Network, follows an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. The series was shot by co-directors of photography William Wages ASC and John Smith with four VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders.
Today, Red Digital Cinema and Avid announced that Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD recording formats will be coming to Red’s DSMC2 line of professional cameras including, Weapon, Scarlet-W and Red Raven.
On the heels of celebrating 50 years of manufacturing Super 8 film, Kodak is launching an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers as well as meeting the needs of top directors, indie filmmakers and others who appreciate the art and craft of filmmaking.
Red Digital Cinema has unveiled the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, the Scarlet-W. Joining the Red Raven and Weapon in the latest generation of Red cameras, the company says Scarlet-W is a versatile, feature-rich, and intuitive option for professional shooters.
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of Barry Green's A Guide to the Panasonic AG-DVX200 Camera, a comprehensive reference e-book for customers and users of the new AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3-inch handheld camcorder. The book can be downloaded free at http://info.panasonic.com/dvx200-ebook.html.
Red Digital Cinema has unveiled the latest addition to its line of professional cameras, Red Raven. Weighing in at just 3.5 lbs, Red Raven is designed for shooting documentaries, online content creation, indie filmmaking, or with drones and gimbals.
Panavision is opening a satellite office Pinewood Atlanta Studios this month. For camera crews shooting at Pinewood, Panavision’s new high-tech workspace houses a full range of filmmaking equipment with a large area for prep and testing, and access to the company’s specialists in production solutions.
IDX has released the AT-E2CMKII – an Endura V-Mount battery adaptor plate for Canon’s new C300 Mark II camera.
Sony is expanding its line of large sensor 4K technologies with the PXW-FS5 compact Super 35mm camera. The new model rounds out Sony’s line of 4K professional cameras, filling an important niche between cameras like Sony’s PXW-FS7 and the NEX-FS700, or complementing Sony’s new consumer α7R II and α7S II models.