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.
Sanjeev Chatterjee, professor at the University of Miami School of Communication in Coral Gables, Florida, is shooting a documentary about different approaches to healthy eating. He began gathering interview footage in Europe this summer, and anticipates the multi-year project will grow in scope and take him to locations around the world.
The BBC Natural History Unit has ordered both 4K and high-speed versions of Panasonic VariCam camera. The decision was made following a three-month test shoot, supported directly by Panasonic and Films@59.
Matthews Studio Equipment’s Burbank manufacturing facility is supplying a wide range of grip equipment to support Alex Buono’s 2015 Visual Storytelling Workshop Tour 2.
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.