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.
Clairmont Camera, Hollywood, California, has invested in Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The equipment is immediately available to clients of Clairmont’s five offices in Hollywood, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Albuquerque. New Mexico.
AJA Video Systems has launched #TryCion, a new promotion seeding 100 Cion cameras with qualified shooters. This new program, currently only available in North America, provides filmmakers, cinematographers and camera operators with easy access to Cion to see and experience the camera first hand in production.
Canon has introduced the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera for cinema, documentary, event and commercial videography. As the latest addition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional cameras, the EOS C300 Mark II features evolutionary updates including a new 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm Cinema CMOS Sensor, new Dual DIGIC DV 5 Processors and a new Canon XF-AVC Codec that allows 10-bit 4:2:2 4K image data to be recorded internally, and an expanded dynamic range of up to 15 stops.
Red Digital Cinema will unveil the Red Weapon, the latest digital camera to be added to the 6K Dragon sensor line, at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas April 13-16.
Arri has introduced Alexa SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras, which the company says represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the Alexa family. Retaining foundation on which Alexa is built, Alexa SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.