Canon has announced a multi-feature firmware update for the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera. The batch of feature upgrades coming via a firmware update will help to improve workflow and functionality for filmmakers. The firmware update will be available as a free download on December 8.
Capturing and producing high-quality dynamic and fast-paced vehicle footage creates some of the most testing logistical challenges that film, television, and commercial production teams contend with. Kala, a production, and dynamic camera movement company based in Canada, is all too aware of the challenges of shooting moving vehicles.
Adobe announced today that its cloud-based video-collaboration capabilities for its Frame.io division will be built directly into cameras from Red and Fujifilm. The company calls this the purest expression yet of a decade’s worth of efforts to create camera-to-cloud integrations that connect production units with the remote teams that subsequently work on the resulting video and stills.
Low budget films with a captivating story and compelling cinematography can compete with films budgeted in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It’s a lesson proven by the Netflix independent feature Purple Hearts from director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum and cinematographer Matt Sakatani Roe. Purple Hearts became number seven in Netflix’s Most Popular Films List just 28 days after its release on July 29 with 220.6 million hours watched. It also became the number one film on Netflix in the UK within one week of its premiere.
The Society of Camera Operators is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Awards. All submissions must be for technology that is used by the camera operator and camera crew during production, and applications must be submitted by November 30, 2022. The winning award recipients will be presented in-person at the SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards dinner and celebration on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at the Loews Hollywood Hot
Sony Electronics has released the Venice Extension System 2 for expanded flexibility and version 2.00 firmware update.
SMPTE Hollywood will explore the latest developments in camera color science and their impact on production and post-production at its monthly meeting slated for August 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the historic Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The event is free and open to everyone.
Teradek and Sony Electronics have announced an integration that will provide productions in the cine and broadcast markets with greater flexibility in camera-to-cloud workflows. Sony’s Ci Media Cloud will natively integrate with Serv 4K and Prism Flex, Teradek’s 4K high dynamic range encoding systems. Now, any camera used on-set, in-studio, or remotely will be able to upload footage to Ci directly from Teradek’s encoders.
Atomos has released the latest firmware update for Shogun Connect and Atomos Connect that will now enable Frame.io camera to cloud workflows. This means an unprecedented number of digital cinema mirrorless, and DSLR cameras can deliver media directly from production to post. With Atomos and C2C every filmmaker canaccelerate their workflow, collaborate in real-time, and support remote team members, no matter the location, budget, or camera.
Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's film, The Rescue tells the story of the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue in which twelve boys from the Wild Boars Football club and their coach were trapped in a flooded cave complex in Thailand. Documenting the huge risks taken by a team of specialist divers during the rescue, the production combines documentary footage with painstaking dramatic reconstructions shot by top underwater cinematographer Ian Seabrook.