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A first quick look at Samyang’s new Xeen Cinelenses

Samyang is well known for their “best bang for the buck” line of mechanical lenses, and really, you will be hard pressed to find better performance in that price range. A while ago they started to “cinemize” their lenses, by putting lens gears on them, decklicking the iris etc. and I do a lot of work with them, inducing all sorts of commercials, short films, and…

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Blackmagic URSA – Sanity Check

It took less than 10 minutes after the official NAB announcement, and release of the specs, of the new URSA Mini, that the first guys complained about the lack of a ND filter wheel. And right after that, those infamous petitions kept popping up, regarding  2,5K ProRes, higher frame rates in the Pocket, auto WB, LUTs, noise reduction, andwhatnot.…

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NAB 2015 round-up and thoughts

Soooo, NAB is over. Here are some short thoughts on some of the the new gear, that was shown this year. Redrock Halo focus system Pretty awesome idea, but – depending on the price – rather something you rent, instead of own. Also there is the Andra Motion Focus System, which I think is even…

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SNOW WARS Sonderaufführung im Eden Palast Aachen

SNOW WARS SONDERAUFFÜHRUNG mit Zusatzprogramm im EDEN PALAST AACHEN Preisgekrönte Dokumentation des Aachener Regisseurs Frank Mirbach (Mineworks Film) Erstmalig auf grosser Leinwand ! Mit anschliessender Diashow und Gesprächsrunde mit der Filmcrew im Eden Palast, Franzstraße 45, 52064 Aachen Ticketvorverkauf ab sofort über Cineplex, Aachen http://www.cineplex.de/aachen/aktionen/detail/4265/ Der Norden und Osten der kanadischen Provinz British Columbia wird von…

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Blackmagic-Lichtspiele Addendum

Addendum zum Artikel, erschinen in der  Ausgabe 06-07/14 der PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION       Nach der Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (HD) und der Cinema Camera (2.5K) ist seit Kurzem die Production Camera (4K) erhältlich – welche der drei ist die richtige für mich und mein Projekt? Kameramann Frank Glencairn hat zusammen mit Lukas Schuler die drei…

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Why do you want the best acquisition media money can buy

If you ever paid more (out of your own pocket) than you make in two months, just because you cheapskated on acquisition media, lost all of your data and now re-shoot a whole day, maybe it’s time to think about the quality and reliability of SSD drives.  And don’t ask me how I know that. …