Digital Cine Cameras

by Zack Young ·Posted
It’s not often we see camera companies release higher-cost, lower-resolution versions of existing models, but with FREEFLY, innovation and creativity take priority. Case in point, the newly announced Ember S2.5K camera, a costlier cousin of the popular Ember S5K. By cutting the resolution in half, the S2.5K can achieve astonishingly high frame rates—2.5K at 2277 fps, 2K at 2900 fps, and up to 3563 fps with a heavier crop.
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
As the popularity of cine-style broadcast capture only continues to grow, you can now count on ARRI’s new ALEXA 35 Live multicamera system to seamlessly integrate the unique ARRI look into your live productions. This version of the notably popular ALEXA 35 camera offers the cinematic ARRI look in a broadcast-friendly, fiber-based setup. The ALEX 35 Live system comprises the 4K ALEXA 35 Live camera, the LPS-1 Live Production System with a fiber camera adapter and base station, the Skaarhoj RCP (remote control panel), and dedicated multicamera
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Matt vs. Matt is back, and this time they're comparing the Canon EOS R5C and C500 Mark II. Which of these cinema cameras is right for you? 0:00 - In This Video 0:21 - R5 C Specs 1:20 - C500 II 2:11 - Set Up Time 3:45 - Portability Test 6:03 - Test Footage 7:30 - And the Winner is...
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Is the Canon EOS R5C right for cinematic filmmaking? Join Matt Zefi as he creates a woodsy, moody short film. You'll see how he builds his camera rig, how the C-Log 3 footage looks, how this camera performs in low light, and more. 0:000 - Today's Shoot 0:38 - Building Out Camera and Specs 1:15 - Opening Scene 2:16 - Filming Handheld and with Gimbal 3:15 - Slow Motion and Low Light 4:22 - Indoor 7:31 - Final Scene 8:30 -
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
It has been a busy week with some major announcements, some minor announcements, and one very interesting bit of news. Cameras are always king here at B&H, so the Leica SL3 is the key launch this week. The third time around seems to be the charm, with improvements to almost every aspect of the camera. Shure also had some fun news this week, with the release of the
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Nikon, one of the most well-known and highly regarded players in the photography and optics world, is set to acquire RED Digital Cinema. While Nikon has continued to bolster the video features on its latest mirrorless cameras, the brand has yet to make any true digital cinema cameras. By acquiring RED, Nikon will now be able to expand into the digital cinema market. This news is intriguing for many reasons. Nikon has been showing a growing interest in digital cinema production, with each new camera offering more and more "pro" features. The
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
It has been a busy week involving many product categories here at B&H, with Hasselblad representing the photo corner, RED coming in hot with a major video announcement, and numerous brands making big announcements in the audio world during the NAMM 2024 show. We’ll recap all of this, plus some of our regular creative programming from this week. Hasselblad’s Latest V-System Back Goes to 100 This week, Hasselblad announced the
by Jordan Gallant ·Posted
The new DJI Ronin 4D-8K 4-Axis Cinema Camera 8K Combo and Zenmuse X9-8K Gimbal Camera offer different options for videographers to upgrade their preexisting configuration for 8K image capture. You can keep the familiar modular Ronin 4D design with embedded CineCore 3.0 image
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Welcome to Filmmaking 101, where we offer some tips on how to go about creating your movie masterpiece. Read on to discover suggestions for your pre-production, production, and post-production phases. Pre-Production Scriptwriting You have your idea for an arthouse masterpiece or an action-based blockbuster; now how do you translate that into a script―the backbone of your production? You can use MS Word, Google Docs, or another document program. But using dedicated screenwriting software provides the standard formatting, outline tools,
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Fresh from its release at IBC 2023, in Amsterdam, the E2-M5G Cinema Camera from Z CAM is poised to please sports and action shooters alike. This latest entry in the Z CAM compact cine camera line boasts a global shutter for reducing or eliminating motion blur, high-speed capture at up to 116 fps in UHD 4K, and an impressive 16 stops of dynamic range. Built around a dual-gain Micro Four Thirds sensor, the E2-M5G’s supported
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
If you haven't gotten your fill of new products after last week's Bild Expo—and there was a cornucopia of news—then we have another exciting week for you. In the leadup to IBC, which opens today in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, we will be sharing multiple announcements with a good mix of photo and cinema products. IBC 2023 starts on Friday, September 15, 2023, in Amsterdam. Stay tuned for announcements of new gear for film and TV production. Perhaps the biggest news is the launch of the
by Bruno Derlin ·Posted
In the leadup to IBC 2023, Blackmagic Design hosted a major livestream during which it announced a list of new products—including the full-frame Cinema Camera 6K, with the same form factor as the Pocket series. Also announced are larger versions of the ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel with 20 and 30 buttons, a large Videohub 80x80 12G, upgraded Micro Studio Camera 4K G2, and a Studio Camera 4K Plus G2. Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Plus G2,
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Designed for the high mobility so often required for solo shooting, Sony's new CineAlta BURANO 8K Digital Cinema Camera ups your cine-style game by offering up to 8.6K capture in a compact, full-frame form. Unique in-camera stabilization for E- and PL-mount lenses, Fast Hybrid Autofocus, and an easily adjustable ND filter enhance single-user capture and seamless image matching makes the BURANO camera ideal for use as your
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Jabari Holder tests the video quality of almost every entry-level ZEISS digital cinema lens available, from the CP.3 and LWZ.3 series. He also compares them to the Zeiss Otus, Milvus, Loxia, and Batis lenses. 0:00 - Introduction 0:52 - The Zeiss Look 1:52 - Photo vs. Cine Lenses 7:19 - CP.3 8:51 - LWZ.3 10:21 - Otus 11:23 - Milvus 12:23 - Loxia 13:26 - Batis 14:05 - Final Thoughts Are you a ZEISS fan? Tell us why in the Comments section, below.
by Stepan Andranikian ·Posted
Imagine you're in the process of actualizing your lifelong cinema dreams, only to be dissuaded by the astonishing prices of camera gear―and I don’t blame you! Price tags on camera equipment can be quite discouraging, and it's not uncommon for a lens to cost more than the camera itself, especially if we’re talking cinema glass. However, before you throw your dreams of snagging that Academy Award for Best Cinematography in the proverbial trash can, there are plenty of economical, high-quality cinema lens options available to accommodate just