Sony FS7II Announced!

Sony has announced the new Sony FS7II 4K camera.

The FS7 II builds upon the original FS7 and offers many new features and improvements listed below.

The FS7 II is expected to start shipping in January 2017.

Sony PXW-FS7M2 FS7II Body $10,000

Sony PXW-FS7M2K FS7II Body with SELP-P18110G 18-110mm F4 Servo Lens Kit $13,000

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The original FS7 $8499 , PXW-FS7, will continue to be sold at a lower price point for customers who do not need the new features offered by the FSII.

The PXW-FS7K FS7 28-135mm kit is not longer available and is discontinued.

FS7II Improvements:

Electronic Variable ND Filter

Locking E-Mount with Rotating Collar.  No need to rotate lens.

FS7M2k includes new SELP18110G Super 35mm Servo Lens designed for documentary and film production

Telescopic Arm can be adjusted without tools

Telescopic Arm will be an optional upgrade for the original FS7

Tool-free mechanical design has been introduced to adjust the Smart Grip and viewfinder positions

10 user configurable buttons, 7 on the camera body and 3 on the handgrip

BT.2020 Wideo Color Gamut recording.  FS7 II records directly to ITU-R BT.2020

Updated Pop-Up LCD hood & Improved Eyepiece Hook

Updated XQD card slot that makes it easier to change cards, even when wearing gloves

Power LED light. This helps avoid accidentally leaving the camera on and draining the battery

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Sony also announced the QDG256 256GB memory card for use with FS7 and FS7II cameras.  Pricing and availability have not been announced at this time.

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Check out some of the Sony FS7II videos below.

Canon C700 4K Film The Calling

In the standing Cinema EOS tradition, Canon has released a new film to showcase its camera; check out its new C700 4K film, The Calling. Be sure to change the quality settings on the embedded video to 4K (2160p) to really see the Canon Cinema difference. The new camera’s low light capabilities really shine in the film.

Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC (Titanic, Ant-Man, True Lies) and Director Tyler Stableford.

 

Tyler Stableford talks about shooting with the Canon C700 on his blog at the line below:

Canon C700 Short Film

Directing A Canon Short Film With The New C700 Camera and Russell Carpenter

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RSVP to see the Canon C700 and Canon Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens on November 29!

Sony a6500 (Alpha 6500) Digital Camera Body

Sony USA announces the new Sony a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body.  4K UHD internal recording at 30fps.  The Camera will begin shipping in early December 2016.  Review the information below and be sure to pre-order yours today!

Meet the α6500 — the APS-C interchangeable lens compact camera that puts the power to shoot professional-looking stills and movies solidly in your hands. An enhanced buffer for continuous shooting of up to 307 shots, in-camera 5-axis optical image stabilization, touchscreen control, super-speed AF and High-density Tracking AF Technology extend the range of your shooting capabilities.

Sony | α | α6500 – High quality 4K movie ”Tezutsu (Large hand-held Cylindrical) Fireworks”

For more specs visit our a6500 product page

And feel free to Contact Joe Kelly for shipping times and availability.

Joe Kelly
Media Consultant
(512) 440-1400 ext. 202

Texas Media Systems
4311 Medical Parkway
Austin, TX 78756

 

 

Canon C300 Mark II Used on Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic Film

Canon USA has announced that the C300 Mark II was used on the just released film Before the Flood that was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens.

BAFFIN ISLAND, CANADIAN ARCTIC - (From left to right): Leonardo DiCaprio, Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and Jake Awa, Arctic Guide, Pond Inlet. For two years, Leonardo DiCaprio has criss-crossed the planet in his role as UN messenger of Peace on Climate Change. This film, executive produced by Brett Ratner and Martin Scorsese, follows that journey to find both the crisis points and the solutions to this existential threat to human species. The climate change feature documentary ‘Before the Flood’ airs globally on the National Geographic Channel October 30.

(photo credit: © 2016 RatPac Documentary Films, LLC and Greenhour Corporation, Inc.)

BAFFIN ISLAND, CANADIAN ARCTIC – (From left to right): Leonardo DiCaprio, Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and Jake Awa, Arctic Guide, Pond Inlet.  

(photo credit: © 2016 RatPac Documentary Films, LLC and Greenhour Corporation, Inc.)

Canon C300 Mark II EF Mount 0635C002 Camera Body

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Canon CN-E30-105MM T2.8 7623B002 Cinema Zoom Lens

Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm CN7x17 T2.95 4K 9785B001 Servo Zoom Lens

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MELVILLE, N.Y., October 28, 2016 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Academy Awardâ winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens chose Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras and lenses, including the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II camera, for their new documentary Before the Flood. Directed by Stevens and produced by DiCaprio, the film presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to help prevent catastrophic disruption on our planet. Before the Flood premieres on National Geographic Channel this Sunday, October 30th at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT in 171 countries and 45 languages. Coinciding with the television premiere, Before the Flood will also be released commercial free on a number of digital and streaming platforms around the world, including NatGeoTV.com and Nat Geo TV Apps.

The two filmmakers, known for their environmentally themed documentaries, joined forces for Before the Flood’s two-year production, which follows U.N. Messenger of Peace DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of the complex issue of climate change and investigates concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

“Canon is honored to have been selected as the camera and lenses of choice in the creation of this documentary,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Viewers will see on Sunday, with the clarity of the imagery produced with Cinema EOS products, a compelling picture of the current environmental conditions around the world.”

To capture the stunning visuals of the documentary, cinematographer Antonio Rossi relied on a mix of Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras. He began production with the EOS C500 and EOS-1D C Digital Cinema Cameras, the latter often rigged to a handheld camera stabilizer. They shot portions of the documentary in RAW 4K using the EOS C500 camera in conjunction with an external recorder.

When the EOS C300 Mark II camera was introduced, the production adopted it as their new “A” camera. “The switch to the C300 Mark II camera was seamless and easy, and we were happy to have on-board 4K recording as well as extended color gamut options,” Rossi said. “Overall, we found that Canon Cinema EOS cameras were the perfect tools for this project, as they enabled us to shoot in a variety of configurations while maintaining a consistently beautiful look and image quality.”

Before the Flood mixes interviews with some of the most influential world leaders, with chilling but beautiful footage from locations impacted by our changing global climate. Rossi and his team traveled north of the Arctic Circle to Greenland and to Canada’s Baffin Island to show the rapid ice melts, as well as to Sumatra to capture some palm oil farmers burning rain forest habitat, among other shooting locations.

Rossi primarily outfitted his cameras with the Canon CN-E 30-105mm T2.8 compact zoom lens and the CN-E 17-120mm T2.95-3.9 CINE-SERVO lens.

Before the Flood is vital viewing for anyone who has any doubts about humanity’s role in global climate change,” Rossi said. “Working with Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio on the film was a magical and elucidating journey.”

For more information about Canon Cinema EOS cameras and lenses, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at cinemaeos.usa.canon.com

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

Canon C300 Mark II Cine-Servo 17-120 Package $39,070 ($48,070 – $9,000 Instant Rebate)

Canon C700 Footage Aston Martin Hackett

Check out the Canon C700 video and BTS from Canon Europe for Aston Martin Hackett.

The Canon C700 is expected to ship in November 2016 and is available in three configurations:  EF, PL, and PL with Global Shutter.

Texas Media Systems will have the Canon C700 and the 18-80mm Cine-Servo Lens In-Store at our show on Tuesday November 29th!

Click below to be added to the C700 Waiting list:

Canon C700 EF Mount $28,000

Canon C700 PL Mount $28,000

Canon c700 PL Mount with Global Shutter $30,000

“Chris Clarke was the DoP on the shoot and he was using the EOS C700, which was a pre-production version and I think the only one in the world at that time. In a project of this size I have to distance myself from the kit and concentrate on directing. It’s all about finding the right people for the job and Chris and I had worked on an RNLI project before and got on really well. Plus I liked his approach. If you have got an ambitious shot list, actors and a performance you don’t want to be bogged down with the technical. That’s really important and that’s why Chris was brought in.” – Clive Booth

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Canon C700 PL with 30-300mm Cinema Zoom Lens
Canon C700 PL with 30-300mm Cinema Zoom Lens

 

Canon C100 MKII Firmware Update 1.0.3.1.00

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With Canon C100 Mark II Cameras running firmware version 1.0.2.1.00 or older, there have been some issues with using the aperture with certain lenses. Find Canon’s statement and the full list of lenses here. 

Download the new V1.0.3.1.00 firmware to avoid any issues with your F-stops in the future. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page- Click Firmware to download the new firmware for Mac OS or Windows.

The Canon C100 Mark II is now in stock at Texas Media Systems.

Body Only

Body w/ Canon 24-105mm EF Lens

Body w/ Canon 18-135mm EF Lens

Body w/ Atomos Ninja

Wedding/Documentary Kit with Ronin-M and Sennheiser EW Wireless Lav

Apply to lease the Canon C100 Mark II with Texas Media Systems today!

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Canon C700 and 18-80mm Cine-Servo Lens Show at Texas Media Systems on Tuesday, November 29th

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On Tuesday, November 29th. A representative from Canon will be visiting Texas Media Systems to demo the brand new C700 and Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 COMPACT-SERVO Cinema Zoom Lens (EF Mount).

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  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • EF Cinema Lock Type Mount
  • 15 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 4K up to 60 fps, 2K/HD up to 240 fps
  • Proxy Recording to SD Cards
  • XF-AVC and ProRes Recording to CFast 2.0
  • Raw Recording Option

 

18-80 Cine-Servo Highlights18_80_canon_lens

  • Covers Super 35 & APS-C Formats
  • EF Mount
  • T4.4 Constant Maximum Aperture
  • 9-Blade Iris
  • Parfocal with Minimized Focus Breathing
  • Compatible with Servo Lens Controllers
  • Image Stabilization & Auto Focus Support
  • 2.65 lb

 

Get a sneak peak at the C700 in action.

Sony Announces PXW-Z450 4K 2/3″ Pricing

Sony announced the PXW-Z450 4K 2/3” camera pricing this weekend at $27,100 with a December 2016 ETA.
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The PXW-Z450 is Sony’s new 4K shoulder camcorder that shoots 4K QFHD (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p. It can also shoot HD in XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP workflow standards. It utilizes a specially-developed Exmor® R 4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor. The PXW-Z450 allows the use of a wide range of commercially-available B4 mount lenses without requiring any optical attachments or extenders. The camcorder includes the same features as the PXW-X450 Full HD camcorder, with exceptional weight balance and low power consumption.

Sony also announced the CBK-Z450UK 4K Upgrade for PXW-X400 to PXW-X450 Upgrade Kits.

Pricing is $12,900 with a March 2017 ETA. Pre-Order with Texas Media Systems

The PXW-Z450 will be available on the 0% 12 Month Lease Financing Promo.
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Sony XDCAM Price Increase Takes Effect TOMORROW! FS5, FS7, Z150

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Several of Sony’s 4K XDCAM S35 Models are set for a price increase tomorrow, September 15th. This includes the popular FS5, FS7, and Z150 cameras. Luckily, current prices will be honored on orders placed today! This includes pre-orders, back-orders, and lease applications!

Here’s a look at the popular cameras being affected — click through each link to place an order:

Contact us immediately if you have any questions; we’re literally counting the hours until these low prices disappear.

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Sony Announces E PZ 18–110mm F4 G OSS Power Zoom Lens

Sony E PZ 18–110mm F4 G OSS

Sony has announced the SELP18110G E PZ 18-110mm G OSS Lens for Super 35 mm/APS-C professional 4K productions. With a constant maximum aperture of F4 and a lightweight design, the SELP18110G is perfect for run and gun, mobile and handheld camera work

Sony SELP18110G

One of the main features of the SELP18110G is its design and construction. Sony’s Smooth Motion Optics minimizes focus breathing, axial shift, and focus shift. These problems are commonly found on many DSLR lenses, but the SELP18110G helps to alleviate these complications.

The 18-110mm zoom offers a wide range of coverage frequently used for Super 35mm/APS-C 4K productions. It features lag-free manual zooms and smooth powered zooms without overshoot and undershoot. The direction of the zoom ring is switchable, and users are able to obtain a smooth, slow powered zoom with ease.

A compact, lightweight design makes this lens ideal for situations that require mobility for active handheld camera work.

The SELP18110G will be available soon for a retail price of $3499.99. Preorder yours from Texas Media Systems today!

SONY E PZ 18–110MM F4 G OSS LENS – $3499