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.

Sony QDG256

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!

Canon Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema Camera with 4.5K Sensor

Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera

Canon announced today their new flagship cinema camera: the EOS C700. This shoulder-mounted cinema camera features a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor and 15 stops of dynamic range with rolling shutter. There is also a global shutter option for the C700 with 14 stops of dynamic range (global shutter available for PL Mount only).  Canon’s famous Dual Pixel AF is present in the C700, along with built-in ND Filters.

The Canon EOS C700 is capable of internal 10-bit 4K recording up to 59.94 in XF-AVC. For the first time in a Canon camera ProRes is a recording option, giving users 10-bit 422HQ in 4K at 30fps and ProRes 4444 at 12-bit in 2K. The C700 internally records to CFast 2.0 Cards, and an SD card slot for recording XF-AVC proxies, photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and more. There is also an optional Codex CDX-36150 external recorder that attaches to the back of the C700 via the V-Mount plate. Recording to the CDX-36150 enables 4.5K RAW up to 100fps and 4K RAW up to 120fps. Users can also record 4K ProRes at 60fps and 2K/HD ProRes up to 120fps in 10-bit, along with 12-bit ProRes 444 XQ at 60fps.

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Recording Specifications:

XF-AVC

4096×2160 YCC422 10 bit/3840×2160 YCC422 10 bit
2048×1080 YCC422 10 bit/1920×1080 YCC422 10 bit
2048×1080 RGB444 12 bit/1920×1080 RGB444 12 bit
2048×1080 RGB444 10 bit/1920×1080 RGB444 10 bit

Bit Rate: 810/440/410/310/225/210/170/160/ 90Mbps Intra-frame
50 Mbps Long GOP

ProRes

4096×2160 YCC422 10bit/3840×2160 YCC422 10bit
2048×1080 YCC422 10bit/1920×1080 YCC422 10bit
2048×1080 RGB444 12bit/1920×1080 RGB444 12bit

Bit Rate: Prores4444/ProRes422HQ /ProRes422

XF-AVC (Proxy)

2048×1080 YCC420 8 bit/1920×1080 YCC420 8 bit

Bit Rate: 24/35Mbps Long GOP

RAW (with optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder)

4096×2160

Bit Depth: 12/10 bit

Canon EOS C700 Camera

Other features of the Canon EOS C700 include:

  • Canon Log, Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3.
  • B4 Lens Support.
  • Anamorphic De-Squeeze.
  • Optional Detachable remote panel.
  • 12V and 24V power outputs.
  • Optional Canon EVF-V70 OLED High Resolution Viewfinder.
  • Optional Canon SG-1 Shoulder-Style Grip Unit.

Canon C700 PL Mount Cinema EOS Camera

The Canon EOS C700, C700 PL and C700 GS PL are expected to be available in December 2016. Pre-order from Texas Media Systems today! See below for C700 models and pricing.

Canon C700 EF Mount Cinema EOS Camera – $28,000

Canon C700 PL Mount Cinema EOS Camera – $28,000

Canon C700 GS PL Mount Cinema EOS Camera with Global Shutter – $30,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atomos Shogun & Ninja Flame – HDR & High Brightness Launch

The Atomos Flame Series delivers the world’s most advanced 7” field monitor, delivering the luminance detail of Log with HDR Post Production color accuracy for the first time in a field monitor. The AtomHDR engine not only resolves HDR brightness detail, with 10-bit monitor processing it also resolves 64 times more color information than traditional 8-bit panels. For Rec709 standard dynamic range scenes the 1500nits brightness aids with outdoor shooting as does the upgraded power management system that will keep you shooting longer in the field. Of course you also get the professional 4K/HD ProRes/DNxHR Recording, Playback and Editing that has made Atomos famous.

Continue reading “Atomos Shogun & Ninja Flame – HDR & High Brightness Launch”

Canon C300 Mark II Tutorial Series

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera takes the agility of the original EOS C300 and dials it up a notch. In this video tutorial series, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor, Jem Schofield, take a look at the new internal and external features of this camera and how it compares and differs from its predecessor. These videos will give you the information you need to make the most of this camera system and hit the ground running in any production environment.

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This video is an overview of the camera: button placement, menu options, and hardware changes such as the battery, LEMO connector and accessory cables. Continue reading “Canon C300 Mark II Tutorial Series”

Panasonic GH4 Pricing and ETA Update

Panasonic announced pricing and updated availability for the new GH4 4K Camera.

The GH4 Body and 4K Video Interface will be available for purchase separately in May 2014.

Kits will be available in June 2014.

Here’s the GH4 pre-order links below:

GH4 Body $1699.99 ETA May 2014

4K Video Interface Unit DMC-YAGH $1999.99 ETA May 2014

GH4 Kit with the 4K Video Interface Unit $3299.99 ETA June 2014

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Panasonic LUMIX GH4 “The Land of South Kyushu – Where Fire and Water Gush Out” in 4K by Takehito Miyatake

LUMIX GH4 Special gallery:

 

Blackmagic 4K Production Camera arrives at Texas Media Systems

Blackmagic 4K Production Cameras have started to arrive at Texas Media Systems.

Thanks to Tim at Projection Films for letting us take a couple of pictures of his new camera before we shipped it out!

Pre-order online for $2995 at Texas Media Systems.

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Blackmagic 4K Production Camera Start Shipping with a Reduced Price of $2995

Blackmagic responded to the Panasonic GH4 announcement with a price drop of their 4k camera and news that their 4K camera has started to ship.

Texas Media Systems expects to see our first Blackmagic 4K camera arrive next week.

You can place a pre-order online here on our website.  We’ll bill your credit card when we have a camera to ship.

Its an exciting time to be a camera buyer.

Blackmagic 4K Camera Price Reduced to $2995 at Texas Media Systems