Some SanDisk CFexpress card readers bundled with C500 MarkII kits have been experiencing issues properly seating cards, making transferring data impossible. Canon and SanDisk are aware of this problem and are working towards a solution.
No matter which amazing sensor you choose, the RED RANGER camera system will feature the same compact, standardized camera body, weighing around 7.5 pounds (depending on whether the user chooses the V-Lock or Gold Mount variant). RANGER comes complete with a comprehensive I/O array to satisfy power-hungry studio configurations, and boasts a large fan for quiet, more efficient temperature management.
RED Ranger Features:
• Integrated I/O’s • Three SDI outputs (two mirrored and one independent) • Support for wider input voltage (11.5-32V) • 24V & 12V power outs (two of each) • 12V P-Tap port • Integrated 5-pin XLR stereo audio input (line/mic/+48V selectable) • Genlock, timecode, USB, and control • Shimmed PL mount • Large diameter fan provides improved thermal performance • Available in V-Lock or Gold Mount variants
RED Ranger prices below for the Monstro, Helium and Gemini sensors.
Have you ever wanted to know everything about Panasonic’s AG-CX350 camcorder? Well good news! Writer and Filmmaker Barry Green has put out a new series of instructional videos that covers exactly that.
Some copy from Panasonics release on this:
The AG-CX350 is the industry’s lightest 4K 10-bit fixed-lens camcorder and includes HDR recording, 4K 10-bit 60p capture and is equipped with the RTMP/RTSP/RTP protocol for live streaming and NDI | HX-ready IP connection. A few topics that A Guide To The Panasonic AG-CX350 Camcorder include are:
Introducing the next generation
handheld 4K digital film camera!
The revolutionary new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is the camera you’ve been asking for! It features an all new handheld design that puts the latest advanced digital film technology into the palm of your hand! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600. That means you get stunning HDR images and incredible low light performance! The external controls give you quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makesit easy to frame shots, focus accurately and changecamera settings. Images are recorded ontostandard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in Blackmagic RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second! In addition, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has an MFT lens mount, built-in microphones, mini XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth, USB-C Expansion Port and more!
Blackmagic RAW added to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
The new Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update adds support for Blackmagic RAW to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, giving you the quality of full, visually lossless camera RAW images, with the size and speed of traditional video file formats! Because the files are so small, you’ll be able to record much longer programs on the media you already own. You’ll also be able to change parameters such as exposure, saturation, midtone detail, and more. Best of all, just like traditional RAW formats, these changes are completely non-destructive! You’ll be able to choose between 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1 constant bit-rate recording or between constant quality Q0 and Q5 recording. With Blackmagic RAW 12:1, you can record more than 2 hours of 4K DCI footage to a single 256GB SD UHS-II card, giving you stunning cinematic quality images on incredibly small, inexpensive cards!
Elegant Modern Design
The portable handheld design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you incredible mobility without sacrificing features. The highly compact form factor features a carbon fiber reinforced composite body that makes it extremely durable and lightweight so you can take it anywhere. You get a super bright 5” screen, 4 built in microphones, built in recorders and external buttons and dials that give you fast access to the most important functions. That means you can quickly check framing and focus, capture audio andrecord your files without having to carry around extra monitors, microphones, recorders and cables. You also get lots of mounting points, a mini XLR input with phantom power, Bluetooth control and more. With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K you get a fully featured portable digital film camera that’s flexible and expandable!
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Bundles / Kits In Stock!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you the professional features you need, all in a portable and affordable design that can be used anywhere. It’s perfect for shooting independent films and documentaries, fashion shows, travel blogs, web videos, weddings, corporate video, sports and more. The incredible image quality, advanced Blackmagic Design color science and Blackmagic RAW recording features let you shoot images that rival professional digital film cameras costing tens of thousands more. That means you get the image quality youneed to seamlessly mix footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with other types of cameras used on high end Hollywood feature films and episodic television shows!
In what seems like the endless stream of Full-Frame Mirrorless camera announcements this summer a new contender has just entered the ring!
Exciting New Specs
Earlier today at Photokina Panasonic announced the Lumix S1 and S1R. Similar to Sony and Nikon’s recent offerings the new Lumix camera will come in two flavors. The S1 will feature 24 megapixel resolution and the slightly up-spec’d S1R will have 47 megapixel resolution.
Other key spec’s that Panasonic is touting for the camera is it’s dual image stabilization, 3-axis tilty-flippy LCD screen, Dual XQD/SD card slots, 100% weather sealing and of all things resistance to low temperatures (Panasonic appears to be trying to shake Canon and Nikon’s strangle hold on the nature and adventure photographer market).
One last feature that the New Lumix will feature is 4K 60p recording (50p for all you PAL folks). The S series is the first, and so far only, full-frame mirrorless to feature 4K 60p recording. THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!
New Collaborative Mount
Panasonic will also be introducing a new mount to go along with the new cameras. The L-mount is relatively new product of a collaboration between Leica, Sigma and Panasonic. The mount is 51.6mm in diameter and has a 20mm flange distance. The new specs puts it squarely between Sony’s E mount and the new Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts in terms of size and ability to use adapters.
Outside of 4K 60p recording and 24/47MP sensors not many other details have been released about the new camera’s features. Given the camera’s Lumix lineage it’s safe to assume that the S1 and S1R will have similar max shutter speed and other video modes to the GH5.
Exact Release date and Pricing TBA
Panasonic has announced that the S1 and S1R will be released in early 2019.
Pricing for the camera has not been announced. Going by the competition it is safe to assume the bodies will be around $2000 for the S1 and $3000 for the S1R.
They did not confirm any lenses that will be releasing with the cameras. However, they did announce a commitment to expand the lineup of S-series compatible lenses to more than 10 by 2020. They mentioned 3 lenses in this expanded lineup specifically.
So far a 50mm f1.4, a 24-105mm, and a 70-200mm lens were included in the press release. (No max aperture for the 24-105 and the 70-200 were announced.) Based on some of the photos used during the Photokina presentation, it is safe to assume that these lenses will be released with S1 and S1R. The 24-105mm will likely be a kit option.
Currently, the only L-mount lenses are from Leica. They have 11 full-frame L-mount lenses in production at the time of writing.
With Panasonic entering the game it is now undeniable that full-frame mirrorless is (or at least will soon become) the new standard in Photography. Panasonic has lead the way in introducing rock solid video performance in a small package with it’s Lumix GH series cameras.
It’s too soon to say if there will be any major video improvements over the GH5 and GH5s, but the introduction of a full-frame sensor will make the new cameras much more appealing to crossover shooters.
Without official confirmation on pricing and a few other key video features (looking at you 4:2:2 10bit internal) it’s hard to tell how these will stack up against the A7iii and A7riii. If the S1 and S1R come in within a few hundred dollars of the current A7 series lineup, Panasonic will be rocking Sony’s full-frame boat pretty hard.
Overall the Lumix S1 and S1R pack a lot of great features into a single camera which will make Panasonic an increasingly viable alternative for professional photographers who want to switch to mirrorless and videographers who need rock solid video in a full-frame package.
The Full Photokina Panel
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Host Jem Schofield gives an overview of the Canon C200 and C200B digital cinema camera systems. This episode explains the differences and similarities of the two models, takes a look at the design features, external accessories, sensor, processors, recording capabilities, touchscreen LCD, electronic viewfinder, inputs and outputs. Get familiar with the location and functions of the camera’s buttons, dials and controls.
Setting Up for Shooting – Part 1
In this episode, host Jem Schofield explains the Function (FUNC) button controls, examining White Balance, Iris and Shutter control, and the options when adjusting white balance, shutter, gain and aperture to achieve great results.
Setting Up for Shooting – Part 2
Explore some of the key Menu features and how to set up the Menu for your projects. Host Jem Schofield looks at buttons, dials and switches, activating LUTs, saving and loading camera settings, time code, video outputs, assignable buttons, the Status menu, My Menu features, and more.
Host Jem Schofield explains the audio recording and monitoring capabilities of the Canon EOS C200 and C200B cameras. He walks you through setting up either 2-channel or 4-channel recording, and shows how to adjust and monitor the microphone levels using the Mic terminal, XLR inputs and camera body microphone.
Shooting with the Camera
In this video, host Jem Schofield demonstrates strategies for shooting with the Canon EOS C200 and C200B for best results. He goes in-depth about shooting with the cameras including the Focus Guide, focus assistance functions, recording formats (Cinema RAW Light/MP4), Color Space, Gamma and Custom Pictures/HDR settings, HDR/LUT options, exposure recommendations using the waveform, proxy recording, and more.
Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus Features
In this video, host Jem Schofield demonstrates the key features of Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus and touchscreen control of autofocus to get you ready for shooting with this important camera option.
Special Recording Modes & Browser Remote
Take a close look at Special Recoding Modes and explore the options for remote control operation of Canon’s EOS C200 and C200B camera systems. Host Jem Schofield takes a close look at slow motion recording options based upon recording format. Also, look at how to remotely operate the cameras when they are out of reach by using the Browser Remote feature and a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Cinema RAW Light & Post Production
Host Jem Schofield is joined by post-production experts Loren Simons and Nicholas Recano to explore the best practices for working with Cinema RAW Light in a variety of post-production workflows including Cinema RAW Development software, BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve, and Avid Media Composer. Also, visit Canon Burbank’s DI Suite to examine at the intricacies of finishing a project with an OpenEXR/Aces finish using SGO’s Mistika color grading and finishing system.
Savings Over Purchasing Each Product Individually:
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Canon C200 Triple Lens Kit
Cool Savings, Bro:
The C200 Triple Lens Kit is priced at $11,999 and qualifies for Canon’s promotional financing program (0% for 24 months, 1.99% for 36 months). Canon expects to start shipping this kit at the end of 2017 — a fast approaching deadline! If you’re interested in this kit, you can always preorder online or with one of our sales associates. If you’re interested in financing this package for as low as $310/month, apply online in minutes with our online application for lease credit.
The kit includes:
EOS C200 Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Battery Pack BP-A30
Battery Charger CG-A20
AC Adapter CA-A10
Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200B
Shoulder Strap SS-1200
Canon also announced two different kits for the EOS C700: the EOS C700 MultiDyne 4K Kit and the EOS C700 MultiDyne HD kit. These kits expand the current C700 EF 19mm ARRI Pro Kit with either a 4K or 3G camera back and base station from MultiDyne. We’ll be posting more information on those kits as it becomes available.
Canon USA announced an expansion to their Cinema EOS Line in a press release this morning, the EOS C200 and EOS C200B. We had a chance to get our hands on this camera before the announcement and made this video breaking down the major features and innovations:
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera is a “ready-to- go” production camera that comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder and an array of accessories including a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor, a versatile handle and ergonomic handgrip. The camera can record internal 4K RAW to a CFast™ 2.0 card in our new Cinema RAW Light format without compromising detail, as well as 4K UHD and Full HD in MP4 format to SD cards. The 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, full compatibility with Canon EF-mount lenses, and HDR capability help make the EOS C200 ideal for film, documentary and television production, corporate and event videography, and newsgathering.
The EOS C200B version comes as a standalone camera body, excluding the built-in electronic viewfinder, LCD monitor, handle and handgrip. This will allow the user the flexibility to customize the camera with a wide range of accessories to fit their specific needs. The EOS C200B’s smaller form factor allows it to be used in tighter spaces, and more easily attached to a gimbal or drone.
Canon’s announcement included the pricelist of $7,499.00 for the C200 and $5,999.00 for the EOS C200B models. Though Canon’s popular 0% Financing Promotion for its Cinema EOS Line has not yet been extended to include the C200 or C200B, even with standard financing you should be able to own one for under $200/month (either model). You can join our waitlist on each individual product page, or check out the press release or on the Canon website. Below is a video shot on the C200: From Dock to Dish.
New updates for the EOS C700 add extra recording modes when using the CODEX CDX-36150 including 4K/QFHD ProRes, 4.5K Max 100 fps, 4.5K cinescope 120 fps, 422 HQ 10 bit 60 fps, 2K and many more. The new update also enables an option to upgrade the firmware on the CODEX CDX-36150 RAW recorder.
The EOS C100 and C100 DAF updates enable peripheral illumination correction data for lenses including the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, the EF50mm f/1.8 STM, the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-56 IS USM and the EF24-105mmf/1.4L IS II USM. The new firmware provides Cinema Servo Lens Support for the CN7x17KAS S*, the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S* and CN20 x 50 IAS.
The new firmware update for the EOS C100 Mark II comprises a shutter angle priority mode which maintains the shutter angle when the frame rate is changed. The update also enables peripheral illumination correction data for the new EF-24 -105 f/4 L IS USM II lens.
The new firmware for the Canon ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH includes new auto exposure modes including Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av) and Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Users will now also be able to select Auto or Manual ND filter operation. Cinema Servo Lens Support is upgraded on the ME20F-SH to cover the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S, and the EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM, EF35mm F1.4L II USM and EF24-105mm F/4L IS II USM are now also supported by the ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH. A new setting has been added to CP Fine Tuning menu to assist with improved image quality when using Chroma key system. Finally, the ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH can now enjoy enhanced WB settings when the camera is set to Auto and a 25PsF option has been added to support monitor connection and viewing when shooting in 25P.
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
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!