RED Mini-Mag 480GB Drives In Stock

RED Mini-Mag Drives 480GB In Stock.

$1850 with Free Shipping from Austin Texas.

The RED Mini-Mag 480GB Drive is currently the most popular size Mini-Mag Drive with RED Camera Operators.

RED MINI-MAG 480GB 750-0090

SKU 750-0090 currently Sold Out at the RED Store.

The RED Mini-Mag is compatible with the following RED Digital Cinema cameras:

  • DSMC2 MONSTRO
  • DSMC2 HELIUM
  • DSMC2 GEMINI
  • WEAPON 8K VV
  • WEAPON 8K S35
  • WEAPON 6K EPIC-W
  • SCARLET-W
  • RAVEN 
  • EPIC/SCARLET DRAGON
  • EPIC/SCARLET M-X

You’ll need one RED Station Mini-Mag USB 3.1 Reader SKU# 750-0084 to copy footage from your camera to your computer.  The RED Station is available and in stock for $195 at Texas Media Systems.

 

Panasonic EVA1 Approved for Netflix!

The Panasonic EVA1 has just been approved as an accepted camera for Netflix content. The requirements for original content are strict and have only included higher end cameras that cost 10’s of thousands of dollars. Cameras must shoot in 4K, at a bit rate of at least 240Mbps, be in raw or Log formats and files must contain all metadata and no color correction baked in. While Arri and Red have high cost cameras that meet these specs easily, The Panasonic Eva1 joins the Blackmagic Ursa Mini cameras as the only ones that come in under $10,000. This opens up the opportunity for more independent film makers to get their content in larger distribution channels.

Click here a full list of Netflix approved cameras.

You can Contact Joe Kelly at JOE@TMSAV.COM or (512) 440-1400 ext 202 to get yours today.

Panasonic EVA1 Body, AU-EVA1PJ $7345

Panasonic EVA1 Basic Bundle, AU-EVA1BASIC, $9795

Panasonic EVA1 Pro Bundle, AU-EVA1PRO, $12795

 

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.

Canon EOS C700 CN E35 Camera

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

Check out the Canon C300 Mark II Tutorial Series with Jem Schofield below to help you get oriented to your new camera.

After you watch the videos, head over to the C300 Mark II Menu Simulator to practice setting up your camera.

New Features of the C300 Mark II:

Custom Picture Menu for C300 Mark II 

Internal Recording Options for the Canon C300 Mark II

External Recording Options for the Canon C300 Mark II

This video in the tutorial series shows how to set the EOS C300 Mark II menu up for external recording. He goes over the menu options found in the Recording/Media Setup, Picture/Terminals Setup menus as well as relevant menus in the Odyssey 7Q+ that he is using.

Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+

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Focus Assistance Features for the Canon C300 Mark II

Browser Remote with the WFT-E6A with the C300 Mark II

4K Monitoring with the DP-V2410 from the C300 Mark II

The Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II is available in an EF Mount, a PL Mount, and in ENG Package with a Zacuto rig and the Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm lens.

Batteries, Chargers & Cables for the C300 Mark II:
Canon BP-A30 Battery – $299
Canon BP-A60 Battery – $499
Canon 50CM LCD Unit Cable UN-5 – $299
Canon 100CM LCD Unit Cable UN-10 – $349
Canon CA-A10 Power Supply AC Adapter – $399
Canon CG-A10 Battery Charger for BP-A Series Batteries – $599

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

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Body

Panasonic 4K DSLM Camera

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