Apple US Business Store: RED RAVEN Camera Kit + Final Cut Pro X

https://www.apple.com/us_smb_78313/shop/product/HK8Q2ZM/A/red-raven-camera-kit-final-cut-pro-x

“The RED RAVEN Camera Kit gives you all the components you need to begin shooting true professional-quality video. Along with the kit you’ll get Final Cut Pro X*, which allows professional video editors to work quickly and easily with RED RAVEN footage on Mac notebook and desktop systems.

Designed and engineered to meet RED’s exacting standards for superior image quality, the RED RAVEN camera can capture high-resolution motion and stills in 4.5K Full Format at up to 120 frames per second (fps)—or 2K Full Format at up to 240 fps. It also allows you to take advantage of RED’s cinema-grade dynamic range and color science while offering the ability to record in REDCODE RAW (R3D) and Apple ProRes simultaneously.

The kit includes a lens, monitor, handle, batteries, media, and other components from RED and other professional brands, making it a complete solution for content creators. And weighing in at just 3.5 pounds (1.59 kg), RAVEN delivers the ultimate blend of flexibility and performance for any situation….”

Creative Planet Network: A Cinematic Solution at a Sensible Price: How JVC’s GY-LS300 Expands Production Capabilities

http://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/news/shoot/cinematic-solution-sensible-price-how-jvc-s-gy-ls300-expands-production-capabilities/611665

The GY-LS300 comes with a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) universal lens mount, and adapters are available for PL, EF, Nikon, C and other lenses….

Besides resolution, one figure that stands out about the GY-LS300 is its suggested price of $4,395—and the street price, which is about $1,000 less.

JVC GY-LS300 4K camcorder with Veydra Mini Prime Micro Four Thirds geared cinema lenses

I really appreciate the flexibility the GY-LS300 gives you to adopt any kind of lens,” he says. “I like both Canon and [Duclos] Veydra lenses, and the JVC mounting system handled them very well.” … Sanjeev Chatterjee

Can he recommend any improvements? “Sure. The camera would benefit from an additional threaded tie-down,” Herrlin says. “Also, it comes with a small viewfinder, probably to save cost. I’d like a higher resolution one, and a viewscreen that can stand up to bright outdoor sun.” … Steve Herrlin

 

Panasonic: 5.7K Super 35 Handheld Cinema Camera | AU-EVA1

http://business.panasonic.com/AU-EVA1.html#sc_sp=business-category_featuresAd_products-professionalvideo-cinemacameras_AU-EVA1&start=1&cgid=products-professionalvideo-cinemacameras-aueva1

Movcam Announces Strong, Lightweight Magnesium Camera Cage for Panasonic’s Lumix GH5

Movie camera accessories maker Movcam has announced its camera cage kit for the Panasonic Lumix GH5 hybrid stills/video camera, made of magnesium rather than the more familiar aluminium, “to provide the ultimate in strength while being incredibly lightweight.” 

Movcam’s GH5 kit includes the main cage element, top handle, rod riser block and baseplate supporting 15-gauge rods. Movcam also announced a full-featured camera cage kit for Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K Super 35 cinema camera and a camera cage kit for the Canon CinemaEOS C700 flagship Super 35 camera.

Magnesium is commonly used in manufacturing the bodies of contemporary digital cameras but this is the first time I have seen it mentioned in connection with camera cages.

Aluminium, the metal most often used in cage construction, is itself not exactly heavy as indicated by another brand’s GH5 cage received for tryout and review last week.

I am intrigued by Movcam’s description of its GH5 and especially its construction from magnesium, and hope to see one in the flesh, as it were, sometime soon.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro Digital Cinema Camera Plus More, Available Right Now

Innovative Australian movie and television production hardware and software company Blackmagic Design has announced an exciting new high-end digital movie camera, new colour grading hardware and the addition of two Linux distribution versions of its industry-essential high end colour grading and video editing software in its free and paid variations, DaVinci Resolve and Davinci Resolve Studio. 

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Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty announced the immediate availability of the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital cinema camera in three lens mount versions, two new colour grading hardware control surfaces in the DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, and the availability of DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio in Red Hat and CentOS link distributions.

The URSA Mini Pro 4.6K replaces and advances beyond previous URSA cameras, the URSA and URSA Mini in their 4K and 4.6K versions. It comes in versions for three industry-standard lens mounts, B4, EF and PL, and upgrade schemes are available for owners of its predecessor cameras.

Blackmagic’s URSA Mini Pro 4.6K delivers on the promise of its URSA ancestors and is now, on the basis of specifications, an attractive and affordable camera for independent moviemakers wishing to move beyond current hybrid stills/video cameras and video camcorders into the realm of feature film quality CinemaDNG raw and ProRes image recording, trading their one-person operator status for a small crew.

The addition of the much-requested built-in ND filters boosts the allure of the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K for run-and-gun documentary videographers, while moviemakers working on less frenetic projects may wish to continue using high-end third-party neutral density filters sets attached by screwing on or via matte boxes.

Meanwhile, many independent moviemakers are wondering what has happened to the long hoped-for update to 2013’s Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, the only affordable Super 16 raw movie-shooting small Micro Four Thirds-lensed pocket camera on the market, able to be used with none to minimal rigging and without external monitor/recorder.

URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

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A Basic Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Kit

Just a little bit bigger than the legendary Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a basic Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K kit that may need the addition of some added extras like the Shoulder Mount Kit, spare battery pack, ergonomic hand grip, follow-focus device, more fast SD or CFast cards, matte box and more.

DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel

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DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel

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DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio 12.5 for Red Hat and CentOS Linux

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Header image by Carmel D. Morris with apologies to CrepusculumA.