Arri Makes a “Baby Alexa”, Introducing the Alexa HD

Cameras / Nate Weber

Arri has added another Alexa to the line-up, a baby Alexa if you will. The Alexa HD is the same size and shape as the original Alexa, shares the same ALEV III CMOS 2.8K sensor, but stripped down to a supersampled 1920×1080 image only. It shoots in 2 kickass ProRes flavors internally to Sony SxS cards. A 32GB card can hold 15 mins of ProRes 4444 or 20 mins of ProRes 422 HQ and...Read More

Carl is Gone, ZEISS will stay

Cameras / Nate Weber

Carl Zeiss lenses have been around since 1946. The company is actually called Carl Zeiss AG though, but for as long as I can remember, we’ve called the lenses just “Zeiss”. However, the variation in names and branding have been significant in it’s lifetime. Now it’s official though. Like Apple dropping computers from their name, Zeiss is getting rid of Carl and is officially unifying the brand under the “ZEISS” name. Unifying because the...Read More

Re-inventing the Music Video

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

I’ve long since stopped enjoying watching music videos. I know there is still a huge market of people that will watch them, but unless there is a great hook to the video and I see it’s going viral, I rarely even watch videos for songs I love, more or less for artists I’ve never heard of. I also make a small chunk of my income off music videos. I’ve edited 5 or 6 in...Read More

Thunderbolt 2: Are Your Peripherals Obsolete?

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

The new Mac Pro was announced to include new Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. This really is less like going from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 and more like USB 1.0 to 1.1. Thunderbolt 1 had two 10Gbps streams going up and down, but they operated independently so 1 devices could utilize the full stream, with Thunderbolt 2, they have been combined, so you have 20Gbps in either direction. This is a pretty small change technically,...Read More

BMCC Now Available in MFT and EOS, BMPCC & BMC4K Shipping July 25th

Cameras / Nate Weber

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) announced at NAB 2012 in EOS mount, later announcing the MFT mount option in September 2012, is now readily available in both mount options. It’s been possible to get the EOS mount for a while now but B&H hasn’t had both models in stock until recently. The camera features a 2.5K Micro-Four-Thirds active size sensor and shoots up to 30fps in ProRes 422HQ or uncompressed CinemaDNG to standard SSDs...Read More

Becoming a “Pro” Creative

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

Being a professional means many things, but what it really boils down to is making a living doing a certain trade. I am a professional editor because I make a living at it year round. I also work as a cameraman for about 3-4 months out of the year, along with some producing and directing throughout. These jobs have accounted for 95% of my income in my life at this point, I am a...Read More

Ikonoscop Forced to Stop Production Due to Financial Problems

Cameras / Nate Weber

Just because film is dying doesn’t mean raw is thriving apparently. Ikonoscop tweeted earlier today that production has temporarily stopped due to financial hardship. @Ikonoskop has temporarily stopped production due to strained financial situation. We are working to find a solution. — Ikonoskop (@ikonoskop) June 24, 2013 Ikonoscop AB is a Swedish company founded in 1999 by filmmakers who wanted tools that weren’t out there. They’ve been trying to do it their own...Read More

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