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Disney Benefits From Cooke Optics' Anamorphic/i Lenses
Two VFX-heavy commercial spots for Disney highlighting the latest Star Wars toys and merchandise benefited from Cooke Optics' Anamorphic/i prime lenses to recreate the cinematic look of the films, and Cooke's /i Technology metadata system to aid smooth shoots and complex post-production processes.
Sony FS5 II Now Supports Apple ProRes RAW
Atomos has announced that the Sony FS5 II with the Shogun Inferno 7" HDR monitor/recorder now supports Apple ProRes RAW. There are now nine ProRes compatible cinema cameras enabled by Atomos. The FS5 II also works with the Atomos Sumo19 production monitor/recorder. Atomos monitor/recorders are currently the only ProRes RAW recording solutions for cinema cameras, including the FS5 II.
A Filmmaker's Guide To Sensor Sizes And Lens Formats
As a cinematographer who owns lenses designed for various formats, I am often asked "will this lens work with my camera?" or, "will this lens cover 8K?" or, "will this lens cover full frame?” or, "what will your full frame lenses look like on my camera's Super-35 sensor?". My hope is that this article will help answer some of those questions.
Cooke Optics Reveals New Focal Lengths
The next focal lengths have been announced by Cooke Optics for its latest lens ranges. The S7/i purpose-built full frame lens range is to include a 16mm, 21mm, 27mm and 65mm, while the Panchro/i Classic range is to benefit from a 21mm, 27mm, 65mm Macro and 135mm. The Panchro/i Classic is the first to be completed and is to be demonstrated on Booth C8635 at the 2018 NAB Show.
Sony Ships VENICE Full-Frame Motion Picture Camera System
Sony's much-anticipated VENICE – its next-generation CineAlta motion picture camera – has commenced shipping to customers. 

As previously announced, version 1.0 features in VENICE will include support for Full-Frame 24x36mm recording.
Anamorphic Lens Choices For 2018
The popularity of shooting with Anamorphic lenses has seen increased interest. This has expressed itself not only in the demand for established products using state of the art lenses available from the major rental houses with a high cost attached to them but also for the use of a wide range of older anamorphic from many manufacturers.
Historical Vignettes Lensed with Cooke S4/i Primes
For the historical vignettes in the upcoming CNN six-hour, six-part miniseries Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History, Dane Lawing, SOC wanted each era to have its own look and a distinctly cinematic feel. To achieve this, he relied exclusively on Cooke S4/i prime lenses.
RED Digital Cinema Unveils MONSTRO 8K VV
RED Digital Cinema has unveiled the MONSTRO 8K VV – a new cinematic full frame sensor for WEAPON cameras. With enhancements in image quality (including dynamic range and shadow detail), MONSTRO is said to be 'a step beyond' the DRAGON 8K VV sensor.
HITACHI Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Tsongas Center At UMass Lowell
Furthering its commitment to delivering high-quality entertainment experiences, the Tsongas Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell ("UMass Lowell") has expanded its complement of Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd.
Ikegami Launches UHK-435 Camera At IBC2017
Ikegami has announced that it has launched the latest addition to its UNICAM XE series the UHK-435. Alongside this Ikegami will exhibit a range of updates to its existing product line at IBC2017, taking place 14th – 19th September, at the RAI, Amsterdam. The UHK-435 is the world's first 2/3-inch 3-CMOS sensor 4K/HD studio camera.
'The First Real Measurement Tool You Have Been Waiting For'
Having "caused a sensation" with its 3D depth measurement system with touch screen, Qinematiq, have announced the second generation of the focus pulling tool has been presented at the NAB and will be ready to ship at IBC. The device is now not only smaller and lighter, but also measures faster and even more accurately. In addition, it is priced much cheaper. Instead of 1.
KOWA Anamorphic Evolution Lenses By P+S TECHNIK
P+S TECHNIK have announced the remake of the vintage KOWA Anamorphic lenses, with sample lens to be displayed at NAB Show. The P+S TECHNIK Anamorphic Evolution lenses are based on the original optical design of the KOWA Anamorphic and the P+S TECHNIK's sturdy, but rehousing for KOWA Anamorphic lenses.
Canon Europe Launches EOS C200
Canon Europe has launched the EOS C200, the latest addition to the Cinema EOS range. Offering exceptional creativity and flexibility, the new 4K compact digital cinema camera is perfect for a broad range of imaging professionals.
A New Breed Of High-Speed POV Camera Optimized For Live Sports
High-speed cameras are exciting tools for adding production value to live TV broadcasts, particularly for sports, says Edd Bonner, VP of Engineering and Operations at Bexel. Viewers love their high-frame-rate (HFR) replays, and in turn broadcasters are driving the demand for high-speed, POV cameras that can provide the real-time processing they need for live sports.