Kinefinity Cinema Cameras
As we all know, there’s no shortage of quality cinema cameras, at every price point. While Kinefinity isn’t a new name in the field, It hasn’t had much of presence in the US market until recently. The Terra 4K and 6Ks have been showing up more and more. With the announcement MAVO and MAVO LF, plus a set of affordable Cine Primes, with help from NiSi, we’re likely to be hearing a lot more about Kinefinity is the coming day.
Philip Bloom has spent quite a bit of time with the Terra 4k. His lengthy and informative review is enough to make you want to take a closer look. Like many camera makers not called Arri, Canon, Panasonic or Sony, the big questions will be timely delivery and reliability over time. The lack of a North American service center will like give many pro shooters reason to be wary. Will see if Kinefinity is able the address some of those concerns. I’m looking forward to visiting with them at NAB this year.
Black Magic Tim, Derek Allen and Chris Downing talk bout the benefits of adding the Segway miniPRO to your arsenal of camera movement tools.
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In this review, I wanted to take a look at the CAME-TV Boltzen 55w Fresnel lights to see if they would make a good replacement for my Arri 150w Fresnels. The Boltzens are available in both daylight and tungsten. I reviewed the daylight version. The color and intensity are just what I was looking for, even using the tungsten color correction filter. I was just a little disappointed with the sharpness of the fresnel lens, but it’s not a deal breaker. Build quality is nice and the variety of power options is a big plus for me.
If you want to add the Boltzens to your get you can find them here.
Single 55w Daylight – http://amzn.to/2oR9Pkx
2 Pc. 55w Daylight – http://amzn.to/2otXlmU
3 pc. 55w Daylight – https://goo.gl/x1eCko
VisionSmith ReLamp System
The VisionSmith ReLamp System just might be the LED solution I’ve been looking for to breath new life into my old fresnels. In the past few years, I’ve become more and more reliant of LED fixtures. I’ve come to appreciate the low power consumption. The low power needs allow me to run almost everything on batteries, the lightweight of the fixtures and the versatility of LED in terms of color.
LEDs have really changed the way I work. On many shoots, I’m able to move faster and be or agile with my lighting. But sometimes I miss the utility of the fresnels in my trusty old Arri kit. There a number of companies making very effective LED fresnels. Rayzar 7, Intellytech, Arri, and Ikan just to name a few. The problem I have with these is a combination of the price, size and output trade-offs. Also, I have all these great fixtures gathering dust in my garage.
VisionSmith ReLamp is a direct replacement for Tungsten bulbs in most traditional fresnel lamps. It’s not retrofit that requires modification of the fixture, rather this upgrade is as simple as a bulb replacement. (Although, removing the internal reflector and swapping in VisonSmith’s fresnel lens does produce better performance.)
The ReLamp system offers replacements for 300w, 650w, 1000w and 2000w fixtures. They come in both Tungsten (98CRI) and Daylight (95CRI) options. As with other LED lights, they use a fraction of the power of tungsten or HMI fixtures of similar output. They all work with common dimmers. No need for LED specific dimmers. Best of all the cost is about 1/4 of a comparable LED.
Dan Chung, editor as Newsshooter.com takes at deep dive into the new affordable, light-weight 18-55mm cine zoom lens from the Optical Imaging Division of Fujifilm. The new cine zoom is full of features that cinematographers will come – over the commonly used stills lens. Parfocal, Long focus throw, dampened and geared focus, zoom and iris rings, adjustable back-focus are just a few highlights offered by the 18-55mm zoom.
Newsshooter.com editor Dan Chung takes a first look at the Fujinon MK 18-55 T2.9 cine zoom lens. It is designed for E-mount cameras like the FS7, FS5, FS700 and a7R II and a6500. Read the full review at Newsshooter.com – http://www.newsshooter.com/2017/02/22…