Aputure COB 120 Fresnel Mount Has Landed

Aputure COB 120 Fresnel Mount Has Landed

The long awaited Fresnel Mount for the Aputure COB 120 LED lights has started shipping. This new lens attachment makes this already useful LED flood light a much more controllable light source. Jem Schofield of theC47 takes a close look at the fresnel attachment.

The Aputure COB 120 LED light has been a hot property ever since it was launched in early 2016. The Tungsten balanced COB 120T version was the first model released follow recently by Daylight, COB 120D version.

COB 120 Features

  • Features CRI96+ and TLCI96+, excellent color reproduction. Integrates 324 powerful luminous chips, with Bowens Mount Reflector attached, provides 14000lux@0.5M(1.64ft).
  • Ultra Silent Fan, Noise Low to 18dB. Dual Cooling Mode, One Key Switching. COB 120D has a remarkably intelligent temperature control system. The fans rotation will be varied based on the correspondent ambient temperature. Furthermore, the fans will go to the maximum of rotation when you press the Auto/Force mode. This complex fan system is convenient for both improving the dissipation efficiency and light lifespan in complex shooting environment.
  • Dual Power Supply via Power Adapter or V-Mount Battery(Not Included). 2.4G FSK wireless control within 100M, no blind angle.
  • Unique Light-Control Separation Design allows people to control illumination on the COB120’s controller box no matter where it is mounted and greatly reduces the traditionally top-heavy weight of mounted fixtures.
  • Featuring a Tough Aero-Aluminum body, the LS C120D is remarkably tough and durable. Portable and lightweight, weights similar to A Macbook Pro.

If you’re looking for more info about the Aputure COB 120 LED Lights, cinematographer Eric Naso has done a great review. Check it out.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 – Official Specs

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 – Official Specs

Finally! We’ve all been waiting and now the full specs of the Panasonic #GH5 have been release. Doug Guerra of B&H Photo Video sat down with Sean Robinson of Panasonic to get all the juicy details.

GH5 Core Features

  • 20MP 4/3 MOS Sensor
  • Internal 10-bit 422 4K recording at 400 Mbps, and HD up to 180fps
  • 5 Axis Dual IS Image Stabilization
  • Fully Weather-Sealed Magnesium Body
  • Dual SD Cards Slots with dual card recording
  • Full-size HDMI port for External recording up to 4K (for now)
  • Shares the GH4 Battery
  • Top Hot Shoe Mounted XLR audio I/O
  • Greatly improved Auto Focus
  • Much Better High ISO Image Capture
  • 6k Anamorphic video
  • No Recording Limit.

Look for this camera to ship in March or April of 2017.

For a more detailed look at this now camera, Check out the coverage over at NewsShooter.

What Is The Cinema Camera Mega Test? – BTS with Gear Jones

What Is The Cinema Camera Mega Test? – BTS with Gear Jones

BTS By Bart Johnson Productions

In advance of our upcoming Cinema Camera Mega Test, our good friend Bart Johnson has posted a behind the scenes look at our test setup and he talked cinematographers, Tim Wilson and Derek Allen about the motivations for doing the test, the methodology, and our ultimate goals.

The Final results for the test are scheduled to be posted Feb 1, 2017 #film1feb1.

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Macbook Pro 2016 vs Dell XPS 15 – Video Editing Comparison (Mac vs PC!)

Macbook Pro 2016 vs Dell XPS 15 – Video Editing Comparison (Mac vs PC!)

Lately, my trusty 2014 MacBook Pro has been showing signs that it’s not really up to the 4K and RAW workflows that are starting to become common in my everyday work. It’s time to take another look at the mobile computing landscape to see what my next best investment should be.

As an Adobe Creative Cloud user, I have the option of going Mac or Windows PC. For my entire 20+ year career, I have been a Mac user, but some of the choices that Apple has been making in recent years has me thinking I should reconsider the option of other systems.  This video shows some very interesting performance results.  FCPx user would really be interested in this comparison.