Kessler shuttle dolly: Newsshooter at NAB 2016

‘s new ‘medium format’ shuttle dolly is based on the company’s shuttle pod platform and is designed for heavier packages. It’s also compatible with the company’s Second Shooter and Cinedrive motion control systems. The dolly will also run on Kessler’s screw-together speedrail, ideal if you’re travelling with the setup as it packs down easily. The kits start at around $1100 and all the components are available now.”

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Introducing the Sony HDC-4800, a UHFR Super-35mm Camera That Shoots 4K at 480 fps

Introducing the Sony HDC-4800, a UHFR Super-35mm Camera That Shoots 4K at 480 fps

Now that NAB 2016 has officially kicked off, didn’t waste any time announcing the HDC-4800 UHFR Super-35mm , which can capture at an astonishing 480 fps.
The HDC-4800, which is geared toward live sports and event production, has some truly exciting features, but probably the most impressive is the fact that it can shoot 4K at up to 480 fps. 

Features:
8x 4K – 480 fps 4K
16x – 720 fps 1080 60P
Super-35mm 4K CMOS sensor
Supports PL mount lenses
Motorized ND/CC filters
Wide color space: BT.2020 and BT.709 supported

Read the Full article at http://nofilmschool.com/2016/04/introducing-sony-hdc-4800-uhfr-super-35mm-camera-shoots-4k-480-fps

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Hands-On Video Review: Shape Extension Handle for the Sony FS7

by Nino Leitner (website) | 14th April 2016 The is a very popular which comes in a shoulder-mount shape and form, straight out of the box, which often isn’t the case with that didn’t get the third party rigging treatment.

 

However, the built-in shoulder pad and handle aren’t perfect. The shoulder pad can’t be moved much to adjust for different balance points depending on the type of you use – a movable baseplate with built-in shoulder rig is required. Many manufacturers, including Shape, have come up with great solutions. My current baseplate of choice is the Recoil baseplate for the FS7.

 

The handle is another story – while the shape of the is actually perfect for hands like mine, the handle itself has always felt like something that was built before the design was perfected. The two big issues: a thumbscrew to attach the angle of the handle is cumbersome to operate while you have the camera on your shoulder, and having to use a screwdriver for the adjustment of the length of the handle is a downright usability nightmare.

 

Canadian camera accessory maker Shape discovered this problem early on (and yes, this product has already been on the market for a while, but I just found it too good not to cover!). They made a replacement part for the upper part of the handle that gives you a push-button adjustment of the handle angle plus a thumbscrew for the length adjustment. And just like that, it becomes something you don’t want to miss from your FS7 ever again.

 

For the rest of the story, visit https://www.cinema5d.com/hands-on-video-review-shape-fs7-extension-handle/

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Varicam menu simulator now available – Pro Video Coalition

Varicam menu simulator now available – Pro Video Coalition

The VariCam menu simulators very closely approximate the full range of operation of the ‘ Remote Operation Panel, and represent an ideal approach for operators who want a head-start on familiarizing themselves with the equipment, for students who want to prepare in advance of hands-on camera time, and for many others who would benefit from this virtual VariCam interface.

The program will display in 1920 by 1080 Full , and is supported by browsers Internet Explorer 10.0 or later and Safari 8.0 or later (Mac OS only).

For more information about the VariCam 35/HS, visit www.us.panasonic.com/varicam, or contact at 877-803-8492.

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