Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

Nolab cartridge uses a 5-megapixel sensor similar to an average smartphone chip but adapted to sync with a Super 8 ’s shutter and 4×3 aspect ratio. Accompanying circuitry automatically adjusts frame rate to match camera settings, applies one of two film look options and saves to an integrated SD card reader. comes from a LiPo battery recharged via miniUSB port and good for three hours of continuous recording. Nolab, launched by designer/cinematographer/serial entrepreneur Hayes Urban, has a working prototype and is now working on mechanical and electrical design. No word yet on expected delivery date or pricing.

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Lumu Power Kickstarter – The iPhone Light Meter Just Got a Lot Better | cinema5D

Lumu Power Kickstarter – The iPhone Light Meter Just Got a Lot Better | cinema5D

If you haven’t already, please check out our review on the Lumu iPhone Light Meter. We liked its simple, elegant design & accurate light metering. Also a Kickstarter campaign, the Lumu Light Meter reached nearly $250,000 in backing and is now an off the shelf product. I feel this is an important aspect when considering backing a Kickstarter; raising the money is only half the journey.

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Interbee 2015: IDX shrinks the size of their V-Lock lithium-ion batteries

Interbee 2015: IDX shrinks the size of their V-Lock lithium-ion batteries

“The new Endura Duo 190HC and Duo 95HC are much smaller than previous IDX batteries of similar capacity. This has been done through the use of new battery cell technology. The new Duo 95HC in particular will interest news and documentary shooters on the move. The flight friendly 93Wh battery is nearly half the size of the existing 91Wh Duo95 – quite an achievement. The 190HC is whopping 185Wh capacity and yet almost the same size as a regular Duo95. Both batteries have two D-tap power outputs and a 5.0V USB output to power accessories.”

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The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder Works on a Canon C300 Mark II | cinema5D

The Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder Works on a Canon C300 Mark II | cinema5D

Why the Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder? It’s a great OLED viewfinder that gives you a nice high resolution 1080p image with nice optics and a diopter adjustment and it is kind of affordable for the quality it gives us.
Unfortunately it was made specifically for the Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic URSA Mini cameras. Unlike the Sony FS7, luckily it works pretty well with the Canon C300 mark II.
There are a few requirements to use this EVF:
The URSA Viewfinder needs an SDI 1080p source.
You will need some way to power the URSA Viewfinder with a 12V female 4-pin XLR.
Unlike most other cameras, like the original C300, FS7 or a7S that output an interlaced signal, the Canon C300 mark II outputs 1080p. Also the camera has a nice mounting point that can be used for the viewfinder. All we need is a power source. Here is one suggestion how to do it:

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RedShark News – Convergent’s new Apollo: ‘a production studio in the palm of your hand’

RedShark News – Convergent’s new Apollo: ‘a production studio in the palm of your hand’

Apollo certainly packs a lot into a small space and a mere 560g. It’s capable of recording up to four HD video signals simultaneously, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch between the four or a quad-split reference view. It can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously recording the four isolated HD video signals, which Convergent says is a unique feature that puts clear blue water between it and other devices of its kind.

It’s powered via a camcorder battery (under 20w power draw, 6.5-34v with battery mounts available), has no fans and vents, and as all cameras stay in sync with matching timecode, all of the multi-camera media can be stored on a single SSD, which should improve turnaround time in post. And further speeding things up, by using the new Apollo Media Manager App recordings can either be exported as separate Apple ProRes files or as a single multi-camera QuickTime file that drops directly into the timeline of supporting NLEs such as Final Cut Pro-X. 

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