Bittree has announced the immediate availability of its new SMPTE Camera Hybrid Patchbay. Featuring a newly designed SMPTE-style connector, the space-efficient unit is the company’s first hybrid connector patchbay and supports up to 12 camera connections in just 1RU. Bittree will showcase the new patchbay in Booth SU10507 at the 2020 NAB Show, which runs…

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The new Ultimate Director’s Finder for Full Format is now available to order. The new full format viewfinder is an ergonomically designed optical viewfinder system that offers Spherical and Anamorphic capabilities. Currently squeeze factors are 1.5X and 1.9X (1.9X covers 1.8X and 2.0X squeeze factors). The viewfinder is compatible for all sensor formats up to…

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X-Rite have been bundling their ColorChecker Passport Video and i1Display Pro colorimeter together for a while now, and with the release of their new i1Display Pro Plus probe and subsequent update to their Filmmaker Kit, I decided to take a look at what’s new and how I see this bundle helping filmmakers. Colour Management The…

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Director of Sales and Marketing at VideoSys Broadcast, Andrew Pons, talks to Behind the Lens about the Epsilon which was launched at the IBC Show in Amsterdam. Epsilon includes a fully integrated 4K decoder and receiver and is an ideal solution for simplifying HD and 4K live sports and music events. Hi Andrew, thanks for…

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Full mechanical re-housing of LOMO anamorphic square front lenses as supplied by Van Diemen Films Ltd, with taking lenses from Cooke or the original Lomo prime optic. Baush & Lomb taking lenses are currently in the design phase of the manufacturing process. Why are LOMO anamorphic total conversions a challenge to manufacture?The challenge for square…

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steadyGum, which was developed to prevent occupational injuries for camera professionals, has been described by some experts in the audiovisual industry as one of the most “innovative breakthroughs” that many camera operators simply cannot live without. In the last issue of Behind the Lens we spoke to the creator of SteadyGum, Pablo Manuel Carrasco, who…

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Leaders in global imaging innovation, STC, has announced a brand-new folding grip solution for Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras, giving Sony shooters greater stability and immediate benefit with weight distribution when using medium-to-large lenses. STC’s latest product announcement, designed specifically for the growing number of Sony full-frame camera users, has been through almost two years…

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Behind The Lens speaks to Cine Specialist & Regional Sales Manger at SIGMA Sam Smith. He talks about the company’s new Cine Classic Art Prime lenses and in 2020 the firm will be releasing its new full frame Foveon sensor camera. Hi Sam and thanks for taking the time to speak to Behind the Lens.Hi…

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“Drone…Brilliant…That’s the shot of the day” the words anyone working on an OB wants to hear from the director in the gallery. Proof that the months of hard work and development were worth it. The shot in question was at the start of the Men’s 20km Race Walk event at the World Athletics Championships in…

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