Cinemartin Releases PLIN: Export ProRes and H.265 on Windows!

15 April, 2014Tech

DISCLOSURE: I am not employed by or otherwise affiliated with Cinemartin.  Please do not post support requests for their products here. UPDATE: Plin is now available for purchase for Adobe Premiere.  A trial version can be downloaded so you can try it before you buy. Cinemartin of Barcelona, creators of the Cinec video encoding software, … Read More

Blackmagic Design’s New Bear of a Camera: URSA

8 April, 2014Gear, Tech

(Update: B&H report having the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K in stock, so it appears that the camera has finally shipped, although B&H is the only retailer that has any, among those I checked with.) Australia’s Blackmagic Design, not content to rest on their laurels, despite still not shipping the Ultra HD camera they announced at last year’s … Read More

Introducing the AJA Cion 4K Digital Cinema Camera

8 April, 2014Gear, Tech

California’s AJA, well-known for their broadcast and cinema production equipment (like the Ki Pro Quad external recorder, the LUT Box and other mini converters, and rackmount video processors), has entered the cinema camera market with the Cion, an ergonomically designed Super-35 true 4K digital cinema camera positioned for the mid-range cinema and television production market. Check out AJA’s … Read More

New Arri/Zeiss Master Anamorphic Lenses

13 September, 2012Blog, Gear, Tech

  I can’t begin to describe how excited I am about these new lenses from Carl Zeiss.  15-blade iris, beautiful oval bokeh, no distortion, and fast T1.9 aperture.  And, counter to pre-IBC speculation, Zeiss maintained the characteristic horizontal blue streaking and flaring. (There had been some speculation among my colleagues that Zeiss would make these … Read More