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The Difference Between Anamorphic And Spherical Lenses Explained

When it comes to choosing lenses for a film the first decision to be made is between anamorphic and spherical lenses. Both types of lenses produce different image characteristics and have different practical constraints which must be considered. By going over the basics of anamorphic lenses, illustrating the differences between spherical and anamorphic glass and looking at examples of cinematography from popular films, I hope to provide some insight into why the lens a cinematographer chooses can have a [...]

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RED Komodo

RED Komodo Footage is Starting to Hit the Internet. What Do You Think? RED Komodo Footage is Starting to Hit the Internet. What Do You Think? Early RED Komodo test footage is starting to surface. RED has been delivering Komodo to early adopters for about a week now. In May, Jarred Land posted on social media that RED would start to sell “some crazy colored Komodos to my friends and anyone else who want’s be a little ‘different’.” Since footage of the 6K [...]

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RED Camera Workshop

Digital cameras and their associated technologies are constantly changing. No matter what camera platform is used for image acquisition, the skill of the camera assistant remain vital to a successful and professional film shoot..  

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RED PRODUCT PORTFOLIO UPDATE

RED Digital Cinema is advancing its product portfolio of high-quality cameras and sensors with a focus on simplicity, price and quality for customers. Beginning today, RED’s camera lineup will be modified to include one DSMC2 camera BRAIN with three sensor options—MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. The single DSMC2 camera BRAIN includes high-end frame rates and data rates regardless of the sensor you choose and in addition to this new value, the streamlined approach will result in a price reduction compared to RED’s previous [...]

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A Review of the ARRI Alexa XT professional production camera

OVERVIEW The ARRI ALEXA family of cameras of cameras is well known and well regarded by many professional and even amateur cinematographers and the ALEXA XT model in the line adds a number of unique features to this mix that combine together to make a video production camera which delivers on flexibility reliability and efficient workflow procedures. Featuring a Super 35 sensor with Open Gate and 4:3 sensor modes, ProRes 4444 XQ, ProRes 3.2K, Internal ND filter and in-camera ARRIRAW for up to [...]

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