Evin Grant found an awesome ENG lens for RED Epic/Scarlet being unveiled at NAB 2012: the Fujinon 19-90 T2.9 Cabrio zoom lens. This is an S35mm ENG style PL mount lens that will cover the full 5k on the Epic. Read more here: www.reduser.net/Fujinon-19-90-T2-9-S35-Cine-ENG-lens
“House” director Greg Yaitanes will be taking questions via Twitter about their experience shooting with the 5D Mark II this Friday at 10am. Friday, April 30th at 10am PST. Follow Greg here: www.twitter.com/GregYaitanes
The biggest test of all will come on May 17th when the season finale of “House” which was entirely shot on the 5D Mark II airs. Actually they got in some 5D Mark II test footage in the first 30 seconds of episode 17 “Lockdown”. “House” Director Greg Yaitanes says they mainly decided to go with the 5D Mark II because the finale takes place in a collapsed building and it was just much easier to get the cameras in cramped spaces. He also mentions that he likes how the shallow depth of field really makes the actors “pop” against the background. You can listen to an interview Philip Bloom does with Greg Yaitanes here: www.soundcloud.com/philipbloom/
Ikonosko has just announced their new 3D camera, the A-Cam3D. Here are the specs and a rendering:
2 x 1920 x 1080 pixels stored as individual files in RAW sequences. DNG format
Weight: 2,8 kg incl. memory cartridge and battery.
Distance between optical axis: 91,5 mm
Colour depth: 12 bit
Mount: IMS,PL or C
FPS: 25 or 30
Built on order.
11.06.2009A-cam dII Prototype 2.1 Going Out to Beta Testers
Nick Paton (ASC) is one of the first beta testers for the A-cam dII Prototype 2.1.
This camera isn’t a mecano set but a camera built for the human form factor. I can’t believe I can carry an uncompressed 1080P camera, memory cards, batteries, zoom, 9mm prime and filters in a backpack
09.11.2009A-cam dII Prototype 2.1 Alive and Kicking
Ikonshop has announced that their A-cam dII Prototype 2.1 is alive and kicking.
I am happy to announce that Prototype 2.1 of the upcoming A-cam dII is operational and produces beatiful images in 1920×1080 pixels.
It is based on the same mechanical design as Prototype 1 with the addition of a better viewfinder, new electronics and new software that allows us to now test the Histogram and the much appreciated 1:1 pixel zoom.
Álex Montoya has posted some beautiful filmic frame grabs shot on his RED One camera. You can read the original post here: www.reduser.net/forum/ Click on the images below to view the full 2k versions.
Alex added grain with Adobe After Effects to the image above:
the one with the guy in bed has an added layer of 50% grey with noise and put on overlay transparency.
Norm Li just posted a music video he shot with the RED Pro Primes on a 35mm film camera.
All I can say is HOLY sharp and crisp. These lenses performed beautifully on 35mm and looks fantastic. Flared nicely as well. The colorist was really blown away by the sharpness as well and did not have to apply any sharpening like he normally has to with superspeeds. The original contrast from RPP is nice too. They definitely behave similarly with S4′s.