What Truly Makes the Carl Zeiss Compact CZ.2 Lens One of a Kind

Miscellaneous Thursday, May 08, 2014
"Due to the bigger image circle the Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30 has no distortion or vignetting in the corners on Super 35 sensors (Sweet Spot Effect). Due to the full frame coverage, all members of the Compact Zoom lens family cover the RED Dragon senor at 6K. There is no other competitor cine-style lens that can do the same at this point." Learn what makes this lens one of a kind, along with its show reel & more.

Spike Lee's EP'ed film 'Manos Sucias' to Premiere at Tribeca Film Fest

Miscellaneous Monday, April 14, 2014
Manos Sucias -- exclusively shot on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 --is about to debut at Tribeca Film Festival (April 16-27); this Spike Lee, executive produced feature will raise your pulse with its authentic and heartbreaking portrayal of narco-trafficking in Colombia and impress you with its subtly gorgeous cinematography.The film also has an extremely unique behind-the-scenes story. The filmmakers held a five-week storytelling workshop during pre-production for Buenaventura residents to build lasting, sustainable skills among the community. We were able to get an inside look on the film from it's director Josef Wladyka and cinematographer/co-writer Alan Blanco right before the film is featured at this years film fest.

4K is here – what do we do with it?

Miscellaneous Wednesday, April 09, 2014
by Katrina Diamond4K is here - what do we do with it? ANC Sports' Chief Technology Officer Mark Stross will join Newtek's Chief Technology Officer Dr. Andrew Cross to explore how to maximize the adoption of 4K. In 2013, ANC integrated a control system to drive a video display featuring physical pixels of 1080p x 3840p at the Seattle Mariners, including dissolving content to effectively playback two HD streams at once. Meanwhile, Newtek's broadcast equipment is found in HD control rooms around the world. They will tackle the most pressing issues in both signage and broadcast control rooms such as how to successfully drive larger, higher definition displays, as well as the challenges of outputting content featuring such large file sizes. Topics such as when to scale content, delivery speed and distribution will receive an open floor discussion as the industry comes together to take greater than HD displays to the next level.

New Lens Intro’s from Schneider Optics

Miscellaneous Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Schneider adds 18mm, 25mm and 100mm lenses to its popular Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime family that already includes the 35mm, 50mm and 75mm focal lengths. They are purpose built for digital cinematography with cameras including RED Dragon, Canon C100/C300/C500, Arri Alexa, Sony F5/F55 and HDSLR cameras, and cover the full 45mm image circle usable on Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 cameras. These compact lenses are designed for 4K and beyond resolution (4096 x 2304 pixels).