At AbelCine, we offer a class on video formats that covers a variety of different terms and compression formats. One of the more common questions I’m asked is, “What’s the difference between uncompressed video, Raw and Log recording?” With so many cameras these days offering different recording options, combined with the popularity of external recorders, it’s no wonder there are a lot of questions about this topic.
The new Phantom Miro line and its flagship M320S are the latest groundbreaking high-speed cameras from Vision Research. With a small form factor, affordable price point, uncompromised image quality and ultra high-speed capability, they make high quality high-speed accessible to more professional image-makers than ever before.
The Aaton Penelope is finally here, and this latest 35mm motion picture camera to be introduced to the industry was definitely worth the wait. The Penelope is the first camera in the world designed from the ground up as a switchable 2-perf or 3-perf shooting solution. Incorporating an innovative design, as well as many of the classic Aaton features, Penelope is a versatile creative tool ideally suited to today’s production realities.
The specialized tools required to analyze and calibrate high-quality professional lenses are a combination of precision optics and mechanics, as well as computer hardware and software. Each of these tools, as well as the experience and skill to use them properly, are what make up a department dedicated to world-class optics service at AbelCine.
Introduced at NAB 2011, the Phantom 65-Z3D system is built on a unique design concept and offers several advantages for creating uncompromised, high quality, user-comfortable 3D content, as well as significant production, workflow and post benefits. The system uses a single Phantom 65 Digital Cinema camera and Zepar Stereo 3D Prime Lenses to record two 35mm film-sized images side-by-side within the Phantom 65’s single 65mm sensor.
Sony’s new PMW-F3 camera is a full-featured video camcorder with a Super-35mm size sensor. The F3 is suitable for many different styles of production and can be customized with lenses and accessories to make it an even more versatile solution. In this article, we present the many different lenses and accessories that can be used with the camera.
Sony’s new PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras build upon the popular PMW-F3, and feature a Super-35mm size sensor with 2K and 4K recording options. Both the F5 and F55 are suitable for many different styles of production and can be customized with lenses and accessories to make them even more versatile solutions. Some of the existing accessories for the F3 are interchangeable with the F5 and F55, but the new form factor means some support accessories will be unique. In this article, we present the many different lenses and accessories that can be used with the cameras.