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  1. What an exciting release! Yes the Canon R5 and R6 are cool and all but I find these two new DZOFILM zooms for S35 format very interesting. The sample footage looks pretty good. These are the least expensive option by $2000 less than the MK's. For the budget filmmaker and production company these will really shine. Maybe they will punch above their weight? https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/07/11/dzofilm-introduces-pictor-s35-zoom-20-55mm-t2-8-50-125mm-t2-8/
  2. This morning Z Cam released firmware 0.95 for all the E2 models. The big addition is ProRes Raw over HDMI with the Atomos Ninja V. I did give it a try and the image is very nice. ProRes Raw is a good option if you want 12 bit recordings with the benefits of Raw and the file sizes while still large are smaller than ProRes 4444. ProRes RAW (1,680mb/s) = 12.6GB file per 60 seconds ProRes 4:4:4:4 (2656mb/s) = 19.9GB file per 60 seconds ProRes 4:4:4:4 XQ (3976mb/s) = 29.8GB file per 60 seconds The Ninja V is still in beta and many options on the monitor are not functioning yet. I will eventually rollback the firmware to make it fully functional again. The good news all the E2 cameras except the F8 will be compatible with Raw over HDMI opening up a very nice option if you use the Ninja V. Z CAM E2 Features added: – RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed) – File name display on HDMI permanently – Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable – Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO – Noise performance improved for high frame rate – Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2 – Multicam co-exposure aperture setting sync Bug fixes: – In camera playback audio video sync issue – Multicam master camera AWB one button push to set – Performance optimization – Other minor bug fixes Z CAM E2C Features added: – RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed) – File name display on HDMI permanently – Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable – Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO – Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2 – Denoise Off/Weak/Medium – Refined shadow area saturation Bug fixes: – In camera playback audio video sync issue – Performance optimization – Other minor bug fixes Z CAM E2G Features added: – RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed) – File name display on HDMI permanently – Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable – Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO – Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2 – Multicam co-exposure aperture setting sync – Resolution 2880×2160 30fps – Denoise Off/Weak/Medium – Refined shadow area saturation Bug fixes: – In camera playback audio video sync issue – Multicam master camera AWB one button push to set – 23.98 & 50 project fps exposure issue – Performance optimization – Other minor bug fixes Z CAM E2-S6 Features added: – RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed) – File name display on HDMI permanently – Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable – Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO – Noise performance improved for high frame rate – Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2 – Programmable button for eND quick setting & auto – Low jello mode in C5K/5K/C4K/4K/4K 2.4:1 – 2.8K 120fps (2868×1512) Bug fixes: – In camera playback audio video sync issue – Performance optimization. – Other minor bug fixes. Z CAM E2-F6 Features added: – RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed) – File name display on HDMI permanently – Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable – Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO – Noise performance improved for high frame rate – Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2 – Programmable button for eND quick setting & auto – Supports ISO auto Bug fixes: – In camera playback audio video sync issue – Performance optimization. – Other minor bug fixes. Z CAM E2-F8 Features added: – File name display on HDMI permanently – Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable – Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO – Noise performance improved for high frame rate – Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2 – Programmable button for eND quick setting & auto – Noise performance improved for high frame rate & high ISO Bug fixes: – In camera playback audio video sync issue – Performance optimization. – Other minor bug fixes.
  3. https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/05/07/aputure-shows-new-60w-light-storm-60d-60x-bi-color/ The 60d looks like a very nice thought out fixture. I like the design and how rugged it is. Aputure has been building much more rugged lights with every release. The new Spotlight Mini looks nice as well. What do you think? Oh and the RGB lightbulb has been redesigned. I figured something was up as I saw it at NAB 2019?
  4. Thanks! I keep hearing the 85mm 1.4 IS L is a winner. I'm more interested in AF performance than getting a 3rd party lens. Native Canon seems to work better.
  5. With so many EF mount lenses available I was looking into picking up fast 50mm or 85mm EF mount lens primarily to use with a Cinema EOS camera or EOS R. The station has the EOS R so I could get some use from it. I have the Sigma 18-35 EF and the DPAF performance is okay but not at par with Canon native lenses. I'm not surprised by that but maybe other 3rd party lenses do work well. What are your experiances with 3rd party lenses and DPAF performance?
  6. Today Aputure released a new iPad version of the Sidus Link app. It's not free but only cost $9.99. A update also includes the color picker feature we have been hearing about for a while so it's great that it's finally released. The also released the Sidus Link Bridge that can be used on all Aputure fixtures that have Bluetooth. Full article and video on the site https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/04/30/aputure-releases-sidus-link-for-ipad-sidus-link-bridge/ They have three more release and updates coming on in the coming weeks on Wednesdays including a brand new product. Wonder what that could be....
  7. The technology has been around for a long time but implementing it into a camera body has been tricky. It will be in all cameras eventually as it's such a needed feature. I believe Sony had to add color correction electronically as you increase the ND strength due to color shift.
  8. It's cheap at $99 so I wouldn't expect it to be perfect. Did you use a full frame 24mm lens on a full frame camera? I didn't. I My cameras are S35 and the Canon 24-105 worked fine without issues. I wasn't able to get a variable ND to work. Does not fit.
  9. It always sucks and seems to always happen.
  10. The price drop is very aggressive. Yes the Pocket 6K has some limitations but for $1995 it's very good deal. A couple of these with the ATEM Mini Pro and you could have a powerful live switching streaming setup.
  11. Atomos is having an online raffle. Atomos...Atomos Oi..Oi..Oi https://www.atomosacademy.com/the-atomos-raffle-online/ It's going until 2nd May, 2020.
  12. I just added color test in all presets. Gives you a good idea on the performance.
  13. I posted the release on the homepage. Check out my interview with Ted Sim! I have the Aputure 300x now and will start testing for a full review. https://www.newsshooter.com/2020/04/23/aputure-300x-goes-bi-color/
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