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Kees van Oostrum, ASC to take the Reins at Cooke as Chairman Les Zellan Steps Down

By DCS, Oct 26, 2020

In a surprising corporate reshuffling, Kees van Oostrum, the past president of the American Society of Cinematographers, (2016-2020,)  and current president of IMAGO, has been tapped to lead venerable lens manufacturer Cooke Optics. Current Chairman Les Zellan, who has been with the company since 1998, will be stepping ... [ Read: Kees van Oostrum, ASC to take the Reins at Cooke as Chairman Les Zellan Steps Down ]

New LUMIX BGH1 Mirrorless Box Camera Featuring 4K 60p and 10-bit Recording

By DCS, Oct 13, 2020

The Panasonic LUMIX division has announced their first box-style Mirrorless Camera, the LUMIX DC-BGH1. Based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the BGH1 takes advantage of high mobility, interchangeable lenses, and technologies Panasonic has developed for their professional cinema cameras, camcorders and the ... [ Read: New LUMIX BGH1 Mirrorless Box Camera Featuring 4K 60p and 10-bit Recording ]

Orbiter, ARRI's new LED point source with a variety of optics Now Shipping

By DCS, Oct 11, 2020

ARRI has announced mass production and first shipments of Orbiter, their new LED point source with a variety of optics.  Orbiter is manufactured at the ARRI Lighting factory in Stephanskirchen, Germany. This facility is located among a close network of partner companies from the region with the necessary experience ... [ Read: Orbiter, ARRI's new LED point source with a variety of optics Now Shipping ]

AJA Announces BRIDGE LIVE- Multi-Channel Video Encoding, Decoding, Streaming, and Transcoding

By DCS, Sep 27, 2020

AJA has introduced BRIDGE LIVE, a new plug-and-play streaming gateway solution that makes it easy to move UltraHD or multi-channel HD baseband SDI video to/from a wide range of streaming and contribution codecs (H.265, H.264, MPEG-2, and optional JPEG 2000). Designed with the ability to support both low-latency and ... [ Read: AJA Announces BRIDGE LIVE- Multi-Channel Video Encoding, Decoding, Streaming, and Transcoding ]

Industry Trade Rivals Variety and The Hollywood Reporter Set to Merge

By DCS, Sep 26, 2020

It has recently been announced without much fanfare that the two titans of entertainment industry trade journalism, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter, have merged.   Although it’s being played as a joint venture, it seems that Penske Media Corp., which publishes Variety, will be in the driver's seat.  MRC, publisher ... [ Read: Industry Trade Rivals Variety and The Hollywood Reporter Set to Merge ]

CANON INTRODUCES EOS C70 4K DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA WITH STILL CAMERA ERGONOMICS

By DCS, Sep 24, 2020

Canon has introduced their first-ever RF mount Cinema EOS camera, the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera.  The compact design, weighing only 2.6 lbs., allows the camera to be easily handheld and dramatically enhances mobility while still providing the features and quality necessary for cinematic applications.  The ... [ Read: CANON INTRODUCES EOS C70 4K DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA WITH STILL CAMERA ERGONOMICS ]