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SIGMA Announces New 20mm and 24mm F1.4 DG DN ART Wide-Angle Full-Frame Lenses

By DCS, Aug 8, 2022

SIGMA has announced the addition of two new wide-angle lenses to their Art series of primes.  The SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN ART and 24mm F1.4 DG DN ART lenses are designed exclusively for mirrorless full-frame camera systems and are offered in Sony E-Mount and Leica L-Mount versions. The 20mm F1.4 is the widest-aperture ... [ Read: SIGMA Announces New 20mm and 24mm F1.4 DG DN ART Wide-Angle Full-Frame Lenses ]

Sony Announces FX3 Camera Software Update Adding Major Features for Cinematographers

By DCS, Jul 29, 2022

Sony has announced a major camera software update for the FX3 adding features for Cinematographers including Log Shooting Modes, LUT Importing, and Timecode Sync.  Version 2.0 for the FX3 software introduces professional cinema line features into the camera consistent with the Cinema Line Camera workflow.  The new ... [ Read: Sony Announces FX3 Camera Software Update Adding Major Features for Cinematographers ]

DP Richard William Preisner Introduces the Diffusion Comparison Tool to Quickly Compare Various Diffusion Materials

By DCS, Jul 29, 2022

UK based Cinematographer Richard William Preisner, in collaboration with ROSCO, has created what he terms the Diffusion Comparison Tool designed to make comparing different diffusion materials quick and easy.  He has photographically catalogued many different types of Rosco diffusion and textiles in a simple ... [ Read: DP Richard William Preisner Introduces the Diffusion Comparison Tool to Quickly Compare Various Diffusion Materials ]

So Long Tony Dow...A Remembrance From Beaver's Other Brother, James Mathers

By DCS, Jul 28, 2022

I often have the sad task of reporting the passing of longtime and prominent Digital Cinema Society members, both of which apply to Tony Dow who we lost this week after a long battle with cancer.  However, this one is more personal as Tony was a part of my life since literally before I can remember.  Tony starred ... [ Read: So Long Tony Dow...A Remembrance From Beaver's Other Brother, James Mathers ]

Blackmagic Announces DeckLink Mini Monitor HD & DeckLinkMini Recorder HD to Support up to 1080p60 & Rec. 2020

By DCS, Jul 11, 2022

Blackmagic Design has announced DeckLink Mini Monitor HD and DeckLink Mini Recorder HD, new models of PCIe capture and playback solutions featuring 3G‑SDI and HDMI connections. These updated models support video formats up to 1080p60 and 2Kp60 DCI, and are designed to work with advanced color spaces such as Rec. ... [ Read: Blackmagic Announces DeckLink Mini Monitor HD & DeckLinkMini Recorder HD to Support up to 1080p60 & Rec. 2020 ]

DCS Helped Celebrate the Opening of Cooke Optics New Los Angeles Area Offices

By DCS, Jul 6, 2022

DCS Founder James Mathers was on hand to help Cooke Optics celebrate the opening of their new Los Angeles area office.  Concurrent with Cine Gear Expo, the Cooke Team, including Cinematographer and Non-Executive Chairman, Kees van Oostrum, Director of Global Sales, Thomas Greiser, Vice President of Sales, Americas, ... [ Read: DCS Helped Celebrate the Opening of Cooke Optics New Los Angeles Area Offices ]

ARRI Announces New Orbiter LiOS2 Software Update to Foster Stronger Synergy Between Lighting and Camera

By DCS, Jul 5, 2022

A new Orbiter LiOS2 software update has been introduced by ARRI with the idea of improving synergy between motion picture lighting and camera.  Three new operation modes are available including Sync Mode, Cue Mode, and Optics Auto Adjust to allow crews to work and cooperate faster and smarter.  The update also ... [ Read: ARRI Announces New Orbiter LiOS2 Software Update to Foster Stronger Synergy Between Lighting and Camera ]