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Industry Groups Join Forces to Create Virtual Production Glossary at VPGlossary.com

By DCS, Jan 24, 2022

In an industry-wide effort to establish a common vocabulary across professionals working in Virtual Production, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), and a host of industry experts, with support from Epic Games and Netflix have created an online resource known as The Virtual ... [ Read: Industry Groups Join Forces to Create Virtual Production Glossary at VPGlossary.com ]

The In-Person Component Of The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Has Been Cancelled

By DCS, Jan 5, 2022

The Sundance Institute, a nonprofit arts organization that produces the Sundance Film Festival, has announced that all in-person activities that were to be held starting January 20th in Park City Utah have been cancelled.  Due to the rise of the Omicron variant with its unexpectedly high transmissibility rates, the ... [ Read: The In-Person Component Of The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Has Been Cancelled ]

Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 7.7 Update for the URSA Mini Pro 12K

By James Mathers, Dec 26, 2021

Blackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic Camera 7.7 update designed to improve the sensor performance for the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K. This update refines the camera's demosaic algorithm, leading to a more neutral color balance and enhanced sharpness of shadow details for better overall image quality. Blackmagic ... [ Read: Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 7.7 Update for the URSA Mini Pro 12K ]

Netflix Offers Filmmakers Tech Guidance via Partner Help Center and YouTube Channel

By James Mathers, Dec 23, 2021

Over the past several months Netflix has been working on ways to increase production resources around workflows to help provide better guidance and best practices. As a result, they created a web portal known as the Partner Help Center to help filmmakers successfully navigate the rapidly evolving technology associated ... [ Read: Netflix Offers Filmmakers Tech Guidance via Partner Help Center and YouTube Channel ]

James Mathers and Ron Sill Explore Light Modifiers for the ARRI Orbiter

By James Mathers, Dec 19, 2021

In this practical demo, Cinematographer and Founder of DCS James Mathers and Cinema Lighting expert Ron Sill set up various light modifiers designed to work with the ARRI Orbiter to show their effect lighting on-camera talent.  Featured products include ARRI Orbiter Lenses as well as Soft Boxes from both DoP Choice ... [ Read: James Mathers and Ron Sill Explore Light Modifiers for the ARRI Orbiter ]

DCS Returns to Live Chicago Area Event

By James Mathers, Dec 18, 2021

After the success of our first Los Angeles area event since the start of the pandemic held October 23rd at Camera Division, we decided to take our show on the road.  So, on December 8th, we held an event in Chicago at Atomic Imaging/Golan Studios. Featured technology included Infinity Photo-Optical lenses for Micro/Macro ... [ Read: DCS Returns to Live Chicago Area Event ]

IBC 2021 has been Cancelled

By James Mathers, Nov 23, 2021

IBC has announced that the in-person convention scheduled to take place on December 3-6 at The RAI auditorium in Amsterdam, has been cancelled. The move follows growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the past week, and feedback from the IBC exhibitor and ... [ Read: IBC 2021 has been Cancelled ]