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Cooke Optics is Acquired by Caledonia Investments in a Deal Valued at Over $127 Million

By DCS, Jul 25, 2018

Renowned lens manufacturer Cooke Optics has been purchased in a transaction valued at over $127 million dollars by the London based investment trust company Caledonia Investments. But not to worry, the company founded in 1886, and headquartered in Leicester, UK will still be led by Chairman, Les Zellan who maintains ... [ Read: Cooke Optics is Acquired by Caledonia Investments in a Deal Valued at Over $127 Million ]

SmallHD's Wes Phillips Describes Major Setback Due to Fire in New YouTube Video

By DCS, Jul 13, 2018

Wes Phillips, CEO and Cofounder of SmallHD has posted a video on the company’s YouTube channel outlining the consequences of a major fire that occurred at their North Carolina warehouse in April.  Thankfully, no injuries occurred, but their entire facility was filled with smoke and millions of dollars of inventory ... [ Read: SmallHD's Wes Phillips Describes Major Setback Due to Fire in New YouTube Video ]

Blackmagic Design Announces New Thunderbolt 3 External GPU to Compliment New MacBook Pro

By DCS, Jul 12, 2018

To coincide with Apple starting to ship their new 2018 refresh of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro, Blackmagic has announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high performance graphics processor for pro creative software users.  Designed in collaboration with Apple, the Blackmagic eGPU features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, ... [ Read: Blackmagic Design Announces New Thunderbolt 3 External GPU to Compliment New MacBook Pro ]

A Quick Look at the P+S Technik Technovision Classic 1.5x Anamorphic Lenses

By DCS, Jul 10, 2018

In this short video, James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society takes a quick, unscientific look at two of P+S TECHNIK's new TECHNOVISION Classic 1.5X anamorphic lenses. We intercut directly between the anamorphic 35-70mm Zoom and the 50mm Prime and a spherical Fujinon 25-300mm zoom, so ... [ Read: A Quick Look at the P+S Technik Technovision Classic 1.5x Anamorphic Lenses ]

Tom Fletcher and Gary Adcock's New 2018 Camera Comparison Chart Now On-line

By DCS, Jun 26, 2018

Gary Adcock and Tom Fletcher, (current and former Presidents of the Digital Cinema Society Midwest Chapter), have come out with an update to their now famous Camera Comparison Chart. The information has been gathered from numerous conversations with various cinematographers, colorists, colleagues and manufacturers. ... [ Read: Tom Fletcher and Gary Adcock's New 2018 Camera Comparison Chart Now On-line ]

Anton/Bauer Introduces New High Capacity and Light Weight Dionic XT Battery Series

By DCS, Jun 25, 2018

Anton/Bauer used the occasion of Cine Gear Expo to unveil their new battery technology, Dionic XT. Their new batteries are available in V-Mount and Gold Mount, 90 watt or 150 watt, with on-board diagnostics and extended life cycles, (estimated over 1,200.). These batteries feature a backlit display, P-Tap, USB power ... [ Read: Anton/Bauer Introduces New High Capacity and Light Weight Dionic XT Battery Series ]

Innovations From Panavision: New Large Format Lenses and LCND Liquid Crystal Active ND Filters

By DCS, Jun 25, 2018

Although not yet all rentable products, Panavision used the occasion of Cine Gear Expo to preview some interesting new innovations they are working on.  Besides a host of improvements to the Millennium DXL line based on Cinematographer feedback, they introduced several new lines of large format lenses.  The new Primo ... [ Read: Innovations From Panavision: New Large Format Lenses and LCND Liquid Crystal Active ND Filters ]

ARRI makes ARRIRAW available for AMIRA

By DCS, Jun 25, 2018

ARRI has announced that it is enabling owners and operators of AMIRA cameras to record in ARRIRAW.  The change will involve the installation of the new Software Update Package SUP 5.3, and the purchase of a license. It will give cinematographers the option to record ARRIRAW 2.8K up to 48fps.  RAW recording formats ... [ Read: ARRI makes ARRIRAW available for AMIRA ]