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New GoPro Lineup: Hero4 w/4K @ 30fps, Plus Entry Level Hero @ Lower Cost and More

By DCS, Oct 4, 2014

Available October 5th, the HERO4 comes in two versions, (although three new models were announced in total). The HERO4 Black shoots 4k up to 30fps, while the HERO4 Silver has lower specs but features the first built-in touchscreen in a GoPro. The third model is a budget camera, called “HERO,” at a new low price ... [ Read: New GoPro Lineup: Hero4 w/4K @ 30fps, Plus Entry Level Hero @ Lower Cost and More ]

News From Cinec: New ARRI Alexa 65 with 6K+ Resolution and Codex Support

By DCS, Sep 21, 2014

ARRI waited until they were on their home turf at the Cinec expo in Munich to announce a new VERY large sensor camera, known as the ALEXA 65. The sensor is around 3x bigger than that of a Super35 with an active image area of 54.12 mm x 25.59mm which is even larger than the film gate of ARRI’s 765 65mm film camera.

The ... [ Read: News From Cinec: New ARRI Alexa 65 with 6K+ Resolution and Codex Support ]

Free Dedo Weigert Lighting Workshops, Nov. 8th or 9th at Luminys, North Hollywood, CA

By DCS, Sep 15, 2014

Dedo Weigert, renowned Cinematographer and Inventor of the dedolight will present two one-day hands-on lighting workshops at their showroom located at Luminys Systems, North Hollywood, CA.  DCS members who register by November 3rd may attend at no charge either full day session, on November 8th or 9th.  See the flyer ... [ Read: Free Dedo Weigert Lighting Workshops, Nov. 8th or 9th at Luminys, North Hollywood, CA ]

ARRI Answers Call for Advanced Resolution with ProRes 3.2K for UHD Deliverables

By DCS, Sep 6, 2014

ARRI has announced that it will include ProRes 3.2K in an Alexa software update scheduled for release early next year.   ProRes 3.2K – a new recording format developed for ARRI  will allow up- sampling in post to UHD. It was also announced recently that a similar software upgrade will allow ARRI’s AMIRA to ... [ Read: ARRI Answers Call for Advanced Resolution with ProRes 3.2K for UHD Deliverables ]

New Streaming: Indie Film Finance and Distribution at Adorama ARC Rentals NYC

By DCS, Sep 6, 2014

We depart from our usual new technology coverage and in this discussion of Indie Film Finance and Distribution we explore the business of Show Biz to demystify the many approaches to motion picture finance and the variety of ways Producers can try to earn a return on their investment. Subject matter experts include: * ... [ Read: New Streaming: Indie Film Finance and Distribution at Adorama ARC Rentals NYC ]

NVIDIA Announces New Quadro GPU Lineup

By DCS, Aug 12, 2014

NVIDIA has announced its next generation of Quadro professional GPUs, delivering up to twice the performance and data-handling capability of the previous generation.  Unveiled at SIGGRAPH, this new lineup delivers an enterprise-grade visual computing platform to meet the growing demands of working with more complex ... [ Read: NVIDIA Announces New Quadro GPU Lineup ]

Walt Martin, Oscar Nominated Sound Mixer for Clint Eastwood Passed Away July 24th

By DCS, Aug 4, 2014

DCS mourns the loss of longtime member Walt Martin who worked with Clint Eastwood on 14 films receiving an Oscar nomination on Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers.  Walt worked on more than 70 films over the course of his 41-year career, most recently with Eastwood on American Sniper and Jersey Boys.     Walt’s ... [ Read: Walt Martin, Oscar Nominated Sound Mixer for Clint Eastwood Passed Away July 24th ]