A Look At The New Full-Frame Sony FX9: A Camera Review

Sony FX9

Ten days. I was loaned the Sony PXW-FX9 for about ten days. It only took me one day with the Sony FX9 to realize the camera is a fantastic step forward for Sony. What did I test, and what did I shoot in my ten days with the Sony FX9? I tried to test everything […]

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Tiffen Company hosting Open House and wharehouse sale

Tiffen Company hosting Open House and wharehouse sale

Get significant discounts on products Hollywood’s film industry relies on and see live demonstrations  and product exhibits from Angénieux, Canon, Sony or Zeiss at the Tiffen Company Winter Open House. The Tiffen Company, will be hosting its semi-annual Open House in Burbank, CA on December 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and this […]

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PSA: Sony A7Riv can be remote controlled over a long distance

FieldMonitor showing both A7Riv and GH5 on same network

Sony’s recently released A7Riv full-frame mirrorless camera has a unique under-the-radar improvement over its stablemates: Wi-Fi remote capability using separate access points. This lets you control the camera from much greater distances than a direct Wi-Fi connection allows, and it can provide better resistance to interference and dropped connections. (The brand-new A9ii may also allow […]

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Sony Alpha 9 II: designed for sports photography and photojournalism

Sony Alpha 9 II: designed for sports photography and photojournalism

Featuring gigabit communication for high-speed, stable data transfer operations, the new Sony Alpha 9 II is essentially an updated Alpha 9, Sony’s reply to the demands from professional photographers. This is not the 36 MP sensor suggested by rumors, but it’s probably good enough for the professionals using Sony who need a camera that gives […]

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Recapping IBC 2019

The IBC Show in Amsterdam is by far one of my favorite trade shows to attend. Like NAB in Las Vegas, or Cinegear on the Paramount lot in Los Angeles, IBC is a gathering of like minds. While NAB is epitomized in the bright lights and clang of the casinos, where everything is always a […]

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Sony E-Mount Cinema lens FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G and FX9 camera: a nice pair

Sony unveiled at IBC 2019 the new full-frame E-mount Cinema lens FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G, designed for high optical performance and reliable operability, to accompany the new FX9 full-frame camera. At IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Sony today introduced a new full-frame E-mount, 16-35mm lens (FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G) to accompany the newly announced […]

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Sony FX9 at IBC 2019: new full-frame sensor, dual base ISO and fast hybrid AF

Sony FX9: new full frame sensor, dual base ISO and fast hybrid AF

The new Sony FX9 is a next generation camera that offers greater flexibility to bring artistic vision to life, giving content creators the ability to capture images that truly resonate with audiences. Building on the success of the PXW-FS7 and PXW-FS7M2, the FX9 uniquely combines high mobility with an advanced AF system, impressive bokeh and […]

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Sony Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100: two new APS-C mirrorless cameras

Sony Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100: a new APS-C mirrorless pair

Sony’s new Alpha 6600 and Alpha 6100 offer internal 4K movie recording in Super 35mm format with full pixel readout without pixel binning.  Is that enough for Sony users to upgrade their cameras? The new Alpha 6600 has been designed to address the needs of the most demanding photographers and videographers with its versatility making […]

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The secret life of behind-the-lens nets

“What’s with the pattern in the headlights?” I asked the first camera assistant, as I looked through “B” camera on a feature film set. I was a young second camera assistant, and a bored first camera assistant let me play around with the geared head while we waited for our camera to be tossed into […]

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Sony Alpha 7R IV: 61MP sensor debuts Real-time Eye AF for movie shooting

Sony Alpha 7R IV

The new Sony Alpha 7R IV comes with professional 4K movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode, S-Log3, HDR workflow support and more. Well, here is the new camera from Sony, and it just shows that the megapixel race continues alive and kicking, as this is the […]

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Cine Gear Expo 2019: the winners of Technical Achievement Awards

Awards

From a total of 130 entries from the 306 attending vendors, 16 judges and 12 different product categories come the winners of the 2019 Cine Gear Expo Technical Achievement Award. It’s never an easy task, but Cine Gear Expo’s team of sixteen expert judges representing a multiplicity of industry disciplines deliberated and voted on the […]

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Cine Gear 2019: Sony Xperia1, a wireless VENICE monitor?

Xperia1

The world’s first 4K OLED Phone… which can wirelessly monitor your Sony VENICE? The Xperia1 is more than a smartphone. This is a 21:9 CinemaWide display with HDR remastering technologies and Dolby Atmos sound in your hand. Let me break it down a little bit. Nearly 2:1 display, which is near perfect for Netflix streaming, […]

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Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

Venice

We had a chance to talk to Sony about the new firmware 4.0 for the Sony VENICE. The big news? High Frame Rates up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9 on the large-format 6K camera. At Sony’s booth, the new  Version 4.0 high frame rate capabilities and the popular VENICE extension […]

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Sony’s VENICE: see the new High Frame Rate capabilities at Cine Gear Expo

Sony’s VENICE: a faster camera at Cine Gear Expo

Sony VENICE new firmware offers High Frame Rate up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9. Discover the new options for this full-frame digital motion picture camera at Cine Gear Expo. Visitors of Sony’s booth at Cine Gear Expo 2019 have a chance to see the VENICE camera, including the Version 4.0 […]

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The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review

Sony RX0 II

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RXO II Digital Camera looks like an action camera. The small size and the rugged build make the small flip-out screen 4K camera appear perfect to mount to innumerable moving vehicles. High Frame Rates (HFR) like 1000fps definitely builds a recipe for a life of action for the little RX0 II. Hidden […]

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