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The Sports Shooter's "Bucket List"

Let me ask you a question. Do you have a must have or favorite piece of gear when you get out the door to a sports production? You and I already know that answer don’t we? It is a resounding YES of course. Production is hard enough, so when we can get that gear either as a purchase or rental we know and love (most of the time) it makes the day go easier. So whether you are one hand held or in a big truck here are some of my favorites that you might just see on my shoots and a lot of others.

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ARRI LAUNCHES LARGE-FORMAT CAMERA SYSTEM

• A complete new system: ALEXA LF camera, ARRI Signature Prime lenses, and LPL lens mount. • Intimate and emotionally engaging images with an immersive, three-dimensional feel, pulling the viewer in. • Compatible with existing lenses, accessories, and workflows.

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Updated VariCam LT ‘Ready for Live’ Assignments

Panasonic Media Entertainment Company (PMEC), Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, has announced a firmware upgrade to its VariCam LT 4K camera that sets the cinema camera up for live and “near live” multi-cam use for concerts, events, television shows, and corporate productions. Set to be released on February 19 th , 2018, the Version 6 firmware upgrade enables a new shading mode, as well as tally and return video management. Full control of the cameras will be possible by using Panasonic’s AK-HRP1000 remote control panel.

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Defying limits with the Black Magic — tips from shooting on-location for the film BROWN'S CANYON

When director John Helde approached me about working with him on Brown’s Canyon, I was immediately intrigued by the project’s inherent limitations. His plan: to shoot a somewhat improvisational feature over the course of two weeks at a remote location in the mountains of Utah, with five actors, and a minimum of crew and tools. It didn’t take me long to sign up for the job. We discussed tone and technique early on and quickly decided that the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera would suit our aims well.

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2018 Predictions: The Industry Gets Real with 4K, the Cloud and AI

As 2018 begins to unfold, the buzz-generating techniques and technologies of past years will become areal and transformative part of day-to- day media operations. Capturing, processing and deliveringhigher-resolution content will become the norm, the cloud will become an integral part of mediaworkflow, and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the generating of metadata willrevolutionize the way content owners catalog, manage and monetize their media assets.

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Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow with EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Archiving

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that Irish post production and VFX studio Egg has installed the high-performance EditShare XStream EFS 450 scale-out storage platform with Flow media asset management and Ark archiving as the core infrastructure for its projects dealing in 4K, 8K and beyond. The integrated EditShare solution provides a tiered storage environment with smart media management tools for controlling media assets from ingest to archive.

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Atomos Sumo19M takes to the skies with DP Phil Arntz to capture the London Air Ambulance in action

London’s most famous landmarks, two helicopters and Atomos recorders were the keys to a new film to raise awareness for London Air Ambulance, a charity organisation which swoops in to rescue around ten critically injured people each day.

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Dublin-Based Egg Powers Expansive Post Workflow with EditShare XStream EFS Shared Storage, Flow Media Asset Management and Ark Archiving

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced that Irish post production and VFX studio Egg has installed the high-performance EditShare XStream EFS 450 scale-out storage platform with Flow media asset management and Ark archiving as the core infrastructure for its projects dealing in 4K, 8K and beyond. The integrated EditShare solution provides a tiered storage environment with smart media management tools for controlling media assets from ingest to archive.

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Filmmaking meets photography: How and why to extract stills from 4K+ footage

Major industry trend blurs the line between still images and video.

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Josh Wiese perfectly captures the solar eclipse with the Sony FS7 and Atomos Ninja Flame monitor recorder

When you’re trying to capture the moment of a lifetime, you can’t afford to take any chances. So when Josh Wiese and his teammates set out to film the solar eclipse this week - the first total eclipse to cross the US coast-to-coast for almost a century - he knew he’d need a lot of research and equipment he could count upon.

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Videographer Kenneth Boyd Invests in AG-UX180 4K Handheld Camcorder for Corporate/Event Production

Dallas, TX area videographer Kenneth Boyd recently wrapped up a busy college graduation production season that he fielded with the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder, the main camera of his company, I-DEE Production

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Panasonic Ships AG-UMR20 Recorder/AG-UCK20 Compact Camera

Panasonic has begun deliveries of the AG-UMR20 compact field recorder and companion AG-UCK20 4K camera head, facilitating ultra-flexible, high-quality 4K image capture and advanced IP control and IP streaming.

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Netflix's Anne with an E Shot with VariCam 35s

Anne with an E is a filmed adaptation of the classic coming-of-age 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables, by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The series was shot by cinematographer Bobby Shore, CSC with VariCam 35 cinema cameras.

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Blackmagic Design Ships Remote Bluetooth Camera Control App for URSA Mini Pro

Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera Control, a free iPad app that lets customers remotely control their URSA Mini Pro cameras via Bluetooth, along with Camera 4.4 Update for URSA Mini Pro cameras. The new Blackmagic Camera Control app is based on the open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that Blackmagic Design demonstrated at NAB earlier this year.

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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility

Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.

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Cineo Lights the Way for the Stars of America’s Got Talent

America’s Got Talent, the acclaimed nationwide talent show that has become a mainstay on NBC, is set to premier its twelfth season this year. Cineo Lighting has been with us since the beginning, helping ensure judges, hosts and performers always look their best for the camera.

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The Sword and The cineSync: VFX of King Arthur

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword feels like the logical next step in Guy Ritchie’s career – after all, who better to direct a modern reimagining of King Arthur than British film royalty? Ritchie has spent years moulding rough and rugged England into whip-smart stories of sleazy charm, and Ancient Albion feels like home turf.

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Atomos Shogun Studio Rack-Mounted 2-Channel 4K/HD Recorder, Monitor and Playback Deck Reduced to Just $2,495 US

Today, Atomos have announced a new price point for their Shogun Studio rack-mounted 2-channel 4K/HD recorder and playback deck with dual 7” IPS monitors. The price of unit is being reduced to just $2,495 US, making it the best value solution available.

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Filmmaker Mark Eiden Makes “Reel Incredible” Investment in AG-UX180 4K Camcorder

Traverse City, MI filmmaker Mark Eiden recently purchased the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to use as his “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible.

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Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera

At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.

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Canon U.S.A. Announces New Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras Set to Debut at 2017 Cine Gear

Canon U.S.A., Inc., just announced the Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras, the latest additions to its Cinema EOS line of professional cinema cameras. According to company executives, the new Canon cinema offerings will combine the ease of use of entry level cinema cameras with new, high-end features that are ideal for cinema, documentary, wildlife, wedding and events productions.

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DP Bobby Bukowski Shoots Netflix Series Gypsy with VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders

Director of Photography Bobby Bukowski (When We Rise, Weeds, The Messenger, Arlington Road) has completed production of the upcoming Netflix series Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup. Bukowski shot the 10-episode dramatic series with VariCam 35 4K camera recorders.

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Ethos Media Invests in AG-UX180 4K Camcorders For Live Event Production

Video production company Ethos Media, serving the Dallas and Fort Worth markets, recently purchased three Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorders for live event coverage. While a primary assignment for the UX180s has been recording weekly services at the Stonebriar Community Church (Frisco, TX), the camcorders have also been used on a variety of theatrical, concert and corporate projects.

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Ultra Music Festival Live Broadcast Filmed with URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini 4.6K

Blackmagic Design has today announced that its URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro cameras were used to produce a live YouTube broadcast during this year’s Ultra Music Festival (UMF). For the first time at the UMF, DJs on the Main Stage were captured and broadcast in stunning 4K.

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RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders

RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.

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