Flicker

Art Adams has a short article on reducing flicker induced frame rate and shutter speeds over on Provideo Coalition.

Being US based, and so NTSC and 60Hz, you need to adjust the conclusion to our PAL 50Hz, so 60hz: 1/60, 1/30, etc becomes 50hz: 1/50, 1/25, for a 25P frame rate.

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Screen Test

Here are a few captures of a Steadicam sequence from a screen test for The Cottage, to be Directed by David Brand in 2010.

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ACS Awards Night

The Australian Cinematographers Society is holding their annual Awards for Cinematography at the Melbourne Town Hall, on Saturday, November the 21st, at 7pm.

Details for booking are available here.

Booking is essential, no tickets at the door.

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Dedo Workshop

Lemac are hosting a Dedo workshop on the 29th of October, to be run by the inventor of the light himself, Dedo Weigert. Should be very good. The A.C.S. will have an exclusive evening session.

Workshop

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New Sony Gear

Sony has announced a slightly upgraded EX1, the EX1R, as well as a new 2/3″ CMOS shoulder mount, the PMW-350. The 350 now fills the large gap in the Sony range, between the EX3 and PDW-700. Looks pretty nice too.

Review on Sonybiz

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Luminance

Want to learn more about video luminance, read this article at HD Cinema.

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Epic Marketing

Red must be preparing to launch their Epic, with their usual marketing misdirection and half truths. The recent Equire shoot which apparently used the 5K chip, showed a number of issues despite a very tightly controlled lighting setup and color palette. A very nice dissection of the shoot that was posted by Art Adams at Provideo Coalition has already been removed for some reason.

If Red would only spend half the effort they spend on flogging their cameras on actually refining the device, they would sell themselves.

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