Alexa Dynamic Range

Here’s an excellent primer on the Alexa’s gamma curves, and where the information is spread. It’s very concise and easily understood.

Alexa Dynamic Range

I was looking forward to shooting a TAC spot with an Alexa next week, but Lemac chose to cancel our booking and give the camera to someone else at short notice. Great way to do business…

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RED Studios Visit

Adam Wilt visited RED Studios recently. Looks like the Epic is still far from ready, but getting there.

RED Visit

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Alexa at IBC

Here’s a quick summary of the Alexa announcements at IBC, including the new version 2 software release which enables the DTE module.

Alexa Updates

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More IBC 2010

Geoff Boyle who runs CML has posted some videos of IBC highlights. Well worth a look see.

IBC Report

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IBC 2010

Much interesting news on new gear coming out of IBC 2010. Sony and Panasonic have both shown their entries into the budget larger sensor market, though the Sony model is still mostly undetailed.

Sony S35 Camcorder

Panasonic AF100

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Edius 6

The latest version has many new features, and finally 10 bit colour processing. Looking pretty nice.

Edius 6

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New Sony 2/3″ Camera

It appears to be a cross between a PMW-350 and a PDW-800. 50Mb 4:2:2 to SxS cards.

Sony PMW-500

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New Sony Sensor

Sony have been working on a new single sensor to replace the common Bayer and RGB Stripe style for some time now. There might be something coming to light about it soon hopefully. Here’s a quick explanation of the layout and it’s advantages.

Pixel vs Pixel

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Canon 4K HD

Canon are showing an interesting 4K camera at the Canon Expo. Not a prototype, more a proof of concept apparently. Very little detail is available though.

Canon 4K

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New Canon Camcorders

Canon have just released details of two lower end versions of the XF series. Still providing 50Mbit 4:2:2 to CF cards is good news.

Canon XF105 and XF100

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