Schneider Cine-Xenar III

Matthew Duclos has reviewed the new Cine Xenar lenses. Previously their weird mechanics had essentially disqualified them from consideration as telescoping lenses and moving focus rings simply made them too awkward on set. Looks like that has been rectified.

Schneider Cine-Xenar III

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DaVinci Resolve 9.1

A new update for Resolve is available. I use the free Lite version regularly, it’s easily the best free grading suite out there. The Lite version is only limited by HD resolutions, a single GPU and no noise reduction. This suits my F3 perfectly as it’s virtually noiseless in any situation. The full version is 4K and multi GPU with noise reduction.

My i7 3770K with a GTX680 4GB and 32GB of RAM plays back any amount of nodes I’ve needed in real time without a glitch.

DaVinci Resolve

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Shot On What

This is a new site which will try to assemble technical information on Film and TV production. Cameras, lenses, data flow, post path, edit, and so on.

It looks to be a Wikipedia style effort, so the usual warning apply to generally accuracy of the information.

Shot On What

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Cooke Look

The Cooke Look is a well know phrase in the industry, and deservedly so. My 18-100mm Cooke Varotal zoom is my favourite lens.

Film and Digital Times have an article detailing Cooke’s approach to lens design. The a PDF at the end which expands on the post.

The Cooke Look

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