Fujifilm has announced a new 4K compact zoom lens, the Fujinon UA24x7.8BERD, (UA24x7.8) with a total length approx. 220mm and weighing in under 2kg. The lens is slated for release January 2018, and will be on show at IBC2017.
PolarPro is giving video DP’s the ability to creatively add lens flares, and light leaks that give a sense of reality to drone camera shots.
Veteran mobile production company of F&F Productions has hit the road with GTX-18, its first 52-ft. expando production truck capable of producing live shows, natively, with 4K UHD HDR capability built on a complete Evertz infrastructure.
The IBC Conference and Exhibition is the perfect venue to explore international exhibits filled with displays and live demonstrations for production, distribution and broadcast technology. Here are highlights from some companies exhibiting cellular and wireless technology at IBC 2017.
ARRI has released a larger version of their Full Spectrum Neutral Density (FSND) filter in 6.6”x 6.6” and 4”x 5.65” sizes for use in external matte boxes. ARRI is already very familiar with premium filters; the ALEXA Mini and the AMIRA cameras come equipped with a colour-neutral internal FSND filter. FSND filters reduce the amount of light entering the lens, allowing the filmmaker to shoot at wider T-stops under bright conditions without overexposure. FSND filters also make it possible to blur moving elements such as water or traffic in bright conditions.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) has expanded its complement of Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai to boost its live production capabilities and take optimal advantage of expanding distribution opportunities.