SmallHD makes great monitors at an affordable price. We’ve rented out their monitors for a few years now and were stoked when we heard about their new DP7 Pro OLED onboard monitor. It produces a phenomenal image and a ton of features that shooters want.
With 4K TV’s slowly rolling out to living rooms across the country, there is a real lack of 4K content. Two companies are looking to deliver 4K videos in the most cost-effective way. LumaForge LLC, a world leader in optimizing 4K visual content and workflow, and SEIKI Digital, a leading high-definition and 4K ultra high-definition television brand, have teamed up to create the ‘4K Content Competition’.
RED has finally launched a program that gives both students and schools a break on RED products. Discounts vary from product to product, generally 10-15% off. The RED Education Program will probably be more beneficial to schools since most student still cannot afford to drop tens of thousands of dollars on a camera. However, if you are lucky enough to afford it, now is definitely a good time to buy!
At the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography this past week a new prototype 70mm digital Panavision camera was on display. Apparently Panavision didn’t give away too much information about the camera, but we do know that the camera has a 70mm sensor that can be scaled down to 42mm, or 35mm. It will record to an on-board SSD and is expected to record DNxHD, ProRes, in RGB, and (hopefully) RAW.
This is pretty exciting since we haven’t heard much on the digital camera front from Panavision since the Genesis HD which is now considered outdated. We’re looking forward to hearing more about this camera and maybe seeing some footage!