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Trailing on last year’s release of the F8, Zoom has announced their newest multitrack field recorder; the F4. This 6-input/8-track field recorder includes 4 low-noise mic preamps and promises high-quality audio recording at a price-point that’s even more accessible to the independent filmmaker. The F4 can record to up eight tracks with six inputs at resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz. There are 4 locking XLR/TRS combo connectors, a 3.5mm stereo input and a Zoom accessory capsule which allows it to mount a variety of proprietary mics and accessories. Output options include two Main Outs and two Sub Outs in addition to …
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At Photokina 2016, Panasonic announced the development of their new flagship mirrorless camera the LUMIX DMC-GH5, which will have some highly impressive features such as 6K photo capture at 18MP, 4K/60 video and even internal 4K capture at 10bit 422 – a first for any mirrorless camera or DSLR! After months of speculation and a good dose of rumors (most of which were surprisingly true) and teasers, earlier today, as expected, Panasonic did a “soft-launch” of the upcoming GH5 announcing they are working hard on bringing you one of the most advanced mirrorless cameras to date. The company also re-affirmed …
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Samyang continues their Summer Blockbuster announcements with a new super-fast 20mm f/1.8 wide-angle lens and 20mm T1.9 cine prime version. The two new lenses join the recently announced manual focus 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS and its cine version – the Samyang 35mm T1.3 ED AS UMC CS cine prime, which cover Super 35/APS-C. Full-Frame shooters using the Sony A7sII for example, should get excited about this lens as unlike the APS-C announcements from last week, the new 20mm f/1.8 and T1.9 cover 35mm full-frame. The new 20mm lenses are fully manual with a manual aperture and focus ring …
Sucide Squad

We have, of course, met super-powered comic book character team-ups before: X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four. But ‘Suicide Squad’ is our first look at the other side of the coin – the villains, misfits, and reprobates. There are no white-hat heroes here, just plain bad guys. The worst of the worst, says a character. Director David Ayer has recruited the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Jai Courtney to introduce us to fan-favourite characters such as Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Joker and Captain Boomerang. The movie’s a major lynchpin in DC/Warner’s grand scheme, one that offers a much-needed change …
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In interviews, Greengrass and Damon talk about the topical motivations for bringing back the iconic character, including the changing norms around privacy in a post-Snowden world. But the plot here is so thin and so similar to the other films that I was stunned they considered it worthy of bringing Bourne out of hibernation. In Jason Bourne, Bourne realizes he has even more memories about his past that he needs to uncover. And while the CIA is trying to take him out and/or stop him from unraveling his past, it’s also tangling with a major figure (in this case, it’s …
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Part of being a cinematographer means putting your work where potential clients can see it, marvel at it, and contact you for projects. Having your own portfolio website is the perfect place for them to do just that. However, a few design missteps can render your site ineffective and difficult to navigate, so here to give you a few tips on how to make your portfolio website both functional and interesting is Matthew Workman of Cinematography Database. Here is a brief rundown of the three tips Workman mentions in his video: Include only your best work: The purpose of your …