View Video >
Sony MCX-500: 4-Input HD-SDI & Streaming Switcher
The new MCX-500 is an all-in-one switcher system ideal for live events or corporate productions, and designed to work alongside the NX5R and the RM-30BP for multi-camera operation. The MCX-500 sends PGM/PVW tally signals to each HXR-NX5R. This feature allows operators to know which camera is selected for live, allowing content creators to handle projects that previously would have required more assistants or a larger team. Whatever the event, its simple to give your customer an immediate recording of the event thanks to a built-in SD Card slot no external recorder needed or time lost assembling a post-event cut. To minimise your workload, the MCX-500 offers hassle-free integration with camcorders such as the HXR-NX5R. The lightweight RM-30BP remote controller allows you to control all the key features of suitable camcorders while sitting at your control desk. It also allows tally signals to be sent to connected camcorders, so a camera operator knows when each camcorder is on-air. Work faster, more efficiently with MCX-500s advanced workflow. The MCX-500 makes it easy for a single operator to run a professional live event. Multi-view monitoring puts all your sources on a single display. To keep your eyes on the action, all the main functions are accessible via physical controls that are easy to operate without looking away from the action for a second. More advanced features can be tuned to your exact workflow requirements and mapped to an LCD touch-screen control with customisable ICON buttons. You can even remote operate or extend the control functions of the MCX-500 via PC, Mac or Tablet over Ethernet or WiFi*. **Specs.** * Power requirement DC 12V, Approx. 2.2A *1 * Dimensions (W x H x D) 362 43.5 206 mm (Approx.) * Mass Approx. 2.2 kg *1 *System* * Video format 1080/59.94i Hz (60i) 1080/50i Hz (50i) *Streaming* * Protocol Mpeg-2 TS/UDP *Recording* * Format AVCHD, XAVC S *2 * Media Memory Stick ProDuo, SDHC *Video switcher* * Function Input : 8 Primary Video inputs Title, 4 Channel * 1 M/E + 2 Keyer (1 x PinP, 1 x Title) * Output : PGM OutputMulti View Output * Key Type Luminance Key / Chroma key *Audio mixer* * Function Input: Analog Stereo(x1) / Stereo Embedded Audio inputs(x4) * Mixing: Stereo Mixing (x5) * Output: PGM (Stereo) (x1) *Video input* * SDI BNC (x4), 75 , 3G SDI/HD/SD * SMPTE 292M/259M/424M/425M * HDMI Type A (x2) * (20x480/576, 1280x720, 1920x1080) * VIDEO input BNC (x1), NTSC/PAL * VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 , negative sync * RGB D-Sub Shrink 15-pin (x1) (Female) (1600x1200) *Video output* * HD SDI BNC (x1, PGM) 75 , 1.5 Gbps, 270 Mbps * SMPTE 292M * HDMI HDMI (Type A) (x1, PGM) (720x480/576, 1280x720, 1920x1080) * HDMI (Type A) (x1, Multi View) (720x480/576, 1280x720, 1920x1080) * VIDEO output BNC (x1) * VIDEO: 1.0 Vp-p 75 , negative sync *Audio input* * Embedded audio input SDI/HDMI * Analog input XLR (x1) * Audio output * Embedded audio output SDI/HDMI * Analog output Phono jack (CH-1, CH-2) * Headphones Stereo mini jack (x1), RJ-45 (x2, PC UI Streaming) *Other interface* * LAN RJ-45 (x2, PC UI Streaming), * 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T * USB2.0 USB Type-miniB (x1) * Option 3.5mm jack (x1) * TALLY D-Sub Shrink 15-pin (x1) (Female)
View Video >
Veydra Cinema Lenses: for MFT, E-mount, FZ mount, C mount
Veydra cinema primes are small, light-weight, high quality prime lenses that compete in terms of qualitywith some of the high-end lenses on the market. Initially funded through a Kickstarter project, the Veydra lenses work native with the Micro Four Thirds mount. Veydra lenses are also available in Sony E-mount, Sony FZ mount, and C mount. There are 5 Veydra primes available: 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. All these lenses can be used on Micro Four Thirds mounts, while the 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm can be used for the larger formats - Super 35 and Full-frame coverage. This video piece shows the results of filming with the Veydra lenses on location in the far North of Scotland using 3 separate cameras. The high quality images clearly show what is possible to achieve with the Veydra lenses. These represent value compared to more expensive cinema lenses. Some say the Veydra’s stand up to lenses which 3 -5 time more expensive.
View Video >
FayIn by Fayteq: advanced motion tracking for After Effects
Recorded live at the Amsterdam SuperMeet, September 11, 2016. "High quality motion tracking and compositing that's fast and simple to use," Adam Garston. As the lines between post-production departments start to blur, fayteq presents fayIN, a motion tracking and compositing plug-in that is simple enough to be used in the edit, but powerful enough for finished graphics.
Watch this video online now >>

REFLECTED LIGHT SYSTEM

30/11/2016 - The CRLS system provides a different way of lighting. Using reflected light, the parallel beam can be precisely directed with a set of 4 different reflectors. This creates a working environment which is free of cables, heat, and it is quick to make changes to the lighting. The system has proven itself on many feature films, This video - Reflected Light System - shows the CRLS system at work, the results which can achieved, and examples of how to use it. **Background to the Cine Reflect Lighting System** The Austrian Oscar nominee for cinematography, Christian Berger, has broken with the guidelines on the set regarding lighting. He looks at light in another way and uses only reflected light.   “My main intention was to invent a luminaire that would create beautiful light that would, at the same time, reduce stress on Actors, Directors and, of course, Cinematographers, while at the same time offer great flexibility,” Christian explained.   The idea of the PARALLEL BEAM SYSTEM is to avoid diminishing the light by “obstacles” (cutters, flags, scrims) and to replace these tools by special reflectors that can dramatically influence dramatically the shape and structure of the light that reaches a scene. For best efficiency, it is crucial to use the special reflectors with parallel light beams. (In other words, they won’t work as well with ordinary Fresnels or PARs.) The reflectors use specially calculated laminations and diverse coatings.  
Latest Movies Online:
Latest Reviews & Articles:

29 Nov 2016 - Posted in: Firmware & Upgrades

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES NEW VIDEO ASSIST 2.3 UPDATE

View News Major update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support!

21 Nov 2016 - Posted in: Company Announcements

SPEEDSCRIBER FROM DIGITAL HEAVEN BRINGS AUTOMATED TRANSCRIPTS TO FINAL CUT PRO X

View News Digital Heaven has announced that SpeedScriber now supports one-way and roundtrip integration with Final Cut Pro X. SpeedScriber is an exciting advance in automated transcription for content creators, providing high-accuracy transcriptions (typically 90-99%) from audio or video files in real-time or faster. The SpeedScriber Mac app al...

17 Nov 2016 - Posted in: Behind The Scenes

BLOG: FINAL CUT PRO X 10.3, THE TOUCH BAR, AND THE NEW MACBOOK PROS

View News The entire FCPX Timeline can be displayed in the Touch Bar. With a glance to the Touch Bar, the editor has an overview of the Timeline - one can quickly jump to any specific area simply through touch. You can therefore display a zoomed, working area in the main timeline window with the overview in the Touch Bar - two representations of th...

15 Nov 2016 - Posted in: New Product Launches

SONY FS7 II: FEATURING VARIABLE ND TECHNOLOGY, A ROBUST LOCKING E-MOUNT AND OPTIONAL SONY 18-110MM SONY G LENS

View News The new model builds on the original FS7s strengths by adding advanced features including Electronic Variable ND technology, a lever lock type E-mount, and a new mechanical design for faster and easier set-up.

7 Nov 2016 - Posted in: New Product Launches

INTRODUCING MOVI PRO

View News A little over 3 years ago Freefly released the original MVI. It was the first digital handheld stabilizer, and changed the way films are created. 3 years and many thousands of shots later, the team at Freefly is unleashing the MVI Pro. This has been described as the most versatile, adaptable, and high performance camera movement system ev...

28 Oct 2016 - Posted in: Company Announcements

APPLE UNVEILS GROUNDBREAKING NEW MACBOOK PRO: THINNEST & LIGHTEST PRO DESIGN EVER

View News Apple has introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with a breakthrough interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a brilliant, Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar.

28 Oct 2016 - Posted in: Software and Updates

FINAL CUT PRO X 10.3: MAJOR UPDATE TO APPLE'S PROFESSIONAL EDITING SOFTWARE

View News Apple has introduced a significant update to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro X, featuring incredible new editing features for the Magnetic Timeline, support for the revolutionary Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro and a redesigned interface with full support for wide colour workflows.

28 Oct 2016 - Posted in: Company Announcements

APPLE UNVEILS NEW TV APP FOR APPLE TV, IPHONE & IPAD

View News Apple has introduced the new TV app, offering a unified experience for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad.

25 Oct 2016 - Posted in: New Product Launches

NEW LOCKCIRCLE CINEMATIC PRODUCTION CAGE FOR SONY A6500

View News The new 6500NY cage by LockCircle is designed to fit like a glove around the incredibly compact Sony a6500 4K camera, featuring the exclusive LockCircle Asymmetrical Design Approach for right hand camera grabbing/control with the original camera ergonomic feeling.

25 Oct 2016 - Posted in: New Product Launches

AUTOWHITEBALANCE BY CRUMPLEPOP FOR FINAL CUT PRO, PREMIERE PRO, AFTER EFFECTS AND MOTION

View News AutoWhiteBalance gives you reliable white-balance color correction with zero setup. When you have better things to do than fiddle with color wheels, this plug-in is the answer. Available for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Motion.

13 Oct 2016 - Posted in: New Product Launches

SHOGUN INFERNO NOW SHIPPING - 4K 60P HDR FILMMAKING HAS ARRIVED

View News Atomos release their flagship monitor-recorder: the Shogun Inferno is now shipping with a focus on making 4K 60p HDR an affordable reality for filmmakers of all types. Beyond Raw and ProRes recording there is the ability to record 4K at 60p for Sony FS5/FS7/FS700 and 4K 30p for Canon C300MKII and C500. The Shogun Inferno enables GH4 users...

10 Oct 2016 - Posted in: Company Announcements

SONY INTRODUCES NEW 6500 NEW FLAGSHIP APS-C SENSOR CAMERA

View News The new 6500 becomes the latest Sony interchangeable lens camera to offer internal 4K movie recording, as it can shoot 4K (3840x2160p) video in the popular Super 35mm format on the full width of the image sensor. Additionally, the 6500 will focus exceptionally fast during movie shooting; other professional video features include the abili...

1 Oct 2016 - Posted in: New Product Launches

INTRODUCING THE DJI MAVIC

View News Able to shoot true 4K video and Full HD slow motion, the DJI Mavic Pro camera drone is a powerful personal aircraft you can keep by your side and quickly launch to beautifully capture any moment. Just fold it up, drop it into your backpack or handbag, and go. Flying it is just as easy use the included controller or the app on your iPhone...

25 Sep 2016 - Posted in: New Product Launches

PANASONIC LUMIX GH5: 4K 60P/50P VIDEO RECORDING 4:2:2 10-BIT RECORDING

View News Panasonic has announced that it has developed a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera LUMIX GH5 that is capable of recording smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p and faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video

24 Sep 2016 - Posted in: New Product Launches

PANASONIC INTRODUCES LUMIX FZ2000 FEATURING 20X LEICA OPTICAL ZOOM

View News The LUMIX FZ2000 boasts exceptional video recording performance which has never been seen in a bridge camera. It is capable of unlimited[1] 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4[2] and Full HD video at an ultra-high bitrate of 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB).
View video category >
"If anyone ever asks my advice, I tell them, ‘Don’t take yourself too seriously.'"
Richard Harris


Content Publisher Rick Young Ltd