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Alexa XR Upgrades anounced

Alexa XR Upgrades anounced

From FD Times: “ARRI has announced today that existing Alexa cameras can soon be upgraded with internal ARRIRAW. ARRI and Codex worked together to develop a new XR Module (Xtended Recording) side cover for ARRIRAW uncompressed recording right where your SxS PRO card previously went.” Gearhead plans to have this upgrade available for the Alexa ASAP.   For more info, go to :http://www.fdtimes.com/2013/02/20/arri-alexa-xr-and-xt/    

New Kowa Anamorphics are fantastic!

New Kowa Anamorphics are fantastic!

The new Kowa Anamorphics that were recently added to the inventory look great!  If you loved the look of Django Unchained, or pretty much any JJ Abrams movie, then you’ll really appreciate these lenses.  Great horizontal flaring, and awesome rack focus anomalies.  Click to see  a still of the 40mm at T.4  

Red Firmware 4.0: the big one…

Red Firmware 4.0: the big one…

Red has just released the beta firmware version 4.0, and they say it’s a game changer.  We’re not running it in our cameras yet (we never send out our cameras with a beta build), but it looks like it’s going to make a lot of people happy: SIGNIFICANT CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS BUILD V3.3.14: Added Pre-Record Added Time Lapse Added Record Ramp Added Vertical Monitor Flip Added Vertical and Horizontal UI Flip/Mirror Added Custom Overlay Added Power Save Modes Added User selectable 1:1 zoom Added Selectable LCD Frequency Added Import/Export user cal maps Added Calibration warnings for exposure and temperature Added Luma Ramp Read more »

Kowa Anamorphics now available

Kowa Anamorphics now available

Now available for rent: Kowa Anamorphic prime lens set.  Get the look of vintage anamorphics with modern mechanics.  They have just been completely rebuilt with PL mounts, focus gears, and 80mm fronts.  If you’re not familiar with the Kowas, they are fantastic looking lenses, and about the size and weight of a Zeiss Superspeed.  Set includes a 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, and 100mm.

New Alexa firmware is here.

New Alexa firmware is here.

Arri has just released the latest firmware upgrade for the Alexa, and it has some really significant improvements and features.  We’re really excited for this one.  From the Arri website: New Features Overview SUP 7.0 runs on all ARRI ALEXA cameras – ALEXA, ALEXA Plus, ALEXA Plus 4:3, ALEXA M and ALEXA Studio. Here is an overview of the features in SUP 7.0. The full list of new features and other changes from previous SUP versions are described in detail in the following chapter. ProRes 2K recording in the 16:9 and the 4:3 aspect ratio New and improved in-camera debayering Read more »

Canon C100 now available

Canon C100 now available

The Canon C100 is now available for rental.  All of the advantages of shooting with a 5D/7D, but with none of the hassles.  Great image quality, endless choice of Canon lenses, small profile and lightweight.  But with real audio, reduced rolling shutter, and standard video camera controls, the C100 makes for a great package.

Arri Alura 18-80 now available!

Arri Alura 18-80 now available!

We just took delivery of the awesome Arri/Fujinon Alura 18-80.  It’s got a great range, is a fast T.2.6, is super-sharp, and is only $300/day.  Check out the specs at http://www.arri.com/camera/lenses/35_format_lenses/alura_studio_zooms.html

New Gear!

New Gear!

Lots of new gear just arrived: TV Logic monitors in 17″, more 5.6″ TV Logics, Redbyte Decimators, AJA video converters, some new filters, and more. And some really exciting new gear is on the way!  Here’s a hint: think beautiful, blue, horizontal flares a la J.J. Abrams.  🙂

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