Category Archives: Newsy Bits

Abraham Joffe Wins Milli Award for Australian Cinematographer of the Year 2017

Abraham Joffe Wins Milli Award for Australian Cinematographer of the Year at 2017 Fujinon Fujifilm ACS National Awards SYDNEY, 9 May 2016 – At this year’s Fujinon Fujifilm Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards, the society’s night of nights as ever MC’d by Australian TV celebrity Ray Martin AM, it was Abraham Joffe (Tales By Light – Darren Jew: Submerged) who was awarded the coveted Milli for Australian Cinematographer of the Year. Joffe, an internationally award-winning Australian cinematographer who has gained a growing reputation for his documentary and nature productions said, “Tonight I had the enormous honour of receiving the Australian Cinematographers Society’s Milli award for…

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Grant Petty Talks About The Ursa

Blackmagic Ursa @ NAB 2014 from Lemac Film and Digital on Vimeo.

Grant Petty, CEO and founder of Blackmagic Design shows us the new Blackmagic Ursa camera system on the NAB show floor in Las Vegas 2014. This 10 minute piece includes a detailed run through on the camera system’s functionality and various options and features.

Source: Lemac Film and Digital

New Pro Magazine Issues From Sony

Issue #2 of Sony’s new periodical, CineAlta Magazine, produced by Sony Professional Solutions of America is now available. Going behind the scenes with Sony’s higher end digital motion picture cameras, including the F5, F55 and F65, CineAlta Magazine is focused on real stories with real people behind the cameras, and those in post-production handling the workflow. Sony has also launched the new @ction Magazine, designed to bring in-depth user experiences with Sony’s professional large sensor camera systems to a wider audience than just traditional digital…

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Sony Launches Pro XDCAM Camcorder with XAVC Recording

Sony launches professional XDCAM camcorder with XAVCTM recording capability and a newly developed zoom lens Ready to support a wide range of broadcast and video production applications  LAS VEGAS, 6 April 2014: Sony has launched the PXW-X180 Handheld Solid-State Memory Camcorder, the latest addition to the popular XDCAMTM Series. Ideal for broadcast and professional video production applications, it features three 1/3” Full HD Exmor® CMOS sensors and a newly developed 25x optical zoom Sony G Lens with 26 mm wide angle. The PXW-X180 records in…

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Seven Expands TVUPACK Mobile Broadcasting Fleet

SEVEN NETWORK EXPANDS TVUPACK MOBILE BROADCASTING FLEET Now has 20 Packs and receivers throughout Australia and the USA   SYDNEY, 28 April 2014 – According to Seven Network Telecommunications and IT Infrastructure Manager Dave Watts it’s the flexibility of TVUPacks that’s the main reason the network has again expanded its fleet of units with more packs recently purchased through TVU’s Australian dealer Magna Systems and Engineering. Watts explained, “By using a TVUPack we can get out to more places, faster and more efficiently. They are…

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Panasonic Releases 4K GH4

Overview The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a true hybrid camera designed for both professional photo and video use. It features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as UHD 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096×2160 video at 24p. Like its predecessor, the GH4 features a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body, while offering increased resolution on both the OLED monitor and electronic viewfinder. It also…

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Sony PMW-F5 Bundle Offers Extended

Sony has announced that its very popular bundle offers on the PMW-F5 Super35mm digital cinematography camera have been extended until March 31st, 2014.Two bundles are available for the standard price of the camera body, with choice of OLED or LCD viewfinders plus a range of accessories included. With the ability to capture stunning HD or 2K images in a range of codecs as standard, plus the option to fit an AXS-R5 recorder for shooting 2K or 4K RAW, the PMW-F5 is the most powerful cinema…

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Sony 3-chip HXR-NX3 camcorder now shipping

Announced at the end of last year, Sony’s new 3-chip HXR-NX3 camcorder has now started shipping to dealers in Australia and New Zealand. This latest member of the NXCAM family is priced at $3,999 including GST (NZD$4,699 including GST) and offers a 20X optical zoom plus a wealth of powerful and innovative features.The HXR-NX3 is ideally suited to any production application seeking a simple to operate but high performance professional camcorder at a very keen price – such as event videographers, education and corporate production.…

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