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REVIEWS - 60 Years Of Support

The controls for pan and tilt fluid drag, and counterbalance, are all large, detented knobs (easy to use with gloves).ADAM GARSTONE reviews the

Meet the Illum, Lytro's futuristic new light-field camera

Lytro's first camera came out more than two years ago, a kaleidoscope of a device that was a lot of fun to shoot with but not particularly impressive. It let you focus and refocus a shot after you took it, a remarkable party trick that's since been copied and re-branded by every smartphone …

Canon EOS 5DS Camera

Raw resolution. The Canon EOS 5DS Camera has it in spades. Its 50.6 megapixels are a new record for 35mm format DSLRs. Its dual Digic 6 processors …


Def Mag - Arri Rental Unveils Its ALEXA 65

Arri ALEXA 65 launch night in LA © Arri Rental.At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Linwood Dunn Theatre, ARRI officially introduced the …

The Golden Hour

Even though most people know the outcome of the story in The Imitation Game, William had to keep his audience on the edge of their seats.Oscar


Def Mag - Between Gods And Men

On set with actor Oscar Isaac (Nathan), Director Alex Garland and DoP Rob Hardy with Sony’s f65 camera.Screen writer Alex Garland has now become a

Alex Garland

A Love In Time And Space

The future Mr and Mrs Hawking meet for the first time.The Theory of Everything is a moving tribute to one of the most famous scientists in the world.

Theory of Everything

Why AVID Shouldn't Be A Listed Company

Hague introduce the Levitator

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Def Mag - JVC unveil their low-cost 4k camera range

The new JVC GY-HM170 4k or UHD compact camera.JVC Professional is a known early releaser of next generation technology. In fact they now show-off …


REVIEWS - Blackmagic Design 4K Production Camera

The sensor has a frame size of 21.12mmx11.88mm and 4000x2160 pixels (UHDTV for ProRes) and features a true global shutter.

Making a camera is clearly …

POST - Growing Groot's Galaxy

Groot has the unique power to release glowing spores. The team created the dandelion-like spores with moving tendrils. To do this, they used MPC’s …

Def Mag - After the eyeon Software Buy-out Blackmagic Design make Fusion a free high-end VFX product

Fusion 7 is now free with Fusion Studio at $995.

Blackmagic Design has announced the availability of Fusion 7 (free) and Fusion 7 Studio ($995).

Fusion …

Digital Archive

Gimbal On... How the Stabilised Aerial Cinematography Industry is re-writing the rules on camera use

The new Shotover Gimbal allows you to use your own cameras as long as it's on their approved list.Remember when watching the BBC TV programme ‘Planet …


Def Mag - New Super Slow Motion Camera with 50/60p output

The same 350fps as below but with recording and live output controls.There have been a number of cameras which have promised a normal running model …

Slow Motion

VFX Con-Fusion - The Buy-out of Eyeon

Blackmagic Design's purchase of eyeon software could revolutionise the VFX market.The fact that Blackmagic Design has bought Eyeon Software Inc. must …

UI Design

Def Mag - 4k Slow Motion Camera Usually Helps Airflow patterns

IDT comes from the aero research world.With trade shows like NAB and IBC you can find some real benefit from skirting around the edges of the trade …

Slow Motion

Canon Announce New PL Mount 50-1000mm Lens, CN20x50

The new 50-1000mm lens from Canon gives the choice back to the cinematographer who is using large sensor and/or 4K.Just in time for Wildscreen, the …


Def Mag - Samsung Join the Ranks of Mirrorless 4K Cameras

The new Samsung NX1 has full manual control of video exposure, white balance and audio.Following the IBC Broadcast and Photokina international tech …


Def Mag - Toshiba Manage UHD Spec on 1/3 inch Sensor

A new 3 chip (1/3 inch) 4k cam from Toshiba has been announced - the IK-4K.

3840 x 2160 pixels are packed into a 1/3 inch sensor shooting at …


Def Mag - Markerless Tracking Technology Brings Down Cost Of VR

zlense claim that their rig can be used by most cameras.zLense has launched a depth-mapping camera solution that captures 3D data and scenery in …

Virtual Reality

Def Mag - FX Home Announce HitFilm 3 Pro For Mac and PC

FXHOME has announced that the latest version of its video editing and visual effects software, HitFilm 3 Pro, is now available for pre-order from …

Are Anton Bauer's New Digital Batteries the Safest Ever?


Def Mag - Channel 5’s first in-house docu-drama used the MōVI M10 rig to bypass traditional Steadicam use.

Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty tells the story and re-enacts key moments in the bloody saga of betrayal and revenge of the greatest Royal dynasty in …


Def Mag - Drift Innovation Shrink Their Action Cam

The new Stealth 2 action cam with Drift's 'normal sized' Ghost s. The new camera has a screen but you can't playback on it.The usual tit-for-tat …


Def Mag - New GoPro “Super Hero” lens solution from SeeSense

Ribcage modified GoPro Hero3+ Black camera with Pentax SMC DA Star digital camera lens fitted.SeeSense, UK and European miniature camera solution …