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The PMW-F3 is equipped with a Super 35mm sensor, which is the same size as Super 35mm film and has been specifically developed for digital cinematography. Its positioning within the chassis is exactly the same as it would be within a 35mm film camera--ensuring exactly the same optical performance with the unrivalled range of 35mm cine lenses. In addition, Sony's advanced accumulated sensor technologies provide an excellent sensitivity of F11 (ISO 800) and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of just 63dB (measured at 1080/59.94i and typical value). A unique Exmor sensor offers exceptional noise reduction and greatly reduces power consumption.
The PMW-F3 is supplied with a PL mount adapter to provide immediate compatibility with the huge range of filmic 35mm lenses, including prime, digital cinematography and even still lenses. There are also hot shoe electric interfaces for Cooke/i and ARRI LDS.
Sony has begun to introduce zoom lenses that are directly compatible with the F3's FZ mount, beginning with an 18-252mm model (the SCL-Z18X140, sold separately). Zoom lens compatibility expands the operational flexibility of the F3 so it can be used for almost any application.
The PMW-F3 offers a powerful Slow & Quick Motion function--commonly known as overcranking and undercranking in film shooting. This enables users to create unique looks or special effects with slow- and fast-motion images, and can be selected on the control dial on the side of the camcorder. The PMW-F3 can capture images at frame rates selectable from 1 frame per second (fps) to 60 fps in 720p mode, and from 1 fps to 30 fps in 1080p mode--in increments of 1 fps--onto a single card. With the Slow & Quick Motion function of this camcorder, images are recorded natively without interpolating the frames. This means the quality of the slow- and fast-motion images is extremely high and superior to those created in the editing process. In addition, these slow -and fast- motion images can be played back immediately after shooting, without using any converters or processing on nonlinear editing systems.
In addition to HD recording, high-quality audio is an equally significant feature in the XDCAM EX system. The PMW-F3 camcorder records and plays back high-quality, two-channel 16-bit, 48-kHz linear PCM uncompressed audio.
The PMW-F3 is part of Sony's highly successful XDCAM EX product family, which supports a high speed nonlinear workflow. With XDCAM EX, recordings are made as data files in the MP4 format, which is widely used in a number of recent electronic portable devices and has been standardized by ISO. File-based recording allows material to be handled with great flexibility in an IT-based environment--easily available for copying, transferring, sharing, and archiving. All these operations are accomplished without any digitizing process required. File-based data copying allows for degradation-free dubbing of footage, which can be performed easily on a PC. The file-based recording system also allows for material to be viewed directly on a PC--simply by inserting the SxS memory card into the ExpressCard slot on a PC or Mac, or by linking a PC/Mac to the XDCAM EX unit via a USB2 connection. This file-based operation can dramatically improve the efficiency and quality of your workflow.
The PMW-F3 uses XDCAM EX's proven high-speed, intuitive workflow and offers seamless integration with leading nonlinear editing software. In addition, 10-bit 4:2:2 HD-SDI output opens up hybrid recording possibilities with content simultaneously recorded on internal memory and, in uncompressed form, on a variety of external recording devices. The Dual Link HD-SDI option enables 10-bit 4:4:4 RGB 23.98/25/29.97PsF or 10-bit 4:2:2 108050p/59.94p uncompressed external recording--ideal for integration with highest quality production workflows such as HDCAM SR. The PMW-F3 also supports selectable gamma, four levels of HyperGamma and S-Log for a wide range of shooting conditions from standard to wide latitude. The PMW-F3 can simultaneously record LUT (Look Up Table) information onto the internal media for additional workflow flexibility. 3G-SDI is available for 10-bit RGB 1080 23.98/25/29.97PsF or 10-bit 4:2:2 1080 50/59.94p output.
The HXRNX5 has an internal Global Location Positioning (GPS) locator which can automatically embed satellite navigation data in AVCHD video data files. Mapping data can be created using bundled CMU software. Also GPS data can be extracted from video files, using CMU (Contacts Management Utility) software, in a commonly used latitude/longitude NMEA data format.
A new feature of the HXR-NX5P is Active SteadyShot. This useful feature effectively reduces hand-held camera shake.
The HXR-NX5E has a variety of flexible interfaces. An HD-SDI interface allows you to connect to a high-end video editing system with a single BNC cable. No conversion boxes are needed and the output is uncompressed, providing the highest picture quality. Time code and audio signals are embedded in the HD-SDI signal.
A HDMI interface allows easy connection to consumer HD displays or external recorders.
TC Link enables two camcorders to be connected with a standard mini-plug cable so time codes can be synchronised. A USB2.0 slot enables simple connection to a computer with no need for an external power supply. Also featured are RCA-pintype composite and audio outputs terminals, component output with AV/R-out and Remote Terminal.
No the HXRNX5 does not have an interchangeable lens. However you can get lens adaptors such as the Sony VCL-HG0872K 0.8x wide conversion lens.
AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/50i, AVCHD HQ (9Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, AVCHD LP (5Mbps) 1440x1080/50i, AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1920x1080/25p, AVCHD FX (24Mbps) 1280x720/50p, AVCHD FH (17Mbps) 1280x720/50p, MPEG SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i, MPEG SD HQ (9Mbps) 720x576/50i (25p Scan)
Yes, the BMCC 4K accepts balanced mic or line level analogue audio. Balanced analogue audio is how most video cameras accept an audio signal. Instead of the typical XLR connectors, Black Magic have chosen 1/4" TRS jacks, which are a bigger version of the 3.5mm jacks usually used as a headphone output on consumer products.
No, the internal battery cannot be removed for charging. If a longer running time is required, there are many 3rd party battery adaptors and powering solutions available from companies such as IDX.
According to the spec sheet, the 4K camera will only shoot 1920X1080/50 as interlaced footage.
Yes, Videocraft have the LAFZB1 adaptor available for demo, rent and sale. Please contact your local Videocraft office for more info.
The full specs of the battery are 7.4V, 800mAh, 5.92Wh. The direct replacement is a NIkon EN-EL20
At this stage the BMCC 2.5K camera can not record interlaced frame rates. The 2.5K camera only records the progressive frame rates of 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, and 30p.
Yes, it is possible to buy replacement foam for all Pelican cases, as well as other inserts like the padded divider sets. Check the essential accessories section to see what options are available for this product.
Yes, the WRR861 receiver is compatible with the WRR860 transmitter.
The Teradek Bolt Pro receiver or transmitter can be powered from a number of different options via the 2-pin Lemo power connectors.
The receiver is shipped with a 2-pin Lemo to D-Tap cable which would allow it to be powered from a camera or battery with D-Tap out. Alternatively, Teradek have a number of pre-made battery plates that allow powering from popular Sony, Canon and Panasonic batteries.
The Bolt Pro receiver can be powered from an optional V-lock battery plate or from a 2-pin Lemo to A/C adaptor. As you can see, Teradek have made powering the Bolt Pro a snap using common connectors and battery options.
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Yes, the DJI Phantom includes a remote controller. The Phantom is ready to fly the moment you unpack it. Just attach propellors, charge the LiPo and install 4X AA batteries in the remote control and start flying.
The answer can be yes or no depending on where it is operated and for what purpose. The best resource will be the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority website, specificially this section regarding the difference between a model airplane and a UAS: http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_100375
We are expecting the Rode RodeLink Digital Wireless Filmmaker Kit to ship from 29 May 2015.
There is a lifetime warranty on all Pelican cases.
Yes, the Atomos Ninja Blade recorder does come with an adapter for Nikon EN EL-15 batteries
The standard GoPro Hero5 Black is now water resistant, so you can use a standard Hero5 black without an extra housing. They will do the job well. If you want something a bit smaller (which I think is a very good idea). I think that the Hero5 Session is a great choice for skiing and snowboarding.
For diving, the Hero5 Black with the Super Suit is ideal, and gives you a waterproof housing to 60m. You can also use the housing for extra protection for pretty much anything, including skiing as well.
The Sony 4K / 2K Raw Interface Upgrade License for PXW-FS5 Camera is now shipping again.
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The Ninja2 can be used in conjunction with the SxS cards of the PMW200 to dual record and backup your footage. Alternatively, you can use the Ninja2 to record a higher quality signal in ProRes or DnX codecs and use the 50Mbs XDCAM codec recorded to the SxS cards as proxy files.
The Ninja2 would connect to the PMW200 via the HDMI output. However, this means that the HD-SDI output will become disabled.
Yes, ProTools 11.1 now supports Windows 8.1.
The Sony ECM673 is phantom powered, which means it gets power from the camera it connects to, and does not use batteries. It has XLR connections, but does not have TRS (3.5mm Mini-jack)connects that connect to consumer DSLR cameras. We would recommend the Videomic Go or Videomic Pro if need to connect to a mini jack.
The SBACUS30 Card Reader is backwards compatible, so can be powered by both a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connection.
Yes, the Sony LAFZB1 will provide power to either lens. In addition, the HJ22 will pass ALAC information to the F5/F55, allowing compensation of chromatic aberration, but we do not know if the J11 has the same capability.
If you have the EF Mount version of the Blackmagic URSA Camera, this lens will be suitable.
The Canon EF5012LU EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens is compatible with the Canon 70d. However the 70D has an APS-C sized sensor which means there is a 1.6 crop factor on the angle of view of the lens. Basically the cropped sensor sees a narrower field of view. Important to note, the crop factor does not affect a lens’s focal length, nor does the crop factor affect the lens’s aperture.
The flange of the donut fits around the circumference of the lens, creating a light tight seal as can be seen in the photo below:
The 1793 Miller Arrow 25 can hold up to 25 pounds or 11Kg comfortably, so it’s dependent on your setup. I would suggest weighing the setup, including lens etc and based on that make the decision.
The next step up would be the Miller 1690 Arrow 40 2 Stage System which would hold up to 18 kg or 40 pounds.
The Ikan MS1 can support up to 860 grams of camera, The combined weight of the A7S and 16-35mm lens is 1007 grams which is overweight for the MS1 gymball.
You may like to consider purchasing a different lens such as the SEL35F18 35mm F1.8 OSS prime lens This lens has a weight of 154 grams. And would get the camera/lens weight within spec.
Alternatively, the Ikan DS1 Gimbal can hold up to 1.6Kg, which would carry the A7s and the Lens.
Yes, a Miller Compass 23 Fluid Head is included in the system, along a set of 3 475 Rubber Feet Pads, 993 Mid-level Spreader, 870 Arrow Soft Case and a Pan Handle.
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The Cineroid range of lights use the same L-series battery as the HXRMC1500P and many other Sony cameras, making them the ideal choice for on-camera lighting. The Cineroid light comes in two kits: the L2C which includes a battery and charger, or the L10C which contains the light only. Cineroid lights can be found on our website by clicking this link: http://www.videocraft.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=cineroid
Yes, the 800W EME bulb will fit a Lowel Tota lamp. The Lowel lamp guide for the Tota light, found here, references several bulbs that can potentially fit a Tota light. Most are 120V versions, including the EMD.
The 240V EMF bulb is a frosted glass version of the the EME which is clear glass. The frosted glass yields slightly softer light with a perceptably lower output when compared to the clear EME.
Yes, the ARRI Locaster will run off batteries, as it has an external 11-36 Volt DC input on XLR and power consumption is 35W. However, you will need a battery adapter to 4 pin XLR, and you will need a high capacity battery designed for the power consumption of the light fixture. V-Lock style batteries, as what we would normally use for broadcast camcorders or digital cinema cameras would be fine. So, there are lots of choices for running off batteries, but all of the options will be external to the light fixture.
Hi James. Unfortunately one lapel microphone can be used per Sony Hybrid Digital Lavalier Wireless Mic System. You can only hear one transmitter on each receiver.
The Sennheiser SKP 100 G3-B Plug-On Transmitter does not supply 48V Phantom power. You would need to either use a Shotgun mic with a battery like the Rode NTG-2 or Rode NTG-4+ or get a plug pack transmitter which does and is compatible with your Sennheiser Evolution 100 system like the SKP 300 G3-B (make sure that you choose the correct frequency range) $645 inc GST. If you haven’t bought a system yet consider the Sony UWPD16 http://www.videocraft.com.au/sony-hybrid-digital-wireless-mic-kit-638-693mhz
Yes, the Rode NTG4+ can get phantom power from being connected to a camera or pre-amp. The phantom power does not charge the included internal lithium ion battery. The Battery can be charged in two hours, and last for up to 150 hours, via the included MicroUSB cable, which can be connected to any USB port.
The Zoom H5 is a 4 track recorder, which means you can record up to 4 simultaneous audio sources simultaneously, including the Optional Shotgun Mic and XLR/TRS Inputs.
The input sensitivity on the Sennheiser EW100ENGG3B transmitter can be set to line level. The output level of the receiver is mic level, so you will need a mic pre amp at the speaker end. They are not designed for this purpose and I can’t comment on how they would perform.
The XF100 Camera has Balanced XLR inputs for professional mics. The DM100 mic is designed for consumer cameras. I would suggest a Sony ECMVG1
Often when using a Rode VideoMic Me mic to record to the phone, there is interference from the phone signal itself. When recording audio, try setting the phone to aeroplane mode, as this often solves this issue.
Yes, the Ninja2 can be used with your Sony V1P using the camera's HDMI connection.
No, Atomos do not include Hard Drives with the Ninja or Samurai kits. A full list of recommended drives can be found on the Atoms website, here: http://www.atomos.com/discovery-what-drives/
The Sony HXRMC1500P weighs 2.7kg without a battery or tape and it can be mounted to a tripod using the 1/4"-20 taped hole on the bottom of the camera.
Yes, the Panasonic AG-HMC82EN is the PAL version of the camera. Panasonic models with an E or EN suffix are PAL based. Those with an A, G or PJ suffix are NTSC models.
The latest firmare update for the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q and Odyssey7 OLED Monitor & Recorders was released on 30 October 2014, and the download link is available from the Videocraft Website. The firmware update brings new features, fixes and improvements as follows:
Refreshed User Interface
Newly simplified menus with easier, intuitive access to all functions.
HDMI Record Trigger
Start/stop Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q on cameras supporting a trigger pulse over HDMI (Sony: FS700, FS100, a7S, etc., Canon: C100, 1DC, 5D mk3, etc.)
HDMI Timecode Support
Feed timecode to Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q on cameras supporting timecode over HDMI (Sony: FS700, FS100, a7S, etc., Canon: C100, 1DC, 5D mk3, etc.)
Analog Audio Input
Record analog audio on Odyssey7 or Odyssey7Q via 3.5mm AUD IN port. Two-channel unbalanced or one-channel balanced input with gain adjustment from -99 to +44dB.
On/Off control for AUD OUT port.
Selectable Project Rate for HD Apple ProRes Recordings
In 1080p, Project Rate can now be set from 23.98 – 60fps or FOLLOWS INPUT.
In PLAY mode, reference up to 16 In & 16 Out points per clip. Used in conjunction with new CD APPLE PRORES TRANSFER UTILITY 1.4.4, a Final Cut Pro XML can transfer Markers to FCPX, FCP7, Adobe Premier and Resolve 10 & 11.
4K/UHD Apple ProRes Recording
4K (4096x2160) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps
UHD (3840x2160) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps
Input via 4x SDI with full playback & scrubbing
2K Apple ProRes Recording
2K (2048x1080) Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
FS700 4K RAW to UHD Apple ProRes
With SONY FS RAW Record Option, input 4K RAW from FS7/FS700 and record UHD (3840x2160) video in Apple ProRes 422(HQ) at 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps.
Capture in S-Log2, REC709 or REC709(800%).
FIXED HDMI input legalization
FIXED Image tearing with interlaced & PSF signals
FIXED PIXEL ZOOM image blackout when dragged to corner
IMPROVED PLAY mode audio sync
FIXED PLAY mode for ARRIRAW 24p
IMPROVED PLAY mode scrubbing of RAW recordings
IMPROVED PLAY mode RAW playback artifacts
Go to Convergent-Design.com/firmware-downloads.html to download the latest firmware, update instructions, firmware release notes, quick-start guides, and the latest Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q manuals.
Please Note: An Odyssey SSD or Odyssey Utility Drive is required to perform the firmware update.
The short answer is yes.
All of these BlackMagic devices use a set of drivers and software that Black Magic call Desktop Video. The desktop video OS compatibility will determine whether the unit can be used with the OS you have.
The following is the most recent release of Desktop Video, and as you can see the OS Compatibility is listed under the system requirements.
You can also download legacy versions of Desktop video if you want to use an older OS, and these are in the downloads column on the left side of the blackmagic support page
(December 19, 2014, Colorado Springs) Today Convergent Design releases a firmware update for the Odyssey7, Odyssey7Q and the new Odyssey7Q+. This release adds features, improves current functions and fixes some previous issues.
Highlights of the new firmware include:
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q+)
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7Q & Odyssey7Q+)
NEW FEATURES (Odyssey7, Odyssey7Q, Odyssey7Q+)
The Rode SmartLav+ is fully compatible with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation).
For optimal performance though, the smartLav requires an app with variable input level, such as RØDE Rec on iOS. This App requires iOS 8.1 or later.
The Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio has the same H.264 encoder as the Video Pro Recorder from Black magic. It will output over USB2 and is designed to be used in conjunction with Blackmagic software Media Express which is part of the Desk Top Video bundle available on the Blackmagic site.
Some third party manufacturers are compatible with the Blackmagic hardware including some CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) but you will need to check with them regarding their requirements.
The cable length of the Rode SmartLav+ is 1.2 metres
Yes, the Pix E5 will cross convert between SDI and HDMI. Both outputs are active simultaneously. However, if your input is a 4K signal, the output signal is down-converted to HD.
You will need a display device like an SDI monitor or an HDMI TV to test whether the Blackmagic Design Decklink Mini Monitor is working correctly.
The Promp-It Maxi Teleprompter is merely a reflection glass setup, and requires a screen, commonly the Ipad with an app placed on the base to reflect the scrolling text. The camera is setup behind the glass to record the subject.
The manufacturer recommended app is the Teleprompt+ by Bombing Brain
Media Composer v7.0 Interplay Edition: Comes with all of the powerful features of Media Composer v7 with the added benefit of connectivity to Interplay Environments such as Interplay Production, Interplay Central and Interplay Sphere.
Interplay Production: Production asset management that lets producers, editors, assistants, and reviewers collaborate in real-time while non-creative tasks are orchestrated in the background
Interplay Central: Web-based tools with customizable, role-based layouts that enable users and unify media production
Interplay Sphere: Real-time production everywhere with facility connected editing and transparent uploading
A Dongle License is a USB Key that contains your Avid License .
As long as you have it plugged into the PC or MAC that you wish to run Media Composer on, it will allow the application to run.
A Dongle License is very easy to move between computers without the need for activation and deactivation making it the obvious choice for users that need to move between computers.
Please Note: Only one computer can be used at a time.
Blackmagic are currently testing several new laptops for use with the Pocket Ultrascope. The following laptops have been verified by end-users to work with their USB 3.0 products:
Videocraft Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 Compatibility Information Guide
Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 is very specific in its need for particular models of motherboard, USB 3.0 card and operating system. If you are unsure what motherboard, USB 3.0 card or Operating System your PC or Mac is currently running, then it most likely WILL NOT WORK. This will be due to a hardware incompatibility between the Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 device and the USB 3.o chipset in your PC, and is not a hardware fault as such, as it can be shown that these units will work with a limited range of motherboards and USB 3.0 cards. However, even if these requirements are met, there is no guarantee that the Blackmagic Design USB 3.0 product will successfully operate in your PC. This is not a hardware fault as such, it is a product of the limited hardware compatibility that the Blackmagic Design USB 3.0 chipset.
Many of the chipsets that are listed in the Blackmagic Design compatibility documents are no longer available, and we have found that the replacement chipset versions have been shown to be INCOMPATIBLE. DO NOT assume that as your system is new, that it will work. If your motherboard and USB 3.0 card is not listed in the Blackmagic list of motherboards and USB 3.0 cards, it WILL NOT WORK.
For this reason, and our experience with our clients who have unsuccessfully tried to use Blackmagic Design USB 3.0 products in their systems, we DO NOT RECOMMEND this product due to the repeated compatibility issues we have encountered. While it is possible to make it work (and we are able to successfully make it work in our test facilities), the massive choice of motherboards, USB cards and OS choices mean that it is more than likely that your PC won’t work with Blackmagic USB 3.0 cards. If you choose to purchase a Blackmagic Design USB 3.0 product we DO NOT GUARANTEE compatibility with your hardware, and Videocraft WILL NOT be held responsible for this.
For further information on compatibility of the Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 unit, please refer to the Blackmagic Design website www.blackmagicdesign.com/support
From our experience, our very strong recommendation is to go for either PCIe or Thunderbolt versions of this product, and both units have shown good compatibility and performance with a variety of systems.
We have put together this information guide on Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 to help our clients make an informed decision about this product. While we have seen it work successfully with the correctly specified hardware, we have had numerous reports from our clients that the unit will not work with their PC.
Videocraft Recommended Alternatives to Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0
Intensity Pro PCIe capture
Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt
Avid Media Composer student comes with 12 months of support and then requires support renewal
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Avid Pro Tools 12 is expected to be released in February 2015, however industry experts are saying a May 2015 launch date is more realistic.
The Mbox 2 is not qualified for Pro Tools 12. It may still work but I think mileage may vary. Pro Tools 12 does work without an audio interface that is if you only need it to mix and edit audio and are happy with monitoring via headphones or with speakers plugged into the on board soundcard of your computer.
This is a PCi-e card so it will fit in to a full size PC. You will need to check if CS6 will see it as a video source, You can always use the free BM software to record. It would, however be best to record on an SxS card in the camera and import it in to CS6 using USB
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Yes, the Teradek Bolt can accept SD and HD resolutions up to 1080/60P.
The LIvestream Broadcaster will work with any 4G capable USB modem.
In theory yes the RG6 cable is okay to use with the Blackmagic Analog to SDI Mini Converter , as long as the signal is stable and the distance to travel is less than 10 metres. Here is a description below.
The most commonly recognized variety of RG-6 is cable television (CATV) distribution coax, used to route cable television signals to and within homes, and RG-6 type cables have become the standard for CATV, mostly replacing the smaller RG-59, in recent years. CATV distribution coax typically has a copper-clad steel (CCS) center conductor and a combination aluminum foil/aluminium braid shield, typically with low coverage (about 60%). RG-6 type cables are also used in professional video applications, carrying either base band analogue video signals or serial digital interface (SDI) signals; in these applications, the center conductor is ordinarily solid copper, the shielding is much heavier (typically aluminium foil/95% copper braid), and tolerances are more tightly controlled, to improve impedance stability.