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  • Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera added to the EOS Family

    Canon has today (29/08/2012) announced the NEW EOS C100 Camera aimed at the "budget conscious" as an addition to its Cinema EOS range of cameras that include the C300 and C500.

    Designed with independent videographers in mind the Canon EOS C100 offers the same core technology of its big brother the C300, including its 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS Sensor, in a smaller package.

    The C100 still comes with the EF lens mount which means it is compatible with all of Canon's fantastic EF SLR lenses. The C100 records 1920 x 1080 Full HD to SDHC or SDXC memory cards at a bitrate of 24Mbps, (AVCHD) and offers an ISO range of 320-20000, and can output uncompressed video directly to and external recorder.

    This camera will be available from November 2012 and can be pre ordered from 3D Broadcast now for only £400 with a fully refundable deposit!!

    EOS C100 Cinema Camera

    http://www.3dbroadcastsales.com/products/Canon-EOS-C100-Super-35mm-CMOS-Sensor-Full-HD-Camera.html

     

    The new EOS C100 – a compact, versatile interchangeable-lens professional video camera designed for independent videographers. Based on the core performance of the acclaimed EOS C300, the new model combines impressive hardware specifications with a range of new automatic features – making it ideal for professionals who shoot without a crew, or EOS videographers entering the Cinema EOS System for the first time.

     

    Key Headlines:

    •           8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD

    •           High sensitivity, low noise

    •           24Mbps AVCHD to SD cards

    •           Automatic shooting functions

    •           Canon Log Gamma

  • Blackmagic Design offers New Forum to aid with up and coming Blackmagic Cinema Camera

    Blackmagic Forum

    We have a new Blackmagic Forum on our web site now and we think it will allow people to help each other and share knowledge. If you would like to check it out then please go to forum.blackmagicdesign.com.

    Blackmagic Cinema Camera Files

    We have posted some RAW CinemaDNG shots from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera for download, and people have been asking for these. They are RAW so they have the entire image of the camera available for color grading. Because RAW images are a little different to grade than video files, there is a post by John Brawley on our forum with more info on the shots and how to grade them.

    To get more info and the downloads links please to go

    http://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15

    DaVinci Resolve 9 Beta 3

    DaVinci Resolve 9 is a dramatic update to the previous version and apart from powerful audio and onset tools, it has a completely redesigned user interface that's much more friendly. By friendly I mean it's much faster to use, and also easier to learn if you're new to color grading and DaVinci Resolve.

    Of course we have also updated the free DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite, which you can simply download at no charge if you would like to use DaVinci now.

    DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite is quite powerful even when compared to the full version. It has no restrictions in quality, no limitations in types of files it can open, no limitations in number of nodes you can use and no limitations of the number of layers when compared to the full version of DaVinci Resolve. You can even grade high resolution RAW 2K, 4K and even 6K camera files, when outputting to HD.

    If you need to do higher resolution projects with more complicated grades, then you can just purchase the full version for £655.

    There have been some fantastic videos made by people explaining some of the new features in DaVinci Resolve 9 and I have listed some of these below.

    Color Grading Central have a really nice tutorial on how to grade using DaVinci Resolve 9. Just scroll down to the video.

    http://www.colorgradingcentral.com/davinci-resolve-tutorials

    For a great overview of the new DaVinci Resolve user interface, check:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8zrzThKHV8&list=UUnqmgMi2D6KQdFKGq0kKkdQ&index=4&feature=plcp

    Patrick Inhofer has posted an extremely detailed training video on how to set up and get started with DaVinci Resolve 9.

    http://www.taoofcolor.com/blog/davinci-resolve-9-upgrade-the-pain-free-way/

    There is a fantastic audio pod-cast discussing the new features.

    http://coloristos.podomatic.com/entry/2012-07-29T16_49_50-07_00

    Lastly, Alexis Van Hurkman has some info on his blog about the new features in DaVinci Resolve 9.

    http://vanhurkman.com/wordpress/?p=2028

    The version of DaVinci Resolve 9 on our web site is a public beta, but its looking quite stable now. We expect the final release by the end of the month if you prefer to wait for that.

    I hope you find these resources helpful and find the new DaVinci Resolve a much improved tool for the most creative color correction work. It's sure been a lot of fun working on this release and I know personally I really love using this new version!

  • Canon Announce Price For Cine Style Prime Lenses

    Canon announce price and lead time on their much anticipated cine style prime lenses, the CN-E24mm, CN-E50mm and the CN-E85mm

     

    Canon UK have finally let us dealers in on their little secret, the price and lead time of the much anticipated cine style prime lenses for use with EF mounted cameras like the oh so popular Canon Eos C300

    The lens as we already know will come in 24mm, 50mm and 85mm sizes (the 24mm being the most expensive at about £3150 ex vat), the other two lenses are price at about £2850 ex vat, but having said all that they do come in cheaper if brought in a kit of 3 lenses at around the £7900 mark which does represent a saving of around £950 which is not bad

    The rough lead times on the lenses are as follows, we expect to see the Cine Prime 24mm at the beginning of September, and both the Cine Prime 50mm and 85mm around October/November

    All these lenses will be on high demand so you can pre order your lenses now from our web site, www.3dbroadcastsales.com be sure not to miss out on these little beauties.

  • Canon 4K Screening Event at IBC with the EOS C500

    Canon 4K Screening Event at IBC with the EOS C500

    Canon UK is having an exclusive screening event to be held at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam.

    The screening will show footage form the EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera as well as the EOC-1DC and Canon cine lenses all in stunning 4K resolution.

    The event will take place on Saturday 8th September 2012 at the IBC Big Screen Auditorium.

    Session 1: Doors open at 10.50am. The event begins promptly at 11.00am.

    Session 2: Doors open at 12pm. The event begins promptly at 12.10pm.

    This is an open invitation to all so please feel free to attend

  • Canon XF305 time to take another look

    Canon XF305 time to take another look

     

    With the release this week of Sony’s New PMW-200 XDCAM EX Camcorder I thought it would be a good time to take a look again at Canon’s outstanding XF305 Camera. This camera has fast become a favourite of Broadcasters and professionals alike so it would seem that the Sony has a lot of ground to catch up on. Continue reading

  • Introducing the Sony PMW 200 Camcorder

    The PMW 200 Camcorder is the latest addition to Sony’s XDCAM HD4:2:2 range and is causing quite a stir in the industry. The Sony PMW 200 Camcorder is the first professional handheld camcorder in its class in today’s market that possesses full HD 4:2:2 50Mbps recording and three ½”-type Exmoor Cmos sensors. Continue reading

  • PAG to Support Broadcasters During Olympics

    3d Broadcast is delighted to announce that one of our illustrious suppliers, PAG, has been selected to provide support for broadcasters during the 2012 Olympic games. Continue reading

  • New Manfrotto Sympla Products at 3d Broadcast

    3d Broadcast are delighted to introduce the new Manfrotto Sympla product range that is now available for purchase online.

    Manfrotto Sympla rigs are renowned in the broadcasting industry for providing a simple solution to complex shoots with their outstanding range of shoulder and long lens support systems, as well as the flexible Matterbox system. Continue reading

  • How does the 2012 Digital Switchover affect Wireless Microphone & IEM Users?

    The analogue to digital switchover in the UK will complete in 2012, meaning that almost everybody will be able to receive digital TV using an aerial. But how does this affect Wireless Microphone and IEM users?

    For Wireless Microphone and IEM users, TV Channel 38 (606-614MHz) has been announced by Ofcom as the replacement for the old TV Channel 69 (854-862MHz) signal use. You will also require a licence to legally operate radio microphones and IEM’s on the new signal. Continue reading

  • Introducing the Canon XF300

    The Canon XF300 is the best traditional camera Canon have ever produced and is available from 3d Broadcast now available for a very reasonable £4,860 (including VAT).

    Generating wonderful, clean images, the Canon XF300 features integrated CompactFlash and has the highest bandwidth ever produced by a Canon camera with up to 50 Mbps.

    This BBC-approved camera produces HD-quality footage and is perfect for use with a green-screen. Other impressive features of this outstanding camera are relay recording and dual shots making recording the slickest process it’s ever been. This combined with a new 18x optical zoom series produces spectacular imagery. Continue reading

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