The new Arri ALEXA HD camera is designed for economical and efficient HD video workflow. It shares the same sensor, color processing, controls, and menus, as well as accessories and software license options as the rest of the ALEXA line. By eliminating certain features that many ALEXA users do not utilize for their productions, Arri Read MoreRead More
Mitch Gross of Abel Cine explains the science of the blur that is called “bokeh” Bokeh is one of the more misunderstood concepts in optics. The term was coined for photographic use in 1997, from the Japanese word boke, meaning blur or haze. In recent years, “bokeh” has been simplified to refer to how the shape of a Read MoreRead More
AbelCine tests out two Canon Compact Cine Zoom lenses to see how they perform in the real world. Even if these lenses are out of the ballpark in terms of cost for purchase or rental, there’s some interesting information about focal length and distortion in this presentation.Read More
Mitch Gross give a presentation on the history of lighting technology and where modern developments have taken us, followed by each manufacturer presenting its products and the technology and philosophy behind them. Noted cinematographer David Mullen, ASC (Jennifer’s Body, Smash) discusses his work and lighting. http://youtu.be/DHymhZWAl-U AbelCine and manufacturer experts demonstrate the wide variety of Read MoreRead More
The Phantom Miro M320S is the latest compact high speed camera capable of shooting up to 1500 frames per second at 1920×1080 and has the form factor of a standard prosumer camera. Jamie Alec from Abel Cine gives a quick tour of the new camera.Read More
Most cameras shoot in a color space called REC709 but the latest digital cinema cameras like the ARRI ALEXA are capable of shooting in a color space called LOG which is a flatter gamma curve allowing you to get the full dynamic range of what these digital cinema cameras are capable of capturing.