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New Sony PMW-F5 & PMW-F55 Firmware v3.0 Released

As promised, Sony has released firmware version 3.0 for the PMW-F5, PMW-F55, and the AXS-R5 recorder. This is a major system update that includes several key features that were previously announced, as well as several new ones. Additionally, Sony has announced that firmware version 4.0 will be released in March 2014 with new features that were added due to user feedback, including cache recording and support for HDMI 2.0 (4K 60fps output) on the F55. Interval recording was previously announced for firmware 3.0, but is delayed and will be released with 4.0 in March. Firmware v3.0 also brings...

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At the Bench: Sony F5/F55 Firmware v3.0

Over the last couple of days, we've had some time to play with Sony's recently-released F5/F55 firmware version 3.0. The new firmware has tons of updates, which are outlined in Jeff's previous blog, but I wanted to specifically highlight a couple of the new features including Super16 Center Scan mode, new LUT options, and High Frame Rate mode. Firmware v3.0 truly delivers on the full potential of the F5 & F55 – check out my video above to see what I mean. If you want to learn even more about the F5 & F55, keep your eye out for our Sony F5/F55 Intensive Workshop coming up on both coasts!...

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Sony’s New Extended Warranty Service Plans for Digital Cinema Cameras

Sony recently introduced Protection PLUS for their professional cameras, an extended service plan that includes an option for accidental damage from handling. The Protection PLUS plan covers you for three years from the date of purchase. The Extended Service Plan provides coverage for mechanical or electrical failure experienced during normal use, including CCD block / C-MOS imager. Accidental Damage from Handling provides protection against accidents such as drops, spill or screen breakage. FEATURES & BENEFITS Extended Service Plan Coverage for mechanical/electrical failure during normal use,...

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Top 10 AbelCine Blogs of 2013

With a ton of new announcements and updates, 2013 was a busy year for our blog team. Here's a look back at the ten most popular blogs of the year – we've got workflow posts, optics, scene files, and camera news from Arri, Phantom, Sony and Canon. Thanks for helping make 2013 another great year for our blog. Let us know in the comments what your top story of the year was, and what you'd like to hear more about in 2014. 1 How to Import F5/F55 Footage in FCP, Avid & Premiere The Sony F5 and F55 were popular topics on the blog this year, and in this post, Andy gives a step-by-step...

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Canon C100 Workshop – New York

Canon's C100 Cinema EOS camera continues the tradition of the Canon aesthetic that was popularized with the 5D. Built upon the technology and design of the C300, this newest member of the Cinema EOS family has been designed from the ground up for professional video use, and AbelCine has designed this workshop to really show what these cameras can do. This all-day workshop covers the many functions of the C100, including detailed instruction on camera operation, lens choice, production techniques, and aftermarket accessories. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of the camera sensor, recording...

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Canon Announces New, Lower Pricing for C100/C500

Canon has just announced lower pricing for their popular Canon C100 and C500 cameras. For those looking to make an entry into Canon Cinema EOS from HDSLR, the C100 is ideal. It offers professional features at an affordable price point – now $4999. It offers the same sensor as the C300, with LOG recording and professional XLR and HDMI ports. The C100 makes an ideal camera for indie productions, documentaries, corporate and event productions, as well as a B camera on larger-budget projects, and much more. The Canon C500 is the top of their Cinema EOS lineup and is perfect for those making...

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