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When a lens is more than just a lens
KitPlus Matching shots between different cameras can be tricky at the best of times. But how do you match lens characteristics between a live action shoot and a CGI composition? The CP.3 XD lenses from Zeiss offer an efficient solution to this with their frame accurate meta-data.
Tags: iss128 | zeiss | lenses | lens | prime | cp.3 | cgi | vfx | KitPlus
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Top Tips on becoming an IBC Jedi
Aaron Dunleavy IBC is upon us once more. The doors of the RAI will open for the European electronic media and entertainment industry to scrum together to gather inspiration, keep abreast of developments in tech, and generally take the temperature of the industry. 
Tags: iss127 | ibc | mtf | lenses | adapters | Aaron Dunleavy
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Life through a hire lens
Neville Fuller There are loads of differences in the requirements for say news, sport or live entertainment events, and it's digging a little deeper into those differences that ultimately, well, makes the difference in what cameras and lenses we hire out to customers.
Tags: iss118 | lenses | ob | Presteigne Broadcast Hire | Neville Fuller
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Selecting the right broadcast minicam lens
Steffan Hewitt So we all know that HD and 4K (and beyond) is the norm for content creation and delivery, with the need for unique and versatile shots being offered to increase the audiences participation and visual experiences. A major factor aside from the camera itself is the selection of lens, for some of the UHD sensor formats a broad spectrum of "off the shelf" lenses exist - this however can mean that in some restrictive instances (such as In-Goal and In-Car environments) the physical size of the camera and lens are too large and therefore not suitable for the application.
Tags: iss118 | polecam | toshiba IK-4K | lenses | toshiba | Steffan Hewitt
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Out with the new, in with the old
Peter Savage 2 Getting the film look with a digital camera requires the correct lens: and sometimes that means going back in time, writes Peter Savage
Tags: iss110 | finance | arriflex | lenses | cooke | pancros | s2 | s3 | s4i | Peter Savage 2
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Lenses cant be that complicated can they? Part 1
Graham Reed Many people who use lenses have very little understanding in the complexity or the science that goes on behind them. I do not pretend to be an expert on optics but I have spent some time in trying to understand just how complex they are.
Tags: iss108 | lenses | ittp | training | Graham Reed
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DOPs discuss minicams, lenses, 4k and all
Mel Noonan If anyone knows about the practical reality of using minicams and lenses it has to be the DOPs who are out there using them. We are now seeing minicams used in all areas of production, some with 1080p and 4K capability at prices you would not have believed possible a few years back.
Tags: iss100 | DOPs | lenses | 4k | minicams | polecam | opinion | cameraman | Mel Noonan
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Everything you need to know about Anamorphic Lenses
Les Zellan ...and why you should want to use them
Tags: iss094 | Cooke Optics | Anamorphic Lenses | Les Zellan
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Sony cameras and Canon EF Lenses being used to great effect
Mike Tapa With the immanent introduction of the F5 and F55 from Sony, perhaps we should take look back on the fantastic work done by its predecessor the PMW-F3 in the past year.
Tags: iss074 | mike tapa | F5 | F55 | sony | lenses | canon ef | PL mount | FZ mount | privates | bbc1 | kangaroo dundee bbc2 | paul otter | andrew graham brown | Mike Tapa
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Mastering a tough business
N/A I recently had a great day out, visiting a company which is enjoying a massive boom in business, has customers prepared to wait as much as a year for its products, and is trying to recruit dedicated staff to increase output. Yet its chairman says manufacturing is a tough business to be in.
Tags: iss068 | cooke | lenses | glass | les zellan | optics | N/A
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Andrew McLeans Guide to Lenses
N/A Andrew McLean, an experienced cinematographer and now vice president of business development at broadcast equipment hire company HotCam, details some of the basic things to consider when it comes to choosing and using camera lenses.
Tags: iss062 | cooke s4 | lenses | lens | choosing a lens | N/A
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A morning with MTF¦¦.
N/A Ever wondered what that little blue ring you see between the camera body and lens is? Lens adapters are not unique and are available from many people for many application, what however makes MTF a bit different and what sets their products apart as being arguably the best in the world¦and made in the UK?
Tags: iss062 | mtf | lens adapter | lenses | N/A
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Television camera lenses
N/A This is a glass-to-glass report with a difference, starting at front-end of the video production chain and staying there. Given the speed of development in almost every other branch of television, it is easy to overlook the advances taking place in optics. Until, that is, you need a wider capture angle than your existing kit can deliver or you want to post-repair a barrel-distorted Nelson's Column to remove the hint of banana.
Tags: Television camera lenses | Eye to Eye | iss046 | abakus | bandpro | canon | hj15ex8.5b | fujinon | polecam | theia | schneider | thales angenieux | carl zeiss | sony | ces2011 | N/A
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Accessorising DLSR video
N/A Some DSLR stills camera manufacturers now include HD video capabilities within their top-of-the-range products. This raises the prospect of lower cost stills cameras shooting good quality HD video.
Tags: tiffen | filters | dslr | iss038 | matte box | slr | prime lenses | zoom | rig | dslr rig | merlin 5d | N/A
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A brief history of Cooke, the UK pioneer of motion picture lenses.
N/A UK manufacturing has been dwindling for years now to the frustration of many with cheaper solutions in the Far East enabling more competitive products and so on.
Tags: cooke lens | iss027 | motion picture lenses | pioneer | N/A
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The Benefits of Lens Add-ons
N/A Zoom lenses on broadcast and professional video camcorders are wonderful tools for the videographer, allowing quick and easy focal length change. But ultimately, a zoom lens is limited on both the wide and telephoto end of its zoom range.
Tags: lens add ons | lenses | telephoto | macro | tele-converter | zoom lens | Achromatic Diopters | iss017 | N/A
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