World’s Fastest Camera Shoots 4.4 TRILLION Frames Per Second

Researchers in Japan have developed a motion picture camera that can take 4.4 trillion frames per second — making it the fastest camera in the world. (via) The technique, known as a Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography, or STAMP for short, shuns the conventional methods employed by other superspeed cameras to achieve results up to […]

New Metabones Canon EF to BMPCC Speed Boosters Now Available

Like the name indicates, these Speed Boosters allow you to use EF lenses on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. “The Canon EF to BMPCC Speed BoosterTM  adapters [are] designed exclusively for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC). Note that this new 0.58x Speed Booster will only attach to BMPCC equipped with a Micro-4/3 mount.  They cannot be […]

This Sony A7s Footage Is Amazing

I’ll admit, I used to be one of those film school nuts that thought digital could never live up to film stock. I thought film would always be the way to go because of its “superior” in image quality. Don’t get me wrong, I still like shooting with film every once in a while. But […]

Alexa XR/XT World’s First ProRes 4444 XQ Capable Camera

Support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ in ALEXA XR/XT cameras in Software Update Packet SUP 10 “Working with ProRes has been great for our customers,” says Marc Shipman-Mueller, ARRI’s Product Manager for Camera Systems. “Up until now, the ProRes 4444 330 Mb/s version has been the workhorse of professional filmmakers using the ALEXA. ProRes 4444 […]

ARCommunity #FF with Featured Photographer, Ted Nghiem

This week’s Featured Photographer is Ted Nghiem, a food and travel photographer and blogger residing in Philadelphia who is working on a photo project he hopes to turn into a book. Ted uses his trusty Canon 5D Mark III to capture the food and culture of Vietnam here in the US. I met with him in […]

5 Lighting Alternatives for the Spontaneous Shooter

As photographers and filmmakers we all appreciate a well planned and organized shoot. As artists, however there are often opportunities we simply can’t pass up for a great capture. When such an opportunity presents itself you just have to take advantage of the artistic energy in the environment and create something. Whether it’s a photograph or […]

ARCommunity #FF with Featured Photographer, Travis Huggett

Travis Huggett is a New York photographer who works mainly in portraiture and a bit of fashion photography. Travis started out shooting bands for smaller music publications. Out of college he assisted with some great photographers where, he feels, he learned something different from each of them which ultimately led him to discover that he […]

Is a Mirrorless Camera Right For You?

The eternal question, ‘What camera should I buy?’ became more complicated with the fairly recent emergence of a new breed of cameras promising to fill a gap in the market. Previously it was a fairly simple decision – you bought a DSLR if you were most concerned about image quality, operational speed and taking control […]

Upcoming Event: DCS Indie Film Finance & Distribution Panel with the Digital Cinema Society

Join the Digital Cinema Society , Adorama Pro & ARC Rentals on Wednesday, August 6th for a discussion on Indie Film Finance and Distribution. Doors open at 6:30pm, Presentation from 7-9pm.  Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, please RSVP. The business of Show Biz is often a mystery to the Indie Filmmaker.  We aim […]