Pro Moviemaker March/April 2024 - Web


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MARCH/APRIL 2024 CONTENTS AGENDA 6 RADICAL RONIN GETS 8K TREATMENT The DJI Ronin 4D-8K receives an upgrade to 8K and faster frame rates, while its pocket-size sibling now features a much larger one-inch CMOS sensor than its predecessor, along with a two-inch rotatable touchscreen. 8 L-MOUNT LUMIX LENS IS MINI MACRO Panasonic’s new Lumix 100mm f/2.8 Macro is the world’s smallest and lightest medium-telephoto prime close-up lens. Plus, OWC’s new Thunderblade production drive is the fastest shuttle and edit RAID SSD on the market. 1O UPGRADE FOR RETRO-COOL OM-1 MARK II It’s farewell to the Olympus name as the new OM-1 mirrorless is finally branded as the OM System OM-1 Mark II. The new pro flagship has a stacked Micro Four Thirds sensor and some subtle video improvements. 11 NIKON TECH TAKES ON FAKE NEWS Nikon aims to combat misinformation by implementing a new image-provenance function in its cameras. It’s designed to protect the imaging industry from any Red continues to lead by releasing the first large format cinema cameras with a global shutter. The new V-Raptor X 8K VV and V-Raptor XL X 8K VV cameras can shoot up to 120fps in 8K, with extended highlight protection. 14 SMALL BUT PACKED WITH FEATURES SmallHD’s new flagship Ultra 7 is a durable and super- bright monitor in the Smart 7 Series and can be ordered with internal integration with Teradek’s Bolt 6 wireless platform – but at a cost. falsification or unauthorised use of images. 12 BIG REDS GET THE X FACTOR



PREVIEWS 16 GET READY FOR LONDON’S BSC BONANZA It’s time to make plans to visit Britain’s biggest trade show for cinematography and TV production, the BSC Expo held at Evolution London. There’s a huge list of seminars, workshops and networking events, plus all the latest equipment. 22 PHOTO & VIDEO SHOWTIME IN BIRMINGHAM For current or aspiring filmmakers looking to fine-tune your craft – or pick up some valuable tips to make your business more profitable – the Photography & Video Show is the place to be on 16-19 March. It’s chock-full of gear, as well as expert masterclasses sure to inspire.



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