DEFINITION February 2022 – Web


Stills meets cinema

If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that filmmakers must be more versatile in their productions. They need a camera that enables them to be quick and nimble, without sacrificing image quality – and a hybrid style of working requires a hybrid solution. That’s where the Canon EOS R5 C comes in. Combining the professional movie features of the Cinema EOS line with the powerful photo capabilities of the EOS R system, this camera can be mounted on a tripod, gimbal or drone – to shoot whatever you want, however you want. It has cooling fans for lengthy recording times, with the same 45MP full-frame CMOS sensor as the EOS R5. Remarkably, it shoots 8K up to 30fps – and 8K up to 60fps with an external power supply. Unlike the EOS R5, it lacks IBIS, relying on a mix of electronic and lens-based stabilisation – the same set-up as its other cinema cameras. While that’s a shame for photographers, Canon are pushing this as a video camera.

ROSCO MIRO CUBE 2 Building on the original Miro Cube from 2014, Rosco has introduced the Miro Cube 2 range, available in four different models: the RGBW 4C, RGBA 4CA, tunable white WNC and UV365 backlight. The 4C is an RGBW colour-mixing fixture, and its white emitter can also be used to create tints and pastel tones. The light uses 4x12W Osram Ostar multi-chip LEDs, draws 50W and has an output of 1200 lumens, without a lens. The 4CA is an RGBA fixture that features red, green, blue and phosphor- converted amber chips, designed to produce rich, warm tones. Like the 4C, the 4CA also uses 4x12W Osram Ostar multi-chip LEDs and draws 50W, but has an output of 900 lumens. The WNC features a mix of warm, neutral and cool LEDs – with a colour temperature range of 2700K to 6000K, plus a CRI of 92+. It uses 12 high-quality Cree Sony FX6 goes Raw In a world first, a new firmware update for Sony FX6 and Atomos Ninja V/V+ recorders will let the camera output Raw over SDI and HDMI connections. Previously, it was only possible for the FX6 to output signal over SDI, but this still required an additional expansion module – the AtomX SDI – for the Ninja

XML 4W emitters and has an output of 3400 lumens. It has the same physicality as the 4C and 4CA, which is 100x100x108mm without the yoke, and weighs in at 0.95kg. The UV365 is a high-output backlight that has narrow 365nm LEDs. And its ultraviolet bandwidth is designed to work well with colourful sceneries and makeup, making set materials luminesce and glow. All models include Ludicrous Mode, which makes use of Rosco’s patented heat management system to redistribute power and maximise light output. They also have Master Dim Mode, to set the hue or colour temperature and then dim the fixture via a single control channel; NO PWMMode, to dim up and down without flickering; and RDM-compatible DMX controls. The WNC, 4C and 4CA are shipped along with an Opti-Sculpt lens kit that contains three Rosco lenses – including 20°, 30° and the reversible 40/60°.

recorders. The update for the FX6 supports 4.2K up to 60fps; users who own the Ninja V+ Pro Kit, or Ninja V+ and SDI module with SDI Raw activation card, can record 4K up to 120fps. At time of writing, Sony’s Ver.2.00 firmware update isn’t downloadable, but it should be by the end of January.


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