Pro Moviemaker May-June 2021 - Web


ATOMOS AND SONY GEAR UP FOR FAST 4K RAW Sony’s FX9 and FX6 cinema cameras are set to enable Raw 4K output up to 120p in a forthcoming firmware upgrade. A new version of the Atomos HDR Ninja V will convert files for editing. The FX9 firmware adds a 2x and 1.3x desqueeze function that displays a wide Cinemascope-style picture on a monitor, despite not being a true anamorphic shooting mode. The FX9 is also getting Cinemascope frame lines in the viewfinder, a Centre Scan mode for Super 16 lenses and B4 Lens support.

PORTABLE POWER FOR ALL Filmmaking kit used on location is no longer at the mercy of the closest plug socket. The Omnicharge Omni 20+ power bank, costing £145/$199, makes portable power a reality. It outputs 100WDC - ideal for cameras, as well as USB-C for lots of other tech – and is legal to carry on flights. It has two USB 3.0 ports, a single 60W USB-C input/output and an AC power outlet available in 120v or 230v. It charges or powers anything from a smart device tablet to a laptop, or even a DSLR, mirrorless and cinema camera. There’s also wireless charging for your phone. If you need more power, the Omni 20 USB-C+ adds an extra USB-C port, doubling the wattage and powering multiple devices.

DJI hits the heights withAir 2S drone

f/2.8 optic. It boasts 4x zoom at 4K/30fps, 6x at 2.7K/30fps, 4x at 2.7K/60fps, 6x at 1080p/60fps and 8x at 1080p/30fps. There is also 8GB of internal storage. Recording is in H.264 or H.265, plus there are three video colour profiles: normal (8-bit), D-Log (10-bit) or HLG (10-bit). The Air 2S has lots of programmed flight and image capture modes. This includes FocusTrack, where a subject is selected by drawing a square around it on the controlling mobile device. The drone can either create an autonomous flight path around the subject, track the subject as it moves, or keep the subject locked in the same position in the frame while the pilot flies the drone. The DJI Air 2S uses the Advanced Pilot Assistance System, allowing it to avoid obstacles.

Drone specialist DJI has revealed the compact Air 2S drone that offers a one-inch sensor, recording video up to 5.4K. The price even undercuts its big brother, the popular Mavic 2 Pro. The Air 2S costs £899/$999 and weighs just 595g/1.31lb. It has a 31-minute flight time, a range of 12km, shoots 20-megapixel photos and records 5.4K up to 30fps, 4K up to 60fps and 150Mbps from its one-inch sensor. The £1349/$1599 Mavic 2 Pro has the same size sensor, but weighs 907g/2lb and records 4K up to 30fps. Although it has the same maximum flight time, its range is 2km less. The only key area where the Mavic 2 Pro has an advantage is its omnidirectional obstacle sensing, while the Air 2S lacks sideways sensors. Nonetheless, it has sensors on the front, back, top and bottom. The DJI Air 2S also has a wider lens – the equivalent of a 22mm

PRETTY FLY The new DJI Air 2S drone is one of the most advanced on the market, mixing consumer aids with top-quality video and stills spec



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