PREV I EW: NAB SHOW | SET- UP
The biggest broadcast and production show in the world returns for 2020. Here’s our pick of what to see NAB PREVIEW ONES TO WATCH
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Sam Nicholson, ASC, cinematographer and visual effects director, talks about the advances in modern VFX and highlights his recent developments in creating real time effects using Stargate Studios’ on-set VFX system, ThruView. ThruView enables DOPs to shoot in real time, while seeing CG elements – complete with reflections and lighting – integrated into the camera, eliminating the need for the more conventional, albeit time consuming green screen set-ups.
P|PW KEYNOTE: VIRTUAL PRODUCTION: ON SET VISUAL EFFECTS IN REAL TIME WHEN: Sunday 19 April at 3:30pm – 4:45pm WHERE: S222/S223
Sony is showing its family of 4K and 6K cameras, including the Venice, which now features v5.0 firmware – adding new frame rates and monitoring options to streamline production workflows. Since its inception in 2017, the camera has become a hugely popular choice for filmmakers and has been used on a wide range of high-profile productions across the globe, such as the BBC and Netflix’s dramatisation of Dracula , which aired earlier this year. Also on display is the Sony FX9, the latest addition to Sony’s full-frame 6K line-up, which includes fast hybrid AF, dual base ISO and S-Cinetone colour science. You can also see a selection of Sony’s Trimaster monitors for on-set and post-production applications, alongside audio equipment for location-based audio recording.
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN blackmagicdesign.com
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera line has become a favourite among indie producers and DOPs, and the latest iteration shoots 6K at a smaller price compared to other cinema cameras. It features a Super 35 sensor, making it compatible with a wide range of Canon EF mount lenses, which are largely available and have excellent optics. The Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K, which offers 15 stops of dynamic range and can shoot at up to 300fps, is also on display, alongside the DaVinci Resolve 16. Visitors are able to get hands-on with the grading software and play around with new features, including a cut page designed for speed and fast turnaround work.
APR I L 2020 | DEF I N I T ION 13
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