The cameraman – not the camera – maketh the picture

Cinematographer Ryan Walters writes about why he ditches his 4K cameras – including a RED One and an Epic – in favour of the Canon C100 – a move that that would seem like downgrading to a lower spec camera. Walters robustly renews the point that creating great imagery depends on the cameraperson using their…

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New Dolby sound system Atmos pushes surround sound even further

Jeff Smith’s exhaustive article explains the tech behind, and the roll-out of Dolby’s new Atmos sound system to just a few cinemas in the US. The new system pushes surround sound to 64 channels – a leap forward from the 7.1 systems currently found in a very few ultra-well equipped cinemas. Smith notes that the…

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Fuju officially stops making film negative

This week Fujifilm officially discontinued the production of their Colour Positive Film, Colour Negative Film, B&W Positive/Negative Film, Intermediate Film, Sound Recording Film, and High Contrast Panchromatic Film. According to Deadline Hollywood, Fuji had provided a reported 20% of film for studio projects with 80% coming from rival manufacturer Kodak.

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