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With cameras such as the Sony F3 hitting the market — which will, with a $3,500 firmware upgrade, offer uncompressed 4:4:4 output — there’s a need for compact field recorders that can handle such high data rates. The Atomos Ninja, AJA Ki Pro Mini, and NanoFlash can handle 4:2:2 lossy codecs, and the Cinedeck handles 4:4:4 recording in the CineForm intermediate codec, but the first three products are priced from $1-3k and the Cinedeck is about $10k. There’s a lot of space in between, and that’s where new entrant Cinemartin is looking to premiere their SFV and SFVe, two field recorders that offer 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 recording, respectively. More »

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The 14th annual Cine Gear Expo took place this past weekend in Hollywood, and this year’s event undoubtedly included more low-cost film and DSLR accessories than any of the previous thirteen. I’m combing through all of the excellent event coverage by folks who were actually there, and sharing it here: More »

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One last NAB post with some more coverage from my friends at FreshDV. The Rotolight is only $125 — ridiculously cheap for what looks like quality on-camera lighting (I have a $500 Frezzolini Micro kit, which is a smaller source and therefore harsher). And the Cinedeck looks interesting, although I can’t help but wonder if a SmallHD monitor and a separate external recorder won’t be a less expensive (and perhaps better-balanced) system going forward. More »