Fujifilm hint at 44×33 large format “GFX-H100” filmmaker’s camera / open gate 4K3K

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With Canon debuting the C500 II today, demand for a full frame in a C-series body is clearly there but Fujifilm is looking further into to the future. Their X-Trans IV sensor technology has already debuted in the GFX 100 and X-T3 but I can reveal a leaked slide-show shows Fujifilm might be taking the technology much further than we believed…

A large format 44×33 camera optimised for open gate 4K3K RGB (perfect for an anamorphic mode).

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NOPE! Canon did NOT remove 24p from the 90D and EOS M6 II to save H.264 licensing fees

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A particularly strange virus has spread across the internet, which seems to infect people defending Canon’s latest cameras, shorn of the cinema frame rate 24p.

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Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan campaign launches “Filmmaker’s Mode” TV settings on upcoming LG and Panasonic sets

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The electronics manufacturers have always had a strange relationship with 24p.

It’s tempting to look at classic cinema as a quaint, anticipated thing of the past. It’s an under-fire aesthetic like never before.

YouTubers seem happy with 30p or 60p and TVs do their best to smooth over the cinema look by default.

Well, not any more – according to the Hollywood Reporter, Filmmaker Mode is debuting on upcoming TVs by virtue of the UHD Alliance and some of cinema’s best known directors.

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Canon EOS M6 Mark II 4K is “pixel binned 3K” and Sony A6600 old sensor debacle “due to internal politics”

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If the Sony A6600 is a flagship camera, I’m a little pixie elf.

It’s a flag at half mast kind of camera, in mourning of a once innovative camera division. 2016’s technology with a bigger battery.

Interestingly a source who has been right many times before about Sony tells us that the Sony Professional Video division wanted to reserve the more capable IMX571 26 megapixel sensor for future professional camcorders.

Meanwhile the same sensor is yours for just £750 in the Fuji X-T30, with minimal rolling shutter, 6K full pixel readout, no crop in 30p, double the bitrate in 24p (200Mbit) and Fuji’s colour science along with F-LOG.

Remind me again why I should buy the A6600?

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Panasonic S1H review / hands-on – a true 6K full frame cinema camera

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The S1H is the best featured mirrorless camera on the market for filmmakers – just to put it into perspective, let’s start by summarising the entire competition as quickly as we can.

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Sony RX0 II gains Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens mount with special mod

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Ever felt like owning a cheaper Komo… Erm, small dragon-like camera? Well now you’re in luck. The Sony RX0 II has morphed into a living, fire breathing Super 16mm cinema camera thanks to this mod adding an exchangeable Micro Four Thirds & C-mount lens mount, removable IR cut filter and fast apertures to your previously drab F4.0 action-camera.

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