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Episode 012 – The Commoditization of Photography

Chris has been overseas for a couple of weeks, so we’ve got a ton of news to catch up on. We also chat about the commoditization of photography. NEWS Nikon Unveils the Pinnacle of Portrait Primes: the 105mm f/1.4E Lens Notes: Looks to be an amazing outdoor portrait lens No VR (arguably doesn’t need it) Not cheap at $2,196.95 US     Zoom F4 Multitrack Recorder Notes: Baby F8 No smartphone control Mono screen Timecode support Full size XLR outs (yay) Haven’t seen anything apart from the B&H video so perhaps this has been published a little early?...

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Sony PXW-Z150 vs PMW-EX3 Depth of Field Quick Comparison

A question we were asked was how the DOF (depth of field) compared between the Sony PXW-Z150 and an older camera such as the Sony PMW-EX1. The sensor on the PXW-Z150 is one inch, twice the size of the older sony camera. The older camera however has a faster lens. The EX1 had the Fujinon 14x Optical Zoom, f/1.9, the Z150 has a Sony G 18x F/2.8-4.0 lens. I was curious as to how the numbers would play out in terms of an actual look. Below is a very quick and dirty test to see the differences. It was...

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Episode 011 – Sony PXW-Z150

After a bit of time off the air (due to lots of work and a few personal video projects) we’re back to chat about the news in the world of Digital Media Production. We also go in depth with Sony’s new PXW-Z150 video camera. NEWS RAW shooting coming to iOS 10 iOS 10 will allow RAW shooting, enabling a new “higher end” class of photography apps on the platform. Will be hardware limited to recent devices (iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE a iPad Pro 9.7) iPad Pro can also capture in DCI P3 colour space (on top...

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Manfrotto CC 197 Video Camera Bag Review

In this episode of The Purple Fringe, Chris and Jonathan take a look at the Manfrotto CC 197 video camera bag. This is the successor to the Kata CC 197 and maintains many of the great features of that particular bag. Chris behind the camera Chris in front of the...

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Episode 010 – Chris buys a new toy: the Sony PXW-FS5

We made it to 10 episodes! Today we chat about Chris’ new purchase: the Sony PXW-FS5 camera. A super 35mm, interchangeable lens, 4K lightweight video camera. NEWS Adobe releases more details about their work to allow users to uninstall QuickTime 7 Quicktime 7 player has security vulnerabilities and has been discontinued by Apple Currently Adobe’s video packages leverage Quicktime for codec playback Adobe has been working with Apple to build some of these codecs natively into Premiere Adobe has been able to accelerate work that was already in progress to support native reading of ProRes (fully licensed and certified...

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