ARRI has announced the first three focal lengths (35 mm, 50 mm and 75 mm) of the highly anticipated ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series will start shipping next month. The lenses are fast and compact, capable of shooting at T1.9.
Carl Zeiss has shown its new zoom lenses from the Compact Family at the NAB Show 2013. The Compact Zoom Family currently comprises the CZ.2 28-80/T2.9 and the CZ.2 70-200/T2.9.
JVC has given their HM650 a software-like upgrade to 2.0. This powerful upgrade adds live HD transmission to the mobile news camera. When equipped with a Verizon 4G LTE modem, which connects directly to the camera via USB (see pic), the camera can transmit footage to a broadcast facility in real time – no add-on boxes or backpacks required – while simultaneously recording a full HD file to solid-state memory cards.
Even though Codex has provided the recording side of the new Alexa XTs, it is still primarily a workflow company. At the show they are showing a simple, streamlined workflow for RED, Sony and the ever popular GoPro cameras, in addition to its well-established workflows for ARRI and Canon, at NAB 2013.
Another JVC launch at the show is the new DT-F9L5U 8.2-inch Verité broadcast studio monitor/viewfinder. With an Anton/Bauer Gold Mount battery plate and tripod mount hardware, the compact HD field monitor is designed for location shoots, but it also includes focus assist and zebra functions, as well as front and rear tally lamps, for viewfinder applications.