Welcome to the latest episode of our weekly roundup of news from the TV and film industry.

This week we are featuring the new Tiffen Rear Magnetic Filters for the ARRI Signature Primes, the recently announced SIGMA 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens, and the latest updates from Blackmagic Design - Camera Update 8.1.2 and DaVinci Resolve 18.5 Beta 4.

Tiffen Rear Magnetic Filters for the ARRI Signature Primes

Tiffen will be bringing their expertise in cinema class filters to the ARRI Signature Prime lenses. The company recently announced that their Tiffen Magnetic Rear Filters have been tested and approved by ARRI on the Signature Primes. This is great news for DoPs as it will provide greater creative look options by bringing the familiar look of GlimmerGlass, Promist, Fog, Black Satin and many other diffusion and creative filters to the ARRI Signature Primes. One of the benefits of using rear magnetic filters apart from the quick and easy insertion and removal is the ability to use a single strength filter for the full range of lenses, regardless of how wide or long you go. This is both a time saver and also a more optimised way of working with filters on set.

SIGMA 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens

Sigma has just launched the world's first full-frame 14mm ultra-wide angle lens with an f/1.4 aperture. The new Sigma 14mm f1.4 DG DN ART lens has been specifically designed for mirrorless full-frame systems and will be available in both Sony E and Leica L mounts. The bright f/1.4 aperture and optical enhancements make this lens particularly suitable for capturing the night sky in both stills and video as well as filming in low-light situations. Sony FX6 and FX9 users for example can benefit greatly from the extra-wide field of view combined with the super-fast aperture when capturing night shots. The lens also features a de-clickable iris ring, which video professionals will appreciate, and it also has a newly designed front cap with built-in filter slots for pre-cut filter, and a secure lock mechanism for extra security.

Blackmagic Design Camera Update 8.1.2 and DaVinci Resolve 18.5 Beta 4

Blackmagic Design just released a new firmware update for the Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2. The latest Blackmagic Camera 8.1.2 Update is an incremental update, which brings support for Gamut Compression toggle in the Record menu as well as improved Blackmagic Zoom Demand response curve. In addition, Blackmagic Design also released a new update for DaVinci Resolve 18. The new Beta 4 update adds support for Blackmagic RAW 3.2 and also provides enhanced control over subtitle export, improved system stability when displaying clip handles in the Colour page, plus notable improvements to the scripting API.

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