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

This week we have new and affordable cine zooms for Super 35 cameras from Laowa/Venus Optics, a new and updated DeckLink Pro card from Blackmagic Design, and a new firmware update for the Sound Devices 8-Series mixers/recorders.

OOOM Series Super 35 Cine Zooms from Laowa

Laowa adds a couple of new additions to their OOOM Cine Zoom series, the wide-angle 14-60mm T2.9 and 20-85mm T4 offer parfocal design and Super35+ sensor coverage with minimal focus breathing. The affordable due will be available in both Micro Four Thirds as well as ARRI PL mount making them ideal for a wide range of cameras be it the URSA Mini Pro, AMIRA, or any full-frame camera with a Super35 sensor crop option. The lenses have a 77mm filter thread and a close focus distance of just 56cm, while the optical design ensures low-distortion, and excellent contrast and colour. The focus travel is plentiful at 280 degrees, while the Dual Scale design makes it the on-set experience easier.

Blackmagic Design DeckLink 8K Pro G2 capture/playback card

Blackmagic Design have released a new and updated DeckLink 8K Pro G2 card, which includes 4x bi-directional 12G-SDI plus HDMI 2.1 connections, which is new for this version. This compatibility ensures support for all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K standards, up to 4K/120fps and 8K/60p DCI. Designed as the go-to professional capture and playback card for high-end 8K HDR workflows, the new card supports 10 and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 with full Rec. 2020 color.

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Sound Devices firmware update v10.01

Sound Devices have released a new firmware update for their popular 8-Series mixers. Firmware update v10.01 is now available to download with major new features such as the ability to record 32-bit float ISOs for full dynamic range recording. Other new features also include the ability to rename Record Folders, support for the new SD-Remote Routing Matrix and more.

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