Welcome to the latest episode of our weekly roundup of news from the TV and film industry.
This week we are featuring Zacuto's range of accessories for the new Sony FX6, the latest DaVinci Resolve 17.1 releases from Blackmagic Design and Samyang's new 14mm T3.1 ultra-wide addition to their Mark II Series of Cine lenses.
Zacuto Sony FX6 Accessories
Zacuto has announced a range of accessories for the new Sony FX6. This is particularly good news for those looking to rig out their FX6 and use it in a more traditional shoulder-mount style for handheld shooting. In a recent video, Jens from Zacuto gave a sneak peak of some of the new FX6 accessories they are working on including a top cheese plate with NATO rail support for additional accessories and a dedicated grip relocator. Other accessories include a monitor loupe attachment and an adjustable LCD monitor bracket.
Tokina 65mm T1.5 Vista Cinema Prime
Blackmagic Design has just released Beta version 7 for DaVinci Resolve 17. The latest update brings some much welcomed enhancements and improvements to the Color page such as easier coping of whole clip grades and quick exports from the Fairlight page. Editors can now render out timelines with alpha channels in codecs such as ProRes 4444. In addition, the company also released a new beta version of Resolve 17 for the latest Macs using the M1 Apple Silicon chips. The M1 Beta version also gives editors and colorists the ability to decode and encode Avid DNxHR 4K files in addition to more stability improvements.
Samyang 14mm T3.1 VDSLR II lens
Budget lens maker Samyang has just added a new 14mm T3.1 ultra-wide angle lens to their Mark II Series Cine lenses. Expanding their new generation of compact primes, the Mark II series now includes five focal lengths covering a wide range from 14mm to 85mm. The new Samyang 14mm cine prime will be available in plenty of lens mounts including Canon RF, EF, Sony E, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds. The 14mm lens also shares common improvements as the rest of the Mark II lineup such as weather-resistant design, a 9 blade aperture and a new matte black finish.
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