DZOFLIM Catta Zooms, Atomos firmware, RØDE Lavalier II

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

This week we are featuring the new Catta Zoom range from DZOFILM, Atomos' new firmware for their Ninja V and V+ external monitor recorders - which includes 4K/60p ProRes RAW support for the Sony FS7 & FS5 and we take a look at the new RØDE Lavalier II.

DZOFLIM Catta Zooms

Up and coming lens maker DZOFLIM has announced a new range of full-frame cine zooms. The new Catta Zoom range includes two lenses a 35-80mm and a 70-135mm both with a maximum aperture of T2.9. Full-Frame cine zooms are usually quite heavy and expensive, however the new Catta Zooms are the exact opposite - thanks to their polycarbonate and fiberglass elements in their design, the company managed to achieve an impressive weight of just over 1.5 kilograms per cine zoom. The native E mount makes them perfect for full frame cameras such as the Sony FX9 or FX6 as well as VENICE. In addition, the Catta Zoms feature an innovative quick-release lens mount swap system with additional mounts for Canon RF, Leica L, and Fuji X mount also available. And last but not least, the lenses also offer a Rear ND Slot and a 77mm filter front.

Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast G2

Atomos has released a new firmware update for the Ninja V and V+ external monitor recorders. The new firmware update v10.71 adds the long-awaited 4K/60p ProRes RAW support for the Sony FS7, Sony FS5 and FS5 Mark II cameras. This update also makes it possible to record super slow motion of up to 240 frames per second in 2K from these Sony cameras. The FS7 does need to have the XDCA extension unit attached for the RAW output. Other new features include 5K/30p ProRes RAW recording from the Canon EOS R5 full-frame camera as well as various Anamorphic ProRes RAW options for the Panasonic BS1H camera.

Aputure LS 600x Pro

Rode Microphones has announced the RODE Lavalier II a premium lav mic for video professionals with a unique front-facing capsule design and a low profile. This new design makes the Lavalier II a lot more discreet and easier to place on talent's clothing. The mic features an omni-directional pickup pattern and thanks to its newly developed capsule it can deliver rich and detailed, broadcast-quality audio with a flat frequency response making it perfect for a wide variety of applications. The RODE Lavalier II comes with a premium accessory kit including a pop filter, a low-profile mic clip, a mini furry and a carry case.

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