Welcome to the latest issue of our weekly roundup of news from the TV and film industry.
This week we are featuring Sony's two highly anticipated full-frame lenses the Sony 600mm f4 GM and FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 designed for sports and wildlife, a new RED DSMC 2 Gemini 5K Kit that comes with everything you need to start filming, plus DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 4 from Blackmagic Design, which includes new improvements and bug fixes.
Sony FE 600mm f4 GM and FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3
Sony recently announced two highly anticipated full-frame lenses designed for sports and wildlife. The new Sony G Master 600mm f4 prime lens is packed with the Sony’s most advanced optical technology ensuring corner to corner sharpness, and impeccable build quality that pro sports photographers require.
With a price tag of £12,000, the new 600mm f4 G Master is optically stabilised and weighs just 3 kgs, which is more than impressive given its class. The lens is weather sealed and has an internal focus design, while the extreme Dynamic Linear AF motors have been designed to ensure super-fast autofocus when paired with the latest Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.
On the other hand, the new Sony FE 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 offers a more compact package in a zoom lens form-factor for about a tenth of the price, and is more oriented towards photographers and filmmakers, who need the range flexibility.
RED DSMC2 Gemini 5K Kit
Following the successful Dragon-X shooting kit, RED has announced a new RED DSMC 2 Gemini 5K Kit offering around 7% savings compared to buying accessories and RED modules separately. Except for a lens, the all-in-one shooting kit comes with everything you need to start filming with the latest Gemini 5K camera. The RED Gemini 5K kit comes with an aluminium Canon EF mount, the RED Touch 7 inch monitor, an Outrigger Handle, a 960GB MINI MAG with a reader and a couple of IDX batteries and a charger.
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 4
Blackmagic Design have released Resolve 16 Beta 4 version including new improvements and bug fixes based on feedback from colourists and editors. New improvements in Beta version 4 including new support for audio crossfades on the Fairlight page, as well as the much needed support for Rec. 2020 tagging on video monitoring outputs, and improved YouTube render settings.
Resolve 16 Beta 4 also gets better handling of resizing between editing and Fusion, and improved alpha channel support in colour managed workflows among many other improvements. Beta version 4 is available from the Blackmagic Design website.
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