Welcome to the latest issue of our weekly roundup of news from the TV and film industry.
This week we are featuring Sigma's new L-mount and Sony E mount lenses, the Sigma FP – an ultra-compact, pocketable full-frame mirrorless camera plus the latest DaVinci Resolve updates from Blackmagic Design.
NEW announcements from Sigma
At a launch event in Tokyo, Sigma announced new L-mount and Sony E mount lenses. New announcements include the full-frame 35mm f1.2 prime and the lightweight and compact 45mm f2.8 designed for Sony E mount, as well as L-mount cameras like the Panasonic S1 and S1R. Sigma also unveiled a new 14-24mm f2.8 ultra-wide angle zoom with full-frame support. At the event, Sigma also teased a new uncoated Cine Classic Art prime Lenses range for a more classic vintage look. The new Classic range is said to be based on the 10 current Sigma Cine primes. More information on these, such as pricing and availability will be released in the near future.
At the Tokyo launch event, Sigma also announced the Sigma FP – an ultra-compact, pocketable full-frame mirrorless camera featuring a 24 megapixel backside illuminated Bayer sensor. The Sigma FP comes equipped with the Leica L mount, which gives users plenty of options to adapt Canon EF and other type lenses. The FP also features a custom heatsink to ensure optimum performance during periods of extended use. The camera offers a seamless transition between stills and video with dedicated menus and displays for easy navigation as well as a quick access Stills to Cine mode switch. Recording options include 4K UHD at 24fps in CinemaDNG via an external recorder, as well as internal recording in H.264. Pricing and availability are said to be revealed at a later date.
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve latest update
Blackmagic Design has just released a couple of back to back new updates to DaVinci Resolve 16. Beta 5 adds better support for AAF files, new support for editable video tracks on the Fairlight page, improved timeline renaming behaviour, audio waveforms on sub-clips, and more reliable QuickSync options for H.264 and H.265 encoding on Windows laptops.
In addition, just days ago, DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 6 was released with Mac support for the Fairlight console, improved dual display support, and improvements with transition levels in color managed projects as well as improved roundtrip workflows with ProTools.
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