FX9 Battery Slide Pro, Blackmagic Updates, Cooke Anamorphics, KitPlus Show 2020

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

This week we are featuring the FX9 Battery Slide Pro in both V and Gold mount from Anton Bauer / Wooden Camera, a new round of firmware updates from Blackmagic Design, the Netflix hit show GLOW Season 3 using Cooke Anamorphic Primes / Zoom lenses and we will be exhibiting at the popular KitPlus Show that is back in London on the 26th of February.

FX9 Battery Slide Pro

Wooden Camera and Anton Bauer have teamed up once again to give Sony FX9 users more options for additional power with the release of the Battery Slide Pro in both V-mount and Gold mount versions. The plate comes with 3 x D-tap ports for powering accessories and also converts battery voltage to the required 19.5V for the FX9. The Battery Slide attaches directly to the back of the camera without the need for 15mm rods without blocking the battery compartment allowing camera operators to use an internal BPU battery and hot-swap V-mount or Gold mount batteries while running the camera.

Blackmagic Design Firmware Updates

Blackmagic Design has released a new round of firmware updates. Firmware Update 3.0.3 comes with improved calibration and colour accuracy for both the 5 inch and 7 inch Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR monitor/recorders, while Desktop Video 11.5 update adds HDR support for Adobe Premiere Pro when using UltraStudio 4K Mini, UltraStudio 4K Extreme, DeckLink 8K Pro, and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. The firmware update also fixes some timeline and audio bugs and issues.

Netflix Hit Show - GLOW

Netflix hit show GLOW goes to Las Vegas with a full set of Cooke Anamorphic Primes and Zoom lenses for Season 3. For his main camera Cinematographer Chris Teague chose the RED Helium 8K since he had a good experience with this sensor on a previous TV series production. Previous seasons of GLOW where also shot using Cooke lenses, however this was the first production for cinematographer Chris Teague, on which he used Anamorphic lenses. A full set of Cooke i/Anamorphic primes from 25mm to 300mm combined with the versatility of the Cooke 35-140mm Anamorphic zoom gave the DoP the creative flair needed to faithfully represent the 80’s set Las Vegas in Season 3.


KitPlus Show London

And finally, a reminder to be sure to stop by the Visual Impact booth at the KitPlus Show in London on the 26th February.

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