Products Just Announced - 12 April 2018

April 12, 2018

Blackmagicdesign announces the new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Following up on the original Pocket Cinema Camera released in 2013, the new 4k version brings a wealth of great features to the line.


  • 18.96 x 10mm 4096 x 2160 Sensor
  • 13 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Max ISO 25,600
  • Active MFT Lens Mount
  • 5 Inch Touch Screen 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps
  • Windowed HD at up to 120fps
  • Full Sized HDMI Output
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input (Timecode capable)
  • 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • Mini XLR with Phantom Power Input
  • 12 Volt Power Input (locking connector) Power Supply Included
  • USB-C Port - supports direct recording to SSD
  • 1 x CFast and 1 x SD USH-II card slot for CinemaDNG Raw and ProRes Recording
  • 1/4” Mounting Points on Top and Bottom
  • Standard Canon Format LP-E6 Battery Powered

The most impressive feature will be the price!

Expected to ship in September 2018 and this new version of the Pocket Cinema Camera is bound to create a lot of interest in the independent film making community. We are expecting it to be a great seller, so if you are interested, place your orders soon!

Order the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K now.

Blackmagicdesign announces the ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

Blackmagic continues to expand their impressive line of affordable live production switchers with the introduction of the new ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K. This new model includes 8 standards converted 12G‑SDI inputs, a new Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM Advanced Chroma Key, motion media clips and more!

Up until now, one of the main problems users have faced when creating productions with Blackmagic’s affordable live production switchers has been making sure all inputs are matched for frame rate and resolution. With so many standards available and with many modern video sources locked to legacy standards, matching them all to your chosen broadcast standard has been difficult to say the least. Additional Blackmagic Teranex standards converters, while more than capable of taking care of this technical problem, take up extra rack space, require extra power and cabling and of course add to the equipment cost. It seems that every production has one video source that is not possible to match with all the others!

The new ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K features an independent Teranex low latency standards converter allowing inputs to be any combination of HD or Ultra HD television formats. The switcher will convert inputs to the switcher’s standard, and combined with input re-sync, this means you can simply plug in and it just works!

The value of having built in Teranex standards conversion available on each input can not be underestimated! This one feature can save users the huge expense of purchasing multiple standalone converters.

Key ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K Features:


  • Integrated broadcast switcher and professional hardware control panel.
  • 8 x 12G-SDI inputs, all with auto re‑sync and format and frame rate converters.
  • Supports all video formats from HD to Ultra HD 2160p at 59.94 frames per second.
  • 1 x built in multiview for 8 sources, as well as preview and program.
  • Built in media pool graphics storage for 90 frames of Ultra HD, 360 frames of 1080HD or 1440 frames of 720HD video.
  • Built in DVE with borders and drop shadow.
  • Transitions include cut, mix, dip, SMPTE wipes and more.
  • 1 upstream keyer including chroma keyer plus 2 downstream keyers.
  • 1 auxiliary output with aux switching buttons and LCD screen for viewing.
  • Built in audio mixer live mixes embedded audio from all video inputs and independent audio inputs.
  • Balanced XLR stereo analog audio inputs.
  • Internal sources include black, color bars, two color generators and 2 media player outputs.
  • Ethernet connection for computer connection.
  • Mac and Windows control panel software included.
  • Compatible with all ATEM Broadcast Control Panels.
  • Black Burst and HD-Tri-Sync genlock input for integration into large systems.

Order the ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K now.

Sony’s New PXW-Z190 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder Delivers 4K 50p/60p Imagery with Three 1/3-type Exmor R CMOS Image Sensors.

Key Features:

  • 3 Chip 1/3 Type Sensor produces rich HD colour content
  • 25x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Advanced Face Detection Auto Focus Features
  • Face Priority and Face Only AF
  • Electronic Variable ND Filter
  • Dual SD Cards
  • Optional MPEG HD 422 recording formats
  • Proxy File Recording
  • 3G-SDI Output
  • 2 XLR Audio Inputs
  • 4 Channel Audio Recording

We expect this will be a very popular all-in-one camcorder for corporate and event production as well as multi-camera streaming systems.

Available September 2018, Pre-order the PXW-Z190 now

The New FS5 II Super 35 mm handheld Camcorder adds New Functionality to Sony’s Popular Large Format Model.


New Features Include:

  • New Colour Science thanks to the accumulated expertise of Sony’s digital cinematography camera VENICE
  • High Frame Rate shooting including 4K 120fps and Full HD 240fps bursts
  • RAW output and HDR features
  • Continuous 100/120fps Recording
  • S-Log 2/3 and Instant HDR Workflow
  • 10 Picture Profiles
  • 0.8kg Body that is still Lightweight but Strong — ready for Gimbal or Drone Mounting

Geared to the independent filmmaker, the original FS5 has been a mainstay for this market combining the large sensor look of DSLR video with the usability conveniences of a camcorder design, while still maintaining interchangeable lenses in E-mount and a wide range of others with optional adapters.

This updated version is bound to find a welcome market on the back of the success of the original. We understand the previous model will still be available at a discounted price.

Available June 2018, Pre-order the FS5 II now

Leica announces the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35mm f/3.5–4.5 Lens

Leica's Full Frame Mirrorless SL camera system has just gained its third zoom lens with the announcement of the new Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. This lens joins the existing 24-90mm f/2.8-4 and the 90-280mm f/2.8-4 lenses which together provide an impressive 16mm to 280mm range in a very manageable 3 lens kit.

Key Features:

Fast and sharp when it matters

Together with the typical Leica, i.e. exceptional, imaging performance at all distances and apertures , the high-performance lens offers simultaneously fast and almost silent autofocus. For this, only one very light element is moved for focusing. A specially developed drive concept comprising a stepping motor and linear positioning enables very fast, almost-silent, and precise focusing without changing the overall length of the lens.

Reliable under all conditions

As is the case with all other components of the SL-System, the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. is designed and constructed to meet the special demands of professional photography. Made in Germany, the robust construction of this lens and its AquaDura® lens coating make it ideal for use in even the most unfavorable conditions. Improved mount geometry and high-quality coating ensure optimum suppression of reflections and stray light within the optical system.


Field angle (diagonal, horizontal, vertical) Focal length 16mm: 105,6°/95,3°/72°
Focal lenght 24mm: 84,7°/74,4°/53,7°
Focal length 35mm: 64,6°/55,5°/38,7°
Optical design
Number of lenses/groups 18/12
Number of aspherical lenses 2
Entrance pupil position Focal lenght 16mm: 105,9mm
Focal lenght 24mm: 101,5mm
Focal lenght 35mm: 105,0mm
Distance setting
Working range 250mm to infinity
Smallest object field Focal length 35mm: 90 x 135 mm
Largest reproduction ratio Focal length 16mm: 1:7,7
Focal length 35mm: 1:3,7
Setting/function Electronically controlled aperture, set using turn/push wheel on camera, including half values
Aperture setting range Focal length 16mm: 3,5-22
Focal length 35mm: 4,5-22
Lowest value 22
Bayonet/sensor format Leica L bayonet, full-frame 35mm format
Filter mount E82
Dimensions and weight
Length to bayonet mount 123 mm (without lens hood)
Largest diameter 88 mm
Weight 990 g


The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH is expected to start shipping in late April 2018.

Order the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH lens now.

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