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Camera Shootout: Sony F55 vs RED Helium 8k vs RED Dragon 6k

Which one wins the title? They are all great cameras. We tested for skin tones, dynamic Range, noise, rolling shutter and more. by Keith Mullin, Z Systems Inc. High End Camera Shootout We recently had the opportunity to do a camera shootout with Don’t Blink, which owns a couple of RED […]

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The New Sony X-OCN Codec: Sample Footage, Comparison, and Details

We got our new Sony AXS-R7 RAW recorder for the F5/F55 cameras recently and we were eager to get it onto our F55 and test out the new Sony X-OCN codec. We shot some X-OCN sample footage which you can download below. The X-OCN codec is a 16-bit compressed codec […]

Rokinon Xeen 5 Lens Kit (Rental)

Budget Cinema Lens Test

We recently took the opportunity to do some testing on a variety of budget cinema lens sets.  Budget is of course a relative term when it comes to lenses, as some of these lenses cost close to $6,000 a piece.  When compared to the price of the higher end cinema […]

October 2016 Rental Newsletter

The month of October brings new cameras, lenses and promotions. New this month, we have the Leica Telyt Long Lens System, Leica R Prime Lens Set w/ Duclos Conversion, The Cannon C500, and the Steadicam Flyer. Also, this month only, rent our Wirecast streaming system and a Sony FS5, and […]

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Z Systems September 2016 Rental Newsletter

Lots of Exciting New Gear Fujinon Cabrio XK6x20 It’s here, it looks amazing, and it works with a wide array of cameras. The lens is a perfect match for many of our Sony cameras. It draws power and communication directly through the PL mount on the Sony F5/55 camera, as […]

Z Systems Project Update: “Air Lock” Week 4

Z SYSTEMS PROJECT UPDATE: “AIR LOCK” WEEK 4 Principle photography is wrapped on “Air Lock” and we are looking forward to getting into the editing room and start cutting things together.  We had some special effects shots which were fun, and gross, and we did some more work with the […]

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Z Systems Project Update: “Air Lock” Week 3

Z SYSTEMS PROJECT UPDATE: “AIR LOCK” WEEK 3 We had a very busy weekend of shooting for Air Lock.  I was excited to try out some new gear and unique rigging, which I will go over in this update.  We managed to cram in 6 and a half pages of […]

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