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Upgrade Your Gear and Get a Tax Break – Product Suggestions from Z Systems

It is the end of the year. You still have budget left to spend in 2016 (or you want to reduce your tax liability). Z Systems has put together a list of products that will help you get off to a good start in 2017. If you want to spend […]

Sony AXS R7 Rental Minneapolis

December 2016 Rental News – Deals on Sony AXS-R7 Recorder and mTape backup Rentals

The AXS-R7 RAW Recorder is Here Our brand new R7 RAW recorder for the Sony PMW-F5/55 arived earlier this week. We are excited to see how the new 16-bit X-OCN codec looks and performs. We put some basic sample footage up on our website which you can find HERE. The […]

Sony XOCN Codec

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 […]

Sony PVM-X550

What’s So Special About the Sony PVM-X550 Production Monitor? (Comparison, Details and FAQ)

Sony’s new PVM-X550 Monitor is one of the highest quality production-grade 4K OLED monitors on the market. It has the most accurate picture and color reproduction of any monitor (of this size) that we know of. It is also very expensive. Here is a breakdown of the monitors features that […]

Sony PXW-FS7-II

Sony Announces Second Generation FS7 II with Advanced Features and Improved Ergonomics

New Sony FS7 II camera has more features, higher cost; The original Sony FS7 will remain in production.   Sony is producing a second version of its very popular PXW-FS7. The Sony FS7 II announcement at NAB New York comes about two years after Sony released the reliable and affordable FS7, […]

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 […]

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K

Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K Looks Affordable At First – But Upon Further Review…

At first glance, the Ursa Mini 4.6K looks like an attractive option due to its low price – the PL mount version will set you back $5,495 – but that only includes the body. Add those ‘nice to haves’ like a viewfinder, battery, charger, and media cards, and the camera […]

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