Tag: Z Systems

Demystifying “Crop Factor”

By: Keith Mullin, Rental Manager What Is It? “Crop Factor” is the idea that imagers smaller than a full 35mm stills frame effectively increase the focal length of any given lens.  Essentially they “crop in” on the image being transmitted from the lens onto the focal plane.  For example, the […]

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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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 […]


FS5 Auto ND Demonstration

FS5 Auto ND Demonstration Sony recently released firmware v2.00 for the PXW-FS5.  Some of the new features added include GPS positioning information, enhanced Zebra functionality, headphone output control, and the option for a paid upgrade to output 4k RAW via the SDI output.  The coolest new feature, in our opinion, […]

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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 […]

Z Systems Project Update: “Air Lock” Week 2

Z Systems Project Update: “Air Lock” Week 2 Unfortunately our plans to shoot last weekend were derailed by an unexpected illness so we were unable to capture any new footage or play with any new toys.  That doesn’t mean we were idle this past week.  We did a bunch of […]

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