Fujinon Announces Lower Priced Super35mm Cine Servo Motor Zoom 20-120mm T3.5 Cabrio Lens

Fuji has announced that they will introduce the Super35mm Fujinon Premier 20-120mm Cabrio XK powered servo motor zoom lens at NAB. The new lens features a constant T3.5 aperture throughout the entire zoom range and, like other Cabrio lenses, comes with a detachable servo drive unit similar to those seen on traditional ENG broadcast lenses. It also has a 200 degree focus rotation, 9 iris blades and a minimum focus distance of 1.1 m, 3′ 7″. The 20-120mm weighs in at 6.39lb. Fujinon are aiming the lens squarely at the growing number of owner/operators who are making the transition from ENG 2/3″ sensor based cameras to Super 35mm digital cinema cameras such as the Sony F5/55, Canon C300 Mark II, Panasonic Varicam LT and the ARRI Amira. With a lot of broadcast television series making the move to digital cinema cameras there has been a growing need for ENG style Super 35mm lenses that feel more familiar to operators making the transition and are quick to operate. LDS and /i Tech metadata compatibility are very useful when you need to record the position information of zoom, iris, and focus for computer animation and similar post production operations. The digital servo on this lens has 16-bit encoding, so operators can be assured that the lens data outputs are extremely accurate. The lens is set to start shipping in June of this year.

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Atomos Announced New “Flame” -Series Monitor/Recorders

Today Atomos has announced the new “Flame” -series of monitor/recorders. The Flame series sets itself apart featuring 1500 nits, 10 stops of dynamic range, and 10-bit color. From Atomos: “The Atomos Flame Series delivers the world’s most advanced 7” field monitor, delivering the luminance detail of Log with HDR Post Production color accuracy for the first time in a field monitor. The AtomHDR engine not only resolves HDR brightness detail, with 10-bit monitor processing it also resolves 64 times more color information than traditional 8-bit panels. For Rec709 standard dynamic range scenes the 1500nits brightness aids with outdoor shooting as does the upgraded power management system that will keep you shooting longer in the field. Of course you also get the professional 4K/HD ProRes/DNxHR Recording, Playback and Editing that has made Atomos famous.”

These appear to be essentially new versions of the existing Shogun and Assassin monitor/recorders but with new hi-brite displays. Atomos has a unit called the Shogun Flame which is selling for $1,695. They also have a model called the Ninja Flame (should it be the Ninja Assassin Flame? Is that too much?) selling for $1,295.

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Panasonic VariCam LT Financing Options Now Available, 0% 90 Days No Payments

I’m excited to announce details on the Panasonic Financing options for the VariCam LT. This financing is through Panasonic’s own promotional financing program, ensuring that you’ll get very good rates. The financing options include:

12 months, 0% interest, 90 days payment deferred
With this program you will make 12 equal monthly payments but your first payment isn’t due for over 90 days. This is a great option to give yourself some time to put the camera to work before making that first payment.

24 months, 0% interest
24 equal monthly payments interest free.

36 months, 3.9% interest
Spread your payments out over 36 months to make that bill a little lower. 3.9% interest is still very competitive rate, even if its not as low as 0%.

Other details:
Any Panasonic brand item thats deemed an accessory to the camera can be bundled in at the same special low interest rate that the camera is on. If its Panasonic brand but not deemed an accessory, or if its another brand product you can still add it on to the financing but those items will be at the standard interest rate, averaging arpund 10% interest. This will not impact the VariCams promotional rate.

Some quick examples:
The body only, $16,500, over 24 months at 0% interest would be $687.50 per month.
The body only, $16,500, over 12 months (90 days payment free), at 0% interest would be $1,375 per month.
The body only, $16,500, over 36 months at 3.9% interest would be about $487 per month

I don’t have the Panasonic application up on my website yet but i will soon and will update this post as soon as it is. In the meantime, if you’re interested in applying, i can email you a .pdf of the application.

This is all very new and more details are coming every day. If you have any questions on VariCam packages, Panasonic Financing, or any video equipment please reach out and contact me. I’m still expecting my first batch of cameras sometime around the end of this month (March ’16) or the beginning of next (April ’16). I’m also taking $0 down pre-orders as well. Throw your name in the hat and be one of the first to receive this exciting new camera.

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Big Savings on Canon XF and XA Camcorders

From March 1st through June 30th Canon is offering a slew of instant rebates on their pro video camcorders- specifically in the XF and XA families. The instant rebates range from $200 to $1,000 which makes it a great time to pick one of these up and save a couple bucks.

Take a look at them in our web store.

$1,000 Instant Rebate on XF305- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $3,999
$500 Instant Rebate on XF300- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $3,499
$500 Instant Rebate on XF205- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $3,499
$500 Instant Rebate on XF200- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $2,999
$500 Instant Rebate on XF105- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $2,499
$500 Instant Rebate on XF100- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $1,999

$300 Instant Rebate on XA25- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $2,199
$300 Instant Rebate on XA20- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $1,699

$200 Instant Rebate on XA35- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $2,299
$200 Instant Rebate on XA30- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $1,799
$200 Instant Rebate on XA10- Final Price after Instant Rebate- $1,299

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Incredible New Sony F5 Package Includes a7SII Camera, Viewfinder, and More.

We’ve partnered with Sony and unveiled one of the most aggressive and interesting packages on the F5 CineAlta camera, ever. The going price on the PMW-F5 camera body has always been $16,490…. until now! We’re excited to announced a promo called the “Production Crew” bundle.

The “Production Crew” bundle sells for $15,995, or can be financed for $0 down and 0% interest over 24 months for $667 a month. Included in this bundle is the F5 camera body with the internal 4K recording firmware. Also included is an NEW a7SII camera body, the LCD viewfinder for the F5, the shoulder pad/VCT tripod mount for the F5, an SxS card reader, and a full copy of Davinci Resolve 12.

We’re essentially providing the viewfinder, the shoulder pad, the a7SII camera, and the rest for $500 less then the camera body before. This all adds up to thousands of dollars of savings.

The price of $15,995 is surely no coincidence (hello C300mkII). If you prefer to upgrade the viewfinder to the amazing OLED viewfinder its only an additional $1000, making it $16,995.

This is truly the best time to be looking into a Sony 4K camera, specifically the F5. For more details on financing options please contact me. Let me know if you have any questions at all. Thank you very much.

Here’s a quick breakdown with a bit more detail.

The previous pricing of the individual components would have gone as follows:

PMW-F5 camera body $16,490
VCT-FSA5 ENG shoulder pad/VCT baseplate $975
DVF-L350 LCD viewfinder $3,230
CBK-Z55FX 4K recording ‘upgrade’ key $998
SBAC-US30 SxS USB reader $319
TOTAL: $22,012

NEW F5 ‘Production Crew’ package price: $15,995, ($6,017 less then above total)
Also includes an a7SII camera body and a full Davinci Resolve 12 copy worth, $2999 and $949 respectively. Combine the savings on the F5 package components, the a7SII, and Davinci and you’re looking at about $9,965 less then the same individual components would have run you prior to this package. If you add the OLED viewfinder the dollars saved actually increases as you’re only paying an extra $1,000 for the upgrade but the regular price of the OLED is $4,930, normally a $1,700 upgrade over the standard LCD.

With nearly $10,000 in total package savings the F5 is now positioned to be one of the greatest sub-$20K cinema cameras options on the market. You can finance the F5 over 24 months at 0% for only $667 or $479 over 36 months. Apply for Sony Financial Services here. Buy the F5 + a7SII combo bundle on-line now.

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Cascade Mt. Video Show ’15 & The Northwest Filmmakers Expo

The Cascade Mt. Video Show is back! for the last 14 years Professional Video has hosted CMVS in February of each year. CMVS showcased equipment from as many as 40 different manufacturers and hosted as many as 600 customers. This year, however, we elected to not host CMVS in February. It was a busy time for us with hot new products launching and we were feeling like the old equipment trade show was a little tired.

Instead, we’ve entered a new partnership with the Northwest Film Center. For over 41 years the Northwest Filmmakers Festival has been a premier event focused on the local filmmaking community. Since our focus on Pro Video has shifted to cinema gear, as the Northwest’s only full-line Canon Cinema EOS and Sony CineAlta dealers, it made sense to combine these events to add another filmmaker focused dimension.

The whole Festival itself is a mutli-day event that kicks off with the equipment trade show, followed by the opening night party. There is also the Filmmakers Un-Conference, and an event titled What’s Wrong With This Picture. There is also dozens of independent films that will be screened.

Come out speak with and see equipment from Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Blackmagic, Zeiss, Fujinon, Zacuto, Atomos, and more! We’ll have the new C300mkII, the new FS5, the new URSA Mini, the new DVX200, the LS300, the Shogun & Assassin, the Milvus lenses. There will also be hands-on technology workshops hosted by manufacturers that will run all day.

Tickets are $10 but you can get in for FREE by registering with the promo code nwffvip. You can read more about the Northwest Filmmakers Expo here. To register for the show and get your FREE ticket (with promo code nwffvip) please visit us here. You can buy tickets for $10 at the door on the day of the show. The event is at the Portland Art Museum on Thursday, November 12th. It will be in the Sunken Ballroom at 1119 SW Park Ave. The show will be from 10am-5pm and then will transition into the opening night party.

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Updated Breakdown of Sony CineAlta Camera Financing Options

With the announcement of the new Sony PXW-FS5 we’ve touched up our breakdown of the monthly payments and interest rates on the most popular Sony cameras via Sony Financial Solutions. All of these Sony CineAlta cameras have a 0% interest option. Our most popular financing term length is 36 months. At 36 months you can get one of the new FS5 cameras for only $171 a month. The FS7 comes in at only $245 a month. And the F5 is $491 a month.

We’ve been working with Sony Financial Solutions for over 5 years now. The low interest financing is a great solution for any one who is thinking about jumping into a new camera but is on the fence about price points. Perhaps you’d love an FS5 but you can only spring for an a7SII budget. Or you’re debating between an FS5 and an FS7? With around $70 a month difference it becomes a lot easier to justify moving up. Even if you have $10,000 in cash in the bank, why spend that all on front on a camera body when you could do the 0% financing and spread that out over 12 months.

The application process is simple. It takes about 3 minutes to Sony On-Line Credit Application. By simply filling out the application you’re not agreeing to anything, it is completely commitment free. If you chose not to keep going with the financing process the application simply is canceled after 90 days. Apply now and we’ll have your results back in less then 48 hours. And of course, let us know if you have any questions at all. That’s what we’re here for.

NEX-FS700r Body Only $123/month at 6.2% 36mo
NEX-FS700rh 18-200 Lens Kit $141/month at 6.2% 36mo
PXW-FS5 Body Only $171/month at 6.2% 36mo
PXW-FS5K 18-105 Lens Kit $187/month at 6.2% 36mo
PXW-FS7 Body Only $245/month at 6.2% 36mo
PXW-FS7K 28-135 Lens Kit $321/month at 6.2% 36mo
PMW-F5 Body Only $491/month at 6.2% 36mo
PMW-F55 Body Only $864/month at 6.2% 36mo

NEX-FS700r Body Only $334/month at 0.0% 12mo
NEX-FS700rh 18-200 Lens Kit $384/month at 0.0% 12mo
PXW-FS5 Body Only $467/month at 0.0% 12mo
PXW-FS5K 18-105 Lens Kit $509/month at 0.0% 12mo
PXW-FS7 Body Only $667/month at 0.0% 12mo
PXW-FS7K 28-135 Lens Kit $875/month at 0.0% 12mo
PMW-F5 Body Only $688/month at 0.0% 24mo
PMW-F55 Body Only $1,208/month at 0.0% 24mo

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Alex Buono’s Art of Visual Story Telling Returns to the Northwest

The Portland-area native Alex Buono is bringing his Visual Storytelling 2 Tour back. It will expand your filmmaking abilities by immersing you in an all-day learning experience about the principles of Visual Style and Subtext. From his fast-turn around schedule as the DP of the SNL Film Unit to his role as the Co-Director/DP of the new IFC comedy series Documentary Now!, Alex is constantly challenged to recreate different looks. In this workshop, Alex will share his approach to shooting distinct visual styles with hands-on demonstrations that utilize attendees as the crew. By understanding the visual patterns for different film genres and how to manifest each style through both lighting and camerawork, you will harness the power of visual cues for your own projects.

The AVS2 tour is coming through Seattle on August 1st and through Portland on August 4th. For full ticket and registration information visit the website now. We had the pleasure of sponsoring Alex’s tour 2 summers ago in both Seattle and Portland. It was an amazing all day experience that we were lucky to be a part of once. Our excitement is through the roof to be a part of it again. Along with key sponsor Canon, Professional Video is the primary local sponsor for both of the Northwest stops, in Seattle and Portland. Visit the site to learn more details and to see the full list of pricing options and reserve your seat take a look at the registration page now. Use our EXCLUSIVE promo code AVS2LD to save money.

Alex Buono

The Northwest’s First Look at the Revolutionary C300 Mark II

On Wednesday July 15th and Thursday July 16th Professional Video and Canon will be bringing the Pacific Northwest an early look at the upcoming C300 Mark II. The event will be held at Base Camp Brewing Company in Portland on July 15th and will go from 2 to 7:30pm. For those in the Seattle area we will be showcasing the same gear at an event on the 16th at Koerner Camera Systems Seattle from 2pm to 7pm. If you are one of the many who want to get an early look at the C300mkII before its release this is an opportunity that you will not want to miss. With new features including 15 stops of dynamic range, internal 4k recording, and redesigned sensor the C300mkII is sure to be hot when it drops in September. Also at the event will be the new 4K XC10 and Canon’s full lineup of cinema cameras, cinema prime and zoom lenses, and professional camcorders for you to go hands-on with. Please contact us to register if you would like to attend, however, drop-ins are very welcome. Of course this is FREE, and there will be food and drink. You can pre-order the C300mkII NOW with our $0 down, no commitment on-line pre-order.

Wednesday July 15th at Base Camp Brewing Company from 2pm to 7pm
Base Camp Brewing Company 930 SE Oak St., Portland, OR 97214

Thursday July 16th at Koerner Camera Systems Seattle from 2pm to 7pm
Koerner Camera Systems 101 Nickerson Suite B 500 Seattle, WA 98109

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Join Our FREE Pre-Order List for the Canon C300 mkII and XC10

From now until release, we’re offering a free pre-order list for anyone interested in Canon’s hotly anticipated EOS C300 mkII and XC10 camcorders. The C300 mkII is expected to begin shipping as soon as September and the 4K XC10 is expected to drop this June. By joining our list, we will simply give you a call when we have the camera you are interested in available. Both of these cameras are sure to fly off the shelves when during their initial release. The XC10 will sell for $2499 and the C300 mkII will sell for $15999. This is a great way to get a fast, no obligation update on the availability of these cameras. Financing options coming soon.

Click here to be added to our free pre-order list

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