CineD Focus Check ep02: Nikon to acquire Red

Nikon announced that they will acquire RED, we answer audience questions, announce that we are looking for shooters to join us during NAB in Las Vegas in April, talk about the astounding results of the Sony A9 III Lab Test, manufacturers charging for firmware updates introducing new features, and much more.

This week, we talk about Nikon acquiring RED! Johnnie talks about this with our writer and RED owner Francesco. Also this week on “Focus Check” Johnnie and Nino answer the first audience questions that have come in since our first episode last week, and also share exciting news about this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas, where audience members can join the CineD team in the show coverage.

Johnnie Behiri and Nino Leitner hosting CineD Focus Check – Image credit: CineD

We talk about the surprising results of the Sony Alpha 9 III CineD Lab Test and review two quite unusual products: a. We also listen to a discussion about paid firmware updates for cameras, and whether or not people should pay for them or get new features for free. We also dive into the new Kessler CineShooter+ motion control system that was just introduced. At the end our hosts talk about the awards season and the upcoming Oscars. 

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Show Notes – CineD Focus Check Ep02:

(00:00:00) Introduction 

(00:00:32) Breaking news! Nikon to buy Red! –

(00:10:34) Your questions answered

(00:17:21) Your chance to join the CineD Team at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas – article with more info will be available on Monday

(00:25:07) The surprising results of our Sony Alpha 9 III Lab Test –

(00:33:46) Blowin in the wind – the NITECORE CineWind CW10 –

(00:37:06) Paid firmware updates – rip off or necessary? –

(00:48:26) Blurred vision – the LENSGO Smoke S Mini –

(00:53:22) The new Kessler CineShooter+ Motion Control System –

(00:57:16) Awards season: ASC Awards and Oscars –

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