The Week in Film Tech by Rekke

The Week in Film Tech by Rekke
Too busy to keep up with every single film gear news blog, but want to keep up to date on film technology and how it will affect you as a working filmmaker? RekkeTek is for you, with an overview of the current activity in film gear and tech targeted at…

Nov 7, 2019 - The Rosco Mixbook, Hive has a new app, CalDigit Tuff Nano, and 2 “Hey, Professors!”(Episode 1x30)
Nov 7 • 25 min
The Rosco Mixbook, Hive has a new app, CalDigit Tuff Nano, and 2 “Hey, Professors!”
Oct 24, 2019 - Aputure MC, KipperTie LongShot, Resolve, & working drives(Episode 1x29)
Oct 24 • 25 min
A new little RGB light from Aputure, a weird new magazine from Kippertie, Resolve gets a stable 16.1, what drive should you work with, and a hey professor on multiple cameras!
Oct 17, 2019 - Executive shake-ups, Sigma FP, Maxi Mix, color grading (Episode 1x28)
Oct 17 • 25 min
Executive shake-ups, the Sigma FP ships, The Maxi Mix hits the streets, and a Hey, Professor on how long it takes to color grade a
Oct 10, 2019 - Them Apples & CineFade (Episode 1x27)
Oct 10 • 29 min
An apple-heavy but not apple-exclusive week this week, with a lot of info that is good to know even if you work on PC but your clients are on apple, with the new macOS Catalina, sidecar, a new Final Cut, and gear cage about the CineFade.
Oct 3, 2019 - Quasar Power, SmallHD 4K, GoPro, GNARBOX, & FX9 (Episode 1x26)
Oct 3 • 32 min
Quasar has new DC power solutions, SmallHD rolls out some Small4k, there’s a new GoPro in town, Gear Cage covers the new GNARBOX 2.0SSD, and Hey Professor goes in to more about the FX9!
Sept 26, 2019 - Avid breaks Macs, Pocket Update, New Macro & Mice (Episode 1x25)
Sep 26 • 27 min
Avid might be breaking Macs, Blackmagic pays attention to an older camera, Gear Cage talks about a new macro, and 2 Hey Professors!
Sept 19, 2019 - Rotolight X2, ProRes Raw & BRaw, Endcrawl, Nanlite, & Monitors (Episode 1x24)
Sep 19 • 33 min
We follow up on more IBC news with the Rotolight X2, increasing platforms for ProRes RAW and Blackmagic Raw, Endcrawl raising money after 7 years in business, Gear Cage with the Nanlite PavoTubes, and a Hey Professor on monitors.
Sept 13, 2019 - Sony FX9, Canon C500 mk2, Arri Orbiter & Sigma Lens (Episode 1x23)
Sep 13 • 32 min
Arri has a crazy new light in the Orbiter, Canon and Sony release very competitive cameras around the same time, Sigma adds /i, and a “hey professor” about the new iPhone and raw!
Sept 5, 2019 - Veydra shutters, Pocket 6K Primetime, & The Gear Cage Syrp Genie II (Episode 1x22)
Sep 5 • 34 min
Veydra shuts their doors, the Blackmagic Pocket 6K gets ready for primetime, and we introduced “Gear Cage” gear reviews, along with a Hey Professor on light
Aug 29, 2019 - Aputure spotlight, Insta360 go, and Red v Apple (Episode 1x21)
Aug 29 • 30 min
A new spotlight unit from Aputure, the Insta360 Go, a “Hey, Professor” from Instagram, and then the RED Vs. Apple Patent War!
Aug 15, 2019 - The Black Magic Episode (Episode 1x20)
Aug 15 • 26 min
New Blackmagic Pocket 6K camera, the change of strategy for Resolve release cycle, the under-appreciated Blackmagic Raw tester, and we muse on strategic differences between Red and Blackmagic in marketing….
Aug 9, 2019 - Arri Stellar app, LiveGrade Studio, Metabones Pocket & Adobe Rush (Episode 1x19)
Aug 9 • 21 min
Arri updates the stellar Stellar app, Pomfort launches LiveGrade Studio, Metabones does a speed booster just for the pocket, and Adobe keeps workin’ on Premiere Rush!
Aug 1, 2019 - The one that is All RED (Red Digital Cinema) (Episode 1x18)
Aug 1 • 11 min
It’s ALL RED, with RED vs. JinniMags, RED trying again with the Hydrogen 2, and then RED teasing their new Komodo
July 25, 2019 - Aputure 300D II, Masv + Premiere Pro, & Dropbox plays Simon Says (Episode 1x17)
Jul 25 • 23 min
A new punchy LED from Aputure, and Dropbox work on filmmaker integration, and not 1 but 2 “Hey Professors!”
July 18, 2019 - DJI Ronin-SC, Sony A7RIV, & Manage your media! (Episode 1x16)
Jul 18 • 28 min
Two big stories, the DJI Ronin-SC, which I’ve played with hands on, and the Sony A7RIV, which might really disappoint filmmakers, along with a hey professor about managing media on a documentary.weekinfilm…
July 11, 2019 - Irix Macro, Drone Anamorphic, & Shotput iOS (Episode 1x15)
Jul 11 • 20 min
Irix, a company I’ve never heard of, launches a cinema macro, Moment lets you fly an anamorphic on a budget, Shotput adds iOS integration, and an audio hey professor!
July 4, 2019 - Satellite Timecode, Kitsplit insurance, MASV desktop, & Jony leaves Apple (Episode 1x14)
Jul 4 • 20 min
This week Dish.TC gets timecode from satellites, Kitsplit ups their “voluntary parting” coverage, MASV gets a desktop app, Jony Ive leaves Apple, and a hey professor with an annoying answer.weekinfilmtech….
June 27, 2019 - SmallHD Focus7bolt, Hasselblad new cam, audio nobs, & color meters (Episode 1x13)
Jun 27 • 22 min
This week, we talk about the very cost effective SmallHD Focus7bolt, then the new Hasselblad camera, audio plugins, and a Hey Professor about color meters!
June 20, 2019 - Avid New UI, Edelkrone 3D prints, and some Aussie Balance (Episode 1x12)
Jun 20 • 29 min
The week in film tech for June 20th, Avid Media Composer finally redoes their interface, Edelkrone experiments with letting users make their own parts, and Digi Australia helps you balance your stabilizer….
June 13, 2019 - Angeiuex Primes, Gaffer Control, Aputure RC, & Prodigy Matte box (Episode 1x11)
Jun 13 • 14 min
This week on the week in film tech, we clean up some news from Cine-Gear, including the Gaffer Control, improvements to Aputure RC units, the Bright Tangerine Prodigy, and most exciting of all the Angeiuex Optimo Primes!
June 6, 2019 - Apple Mac Pro, Cheese Graters, & Panasonic S1H (Episode 1x10)
Jun 6 • 22 min
In this week in film tech, the new apple mac pro, and it’s new monitor, dominate the news, but we also talk about the new Panasonic S1H and why it’s so exciting to see Panasonic rolling out the 6K V-log $4000 camera.
May 30, 2019 - Fujifilm GFX 100, Panavision ND, NVIDIA laptops, & Cine-Gear! (Episode 1x09)
May 30 • 21 min
This week in WIFT, the Fujifilm GFX 100, a new ND from Panavision, NVIDIA puts their stamp on laptops and more about the upcoming Cine-Gear!
May 23, 2019 - MacBook Pro for Pros, Editshare CEO, and Gudsen goes fun and weird. (Episode 1x08)
May 23 • 18 min
This week in the week in film tech, Apple has a new laptop aimed at professionals, Editshare brings in a new CEO, Gudsen is doing something really fun and weird in sliders, and another Hey Professor!weekin…
May 16, 2019 - DJI Action Cam, Tilta follow focus, & Resolve Beta2 (Episode 1x07)
May 16 • 14 min
This week on the week in film tech, the DJI Osmo goes after the GoPro action cam, Tilta comes in with a really low cost follow focus, Resolve Beta 2 is out, and “hey professor” answers the best cinematography books.
May 9, 2019 - How the professor downloads (Episode 1x06)
May 9 • 11 min
WIFT May 9, 2019, Hardware maker Timelapse+ comes out with a Lightroom plugin, Hedge integrates more closely with, and “hey professor” asks “what software do you use to download?
May 2, 2019 - Pix Makes Moves, Red 8k Playback, & LUT Lights (Episode 1x05)
May 2 • 14 min
RED and NVIDIA bring affordable 8k playback, LUTs on your light and Pix making moves to stay in charge on this weeks
April 25, 2019 - NAB Part2 - Sound & Post News (Episode 1x04)
Apr 25 • 11 min
Two weeks later we’re still talking about a few last items from NAB, mostly in sound, and we’re finally moving on to post NAB news with good news for Blackmagic Pocket owners from Fujinon, and Hedge buying Postlab and why that matters.
April 18, 2019 - The NAB Episode (Episode 1x03)
Apr 18 • 22 min
Post-NAB thoughts including the lack of a major headline this year, the growth of AI, and vendors increasing ready to be cannibals.
April 3, 2019 - Mini Alexa LF, Apple Streaming, & NAB prep (Episode 1x02)
Apr 3 • 15 min
The Alexa LF is already available in “mini” form, though it’s nearly half fan. Apple launches their streaming platform, and getting ready for NAB!
February 14, 2019 - Panasonic S1, Alexa at Sundance & Oscar Changes (Episode 1x01)
Feb 14 • 15 min
The top story this week is the coming of the Panasonic full frame mirrorless camera platform the S1. Considering all the love filmmakers have for the venerable Varicam, this is a promising sign that Panasonic is working on larger sensors and w…