(Suwanee, Georgia--March 27, 2013) Starting today all FSI monitors will ship with two new instantly selectable Log Modes for on set monitoring use: BMD-Log Standard & BMD-Log Full. These new monitoring modes have been designed exclusively to provide realtime normalized viewing of the Film Mode output from the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera. These new modes are also available to all current customers with a simple free firmware update.
As with the previously released C-Log and S-Log monitoring modes the BMD Log Modes can be assigned to function keys for instant single button press access between the native viewing mode and one or both of the monitor's normalized viewing modes. For many of you this will mean no longer having to explain to others on set why the image looks 'flat' when monitoring the Film Mode output. Simply toggle on one of the monitor's BMD-Log mode settings to give everyone a quick idea of what can be expected as a starting point during the post production process.
As with the other Log modes on the monitor remember that the Standard mode works well for most content whereas the Full mode preserves the entire native latitude of the signal (nothing is clipped), making it ideal for very bright scenes and/or scenes with very wide dynamic range. Just keep in mind that in many applications the Full mode will result in a fairly dark overall image. We include both modes for this reason as different scenes may be better suited for one or the other and you can toggle instantly between them so you can find the optimal setting quickly and effectively every time.
This firmware release (9.50-1866) also contains a few other small updates including updated custom markers. Full release notes and the latest firmware files for current users can be found here: http://www.flandersscientific.com/index/firmware.php
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Flanders Scientific is a U.S. based company with headquarters in Suwanee, GA, just 30 minutes outside of Atlanta as well as a European service center in Belgium. FSI was started in 2005 by industry professionals with a long history of experience in the professional broadcast monitor and test/measurement equipment markets. FSI's primary focus is our line of high-quality, yet still affordable, professional broadcast monitors, but we also sell a wide range of related products and accessories in over 140 countries worldwide. You can purchase from us directly atwww.ShopFSI.com or learn more about our products at http://www.FlandersScientific.com
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