by Jared Abrams | 8th April 2011
I picked this up via but it seems to be solid. This will save us all a lot of time. The new EOS Movie V1.2 plug-in will allow the user to convert footage faster and no longer requires the root structure of the files.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 4th April 2011
Here is a quick take video on a brand new kind of filter. The Wide Open Camera & Light Craft Workshop 3-Stop Polarizer is a polarizer and ND3 combination filter. I have been working on this ever since HDSLR cameras hit the street. I always find myself adding some type of neutral density filter while shooting outside in bright sun. This filter does the trick. Currently only the 77mm size is available. The Wide Open Camera 3-Stop Polarizer is $125 US.
Click here to check it out.
by Jared Abrams | 2nd April 2011
Kinotehnik announced an electronic view finder for HDSLR cameras. The new EVF is based on the LCDVF design and has a similar look. This EVF has a hinged viewfinder and can double as an on camera monitor. The 15mm rod mount system will ensure stability. I think this is one of the better designs for EVF’s. It runs off of four double “A” batteries. This could be a huge plus when traveling. However they don’t tend to last very long. Here are the specifications from the manufacture. Click here to check it out.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 22nd March 2011
There is a new version AJ5.0 for magic lantern. I am not a big fan of the Magic Lantern firmware hack as it has proven to be unstable. This does not go over well with my paying clients. However a newer version has hit the street and is available for download now. Here is a rip from the post by Moria O’Brien.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 21st March 2011
I got the chance to hit up filmmakers Giancarlo Iannotta and Robert Puttkammer after the premiere of their short film “My Big Red Purse” at SXSW. They explain how the Canon 5D Mark II made it possible for them to make this short film. Giancarlo also explains how Cinema 5D helped him prepare for the film. “My Big Red Purse” was a smash at SXSW. Unfortunatly we are unable to show it here as it is tied up in the film festival circuit.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 17th March 2011
Here is the new Little Big Disk from LaCie. It has the new super fast 10Gb/s Thunderbolt inputs and can hold up to 1TB of media. LaCie has been in the game forever and support filmmakers wholeheartedly. The rugged drive safe has biometric encryption for up to ten users. This is a great way to protect your media from prying eyes. The LaCie Rugged Safe retails for around $150. Pricing for the Little Big Disk is set for spring 2011.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 17th March 2011
Here is the brand new 509 HD head from Manfrotto. This looks to be one accessorized fluid head. It has an “ABR” system that lets you know if the top is balanced. It also has a backlight bubble level. That is a killer feature for night shoots. The Manfrotto 509 HD head will handle up to 22lbs. It is based on the newer ‘bridge” technology system. I thnk this could be one of their best designs to date. Estimated street price for the head is $899 US.Read more
by Jared Abrams | 8th March 2011
This looks like one badass piece of grip equipment. I picked this up from Cinescopophillia. The Floatcam works as both a camera slider and Jib Arm. The counterweight system is killer. The Floatcam is around $4500 US. Not a ton of info on the Floatcam Website. Here is a rip from the post.Read more
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