by Jared Abrams | 29th September 2010
Photo Cine Expo was a great experience for Team C5D. We really appreciate all of the comments and feedback from the viewers. The Expo was held at the Los Angeles Film School here in Hollywood. It was a crazy two days, we were lucky enough to get the scoop on the new RRM EVF and also got to check out some other gear ready to finally hit the market. The new 5″ Marshall monitor is kick ass. We were also really impressed with the tiny Que Audio Eng kit. We are going to put that little bad boy up against our Sennheiser MKE 400 this week. We brought in a little extra help from El Skid and Chris Marino. They were the coolest. The best part of the expo was the community that has formed around the cameras. We were sharing gear all weekend long with everyone there. That is what makes this so much fun. Thanks to all the C5D viewers for your support. We could not do this without you. We are headed to Dv Expo in Pasadena to hunt for more cool gear to show you. James Lee from 16 X 9 Inc. shows off the new DV balancer rig from Chrosziel. The rig is super lightweight and has a very simple system of keying into the Chrosziel DSLR baseplate making it a very fast change from studio to handheld mode. We really dig Chrosziel AKS and use them on a regular basis for Cinema 5D. Snehal Patel from the DSLR Bootcamp was kind enough to answer a few questions about his workshops. The DSLR bootcamps have been a great resource for filmmakers getting into the HDSLR game. Snehal is a Director and Cinematographer who shares his real world experiences with his students to give them one of the best workshops money can buy. We got the chance to check out the new ENG audio kit from Que Audio. The really tiny ENG kit has everything right out of the box for electronic news gathering. It retails for just under $500 US. The kit comes with everything you would need to capture great audio. Here is a list from Que Audio. 1 QCBL2 2000mm compact to compact cable for MSG1 1 QB1 Base for Mini Boom Pole 1 QBAG1 ENG Kit Bag 1 QCBL1 Extension Cable for ENG Kit 1 QHS1 Folding Headphones 1 QMB1 Mini Boom Pole 1 QMSG1 Mini Shot Gun Microphone inc Wind sock 1 QSM1 Shockmount for Mini Shot Gun Microphone 1 QWJ1 The original WOMBAT Fluffy Windjammer for Mini Shotgun Microphone 1 DAAD TRL TRS 3.5mm Adapter BlackRead more
by Jared Abrams | 12th August 2010
*** I have been using the new iPhone 4 to shoot these quick takes. Please excuse the auto everything until we get the kinks worked out. Thanks, Jared Chrosziel makes some killer accessories for HDSLR work. Here is a Quick Take on some of the gear they make. The DSLR baseplate has a lip to prevent the camera from shifting. This is adjustable and will work with many cameras. The tie down is a huge blue knob. This makes it very easy to take the camera on and off the baseplate. Chrosziel also makes a great lens gear. It has a nice adjustment knob and can be re-sized to work with any lens. The two stage MB 456 mattebox has a carbon fiber “look”. I’m not sure why they went this direction, but so be it. The mattebox has two rotating stages and will work with either 4 x 4 or 4 x 5 filters. The mattebox also has an awesome rubber bellows that expands to fit multiple lenses. This is one of the best bellows systems I have seen yet. The follow focus was shown in another quick take and is rock solid. There is also a nifty dovetail on the bottom of the baseplate that works with their DV-Balancer hand held rig. It all looks very solid and well thought out. It’s great to see a major player like Chrosziel embracing the HDSLR movement. The gear is not cheap. Click Here for a list of pricing in Euros from the Chrosziel site. 16 x 9 INC sells it here in the US.Read more
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