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Panasonic AG-HPX610 Camera

Panasonic AG-HPX610 Camera

Panasonic have added a replacement to their AG-HPX600 camera which is being phased out and the newer AG-HPX610 camera steps in. The Panasonic AG-HPX610 is going to be launched in October 2014 and the AG-HPX600 camera is going to be discontinued at the end of September 2014. Panasonic are informing AG-HPX600 owners who need AVC […]

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Panasonic AJ-PX800 Camera

Panasonic AJ-PX800 Camera

Panasonic are set to release the “P2 cam” AJ-PX800 memory card camera recorder in October 2014. Weighing only about 2.8kg (6.2 lb) (main unit), the AJ-PX800 is the world’s lightest*1 2/3-type shoulder-type camera-recorder equipped with three MOS image sensors, exhibiting high mobility in news-gathering situations. It supports AVC-ULTRA*2 dual-codec recording from master-grade to network streaming […]

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Matrox Introduce World’s First 4K SDI Cards with 12 Reconfigurable Inputs/Outputs

Matrox Introduce World’s First 4K SDI Cards with 12 Reconfigurable Inputs/Outputs

Matrox Video have announced the Matrox X.mio3 FH and DSX LE4 FH SDI cards, part of the next generation of Matrox DSX Developer Products. The half-length PCIe cards offers up to 12 reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K, along with support for AES/EBU, LTC and GPIO. All inputs have built-in frame synchronizers to generate clean […]

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Up-Sampled 4K ProRes Comes to ARRI Amira Cameras:

Up-Sampled 4K ProRes Comes to ARRI Amira Cameras:

From ARRI comes the news that via a paid upgrade and licence ProRes upscaled 4K is available on the AMIRA cameras. While widespread adoption of 4K or UHD for broadcast is still a long way off, an increasing number of content owners are becoming concerned that they ought to safeguard the longevity of their programs […]

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Sony HXR-MC2500E Camera

Sony HXR-MC2500E Camera

Sony have announced the HXR-MC2500E camera, a new addition to its High Definition (HD) range of memory camcorders. The HXR-MC2500E offers an ideal balance of performance and functionality in the digital era with a wide variety of features necessary for serious videographers, all well within their reach at an affordable price point. Sony has designed […]

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Sony Announce PXW-X500 Camera & PMW-RX50 Recorder + PMW-300, PMW-400 Software Updates

Sony Announce PXW-X500 Camera & PMW-RX50 Recorder + PMW-300, PMW-400 Software Updates

Sony have introduced the PXW-X500, a solid-state memory XDCAM camcorder that combines sensitivity of picture capture with a proven, comfortable ergonomic design and support for a wide variety of recording formats. The PXW-X500 delivers superior picture quality thanks to its unique three-chip 2/3-inch type new CCD image sensors, serving to remove issues associated with motion […]

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Betz-Tools Tease 66lb Payload Capable Maxima MX30 Brushless Gimbal Camera Rig at IBC

Betz-Tools Tease 66lb Payload Capable Maxima MX30 Brushless Gimbal Camera Rig at IBC

Yeah… 66lb payload for a brushless gimbal camera rig, I know right!!! The Maxima MX30 brushless gimbal camera rig from Betz-Tools will be at IBC 2014. For now it is just a tease… Maxima MX30 Features: – carries up to 66lb – Hightech ball bearing – 5,5″overall depth – 1,5″ OLED statusdisplay – 32bit multiprocessor […]

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Porta Head 10 Brushless Gimbal Prototype on a Steadicam With an ARRI Alexa Camera

Porta Head 10 Brushless Gimbal Prototype on a Steadicam With an ARRI Alexa Camera

This is the first outing of the Porta Head 10 prototype with an ARRI Alexa camera for a short film, and it’s sitting on top of a steadicam rig. The system is designed to be used with a steadicam system as portable device and adds electronically stabilized roll and tilt. The weight of the head […]

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Klamp Camera Mounting System… Steady Vision Via Carbon Fiber, Titanium & Magnets:

Klamp Camera Mounting System… Steady Vision Via Carbon Fiber, Titanium & Magnets:

Reconfigure how you shoot sports action with preconfigured Klamp camera mounting systems in place. Built for cyclist, the completely modular and totally affordable Klamp allows for rock steady vision from just about anywhere on you and your bike. Klamp is carbon fiber & titanium mounting system for GoPro and other action cameras, Garmin computers and […]

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Nebo MoCo Slider is The World’s Lightest Slider:

Nebo MoCo Slider is The World’s Lightest Slider:

The Nebo motion controlled slider is billed as the world’s lightest slider. The Nebo Slider is the world’s most lightweight and portable motion controlled slider, weighing in at under 3.2 pounds for the motorized version, and under 2.3 pounds for the non-motorized version. This 40″ slider will break down into two 20 inch sections and […]

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Casper Mini Stabilizer for Smaller Cameras Such as the BMPCC, GH4, & A7s

Casper Mini Stabilizer for Smaller Cameras Such as the BMPCC, GH4, & A7s

The Casper Mini Stabilizer from Embrace Cinema Gear is a very lightweight, collapsable easy to balance camera stabilizer for the Blackmagic BMPCC, Panasonic GH4, Sony A7S and most Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Casper Mini Stabilizer Features: It will be the fastest stabilizer to balance because of a unique 2-axis slide developed in-house. It is completely […]

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4K Internal Recording on the Sony F5 Camera For Free is Happening Now Via Paul Ream

4K Internal Recording on the Sony F5 Camera For Free is Happening Now Via Paul Ream

Did you happen to catch the news that free 4K internal recording on the Sony F5 camera is happening via Paul Ream and his Twitter account. Paul gave out a sneak peek of the free 4K 4096×2160 internal recording possibilities on the Sony F5 camera. Here is what was shown so far… 4K on the […]

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Rocking MoCo Bolt Robot Showreel

Rocking MoCo Bolt Robot Showreel

We have covered Mark Roberts Motion Control rigs quite a few times on Cinescopophilia. Bolt has the ability to get up to full speed almost instantly so that the camera can go from standstill to high-speed motion and back to standstill in fractions of seconds, literally following falling objects and capturing images that would be […]

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Making Diamonds with High-Speed Digital Phantom Cameras

Making Diamonds with High-Speed Digital Phantom Cameras

Quick one for you with the making “Diamonds” with high-speed digital cameras from Vision Research. At Vision Research, we were curious to see what these Mach Diamonds looked like the instant they were being formed. Since this happens at speeds that are too fast to see, this is a great example of where our Phantom […]

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Pssst… RED Have Dragon M, Scarlet Dragon, & Scarlet MX Battle Tested Cameras For Sale

Pssst… RED Have Dragon M, Scarlet Dragon, & Scarlet MX Battle Tested Cameras For Sale

News from Jarred Land on his Facebook page is that RED are offering 3 flavours of cameras with less than five hours of use each at a fraction of the retail price. The Battle Tested style deal is back for a limited time. We finally got back the truckload of Epic Dragons and Scarlet MXs […]

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Sharp Announce a 1″ 12 million-pixel CMOS 60fps 4K Sensor:

Sharp Announce a 1″ 12 million-pixel CMOS 60fps 4K Sensor:

Sharp have announced they will put the 1″ 12 million-pixel RJ5DY1BA0LT CMOS 60fps 4K sensor into mass production in October this year. Here is the English translated press release from Japanese. Industry’s highest ※ 1 sensitivity 1420MV / Lux-sec ※ 2 is realized Development of a 12 million-pixel CMOS image sensor type 1 4K correspondence, […]

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What To Do If Your Lens Goes In The Water, Don’t Let It End Up Like This!

What To Do If Your Lens Goes In The Water, Don’t Let It End Up Like This!

The Mob over at ZGC have posted a nice Blog article highlighting what to do if you accidentally drop one of your lenses into water. Fresh or salt water. ZGC point out ways to save your precious glass from being a complete write off. Please don’t let your mistake end like these poor lenses… Unlike […]

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David Miller, ASC Talks Mitomo True ND Filters With Band Pro

David Miller, ASC Talks Mitomo True ND Filters With Band Pro

Band Pro recently caught up with David Miller, ASC and Director of Photography for TV series such as Jag, Desperate Housewives, and Parenthood and they chatted about the Mitomo True ND filters. I just wrapped The Newsroom for Aaron Sorkin on HBO and the next day began prepping the sixth and final season of Parenthood […]

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Histogram, Time Remaining & Audio Level Indicators Come To Blackmagic Pocket & Cinema Cameras

Histogram, Time Remaining & Audio Level Indicators Come To Blackmagic Pocket & Cinema Cameras

Blackmagic Design drop the Blackmagic Camera 1.9.3 software which adds much needed histogram and audio level indicators to the Pocket Cinema Camera, and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. About Blackmagic Camera Utility This software package allows you to update your Blackmagic Camera to the latest software release for new features, bug fixes and other enhancements. Please […]

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ikan Showing Off The Tilta DSLR Camera Rig, TT-03-A:

ikan Showing Off The Tilta DSLR Camera Rig, TT-03-A:

Quick one for you this time from ikan showing off the Tilta DSLR Camera Rig, TT-03-A which they carry. The Tilta DSLR Shoulder Rig is a precision machined and black anodized shoulder rig and DSLR cage system, complete with matte box, follow focus unit, sliding balance plate, and 15mm LWS rod system. Designed to bring […]

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Pssst Bright Tangerine Will Show Off Their New Follow Focus at IBC 2014

Pssst Bright Tangerine Will Show Off Their New Follow Focus at IBC 2014

Bright Tangerine will be taking a new follow focus to the IBC trade show this year. Here is a sneak peek of the new Bright Tangerine follow focus thanks to Matt Hayslett on Twitter. Hit up Bright Tangerine for more information about their follow focus.

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The Full 12 Cameras Test:

The Full 12 Cameras Test:

In case you were wonder which camera out of 12 cameras would win in a knife fight. The cameras were tested on 21 MAY 2014 in Warsaw by Tomasz Wolski & Szymon Lenkowski PSC for FilmPRO magazine & FILM CYFROWY portal under the auspices of The Polish Society of Cinematographers PSC. The 12 ready to […]

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Canon 5D Mark III Camera Vs Android 4K OnePlus One Mobile Phone

Canon 5D Mark III Camera Vs Android 4K OnePlus One Mobile Phone

In case you were wondering which camera would win a knife fight: The Canon 5D MKIII or the OnePlus One Android phone. From YouTube user EXIV comes the the Canon 5D Mark III camera Verses OnePlus One phone test. The aim of this test is exclusively to compare how the OnePlus One performs respect the […]

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Taking Preorders on The New Canon Cine Servo 17-120mm T2.95 EF Zoom at Band Pro

Taking Preorders on The New Canon Cine Servo 17-120mm T2.95 EF Zoom at Band Pro

One for our US readers looking for new glass: Band Pro is now taking preorders on the new Canon Cine Servo 17-120mm T2.95 EF zoom. The CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 lens provides cinematographers and broadcast operations with a compact, lightweight design (only 6.4 lbs.) using Canon optical elements, while offering outstanding performance and reliability in professional […]

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New Record Features & Frame Rates Available With Latest Firmware on Odyssey7 & Odyssey7Q

New Record Features & Frame Rates Available With Latest Firmware on Odyssey7 & Odyssey7Q

Convergent Design have released a new firmware update for the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q. This release adds features, improves current functions and fixes some previous issues. Highlights of the new firmware include: NEW FEATURES Higher Frame Rates For Apple ProRes 422(HQ) In 1080p Apple ProRes 422(HQ) recording is now enabled in 1080p50 and 1080p59.94. Integrated Deck […]

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Fantastic BTS: Single Take Filming in the Fetal Position on The Making of ‘Saramona Said’

Fantastic BTS: Single Take Filming in the Fetal Position on The Making of ‘Saramona Said’

Pretty cool behind the scenes / thoughts / decisions / process that were used for the making of the music video clip ‘Saramona Said’ by Violent Soho. Graetz Media made the magic happen and then some in this single take homage. Filming in the Fetal Position (The Making of ‘Saramona Said’) from Graetzmedia on Vimeo. […]

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CVW 100 Wireless HD Video Transmitter / Receiver via HDMI

CVW 100 Wireless HD Video Transmitter / Receiver via HDMI

Specifically designed with DSLR’s and other cameras with clean HDMI out transmission, the CVW 100 wireless HD video transmitter is capable of sending live vision over 100m / 330ft line of sight. Specifications Wireless HD video for DSLR/DV Up to 1080P HD video display & broadcasting External Battery for portable usage Introduction As the widely […]

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2014 Most Popular Cameras, Editing, Compositing, Grading Systems & Workflows Revealed

2014 Most Popular Cameras, Editing, Compositing, Grading Systems & Workflows Revealed

Televisual has released their annual Production Technology Survey revealing which camera, which editing, compositing, grading system, and which workflow is the most popular in 2014. Let us look at their results for cameras for 2014, and which camera company would you most likely want to try out in 2015. According to the results gathered from […]

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Maxell Professional Is Now Making Camera Accessories

Maxell Professional Is Now Making Camera Accessories

Not sure if a lot of the new media DSLR shooters will now about Maxwell, who back in the day helped store your vision like no other… Regardless welcome back old friend, with new gear, new solutions, for modern cameras. Recognized as a storage and backup media technology leader, Maxell Professional Media is excited to […]

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Sneak Peek Of The IO Industries 4KSDI 4K Camera Head Coming To IBC

Sneak Peek Of The IO Industries 4KSDI 4K Camera Head Coming To IBC

A sneak peek of a 4K camera head coming to IBC 2014. The IO Industries 4KSDI 4K camera head. The 4KSDI will launch at the IBC 2014 Exhibition in Amsterdam. Please make sure to come see us at stand #11.D67. Keep an eye on IO Industries for more information about the soon to be released […]

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First 48 Hours With The DJI Ronin

First 48 Hours With The DJI Ronin

What happens when you get 40 more hours for your first DJI Ronin brushless gimbal camera rig test than the guys who had one with a Sony FS-700 camera for 8 hours? Well 48 hours with a DJI Ronin, silly… DJI Ronin – First 48 Hours (June 2014) First 48 Hours with DJI Ronin production […]

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DJI RONIN and a Sony FS-700 Camera… Not a Bad Test

DJI RONIN and a Sony FS-700 Camera… Not a Bad Test

Add a Sony FS-700 camera to a DJI Ronin brushless gimbal camera rig and mix… Well test. Turns out not half bad when baked at the right temperature. First 8 Hours with DJI Ronin production model. 3-axis stabilized handheld gimbal system. Equipment:DJI Ronin / Sony FS-700 Canon 16mm-35mm All ways use 28mm to film a […]

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Freefly Tero Super Smooth Chase Car

Freefly Tero Super Smooth Chase Car

The Freefly Tero brushless gimbal chase car system allows for an extremely dynamic low camera angled rig. Coupled with Freefly’s custom Vibration Isolation System for a car so smooth and agile, you’ll rethink what is possible from a chase car. The Freefly Tero is a completely new way to move the camera. The system allows […]

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The ARRI AMIRA Camera Vs The Sony F55 Camera

The ARRI AMIRA Camera Vs The Sony F55 Camera

In case you were wondering which camera would win in a knife fight. The ARRI Amira or the Sony F55 camera. A comparison between the highly anticipated ARRI AMIRA and one of it’s closest rivals, Sony’s F55. Produced and shot by Shift 4 using the ARRI ALEXA, ARRI AMIRA and Angenieux Optimo lenses. Now there […]

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The ARRI AMIRA Camera Vs the ARRI ALEXA Camera

The ARRI AMIRA Camera Vs the ARRI ALEXA Camera

In case you were wondering which ARRI camera would win in a knife fight. The ARRI Alexa or the ARRI Amira. A comparison between ARRI’s new ENG style camera, the AMIRA, and it’s big brother the ARRI ALEXA. Produced and shot by Shift 4 using the ARRI ALEXA, ARRI AMIRA and Angenieux Optimo lenses. Video […]

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Novo Camera Test & Interview With Robert Primes, ASC:

Novo Camera Test & Interview With Robert Primes, ASC:

Quick one for you: Robert Primes, ASC talks about Radiant Images and their Novo Camera. Robert tells us his thoughts on the Novo Camera and chats about technology and its impact on the future of filmmaking. Please see Radiant Images for more information.

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14 Minute Run Through Of The Odyssey7 Recorder Monitor:

14 Minute Run Through Of The Odyssey7 Recorder Monitor:

Have the Odyssey7 monitor recorder from Convergent Design, or thinking about getting one? Mitch Gross Director of Communications at Convergent Design and his 14 minute run through off the Odyssey7 recorder monitor may help you. The Odyssey7 is a high performance on-camera monitor. It has an HD OLED display with pure blacks and accurate colors. […]

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How To Set Up a Dedolight Felloni LED Panel With Accessories:

How To Set Up a Dedolight Felloni LED Panel With Accessories:

Quick one for you: How to set up a Dedolight Felloni LED panel and the accessories for the light. LED High-Performance Light Daylight, Tungsten or Bicolor In Comparison to the Main Competitive Product: 30 % more light in Standard version; even more in High-Output version 50 % less power consumption: 24 W instead of 50 W Improved color rendition: […]

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I-MOVIX To Show Off Extended Performance of X10 4K UHD Ultra Slow-motion System at IBC

I-MOVIX To Show Off Extended Performance of X10 4K UHD Ultra Slow-motion System at IBC

I-MOVIX has extended the performance of its class-leading X10 UHD, the industry’s first 4K ultra-slow motion system to support both continuous super slow motion (SSM) and ultra slow motion (USM) at frame rates of up to 1000fps. Combining the core X10 ultra-motion technology with Vision Research’s Phantom Flex4K camera, X10 UHD supports operation in a […]

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e-slider from CAMTREE… Naked First Look at the 3ft Motorized Timelapse Slider:

e-slider from CAMTREE… Naked First Look at the 3ft Motorized Timelapse Slider:

We set out to do a very quick unboxing / first look / review of the e-slider 3 foot motorised timelapse slider from Camtree. Well we hit a snag and will make this review a three part look see. When we were filming the unboxing of the e-slider we realised that there was not any […]

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Inner Circle… Find Out Why It Costs Nothing To Ask:

Inner Circle… Find Out Why It Costs Nothing To Ask:

Inner Circle, Inner Circle, Inner Circle… He mulls over and over… And you pay to play you say?!! Scratches head, shrugs shoulders… Why? I mean I know why, but seriously why when you have the power, you have the keys to the kingdom. Yes that is right you have the influence, the seat, the voice, […]

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Band Pro at IBC 2014:

Band Pro at IBC 2014:

Band Pro Film & Digital have announced they will be attending IBC 2014. Band Pro’s booth will feature the best new acquisition tools including Leica Summicron-C lenses, IB/E Optics extenders and converters, the latest camera offerings from Sony, Movcam accessories, Convergent Design Odyssey 7 & 7Q recorders, and more. Join Band Pro in Amsterdam September […]

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Camera Goat All-terrain Dolly Slider:

Camera Goat All-terrain Dolly Slider:

The Camera Goat is a modular all-terrain slider that is durable, affordable, and easy to use anywhere. Due to it’s modular components, any length of slider shot can be created. The Camera Goat is unique in it’s ability to level on the roughest of terrains. This system is durable enough to handle anything from a […]

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BBC Crew Have Their Gear Stolen At Gun Point by Ukrainian Rebel Separatists:

BBC Crew Have Their Gear Stolen At Gun Point by Ukrainian Rebel Separatists:

Xhire Anti Fraud Network have reported that a BBC crew covering the pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine have had the majority of their camera equipment stolen at gun point by Ukrainian Rebel Separatists. What was stolen: Sony PMW-400 Camera serial 140188 Canon HJ17x7.6, Lens Serial 1315801, Sony Radio Mic PAG L96e battery, 3 Sony SxS Memory […]

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Motionnine Cube Cage for the BMPCC & a Cube Pocket Limited Edition Coming to IBC 2014:

Motionnine Cube Cage for the BMPCC & a Cube Pocket Limited Edition Coming to IBC 2014:

If you were one of the many that managed to pick up a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera during their bargain bin sale then you may like to kit it out with a Motionnine Cube Cage. The cage comes with an external 14.4 V battery to keep that Pocket Camera running. Check out the Cube Pocket […]

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E-Image EG03A2 Two Stage Aluminum Tripod Kit:

E-Image EG03A2 Two Stage Aluminum Tripod Kit:

ikan show off the cost effective E-Image EG03A2 Two Stage Aluminum Tripod kit. The E-Image EG03A2 Two Stage Aluminum Tripod kit has professional features, a rugged build quality and is ideal for shooters on the move. Its two stage tripod legs are effortless to set up, adjust, and collapse. The Mono-Lock feature allows leg adjustments […]

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HOW TO BALANCE a DJI Ronin:

HOW TO BALANCE a DJI Ronin:

Quick one for those that are interested in the DJI Ronin brushless gimbal camera rig. How to balance it. DJI RONIN 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System The DJI Ronin Handheld Gimbal System has been developed for the cinematographer with pro-grade build quality keeping up with the demands of everyday use and aerial film making in […]

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Red Epic Dragon Camera… First Look… Check Out The Grades:

Red Epic Dragon Camera… First Look… Check Out The Grades:

Quick one for you… First look at the RED EPIC Dragon camera by the Mob at Magnanimous Media. Check the grades they give to the footage from the RED EPIC Dragon camera. Jonah Rubash takes the Magnanimous Epic Dragon out for its first spin and checks out RedGamma 4. Red Epic Dragon – First Look […]

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RED Epic Dragon 6K Dynamic Range:

RED Epic Dragon 6K Dynamic Range:

Quick one for you… RED Epic Dragon Dynamic Range test from the Mob at Magnanimous Media. 18-stop greyscale shot with with Epic Dragon in 6K 5:1 and rendered in RedLogFilm. Red Epic Dragon – Dynamic Range – Magnanimous Media from Magnanimous Media on Vimeo.

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ZEISS Talk About The Irradiance and Apertures of Camera Lenses:

ZEISS Talk About The Irradiance and Apertures of Camera Lenses:

Here is a nice article about from ZEISS about the irradiance and apertures of camera lenses. Lens aperture is – in addition to film or image sensor sensitivity – responsible for the degree of irradiance striking the image plane. In a detailed technical article ZEISS expert Dr. Vladan Blahnik shows why lens aperture depends upon […]

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