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SHAPE Paparazzi Handle and Baseplate For Canon C100 C300 C500 Cameras:

SHAPE Paparazzi Handle and Baseplate For Canon C100 C300 C500 Cameras:

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Canadian gear maker Shape and their Paparazzi Handle and baseplate for the Canon C Series cameras, the C100, C300, C500. Made specifically for the Canon EOS C100 C300 C500 cameras Provides a smaller, lighter setup solution expandable to a more elaborate setup Features a pair of 15mm rods that are 12” long through the […]

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Genustech Add Canon C100 C300 C500 Accessories:

Genustech Add Canon C100 C300 C500 Accessories:

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Genustech have announced the expansion of their popular line of accessories for Canon Cinema EOS Cameras. The newest addition to the line is the C100 C300 C500 Top Cheeseplate. To celebrate it’s launch Genustech also have a special offers on their Flexible Lens Cover. Top Cheeseplate for C100, C300, C500 This versatile accessory attaches to […]

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Filmguy Checks Out the Letus Helix Electronic Stabilization System:

Filmguy Checks Out the Letus Helix Electronic Stabilization System:

| June 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

I am pretty sure back when we started @VisionWrangler on Twitter Indie Filmmaker Ryan Brown / @IamFimguy was one of the first people we followed. It’s nice to see Ryan’s Blog IamFilmguy taking off. Ryan’s interview with Aaron Pinto from Letusdirect about their Helix electronic stabilisation systems caught our eye. Good times checking out all […]

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A Look at E-Image Tripods:

A Look at E-Image Tripods:

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

B&H take a look at the E-Image tripod lineup that ikan now carry. Ikan has teamed up with E-Image to distribute a new line of professional camera supports. These tripods and video fluid heads are made by E-Image are designed for the professional. See more at B&H.

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An In Depth Look At How to Optimize Your Fader ND Filter:

An In Depth Look At How to Optimize Your Fader ND Filter:

| June 11, 2014 | 3 Comments

DoP Aaron J Anderson looks at the Genustech ND fader Circular Filter System. Aaron’s informative fader ND filter tutorial goes for around 31 minutes. When it comes to nice shallow depth of field you need to open your iris really wide, but that leaves a problem when shooting outside. Because your iris is open really […]

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Meet The ikan CSLD01 Curved 1/3 Slider and The ikan CSLD02 Semi Circular 1/2 Slider:

Meet The ikan CSLD01 Curved 1/3 Slider and The ikan CSLD02 Semi Circular 1/2 Slider:

| June 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are these curved sliders we are now seeing the 3D of camera movement or are they the 4K? Just about all new sliders coming out are either curved or arc the camera somehow, and the ikan CSLD01 Curved 1/3 Slider and the ikan CSLD02 Semi Circular 1/2 Slider are no different. CSLD-01 Curved 1/3 Slider […]

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ikan IK-M1 Lavalier Microphone & IK-VM300PS Stereo Video Condenser Microphone:

ikan IK-M1 Lavalier Microphone & IK-VM300PS Stereo Video Condenser Microphone:

| May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

IK-M1 Lavalier Microphone The IK-M1 Lavalier Microphone is a self contained electret condenser microphone with a lapel clip and windscreen. This high quality condenser mic is ideal for video use as well as audio recorders and smart phone devices with a 1/8″ plug. Features Clip-on mic for smartphones, DSLR’s, camcorders, audio recorders, PC, etc. Omni-directional […]

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ikan PD Movie Remote Air Two wireless Follow Focus System:

ikan PD Movie Remote Air Two wireless Follow Focus System:

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

ikan says sometimes, the traditional follow focus isn’t enough… With today’s new demands in film and video production, the need for a wireless follow focus system is greater than ever, as complex shots on jibs, dollies, and steadicams become the norm. Features Dual channel programming 2 standard drive motors Aluminum unibody design Remote with OLED […]

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ikan X3 Handheld Gimbal for Phones:

ikan X3 Handheld Gimbal for Phones:

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

ikan are down for iPhoneographers to get steady shots via their X3 handheld gimbal for phones. ikan X3 Handheld Gimbal Features Record smooth video from your Smartphone even with extreme movements Fast to setup and simple to use even if you have never shot a video before Securely holds your phone with an electric gyroscope […]

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Genustech Noga Arm and Cheese Kit Specials:

Genustech Noga Arm and Cheese Kit Specials:

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Those Scallywags at Genustech have bundled together a Noga Arm and Cheese Plate and stuck special stickers on it. For a limited time Genustech is bundling 3 popular products into 2 special packages. The Noga Arm Cheese Bridge kit and the Noga Arm Cheese Rod kit. These amazing deals provide a wide range of flexible […]

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ikan DX5 and VX9i-2K Monitors:

ikan DX5 and VX9i-2K Monitors:

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

At NAB 2014 ikan had on display two prototype monitors at their stands. On show from ikan was the 5 inch next generation D series monitor the DX5 featuring HDMI in / out, SDI in / out, HDMI to SDI / SDI to HDMI conversion. Also on the floor was the 8.9 inch 3G-SDI VX9i-2K […]

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ikan D12 Monitor:

ikan D12 Monitor:

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

At NAB 2014 ikan showed off their prototype D12 monitor. The D12 has an ips 1920×1200 resolution LCD panel, 3G-SDI input / output, HDMI input / output, mini XLR power input, table stand, on screen tally, your choice of pro battery mount adapter, and supports up to 16 million colours. Hit ikan up for when […]

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SHAPE Follow Focus PRO:

SHAPE Follow Focus PRO:

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHAPE have announced their new Follow Focus PRO for 15mm rods. While the Follow Focus Pro contains the essentials for pulling focus on any type of project production, the choice of either 15mm rod adaptors means that you can shape the system to meet your particular requirements. Main Features Follow focus system for use with […]

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SHAPE Drop Brushless ISEE I Gimbal Camera Rig for GoPro’s:

SHAPE Drop Brushless ISEE I Gimbal Camera Rig for GoPro’s:

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canadian camera gear manufacturer SHAPE have dropped a 2-axis brushless gimbal camera rig for the GoPro series of cameras: Gimbal ISEE I for GOPRO Gimbal ISEE I for GOPRO Specs: 2 axis gimbal, tilt up and tilt down. you can control the Gimbal ISEE I with our worldly know patented push button For less than […]

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Cinevate Crash Cage:

Cinevate Crash Cage:

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cinevate have dropped the Crash Cage; a solid metal fortress for your camera. Constructed from solid aluminium, the Crash Cage can take a beating so that your camera doesn’t have to. A run and gun shooting style demands the ability to switch setups quickly and securely. The Crash Cage is the foundation for that setup. […]

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SHAPE GIMBAL ISEE II Sneak Peek: It’s a Shoulder Brushless Gimbal Camera Rig:

SHAPE GIMBAL ISEE II Sneak Peek: It’s a Shoulder Brushless Gimbal Camera Rig:

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Canadian camera gear maker SHAPE have dropped a little taste of what is coming to NAB 2014. The SHAPE Gimbal ISEE II which will fit the Shadow series of camera rigs. Yes it is a shoulder mounted brushless gimbal camera rig. introducing the 1st official product from the SHADOW SERIES; the SHAPE GIMBAL ISEE II. […]

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Tilta Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Rig

Tilta Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Rig

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

For some reason I was compelled to smash dishes after watching the latest product offering from ikan: The Tilta Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera rig. Perhaps it was the music… The Tilta ES-T13 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Rig from ikan features a form fitted cage specifically designed for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and allows the […]

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Oh Dear One Crazy Genus Mini Jib Presentation:

Oh Dear One Crazy Genus Mini Jib Presentation:

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Speaking of crazy bizarre bat shizen video reviews…. Genus Mini Jib – A Short Presentation: Again we might be a bit hard so go on and thank Eichenberg Visuals Filmproduktion:

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ikan BumbleBee Lightweight Handheld Rig Looks Like a Wrist Snapper:

ikan BumbleBee Lightweight Handheld Rig Looks Like a Wrist Snapper:

| February 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ouch… Could just be me… throwing this out there: the ikan BumbleBee Lightweight Handheld Rig looks like a wrist snapper. I mean look at the pain at :17 Anyway if it’s your cuppa tea please see ikan.

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ikan Camera Risers:

ikan Camera Risers:

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Super quick one for you… ikan have dropped camera risers to well… raise your camera. They come in three flavours: 3″ Camera Riser Features Sturdy Aluminum Construction Anodized Finish Lightweight 6″ Hi-Hat Riser Features Functions as Riser and Hi-Hat Sturdy Aluminum Construction Red and Black Anodized Finish Lightweight 6″ Camera Riser Hi-Hat with Swivel Features […]

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Genustech Drop The Genus Mini Jib:

Genustech Drop The Genus Mini Jib:

| February 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Genustech have announced the Genus Mini Jib. This compact and lightweight Genus Mini Jib is designed by James Smith of DSLR Devices, the creator of the popular MK Ultra Camera Crane. On DSLR Devices partnering with Genus on this new camera jib, James Smith states, “With Genus’s solid portfolio of products it was the only […]

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Genustech UV Filters for The Larger Sized Lenses:

Genustech UV Filters for The Larger Sized Lenses:

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Genustech have quietly dropped UV filters for the larger sized lenses. So if you sport that phat glass then it may be a good idea to place that extra barrier to a potential lens scratch while not adding a colour cast to your shots. Right now they have scratch resistant 105mm and 127mm UV protector […]

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ikan KVM-7050W 7″ 3G HD-SDI On-Camera Monitor:

ikan KVM-7050W 7″ 3G HD-SDI On-Camera Monitor:

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

ikan bring you the Konvision’s KVM-7050W monitor. The Konvision KVM-7050W monitor is equipped with dual 3G-SDI inputs with loop through outputs as well as other I/O solutions, including composite, component, HDMI and tally inputs. Its 170 degree viewing angle allows the user to see clear, vibrant images from just about any viewing position. Professional software […]

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Overview of the ARRI Rod Standards:

Overview of the ARRI Rod Standards:

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are currently three ARRI rod standards; 15mm LWS lightweight Support , 15mm Studio, and 19mm Studio. But rods are rods right? NO!! Just ask one of the American manufacturers who have a sea container full of rods they believed to be industry standard… They are now called looking at rods. So here is an […]

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RED Dual Outrigger Handle:

RED Dual Outrigger Handle:

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

RED Introduce the RED Dual Outrigger Handle. Tool-Free adjustable dual aluminum and rubber handles that also have a great side benefit of folding away to the camera body to make transport compact. Fits your Scarlet and Epic (M-X and Dragon) with pass through holes to allow for mounting inline with LCD. $490. In Stock ready […]

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Genus Eclipse ND Faders Are Now Available in an Expanded Range of Sizes:

Genus Eclipse ND Faders Are Now Available in an Expanded Range of Sizes:

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Genustech sent us an email to let us know the Genus Eclipse ND fader is now available in an expanded range of sizes. Buy now and enjoy free shipping while stock last! Choose your filter from the sizes below: Eclipse ND Filter 82mm Eclipse ND Filter 77mm Eclipse ND Filter 72mm Eclipse ND Filter 67mm […]

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Arri DoP*1 Cinematographers Watch:

Arri DoP*1 Cinematographers Watch:

| December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Unlike pilot or diving watches, the bezel of the DoP*1 doesn’t indicate time that has passed; instead it is equipped with a countdown to zero feature. Cinematographer Tom Fährmann, BVK designed the DoP*1 watch at the suggestion of Arnold & Richter and the timepiece is manufactured by Roland Kemmner, a renowned German watchmaker based in […]

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Genus GoPro Cage For The Original GoPro Hero 3 is Now Only $75:

Genus GoPro Cage For The Original GoPro Hero 3 is Now Only $75:

| December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The popular Genus GoPro Cage for the original GoPro Hero 3 is now only $75 for a limited time. Genus has a limited number of cages for the original GoPro 3 camera available. Only $75 dollars including shipping! Grab yourself a bargain whilst stocks last. Note this cage is only compatible with GoPro 3 camera […]

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ikan On Camera Lighting Solutions:

ikan On Camera Lighting Solutions:

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ikan “The Drawing Board” webisodes are proving to be quite popular. Well we can tell they are on this site at least. Anyway ikan are up to number four in their new series, and this one is about on camera lighting solutions. ikan’s George Tripsas puts the iLED6 and the iLED312-v2 LED lights up […]

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ARRI PCA for SONY PMW F5 F55 Camera Feature Tour:

ARRI PCA for SONY PMW F5 F55 Camera Feature Tour:

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

ARRI PCA show off their range of accessaries for the SONY PMW F5 and F55 cameras… ARRI PCA offers a range of accessories for the Sony F5 / F55 in the form of a dedicated 15 mm LWS base plate; shoulder pad; accessory top plate; handle; and Sony viewfinder adapter. These dedicated accessories improve ergonomics […]

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ikan The Drawing Board and Tungsten Colour LED Studio Lights With DMX Control:

ikan The Drawing Board and Tungsten Colour LED Studio Lights With DMX Control:

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ikan web series “The Drawing Board” hits number three and it is about tungsten colour LED studio lights with DMX control. The Drawing Board: IDMX36T & IDMX500T – Tungsten-color LEDs w/ DMX Control A lot of filmmakers are used to shooting with incandescent lighting. An incandescent tungsten bulb emits a color temperature of 3200K, […]

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ikan VX17e 17 Inch 3G-SDI Field Monitor Designed For Broadcast & Studio Applications:

ikan VX17e 17 Inch 3G-SDI Field Monitor Designed For Broadcast & Studio Applications:

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

ikan introduce the VX17e, a 17 inch 3G-SDI field monitor designed for broadcast and studio applications. The VX17e’s is equipped with both 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs, with Looping Outputs. It displays a sharp, vivid picture with a resolution of 1440 x 900 and includes professional software features such as False Color and Clip Guides to […]

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ikan Hoverfly and BumbleBee Camera Rigs at the Drawing Board:

ikan Hoverfly and BumbleBee Camera Rigs at the Drawing Board:

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The filmmaker video series from ikan called The Drawing Board hits number two with two of their camera rigs. When it comes to small to mid-sized camcorders and DSLR’s, stabilization and smooth camera movements are difficult to achieve with a handheld set-up. To take your footage to the next level and add professional refinement to […]

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ARRI Master Anamorphic Lens Showreels I SEE and THE RIDE:

ARRI Master Anamorphic Lens Showreels I SEE and THE RIDE:

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Getting in early for your weekend viewing pleasure… Two ARRI master anamorphic showreels; one from Cinematographer Sheng Lu called “I See” and one from cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub, ASC, BVK, called “The Ride.” ARRI Master Anamorphic showreel: I SEE Cinematographer Sheng Lu combined ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses with an ALEXA M on the short film […]

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Genus Bravo Follow Focus MKIII

Genus Bravo Follow Focus MKIII

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Genustech have dropped the third instalment of their Bravo follow focus; the Genus Bravo follow focus MKIII. This third generation follow focus has at its core the latest version of the custom made Genus gearbox. This gear box is precision engineered to ensure zero backlash. The gear meshing can be adjusted in the unlikely event […]

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Genus Mo-bar Being Flogged Off Cheap Cheap:

Genus Mo-bar Being Flogged Off Cheap Cheap:

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Genus Mo-bar camera handles are going out the door for around $249. The Mo-bar handgrips feature Arri-standard rosette joints allowing you to set your handgrips at any angle you desire with no slippage. The inclusion of both 15mm and 19mm rod sockets on the crossbar gives the mo-bars versatility to be used in a […]

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ikan Start The Drawing Board Web Series:

ikan Start The Drawing Board Web Series:

| October 5, 2013

ikan has started a new series for filmmakers titled “The Drawing Board.” The series gets its own Vimeo channel and will showcase new and upcoming products from ikan. “The Drawing Board” will cover a vast range of video production tools, including Camera Rigs and Rig Components, LED Studio and ENG/Field Lights and Light Kits, High […]

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Tilta ES-T07 Blackmagic Camera Rig Available From ikan

Tilta ES-T07 Blackmagic Camera Rig Available From ikan

| September 30, 2013

When camera gear maker Tilta disappeared from the American market scene, it was ikan that put their hand up to keep the Chinese made products flowing there. You can see why ikan wanted to have Tilta as part of their stable. Tilta’s ES-T07 was designed specifically for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (and now the Blackmagic […]

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ARRI Accessories For the Blackmagic Pocket Camera, Digital Bolex, Sony F5/F55, & Canon 100/300/500:

ARRI Accessories For the Blackmagic Pocket Camera, Digital Bolex, Sony F5/F55, & Canon 100/300/500:

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

ARRI is introducing new accessories for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera, Digital Bolex, Sony F5/F55 and Canon 100/300/500 cameras. These accessories render the cameras suitable for the rigors of professional filmmaking by making them fully compatible with ARRI support and all industry-standard matte box and follow focus systems. Accessories for Sony F5/F55 – The ARRI broadcast […]

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ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lens Series Shipping Dates:

ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic Lens Series Shipping Dates:

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

ARRI have published shipping dates for all seven of their focal lengths in the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. The MA35, 50 and 75 were released in August this year and have started shipping, with the MA100 to follow in October, the MA40 and 60 in February 2014, and the MA135 in April 2014. By […]

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ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 Lens:

ARRI Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9 Lens:

| September 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

ARRI have introduced their new Ultra Wide Zoom UWZ 9.5-18/T2.9, the first super wide-angle zoom lens for the professional cine market. With an unusually accommodating image circle of 33.7 mm, the UWZ has been designed for both existing and future generations of large-sensor digital cameras, incorporating patented, cutting-edge lens technologies that overcome known problems with […]

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Phil Arntz Reviews The Genus GoPro Cage and Blows One Up:

Phil Arntz Reviews The Genus GoPro Cage and Blows One Up:

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gear reviewer Phil Artnz has had a 3 minute gander at the Genus GoPro Cage. Well by gander we mean he blew one up. No seriously he did… See Genustech for more information about their Genus GoPro Cage.

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ikan ID500-v2 and ID1000-v2 LED Lights:

ikan ID500-v2 and ID1000-v2 LED Lights:

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

ikan have new versions of their 500 & 1000 series LED Studio lights, the ID500-v2 and ID1000-v2. These 500 and 1000 LED bulb lights feature an LCD touch screen panel, which allows for precise control of the built-in dimming feature, and is particularly useful in recreating specific lighting setups. Intensity adjustments can also be made […]

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The 2 Foot Cinevate Duzi Slider For $375

The 2 Foot Cinevate Duzi Slider For $375

| September 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cinevate have come out with what they are calling their most compact and affordable slider ever, the Duzi. The Cinevate Duzi Weighs 4 lbs and is only 24 inches long and will set you back just $375. Solid 19mm carbon rails, CNC machined aluminum and 8 precision bearings, means Duzi can take a beating and […]

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Two New ARRI L-Series Tungsten Lights:

Two New ARRI L-Series Tungsten Lights:

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

ARRI have released two new additions to their popular L-Series range of LED Fresnels. So ARRI now have a tuneable tungsten model, the L7-TT, and an optional active cooling version of all L7 models. As a tuneable 2600 K – 3600 K tungsten version of the popular L7-C, the L7-TT (Tuneable Tungsten) is more than […]

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Genus GoPro Cage Extreme Test Video:

Genus GoPro Cage Extreme Test Video:

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Quick one for you, and an extreme one at that. The Genus GoPro Cage is put under some tough shooting conditions to see if it can handle shooting… well, under brutal scenarios. Hit Genustech up for your own extreme Genus GoPro Cage in Black or Champagne.

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Ummm So The Modular Chrosziel CustomCage Has Been Visited by the DVCity Fairy:

Ummm So The Modular Chrosziel CustomCage Has Been Visited by the DVCity Fairy:

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

So here is the thing, the Chrosziel CustomCage came about after much consultation with filmmakers. On a forum set up exclusively by Chrosziel consulting and encouraging rig requirement insights, one of the outcomes has been the CustomCage. The look, the feel, the colours, the size, the shape, in fact let’s just say the complete design […]

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ikan Release That USB Control Grip For Your DSLR With a DragonFly Rig:

ikan Release That USB Control Grip For Your DSLR With a DragonFly Rig:

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

We followed the ikan Lanc based USB Control Grip (DSLR Controller) Version 1 HERE and Revised Version 2 HERE. Now guess what? ikan have finally placed a NEW sticker on it and put it up for sale along with the DragonFly Handheld Rig in a combo system. ikan DragonFly Handheld Rig with USB Control Grip […]

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ikan BlackFly Cinema Camera Handheld Rig:

ikan BlackFly Cinema Camera Handheld Rig:

| August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ikan BlackFly camera rig is specifically built for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. ikan’s 15mm rail system is purpose designed for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera to improve user comfort and stability and provide for plenty of accessory mounting options. The 15mm rail system allows for easy attachment of external power solutions, a matte box and […]

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Genus GoPro Cage Now Available For Pre Order:

Genus GoPro Cage Now Available For Pre Order:

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Genus GoPro Cage is now available for pre-order and the price is just $99. Black or Champagne Gold, that is the only question you need to answer when ordering the Genus GoPro Cage. The Genus GoPro Cage Details: GoPro Mount adaptor allows 14 different mounting positions. 30 separate mounting positions using ¼”-20 threaded holes. […]

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