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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:

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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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:

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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E-Image EG03A2 Two Stage Aluminum Tripod Kit:

E-Image EG03A2 Two Stage Aluminum Tripod Kit:

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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VARAVON Birdycam 2… 3 Axis Brushless Gimbal First Look:

VARAVON Birdycam 2… 3 Axis Brushless Gimbal First Look:

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sam Pat from Picture and Color takes a look at the Varavon Birdycam 2 brushless gimbal camera rig. Here’s a first look review I put together for the new Varavon Birdycam 2 stabilizer! I’ve only had a few hours with this new device, but my video should give you a run down on its basic […]

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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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How To Use the Hondo garage Pop and Lock Camera Rig

How To Use the Hondo garage Pop and Lock Camera Rig

| July 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Art of Pop and Lock – How To Use the Hondo garage Pop and Lock Camera Rig. Everything you need to know about using the Hondo Garage Pop and Lock, a tiny, foldable camera support for cinematographers who like to travel light. Enough said… Please see Hondo garage for more information.

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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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Run Through Of The Ultimate Shoulder Rig by Cinemecanix:

Run Through Of The Ultimate Shoulder Rig by Cinemecanix:

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rick Young from Movie Machine TV caught up with Eric Auclair CEO of Canadian gear maker Cinemecanix and talked camera rigs. See Cinemecanix for more.

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View Factor Contineo GH4 Cage:

View Factor Contineo GH4 Cage:

| June 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

View Factor have dropped a Contineo cage for the Panasonic GH4 camera. Details: The Contineo GH4 Cage has been designed to perfectly fit around your Panasonic GH4 Camera. It features multiple over thirty 1/4-20 mounting locations and five 3/8-16 mounting locations. Easy access to most often used controls and battery compartment. Keep your camera small […]

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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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SmallRig DSLR Cage:

SmallRig DSLR Cage:

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quick one for you: The SmallRig DSLR Cage with baseplate, suitable for most DSLR cameras. SmallRig DSLR Cage (with baseplate) for DSLRs less than 130mm high, includes Both medium size DSLR cameras like Canon 5Dmk3, 5Dmk2, 7D, 6D, and Nikon D300, D600, D800, D7000 and smaller DSLR cameras like Canon t2i, t3i, t4i, t5i, 60D, […]

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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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Vocas MB-455 Matte Box and BP-18 19mm Dovetail Rail Support at NAB 2014:

Vocas MB-455 Matte Box and BP-18 19mm Dovetail Rail Support at NAB 2014:

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vocas Systems showcase its latest line-up of matte boxes, rail supports, focus controllers and other products at NAB 2014 (Stand C10518). Two new matte boxes will be on display, the MB-455 (an upgraded version of the popular MB-450) and the MB-435 (an upgrade of the MB-430). Both matte boxes feature a maximum lens diameter of […]

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OConnor 60L Tripod & 3 NEW Follow Focus Units at NAB 2014:

OConnor 60L Tripod & 3 NEW Follow Focus Units at NAB 2014:

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

OConnor debuts 60L tripod, photo and cine accessory kits at 2014, including cine and photo follow focus kits, O-Box WM, O-Grips Handgrips & Universal Baseplate. OConnor will present a growing line of camera and lens accessories during the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, April 7 – 11, 2014. Engineered to address the […]

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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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Solid Camera Big Feature Kit For Sony F5 and F55 Cameras:

Solid Camera Big Feature Kit For Sony F5 and F55 Cameras:

| March 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Solid Camera have a rigging solution, a big solution for the Sony F5 and F55 cameras. Watch on as Chris Marino explains the Solid Camera’s completely open and flexible platform, that allows you to configure your camera system any which way you choose. With no tools required to adjust any component of the system, this […]

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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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View Factor HDMI Power Clamp for Contineo BMPC:

View Factor HDMI Power Clamp for Contineo BMPC:

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quick one for you from View Factor comes the HDMI and Power Clamp for Contineo BMPC. We are finally caught up on production of cages so we will be bringing out a few new accessories over the next couple weeks. First up is the HDMI and Power cable clamp. Its designed to accommodate various cable […]

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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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The ergocine Flyweight Rig is Ambidextrous for Right & Left Handed Cameramen:

The ergocine Flyweight Rig is Ambidextrous for Right & Left Handed Cameramen:

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Years ago Ikegami had a camera that had a viewfinder that could swing both ways, so left handed cameramen could go about their left handed business. Now we see ergocine have sprung a camera rig that is ambidextrous and can swing both ways too. The ergocine flyweight rig, offers a affordable, highly configurable, aesthetically pleasing, […]

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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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The Hot Rod Cameras Bokeh Friday and Mattebox Monday Sales:

The Hot Rod Cameras Bokeh Friday and Mattebox Monday Sales:

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hot Rod Cameras is doing their first ever sale… Seriously their first real sale in 5-years. Hot Rod Cameras are doing a Black Friday sale which they have renamed Bokeh Friday Sale and Cyber Monday becomes Mattebox Monday Sale. They are such camera nerds. Prices are all too low to advertise, so deals are only […]

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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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