Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Oct
25
2014

Fotodiox Excell+1: Metabones Has New Competition

It was only a matter of time before the Metabones Speed Booster and Speed Booster Ultra got competition. Fotodiox enters the fray with a Micro Four Thirds mount adapter for old school Canon FD and FL lenses -- and a version for Nikon glass -- called…
Oct
24
2014

Den Lennie Interview on the Business of Filmmaking: “You Have to Grow [a Pair]”

Den Lennie is well-known for his F-Stop Academy, but most especially for the film work he does on behalf of clients in the film and TV industries. Some of his most recent work has been for Sony, both on the A7s and the even newer…
Oct
24
2014

27 Notch Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Articulated Arm Challenger – the Infinity Arm

Hollywood-based camera rental house 27 Notch has launched an Kickstarter campaign for its new articulated arm, the Infinity Arm. Based on the data and the videos, this looks like the strongest articulated arm yet.[adrotate group="6"] Camera and lighting grips and supports are the sort of…
Oct
24
2014

How Much Money Did You Throw Away This Month?

How many of you reading this post have more work that you need? Can willingly turn down work because you are too busy? If that is you then you can skip this post. If you aren't one of the few who have more work than they…
Oct
23
2014

Beachtek Puts Panasonic GH4 Audio to the Test, Is Suitably Impressed

When new owners of the Panasonic GH4 in the US reported audio buzzing problems earlier this year, fear and doubt arose about this otherwise remarkable camera’s audio recording capabilities. Would GH4 owners be dogged with that most common failing of indie movies, mediocre audio?[adrotate group="6"] Turns…
Oct
23
2014

Take the RØDE 2014 Customer Survey for Chance to Win a RØDE Stereo VideoMic X

RØDE, manufacturer of some of the most popular stereo and shotgun microphones used by moviemakers today, has launched the RØDE 2014 Customer Survey. The prime purpose of the survey is to better understand customer needs in order to best meet them with coming new products.…
Oct
23
2014

Westcott Flex: Bend Me, Shape Me, Any Way You Want To

Well-known photo and video lighting company introduces the Westcott Flex as it becomes exclusive North American and Australian distributor of new and novel LED mat technology. [adrotate group="6"] The basic stats on the Westcott Flex would be enough to warrant attention: a dimmable LED panel…
Oct
21
2014

4k Video Now or Later? New FREE ebook

We're all wondering whether we should be shooting 4k Video and there are a huge number of reasons both for and against shooting in 4k. So, several months ago (just as I was getting hit with kidney stones - which put me off of [adrotate…
Oct
21
2014

Review of the smallHD AC7 OLED Monitor: Big Where It Counts

A large, bright, tools-galore monitor is the first piece of gear you should look at when you decide to accessorize your Canon C100 – or any digital filmmaking camera, for that matter.  The smallHD AC7 OLED should be on your short list.[adrotate group="6"] Back in…
Oct
21
2014

Atomos Ninja Star: $295 Can Do Great Things with the Right Camera

Here’s the key to Atomos’ smallest and least expensive 1080p ProRes external recorder, the Atomos Ninja Star: you’ll love it if you love color grading or you love shooting golden hour skies – and you have a camera that can output clean HDMI in 10-bit 4:2:2.…