Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Jul
1
2015

Cineasy Touch Solves Sony a7 series, a6000 Record Button Problem

Simple is good. And in spite of its unfortunate name, the Cineasy Touch is a simple solution to that confounded record button. I love the Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] – it’s the camera that convinced me to switch from decades of Canon body upgrades…
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Jul
1
2015

Zoom F8, Audio-technica system 10, Instamic, the Tokina 24-70mm f2.8, the Z-Camera, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB podcast

Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the Zoom F8, Audio-technica system 10, Instamic, the Tokina 24-70mm f2.8, the Z-Camera, and more.[adrotate group="6"] You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud,…
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Jun
30
2015

Book Your Tickets Now! – Visionary Moviemaker Vince LaForet Coming to Sydney & Melbourne Late July

Get in fast! Don’t delay! Book your tickets NOW! Vince LaForet is coming to Australia for two two-day seminars, one in Sydney July 18-19 and the other in Melbourne July 25-26. Day one of each will be a lecture, day two will be a hands-on…
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Jun
30
2015

Zacuto to Ship Gratical X, ½ Price Little Brother to Gratical HD, in July

We spoke with Zacuto at NAB about what they were then calling the Zacuto “Eye.” Now that the renamed Gratical X is almost here, the picture comes into sharper focus. It might be better to think of the Gratical X not as the little brother…
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Jun
29
2015

The New Sigma 24-35 f/2: The Fastest Zoom Lens EVER

Sigma has just released their latest in the Art series of lenses, and it’s touting the title of, “fastest zoom lens ever made.” The Sigma 24-35 f/2 Art Lens is indeed the fastest zoom lens ever made to cover a full-frame body. Their previous lens,…
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Jun
27
2015

EOS C500 Mark II Going Higher Than 4K?

According to Canon Rumors, The Canon EOS C500 Mark II is likely to shoot at resolutions north of 4k. Indeed, this would be a smart move for Canon, who still haven’t fully embraced UHD resolutions yet. If the new C300 Mk II, which shoots in…
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Jun
26
2015

The Pandora DSLR Optimizer: The Frankenstein Audio Recorder

The tools we use as filmmakers are more often than not, unitaskers. That is, objects that can only perform one task (except for the mandatory on set Leatherman tool). The Pandora DSLR optimizer isn’t a unitasker. In fact, this might be the first audio recorder…
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Jun
26
2015

The Exciting New Wave of Sony Sensors

We live in amazing times for camera technology. Ten years ago, some people were still not convinced that high definition 1080p quality was necessary. Fast forward to 2015, and we’re standing on the precipice of adopting Ultra High Definition 4K. Your iPhone shoots 240 frames…
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Jun
25
2015

The GoPro of Audio has arrived! Meet the revolutionary Instamic!

As a filmmaker we have nearly endless tools to capture video in almost any environment. The time has come to acknowledge the importance of audio in these same environments. Instamic is the new groundbreaking audio recorder that claims to do for audio what GoPro did…
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Jun
25
2015

Awesome New Zoom F8 Field Recorder – are you sitting down? This will rock you!

As modern day independent filmmakers, we’re forced to wear multiple hats. One can’t shoot pro video without at least considering the audio. One of the pitfalls that claim many indie’s is their inability to capture decent audio. This detracts from whatever is going on in…
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