Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Oct
31
2014

UK Rental House Rogue Element To Rent AXIOM Beta Cameras for Free

While the concept of “open source” may seem arcane to many, it is in fact a profound intellectual and moral breath of fresh air – and has very specific implications for digital filmmakers. In the world of cinematography and photography, its champions are Magic Lantern…
Oct
31
2014

Eroz X1: Leveraging the Glidecam Stabilizer

Borne of his doctor’s recommendation to stop using the Glidecam to recover from wrist stress, Renso Gomez decided instead to design a simple but clever add-on called the Eroz X1 –now on Kickstarter and already oversubscribed with 29 days still to go.[adrotate group="6"] If you’ve…
Oct
28
2014

When Looking Into 3D LUTs, Consider Yielding to ImpulZ

Photographing in color has been possible about as long as photography itself with the first attempts being made around 1850. The science of color photography as we know it has existed since Kodachrome was released to the public in 1935. That is almost 80 years…
Oct
27
2014

Big Savings on edelkrone’s MODULA Series

Innovative Turkish company edelkrone offers steep discounts on their rigs while supplies last I haven’t seen them in the metal, but judging by my own experience with their FocusONE PRO follow focus (I actually own one) -- [adrotate group="6"]and if you’re in the market for…
Oct
25
2014

Fotodiox Excell+1: Metabones Has New Competition

UPDATE: “Well, I feel sheepish.” -       Genie, in ALLADIN Sorry, guys, I got it wrong. Yes, PDN is a reputable site.  Yes, they posted on October 14th – not July -- and we picked it up just a few days later.  And yes, we wrote…
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
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

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…