Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Dec
16
2014

New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40- 150mm f/2.8 PRO is Stunning Says Kevin Raber of Luminous Landscape

In the absence of a firsthand tryout of crucial new gear, I look to the well-qualified opinions of industry experts. Luminous Landscape’s Kevin Raber is one such. He recently received one of the first M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40- 150mm f/2.8 PRO lenses (Order at B&H Photo…
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Dec
16
2014

How To Intensify Your Production Stills with Macphun Intensify Pro & More

Macphun is one of the unsung heroes of the image editing software business. Their Intensify Pro application recently brought to life some production stills I had all but given up on and now it is an essential component of my kit. Here is why. [adrotate…
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Dec
15
2014

Zacuto Giveaway Starts Today

Some of the best cinematographic candy – I mean accessory gear – comes from highly-regarded Chicago-based company Zacuto. For the next four days, they’re giving away $10,000 worth of it. Fair notice: I bought and use regularly the Zacuto EVF and Z-finder – they are…
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Dec
9
2014

Famed for its Film Simulations for Moving Images, FilmConvert Also Works Great for Stills

One version of Rubber Monkey Software’s popular FilmConvert color grading/film emulation software that tends to be overlooked is its Photoshop plug-in. As a staffer there once admitted, film simulation for stills is an already crowded field. Yet the plug-in certainly has its virtues.[adrotate group="6"] I…
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Dec
6
2014

LookLabs Releases SpeedLooks 4 LUTs, Adds More Looks, A7S & GH4-Savvy Universal Profile

Canadian software moviemaking software company LookLabs has released SpeedLooks 4, the largest update of its film emulation-based digital cinema looks package. It’s a doozy. If supply is anything to go by, demand for looks simulating analog films of the past keeps increasing. Just last week,…
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Dec
5
2014

Hands On with the Syrp Magic Carpet Slider

This week’s installment of our once-in-a-while-series-I-just-made-up called The Zohan’s “Silky Smooth” is a hands-on look at New Zealand startup Syrp Magic Carpet Slider. It is indeed silky smooth. If you don’t already have a slider, you’ve probably already thought about getting one or maybe even…
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Dec
3
2014

A Little Light Relief from Duclos Lenses – How to Choose a Cinema Lens

Days like this we need a little light relief. Email inbox flooded with press releases about yet another new camera, yet another new lens, yet another new LUT, yet another new application you just have to have or your creative work will fall way behind…
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Dec
3
2014

Unbelievable New Panavision Primo 70 Lenses Unvieled

The choice in full frame sensor cameras continues to expand and with it a need for the highest quality lenses possible. Panavision the leader in cinema cameras and lenses is rolling out a new lens series the Primo 70 series.[adrotate group="6"] These lenses have been created…
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Dec
3
2014

JuicedLINK DARling will Revolutionize the Way You Capture Audio

I had a chance to see the JuicedLINK DARling prototype at NAB and needless to say I was super excited about getting my hands on one.  My wait is almost over. Recording audio is quickly becoming the norm for most shooters to handle on their own.…
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Dec
2
2014

Aputure V-Mic D2: A Novel Approach to Basic DSLR Audio Limitations

How do you cost-effectively improve sound recording quality from your DSLR? The Aputure V-mic D2 answers: take the load off your camera’s preamp and on-board mic by adding a better preamp to a shoe-mounted shotgun mic -- and provide an outboard, binary LED sound meter…
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