Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Oct
16
2014

CAMTREE Flexi Rig: Easy Rig Meets Camera Cage Meets Tom Cruise Sci-Fi Flick

Think of it as a mash-up of DV City’s own Flycam Flowline (their alternative to the Easy Rig), a camera cage and the exo-skeleton in whatever is the latest Tom Cruise sci-fi shoot ‘em up, and you get the idea for the CAMTREE Flexi Rig.[adrotate…
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Oct
14
2014

Is the K-Tek ProShot the Four-in-One Camera Support Rig You Have Been Looking For?

I recently came across the ProShot, a new line of camera rigging product by audio booms and accessories maker K-Tek, online and it looks very promising indeed. Finding the best-made and most versatile rig solution can be difficult if you cannot try before you buy.…
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Oct
11
2014

RØDE Stereo VideoMic X Reviewed & Compared by Moritz Janisch

We have entered a new era of independent moviemaking when image acquisition threatens to far outstrip audio acquisition. Ultra HD has already made itself at home in the home, if sales of big screen 4K TVs are anything to go by. [adrotate group="6"]Immersive audio playback…
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Oct
10
2014

Odyssey7Q Price Reduced 20%, Limited Time Only!

In less than a year, it’s become a go-to external monitor/4K RAW recorder hybrid for Sony FS700, Canon C500, and Arri operators -- and now the Odyssey7Q price has been reduced for a limited time from $2,295 to $1,795. [adrotate group="6"] All of a sudden, external…
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Oct
9
2014

Leica Celebrates 100 Years of Still Photography with a Video – and it’s GOOD!

Leica takes a page from the Apple playbook to good effect – and does them one better. Who would ever think to put the words “Leica” and “chutzpah” in the same sentence? Well, I guess that would be…me. [adrotate group="6"] But it’s not a criticism…
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Oct
8
2014

14 Hours Left: apertus° Axiom and Magic Lantern Join Forces on Indiegogo

With less than 24 hours left, the apertus° Axiom project smashes through its €100,000 goal with the help of the Magic Lantern community to bring the first free software and open hardware digital cinema camera to market.  You can help! Back on September 17th, we…
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Oct
8
2014

True 35mm Film Color comes to Digital Filmmakers from new company Koji

Frankly, I am not terribly sorry that the analog era of moviemaking and stills photography has passed. I spent way too long in commercial, home and publisher film processing darkrooms, most of them poorly ventilated and with abysmal health practices and conditions in effect. I…
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Oct
8
2014

KinoLUT, A Skintone-Savvy Orange/Teal LUT

Swiss specialist movie software company Cineplus recently released KinoLUT, reportedly one of the best 3d look-up tables – also known as LUTs – for moviemakers wanting the orange and teal look. According to Cineplus’ John Hope, KinoLUT also offers “the best skin tones in the…
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Oct
7
2014

Kish/Bolex C-Mount Lenses Arrive for Digital Bolex Super 16 Digital Cinema Cameras

When news first appeared about the Digital Bolex D16 being fitted with a native screw thread mount sized to accept Super 16 C-mount lenses, supplies of vintage Super 16 glass jumped in price then began drying up.[adrotate group="6"] Now the Digital Bolex folks have solved…
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Oct
6
2014

Leica Enters the 4K Fray with Three 4K-Capable Cameras

One of the most pleasant moviemaking surprise announcements at this year’s Photokina trade show came from a German company, Leica, rather than the usual Japanese camera makers.[adrotate group="6"] The company that blessed the world with the first 35mm rangefinder camera in 1925 is now supporting…
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