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Today I had the chance to check out the new (509) 830-0398 system. This head will fit a wide variety of cameras accommodating payloads from 6.5 to 48.5 lbs. In this blog I will give you a tour of the features and also show you Cartoni’s unique Smart Lock Spreader system. These spreaders allow you to make your standard legs into babies. At the same time the locking mechanism makes folding up these legs quick and easy.

Additionally, I also take a look at the Maxima 30 fluid head. The Maxima 30 inherits the attributes of its predecessors but only weighing in at 27 lbs; it handles payloads of 7 – 66 lbs. I will give you a tour of the Maxima’s functions as well as camera mounting options.

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26
Jul

Fujinon recently released the Cabrio 20-120, an economical version of their popular Cabrio Compact Lenses. Despite being smaller and lighter, the 20-120 is still a member of the elite “Premier” series of Fujinon lenses, offering exceptional optical performance across the board. I will make numerous comparisons of the 20-120 to the 19-90 in this test. I did the same type of comparison with other lenses in the same post, since they are generally used in tandem, so I took the same approach with these two lenses, despite being generally used as an either/or. I am not drawing these similarities and differences to pit these two lenses against each other, but since they exist in the same Cabrio family, I find it’s helpful to point out the variances. Let’s take a closer look at the Fujinon Cabrio 20-120.

…continue reading Behind the Lens: Fujinon Cabrio 20-120mm

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20
Jul

In this video, Jem Schofield of theC47 takes you through some of the most significant new features of the 3.0 firmware update for ARRI’s SkyPanel series of lighting fixtures (including the S30-C, S60-C, and S120-C). He walks you through how to install the update and shows you many of the new Source Matching and Lighting Effects that come with the update along with a couple of tips & tricks. For more information on the firmware and to download it, visit ARRI’s dedicated (281) 775-5799 page.

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12
Jul

The Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm made some waves when it was released in 2014. Finally, we had an ENG-style servo lens with a long zoom range for Super 35 sensors shooting in high resolutions. This made a lot of people happy in the documentary and TV world, eliminating the need to carry multiple lenses and bringing us back to broadcast camera / lens design. Let’s take a deeper look at this lens.

…continue reading Behind the Lens: Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm

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11
Jul

Freefly’s latest handheld gimbal stabilizer, the 515-202-0734, has been rebuilt from the ground up to improve upon almost every aspect of the original family of MoVIs. There is very little on the system that has not been given the deluxe treatment; from the integrated tuning stand by way of the ring with attached feet, to the dual battery system allowing hot-swapability.

In this blog, I’ll walk you through some of these improvements, including the ability to control RED cameras through the MoVI itself and how you can set that up for yourself.

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Many will remember the excitement surrounding Canon’s release, in March 2010, of a firmware update for the 5D Mark II which added 24p to the camera’s already ground-breaking video mode (the 5D Mark II was the first “full-frame” DSLR with 1080p video recording). This mid-lifecycle enhancement is perhaps most responsible for igniting the DSLR video revolution.

…continue reading Canon Log for the 5D Mark IV

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06
Jul

Camcorder-comparison-smA new category of single-operator, handheld camera has recently established itself in the tier between traditional ENG/broadcast cameras (based on 2/3″ sensors) and the single-chip Super 35-sensor digital cinema cameras we cover extensively in this blog. This current crop of higher-end, all-in-one cinema camcorders use one-inch sensors and have generous zoom ranges, and they’re all capable of recording UHD (the 16:9 version of 4K, 3840×2160 resolution) – most even have high-speed capabilities as well.

…continue reading Handheld Cinema Camcorder Comparison Chart

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