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    possible cameras that will be announced that day I have heard that Read More Canon 1D X What the compression Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 18 October 2011 with 2 Comments Hooray Canon has dropped a next generation DSLR on us and we couldn t be more disappointed Wait a minute what Ok ok so maybe it is not what any of us had expected but it does show where they re thinking about what DSLRs mean to Canon The newly announced 1D X offers the next generation of EOS movie mode This of course is expected Although many us us are scratching our head to what Read More Why Not To Get The Canon 1DX For Video Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 18 October 2011 with 28 Comments Today Canon announced the new Canon 1DX stills camera It has a ton of great features for both video and stills however I do not think this is THE camera for video Canon has a reputation of releasing pro still cameras first then cheaper models will follow with improved features This camera retails for 7K US I suspect we will be able to get a XXXD or TXi in the near future with similar Read More Canon Announces The New 1DX Full Frame Camera Is This The End For Nikon Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 18 October 2011 with 1 Comment Canon just announced the brand spanking new 1DX The new flagship camera from Canon has a ton of great features for both still and video shooters Most noteably are 12fps continuous dual Digic 5 sensors ISO 100 51 200 30 minute video clips timecode and improved audio Canon has also added a new and improved All I and IPB compression This looks to be one bad ass

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    Of Education We are traveling very light with only a two man crew yet weilding three cameras Here is our travel plan to get the gear there Using it on set is a whole other scenario For this excercise we need to get the stuff there cheap Airlines are charging up to an additional 100 Read More Update 2 The Board Of Education Kickstarts To Texas Roll Call Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 09 October 2011 with 1 Comment Here is our second update for our Kickstarter campaign We are headed to Texas to interview Dr George Holden at SMU in Dallas Then we swing down to Houston to hit up P O P S founder Jimmy Dunne We will also try and snag interviews with a few local teachers and two state Representatives We had not planned to start principal photography until mid November when our campaign funds however the introduction of Rep Carolyn McCarthy Read More Canon Super 35 Video Camera Rumor Update Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 07 October 2011 with 1 Comment Update Our good friend and alli VisionWrangler reminded us of this video of old with Tim Smith from Canon U S A Here he describes a camera we may very well see this November Thanks for pointing this one out VW There is some key information here that could relate to the November 3rd 2011 announcement The PL mount zooms will handle 4K resolution and are Future Proof according to the Canon rep I have also Read More Tweet To Win Industry Tape Zero Residue Gaff Tape Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 05 October 2011 with No Comments Industry Tape is a brand new type of tape that was designed specifically for the motion picture industry The kind folks over at Industry Tape have agreed to let us give away a few rolls of their killer Zero Residue Gaff tape to four lucky Twitter followers We will be giving away five rolls of 2 Gaffers Tape 2 Black 2 White and 1 Signature Green To enter simply follow Industry Tape on twitter and tweet Read More Switronix TorchLED Bolt Bi Color Light Quick Take Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 05 October 2011 with No Comments Here is a Quick Take on the new TorchLED Bolt Bi Color light from Switronix It packs a serious 200 Watt punch and let s you dial in the color temperature A gel frame with one diffusion filter and a P Tap power cable are included Switronix claims that it will throw the light from 40 50 feet The Switronix TorchLED Bolt is around four hundred smackers Here is a link to the Press Release Here is a Read More 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45

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    It has been a very good week for us We have raised over ten percent of our goal and are on track to make our funding goal of 33K We have secured some key interviews with people that are at the forefront of this debate We will be heading down to Texas to interview Jimmy Dunne the founder of No Read More Switronix Recon HDMI HD SDI Wireless Transmitter Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 30 September 2011 with 3 Comments Here is a Quick Take on the yet to be released Switronix Recon HD wireless transmitter It has HDMI input and both HDMI and HD SDI output It will convert the HDMI signal into HD SDI for better connectivity This is a great feature built right into the transmitter The Transmitter unit has one HDMI input and one HDMI output The Receiver unit has Both HDMI and HD SDI output The model we tested was a prototype Read More Industry Tape Zero Residue Gaff and Camera Tape Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 30 September 2011 with 2 Comments The above picture of a bad tape job on the handle of a Sony F3 shows how easily cheap tape can ruin camera equipment The handle will be a little sticky forever Right after posting that photo on Twitter I was handed a roll of this killer new Gaff tape by Industry Tape They claim that there is Zero Residue This would be a huge plus The roll that I got works like a Read More Kickstarter Launch The Board Of Education Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 26 September 2011 with No Comments Today we launched our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to make our documentary about corporal punishment in the U S public school system The pre launch

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    The days of dealing with HDMI cables becoming disconnected are over Not sure how much this bad boy costs but it is worth it Music It s Just Begun By Jimmy Castor Check out Zacuto for more info Dig this killer video from Rob and Spirit Juice Studios Read More The Board Of Education Teaser Trailer Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 19 September 2011 with 1 Comment Here is a little teaser I put together prior to our kickstarter launch I tried to sync the narration and words on the screen I felt that this made it a little more potent If you watch it more than once you might pick up on this At least that was my intention Stay tuned for more info and check www wideopencamera com for updates on the film Thanks for checking it out In the Read More 10 Reasons to love the FS100 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 15 September 2011 with 13 Comments NB This is a post with no pictures I m sitting in an airport in Mauritius and the internet is so slow every I could get on a plane and hand deliver it to Jared and you d get it quicker Update I added a stock photo for you brother It might seem strange to write 10 reasons to love the FS100 so quickly after writing the 10 reasons to hate the damn thing but it s Read More Canon To Announce New Camera In Hollywood November 3rd 2011 Update Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 15 September 2011 with 12 Comments If this has anything to do with the rumor I picked up last week about a possible new Super 35 4K camera from Canon then we are all in for one killer ride Engadget is

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    and desist order to the creator Giovanni Speranza to stop advertising the name of the profile as EPIC I couldn t make this up if I wanted to Anyway with a new name CINEMA the profile launched last week for the price of 19 USD Check out the video as I compare it Read More Rumor Canon 4K S35 Video Camera Announcement By November 2011 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 13 September 2011 with 27 Comments I picked up a little info about a possible new S35 camera from Canon It could be a rumor but this sounded as legit as it gets I am only putting this out there because we recently invested heavily in Sony cameras and wanted to throw this info out to our viewers If you were thinking of spending more than 10K on a camera system then you may want to hang tough until Read More HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A FILMMAKER PT2 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 13 September 2011 with 3 Comments In part one of this post I laid down a few home truths about this industry Namely experience wins maybe not at first but always in the end A needy producer might hire an enthusiastic young buck with all the gear but if they balls it up then the old hand gets the job in the end and the producer gets burned It doesn t always work that way of course Sometimes the young buck Read More Sony Nex 5N AVCHD 60P Conversion Magic Bullet Grinder To the Rescue Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 12 September 2011 with 5 Comments We have been testing out the new Sony Nex 5N camera for an upcoming documentary The Sony Nex 5N will shoot 60P in 1920 X 1080 This

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    really bad The Sony ECM SST1 seemed like it might be a little better There are no other options for on camera sound Stupid Sony Mount It s not the greatest mic but will work in a pinch I picked mine up at B H for around 90 Read More Sony Nex 5N And Two Hot Models Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 02 September 2011 with No Comments We wanted to have a little fun with our camera tests and getting really hot models in bikinis seemed like a great way to do it On a whim I decided to test the new SonyNex5N with a few models I booked four different models with various skin types from Model Mayhem Only two made it to the party Rather than scrap the test we decided to make the best of the situation and Read More 12 Essential Set Etiquette Tips Mastering Film Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 02 September 2011 with No Comments A good film set is like a well oiled machine All of the parts must work together for everything to go properly Set procedure and etiquette are very important components in keeping the train moving Here are a few tips that I have picked up along the way These are primarily geared towards the camera department however they should work well for other departments as well Here is one The rest can be found Read More Sony Nex5N First Thoughts It s A Toy Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 01 September 2011 with 14 Comments We have been re tooling our camera systems here at Wide Open Camera the past two months over to mostly Sony cameras We have the F3 just ordered the FS100 and got the Nex5N yesterday My first impressions of the

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    possible Rewards Here is the response from them Kickstarter Staff commented on your Kickstarter submission Great Jared Thanks for elaborating on the details of the project and your veteran experience in the field The only thing that s left to discuss briefly is rewards A series of creative and engaging backer rewards is essential Your Read More Kickstarter Responds It Begins The Board Of Education Doc Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 26 August 2011 with 4 Comments I have been working on this little documentary for quite some time Now I have to produce some real results and quite frankly I m not scared one bit I have this film mapped out in such a way that almost anyone can visualize it Talking heads from different parts of the country explaining both sides of a topical issue It almost sounds like a sixty minutes piece Not an entire documentary Well I have Read More Go Ahead Steal My Idea I Dare You Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 26 August 2011 with 5 Comments This will be the first of many articles on the process of getting a film made I have been working very hard for the past two years and this will be the culmination of all that effort Today I registered the treatment for The Board Of Education a feature legnth documentary about corporal punishment in the US public school system This film hits very close to home Pun intended I went to a school Read More Kick Start This Brother s Ass Into Production Man child Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 25 August 2011 with 3 Comments Ryan B Koo of No Film School com is getting his feature film groove on with a kick starter campaign This looks like it is going to

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    some time Doug Bayne killed it I thought it would be good for a little weekend chuckle Sometimes the truth is so funny it hurts Thanks to Doug for posting this video Read More It came from somewhere Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 18 August 2011 with 1 Comment This week I had some off time so I decided to do some very non fun things House cleaning Yeah sometimes you have to do that if you want to be considered a functioning member of society So after going through some storage boxes I discovered an old camera of my Dad s that I didn t know I had It is a Bell Howell T20 XL 8mm camera You can read more about it with Read More WHAT DO I COST Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 17 August 2011 with 4 Comments Phil Bloom s been doing an excellent series of posts looking at the value of the package filmmaker in these post DSLR times I ve also noticed an absurdly competitive market springing up as young DOP s have discovered entrepreneurial streaks writing blogs selling their services ludicrously cheap and ripping the arse out of the market This was inevitable of course and moaning about it isn t going to do anything If you re new to the industry you re Read More Greyson Chance Yamaha Photo Shoot BTS Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 12 August 2011 with 1 Comment I got called in to cover for Ben James to shoot BTS for a still shoot for the Yamaha All Access 360 magazine and website I think I got the call on a Saturday or Sunday for a Monday shoot Ben usually spins two cameras and records audio The rate was good and I asked if

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