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    check this out The brother lays it all out here Thanks for sharing Follow Bryan on twitter here MrTosh1980 Click here to check it out and support this film SHORT FILM BRIDGETOWN IS ALL TOO REAL FOR DIRECTOR With the recent deaths of actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith the issues of addiction and Read More Zeiss Servo Controller For Compact Zoom Lenses NAB 2014 First Look Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 09 April 2014 with No Comments Carl Zeiss Lenses has announced a new servo controller for their zoom lenses The control unit will work with Iris Focus and Zoom No pricing yet should be available pretty soon Here is a rip from the newsshooter com post Matt Allard talks to Helmut Lenhof about their prototype servo zoom unit for the CZ range The unit will attach to existing lenses via a unique base plate and have motors to control zoom iris Read More GoPro Hero 3 Handheld 2 Axis Gimbal Quick Take Video NAB 2014 Giveaway Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 04 April 2014 with No Comments Here is a quick take on the new Feiyu Tech G3 Handheld 2 Axis Gimbal for the GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 3 This is a cool way to get into brushless gimbals without breaking your budget It s only around 260 and is tons of fun We will be giving one of these puppies away at NAB 2014 Follow us on Twitter for more info Link here Wide Open Camera For more info or to nab Read More The Freefly Systems MoVI M5 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 01 April 2014 with 2 Comments Today I got the Freefly Systems MoVI M5 As an M10 owner I was not quite sure what to expect since this is a lower cost model I had seen a progression from prototype form to the final version online but never had it in my hands to judge in person When I first opened the box I was very surprised to see how well built and thoughtful the M5 was I do Read More Panasonic Announces The HX A500 Wearable 4K Camera Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 24 March 2014 with No Comments Panasonic announced the HX A500 4K wearable camera today This puppy will shoot 24 25 fps at 4K for around 500 US I m not too sure about the cable lens thing but anything that gets us closer to inexpensive 4K is good in my book The Panasonic HX A500 is due to hit the street this May 2014 Here is a rip from the Verge post Click here to check it out The HX A500 isn t quite as 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

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    big fan of the Zylight F8 LED fresnel There are tons of LED panels on the market currently and more and more popping up everyday There are however a select few LED fresnel lights on the market and even fewer that actual are feature rich hold color temp and Read More The Board Of Education A Documentary About Corporal Punishment In US Public Schools Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 29 January 2014 with 2 Comments Corporal punishment was found to be cruel and unusual punishment by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 1968 It is banned in the U S military in correctional facilities and in mental institutions however use of the paddle is still allowed in many U S public schools More than two hundred thousand students are hit every year by their teachers principals or coaches with many incidents resulting in injury A bill Read More First Look Video Letus Anamorphx Adapter For The GoPro Hero 3 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 10 January 2014 with 3 Comments Here is a quick test with the killer new Letus Anamorphx adapter for the GoPro Hero 3 The adapter screws on to the existing GoPro Hero Underwater and Skeleton housing with the existing 4 screws and gasket This version was a prototype and had a slight edge blur on the camera right side All good for the current versions soon to hit the street The Letus Anamorphix adapter will set you back around two Read More Letus Announces Anamorphic Adapter For GoPro Hero 3 Camera 199US Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 04 January 2014 with No Comments The cool cats over at Letus have announced a kick ass looking anamorphic adapter for the GoPro Hero 3 We can expect some killer vistas in the near future with a 2 39 1 aspect ratio and extreme wides in SuperView mode Anything to get rid of the GoPro Look Letus claims that In 1080p shooting mode the Letus AnamorphX GP will convert the GoPro s standard 16 9 aspect ratio footage into a cinematic 2 39 1 aspect ratio without Read More Blackmagic Drops Zip File Footge From New 4K BMCC Shipping Soon Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 19 December 2013 with No Comments The good folks over at Blackmagic Design have posted some ProRes footage over on their blog for you to download and play with The fils size is pretty big at 10GB According to C5D Windows users complained about a corrupted ZIP archive via the original Blackmagic link They have uploaded it on their servers as well Click here for that I am super excited for this camera to hit the street If this footy is 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

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    a killer 1 33X Anamorphic adapter for the iPhone 5s The Kickstarter campaign has just starter but they have sold out on the cheap seats The 1 33x anamorphic adapter will set you back around one hundred smackers but looks too cool to pass up Click here to check it out Here is a rip from the Kickstarter post Anamorphic lenses were introduced Read More The Letus Anamorphx Adapter Part 1 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 18 November 2013 with 5 Comments This is part 1 of a 2 part post The second post will be linked with sample videos and frame grabs of 1080 4K samples What is an anamorphic lens An anamorphic lens squeezes a widescreen image onto a non widescreen aspect ratio Why would you want to do this It allows you to retain as much resolution as possible to achieve a cinematic widescreen aspect ratio negating the need to crop the top and bottom of Read More Mastor Tech Moto Gimbal Stabilizer For Smart Phones and DSLR s Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 28 October 2013 with No Comments Cheesy Cam has the scoop on some killer new gimbal stabilized mounts from Mastor Tech at Photo Plus Expo 2013 The killer new tech is not available until 2014 Mastor Tech has a few versions that will work with an iPhone up to a larger DSLR like the Canon 5D MK3 The Pronghorn looks like a full blown package with focus controls and wireless monitor No mention of pricing yet Here is a rip Read More Sony Announces The A7 and A7R New Full Frame Cameras 2300 US Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 16 October 2013 with No Comments Sony announced two new mirror less interchangeable lens cameras today The A7 and A7R The A7R looks to be the badass of the two with a FF sensor and 36MP stills The video side looks strong with 2K for both 24P and 60P on the A7R It not too expensive at around 2300 US Here are the specifications Click here to check it out Product Specifications Software Operating System Compatibility Image Read More Three Axis Gyro Stabilizer EasyGimbal For The GoPro Hero 3 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 05 October 2013 with 3 Comments Check out this killer three axis gyro stabilized handheld rig for the Hero 3 The EasyGimbal is a Kickstarter project that has already reached their goal of 40K However you can still get in at the intro price It s not cheap at around six hundred smackers but if hand held GoPro is your bag than this is a must have Here is a rip from the Kickstarter page Click here to check it out 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

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    than 20 enhanced image sharpness and less distortion Jello and better WiFi Looks like a new front end to the underwater housing No bolts I ll keep updating as I get more info Stay tuned GoPro will announcing the new GoPro Hero 3 Plus Silver and Black edition any day now The new line of Hero 3 Read More iPhone 5S gets it s first slow motion samples Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 22 September 2013 with 2 Comments The iPhone 5S getting 720p120 was one of the more intriguing features of the new phone I still haven t gotten mine but samples of the slow motion are popping up BLASTmediaPR on youtube made the quintessential slow motion sampler I m really happy with how it looks for a camera phone it s got nice dynamic range and saturation and I think Youtube hates me because 480p and 720p appear identical I am hoping that s not the actual Read More Camera News Round Up Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 13 September 2013 with 3 Comments Some of the latest news on cameras has been coming from all different places Some big some small it s been a big few weeks in the world of cameras The BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera has been popping up all over Jared got his hands on it and in his short BTS clip you can see some of the weak points of the camera including dim matte screen poor battery life and the scary black Read More Arri Announces AMIRA A 2K Documentary Style Camera Under 20K Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 13 September 2013 with 3 Comments Arri has announced the new AMIRA a 2K documentary style camera This looks like one bad ass 2K camera Plenty of great features

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    from a competing multi rotor company DJI No it was not a camera stabilizer although they do make them but rather their new quad copter the DJI Phantom You have all probably seen or know someone who has one as they have blown up in the entry level aerial market Beyond that the hobby seemed to explode with the release of Read More Canon Cinema Zooms Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 04 September 2013 with No Comments My good friends at Canon USA sent me the Canon 15 5 47mm T 2 8 compact cine zoom and the 14 5 60mm T 2 6 cine zoom lens to test and play with for a few weeks and here are my findings First off the two have a very similar focal range Secondly one costs twice as much as the other One is a lot bigger and heavier as well So why would anyone want the 14 5 60mm at 9 9lbs vs Read More The Wide Open Camera BMPCC Review Black Dot Issue and More Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 04 September 2013 with No Comments The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was one of the most highly anticipated cameras to be announced at NAB 2013 We got our hands on one of the few that actually shipped on time The BMPCC feels solid the buttons are easy to navigate and there is a 1 4 mount on the top and bottom The smaller S16mm sized sensor adds about 2 5X to your full frame lenses so wides are going to be difficult Read More BMPCC Quick Take EVS Online Has One Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 30 August 2013 with 1 Comment The brothers and sisters over at EVS in Burbank let us hold onto their BMPCC for about thirty seconds We had high hopes for the pocket camera now we just want to get it out in the field We will be testing this puppy with some hot ladies at the beach and a few driving shots into the night Let us know here in the comments what you would like to see from this Read More Instant Hollywood Tech Lingo Dialogue at the Click of a Button Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 28 August 2013 with No Comments We all know Hollywood often plays it fast and lose when it comes to what any person can do with any given piece of technology ShinyToyLabs made this silly yet awesome web based dialogue generator that pretty much throws any tech word into a sentence with just enough grammatical structure that if you have no idea how any of the technology related words works the sentence actually makes sense It s hilariously fun if you are fairly 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

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    from it I was looking to see how well the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera looked in the end after his grade and his ideal compression to upload The file was 285MB so he didn t go overboard on the bitrate the file looked pretty solid the compression artifacts I saw seemed pretty inevitable with any H 264 compression muddied dark areas some Read More Philip Bloom Hiding Place Blackmagic Pocket Camera Shoot Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 23 August 2013 with No Comments Here is part 05 of the massive review of the BMPCC by Philip Bloom The camera seems to have a few hurdles to overcome before it s ready for primetime We might expect firmware updates in the near future The BMPCC produces a very natural filmic look I can t wait to get my hands on one Here is a rip from the Vimeo post Filmed on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera With the lovely actress Read More GoPro Hero 4 What We Might Expect 4K 30 fps 2K 120 fps Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 21 August 2013 with 21 Comments The GoPro Hero 3 Black packs quite a punch using the older Ambarella A7 chip The new GoPro Hero 4 should push these limits even further with the advent of the new Ambarella A9 SoC chip GoPro tends to announce new product info around the same time as Apple If GoPro uses the new Ambarella A9 chip we can expect some serious upgrades to the GoPro Hero 4 camera Here is a breakdown of Read More Philip Bloom Reviews the Blackmagic Pocket Cam First Look Video Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 21 August 2013 with 2 Comments Here is a quick 5 minute teaser review by Philip Bloom of the highly anticipated Blackmagic Pocket Camera The BMPCC release has been very limited Let s hope they start shipping this puppy soon Here is a rip from the Vimeo post This is just a teaser of Part 1 of my what will be I think 3 part review of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera This is NOT the review just snippets of it so Read More Pivothead Handsfree HD POV Camera 299 US Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 17 August 2013 with No Comments Pivothead is a very cool new HD POV camera that is truly handsfree This has some serious action cam potential and may have some killer narrative possibilities as well The pivothead will only set you back around three hundred smackers Here is a rip from the website Click here to check it out Specifications One button video capture 1080p 30fps 720p 60fps 720p 30fps Quick or customizable capture settings Continuos Auto Fixed 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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    don t have to compromise as much when it comes to actual production You can make the tailor made product rather than trying to find the best fit available which isn t always a perfect fit Neumann films has a great DIY solution for reflectors with small crews Reflectors are hugely beneficial but also require some Read More Rebooting Hollywood Part 2 Death to the Franchise Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 01 August 2013 with No Comments I have no idea how to fix Hollywood I m not even sure if there really is anything that needs to be fixed Blockbuster movies make more money than ever Even the Hollywood flops still turn a profit during the theatrical run with international sales For now I m just going talk about how film franchises sequels split final chapters and the never ending franchise is hurting the public image of Hollywood The franchise film is Read More iBlazr The Mobile Phone Light We Need Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 29 July 2013 with No Comments If you are as addicted to your phone as I am then I m sure you hate the flash on it as much as I do It s harsh not adjustable and pretty much sucks iBlazr is another Kickstarter campaign it s an accessory and app for iPhone and Android It s really just a small 4 LED panel that can be used with or without your phone As a flash or constant video light It uses its Read More What s Next for Cameras Sony s Crazy Concept Camera Rumor Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 19 July 2013 with 3 Comments I love concept products because they are a reminder that everything we have isn t everything there will ever be Things will always change predicting it is impossible sometimes but the status quo can t go on forever When products are in their concept stages they are usually the most outlandish they can get but they are also the most interesting Sometimes the concept isn t so new Sony s latest camera seems like a new twist on Read More AbelCine LA is Bigger Better and Having an Open House Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 18 July 2013 with 1 Comment AbelCine has expanded their space doubling in size To celebrate they are inviting everyone to an open house with burgers hot dogs and drinks They are have seminars on all the current hot cameras by Andy Shipsides and Director cinematographer Suny Behar will also be hosting a seminar on Choosing the Right Camera All Free Great people to meet and get a chance to pick their brain Click here for a detailed list of when 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

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    and available from Sandisk These are the fastest MicroSD cards on the market The 32GB and 64GB Extremes clocks in at 80MB s read and 50MB s write and the 8GB and 16GB Extreme Pros get 95MB s read and 90MB s write You now have a more than comfortable amount of overhead when shooting 2 7K on your GoPro Note Read More The New Digital Cinema Race Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 10 July 2013 with No Comments It seems like the 4K acquisition leap is inevitable Blackmagic will have a 4 000 4K camera later this month if all goes well Sony and Canon both have multiple 4K options at different price points JVC even decided to embarrass themselves with a poke at 4K Phantom has 4K at 1000fps RED is pushing out it s 6K upgrade in September and Arri has grumpily stepped up to the 4K plate The playing field is level once Read More Rebooting Hollywood What s Broken Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 08 July 2013 with No Comments Reports of Hollywood s implosion have been greatly exaggerated Hollywood is not dying or imploding It s thriving despite it all I m sorry to break it to you all but just because Steven Spielberg almost didn t get Lincoln on the big screen and Disney is trying to dig Bruckheimer and Depp a grave to hide The Lone Ranger in does not mean Hollywood is imploding Despite all the doom and gloom about recent blockbusters June 2013 Read More Canon C500 with Ki Pro Quad Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 05 July 2013 with No Comments Back in the fall of 2012 I bought a C500 and was instantly slammed by all my friends who own a Red Epic etc I

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