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    the 7 monitor is 1295 US Then you are able to rent or buy features as you need them via the web Here is the Press Release Click here to check it out Specifications Convergent Design Odyssey7 Family Tech Specs Feature Specification Display 7 7 OLED 1280 800 RGB 8 Bit 3400 1 Contrast 176 Viewing True Blacks SDI Video I O Read More Wide Open Camera Combat Cage Promo Videos Keith Adams Stunts Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 23 March 2013 with No Comments Here are a few videos we shot with the Rabbit AV harness from EVS Glendale The rig worked perfectly and our combat cage held up during Keith s gag A HUGE thanks to Keith Adams for taking the time to work with us He just finished shooting Mad Max in Africa and rumor has it that they shot everything with the Canon 5D Pretty cool Check out our Kickstarter Project for the Combat Cage here Read More Help Us Kickstart The Combat Cage Into Production Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 20 March 2013 with No Comments Here is the video we put together for our Kickstarter campaign We are trying to raise 5K to make the first batch of Wide Open Camera Combat Cages for the GoPro Hero 3 camera The new combat cage has 5 1 4 threads and 3 3 8 threads It mounts using the existing GoPro underwater housing The combat cage is made here in Southern California by camera professionals for camera professionals Here is a rip for our Read More First Look Aluminum Prototype Combat Cage For The GoPro Hero 3 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 15 March 2013 with No Comments Here is a first look at the Aluminum prototype Combat Cage for the GoPro Hero 3 from Wide Open Camera The finished version will be anodized flat black This is just the first prototype for real world testing A HUGE thanks to Dave Aldrich from D focus for helping us out with this project We will be taking this bad boy out for a spin to shoot our kickstarter video this week Stay tuned Read More Firefly Sensor Cleaner Ionize The Dust Away Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 09 March 2013 with 2 Comments The NRD Firefly sensor cleaner ionizes the air around the sensor and reduces static This causes any dust particles to release from the sensor This looks like a decent alternative to bringing your camera in for service It also looks like a great item to keep in the old camera bag The Firefly is not cheap at around 130 US Here is a rip from the website Click here to check it out A common 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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    the new WOC Combat Cage For the GoPro Hero 3 camera A Huge Thanks to Dave Aldrich of DFocus for hooking this up Dave has been working with us on this project for a few months and has been a huge blessing Let production commence We are moving at lightning speed to get a color 3D rendition and Read More First Look Digital Bolex D16 Lenses From Kish Optics Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 24 February 2013 with No Comments Here is a quick take lens test with the brand new Kish Optics Digital Bolex D16 lenses The lineup consists of a 10mm 18mm and 38mm all fixed aperture of f4 0 with a screw in C mount camera mount Kish designed the optics specifically to compensate for the sensor on the digital bolex They are set to release them in a few months with a street price of around three hundred bucks each We tested Read More Filters The New iPhone App From Formatt Hitech Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 23 February 2013 with No Comments The brothers and sisters over at Formatt Hitech have released a new iPhone App called Filters Unlike most iPhone camera apps this bad boy lets you apply filters before taking the shot It also has a cool zoom feature and exposure lock Filters has over 100 filter and effect options created by filter maker Formatt Hitech This is one cool looking App Follow goforjared Click here to check it out Here is the boring Press Release Read More Quick Take Video D Focus V4 DSLR Follow Focus For Only 189 US Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 21 February 2013 with No Comments Here is a quick take on the brand new follow focus from D Focus The V4 has an upgraded open gearbox and all metal 15mm single rod mount The marking indicator doubles as an allen wrench that can be used to adjust the follow focus This is one of the most cost effective follow focus solutions on the market at only 189 US Here is a rip from the D Focus website Follow goforjared Read More View Factor Novo GoPro Hero 3 C Mount Lens Adapter Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 20 February 2013 with No Comments The folks over at View Factor are always coming out with tricked out toys this time they have developed a C Mount lens adapter for the new GoPro Hero 3 camera Currently it will only be available as a kit for rental from Radiant Images here in Los Angeles There is no mention of street availability or pricing just yet Here is a rip from the VF blog post 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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    photographic market place today Those of us who are shooters know that at least 90 of them are crap The good ones are built tough are bright consistent have a nice even wide spread and feature controls These controls are often color temperature and dimming Some LED lights only have dimming Others are only on or off A few Read More Metabones Speed Booster Adapter Quick Take Parody Video Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 06 February 2013 with 2 Comments Here is a quick take on the killer new Metabones Speed Booster It reduces the magnification of the image to allow more light and full frame field of view on S35 or APS C crop sensor cameras This is a parody video but it really does work It will NOT carry your bags to set or get you paid any faster That would cost way too much Currently it only works on Sony NEX to Read More The CamRanger Wireless DSLR Control For Your iPhone or iPad Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 05 February 2013 with No Comments Wireless DSLR controllers have been around for some time now but the Cam Ranger looks like it might be the best one available now The Cam Ranger retails for 299 US Here is a rip from their website Follow goforjared Click here for more info CamRanger is a stand alone device that connects to select Canon or Nikon DLSR cameras with a provided USB cable It creates an ad hoc WiFi network that your iPad iPhone or iPod Read More Fader ND Shootout Genus Heliopan LCW Schneider and Tiffen Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 04 February 2013 with 2 Comments Fader ND filters are great for run and gun shots and quick set ups Recently a new batch of professional faders have hit the street We got our hands on five of the best filters on the market We tested the new Genus Eclipse ND Heliopan Variable ND LCW Reengineered MKII Fader ND Schneider Variable ND and Tiffen s Variable ND filters for color shift and sharpness We recommend using straight ND filters when possible Read More ITU Approves H 265 4K Streaming On The Way Soon Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 27 January 2013 with No Comments I picked this up via Gizmodo It looks like we may finally be getting H 265 This could be the answer to streaming 4K video That 4K camera is looking sexier all the time now Here is a rip from the Gizmodo article Follow goforjared Streaming video is the future Well it s the present but the future too And as resolutions increase it s going to be a tougher and tougher proposition to pipe all 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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    system will work with many cameras from smaller DSLR s to larger cameras like the new Sony F55 and F5 The quick release camera plate and adjustable shoulder pad are killer This is a simple yet very effective hand held system that can cross platform fairly easily Follow goforjared Click here to check it out Product Highlights Shoulder Read More First Look iDC System Zero Follow Focus No Gearbox Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 05 January 2013 with 1 Comment Here is the new iDC Photo Video System Zero Geared Follow Focus The system can work with or without rods This is one of the most innovative follow focus systems I have seen in a while There is no lag because there is no gear box The system works with standard cine pitch lens gears This could be a great lightweight solution for handheld shooting The basic system will set you back around 399 Read More Cinetics Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 31 December 2012 with No Comments Back in 2011 I remember seeing a lot of my twitter friends mentioning a product called CineSkates It was an interesting idea taking a Joby Gorilla Pod and adding skateboard wheels to it making for a highly adjustable moving dolly for DSLR s and light weight cameras The kickstarter campaign was highly successful and they exceeding their funding goal on the very first day This showed that there was clearly a market for such products Read More EVS Has The New Canon C100 And A Cool New Stellar Lotus Light For 299 Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 14 December 2012 with No Comments The Brother s and Sisters over at EVS have the new Canon C100 available for sale and rental This baby of the Canon cine line up

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    side usually requires adding equal weight to the opposite side to keep the wing balanced The lightweight GoPro s don t require any counter weighting The other feature of the GoPro that has led to it s Read More GoPro Hero 3 Black 2 7K 24fps Cine Test With Leah Petersen Stunt Motorcyclist 4K 2 7K Downloads Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 11 November 2012 with 12 Comments The strongest attribute of the new GoPro Hero 3 Black is the 2 7K 24fps Protune Cine mode Chris Collins hooked up this shoot with Leah Petersen We decided to stick with the 2 7K 24fps Protune rather than drop down to any other resolution We know what 1080 x 1920 60P looks like and forget about 720 x 1280 120fps We wanted the best resolution possible The 4K would have been nice but I do Read More GoPro Hero 3 Black 4K Video Demo Cineform 1 3 2 Update link RAW 4K file Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 08 November 2012 with 8 Comments We got our hands on the new GoPro Hero 3 Black edition Here are two 4K examples Choose Original resolution for full res in You Tube The new GoPro Hero 3 Black has a 4K cine and 2 7K cine option that we tested before an upcoming shoot There are a few things to sort out before the new black edition has all of the promised features Here is what it took for me Read More Red Sony Canon Pansonic 4K Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 03 November 2012 with 15 Comments So it was a big week for all us gear heads Sony announced new cameras and a recorder Red slashed prices and Canon started to trickle ship C500 EF cameras One thing

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    goforjared Click here to pre order Click here to check it out Product Highlights Supports 4K 2 7K 1440p 1080p Video Capture 12 7 or Read More Canon C500 with Gemini 4K hands on Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 15 October 2012 with 3 Comments Today I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the Canon C500 4K camera and the a pre release 4K RAW option for the Convergent Design Gemini recorder The C500 will start shipping the first week of November and the Gemini 4K RAW option will be available November 5th The first thing you notice when looking at the C500 is that physically it looks very similar to the C300 but instead of a removable Read More Audio Equalisation How to use it and why you should Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 12 October 2012 with 1 Comment Audio Equalisation How to use it and why you should I m a filmmaker at heart though my line of work has required that I delve into other facets of production My background stems from audio pre post production While I ve made attempts to shake off this label audio experience has enabled me to utilise these skill sets and apply them to the world of video filmmaking Through general observation I ve noticed that indie Read More The Grip App and Set Lighting App By Enlightened Shenanigans Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 09 October 2012 with 1 Comment There are currently tons of photography Apps and very few Grip and Electric Apps out there Well the good folks over at Enlightened Shenanigans have taken care of that with The Grip App and the Set Lighting App Both Apps have tons of info and specifications on almost every product under the sun The Grip

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    many and is nothing new but as we become more and more reliant on digital media for acquisition and storage the issue becomes more and more pressing Yes codecs are more efficient than ever but with that we are increasing data rates resolution etc On the post end we are Read More Making Low Budget look like Big Budget Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 10 September 2012 with No Comments We all agree that lighting is everything in cinematography And naturally that leads us to think that spending more cash is the only way to light well Unfortunately due to a host of factors fate usually conspires against a DP s budget But fear not Even when you don t have every element or modifier at your disposal big budget looks can still be had Controlling the light can be done with relatively very little if Read More New versions of Cinema Profile for DSLRs from CinePlus video comparison with CineStyle Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 06 September 2012 with 3 Comments Last September Cine Plus released the Cinema Picture Profile for Canon DSLRs for 19 You can read the WideOpenCamera write up on it here At the time I was shooting corporate videos for a number of companies around the SF Bay area that had strict turn around deadlines More often than not I found myself opting to roll with the Cinema profile to save time with the grade in post It s a fantastic look Read More Turn your iPad into a DSLR with the Padcaster Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 06 September 2012 with 2 Comments I picked this up from ICG magazine of all places The Padcaster is a housing for the iPad that will let you add tons of accessories The Lenscaster

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    Combat Cage for the TS3Cine camera The idea was that I would have a product ready to show at IBC in Amsterdam I said no problem and drew up a few examples and worked with my machine shop to come up with a prototype After a few changes a prototype Read More Canon Announces New EOS C100 HD Camera 7K Price Est Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 29 August 2012 with 3 Comments Canon announced the new EOS C100 camera The new baby C300 has many of the same feature set and form factor in a teeny tiny little body Weighing in at a mere two pounds it is only slightly heavier than a Canon 5D MKIII Unfortunatly the specs don t look very competitive The C100 lacks 60P and is limited to a 4 2 0 color space The new C100 will set you back around 7K or more rumored Read More High Speed Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 27 August 2012 with 2 Comments I am going to preamble my post by saying right off the bat that I am a high speed snob and am biased since one of the companies I am affiliated with is the US distributor for the TS3Cine I am a high speed snob not in regards to resolution or ISO but rather in how a high speed camera should behave and record content There are several high speed solutions in the marketplace Some are targeted at Read More Black Magic Design Cinema Camera Cage From Wooden Camera Quick Take Video Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 23 August 2012 with No Comments Here is a quick take on the Black Magic Cinema Camera cage from Wooden Camera The BMCC is one of the few cameras that really needs a cage for mounting options The brothers over at Wooden Camera have designed a solid system with great accessories The camera cage has built in handles a quick release top handle option and a lightweight 15mm rod base option The cage will set you back around four hundred Read More Sony Announces New NEX EA50 HD Camcorder 4K Plus Est Update On Price Cameras Posted by Jared Abrams on 17 August 2012 with 3 Comments Sony announced the new NEX EA50 HD camera This puppy can hunt The new camera sports better ergonomics and a nifty built in sliding shoulder pad It has an APS C or S35 sized sensor with 24 30 60P full 1920 X 1080 HD resolution The sensor and codec are similar to the Sony NEX5N camera that we love and hate The included 18 200mm f3 5 6 3 servo zoom lens will be available on eBay for about half the 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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