ARRI proudly introduces AMIRA, a versatile documentary-style camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready to pick up and shoot straight out of the camera bag, AMIRA is hardy enough to take anywhere and features in-camera grading with preloaded looks based on 3D LUTs, as well as 200 fps slow motion.
AMIRA features the same sensor and exceptional image quality as the ARRI ALEXA, recording superior HD 1080 or 2K pictures that are suitable for any distribution format. With a dynamic range of more than 14 stops, low noise levels, subtle highlight handling, natural color rendering, breathtaking skin tones and speeds of up to 200 fps, AMIRA will deliver beautiful, life-like images in any situation.
An effective communication tool for ages, storytelling has come of age in the business world. Storytelling and business narratives have proven to be an effective communication strategy, and Business Storytelling For Dummies helps you to accurately translate data, facts, and figures into rich, captivating messages tailored to any situation or audience.
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A database is a tool for storing, organizing, searching, investigating and displaying mass amounts of information and how it relates to even more information. Ahhh! Information management.... this sounds like something we can use in our production.
We are editors. We work on a timeline. Messy, Organized, Simple, Complex, Avid, Premiere, Smoke,...
A place to share the art of the timeline. I like to keep my timeline clutter free and easy to work with in case others have to open my project file, it will be laid out nice and neat for the next editor.
This editing masterclass from NAB 2012 with my good friend Eddie Hamilton, just went live. If you are working in features either as an editor, writer, director or producer, you will find this presentation an excellent 30 minute investment. Put the kettle on, switch off the phone and press play…
The Weye Feye is the most advanced universal Wi-Fi device enabling remote control of DSLR cameras with a smartphone or tablet that facilitates content sharing instantly.
See Weye Feye in action and how people are using it to live, capture, and share their experiences.
Up to 180m of reachUp to 0.2s latencyBuilt-in battery8 Hours of autonomyBuilt-in serverAndroid & iOS Apps Connect Directly to DSLRAn external device connecting to your DSLRGenerates its own 802.11n Wi-fi network8 hour built-in-batteryBuilt-in serverCompatible with most Canon and Nikon camerasHighest-performing product on the marketNative Smartphone AppsEnables wireless and remote access to camera settings via smartphone appAdjust the ISO, white balance, aperture, focus, and more without disturbing the cameraQuickly switch between photo, video, or time lapse modesSignal range up to 180 metersUp to 0.2 second latencyCapture images wirelessly and remotelyLive.Capture.ShareInstantly share images and videos to your favorite social networkStore images and videos to a computer or storage platform like DropboxRemote camera operation gives you more freedom of movementThe live view function allows you to see exactly what the camera seesEngage in new approaches to photography and achieve elaborate compositions all wirelessly
When a DSLR is mounted on a jib/crane, it's very difficult to keep the composition or focus. The current tethered monitors are cumbersome at best and have too many wires that can be a point of failure. To solve this problem, I've searched high and low for about a year on how to connect ad-hoc wifi to DSLRs for remote viewing and camera control. I came across RaspberryPi & Arduino boards to see if they had the capability but it was too technical for my expertise plus I lacked the time to learn something new.
Today, I've found a solution to exactly what I was looking for. It's called the Weye Feye....funky name. It's creates an ad-hoc network to smart devices and allows you to control compatible DSLRs.
The only area I see for improvement is the app. For first version, I think they're going to sell like hotcakes. The creator of this device, XSories ("accessories") has over 17 years experience in the extreme sports arena so being able to quickly focus, adjust aperture, iso, etc should be a quick with tap-hold-slide gestures on the screen should have been a priority in the app. The app is the heart of the system, being able to detach yourself from having to view a 3" screend and use an iPad or any tablet with a large screen is the entire point. I'd love to develop a competing device now that I know it's possible.
I like that it only has 0.2 seconds of latency. Attached this to a follow focus, controller, and a servo motor and it will be a game changer for DSLR filmmakers. There are wireless follow focus system in the market but not at a low price point. As always dependability is the key.
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Kenyon Laboratories--Kenyon Gyro Stabilizers. Designed to stabilize binoculars, medium format cameras and cinema cameras. Perfect for aerial photography. Products are the KS-4, KS-6, KS-8, KS-12, Compass gyro, gimbal, gimbal mounts and inverters.
NEW X SERIES 3 AXIS GYROS FROM KENYON GYRO!
Ken Lab has made every effort to improve upon the design as well as the manufacturing process and the latest advancement has produced the new 3 axis gyro stabilizer, a gyro capable of providing steadiness of a device in pitch, yaw and roll, only previously obtained by using two individual gyro stabilizers.
Attached to a camera the new 3 axis Gyro Stabilizers can dampen out motor and rotor vibrations permitting lower shutter speeds and longer lenses that can provide greater clarity and an improved recognitions range with complete freedom of movement!
1) Using optional mounting plates, gyros can be stacked to gain even more stabilization options
2) One “X” series gyro gives the convenience of two standard gyros while using less space and only one cord
3) Four mass stabilization gyro wheels are configured to control 3 axis motion in yaw, pitch and roll
4) Arca-Swiss style dovetail plate included - you provide clamp of choice
CAMERA WIGHT CHART:
KS-2x2 - For cameras weighing: 3.5lbs/1.59kg
KS-4x4 - For cameras weighing: 5-8lbs/2.27-3.63kg
KS-6x6 - For cameras weighing: 7-11lbs/3.17-4.99kg
KS-8x8 - For cameras weighing: 11-22lbs 4.99-9.98kg
This accessory keeps your Canon dSLR's juice packs close by so you don't have to stop too long to reload.
(Credit: Kyle Hart)
A Washington-based accessory company has just created a Kickstarter project for its latest product, the Rhino Battery Holster. And like the name suggests, this contraption allows you to holster your battery like a gunslinger in an old western.
Capable of holding two Canon 2 LP-E6 juice packs, the battery holster has an integrated belt clip that lets you attach the holster to your belt, camera strap or camera carrier. Alternatively there are brass inserts at the rear of the belt clip that lets you secure the holster to anything using a carabiner.
(Credit: Kyle Hart)
Compared with conventional battery grips which can be heavy and expensive, the Rhino Battery Holster is lighter, accessible and more affordable. While the idea is novel, we can't help but feel that its limited because it is only compatible with Canon's LP-E6 batteries--used by cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D, 6D and 60D.
If this accessory piques your fancy, a basic US40 pledge will get you two battery holsters with free shipping in the US, if the project gets funded.
(Credit: Kyle Hart)
Useful? Maybe but I prefer wearing cargo pants (or shorts) when shooting to carry accessories.
It’s the announcement video professionals have been waiting for – New Mac Pro workstations will be released later this year along with the next generation of OSX dubbed Stallion. In a surprise move Apple also announced that these new workstations will not be made by Apple, but their new OEM OSX License partners HP and Dell.
The first model to be released will be a new HP Z2 All-In-One workstation. New features include two Thunderbolt ports, Apple Fusion drive, NVIDIA Kepler based Quadro K-series GPU and integrated 27” HP Retina Dreamcolor display.
HP will also be releasing a new z900 quad Xeon workstation with four Thunderbolt ports, up to 256GB of RAM and three Nvidia Quadro Kepler cards.
Dell has also announced that they will be releasing a new line of Precision Workstations and Laptops later this year all running OSX Stallion.
The next generation OSX Stallion will be designed with a more open architecture, but also include an integrated licensing scheme that will tie into iTunes and the Apple app store.
Apple Director of OSX Licensing Sidd Finch said “OSX Stallion is optimized for multiple Xeon processors, up to 256GB of RAM and multiple NVIDIA Kepler based Quadro cards. In our tests running FCPX on the Z2 running OSX Stallion you can edit multiple streams of 2K footage in real-time. The Quad Xeon z900 Workstation can handle multiple layers of native 4K footage with ease.”
HP spokesman William Newell said “The combination of OSX Stallion and HP workstations will deliver more horsepower than creative content producers ever dreamed possible. Video editors will be able to run their choice of Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer or Apple FCPX Non-Linear Editing software. All tapping into the incredible hardware, technology and performance designed into these new workstations and OSX Stallion."
I've used Magic Bullet Looks (MBL) in FCPX since it came and I can say that it's well worth it. I also bought it on a promo deal like this one, 50% off. My discovery of MBL was in the FCP7 days. I like the interface - very intuitive and easy to learn. I always like apps that you can learn quickly because time is money. I don't like long posts to read and don't like to write long posts also.
I haven't used MBL recently because it depends on the current project. Most of coloring can be done in FCPX and I use only my trackpad or iPad Mini to do so with The Touch by ArcticWhiteness(.com). Now that .8 came out, the compability is back again but I haven't used it since the last two upgrades so I'm ok with that.
When working on new software, they are going to be bugs - NO MATTER WHAT! It's the nature of the beast, it's up to you to take the risk.
This DIY portable Jib project is also a DIY shoulder rig project! It will be a ... This entry was posted in DIY Camera Support projects, DIY Film Projects and tagged camera crane, DIY, Do it yourself, jib, Shoulder Rig by Daniel.
CNETLeaked Sony RX1 Fits a DSLR in Your PocketGizmodoElsewhere, it also claims it will feature 14-bit RAW, an ISO range of 100-25,600, 5fps continuous shooting, HD video recording, a magnesium body, a 3-inch LCD screen, and the option of optical...
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