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Metabones Speed Booster Adapter Quick Take Parody Video.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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  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

Please Read. Jim Smith Of WBZ Boston Needs Our Help!

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I picked this up via Rick Macomber on Facebook. His co-worker Jim Smith could use our help. In times like these we need to band together as a community and do whatever we can to help out. Please consider a donation or at least help spread the word. We are working on an electronic link but for now please send checks or cash. Here is the email from Rick: My long time colleague and...Read More

How To Mark An Actor For Camera.

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Here is a quick take on the various ways to mark an actor for focus and framing. The most common mark is a T shape in between the actor’s feet. We show a few more variations and explain the possible use for each one. We recommend using 1/4″ paper tape with tabs for easy removal. This is primarily for interior use. Exterior marks can be done with chalk or sticks, golf tees, anything that...Read More

Tweet to Win a Schneider Optics Variable ND Filter.

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The good folks over at Schneider Optics are letting us giveaway the 77mm demo variable ND filter that we used for our Fader ND Filter Test. This is one of the best fader ND’s on the market and retails for around $450. A lucky Twitter follower will get this awesome filter. We also have 5 killer Schneider Optics T-Shirts to send out to new followers. All you have to do to enter is follow...Read More

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