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Kessler Kwik Release System. Quick Take Video.

Cameras

The new Kwik Release System from Kessler is a great mounting solution for any camera in almost any situation. The QR system works quite well and the safety system will save the camera from hitting the deck. There are plenty of 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads. The included hand tie 1/4-20 camera mount screw is an added bonus. The Kwik Release System will set you back around a buck fifty but is well worth the...Read More

Panasonic, Canon and Nikon. Three New Cameras, Oh My.

Cameras

Three new notable cameras were anounced last week. A killer little number GH3 from Panasonic. The new Canon 6D full frame  prosumer model and Nikon’s D600 full frame job. The Panasonic GH3 looks like the most improved of the bunch. The higher 72 Mbps rate is great. However the M4/3″ sensor has it’s limitations on the wide side. I am also not a big fan of the smaller sensor. Maybe it’s a guy thing....Read More

Time Capsule

@MNS1974

I talk a lot with companies and individuals about what to do with footage after its shot.  This issue has been a problem for 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

Just the Cut

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)

Just the Cut

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

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 let’s you add lenses. I could not find out too much info on the lens mount but it looks like manual focus and iris only. The Padcaster sells for $149 and the Lenscaster Padcaster combo is $189. Here is a rip from their website. Click here...Read More

Panasonic GH3 Camera Specifications Rumored.

Cameras

  43Rumors has announced the possible specifications for the new Panasonic GH3. If these are correct we may just have a really capable little camera. XLR adapter add on, multiple frame rates, time code and WiFi could make this a serious contender in the over saturated interchangeable lens camera market. Let’s hope the price is not off the charts. Here is a rip from 43Rumors.   **Rumored Specifications. These could easily change when the...Read More

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