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New WOC Hot Shoe Adapter For Sony NEX 5N. Under $40

Cameras

We have been using the Sony NEX 5N for our documentary “The Board Of Education” for quite some time and really love it. It has some killer features and is small enough to throw in your pocket with the Sony 16mm f2.8 pancake style lens. The biggest downfall of this camera is the proprietary Sony flash mount. It limits the available on camera accessories to expensive Sony products to the tune of $129 for...Read More

RED Scarlet Test Video With Three Hot Models In Lingerie.

Cameras

I have a great working relationship with Birns and Sawyer, Hollywood. I advise them on new cameras and support equipment in exchange for “Resident Cinematographer” status. Whatever that means! When the RED Scarlet was announced I advised them to buy six. They just received them and I grabbed it the first chance that I got. We wanted to do something fun, so I headed over to Model Mayhem to grab a few models. I...Read More

Solid Camera announces Nikon Adapter For Sony FS100.

Cameras

Carlos over at Solid Camera has just announced a preview of the Nikon adapter he is developing. I had a few words with him last week about it and think this could be a great tool for Nikkor or Zeiss ZF owners. There is no price or availability just yet but I have a feeling we will see it by NAB 2012. Stay tuned for more info. Click here to check out Solid Camera....Read More

7 Tips On Double Bookings And Client Etiquette.

Cameras

Working as a freelance cameraman for many years has taught me a few things about dealing with clients. Here are a few tips that might help you get new clients and retain your current ones. I also want to address double bookings and back to back gigs. In the world of freelance we are taught to entertain almost every job that crosses our path. We try to make every day a work day and...Read More

Rumor. Canon 5D Mark III Announcement On Feb 7, 2012.

Cameras

Canon Rumors is reporting that the new Canon 5D Mark III will be announced on February 7, 2012. This would make a lot of sense as we get closer to NAB 2012. Here is a rip from the CR post. I’ll get cracking here to find out any new info. This could indeed be the best NAB we have had in some time. Here is the post from CR. Click here to check it...Read More

Time is Money: Using the El Gato Turbo.264 in Your Post Workflow

Just the Cut

When you are working in a fast paced corporate environment every second counts. With all the work I’m doing in this space lately I’ve found that the El Gato Turbo.264 really helps when you have to deliver on time and on budget. Each week I’m tasked with directing a couple of short marketing videos. In order to meet the requirements we have to shoot and edit the first 2 days of the week. Part...Read More

The importance of being agnostic… with cameras.

Just the Cut

There is an alphabet soup stirring around the camera industry today. Names like: PMW-F3, EOS C300, NEX-FS100, and what about the HD-RH1? Also, you have inspiring names out there such as Alexa, Epic, Scarlet, and Phantom. Ok, so many of you reading this are already thinking, “Sure. But get to point. Which one is the best?” Well, how do you define best? Best: adj \ˈbest\ : most productive of good : offering or producing...Read More

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