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Tweet To Win Wide Open Camera Gear.

Cameras

To thank all of our viewers and to celebrate the new look of the site. We will be giving away some Wide Open Camera gear. There will be three prizes. A 77mm 3-Stop Polarizer, a 77mm LCW Fader ND Filter and a set of WOC One-Size Lens gears. To win you simply need to follow @wideopencamera on Twitter and post the following in quotes below. “Follow @wideopencamera to win some really cool camera gear....Read More

CINEMA Picture Profile. Worth the money?

Just the Cut

This picture profile was so controversial on the onset of its launch just because of its name, EPIC. RED issued a cease and desist order to the creator, Giovanni Speranza, to stop advertising the name of the profile as EPIC. I couldn’t make this up if I wanted to. Anyway with a new name, CINEMA, the profile launched last week for the price of $19 USD. Check out the video as I compare it...Read More

Rumor: Canon 4K S35 Video Camera Announcement By November 2011.

Cameras

  I picked up a little info about a possible new S35 camera from Canon. It could be a rumor but this sounded as legit as it gets. I am only putting this out there because we recently invested heavily in Sony cameras and wanted to throw this info out to our viewers. If you were thinking of spending more than 10K on a camera system then you may want to hang tough until...Read More

HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A FILMMAKER PT2

@MNS1974

In part one of this post I laid down a few home truths about this industry. Namely, experience wins, maybe not at first, but always in the end. A needy producer might hire an enthusiastic young buck with all the gear, but if they balls it up, then the old hand gets the job in the end and the producer gets burned. It doesn’t always work that way of course. Sometimes the young buck...Read More

Sony Nex 5N AVCHD 60P Conversion. Magic Bullet Grinder To the Rescue.

Cameras

We have been testing out the new Sony Nex 5N camera for an upcoming documentary. The Sony Nex 5N will shoot 60P in 1920 X 1080. This is a first for a smaller interchangeable lens camera. Our first tests gave us some pretty bad results. We found that most of the problems lie within the transfer from 60P to 24P. To be more specific 59.94 FPS to 23.98 FPS. Here is a quick step...Read More

Quick Take. D|Matte 4×4 Clip On Matte Box. $250

Quick Takes

Here is a Quick Take on the new 4 x 4 D|Matte clip on matte box. It has two tray-less filter holders. There is one rotating stage that will work well with a polarizer. The filters are held in place by two tabs. The clip on version uses an 86mm adapter ring. The D|Matte retails for around $250 and the sunshade and a Fotodiox 82-86mm adapter ring are included. As you can see in...Read More

Jared Abrams Reel

Cameras

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.Read More

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