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Intro image for article Canon EOS R: A Still Photo Camera for Production and Fine Art
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I count myself among the many motion shooters who are also committed still photographers. Whether for location or tech scouting, BTS (behind the scenes), a fine art photography practice, or all of the above, many DPs, operators, and other production crew carry a capable camera dedicated to still photography as part of their regular kit. Since about the beginning of 2019, for me that camera has been Canon's first full format mirrorless camera, the EOS R.
Intro image for article The HDR Production Gap
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We have been talking about HDR for several years now as the next big advancement in cinema production. It was four years ago that we started to see HDR evolve from a buzzword into a reality, but I’ll admit that I never saw much HDR content outside of a trade show or showroom floor, and I’m guessing that is true for most of us.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Fathom Camera Cage One
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Sam Sielen, creator of the Fathom Camera Cage One, is showing off his highly adjustable, universal cage for DSLR and mirrorless cameras at NAB 2019. AbelCine's new Accelerator Program helped Sam launch the latest version of his product, which will be available soon. James Mathers from the Digital Cinema Society talked to Sam about his invention and his partnership with AbelCine. Watch the video above to learn more.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Hive Lighting Bumble Bee 25-C
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I stopped by the Hive booth to chat with Jonathan Miller and check out their brand new Bumble Bee 25-C, an incredibly versatile and portable light, launching at NAB 2019.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: SmallHD Cine 7
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I spent time in the Creative Solutions booth at NAB 2019 with Greg Smokler talking about SmallHD’s new Cine 7 monitor. This monitor features the familiar 7” form factor you may know from other SmallHD monitors, such as the 702, but adds some great new features including a touchscreen, high maximum brightness (1800 nits) and DCI-P3 color reproduction.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Atomos Shogun 7
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It’s always a ton of fun to hear Atomos CEO Jeromy Young talk about his company’s new products. Our NAB 2019 discussion, beginning with the new display technologies Atomos has integrated into their just announced Shogun 7 monitor/recorder, was no exception.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: The Light Bridge C-Reflectors
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I stopped by The Light Bridge booth at NAB 2019 and spoke with Jacob Ballinger, the company’s founder and CEO, about their unique light-shaping products.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Tiffen Steadicam Steadimate-S
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As one of our Steadicam instructors here at AbelCine, and a Steadicam Operator myself, a visit to the Tiffen booth was at the top of my list for NAB 2019. While there, I spoke with Tyson Galland about the new Steadimate-S, which allows Steadicam operators to step into the brave new world of 3-axis brushless gimbals by using them in conjunction with the familiar vests and arms we know from the SteadiOp world.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Core SWX NPF Flat Pack Battery
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In the Core SWX booth at NAB 2019, I had the chance to speak with Sales Manager Jose Flores about the company’s new NPF Flat Pack Battery, a great solution for keeping a low profile on director’s monitors and external monitors, such as those from SmallHD.