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Intro image for article At the Bench: cmotion cPRO Wireless Focus System
Tutorials & Guides
New from cmotion, the cPRO is the latest addition to their family of wireless focus solutions. In this blog I take a look at several camera builds using the cPRO system.
Intro image for article At the Bench: RED GEMINI Dual Recording Workflow
Tutorials & Guides
RED's DSMC2 cameras are able to record .R3D RAW files and ProRes files simultaneously. Both recordings are stored in the same folder, sharing the same metadata. The cameras also allow you to import 3D LUTs with the option of "baking" the LUT into the ProRes files. So, you could say the camera is generating "lite" dailies.
Intro image for article At the Bench: A Closer Look at the SmallHD 1300 Series Field Monitor
Tutorials & Guides
Recently I had the chance to take a closer look at the SmallHD 1303 HDR monitor. This 1500 nit 13” 1080p monitor is exceptional for field work. In this video, I take a look at the build, menu set up, and LUT functionality. 
Intro image for article Updated LUTs for Canon Cameras
Tutorials & Guides
Canon has been busy updating their 3D LUTs (Look Up Tables), but they are still using a variant of the 3D '.cube' format that can stymie many popular NLEs (Non-Linear Editing systems) such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC. To help remedy this situation, we've created more widely compatible versions of these LUTs, as well as some creative LUTs, all of which you'll find below.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Gates Underwater Housings
Tutorials & Guides
AbelCine LA is home to a number of certified divers, so in this blog I take a look at some of the most popular offerings from Gates Underwater Products available for rent or sale at AbelCine.
Intro image for article X-FACTOR: RED's New DRAGON-X
Tech News
RED has just released their latest DSMC2 digital cinema camera, DRAGON-X. Featuring a 5K, 3-perf Super35-sized cut (25.6mm x 13.5mm) of their popular DRAGON sensor, DRAGON-X looks to complement the current DSMC2 camera lineup while providing versatility, performance, and value.
Intro image for article 4K for $10K: Canon C300 MK II
Tutorials & Guides
In this, the last episoide of my 4K for $10K series, I cover the Canon C300 MK II. I focus on the camera's core features, both hardware and software, and where I see it fitting into Small to No Crew production environments.
Intro image for article At the Bench: INOVATIV's Apollo Cart
Tutorials & Guides
The Apollo is the latest offering from INOVATIV’s line of equipment carts. Recently, I was able to take one for a test drive. With tool-less assembly, the Apollo can be built from the ground up in mere minutes.
Intro image for article Creating Four Unique Looks with the ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Set
Tutorials & Guides
Recently, I had the opportunity try out the ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Set. Paired with the ARRI ALEXA Mini, I shot tests with the 40mm ARRI Master Anamorphic in each configuration of the flare set to compare the effects.