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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 At the Bench: ARRI FSND Filters
Tutorials & Guides
ARRI now has a line of FSND filters, which stands for Full Spectrum Neutral Density. You might be thinking: there are many choices for ND filters, so what makes these filters unique? Typically, filters are composed of two pieces of optical glass with filtration sandwiched between them. For these filters, ARRI applies the filtration directly to the surface of high-quality optical glass. They are then coated with a protective surface that helps prevent scratching and makes for quick cleaning.
Intro image for article Exploring the Canon Ecosystem
Tutorials & Guides
Often when working on a commercial, corporate video, or industrial video, we make a last minute call to add more cameras. Has that ever happened to you? It seems inevitable that a job that started out as a single camera becomes two before the scout, and even three by the time we prep. It can be a struggle to find an operator last minute that owns the same camera already chosen as A cam, or a rental house that has both cameras and lenses available to match both the required look and budget. That is, unless you’re shooting Canon.
Intro image for article The Shed & AbelCine: Behind the Scenes with the Phantom Onyx
Client Profiles
The Shed is a content studio based out of NYC that works with brands on every part of the content creation process from creative development through final delivery. With a focus on both documentary-style commercial work and tabletop content, and a dedicated 2,500 square foot studio space, they've worked closely with AbelCine for their sales and service needs.
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: Wooden Camera Lineup
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I spent some time at the Wooden Camera booth today talking to Ryan Schorman about their new products and updates to existing Wooden Camera favorites.
Intro image for article NAB 2019: Teradek Bolt 4K, Teradek RT, and More
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I spent some time at the Teradek booth with Greg Smokler learning all about the next generation of wireless systems, as well as a new wireless focus control ecosystem. This year, Teradek focused heavily on usability, range, and Bluetooth capabilities.
Intro image for article ARRI ALEXA Mini LF FAQ
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ARRI's surprise announcement last week of their new ALEXA Mini LF camera system has created a lot of buzz. We've had a lot of interest in the new camera, and we are currently taking preorders with a $5,000 deposit. To help folks get the information they need, we've gathered the most popular questions we've received and answered them here. Be sure to check back often, as we will update this list with new information and additional questions.
Intro image for article Pre-NAB First Look: ARRI ALEXA Mini LF
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The ARRI ALEXA Mini LF is the hottest ticket in town, so I was very fortunate to not only sit down with ARRI's Marc Shipman-Mueller, Product Manager of the ALEXA LF and ALEXA Mini LF, but also to get my hands on the camera.