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Intro image for article RiTE Media Captures a Full Format Adventure with the ALEXA LF & Leica Thalias
Client Profiles
DP Colin Quinn of RiTE Media recently completed filming Grobb, a sci-fi adventure shot on location in the Great Plains of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. To capture the action and sweeping landscapes, the production chose the ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica Thalia Primes. In this conversation, he discusses the project, how he arrived at this camera and lens package, and his impressions of how it performed in the field.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Capturing Anamorphic Shots in ProRes
Tutorials & Guides
Anamorphic seems to be enjoying a renaissance lately, and we’ve received some questions about how to acquire and deliver this format when shooting with ARRI’s ALEXA Mini.
Intro image for article Venetian Twilight: Sony VENICE Dual ISO Meets Steadicam
Tutorials & Guides
Recently, AbelCine hosted back-to-back Tiffen Steadicam workshops here in our Brooklyn office, and we noticed students were really cozying up to the Sony VENICE. They enjoyed taking this particular payload for a test drive on their Steadicam rigs, getting in some trigger time “flying” Sony’s flagship digital cinema camera.
Intro image for article Anything for the Story: Talking Docs with DP Matt Porwoll
Client Profiles
You may be familiar with Matt Porwoll from last year's Behind the Lens blog series, but did you know he's also an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer who used to work in the AbelCine rental department? It's true! Luckily for us, Matt enjoys sharing what he's learned about the technical aspects of his craft. Recently, we had the chance sit down for an in-depth discussion on his current favorite gear.
Intro image for article Geoff's "Ultimate" Accessory Kit for RED DSMC2 Cameras
Tutorials & Guides
DSMC2, the latest generation of RED’s camera BRAIN, is not only powerful, but the entire system is extremely versatile. These bodies can house four different sensors: MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K, GEMINI 5K S35, and the recently launched 5K DRAGON-X. A wide range of modules and accessories expand the possibilities even further. We asked three of our Technical Specialists to describe their ideal RED DSMC2 package. Here’s a look at what’s in Geoff's RED kit.
Intro image for article Top Blogs of 2018
Tech News
Now that 2018 has wrapped, let's take a moment to look back at some of our most popular blog posts. As usual, a wide variety of topics were covered: new gear announcements, camera charts, in-depth technical explorations, Jem Schofield's 4K for 10K series, and of course, the updated version of our ever-popular FOV calculator.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Exploring Sony VENICE Menus
Tutorials & Guides
It's been nearly 10 months since the Sony VENICE camera first became available, and in the last few months it has really started to take flight. Demand is skyrocketing for both sales and rentals of the VENICE. Because of this, and because it is such a great camera, we thought it was time to give you a deep dive video on just how it works.
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.