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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 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 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 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 Canon Camera Accessory Guide
Tutorials & Guides
Canon's Cinema EOS camera lineup includes the C100 MK II, C200, C300 MK II, C700, and the new C700 FF. Canon and other manufacturers offer many different accessory options to tailor these already flexible cameras to each shooter's tastes and quirks. In this guide, we provide a quick overview of the most essential tools to take your rig to the next level. Find your model below to explore the choices.
Intro image for article At the Bench: EOS C300MK II Firmware Version
Tutorials & Guides
Canon's latest firmware for the C300 Mark II, version, adds support for additional EF and EF-S lenses. Even more importantly, it also adds support for the LM-V1 Monitor that was originally introduced with the EOS C200.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Autofocus Updates for Canon C300 Mark II & 17-120
Tutorials & Guides
The C300 Mark II's dual-pixel technology provides reliable and predictable autofocus. We now have the ability to dedicate autofocus to skin tones only, subjects coming in and out of frame, or multiple subjects in the same frame.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sennheiser MKE 600 and ME 64 Microphones
Tutorials & Guides
Quality audio is a must on any shoot, and Sennheiser offers professional audio solutions at an affordable price. In this blog, I take a look at two solutions using the Canon C300 MK II as a point of reference for shooting with a compact camcorder.
Intro image for article AbelCine First Look: Canon's IBC 2016 Announcements
Tech News
Canon announced today their new C700 Cinema Camera, the XC15 4K video/still camera, and two new 4K production monitors. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Canon's Jesse Mineo about these exciting additions to the Canon line, as well as the DP-V1710 and DP-V2420 HDR reference monitors.