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Intro image for article At the Bench: A Closer Look at the Freefly MoVI Pro
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Freefly’s latest handheld gimbal stabilizer, the MoVI Pro, has been rebuilt from the ground up to improve upon almost every aspect of the original family of MoVIs. There is very little on the system that has not been given the deluxe treatment; from the integrated tuning stand by way of the ring with attached feet, to the dual battery system allowing hot-swapability.
Intro image for article Show Us Your Rig: Rick Siegel & PMW-F3
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A cinematographer and lighting designer by trade, Rick Siegel has worked on feature length and short films in the narrative and documentary genres. He photographs episodic television series as well -- in music, comedy, fashion, home style, reality and magazine formats. In this blog, he tells us all about his Sony PMW-F3 rig.
Intro image for article AbelCine EXPO Highlight: Filters for Digital Cinema
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On November 20, AbelCine held the first event in its new EXPO series: Filters for Digital Cinema. Tiffen, Schneider Optics, and Formatt participated and scores of clients attended or watched via Livestream. One of the more significant discussions was on the topic of IR pollution control.
Intro image for article PMW-F3 Quick Tip: Loading Custom Picture Profiles
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For years now, AbelCine has been supplying our customers with scene files for their cameras. The Sony PMW-F3 is no exception. Picture Profiles can create different looks in the camera; you can check out the ones we created for the F3 here. You may have wondered how to get these looks from your computer to the camera - fortunately, the process is fairly easy.
Intro image for article PMW-F3 Quick Tip: 5600K CC Button
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You may have wondered what the 5600K CC button on the top left hand corner of the PMW-F3's LCD does. As its name implies, it allows you to quickly change the white balance from 3200K (tungsten) to 5600K (daylight). The important thing to remember is that the button only works this way when the camera is set to a color temperature of 3200K.
Intro image for article Sony PMW-F3: Adjusting White Balance in S-Log
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Sony recently released firmware v1.4 for the PMW-F3. If you have not updated your camera yet, you can download the firmware from Sony's XDCAM site. Noteworthy in this firmware is the inclusion of S-Log in Picture Profiles.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Cartoni's New JIBO Lightweight Jib
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The folks from Cartoni stopped by the other day to show us their new JIBO compact jib. What struck me right away was its modular design. The jib is made up of three sections, so assembly is fast and easy. Conveniently, all three sections fit into a portable wheeled case.
Intro image for article Applying LUTs to Log Footage in FCP, Premiere, Avid and Resolve
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Working with Log material can be difficult at times, so we have put out a couple of different LUTs for use when using the Sony F3's S-Log or Canon Log from the Canon C300. You can download the F3 LUTs here and the C300 LUTs here, as many of you have already done. Arri has their online LUT Generator, and the Technicolor CineStyle LUTs are available when using the CineStyle profile on the 5D Mark II.
Intro image for article Updated AbelCine Field of View Calculator
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Here's something for you to try out over the weekend: our popular Field of View comparison tool has been updated with the latest cameras from this year's NAB show.