SFH-50 Remote and Motion Control Head
With the popularity of smaller and lighter cameras, Camera Control realized they needed to tool their remote heads toward being compatible with rigs like the RED One or the popular Canon 5D DSLR for both production and stop-motion photography.
“One of the most common requests we had was for a lightweight system that could be used for time-lapse with... [Read more of this review]
Wind Killer from California Sunbounce
“The Steadicam is a well-balanced camera support system that’s extremely sensitive to any kind of outside influences,” says Peter Geller, President, California SunBounce. “The balancing of the system is a precise procedure. You can imagine what the wind can do. In the past different types of wind blocks have been used. A 6-by-6 frame with a... [Read more of this review]
Want to go up and down stairs, shoot from moving vehicles and travel over uneven terrain without any camera instability or shake? Then check out Glidecam’s new X-22 system. “It’s a professional, body-mounted, camera stabilization system designed for film and video cameras weighing up to 25 pounds,” explains Glidecam’s Thomas Howie, who describes... [Read more of this review]
Gear Guide: Digital Filmmaking
As digital cinematography becomes the rule instead of the exception for filmmakers in the documentary, news, television and even increasingly in the feature world, there is a hunger for more diverse and lightly encumbered, i.e., tether-free, technology. Every entertainment-oriented manufacturer and distributor is getting on the bandwagon, and a few... [Read more of this review]
Lighting Focus: The Cloud by Airstar
I was introduced to the The Cloud by Airstar on the Adam Sandler film Bedtime Stories. The look of the film called for a magical, stylized reality, and the filmmakers agreed that this reality didn’t include hard sun coming into contact with faces. Unfortunately, a number of scenes and locations were too remote to bring in a crane and overhead.... [Read more of this review]
Sundance Focus: Innovision Probe II
With the INNOVISION PROBE II, a tubular lens that offsets from the camera, I can put my lens anywhere in a car without being restricted – on the dashboard, through the steering wheel, or even overhead – and set up is quick. I can also move the camera in ways that are impossible with conventional lenses. On the movie Staten Island I did... [Read more of this review]
Still Photography: LitePanels Micro
This little LED unit, which offers continuous output and runs on AA batteries, is attachable to both Nikon and Canon stills cameras. Litepanels Micro for Stills can be dialed up to supply just the right amount of light to fill unflattering shadows and bring the subject’s face and eyes to life. No more red-eye or flash fill.
The Micro for Stills features... [Read more of this review]
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