Manta Rays at Risk

I just finished this personal project called "Manta Rays at Risk" using photos I took during my holidays in Maldives and Hawaii. The final movie is in 4k and you can download it on vimeo. Mantas have been classified Read more

My first experience using Magic Lantern RAW

  Model: Lea Filmed & Edited by Martin Ureta Music: Jake Bugg - Two Fingers Software: Magic Lantern RAW v2.3 1920x1080 25fps - Card CF LEXAR 1000x This is my first test using the Magic Lantern RAW during a photo shooting of my cousin Read more

Interview with filmmaker and cinematographer Sergio Herencias

I’ve contacted Sergio Herencias, a talented Swiss/Spanish Filmmaker and Cinematographer based in Zürich, Switzerland for an exclusive interview. Raised in a small village called Degersheim, Sergio has managed to turn his dream and great passion into a career. Cameraman.com: Tell Read more

Cine Gear 2013 - The Sony FS700 in the RAW

Art Adams and Adam Wilt present the Sony FS700 in the RAW, featuring the new 2K RAW High Frame Rate, and 4K RAW recording solutions. The seminar includes footage screening. Super-sampling: Spectacular HD or 4K 4K/2K RAW recording option Super 35mm Sensor Read more

Gear

The BeSteady Camera Stabilizer

Most of you have probably heard about the MōVI handheld stabilized system created by Freefly System and priced at $15.000. I’ve a friend that just pre-order one and I was wondering if another company will come out with a similar camera stabilizer model at a lower price. Well, here we go! A UK based company just come out with the BesSteady ONE, a gyroscopic camera stabilizer priced under $3000. That is 5x less than the Movi Camera System. Take a look a this videos to have an idea. You can subscribe on their website to be informed about the pre-order.

What is the BeSteady?

The BeSteady is a camera stabilizer based on an electronic system equipped with gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers, using the direct drive of three axis of rotation in the form of brushless direct-current motors.

BeSteady One Camera Stabilizer

In simple terms, it is a highly advanced electronic device which allows for incredible shots, creating new applications and abilities, perfectly complementing and supplementing other producers’ stabilizers and rigs available on the market.

 

Prices:

BeSteady One Camera Stabilizer

 

Links:
BeSteady Website
BeSteady Vimeo
BeSteady Facebook
BeSteady One Brochure

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Aquatica announces the A5D Mk III Housing for the Canon 5D Mk III

Press Release. Montreal, Canada, June 7, 2012

The Aquatica Team is proud to introduce you to the Aquatica A5D Mk III housing for the acclaimed Canon 5D Mk III. Our Design team has upped the game with this recently released camera. New features have been added to this housing to improve operation and compatibility, but importantly, this precision housing is the product of a very time proven lineage of underwater camera housing. 30 years of knowledge in this field has made sure that every aspect of the housing ergonomics and access to all controls were carefully implemented. The final result of this camera housing mirrors the constant evolution of technology and the input of highly respected professionals image makers from around the world.

Aquatica A5DIII
The Aquatica A5D Mk III housing still benefits from the finest material available in the industry. Carefully crafted from a selected alloy of aircraft grade aluminum and premium grade of stainless steel, the housing is machined on the latest 5 axis computer assisted machines. It is then protected by anodizing to North American military specification for further protection, Aquatica provides corrosion inhibiting zinc anodes as standard equipment and coats their housing with a baked on, tough as nail, powder coating. This extra level of protection does make a huge difference as can be seen on some Aquatica housings that even with over 1,500 dive on them, still look as fresh as the day they came out of the box. This housing is made for the hard working professional in mind, one who truly understands reliability in the field.

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World’s First Full 4K Super Slow Motion Camera

FOR-A to Introduce The FT-ONE – World’s First Full 4K Super Slow Motion Camera at Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles

FOR-A FT-ONE

Cypress, California, May 22, 2012

FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will debut the FT-ONE full 4K high resolution variable frame rate camera—the world’s first full 4K super slow motion camera—Booth S320 at Cine Gear Expo, which runs from June 1-2 at The Studios @ Paramount in Hollywood. Now in its 16th year, Cine Gear Expo is the premier film, video, and digital media expo for the entertainment industry.

Harnessing the power of a state-of-the-art, FOR-A originally developed, high-sensitivity CMOS color sensor “FT1-CMOS”, the FT-ONE records and plays back full 4K (4096 x 2160) film look imagery. To achieve its full 4K super slow motion (“super slomo”) capabilities, the FT-ONE will record up to 1,000 frames per second.

Images are captured as uncompressed raw data on the system’s internal (RAM) memory, which has a recording capacity of 8.5 seconds. This data is then stored on one of two hot-swappable SSD cartridges. Each cartridge is capable of storing 75 seconds of full 4K resolution images, enabling up to 150 seconds with a maximum of two SSD cartridges.

The FT-ONE is capable of simultaneously recording and playing back in full 4K resolution. At the user’s preference, one output channel can provide either full 4K output, or four 1080p HD-SDI outputs; while the other output channel provides down-converted HD-SDI for live viewing and the control menu.

“While digital cinematography has been widely adopted within the motion picture production and post production communities, there has been a technology gap—the ability to record super slow motion image at full 4K resolution,” said Hiro Tanoue, President for FOR-A Corporation of America.
“The new FT-ONE completes the 4K workflow by introducing this ability, with the high-level performance this application demands. We chose Cine Gear Expo as the venue for our breakthrough announcement since this event draws key decision makers and creatives seeking the latest solutions for high-end entertainment production. With the FT-ONE camera rolling, they can rest assured they won’t miss that critical action shot.”

The FT-ONE camera uses a PL mount lens and the global shutter system makes the FT-ONE free from the picture distortion caused by the rolling shutter system. The FT-ONE is designed as a self-contained unit that is dependable and easy to use. It weights 7 kg in a size of 235 mm (W) x 294 mm (H) x 384 mm (D).

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, post-production and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit www.for-a.com.

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Blackmagic Design announces the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5k Sensor

Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Apr 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Cinema Camera, a revolutionary digital cinema camera design that includes powerful features such as super wide 13 stops of dynamic range, high resolution 2.5K sensor, built in high bandwidth SSD recorder, open file format support, color correction with full version of DaVinci Resolve and a built in LCD with metadata entry, all in an attractive compact design for only US$2,995.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Many current generation video cameras suffer from a “video look” due to a limited contrast range, a maximum HD resolution sensor, poor quality optics and lenses, the use of heavy video compression for file recording and poor integration with NLE software metadata management. With these limitations, they cannot be used for high end work or feature films.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera has been designed to eliminate these problems so customers get a true feature film look, and at an affordable cost can shoot high end television commercials, episodic television programming and feature films.

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