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5 Reasons You Need a 35mm Lens

AbelCine Rental Kits: RED EPIC/Scarlet (VIDEO)

There’s nothing like the experience of our Rental department to build the most complete, battle-tested camera kits for our camera owner and renal house sales clients. In the first of our series “AbelCine Rental Kits,” we look at our RED EPIC camera packages. This same kitting can be applied to the RED Scarlet camera.

Watch the video for a detailed explanation of the components that go into the AbelCine RED EPIC/Scarlet Accessory Kit. For your convenience, we have created an accessory package (available in Anton/Bauer and V-Mount options) that includes all the items in a typical rental setup.

Sony NEX-7 Hands-on Review (VIDEO)

Digital Rev has posted their video review of the new Sony NEX-7. This review is mostly about the still capability of the camera and not much about the video capability.

ROLLING SHUTTER: 36 Hours in the Making of The Year of the Dragon

Jonah Kessel has posted a behind the scenes video of his fantastic piece for the New York Times shot on Canon DSLRs. Check out his write up here for more details about the shoot.

What happens when five filmmakers and friends get together to make a short video? Well, you come out with some extra footage.

This clip shows the 36 hour process (in 2 minutes and 40 seconds) it took Paul Morris, Kit Gillet, Jim Fields, Keith Bedford and myself to create “2012: The Year of the Dragon” for the New York Times.

See 2012: The Year of the Dragon here:
vimeo.com/35527989

S-Log and the Sony F3: Application

In the third part of my S-Log series I took the Sony F3 outside on a nice bright day to show what S-Log can do. Jeff Lee and I headed up to the roof of AbelCine and found some shade to stand in, this allowed us to show the most contrast possible. I shot the blog in S-Log as well as in the standard video modes with the AbelRange profile that I created earlier this year. This way I can show just what S-Log enables in the camera. All the clips in the video, except the last one, were recorded to the Gemini 4:4:4 recorder. The Gemini records in uncompressed DPX stacks so nothing was lost along the way. The last shot was S-Log out to a PIX240 recorder in ProRes422 HQ, this was enabled with the new F3 1.31 firmware from Sony. I graded all of the shots in DaVinci Resolve Lite. The difference between S-Log and my range profile can be slight at times, but pay close attention to highlight areas, especially the skin highlights. Thanks to Isaac Kiener from sales for helping out. Stay tuned for the last part of the series on look up tables in the camera.

To learn more about the F3, S-Log, and LUTs make sure to check out our F3 Training Class in NY and LA: training.abelcine.com/sony-pmw-f3-two-day-workshop/

60 Minutes with the Canon C300

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I was at InFocus last week and Canon was kind enough to let us take out the C300 for an hour and shoot around South Charleston, SC.

I wanted to see how the camera felt on the Glidecam 4000HD handheld with various lenses. We used Canon L – 14mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.

We also used the Kessler Stealth slider with the Manfrotto 755CX3 tripod and 701 head. This is a super small setup, it’s nice to know you can still use such a big camera on it. At one point we had the 300mm on this setup.

I did some light coloring on the edit with FCP and Magic bullet, but not much.

The last two shots were at the highest ISOs, one at 4000, and the other at 12,400. On the final glidecam shot we were on the 85mm and at f5.6 so I would have enough focal plane to keep the actor in focus. It’s pretty awesome this was lit with the street light and stopped down to 5.6 and still doesn’t have too much grain.

Kameratest – Arri Alexa, Sony FS100, Panasonic AG-AF101, Canon EOS 5D Mk II

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Camera test featuring:
Arri Alexa
Sony FS100
Panasonic AG-AF101
Canon 5D MKII

Canon Powershot G1 X Video Footage

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DP Review has posted some video footage from the new larger sensor Canon Powershot G1X.

Sony 11-16mm T3 PL and 18-252mm Sony F3 Lens Review

This is a lens review of the new Sony 11-16mm T3 PL zoom and Sony 18-252mm zoom lenses.

This was all done in 3 hours yesterday afternoon in Tokyo. I was lucky enough to get Sony Japan (through System 5) to lend me these lenses to test. I do not have any commercial arrangement with Sony or System 5 and nor do I receive any of these products for free. If I want them I have to buy them like everyone else.

I’m not normally in front of the camera so please excuse the rambling and mistakes that are made.

This is more of a review than a test. There are no charts, just me using the lenses for a few hours to get a general feel for them and to help me evaluate what I liked and didn’t like about them.
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Using the C300 to create believable pictures – Late Night Chatter with Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui – part 2

In the second part of the “late night camera geek chat” the guys (Drew Gardner, Rodney Charters and Lan Bui) get a little more drunk and talk a little more about the C300 and what it’ll be good for.