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Film industry news, product releases and giveaways from DSLR Video Shooter.

Metabones Finally Releases Canon Speedbooster for MFT Cameras

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After a very very long wait, we can finally get our hands on a Canon EF to MFT Speedbooster! This tool will allow you to not only use Canon EF lenses on your MFT camera, but also reduce crop by 0.71x and will allow you to use IS and change aperture. You can get the new Canon EF Lens to MFT Speed Booster on the Metabones website for $599.

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The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens is Finally Here

 

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The Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine lens has just been announced, and it is about time! We’ve had a full line of cine lenses available to us from Rokinon for quite some time, but we haven’t been given a fast 50mm from them until now. You can pre-order the new Rokinon 50mm T1.5 (f/1.4) Cine lens for $549 at B&H Photo Video with either a Canon, Nikon, Sony A/E or a MFT mount.

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The New DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

Ever since FREEFLY announced the Movi, manufacturers have been scrambling to make similar models at lower prices. One of the more popular knock offs was the CAME 5000 which can be had for around $1000. In the past few weeks though, DJI has announced they 3-axis gimbal system called Ronin. The DJI Ronin has a few new cool features that other 3-axis gimbal stabilizers don’t have.

Check out this video to learn more about the new $2,999 Ronin stabilizer from DJI:

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Super Slow Motion on a Budget

Joey Shanks sent me a video a couple weeks showing me how he rented a Casio EX-F1 for $100 and was able to get some pretty cool slow motion shots over the course of the week. While the resolution isn’t the best, you can still get some pretty great results. I think this footage would definitely work for a lot of documentaries where 300-1200FPS are needed. Check out Joey’s video to see some budget slow motion footage:

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Video: Custom Rigs Used by VICE Shooters

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Great video done by VICE DP’s Jake Burghart and Jerry Ricciotti showing us their custom rigs. While they use C300 cameras, a lot of this rigging could be applied to other cameras.

What do you think of their setup? What modifications have you made to your rig? Or do you stick to standard rig kits from manufacturers?

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Walimex Pro Cage: Great Alternative to the Wooden Camera Cage

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I love my Wooden Camera Quick Cage, but the cost of shooting with one is pretty steep. A complete WC cage setup that can be use with or without rods will set you back $839 (cage + extra plate for non-rod use) which is pretty painful.

Recently I discovered the Walimex Pro Cage which I’ll be reviewing in the upcoming weeks. In short, this is a killer, super strong, flexible alternative to the WC cage. For the same setup mentioned above, you’ll pay $608 or $399 for the cage without rod support. You could also pick up an entire shoulder rig system from Walimex Pro for $899 which is close to the price of the WC cage system. Oh, and you can also add on a ton of different accessories from Walimex Pro.

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A Week of Filmmaking Training in Scotland? Yes Please

I’ve followed and respected Jem Schofield’s C47 videos since he started them over 3 years ago. In just a few short weeks Jem is going to be running The Filmmakers Intensive in Scotland for a week. Yeah… Scotland… There you will have an opportunity to learn the craft of lighting and shooting for documentary as well as corporate and narrative filmmaking.

If you’re looking to really dive into film production and want to get your hands dirty, you can’t miss this opportunity. Check out the promo video and visit thefilmmakersintensive.com to learn more. The deadline is July 2014 at 18:00!

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Credit: TFMI website

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GH4 Review Teaser

Update:

Having trouble with my internet and Youtube, unfortunately the video will have to be posted tomorrow. Sorry guys.

Here is a teaser for my GH4 review. Come back tomorrow to see the full review. You won’t want to miss all the information about this incredible little camera.

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The RagLite: A New Way to Think About LED Lighting Systems

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I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I get A LOT of email. Some are questions, some are spam and then there is the promotional stuff. Everyone has something they’d like to see on the site so when I got another email about a kickstarter campaign my finger was hovering over the delete button, but I gave it a shot and watched the video about The RagLite.

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SEETEC EVF: $220 Budget Electronic View Finder

 

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Found this on Cinescopophilia the other day and thought I would share it with you guys. If you’re looking for an EVF solution, but can’t afford a Small HD DP4 EVF or Zacuto EVF, this might be a decent budget solution. The SEETEC EVF E-350 is an electronic view finder compatible with all cameras with an HDMI output including DSLR’s like the Canon 5d Mark II, 7D, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH2, Sony FS700, Red One, etc.

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Canon 40mm F2.8 STM Lens Only $150

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The Canon 40mm is the perfect budget Canon lens or backup lens. You can’t beat the price of this thing, and if you shoot with auto focus, that STM makes a big difference. Right now you can save $50 and get your 40mm at B&H Photo Video or Amazon for $150.

So if you’re looking to get an affordable Canon lens, or just need an extra lens for a second or third camera angle, this is a great buy.

Canon 40mm F2.8 STM ($150) at Amazon and B&H

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