Had a complete blast at NAB this year. Was great seeing some new gear and meeting a lot of cool people.
I am very late in releasing this video, but better late then never!
I just got an email from Redrock Micro regarding the wireless follow focus system. Looks like its not dead and they have also been working on a motor which will be introduced before long. They are calling it the Redrock Torque Motor and it will be a fraction of the cost or other FF motors currently available.
So its been awhile since RedRock Micro announced their MicroEVF and Zacuto showcased their ideas for the Z-FinderEVF. Since then there have been some changes in specs, information, pricing, etc. The main changes being Zacuto adding mounting options, and Redrock adding a loupe through HDMI support (copycat?). Here are some videos from both manufacturers updating us on EVF info.
Zacutos EVF videos:
Redrock Micro EVF Updates and Info:
Robin Schmidt (also know as El Skid), recently posted a video and blog post showing off his “Beastmaster” rig. The rig is designed around two cameras. One 5D and a 7D. While this setup seems utterly absurd, there is logic and reason to the madness. Robin explains in his blog post:
“The kind of stuff we’re shooting involves some pretty crazy stunts, like walking down a busy high street wearing a bacon bikini etc. etc. and we really don’t want to hang around too long. Having the two cameras going at the same time means we don’t need to stick around for any longer than we need to. He does a lot of talking to camera and there’s usually a lot of cross-cutting.”
As you know DSLR Video Shooter is not a huge news outlet. Here you will mainly see tutorials, how-tos and reviews. But I though I would start posting bullet points for news items each week.
A lot of great stuff coming out of NAB this year. I just want to give a special Thank you to Matt Jeppsen and Kendal Miller from FreshDV for their killer coverage of NAB 2010. You can view all of their interviews and videos here. Be sure to also check out Cinema5D for NAB goodies, and DLSR News Shooter for more great coverage as well.
Here are just a few HDSLR picks from NAB 2010:
I recently listened to the latest episode of the RED Centre podcast, which if you have not subscribed to you should definately check it out, and I really enjoyed the interview section with Jason Wingrove and Shane Hurlbut of HurlbutVisuals. Shane goes over how he is using HDDSLRs to shoot cinema and his custom kits. He also goes over his philosophy behind the use of these DSLRs for filmmaking. And if you are a RED user or fan, hold onto your pants as shane takes a different view on how we look at these cameras as tools. This interview is a MUST LISTEN for anyone who is interested in taking DSLR filmmaking to a whole different level.
You can find the interview at 55:39 in RED Centre episode #056. Click here to listen to the episode, you can find all the episodes and subscribe to RED Centre here. Also be sure to check out this episode’s show notes so you can see Shane’s images from his work as well as photos of his custom kits and rigs.
Some of the show notes photos: