EVF Updates

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:

(Video Cred: Cinema5D, Zacuto)

Robin Schmidt’s Two Camera Redrock “Beastmaster” Rig

What the…

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.”

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HDSLR Coverage from NAB 2010

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:

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Hurlbut Interview: A Must Listen

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:

Some of Shane's Custom kit (Photo Credit RED Centre)

Shane's "Man Cam" rig and Ziess glass (Photo Credit RED Centre)

Point of View rig (Photo Credit RED Centre)