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Sony PMW-F55 High Frame Rate (HFR) 240 FPS Test

When I bought my Sony PMW-F55 from Rule.com I knew it was going to be an amazing camera. I was looking at replacing my Red One MX digital cinema camera and needed a similar style large sensor camera that would compliment my Sony PDW-F800. I needed a digital cinema/broadcast television camera hybrid. My Red One […]

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Downloadable TV/Cine Formats – Red, XDCAM, GoPro, DSLR, Raw – “The Goldfish Test”

UPDATE 12/07/12 I am now hosting all file downloads on my website with DROPBOX. This free service (2GB) offers links to provide clients or the general public an easy way to download files. The person on the downloading end no longer needs a DROPBOX account. If you want an account to share your work using […]

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Monster Hunter – Short Film Shot on Sony PMW-F3 with S-Log

The Monster Hunter Short Film Behind the Scenes of Monster Hunter Video Blog Making movies. I’m sure all who read this blog loved doing it when they were kids. No script, just a crazy idea and a bunch of insane imaginations. Grab a camera and start shooting. No lighting, bad acting, horrible shot sequencing, crash […]

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Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex

Violating the laws of nature. Playing God. Capturing stuff we are not supposed to see. Potentially opening up a wormhole in the fabric of time. These are a few of the things I think about while shooting with a Phantom High Speed Digital Cinema camera. The above video is a bunch of test footage I […]

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Panasonic AG-3DA1 3D Video Camera and the Future of 3DTV (3D files for download)

Looking to buy some cheap 3D glasses to view this footage? Click on these! Red / Cyan Anaglyph Plastic 3D Glasses (for use with this video blog) Magenta / Green Anaglyph Plastic 3D Glasses 1/29/11 IMPORTANT NOTE: It has been brought to my attention that the “Tim Dashwood Final Cut Levels Filter” method I posted […]

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Vinten Vision Blue Tripod System Review

I am a tripod snob and I am very picky with fluid pan heads. The tripod pan and tilt head is the most important part of the camera chain, in my opinion. If I put it all together in order of importance I would say, one tripod, two camera, three lens, and four viewfinder. Of […]

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The Phantom HD GOLD High Speed Camera – Video Blog & Download Footage

UPDATE: 1/7/11 I have a Phantom v640 .cine raw file at the bottom of this blog for download. This file was shot on a Phantom that was not working properly until a firmware patch was applied. You will notice a large “plume” in the center of the frame. This file is for demonstration and testing […]

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Fastec Imaging High Speed Fun – Lacrosse Test 718 Frames Per Second Hi Speed Camera Test

I am having a lot of fun up in New Hampshire testing out a high speed camera. The camera is not very easy to shoot with, no viewfinder, very shallow depth of field and requires a lot of light. Plus, you must have a laptop connected to it at all times! But I love a […]

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The Long Journey (of a slug)

I am back home in Boston after an epic nine day adventure in the Pacific Northwest and in Whistler BC Canada. Over the next few weeks, I will be releasing a few short films I shot while on my vacation. This is the first installment. It has been way too long since I have shot […]

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Kessler Oracle, ElektraDRIVE & CineSlider Motion Control Time Lapse Video Blog

ETHICS STATEMENT: I was given this system to test. I have used it on jobs and do not want to give it back. I hope Eric Kessler lets me keep this system or will sell it to me as used…haha! That being said, I feel it important to be honest and tell my readers this […]

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Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse Teaser – Oracle, Elektra Drive, CineSlider

I have been testing the Kessler Motion Controlled Timelapse dolly system for the last few days and I am very impressed with the results. The system is very easy to move around, is built well and comes in at a low price point. For the first time, you can achieve Ron Fricke and Tom Lowe […]

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Shooting Bruins Hockey with High Speed NAC Memrecam at 300 Frames Per Second

First of all, sorry for the quality of the blog pictures! I had to use my Blackberry. I was not ready to take photos for my website at the Bruins a few days ago. I was also not ready for the news that I would be experimenting with a $400,000.00 camera system! I thought I […]

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