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The Shane Hurlbut Letus Master Cinema Series

Shane Hurlbut, ASC – Letus Master Cinema Series Launch Video Blog Ethics Notice: Letus paid my expenses and invited me to the Los Angeles Launch Party so that I could document the event for my blog. I am not being compensated for the shooting, editing or writing of this blog. I was sent home with […]

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Adobe Warp Stabilizer. A poor-man’s Cineflex?

I have been thinking about bailing on Final Cut Pro since the release of Final Cut Pro X, aka iMovie Pro. I was so upset with the new Final Cut software lacking key elements (such as legacy support of old projects) that I demanded my money back from Apple. I got my refund. Now, I […]

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Red Epic on the Road – First Impression Video Blog with R3D Epic Video File Downloads

Working with friend and first A.C. Nick Keating, I shot and edited a video blog that will help you better understand the Red Epic. I go through the menus, show basic operation and offer tips to save you time in the field and bring back stunning pictures. Shot on location in the New Hampshire White […]

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Updating the Firmware & Computer Controlling the AJA Ki Pro Deck

UPDATE 1/13/13: Version 3.1.0.42 firmware is now available. This blog post is not for everyone. If you own an AJA Ki Pro recorder or plan on buying one, I suggest reading this page. If you found this page because you are having trouble updating the firmware on your Ki Pro, you have come to the […]

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Kessler Basic Controller Video Blog and Tutorial

Are you looking to get into motion control timelapsing, but you have a tight budget? Do you want to add a simple and precise dolly move to your next short film? I have found the perfect solution! The Kessler Pocket Dolly Traveler, Basic Controller 2.0, 500 series ElektraDRIVE motor, motor mount kit, Manfrotto 701HDV fluid […]

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Kessler Shuttle Pod V2 Video Setup Tutorial

I have been using the Kessler Shuttle Pod for almost a year and it works very well as a portable dolly solution. I use the system to get dynamic camera moves either by sliding the carriage down the track by hand or under the power of the ElektraDRIVE motors. I shot a video blog on […]

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Getting ready for NAB 2011 – Vinten, Kessler, Zacuto, Rule, Letus Direct, Fastec Imaging, & Zylight

Once again I will be attending the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas this year. I will be working the Vinten booth like previous years April 11 to April 13th. I will also be working the Zacuto/Kessler Booth the morning of April 14th. Please swing by and chat tv/film with me if […]

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Exploring Abandoned Mine Tunnels in Arizona and Testing New Gear

First off, do not try what was attempted in this video blog above at home or away from home. Going into abandoned mine shafts, tunnels and other ruins is dangerous! It may be fun, but criminals, wild animals, dead wild animals, poisonous things, rock fall, Philip Bloom, explosive gasses, and other dangers/injury could lurk inside. […]

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GoPro Hero Car Driving Test – Interior and Exterior Using Suction Cup Mounts

I have been very happy with the ease of use and cheap price of the GoPro HERO 1080p point of view camera system. As a DP, these are vital to have in your kit. I own 4 of them! These tiny cameras have been used on CBS Survivor, Discovery’s Dirty Jobs, Mythbusters and countless other […]

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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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Uploading 3D Content to YouTube with Panasonic AG-3DA1 Footage

This is a 3D video on YouTube. Be sure to watch in HD and set the 3D tab on the player to match your viewing glasses. I recommend “Green/Magenta Optimized“. You can buy glasses here: Green/Magenta Anaglyph Plastic 3D Glasses Looking to rent this camera? Click here! After running some tests this past summer with […]

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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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