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In Wake of Train Accident, Campaign Launched for On-Set Safety ‘Watchdog’

The death of a 27-year old Camera Assistant Sarah Jones due ton on set train accident is putting a spot light on set safety – a reminder that although we suffer for art, there is no reason for unsafe practices. A petition campaign has been launched to include Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant killed in last week's train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider,” in the In Memoriam segment on Sunday's Oscarcast. “Only 27 years old, her promising life was cut short when she was struck by a train working on a dangerous set,” the petition reads. “Crew members are the unsung...

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Bellami HD-1 Full HD Digital 8mm Interchangeable Lens Video Camera Coming:

Take it in… Digest… Respond: Bellami HD-1 Full HD digital 8mm interchangeable C-Mount lens video camera from Superheadz.Tokoyo....See it on Scoop.it, via Cinescopophilia ...read more

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Look: Cooke Anamorphic 40 mm

Prototype Cooke Anamorphic 40 mm at T2.8. Photo by Jon Fauer of Cooke Optics Chairman Les Zellan taken at Micro Salon on Sony A7R with MTF PL to E-mount adapter. The beard is sharp, the skin tones are smooth, and there... ...read more

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Canon Announces Dual Pixel AF for C300 & New RC-V100 Remote

Today, Canon announced an optional update for the C300 that will add support for the Dual Pixel Autofocus function. This update was also introduced for the C100 in November. As with the C100 and 70D, the Dual Pixel AF on the C300 allows continuous autofocus that is twice as fast as the current one-shot AF mode. It will track subjects in the center of the frame, allowing for more natural-looking pans and ensuring that subjects remain in focus even when moving, which is great for anyone doing doc or run-and-gun work. The system also allows you to lock on to a single focus point so that you can recompose...

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Canon C300 AF Upgrade

First Canon introduced CMOS dual pixel phase-detection autofocus on its EOS 70D Digital SLR camera. Then it was announced as an upgrade for the C100. Now, continuous autofocus will be available as an upgrade on the EOS C300 with Canon autofocus... ...read more

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How Build Your Own Wireless Monitor

Samandniko demonstrate how to build a relatively inexpensive Wireless Monitor that can transmit between 30-60 feet. ...read more

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