Adorama has its Flashpoint All-Inclusive Cinema Bundle on sale for $499.95 through January 25, 2013. The bundle, which is built for turning an HDSLR into a full-fledged cinema rig, is normally available for $599.95, which is a deal in itself given that the shoulder rig, matte box and follow focus would cost over $850 if purchased separately. You can find the Flashpoint Cinema Bundle here at Adorama.
The Canon C100 was used to shoot the docu-short PULSE, which profiles the making of the BioBeats app, a new technology that utilizes cameras to generate custom music based on a human heart rate. The short was directed by Patrick Moreau of stillmotion. Aside from showing off the footage of the C100, it’s a well-told story that’s worth a few minutes of your time.
Check it out below.
RED has announced the Epic-M Monochrome cinema camera, a black & white camera that runs $42,000 for the body only. [click to continue…]
Side By Side is a documentary about the current transition from film to digital filmmaking. It’s a documentary for camera geeks. Check out the trailer above and the official synopsis below.
Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in SIDE BY SIDE. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.
[Tribeca via PetaPixel]
The Rokinon 35mm T.15 version of the recently-covered Samyang cine lenses are now in stock at B&H Photo for Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha mounts. All versions currently run $549 and feature a geared focus and aperture control ring.
Check them all out here at B&H.
Switronix finally got around to taking the wraps off of its previously teased Powerbase for the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The PB70-BMCC is a 70wh 14.8v lithium-ion battery pack that nearly quadruples the runtime of the BMCC’s built-in 90 minute battery. [click to continue…]