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Supporting (H)DSLRs

CamSupport_Zacuto_Cross_Fire_Photo_Credit_ZacutoIn keeping with Moore’s law, HD cameras have been getting smaller, better and cheaper at an accelerating rate. Nowhere has this been more apparent than with the blast of interest in DSLR still cameras for HD video acquisition. This sudden change on the camera scene has challenged designers and manufacturers of video support equipment to retool quickly, and it has catapulted some designers and producers of this gear to center stage, giving them a pivotal role in many new acquisition purchases.

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Tiffen Releases New Steadicam Zephyr

Tiffen Releases New Steadicam Zephyr

The Tiffen Company, manufacturer of photographic accessories used in almost every major movie and TV production around the world, announced the release of the new Steadicam Zephyr, a versatile and essential tool for camera stabilization needs.

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Steadicam’s New Scout for Video and Film Production

Steadicam’s New Scout for Video and Film Production

The Tiffen Company, the Long Island-based manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, motion picture and broadcast markets, recently introduced the new Steadicam Scout.

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Canon HJ15 Lens Conquers Pikes Peak

Canon HJ15 Lens Conquers Pikes Peak


Canon’s HJ15ex8.5B lens, the world’s first portable HD zoom lens with built-in Optical Image stabilization, was recently used to shoot the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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Camera Companions

In recent years, the proliferation of new digital cameras has focused attention on resolution, workflow and image quality. While the RED, Vision Research Phantom, ARRI ALEXA and Canon 7D Mark II cameras all have their fans and uses, the advent of 3D stereoscopic moviemaking has upped the ante as filmmakers struggle to find the perfect cameras for the left/right-eye pair. Camera accessories — everything from lenses to 3D rigs — are the crucial gear components needed to support chosen cameras, and they can make the difference between a problem-plagued production and smooth sailing.

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