J-Rod – J-Cube

The J-Cube with accessories mounted on a Canon 5D MkII  

The J-Cube

What we love about the HDSLR world is how people come up with a very niche products to solve a specific problem then build a small business around it.…

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New Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware release (2.1.2)

Recently Canon update Firmware Version to 2.1.2 Canon EOS 5D Mark II The only thing that new firmware does is optimization of performance with UDMA Mode 7 CF cards (new CF cards released in February 2012 or later)
You can download it here.…

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Free FCPX plugin: ShrinkRay X

Want to create a convincing tilt-shift miniature effect for your video but don’t have the budget for a TS-E lens? Fear not, our friends at Crumple Pop have the solution: the ShrinkRay X plugin! Super easy to use, it gives a result as convincing as what you can get with post-production miniature effect.…

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Who is FCPX target market?

It is us! While we read about pros complaining about FCPX all over the place, everything I have read (and personally tested) about FCPX pleases me. Call it Apple biggest mistake if you want but they built this app for people like us.…

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First wedding of the season

Last weekend, I shot my first wedding of the season with my friend Robert Cato (see below). This gig had me play with a few new pieces of gear, like using a monopod instead of a shoulder rig (more on this in the next post) but what I wanted to talk about is the newest genius idea Robert had: hiring an assistant for the day!…

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Zeiss quality on the cheap: Baby Primes!

Just receive this press release from about their new product.

My career of digital cinematographer started long time ago (1983) and my first ambition was to have serious and creative optics on my analog video cameras. I convert so many lens to work with Betacam’s SP in tha way I was working before with my Bolexs and Arriflexs.

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Technicolor released the Color compatible LUT file

Thanks again to my friend Robert Cato for pointing to me that Technicolor has added an Apple Color compatible LUT file for their S-Curve LUT. It means you no longer have to use the LUT buddy plugin. It makes using Technicolor picture style even easier which adds another reason why you should be shooting with it!…

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