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MPR’s NAB Show 2017 Gear Picks

MPR’s NAB Show 2017 Gear Picks

Dave Wells scoured the NAB Show 2017 floor for this year’s products of distinction.  He settled on Leica M3 lenses, Sigma primes and zooms, Zeiss CP 3’s, and more.  But on his way he just had to stop by Red Rock Canyon! Watch the video for more:   Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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The Arri Alexa Classic Camera Shoots Beautiful Films On A Budget

The Arri Alexa Classic Camera Shoots Beautiful Films On A Budget

The Arri Alexa classic camera is a 6 year old design but it’s a totally relevant digital cinema camera!  We’ve seen the used value of these cameras diminish dramatically over 2016.  All of us in the rental business are scratching our heads about this camera’s devaluation as its shot Academy Award winning feature films.  This camera has probably shot over 5,000 feature films and countless TV commercials.  The sensor is fundamentally the same as current Alexa cameras.  For example, one of the few differentiators between this camera and the Alexa plus is an extra BNC out.  Most noteworthy, the sensor is basically the same!   You can rent this camera at Moving Picture Rental for a lot less than you think.  Feature film prices for the Arri Alexa classic camera body currently are at $750 per week.  One of our Arri Alexa classic cameras recently shot the Nicolas Cage directed the feature film, Vengeance: “A Love Story”.  The bottom line is this — if you are not shooting Arri Raw, and you do not have a need for a smaller camera  ie. Arri Alexa Mini and you want the best sensor in the business for your next project, this Arri Alexa classic camera is a real rental value. Footage Shot With The Arri Alexa Classic Camera Check out this demo reel of feature films shot in 2015 with the Arri Alexa Classic Camera and Zeiss Cp.2 lens package.  “For Jacob” Angel of Death” “Shadows” “Candelight” Here from the archives is the Arri Alexa Classic showreel From NAB 2011. Link to the technical data on the Arri Alexa Classic. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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SmallHD HDR Monitors Now Available at MPR

SmallHD HDR Monitors Now Available at MPR

http://blog.movingpicture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SmallHD-HDR-Monitors_1.mp4 SmallHD‘s innovative HDR line of monitors come in 17, 24, and 32 sizes and are daylight view-able.  Since SmallHD constructs their monitors in billet aluminum they are virtually indestructible.  Watch this video for some great crash and smash examples! SmallHD knows that setting up location monitors can be a hassle — mounting them on a sensible stands takes tons of velcro and machined custom parts.  So, SmallHD developed a system called RapidRail, making wireless setups particularly easy. We’ve been waiting for the design and durability of these SmallHD HDR Monitors!  For more information or to rent the SmallHD’s HDR monitor line visit us at MovingPicture.com. https://movingpicture.com/inventory/mp_product/smallhd-1703-hdr-17-production-monitor/ Thanks to Production Hub for the video production. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Best of NAB – Nokia’s VR OZO Camera

Best of NAB – Nokia’s VR OZO Camera

One product that was totally new this year at NAB — VR Cameras.  The Nokia OZO had by far the best integration for a camera you can purchase for a whopping 60 Grand! Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Sharks Beware! We Now Carry Gates Underwater Housing Products

It’s been a big month for us with Gates Underwater Products.  First, we were sent this awesome frame grab of Great White in action by our colleague Mark Reid, Underwater DOP, with our Gates Underwater Products Deep Dragon Housing. Shot in Guadalupe last month. ‪ Next, we attended Gates Deep Dragon underwater housing event at Red Digital Cinema Camera Company with legendary Underwater DP Andy Cassagrande.  It was nice bumping into Mike McGowan, DP, who is also certified to shoot with this awesome tool! See Andy’s work and bold story here. We also had Underwater Director of Photography, Alex Jaramillo prep the Gates Deep Dragon housing this past week at Moving Picture Rental for a shoot in South Florida. Hopefully no Great Whites will join the party!! The Gates DEEP DRAGON Digital Cinema Housing is designed for Red Digital Cinema’s EPIC DRAGON camera — with 6K lines of resolution, more than 16 stops of dynamic range and native 2000 ISO — DEEP DRAGON offers exceptional handling of challenging underwater lighting conditions. Based on Gates sibling DEEP EPIC, new accessories are added to the DEEP DRAGON kit including collapsing Tripod Legs; Light Bar for mounting ULCS, TLC or other light arms; and Shade Extensions for the RED PRO External Monitor housing. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Congrats Gil Green, Judd Allison, 305 Films & Artists and Derelicts for Post Magazine cover

Congrats to good friends and colleagues Gil Green, Judd Allison, 305 Films and Artists and Derelicts who made the cover of Post Magazine.  Pitbull featuring Chris Brown music video “Fun” directed by Gil Green. Director of Photography Tom Marvel.  Shot on an Arri Alexa.  Moving Picture’s manpower and gear were there!! Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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