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Now Available: Angenieux 24-290mm T2.8 OPTIMO Zoom Lens

Moving Picture is proud to announce a new addition to our inventory! The Angenieux 24-290mm T2.8 Optimo zoom lens was designed for use with film cameras but has recently become a go-to lens for the digital cinema industry. Having added two Sony PMW-F3 cameras to our shelves recently, the 24-290 Optimo arrived not a moment too soon. A perfect companion with the Super 35mm CMOS F3 sensor, the 24-290 Optimo produces stunning image quality and a cinematic depth of field. Paired with the appropriate camera support (baseplate, rods, mattebox, follow focus, zoom control, filters), the 24-290 Optimo is an absolute workhorse on high-end commercial productions, feature films, and television shows. Call us today for your quote! Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI Mini Converter

Blackmagic Design’s HDMI to SDI Mini Converter makes HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) workflow easier than ever.  Popular DSLR cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D feature HDMI ports that allow for seamless integration with the latest audio/video devices.  This relatively new digital alternative to analog connections has added to camera versatility but also limited options for video playback.  The Blackmagic HDMI to SDI converter widens the possibilities for DSLR cameras, creating SDI outputs from an HDMI source.  This gives DSLR users the opportunity to connect to SD-SDI equipment without any headaches. The Blackmagic HDMI to SDI Mini Converter fits easily on top of a camera with the hot shoe adapter.  Moreover, you can also Velcro the Mini Converter to a Zacuto or Redrock Rig when full mobility is needed. The beauty of converting HDMI with the Blackmagic Mini Converter is that the only cable coming from camera is HD-SDI.  This allows for a full video assist setup that features Panasonic BT-LH1700 17” LCD monitors, among others, integrated seamlessly into a DSLR workflow.  A package like this is perfect if you have a client (advertising agency, perhaps) who needs to see what’s being shot. In order to add mobility and function to the Blackmagic converter, we include with every rental a Nebtek battery adapter that uses standard Sony L-Batteries.  This avoids all the issues that come with depending on an AC power source when in the field.  The Blackmagic HDMI to SDI Mini Converter is available for rent with Moving Picture, your answer for DSLR cameras and accessories! Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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The New ARRI ALEXA

ARRI’s newest digital camera, the ALEXA, is set to roll out this summer on a limited run.  Featured prominently at this year’s NAB Convention in Las Vegas, the ARRI ALEXA is already being touted as the next evolution in digital cinema. Utilizing their experience as industry leaders in film camera production, ARRI’s latest effort aims at maintaining this reputation on the digital front.  With an ARRI-made Super 35 format sensor, the ALEXA can shoot 1080P direct to the camera. SxS cards handle the onboard storage for the ALEXA, creating a seamless workflow from shooting to editing.  The ALEXA allows you to shoot full 1080P video, encoded down to the SxS cards in Final Cut Pro native codecs (ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444).  This means you can shoot a scene, pop the card into your computer and begin editing immediately without wasting a moment on conversion. Utilizing a Dual Gain Architecture (DGA) in its CMOS sensor, the ALEXA ensures the same wide exposure latitude across a range of sensitivity from EI 200 to EI 1600.  This generates low noise images with good detail in highlight and shadow areas.  Coupled with the versatility and dynamic range of 13.5 stops, the ALEXA captures a film-like aesthetic unlike any other digital camera. The ALEXA’s Exchangeable Lens Mount (ELM) system allows for the use of all 35mm PL mount lenses as well as Panavision, Canon or Nikon lenses.  Additionally, the ALEXA’s electronics system can easily be removed and replaced for future upgrades. With a great deal of buzz surrounding the ALEXA’s unique versatility and design, many are projecting that it will redefine the film industry’s expectations of competing gear such as the RED camera systems.  Designed for use across feature, television, commercial, documentary, and music video genres, the ALEXA will become available in late June, 2010.  Moving Picture plans on holding ALEXA training in the summer of 2010 in Miami, Florida.  Rent this revolutionary camera from Moving Picture this summer. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Florida Film Festivals

A producer’s job doesn’t end with the wrap party.  Keeping a finger on the pulse of the film festival circuit is an essential part of the process.  With the number of active festivals growing all the time, this can become extremely overwhelming.  For that reason, we’ve created a list of all the upcoming Florida film festival deadlines.  Good luck! _________________________________________ Global Peace Film Festival Orlando, Florida September 21-26, 2010 Regular Deadline: Passed Late Deadline: May 21 _________________________________________ Central Florida Film Festival Ocoee, Florida September 3-6, 2010 Regular Deadline: Passed Late Deadline: June 14 _________________________________________ Freakshow Horror Film Festival Orlando, Florida October 8-10, 2010 Regular Deadline: May 14 Late Deadline: August 13 _________________________________________ 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival Palm Bay, Florida July 9-10, 2010 Regular Deadline: Passed Late Deadline: May 15 _________________________________________ Jacksonville Film Festival Jacksonville, Florida October 13-17, 2010 Regular Deadline: May 31 Late Deadline: June 15 _________________________________________ Delray Beach Film Festival December 8-12, 2010 Earlybird Deadline: June 1 Regular Deadline: August 1 Late Deadline: October 15 _________________________________________ Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 22 – November 11, 2010 Earlybird Deadline: June 1 Regular Deadline: July 1 Late Deadline: August 1 _________________________________________ The Clearwater Film Festival September 29 – October 3, 2010 Regular Deadline: June 1 Late Deadline: August 1 _________________________________________ Independents’ Film Festival November, 2010 (Dates TBD) Regular Deadline: June 1 Late Deadline: N/A _________________________________________ Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival October 7-17, 2010 Regular Deadline: June 15 Late Deadline: August 1 _________________________________________ Miami Short Film Festival Miami, Florida November 13-20 Regular Deadline: Passed Late Deadline: June 30 Extended Deadline: August 30 _________________________________________ Naples International Film Festival November 4-7, 2010 Regular Deadline: July 1 Late Deadline: July 7 _________________________________________ Orlando Film Festival Orlando, Florida November 3-7, 2010 Earlybird Deadline: July 1 Regular Deadline: July 25 Late Deadline: August 2 Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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The ARRI M18 HMI

ARRI introduced its new ARRI M18, an 1800W SE HMI, at last year’s NAB convention in Las Vegas.  Having become available this past summer, the M18 has proven itself as a versatile and efficient lighting system.  With an average lamp life of 750 hours and a tagline as “the brightest HMI you can plug into the wall,” the M18 combines convenience with dependability. The M18 combines elements of PAR and Fresnel optics to spread an even beam of “TrueBlue” light that is adjustable from 20-60 degrees.  This lens-less system provides an intense and broadly focusable output without any need to reach for spreader lenses. The M18 is deceivingly small for the amount of power it packs.  At less than 25 pounds, the M18 is no bigger than a 1200W PAR yet it has a 70 percent higher light output.  Adding to the versatility is the newly designed EB 1200/1800 electronic ballast.  This allows for seamless switching between 1200W and 1800W functions, thus doubling the M18’s abilities without any cumbersome increase in size. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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