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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The good folks over at Canon Watch have recently posted an article about the 5D Mark IV possibly featuring 4K video. I find the prospect of this intriguing, however, I remain skeptical until more information is officially announced by Canon … Continue reading

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Hedron Camera Slider Review

Hedron Slider Review

Our friend Alan Auld, of Imagine Photo Cinema, recently produced this video critiquing his Hedron Slider. Have a watch to find out what Alan liked, and didn’t like, about the slider. You can also watch the video, and read Alan’s … Continue reading

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Morpheus Stabilizer Update – Sooo close!

Morpheus Stabilizer

Here is the latest update from our Morpheus Stabilizer Kickstarter project, as originally written and posted by Cinevate owner, Dennis Wood. A very exciting day here. The modified top arch and wobble wheel mount bits arrived today. You’ll see the … Continue reading

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The Maltese Guinea Pig

The Maltese Guinea Pig

Cinevate alumnus Luke Grandmont, who you may recognize from our Ask Cinevate series, stopped by the office recently to let us know about his latest project, a short film titled, The Maltese Guinea Pig. The film is a story of … Continue reading

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The Hedron Camera Slider – For the Storyteller

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Filmmakers are storytellers, and how they choose to tell a story is conceived as a unique vision. In realizing this vision, creativity and innovation abound. Over the years Cinevate has been blessed to know many of you in the filmmaking … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A 10 GbE Newbie – Part 6: Breaking the 10GB Data Barrier

10GB Networking

Breaking the 750 MB/s barrier In parts 1 through 5 of this series, we discussed 10GbE networking basics, built up a software toolkit, reviewed 10GbE NAS performance, discussed why you should consider a NAS, and took a close look at … Continue reading

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Where To Get Cinevate Gear

Certified Cinevate Resellers Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to partner with companies that are as passionate about filmmaking and helping customers, as we are here at Cinevate. Below you will find a list of select certified Cinevate resellers. … Continue reading

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Filming The Mysterious 7th Continent

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In this edition of the Cinevate Customer Showcase, we have the pleasure of introducing Rhonda and Tony Wannamaker csc, and share with you their journey to the 7th continent. Rhonda and Tony Wannamaker csc are a husband and wife film … Continue reading

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Corporate Shoot Uses Drone to Capture Impossible Jib Shots

Cinevate Customer Showcase

Long time customer and friend of Cinevate, Clint Regehr of CERVIDEO, is featured in this edition of the Cinevate Customer Showcase. Clint, like many of Cinevate’s customers, makes his living as a filmmaker shooting corporate commercial projects. Clint’s most recent … Continue reading

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8 Hours That Will Make You A Better Filmmaker

Event Cinema Workshop

Cinevate friends and filmmakers Joe Simon and Kevin Shahinian present an all new full-day Event Cinema Workshop open to professional and aspiring event filmmakers of all skill levels at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on Sunday, March 2, … Continue reading

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Telegram from Sri Lanka – A Visual ‘Trip’

Cinevate Customer Showcase

A huge perk here at Cinevate is getting to watch all the amazing stories unfold through our customers’ videos. These stories not only entertain and educate us, they inspire us to be more creative, more honest, and more constructive in … Continue reading

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New Rails Kit For The Morpheus Stabilizer

New Rails Kit for the Morpheus Stabilizer

Since successfully reaching our Kickstarter goal back in December, we’ve had some of you suggest that we’re long overdue for an update on the status of the Morpheus Stabilizer for GoPro, smartphone and small cameras – and we agree. Our … Continue reading

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Commercial Shoot With Canon EOS 1D C

Canon EOS 1D C

Whether you’re certain that 4k video is the next essential format, or that it’s a technology that’s pre-maturely ahead of the supporting output devices, there are filmmakers and photographers that are embracing it. The Canon EOS 1D C is a … Continue reading

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Duzi Slider Reviewed in -45 Degrees

Duzi Camera Slider in -45 Degrees

Our local filmmaking friend Matt Popowich, of Westfort Films, recently had the opportunity to take the Duzi Camera Slider with him on a shoot up north to Fort Severn. For those of you unfamiliar with Fort Severn, it’s the most … Continue reading

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Amazing Production Value…From Just An iPhone?

Morpheus Stabilizer

As part of our Morpheus Kickstarter campaign, Dan (our media man) and I decided to capture the installation of an Elua water filter system, here at Cinevate. The challenge was to shoot it in just a few hours, with no … Continue reading

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New Website Makes Renting Gear Even Easier

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As a company who’s job it is to get gear into the hands of the filmmakers that need it, we’re aware of the countless challenges that can arise when you complicate that process with shoot schedules and travelling. It’s that … Continue reading

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Cinevate Duzi Slider Review

Cinevate Duzi Slider Review

The immediate popularity of the Cinevate Duzi Camera Slider has been overwhelming. We’re encouraged daily by the feedback received from customers, reinforcing what we hoped Duzi would be – a lightweight, easy to use and affordable camera slider. Along with … Continue reading

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – 1 Minute Review

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review

Since it’s debut during NAB 2013, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has garnered a lot of attention. This attention is mainly due to the impressive feature set that Blackmagic Design has successfully crammed in to an extremely compact camera body … Continue reading

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NAB Final Day – DVXuser Video Tour, a Vine and Goodbyes

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The last day of NAB 2013 is upon us. It’s been an absolute blast and we’re really not looking forward to saying goodbye to everyone but, we do realize there’s always next year. Today we’ve got a host of clips … Continue reading

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NAB Day 3 – Moco Video Demo, OmniHead on Axis and FreshDV Visits

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With day 3 of NAB almost under our belt, we struggle to remember all the new products we’ve seen and the names of all the great people we’ve met – thankfully there are business cards and scanners for that. Two … Continue reading

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NAB Day 2 – The 6 Second Tour, Gear Galore and Goodbye DitoGear

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In the blink of an eye we’ve already reached the halfway point of NAB 2013. Day 2 of the show consisted of more great people and more amazing gear . For those of you not able to make it to … Continue reading

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NAB Day 1 – David Copperfield, New Gear and a Dune Buggy

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Day 1 at NAB 2013 brought with it a multitude of visitors, new Cinevate gear and some inspiring Axis Jib configurations compliments of our friends at DitoGear. Here you can see Patryk of DitoGear operating the multi-axes OmniHead on the … Continue reading

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Cinevate NAB Sale! Great Savings on Sliders and more…

Cinevate NAB 2013 Sale

We’re anxiously awaiting the start of NAB 2013 and looking forward to seeing all our old (and new) friends, not to mention we’re excited to play with all the latest and greatest gear on the planet. This year you’ll find … Continue reading

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Indie Short Seeks Funding After Robbery

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Our good friends at Imaginarium Studio are currently looking to overcome the common challenge of funding an indie film. That challenge was compounded when their studio was broken into and three cameras, including a Red Scarlet with lens kit and … Continue reading

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NAB 2012

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NAB 2012 is here and in the blink of an eye we’re already into day 3 *exhale*. In standard NAB fashion there is a plethora of cool events happening, new products launching and amazing people stopping by the booth. In … Continue reading

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Introducing Trawly – Compact Camera Dolly

Trawley - Compact Camera Dolly

Introducing Trawly – A compact, lightweight and versatile camera dolly. By adding wheels to our universal Simplis base plate, we add an entirely new dimension in functionality. With Trawly, it’s easy to adjust the legs and wheels to pull off … Continue reading

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Canon EOS C300 Behind the Scene Pics

Canon EOS C300 Behind the Scenes

We recently posted the Canon EOS C300 Short Film – Out of Tunes. The director, Sébastien Devaux, just shared these behind the scenes photos from the production that we thought we’d share with you. Enjoy! These photos were taken by … Continue reading

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Canon EOS C300 Short Film – Out of Tunes

Canon EOS C300 Short - Out of Tunes

Our friend Sébastien Devaud of Bigsensors & Films recently shared this very interesting short film that he shot for Canon Europe using the Canon EOS C300. Sébastien had the following to say about the shoot (excerpt from his vimeo post): … Continue reading

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Canon EOS C300 Teaser

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Tracking Shots Ep.4 – The High-Speed Human Dolly

Tracking Shots Ep.4

In this episode of Tracking Shots we introduce you to the team from Loaded Boards. Spoiler Alert: They are all crazy!!! You’ll better appreciate this statement at the :48, 1:24 and 1:32 mark of this clip, where you’ll witness the … Continue reading

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