Cinevate News Archives

How to Shoot Motion Timelapse Without Batteries

Modo - Motion Timelapse System

Customers fuel innovation here at Cinevate, and our latest product is testament to that fact. We received feedback from many filmmakers, who asked for a simple and affordable motion timelapse solution. Say goodbye to cables, chargers, batteries, belts, and programming. … Continue reading

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How You Helped Make The New Duzi Slider

Cinevate Duzi Slider

The wildly popular Duzi Slider has been upgraded! We received invaluable feedback from the filmmaking community, suggesting a variety of ways to make their favorite camera slider even better. In this clip Cinevate CEO, Dennis Wood, walks us through the … Continue reading

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5 Ways the Duzi Slider Got Even Better

Cinevate Duzi Slider

Here’s what’s better about the new Duzi Slider… Upgraded lock secures the camera anywhere on the rails Now available in two lengths: 24 and 32 inches Compatible with Modo – motion timelapse system Load capacity of 120 lbs Integrated bubble … Continue reading

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3 Killer Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

Cinevate Axis Jib

We’re offering killer discounts on the super smooth Hedron Slider, the workhorse of compact jibs – the Axis Jib, and the Tenba travel case, which will fit your tripod and your slider. Hedron Slider Save $200! Hedron delivers the smoothest … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Mount the Duzi Slider

Duzi Slider

Here are 5 ways to mount the Duzi Slider. Some are easy as pie, while a couple of them may take a bit more experience

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3 Simple Ways to Travel with a Duzi Slider

Cinevate Duzi Slider

The Duzi Slider is the perfect travel companion for any filmmaker that wants to bring along a slider, but still travel light. Watch the video below to find out how

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The Slider That Gives You A Smoother Slide

Cinevate Hedron Slider Review

Filmmakers are faced with an overwhelming number of options when it comes to sliders these days. With almost too many to choose from, it can make it hard to find the one that suits your style, budget, and workflow best. … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Mount the Hedron Slider & Bloopers

Hedron Camera Slider

This is a brief video covering the many mounting options that are possible with the Hedron Slider Although the finished clip is only a minute long, this blooper reel shows why it took us a lot longer to shoot it … Continue reading

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Canon EOS C100 MKII Impressions

Canon EOS C100 MKII

Canon was kind enough to send us the new C100 MKII to test drive, so we took the opportunity to hook up with filmmaker Matt Popowich of Westfort Productions, and shoot this piece that showcases some of the new features … Continue reading

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Epic Mayan Hyperlapse

Epic Mayan Hyperlapse

Costal Productions recently traveled to Guatemala, and had an opportunity to shoot at several ancient Mayan sites. Shooting on just the Sony A7s, the Duzi Slider, and a tripod, they were able to capture some epic footage, including some very … Continue reading

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What is a Focus Lever, and Do You Need One?

Cinevate Focus Lever

Our filmmaking friend Todd Wolfe, in conjuction with FroKnowsPhoto.com, recently published a very educational and comprehensive review of the Cinevate Focus Lever. In the review Todd explains exactly what it is, and how it can be an extremely useful piece … Continue reading

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New GoPro Dolly & GoPro Slider Videos

GoPro Dolly + GoPro Slider

We recently shot a few very short clips demonstrating how to get some interesting dolly and slider type shots using your GoPro. You could also get these same shots using a wide variety of smartphones and small cameras on Morpheus. … Continue reading

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Our First 4K Footage with Morpheus!

GoPro HERO4 on Morpheus Stabilizer

The GoPro HERO4 (Black Edition) was added to our GoPro library this week. It weighs in a bit heavier than the 3+, which is good news in terms of the Morpheus Stabilizer. I did a quick walk around the shop … Continue reading

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National Geographic Filmmaker Weighs in on the Hedron Slider

John Benam with Hedron Slider

By John Benam (Benam Films, Inc.) The Cinevate sliders have always been exceptional. I remember working in the field with a colleague that brought a large Atlas Cinevate ball-bearing slider to the shoot. It was bulky but solid and really … Continue reading

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Smoooth Sale-ing During The Cinevate Slider Sale!

Cinevate Slider Sale

For the month of December we’re offering some great savings on our premium slider line, including the Hedron Slider and the Atlas 200 Slider. Hedron Camera Slider Hedron is a premium slider that delivers smooth slider shots, under extreme payloads, … Continue reading

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A Story Close to Their Hearts

Westfort Productions

The latest commercial from our friends at Westfort Productions, is an exceptional one. The clip absolutely nails several key elements of telling a story. The professional voice talent lends so well to the overall style. The types of shots, whether … Continue reading

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Hedron Slider is Gear of the Week on RAWtalk

FroKnowsPhoto.com | RAWtalk

The Hedron Slider is the Gear of the Week in the latest episode of RAWtalk! Be sure to check out the full story with more news and photos at FroKnowsPhoto.com.

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Canon VIXIA mini X Review

Canon VIXIA mini X Review

Our friends at Canon recently sent us the new VIXIA mini X. With built-in Wi-Fi and live streaming functionality, it makes it an interesting consideration for those shooting video for social media. It also works great when flying on the … Continue reading

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The Stories That Are Hardest to Hear…

Refugees in Northen Iraq

The stories that are hardest to hear, are often the hardest to tell, but have the greatest need to be told. A man by the name of Gary Dowd is telling these stories. Here is one of them… Northern Iraq … Continue reading

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Shipping Updates, a Photo, 4 Videos and More Weight Configs

Morpheus Stabilizer Update

For those of you who have yet to receive your Morpheus Stabilizer, I wanted to let you know that we’re expecting another 300 Morpheus units early next week. If that shipment arrives on time, we’ll have those units all packed … Continue reading

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New 30 Second TV Spot from Westfort Productions

Westfort Films 30 Second TV Spot

Westfort Productions‘ latest piece is a 30 second tv spot for Confederation College. It’s really well done, so I thought I’d share it as filmmaking inspiration The following is a list of the gear that they used on the shoot… … Continue reading

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Designing Your Visuals to Serve the Story

Garsc Ziemi

As a cinematographer it’s important to design a visual approach and aesthetic well before pressing the record button on set. After all, film is a visual medium and how you ‘show’ the story on screen has tremendous impact on the … Continue reading

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Testify! A Hedron Slider Testimonial

Hedron Slider Testimonial

In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing a story about the short film Garsc Ziemi, which is the passion project (7+ years in the making) from Imaginarium Studios. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime we’ll share this testimonial from … Continue reading

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Gear Love and Crowdfunding Advice for Your Indie Film

The Maltese Guinea Pig

Back in June we published a post about a short film called The Maltese Guinea Pig. At the time, Writer and Director, Luke Grandmont, was raising funds via his Indiegogo campaign. It should be noted that Luke used to work … Continue reading

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Graduating from Zoom-ins and Outs

Camera Movement

A zoom lens is incredibly practical when you are framing up a shot. It gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility to capture a variety of focal lengths from a fixed position. But how often have you actually seen a … Continue reading

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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

Hedron Camera Slider

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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