Stillmotion’s Storytelling Challenge Winners

Stillmotion's Storytelling Challenge Winners

Last month was the start of Vimeo and Stillmotion’s partnership to create exclusive content for the Vimeo Video School. Stillmotion created 4 lessons on the art of storytelling, revealing some of their amazing production secrets (hint: planning is key) which … Continue reading

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Canon 5D Mk III Firmware + RAW via Magic Lantern

Canon 5D Mk III RAW via Magic Lantern

Having announced the 5D Mk III firmware update sometime ago, Canon shooters have been eagerly awaiting the official release to enable clean HDMI out on their Mk IIIs. Well, that day has come and shooters can now send a clean … Continue reading

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Over (some) Hills and Through the Woods

Over (some) Hills and Through the Woods

Our latest Customer Showcase comes courtesy of Chris and Aleksandra of Chrilleks. The showcase piece highlights Downhill Rider Tyler Pratt soaring through the woods on some bumpy terrain. Keep an eye out for some slick and sneaky hidden cuts throughout, … Continue reading

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Filmmaking in the Swiss Alps

Customer Showcase Swiss Alps Trail Running

Our Customer Showcase returns at great heights with a solid pair of videos and BTS goodies from Mark MeInykowycz. Mark and his DP, Matthew Anderson headed up Mount Santis in the Swiss Alps to shoot a trail running piece. They … Continue reading

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APA 2nd Annual Short Video Contest

APA Short Video Contest

The American Photographic Artists present their 2nd Annual Short Video Contest. Last year we took part in their 1st video contest, viewing dozens of entries and selecting winners within our assigned categories (which of course, won sweet Cinevate prizes like … Continue reading

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Crane on Crane Action

Crane on Crane Action

Bill Frakes and Laura Heald of Straw Hat Visuals are no strangers to the Cinevate blog. As you may know, Bill is an award winning photographer whose work has appeared in notable publications, including Sport Illustrated, National Geographic and Time … Continue reading

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WPPI 2013 Film – Teaser Trailer

WPPI 2013 Film Teaser Trailer

For our photog friends, the annual Vegas WPPI event at the MGM is well known as the largest photography expo in the US and one of the must-attend shows. This year’s event was documented under the direction of Sion Michel, … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytelling (the Stillmotion Way)

The Art of Storytelling (the Stillmotion Way)

If you’re familiar with our blog then you’ve likely noticed a recent preference for educational content. Such is the case today as Vimeo has released the latest lesson in their Video School series. The gang at Stillmotion (who, at this … 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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Short Film Aims to Promote Clean Water Awareness

Short Film Aims to Promote Clean Water Awareness

It is becoming more and more apparent every day that we are slowly but surely running out of clean drinking water. It’s an easy fact to ignore, since most of have access to clean, filtered water from a tap or … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails – Nikon’s Moving Pictures

Riding the Rails - Nikon's Moving Pictures

Whether you shoot Nikon, Canon or another brand, there will always be something new to learn. The tools may change (and they often do) but the fundamentals tend to stay the same. Luckily, the amount of resources online are steadily … Continue reading

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Masterclass DSLR Workshops – April 25 & 26th – California

Masterclass DSLR Workshop - April 11 & 12

*Update: The Workshop dates have been changed to April 25th & April 26th If you’re going to be on the West coast (or at NAB in a few weeks) there’s a workshop taking place that is practically a stone-throw away. … 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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Gulf Photo Plus 2013 Workshops

Gulf Photo Plus 2013 Workshops

Tradeshows are back in season and well underway for 2013. Gulf Photo Plus is quickly approaching and they’re offering a slew of workshops from seasoned photographers including some of our pals like Joe McNally and Eduardo Angel. Eduardo helped us … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Sci-Fi Film Worth Watching

Kickstarter Sci-Fi Film Worth Watching

There is no question that crowd sourcing has become a viable way to get funding for a multitude of projects these days. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the major sites for this and they’ve helped bring life to many products. Within … Continue reading

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Win an Axis Jib (and other great prizes!)

Win an Axis Jib (and other great prizes!)

That’s right! We’re giving away one of our brand new Axis Jibs! Well, technically we’re not giving it away, but rather our pals over at Borrowlenses are. They’re running a huge promotion to celebrate their new east coast expansion by … Continue reading

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Watch Ask Cinevate – Axis Jib

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We wanted to kick off 2013 with a bang and it feels like we’re off to a good start. January brought the launch of two big products, the Moco Motion Control Slider Kits and our new Axis Jib. You may … Continue reading

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Moco Blog #1 – Technical Overview

Moco Blog #1 - Technical Overview

With our new Moco Motion Control Add-on kits available we have lots to talk about and plenty of questions to answer. Luckily for us we have help from a couple of seasoned timelapse and motion control shooters. In this case, … Continue reading

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Cinevate Moco – Motorized Slider + Timelapse Slider + Stop Motion Slider

Moco - Cinevate Motion Control Sliders

Moco is finally here! We are happy to bring motion control to our entire family of camera sliders. Moco is a sophisticated system that gives experienced shooters and timelapse rookies (like myself) the ability to perform advanced camera movements across … Continue reading

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Event Cinema Workshop in Las Vegas

Event Cinema Workshop in Las Vegas

Update February 21st, 2013: Kevin just informed us that the March 11th workshop has sold out! Fret not – due to demand they’ve added a 2nd workshop on Sunday, March 10th. Head over to the ECW page to register while … Continue reading

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Midway State’s RED Scarlet shot Music Video

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Earlier this year our pal Konrad Czystowski approached us for a few of our filmmaking gadgets to help in the filming of a music video for Canadian band, The Midway State. The video has played on Canadian music station MuchMusic … Continue reading

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Canon 1D C & Motion Image Photography

Canon 1D C & Motion Image Photography

Motion Image Photography. This isn’t really a new concept for us. We’ve seen lots of images and posts and comments on pulling still images from 4K video in the past, especially as the RED cameras starting offering these resolutions. What’s … Continue reading

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Watch the New Axis Jib Video

Watch our new Axis Jib in Action

Our much talked about, highly anticipated Axis Jib is finally here! We started teasing the Jib prototype back at NAB 2012 and after much testing and a few modifications you can now get one for yourself. Have a gander at … Continue reading

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Stillmotion’s Canon C100 Film ‘Pulse’ with Behind-the-Scenes

Stillmotion’s Canon C100 Film ‘Pulse’ with Behind-the-Scenes

Having just finished up their huge North American KNOW Tour, you’d think that Stillmotion crew would be resting up for the holidays, yet here they are with a brand new video filmed on Canon’s C100. Shot over 11 days in … Continue reading

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Canon 6D Beta Footage

Canon EOS 6D beta footage

Canon’s EOS 6D is here. In case you forgot, the Canon 6D is their latest full-frame sensor DSLR. Coming in at $2,100 USD (body only) it’s priced above the Mk II and 7D and below the Mk III. All the … Continue reading

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LensProToGo Launches Free iOS App

LensProToGo Launches Free iOS App

LENSPROTOGO LAUNCHES FREE iOS APPLICATION Consumers can now rent photo and video equipment from their phone LensProToGo, one of the nation’s largest camera, lens, and DSLR video equipment rental companies, today announced the release of its free iOS app, which … Continue reading

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