Confessions Of A 10 GbE Network Newbie – Part 4: Why You Should Consider NAS

QNAP XBMC

In Part 1 of this series I spoke about NAS units, and the fact that Cinevate has four in service, some for as long as 5 years. In this installment I’ll discuss why, as well as share some collaborative tips … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A 10 GbE Network Newbie – Part 3: A 10GbE Enabled NAS

Confessions Of A 10 GbE Network Newbie

In my last post, I outlined a toolkit of programs to help test, configure and verify your 10GbE LAN’s performance. In this installment, I’m going to show how I put some of them to work, testing out QNAP’s TS-470 Pro NAS. Over … Continue reading

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Filming The Mysterious 7th Continent

Tony Wannamaker CSC

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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Confessions Of A 10 GbE Network Newbie – Part 2: Test Toolkit

Confessions Of A 10 GbE Network Newbie

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 of this series where we cover some of the basics of 10G networking. Before you build up a 10G network, you’ll want to assemble a toolkit of programs to … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A 10 GbE Network Newbie – Part 1: Basics

Intel X540 10GbE Adapters

In the recent article Cinevate’s Quest for an Adobe CC 10Gb/s Network we outlined Cinevate’s need for a shared network workflow, that would enable us to manage various types of media, compatible with Adobe CC, and our goal to achieve … Continue reading

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Cinevate’s Quest for an Adobe CC 10Gb/s Network

Adobe CC 10GB Network

Always exploring new business options, Cinevate launched a Kickstarter Campaign in December 2013, and were amazed at the response to our first foray into the world of crowd sourcing. During this project we shot, edited and uploaded footage almost daily. … 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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#standwithme Trailer – A Stillmotion Originals Documentary

#standwithme Trailer - A Stillmotion Originals Documentary

Patrick and I first came to know each other ten years back as he waited (impatiently!) for our first product to be shipped to him. The Brevis35 that Patrick subsequently strapped to his Canon XH-A1 video camera was about to … 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

LensProToGo

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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Canon 70D Now Available

Canon 70D available now

You probably caught the Canon 70D announcement many weeks ago but the camera is only recently available from various resellers. The body comes in at $1,199 and the available kits range from $1,349 to $1,549. The successor to the Canon … Continue reading

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Behind-the-Scenes on The Wolf and the Ballerina

Behind the Scenes on The Wolf and the Ballerina

Update: November 8th, 2013 The film’s director and producer passed over the first trailer for the film. The teaser gives a quick glimpse at the world and story in The Wolf and the Ballerina. The editing team is still finalizing … Continue reading

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Paint Bomb the Macs – Short Film

Graffiti Short Film Project

Earlier this year I was part of a very small crew that followed a group of young artists and their art collective, DIE Active, as they prepared for their latest project. DIE Active (part of the Definitely Superior Art Gallery) … Continue reading

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Introducing the Duzi Camera Slider + Win the First One!

Duzi Camera Slider

Update: November 1st, 2013 As of November 1st, 2013, we have collected feedback from Duzi customers and shooters to make our little slider even better! Many of these changes are a direct result of valuable feedback that we received from … Continue reading

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Introducing the Lock Block

Introducing the Lock Block

If you saw us back at NAB this year (or have been keeping an eye on our social media channels) you will have already seen a little bit of our brand new product, the Lock Block. It’s a super simple … Continue reading

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Vistek Profusion Expo 2013 – Toronto

Vistek Profusion Expo 2013 - Toronto

We’re all set for a 1400 km (that’s 870 miles) trip from Thunder Bay down to Toronto for Vistek’s 2013 Profusion Expo – don’t worry, we’re not driving. The show starts on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 with the show floor … Continue reading

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New Shooter Bundles + Rig Sale

New Shooter Bundles + Rig Sale

For the month of June we’re offering a variety of new camera rig bundles built to support specific shooting styles – and at big savings to boot. Shooters can take advantage of these prices on Cinevate.com and through participating dealers … Continue reading

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Create Conference 2013 – St. Catherines, Ontario

Create Conference 2013

Last year Cinevate had the pleasure of being part of the Create Conference in St. Catherines, Ontario. This year, from June 3rd to 5th, the 2013 conference will again take place in St. Catherines and, although we aren’t able to … Continue reading

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Managing (and Lighting) 250 Extras – Music Video

Managing (and Lighting) 250 Extras - Music Video

Mark Klassen is a name you might recognize from a few years ago when he was kicking around with the Stillmotion crew. We had the pleasure of meeting the then teenage shooter and, being from Canada, still run into him … Continue reading

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Moco Review Video by Ric Kasnoff

Moco Review with Ric Kasnoff

It’s hard for us to imagine anyone as excited as us to be offering motorized kits for our entire slider family but then we chatted with timelapse guru, Ric Kasnoff, at NAB this year. Ric might even be more excited … Continue reading

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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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