Tracking Shots Ep. 21 – Rack Attack

Tracking Shots Ep. 21 - Rack Attack

Our pal and Tracking Shots regular Adam Colton has been busy on his latest production for LoadedBoards. Adam is known for capturing his fast moving subjects while maintaining an impressively sharp focus despite using the notoriously shallow depth-of-field DSLRs. Adam … Continue reading

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Visual Masterpiece Masterclass Workshop – Dec 10th & 11th

Visual Masterpiece Masterclass Workshop - Dec 10th & 11th

Our pals at Visual Masterpiece recently announced a couple dates for their amazing Masterclass Workshops. If you’re on the West Coast (or looking for an excuse to escape somewhere warm this winter) you’ll want to check out their December 10th … Continue reading

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Introducing our Shoulder Mount v3 & Mitchell Adapter Plate

Introducing our Shoulder Mount v3 & Mitchell Adapter Plate

We are happy to announce a pair of new filmmaking gadgets for your shooting pleasure. The first is our Shoulder Mount v3. The v3 improves on the old design, replacing the offset and support bracket by simplifying the adjustments and … Continue reading

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Canon 5D Mk III Update to Allow Uncompressed HDMI Out

Canon 5D Mk III Update to Allow Uncompressed HDMI Out

The latest news making its away across blogs and tweets isn’t about a new camera announcement (shockingly) but rather a firmware update from Canon. Why so noteworthy? Canon’s update will allow for uncompressed signal output from the Canon 5D Mk … Continue reading

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GoPro HERO 3 Launches

GoPro Hero 3 Launches

There is no shortage of ‘action’ cameras on the market these days (GoPro, Contour, Sony to name a few). Contour has been in the game for a couple years now and Sony recently announced their Action Camera while GoPro seemed … Continue reading

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Acclaimed Photographer Joe McNally Chats DSLR Video Production

Acclaimed Photographer Joe McNally Chats DSLR Video Production

You’ve probably already heard of acclaimed photographer, Joe McNally. If you haven’t, Joe’s work has been featured in world reknown publications like TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic (to name a few). You may … Continue reading

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Tracking Shots Ep.20 – High Speed Behind-the-Scenes

Tracking Shots Ep.20 - High Speed Behind-the-Scenes

Regular Cinevate.com contributor Travis Valtierra is back with a new episode of Rockstar Energy Drink’s “Life in the Foust Lane“. ‘Foust’ takes the viewer behind the scenes of the Octane Academy, drifting competitions, the biggest Rally Cross events the world … Continue reading

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Adventure Photographer Lucas Gilman featured on Apple.com

Adventure Photographer Lucas Gilman featured on Apple.com

Adventure and travel photographer Lucas Gilman was featured in our blog earlier this year, highlighting his First Descent video and discussing his newly acquired Nikon D800 and the workflow that comes with having the ability to record externally via the … Continue reading

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New Full Frame Canon EOS 6D

New Full Frame Canon EOS 6D

Another highly rumored camera has been officially annouced, this time from Canon. The Canon EOS 6D is the latest in a string of full frame DSLR announcements. Canon’s offering is possibly the least mind blowing as it features very similar … Continue reading

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New Nikon D600

New Nikon D600

*Update: September 18th, 2012 Talk about a fast turnaround. Nikon has already begun shipping their D600 camera as seen on various US and Canadian dealers. Are you picking one up? Let us know your thoughts. Yesterday was a big day … Continue reading

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Cinevate + DitoGear Motion Control at Photokina

Cinevate + DitoGear Motion Control at Photokina

Photokina is just one short week away, starting September 18th and running until September 23rd, 2012 in Cologne, Germany. As you may already know, we recently teamed up with DitoGear™ to equip our family of camera sliders with state of … Continue reading

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Ask Cinevate Episode 6 – What is a Dromos Hi Hat?

Ask Cinevate Episode 6 - What's a Dromos Hi Hat?

You might recall a little series we started last year called Ask Cinevate that, despite being a ton of fun to shoot and edit, has been largely neglected for much of this year. Chris (our product development lead) and I … Continue reading

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Cinevate Dealer Showcase – Calumet Photo

Calumet Photo Dealer Showcase

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about where you can try, rent or even see some Cinevate equipment firsthand. With dealers all over the United States and Canada, we felt it was time to start highlighting some of them and … Continue reading

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Sony Takes on GoPro, announces ‘Action Cam’

Sony Announces HDR-AS10 HD Action Camera

After yesterday’s reveal from Canon on their new Cinema EOS C100 camera I figured we were safe from any new camera announcements for a little bit. Sony proved me wrong by announcing the HDR-AS10 HD ‘Action Camcorder’. Although this isn’t … Continue reading

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Canon Announces EOS C100

Canon Announces the EOS C100

In the wee hours of the night it seems that Canon has announced the latest in the Cinema EOS lineup – the C100. The EOS C100 is a tad smaller than it’s bigger brothers, the C300 and C500 and a … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Rob Grimm

Behind the Scenes with Rob Grimm

St. Louis and Chicago based photographer Rob Grimm recently got his hands on our Atlas FLT camera slider for a Klipsch headphone commercial photo/video shoot and kindly passed along some BTS in both still and video format. Rob shared his … Continue reading

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Cinevate Camera Sliders Powered by DitoGear

Cinevate and DitoGear announce Motion Control Slider Partnership

Official News Release – August 22nd, 2012 Cinevate™ is an established Canadian company with a long track record of producing some of the industry’s best camera sliders for digital cinema, video and DSLR cinematography. DitoGear™ has recently teamed up with … Continue reading

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Stillmotion’s KNOW Tour

Stillmotion's KNOW Tour

It’s coming fast! Stillmotion’s 36 city educational filmmaking tour starts September 8th and runs until November 20th, 2012. If you’re new to filmmaking (and even if you’re not) the gang at Stillmotion has lots for you to learn, covering all … Continue reading

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RED Epic Short – “Hanging On”

RED Epic Short - 'Hanging On'

Hopefully by now you’re aware of ‘Big Shorts‘, Stillmotion’s Filmmaking Challenge. In a nutshell, Stillmotion is hosting a great competition to create a 60-120 second short film with certain criteria and will be awarding the best films with a whack … Continue reading

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Canon 7D Firmware Update Now Available

Canon 7D Firmware Update Now Available

I spotted a tweet from our pals over at NoFilmSchool.com that the Canon 7D update is now available. For video shooters, the big draw is the inclusion of manual audio control. You can read about the updated features below or … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated’s Eye on London – 2012 Olympics

Sports Illustrated's Eye on London - 2012 Olympics

There’s been some excitement this past week with the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics. I usually pretend not to care but I eventually get caught up in the medal race between countries. Sadly, the Canadian athletes have fared better … Continue reading

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Big Shorts – Stillmotion’s Filmmaking Challenge

Big Shorts - Stillmotion's Filmmaking Challenge

If somehow you weren’t busy enough this summer we have another task for you – make a short film. Stillmotion just revealed their new, Big Shorts Filmmaking Challenge. The contest is Audio centric as the Stillmotion gang highlights 4 key … Continue reading

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Webinar: Basic Filmmaking Concepts

Webinar: Basic Filmmaking Concepts

Our latest webinar, Basic Filmmaking Concepts, aired Monday, July 30th, 2012. If you missed out on the day or wanted a refresher we’ve got you covered as the recording is now available. Although we don’t have the questions from the … Continue reading

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CVP Hands-On with Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera

CVP Hands-On with Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera

Back in April there were lots of cool toys to see at NAB. When you walked by the sitting areas or eavesdropped on chit-chatters in line for food there was definitely a reoccurring theme. Everyone was talking about Blackmagic’s newly … Continue reading

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Stillmotion’s 10 Tools + Free Accessory Mounts

Stillmotion's 10 Tools + Free Accessory Mounts

Stillmotion’s ’10 Tools That Will Save Your Life (on a film shoot, that is)’ is essential viewing, especially for new videographers. A lot of the tools featured in this video don’t have the ‘sex appeal’ of new cameras, fast lenses … Continue reading

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Tracking Shots Ep.19 – Rockstar at the 2012 X Games

Tracking Shots Ep.19 - Rockstar at the 2012 X Games

The X Games wrapped up last week and Rockstar shooter and Cinevate pal, Travis Valtierra has been in a shooting frenzy preparing for the event. Travis has been sharing media and behind-the-scenes with us over various shoots, though mostly on … Continue reading

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Customer Showcase – LEGO™ Turing Machine

Customer Showcase - LEGO Turing Machine

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician who helped define the theoretical model of the computer as we know it today. He was a visionary, one of the few people of his time who recognized the role the computer would play … Continue reading

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MasterClass Workshop – August 2nd & 3rd

Visual Masterpiece's MasterClass Workshop

We’ve been sharing Visual Masterpiece’s videos, Shooter Commentary’s, and Workshops for over a year now but we only met them in person at this past NAB. We had a good feeling from the get-go but meeting Michael and Rebecka in … Continue reading

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Cinevate Gear In Action on Superior’s North Shore

Cinevate Gear In Action on Superior's North Shore

In June, cinematographer Dave Clement of Thunderstone Pictures teamed up with Director Molly Clayton to shoot a short dramatic film in the forests and along the north shore of Lake Superior in the vicinity of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Cinevate supported … Continue reading

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Customer Showcase – Art Meets Architecture at 24fps

Customer Showcase - Art Meets Architecture at 24fps

I recently had the pleasure to meet Clint Regehr at the CineGear LA Expo at the beginning of June. I recognized Clint’s name from various social media venues as well as from our own Customer Showcase. Clint has been sending … Continue reading

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