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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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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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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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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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Confessions Of A 10 GbE Network Newbie – Part 5: SMB3

Confessions Of A 10 GbE Network Newbie – Part 5: SMB3 - See more at: http://www.cinevate.com/blog/?p=7380&preview=true#sthash.Kx7pKnoe.dpuf

Last time, I wrote about how I believe every small to medium sized business should consider a NAS. In this installment, I’ll be focusing on SMB3. SMB3 SMB (server message block) is the core of Microsoft’s and, more recently, Apple’s … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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PDN PhotoPlus

Cinevate at PDN PhotoPlus 2011

Another trade show in the bag! PDN PhotoPlus took place over the weekend in New York and it was a huge success with upwards of 20,000 attendees. A lot of people seemed really keen on our Atlas 10 and Atlas … Continue reading

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