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Wooden Camera Zip Box: affordable filter holder
Available in 4 different sizes, the Zip Box by Wooden camera, provides an affordable, lightweight solution to mounting a filter on any lens, quickly and easily. The lens shade design allows for even the widest lenses and sensor sizes to be covered without vignetting. Zip Box is extremely lightweight and weighs about the same as a standard filter which makes it perfect for gimbal and drone use. Stainless steel components and unibody rubber design are very durable and stand up to the toughest conditions. It is important to note that you should measure based on outside lens diameter and not based on the threaded filter ring size. Available in the following sizes: Zip Box 4x4 (80-85mm) Zip Box 4x4 (90-95mm) Zip Box 4x5.65 (80-85mm) Zip Box 4x5.65 (90-95mm) Zip Box 4x5.65 (110-115mm)
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NISI Cinema Filters: Scratch Resistant, Water & Oil Resistant
Interview with Steve Johnson, Director/Producer, Futuristfilm Ltd., about working with NISI filters. These are unique - nano coating provides a surface which is both resistant to scratching, water,and oil. This is demonstrated in this video. NiSi IR ND filters use exclusive dual-sided Nano coating technology. They features 4 mm thick optical glass with precision cut, grinding, and polishing. Most importantly: ultra low color shifting with anti-reflective coating, optimized for shooting 6K or above 6K RAW digital images. The filters are water proof, scratch, and oil resistant. NiSi optical glass is precision cut, coarse and precision grinding, polished and optical processed and tested to strictly control the flatness and high parallelism of the glass surface for the highest quality glass and digital cinema image. Optical Nano Coating can well control the color, density, and reflection of the filters. Ultra low reflection will make sure there is no glare when shooting against the sun. The Nano Coating technology of NiSi IR ND has been innovated by NiSi Filters. **Steve Johnson, Director/Producer, Futuristfilm Ltd.** Futurist Digital is a boutique RED EPIC Camera Hire, DIT, Education and Onset Post Production company based at FilmCity in Glasgow, Scotland. Futurist Digital provides RED EPIC DRAGON Camera hire, DIT Support for multiple camera formats and Onset Post Production services, for productions in Scotland, UK and Worldwide. We specialise in RED EPIC DRAGON Camera hire and workflows but also offer DIT and onset Post production services for multiple cameras formats, including the RED EPIC & DRAGON, Arri Alexa & Amira, F65, Canon C300, Canon 5D & 7D.

 Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Futurist Digital is Scotland’s only dedicated RED EPIC DRAGON Rental / Hire, DIT, Workflow and Onset Post Production specialists. We have numerous years of RED experience using the RED Scarlet, RED EPIC and RED Dragon. http://www.futuristdigital.com
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CAME-SINGLE Gimbal in action
On test, the CAME-SINGLE Gimbal, and how this performs on location. See the results, filmed with the Panasonic GX8, with 2 Micro Four Thirds lenses: Panasonic 7-14mm F4 and Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8. The CAME-SINGLE is one of the first commercially available 3 Axis 32 bit Basecam controlled gimbals to offer brushless motors with Encoders. Encoders are often used in Robotics for highly accurate monitoring of motor position. Some of the benefits of using Encoders are to: prevent motors from losing synchronization and skipping steps, provides important information about frame and camera angles, decreases power consumption (longer battery life), increases Torque, increases precision of stabilization, and more.​ Although Brushless Motors with Encoders have been available, the software used to control gimbals have only recently added support for Encoders. The new CAME-SINGLE with Encoder technology is truly advanced when compared to other systems. The design of the CAME-SINGLE allows for one hand operation. A 1/4 and 3/8 thread is located under the handle for mounting options. The internal rechargeable batteries are fitted inside the pistol grip handle and the built in Joystick can be used for controlling camera positions and for changing modes. The CAME-SINGLE has a quick release camera plate and is tool-less adjustments for easy and fast camera balancing. The size of the CAME-SINGLE is perfect for mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, Sony A7s | A7RII, and BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. The CAME-SINGLE has internal rechargeable batteries which allows the CAME-SINGLE to operate for up to 10 hours. The Dual Gimbal Handles provide gimbal operators smooth camera panning and tilt motions. The tool-less adjustment of the handles provide easy configuration of the desired operating angle and spacing. The handles can also be configured to act as a stand when the handles are positioned right angled to the cross bar. The versatility of the handles allow for stability in while in use and easily converts to a stand for resting and storage. **Key Features** * Full 3 Axis Stabilisation * Built in Joystick Control * 32bit Controller + Brushless Motors with Encoders * Tool-less Design Easy to Balance + Quick Release Camera Plate System * New Encoder technology is more efficient. Batteries can operate up 20 hours when fully charged. * Larger frame than most pistol-grip Gimbal Systems allows cameras to fully Tilt up and down. * Larger motors when compared to other pistol-grip gimbals. * 1/4"-20 thread mount on side of handle to support mounting a smartphone or monitor. * 1/4" and 3/8" threaded mounts under handle; to attach the CAME-SINGLE to different equipment. * Comes with Hard Flight case. * Machined Aluminum Lightweight and Durable Build Quality. * Lightweight for easy carrying. The net weight of the CAME-SINGLE is only 1.2kg * Max payload 1.2kg (2.6 lbs). Works with Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, Panasonic GX8, BMPCC, etc.
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EASYRIG: CAMERA SUPPORT SYSTEM

06/02/2017 - Easyrig is a system which transfers most of the camera weight from your shoulder to your hips, enabling the camera operator to shoot for hours at a time, while being mobile and quick to move between different filming situations. The Easyrig gives you the speed and mobility of a handheld camera, while still achieving steady shots from the shoulder, the hip or even at knee level. The powerful suspension lines will easily accept the new lightweight digital cameras and the heavier professional Camcorders, as well as 35 mm film cameras up to 25 kg (55 lbs). The Easyrig is ideal for news broadcasts, sport events, documentaries, commercials or many other handheld situations where stability is crucial and where the freedom to move is essential. After filming, just fold away the Easyrig in its specially designed transport bag.
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