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Filmtools will now have The Canon Cinema EOS C100 Auto-focus upgrade available through special order!! This is the New Dual Pixel CMOS Sensor upgrade and we are selling it in the four different configurations. The C100 with AF is a great camera for documentary, wedding, corporate filmmaking, run-and-gun situations. This is a great option for those looking to upgrade from a DSLR to a Camera Designed for extended filming or when auto-focusing becomes a factor.

This camera is available in four different camera packages:
Body Only:
Single Lens Kit:
– EF 24-105mm
– EF-S 18-135mm
Triple lens Kit:
– Wide Angle EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, Standard EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens and Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.

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Wanna get familiar with the Canon EOS C300 user interface?

This cool Menu Simulator allows you to interact with the Camera's Picture Settings and Main Menus.
http://ow.ly/vEVGz
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This is a great series of White Papers for the Cinema EOS With great information to get you up to speed on the latest with Canons EOS line.
Examples of some great articles are...
Choice of Wide Color Gamuts in Cinema EOS C500 Camera
Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens:
Best Practices for Data Management:
EOS C300 Best Practices Guide.

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Learn these 12 tips for First-time filmmakers by director of "Cheap Thrills" E.L Katz. These tips are especially helpful for those trying to make a short film or working with a short schedule. These tips help you Prepare for difficult shoots and how to work fast and complementary to the story. One of the best pieces of advice may be "Always appreciate your crew, and make your crew feel appreciated. At the end of the day, the movie is in their hands,..."
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The question of “How long did it take you to film Cheap Thrills?” often comes up in Q&As, and my answer sometimes gets a bigger gasp from the audience than from anything in the film itself. Now, to be fair, I know plenty of films that have been shot for even less, so I don’t consider this some impossible feat… but it certainty wasn’t easy.
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Here is a very cool article audio excerpt focusing on the craft of focus pulling from npr.org. This is a nice article with interviews from First Assistant Cameramen Baird Steptoe and Larry Nielson. If you haven't been on set for a feature film this is a great look into a Job often overlooked by the audience.

What kind of tricks have you learned for pulling focus? Do you use a monitor? tape measure? http://ow.ly/vmLcM
Believe it or not, the person responsible for keeping each and every shot of a movie in focus never looks through a camera lens. NPR's Susan Stamberg explains the role of the focus puller.
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This is a great video From Newshooter and Teradek with Dan Chung hosting a discussion panel on 4K at NAB 2014. This is a great way to see how industry leaders like Vincent LaForet, Philip Bloom, Garret Brown, and Fabien Pisano feel about 4K. This is an endless Discussion in the industry right now, whether or not the quickly evolving world of high resolution is worth the investment. In this article they discuss the workflow of 4K it's advantages and issues (mainly cost), and the Future of using and distributing 4K. They also discuss life beyond 4K and how they believe the future of film and resolutions will be. Do you think we have an "endless hunger for resolution" as Garret Brown believes?
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Very true, I think for now at least 4K's big advantage is editing and having the ability to crop-in on footage otherwise unusable. And, to have more options while editing and information while adding special effects. Of course color space plays a role but with more physical pixels on the 4K sensors you will still get better image quality (usually) while supersampling down to HD or 2K. I've been a still photographer for years and I remember people thinking 20MP was just too crazy to fathom and beyond what anyone ever needed, and now their are digital backs with over 60mp. In my opinion when people think about 4K they concern themselves with what it's being seen on more than what's being done to the footage. But when our technology and processing power moves along I think 4K will be quickly adopted in Prosumer world.
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We've had a much smaller footprint at NAB this year with only a few reps walking the floor and checking out the booths. So this year we want to hear about NAB from you!

By now we've all had a chance to check out the blogs or walk the floor if you were lucky enough to go and see all the great new innovations. What got your attention from all the new products and software? How about the new AJA stuff? Or the Atomos Shogun and Ninja Star? Maybe something from the motion control world or broadcast? Let us know what your highlights were!
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If you are at NAB Check out this presentation From Alex Buono, Cinematographer and Visual Storyteller. The presentation will be at the Vitec Booth at 11:15 - 11:45am!

below is a link to Vitec's NAB page and the booth location: http://ow.ly/vBSZw
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Get a little insight into the very confusing world of Video Codecs here with indietips.com. This gives you a little insight into why different codecs were developed and what the strong suits of them may be http://ow.ly/voNBz
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Watch this video and properly prepare your camera package before you head out to your next shoot!

This is a great video From David Elkins and article from Evan Luzi that should be read by any Camera Assistant new to the field and hoping to avoid some common mistakes. Properly prepping your work not only helps you avoid leaving something behind but also can speed up your production and impress the DP or camera op. This also includes Information and tips for dealing with different digital cameras. http://ow.ly/vj2zz
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