NAB Video: Cinevate's DSLR Rigs, Sliders, Viewfinder, and New LED Lights
I was a bit overwhelmed by all the gear on display at Cinevate's well-trafficked NAB booth, especially given I don't have the faintest clue about camera sliders. Better, then, to let the guys at FreshDV walk you through the Simplis DSLR rig, Atlas DSLR slider, new LED lights, and the Cyclops Viewfinder that will, packaged with a Sony monitor, soon join the other EVFs I saw at the show. If you don't feel a need to keep one eye free, the Cyclops has a unique (and very clear) viewport that immerses you more along the lines of that dude from Star Trek than a traditional one-eye viewfinder. Here's what they were showing at their booth:
Cinevate's LED lights look great and have very nice specs, but the web page for the lights hasn't launched yet; stay tuned. All in all I was impressed with the size, weight, and heat (or lack thereof) of their lights, which are a better match for DSLR-based filmmaking than ye olde hot and heavy tungsten lights.
Disclosure: Cinevate is an advertiser on No Film School.