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Perhaps the biggest story at NAB this year was Freefly Systems’ steadicam-esque gyro gimbal MōVI, which we’ve covered several times. The Vincent Laforet-directed debut film was DP’d by nofilmschool friend Timur Civan, and at NAB I had a chance to sit down with Timur briefly to chat about how they shot the debut video, how the Canon 1D C behaved, how the MōVI might affect the steadicam market, and what impact it might have on filmmaking in general. More »

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Wondering what new filmmaking tools were on display at Cine Gear 2012? Our friends over at FreshDV were there to cover the expo, and have posted videos on the newest gear from Cinevate, Kino Flo, Hive, Kessler, and many others. Check out their first 7 videos on their Vimeo playlist (with more videos to be added to the playlist today and tomorrow): More »

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SmallHD has announced a new 4.3″ DP4 monitor for $549 (or $749 with their new viewfinder attachment). SmallHD doesn’t have a booth at NAB proper, instead throwing a party nearby; here’s FreshDV with their great annual NAB coverage of the monitor’s launch: More »

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With today’s camera announcement from Sony, the established camera manufacturers are bringing out the big guns to play in RED’s domain: large CMOS sensor, interchangeable lens, small form factor. However, RED still has one advantage in this price range (if they can ever ship the SCARLET): codec. Like a Jason Reitman movie, the future of the post-DSLR camera market is up in the air (sorry, that was bad). As such, my friend Matt Jeppsen over at FreshDV asks of the future of the DSLR market: More »

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One last NAB post with some more coverage from my friends at FreshDV. The Rotolight is only $125 — ridiculously cheap for what looks like quality on-camera lighting (I have a $500 Frezzolini Micro kit, which is a smaller source and therefore harsher). And the Cinedeck looks interesting, although I can’t help but wonder if a SmallHD monitor and a separate external recorder won’t be a less expensive (and perhaps better-balanced) system going forward. More »

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NAB continues and so too does my jacking of FreshDV’s great coverage. For the full rundown head on over to their news page, where they’ve managed to post a ridiculous amount of video in record time. Here are some DSLR-specific vids from Zacuto, Jag35, Genus, Zeiss, and SmallHD. More »

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Here’s the lead from a post I wrote immediately after the Apple iPad announcement yesterday; it’s now live over at FreshDV:

The Apple iPad offers a number of exciting new possibilities for filmmakers and story architects thanks to its screen size, connectivity, and interactivity. At first glance it may seem like just a big iPhone, but it’s priced to move and — whether you plan on buying one or not — in 60 days it will be in the hands of millions. For filmmakers and independent creatives, there’s a lot of brain candy contained in that thin body; here are seven ways I think the iPad will change filmmaking and interactive storytelling.

To read the article, head on over to FreshDV.