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RedRockRedrock Micro is probably best known for their award-winning One Man Crew, a motorized parabolic motion system, as well as their remote focus system microRemote. We stopped off at their booth at NAB, where Redrock’s Brian Valente not only gave us a demonstration of the new features of these two products, but of their new 3-piece, vintage style rig for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, the Retroflex, which allows for handheld operation. More »

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BMPCC Redrock liveLenseWant to keep using non-MFT lenses when you get your hands on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera? Redrock Micro recently sat down with Hook, the man behind the recent BMPCC test footage, and asked him several questions about working with it. The entire interview is a good read, but one question that was particularly interesting was about how well the Redrock LiveLens MFT active lens mount performs with Canon L series glass. Read Hook’s thoughts after the jump. More »

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True ND FiltersNeutral density filters are an essential addition to your toolkit, particularly when shooting outside in the bright light of the sun, attempting to get proper exposure or shallow depth of field. Certain brands of filters, like any piece of filmmaking equipment, are going to have their pros, cons, devotees, and naysayers. In this ND test by Matthew Allard, we are shown how different ND filters, Redrock Micro, Tiffen, and True ND affect the color temperature of your image, how drastically (or not) different filters can add unwanted color shifts, and the great neutrality of True ND. Check out the video after the jump: More »

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If you’re a one-man band, you know how tough it can be to simultaneously handle the camera, capture sound and interact with your subject. More often than not, you’ll have to settle for a static shot, or hide behind the camera while trying to speak to the person you are interviewing. Redrock Micro’s new “parabolic track slider” — the One Man Crew — aims to add graceful motion to your shots, while freeing your hands to focus on other aspects of the shoot. How? Check this video out: More »

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As a longtime owner of a Redrock shouldermount rig, a recent announcement from the accessory manufacturer almost makes me wish I had instead waited the eight-some-odd years to spring for the package today. Actually, it’s still pretty good news to me, and any other current rig owners, for that matter — because what’s announced isn’t a new Redrock rig unto itself, but instead upgrades for key components for any shouldermount setup. Bump the jump for the details. More »

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There were a lot of electronic viewfinders at this year’s NAB, some working and some still in the prototype stage. One common trait among the different manufacturer’s offerings was the price: most of them are targeting the $750 price point, give or take a few dollars. And while this may make sense for a $2-3k DSLR, what about for a $800 camera like Canon T3i? Redrock Micro’s microEVF, announced at last year’s NAB but yet to ship, is now aiming to cut the price of other EVFs in half. Of course, they announced the microEVF a year ago, so we’ll see when it ships… More »

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I’ve been keen on Redrock Micro’s microRemote powered follow focus system since it was first announced at least year’s NAB. Redrock makes all manner of DSLR accessories, but their suite of follow focus products could be a breakthrough both feature- and price-wise when they make it to the market later this summer. When I visited the Redrock booth the futuristic iPhone controller was on its way down, but it wasn’t the fancy remote I was interested in: it was the $95 wired finger control that I wanted to get my hands on. Here’s a look at the complete device in action from HDSLR Shooter: More »

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Redrock Micro has launched their M3 35mm Lens Adapter, billed as “the definitive 35mm lens adapter for achieving remarkable film look with your existing video camera.” However, the first question that comes to my mind is why anyone would spend $1,320 on a 35mm lens adapter when the same amount of money could get you a quality DSLR with an actual large sensor (like, say, the Canon 60D). No matter how good a 35mm adapter is, it is not going to offer you the low-light sensitivity of a true large sensor. Seeing this reasoning, Redrock has attempted to answer this HDSLR question: More »

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Hot on the heels of Redrock announcing their microEVF, Zacuto has announced a similar HDMI viewfinder, the Z-finder EVF. Both promise to allow filmmakers to operate their DSLR much more like a real video/film camera thanks to positional flexibility. But while neither are available yet, in terms of pricing and specifications, there are some important questions: More »

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LCD viewfinders to date have been relatively simple, fixed magnifiers that are basically loupes that magnify your DSLR’s rear LCD screen. There’s just one problem with using these solutions — you have to be directly behind the camera at eye level to use them. To remedy this problem, Redrock Micro is today showing off their microEVF, a self-powered electronic viewfinder that uses a DSLR’s HDMI output to feed the eyepiece image. It’s flexible in the way that a real viewfinder is — meaning, it tilts up and down, and generally allows you to use your DSLR much more like an actual videocamera. More »