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Cameras

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URSA MINI PRO 4.6K — This 12 bit digital cinema camera offers 15 stops of dynamic range with beautiful color rendition and greater than 4K resolution. The camera offers the choice of either internal Apple ProRes, CinemaDNG RAW, or Blackmagic RAW, with the option to record files onto CF 2.0, SD, or SSD media cards. 2 isolated channels of internally synced audio are available, along with timecode, multiple lens mount offerings, and a V-lock battery system. Offers anamorphic.

Panasonic GH5 4K — This 10 bit digital mirrorless camera offers 13 stops of dynamic range and a small form factor. With intra-frame recording to internal SD cards, or Apple ProRes to external monitor/recorders with SSD cards, this compact camera provides an excellent blend of efficiency and image quality. In-body-image-stabilization enables smooth hand held control making this an excellent tool for documentary and corporate applications. Offers anamorphic.

Sony A7RII — This benchmark 14-bit mirrorless stills camera features a 42.4 megapixel full frame sensor, recording uncompressed RAW with high dynamic range to internal SD cards. This camera is also able to record “tethered” in studio applications.

 
 
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Lenses

Rokinon Xeen EF Cinema Lenses — Matching EF lens set at T1.5 for matching color and excellent low light capabilities. Set includes: 16mm (T2.6), 24mm, 50mm, 85mm.

Sigma EF 18-35 F1.8 — Highly versatile and robust wide angle zoom.

Sony G Series E Mount 90mm 2.8 Macro — Ultra high resolution optics for macro and portrait photography.

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Camera Support

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Tiffen Steadicam Zephyr — With a 24 lb. weight capacity the Zephyr is a true Steadicam featuring a vest and isoelastic arm. Steadicams require more skill to operate than motorized gimbals, and require wireless lens control via a camera assistant, but the organic and smooth motion achieved by a true Steadicam operator can not be replicated any other way. The Zephyr is capable of flying most small digital cinema cameras depending on lens selection. This includes the Ursa Mini Pro, Arri Alexa Mini, Sony FS7, Canon C300, and most Reds.

EasyRig Vario 5 — Offering a broad support range from 11 to 38 lbs. the EasyRig Vario 5 is an industry standard for hand held camera operation. Taking the weight of the camera away from the operator’s arms and shoulders and transferring it down to the operator’s hips allows for longer shoot days and more precise framing control.

DJI Ronin M Gimbal — This motorized gimbal carries DSLR and mirrorless cameras up to 8 lbs. An RC remote allows a second operator to control tilt, pan, and roll. Electronic motors help to maintain the camera’s horizon during fast moving shots.

Tripods — Tripods with Manfrotto 504HD and 501HD fluid heads are paired with a quick release plate, serving as the core of any production package.

Sliders — The Duzi and Atlas 200 sliders from Cinevate provide cinematic, smooth camera moves. The Atlas 200 has a weight capacity of 200 lbs. and offers 5 feet of travel. The Duzi has a weight capacity of 50 lbs. and is both more compact and completely silent.

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Lights

 
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Quasar Science Crossfade LED Array — 2 foot T12 LED bulbs are dimmable and span color temperatures from 2000 Kelvin to 6000 Kelvin. These bulbs are housed in a standard 4 bank Kino Flo housing with a 90° grid.

Litepanels Astra 6X Bi-Color — Pairing a high CRI level with a powerful lux output this 1 x 1 LED panel is fully dimmable from 0-100%, and fully color tunable from tungsten to daylight.

Aputure LS120T LED — This fresnel style light is tungsten balanced and works well for creative interview lighting.

Aputure LS300D LED — This fresnel style light is daylight balanced and is powerful enough to replicate sunlight and provide creative lighting effects both indoors and outdoors.

Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL w/HSS — This monolight is battery powered and offers many high end features like TTL and High Speed Sync making it an excellent tool for studio as well as on-location photography.

Grip and Electric — An assortment of flags, cutters, and bounce boards offering full scope light modification in addition to a deep inventory of C stands, sandbags, stingers, surge protectors, and grip heads provide the gaffer with complete lighting control.

 
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Audio

 
 
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Sound Devices MixPre 6 Field Mixer — This 6 channel sound mixer provides industry level audio fidelity in an affordable and compact package. It offers both line and mic level inputs, camera hops, and is timecode capable.

Dual Tentacle Sync Timecode Generators — These small capsules provide perfect timecode synchronization for multi camera shoots or where sound and image are recorded separately. The time and stress saved in post production make these invaluable.

Sennheiser EW500 G4 Wireless Lav — The 500 series of G4 offers an expanded frequency range, increased signal strength, and may function as an IFB.

Sennheiser EW100 G3 Wireless Lav — A true industry standard for wireless lavalier transmission the G3 never fails.

Sennheiser AVX Wireless Lav — The AVX is a digital transmission system with adaptive frequency response and auto syncing capabilities. Reduced signal strength and a 19ms delay are the tradeoffs, but in crowded RF environments and single operator scenarios this is a critical piece of equipment.

Lavalier Microphone Capsules — The MKE 2 from Sennheiser is an omni-directional lav that offers excellent vocal reproduction and a sturdy construction for reliable performance; its low profile makes it easy to hide. The ME 4 from Sennheiser is a cardioid lav with a focused pickup pattern for recording in noisy environments. The Cos-11 from Sanken is an omni directional lav that is moisture resistant and hyper low profile for hiding on talent.

AT4053B Hypercardioid Int. Dialogue Mic — Some audio techs simply leave their shotgun mics permanently fixed to the end of their boom pole, but shotguns aren’t well suited to indoor applications where reflections are more pronounced. For recording interior dialogue Cardioids are the ideal due to their pickup pattern and capsule/chassis design.

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Rode NTG-3 Short Shotgun Mic — A long time industry standard for outdoor sound recording where shotguns are desired for their highly focused pickup pattern.

Auray Audio Boom Pole w/Hook and Rode Blimp — This collapsible boom pole offers an integrated balanced XLR cable run. The hook keeps the boom pole affixed to a C stand during long interviews without drifting. The Rode blimp protects against wind in outdoor environments and can be paired with a “dead cat” in extreme cases.


Accessories

 
 
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Nucleus-M Remote Follow Focus — This “FIZ” (Focus, Iris, Zoom) control unit allows a camera assistant to make wireless lens adjustments from a remote location. Many high end features make the Nucleus M an easy way to increase the projects’ overall production value, fit, and finish.

400 ft. Wireless Video Transciever — Wireless video transmission allows clients and crew to see what the camera operator sees. This transmitter and receiver set provide an instantaneous and visually lossless video feed up to 400 ft.

4x5.65 Matte Box w/French Flags — The matte box can have a huge impact on the overall image. Its integrated filter trays allow for creative effects “in camera” and its flags protect the lens from flaring, which can reduce contrast.

4x5.65 Tiffen Filters — The Linear Polarizer has many useful applications, from reducing reflections in store windows to increasing saturation and contrast in outdoor landscapes. 1/8 and 1/4 Black ProMist filters are powerful tools for creating cinematic “looks”. ProMist filters allow us to see further into the shadows, and produce a slight halation in the highlights, triggering a subliminal emotional response in the viewer.

7" Director’s Monitor w/Cage & Sun Hood — The trend in filmmaking today is toward increased movement, and this cage with sun hood allows the production to remain mobile. The director’s cage is affixed with a wireless video receiver and high capacity V-lock battery plate for keeping long production days completely hassle free.

7” SmallHD 703 UltraBright On Camera Monitor — The 703 UltraBright monitor allows for precise framing in exterior situations without the necessity for an electronic viewfinder, which can otherwise limit the camera operator’s range of movement. The 703 offers a broad range of exposure, framing, and anamorphic guides for the highest level of image capture.

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5" Daylight Viewable Monitor/Recorder — The Ninja V from Atomos provides HDR video monitoring as well as ProRes recording with high capacity SSD cards. At 1000 Nits it is also viewable in bright outdoor environments.

19” Director’s Monitor/Recorder w/Sun Hood — The 19” Sumo from Atomos provides HDR video monitoring as well as ProRes recording with high capacity SSD cards. With a 19” screen and powerful internal speakers it is large enough for multiple people to monitor and review footage playback. At 1200 Nits it is viewable in bright outdoor environments; hot swappable V-lock battery plates and a Matthews monitor mount allow the unit to be affixed onto a rolling stand and remain mobile.


Recording Media

 

Blackmagic SSD Recorder — This module integrates into the body of the Ursa Mini Pro and enables RAW recording to large capacity SSD drives.

Hoodman Steel UHS-II V90 SD — This high performance SD card is ultra compact and unlocks the highest internal recording capabilities on mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

Lexar CFast 2.0 3500X — Slightly larger than SD cards, Compact Flash 2.0 was developed for higher end cinema cameras with intensive bit rates. Multiple cards allow for on-set rotation and a full day of recording without interruption.

Samsung 850 Pro SSD — The 850 Pro Solid State Drive from Samsung is an elite and highly reliable recording media. Its speed and relative low cost make it highly desirable in situations where files are anticipated to be large.