Tiffen DJI Osmo Action ND Filters

Tiffen has announced new DJI Osmo Action ND Filter Kits. One of the nice things about the DJI Osmo Action is that you can attach ND filters to the front of the lens. Unfortunately, DJI’s ND filter kits are not available yet, so if you want to use ND filters you will need a third … Continued

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Tiffen announces the Steadicam M-2

Tiffen has announced the Steadicam M-2 modular camera stabilizer, a follow up the companies M-1. The Steadicam M-2 is designed for both broadcast and cinema applications. It features a sleek, new top stage that integrates the Steadicam Volt horizontal stabilization technology for reduced weight, height, all to create a simplified rig design. The M-2 is … Continued

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Adobe Customers Using Old Software Threatened With Legal Action, Company in Battle With Dolby

Adobe Customers Using Old Software Threatened With Legal Action, Company in Battle With Dolby

Adobe’s recent decision to scrap its smaller price plans for Creative Cloud angered many of its loyal customers. The company then discontinued older versions of its applications and restricted the software available for download. Now, to make matters worse, customers using older versions are being warned they may face legal action.

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Robert Pattinson to Play ‘The Batman’ for Matt Reeves

Robert Pattinson to Play ‘The Batman’ for Matt Reeves in reboot.

The Batman reboot hits theaters June 25, 2021 and we finally know who will behind the cowl. Robert Pattinson will play Bruce Wayne/Batman for Matt Reeves. Coming off what I thought was a virtuoso performance in the Safdie Brothers’ Good Time we get Pattinson taking on a role that has bolstered and defined many actors before him.

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Put It In Writing: Living Through the Films of Abel Ferrara, Part Four

Evan Louison last wrote about Abel Ferrara for Filmmaker‘s 25th anniversary issue in his report, “Letter from Rome.” Given the assignment to interview Ferrara in conjunction with his month-long MoMA retrospective, Louison responded with a five-part personal memoir that tracks the impact of the director and his work on his own life. Check back each day this week for the next in the series, and read Part One, Part Two and Part Three. On the Run and Playing a Dangerous Game “Hell is here and now, and so is the opportunity to know heaven. I you take the journey, you’ll […]

Learn How to Make Your Video Sound Just about Perfect Online

Crispy vocals and other tips for working with audio in Premiere Pro.

Occasionally I’ve been asked, “What are the most important things in filmmaking?”

I always have the same answer: food.

Outside of keeping people fed and hydrated, though, my second answer is always good audio, and while there are a plethora of ways to encourage excellent audio quality on-set, there are also a few quick tricks to implement in your post-production workflow. The wonderful people over at FStoppers have done a lovely breakdown of how to get superior quality audio directly in Premiere Pro. Check it out below:

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The MicroFogger Is a Fog Machine That Fits Right in Your Pocket

You now have the power of fog in the palm of your hand with this sweet little gadget.

As we all know, fog/haze/smoke/atmosphere is an essential cinematographic tool. It can help you add depth to your visuals, establish tone, as well as create many different aesthetic, technical, and stylistic effects.

But despite their vital cinematic role, these machines (like anything) could be a little more convenient and accommodating for certain applications, which is what makes the MicroFogger such an interesting item.

This thing is basically a super portable pocket-sized fog machine that has single-button operation, a rechargeable battery, and requires only a few drops of fog liquid.

And here’s our favorite Weird Lens Expert, Mathieu Stern, taking it for a spin.

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LensCoat Lens Cover Review: Camouflage Your Lenses for Wildlife Photography

LensCoat Lens Cover Review: Camouflage Your Lenses for Wildlife Photography

You’ve probably seen them before, and the concept is nothing new to the market. However, as LensCoat keeps cranking out new Lens Cover designs to match all the hottest new lens releases, these protective camouflage sleeves are just as relevant today and worthy of taking a closer look at.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Goes Heavy Metal, ARRI Goes to Charleston [Podcast]

What in the wide, wide, world of Filmmaking is going on?

This week on The No Film School Podcast, Editor-in-Chief George Edelman joins host Charles Haine to dive into the latest Game of Thrones controversy (this week, style and content are at war), Roger Deakins’ old-school, single-LUT methods, and why ARRI is invading Charleston, North Carolina.

Check back next week for our next episode!

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Teradek RT CTRL.3

The Teradek RT CTRL.3 is a new, 3-axis wireless Focus, Iris and Zoom lens control. With built-in lens mapping, you can set up and calibrate the scales of your lenses and store the data inside the control unit— to be summoned up in an instant when you change lenses, thus avoiding time-consuming end-stop and focus mark setup. read more…

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week

SmallHD Cine 7 headlines our Deals of the Week, but we’ve got many more!

This week in filmmaker deals: SmallHD gives away a valuable license, DJI will let you trade in any action camera for a discount on their new Osmo Action plus a few more!

Small HD Cine 7 with an ARRI Control License

Cine 7 Monitor

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Photoshop Blending Modes

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Photoshop Blending Modes

Blending modes are one of the most foundational features in Photoshop and something that almost anyone working with the program should understand well. This in-depth video will show you the ins and outs of every single blending mode, allowing you to better understand when to use each one and how they can help you achieve your desired results.

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Critique the Community Photos With Birds in the Frame

Photos With Birds in the Frame

Submit your best photo with a bird in the frame for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial

To play off some of the recent trends that have arisen in the Fstoppers competitive shoot out videos, Pye Jirsa has called for an episode of Critique the Community highlighting “portraits with birds.”

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Five Lightroom Tricks That Will Help You Work Faster and Improve Your Photos

Five Lightroom Tricks That Will Help You Work Faster and Improve Your Photos

Lightroom is an intricate program full of hidden features and tricks that can both improve your images and make your workflow far more efficient if you know how to use them properly. This great video will show you five hidden features and tricks you might not have known about before.

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Why Is the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens So Expensive?

Why Is the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens So Expensive?

The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is one of the company’s best lenses, but of course, with that quality comes a hefty price tag. This fun video takes a look at the wide angle zoom lens and answers just what makes it so expensive.

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The New M-2: Steadicam Adds Active Stabilization to Full Rig

Steadicam was the original camera stabilizer. With their new M-2 model they bring the latest technology into the mix while still standing on their original foundation.

More than four decades after its invention, the original design for the Steadicam remains not just a technical marvel but also a fully functioning design for crafting images. While actively stabilized systems like the MoVi and Ronin platforms get a lot of the press, Steadicams are still hard at work on many professional productions providing the types of shots they do so well.

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Ignite Digi Counterweight System for MōVi Pro and DJI Ronin 2

Ignite Digi – an Australian company specialized in Freefly MōVi Pro and DJI Ronin 2 accessories – has released a new counterweight system and large lens solutions for gimbal users called Accessory Mounts. These new lightweight mounts allow you to transform your camera accessories into useful counterweights to minimize the total amount of weight required to balance large camera setups. Let’s take a closer look.

Balancing Heavy Camera Setups

I first heard of Ignite Digi while scrolling on Instagram. On a picture of a Freefly MōVi Pro setup, something bright orange catch my attention to the batteries. It is Ignite Digi’s TB50 battery adapters for MōVi Pro gimbals. It is a smart solution to mount DJI TB50 batteries onto the MōVI Pro to increase the overall running time. The company is putting a lot of effort to develop innovative gimbal products that solve real users problems.

The Freefly MōVI Pro and the DJI Ronin 2 are powerful gimbals which can support a lot of weight. But, to balance large camera setups – with a large cinema lens, a mattebox, FIZ motors – you have to use counterweights to compensate for the front heavy configuration. Most of the counterweight systems available are based around just weights and mounts, until the new Ignite Digi Accessory Mounts.

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Ignite Digi Accessory Mounts

Ignite Digi idea is rather simple: instead of using more weights to properly balance the camera setup and mount camera accessories in awkward positions, why not use these camera accessories to act as counterweights? It’s smart, and it also speeds up changes from a gimbal setup to handheld or tripod configuration, because it means no counterweights attached directly to the camera.

The Accessory Mounts are bolt directly to the two carbon fiber rods of the tilt axis of the gimbal. On the Accessory Mounts itself, there are four 1/4″ through holes and five 3/8″ threaded holes. That way, you can use the 1/4″ non-threaded holes to mount your wireless transmitter/follow focus motor controller. Also, you can screw Cinemilled 1″ or 2″ counterweights directly to the Accessory Mounts if additional weight is needed to achieve proper balance.

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Two versions of the Accessory Mounts are available. One is for the Freefly MōVi Pro, and the other one is 5cm longer and is especially for the DJI Ronin 2. They are made of 6061-T651 aluminum and are hard anodized in black for durability. Finally, the total weight (without counterweights and accessories) is 170g for the MōVi Pro pair and 220g for the Ronin 2 one.

Pricing and Availability

The Accessory Mounts are sold as a pair. They are available right now on Ignite Digi’s website and retails for $250 for the MōVi Pro and $275 for the Ronin 2.

What do you think of these Accessory Mounts? Did you already work with massive camera setups and gimbal configurations? Let us know in the comments down below!

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The Reason Why I Choose Profoto Over Godox

The Reason Why I Choose Profoto Over Godox

I once started with the top of the line Canon flash with a remote controller. Even though those flashes very good, they can have too little light output for off camera flash. That is why I started looking for a portable studio flash system and I ended up with the expensive Profoto system.

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