Cinequipwhite's Blog


New Website!!!
January 19, 2012, 5:52 pm
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Hello everyone!
You have probably noticed there hasn’t been too much going on in CinequipWhite Blog world, and you would be completely right. The reason behind that is we have moved the blog to a new location on the CinequipWhite website itself!
Look under ‘News’ and connect with our new posts. You’ll be glad you did.

www.cinequipwhite.com

See you there!

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



February Freeze 2012!
December 5, 2011, 5:45 pm
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As the weather outside slips slowly into winter, CinequipWhite starts preparing for their annual industry trade show; The February Freeze. This year will be a back to basics approach for the Broadcast & Motion Picture sales house, with a large focus on new products for 2012 and training sessions on a variety of topics.

With more new technology at our fingertips than ever before, this year’s event is shaping up to be a big hit. Plan to be hands on with some of the newest cameras and accessories as well as support equipment, lighting, grip, audio, and much more.

New this year is the addition of free training seminars on various topics for a wide range of skill levels. Participate in demos, ask questions to industry professionals and test new equipment on site. From seasoned Pro’s to Students, there will be something for everyone.

2012 also marks the return of the ‘Flea Market’ zone where you can peruse used gear, or even sell your own. Tables are going fast, so contact soon to reserve your space.

This year the February Freeze will be an event not to be missed. Mark your calendars for February 8th, 2012 from 12pm to 7pm at the William F. White Center – 800 Islington Ave.

See you there!

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



The Canon C300 is HERE!

Literally FRESH off the stage from Canon is the announcement of their new video-centric, removable lens camera the C300. Canon has had a rich history of professional quality in its video and photography equipment, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to most people that the next in their lineup of digital cinema devices is this Super 35mm equivalent CMOS camera. This innovative new Super 35mm chip is able to reduce rolling shutter effects and decrease moire artifacts. Many of the common downsides of current CMOS cameras are going to be almost unnoticeable in the C300.

It’s a serious step up from their DSLR bodies, and boy is that a relief. They have taken into account all of the functionality that was missing with the 5d mkII, 7D and to a lesser extent the T2i, and turned what is already a mainstay in production into what is sure to become a legend in the film and television industry. They still have kept the small form factor though. At only 3.5lbs it’s still small enough to get into the tight spaces full size rigs can’t quite get into.

It’s modular like the RED camera, but unlike RED it’s ready to integrate into your existing equipment, surely to save thousands of dollars as a result. For those who really want to maintain the high quality lenses they may already have for use with other cameras, there is a PL mount option available to take those beautiful PL pieces of glass you have perhaps just purchased.

It records onto 2 separate CF cards, giving individual or simultaneous recording options for immediate backup. No more corrupt cards or lost media. This is a security feature that really brings safety into the mix. It records as 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 MXF files in a variety of frame rates selectable at 1fps intervals for fast and slow motion. It also has a sure to be coveted 24.00 fps mode added in which means there’s no need for 2:3 pulldown or Telecine conversion for film integration. It’s ready for editing right out of the camera. On 2 32GB CF cards you could record up to 2 hours of footage.

When it comes to industry standard, the C300 kicks everyone else to the curb. It comes standard with Timecode, Gen Lock, HD-SDI, and HDMI outputs, as well as built in electronically switchable ND filters, XLR inputs, and something that is surely to take the community by storm – Wireless control with smartphone devices and tablets over wi-fi; giving you the option of wirelessly focusing with EF lenses, setting aperture values, and even entering Metadata.

Demo units will be shipping soon, so call in about checking it out. It is the ‘Must have’ camera for anyone looking to upgrade from a 5d mkII or a 7D, and it’s home is CinequipWhite Inc.

Also, keep your eye out for Canon’s new EF Cine prime lenses coming out starting the first half of 2012.

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



Humber Student Prize Winners!
November 2, 2011, 5:29 pm
Filed under: Cameras, Gear, News, Update! | Tags: , , , , , ,

If you weren’t following the Twitter feel when we did the draw, here are the winners:
STEVEN COATES
ROSALIND ALVES
KYLE MARCHEN
EMILIE PLACE
JOSH BLOOM
RICHARD BACSA & BRYAN BROCOY
BRITTNY DWINNELL
You have all won a ‘Filmmakers Handbook”.

RICHARD LIANI, you are the lucky man to win a GoPro camera!
To claim your prize, drop by any time, Monday to Friday and speak to Jonathan or Brad.



Steadicam Workshop and Open House
October 17, 2011, 1:51 pm
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Just a quick reminder about the Steadicam workshop that is coming up this week. The open house runs from 11-3 1pm – 5pm (sorry for the last minute change!), so swing by and try out a rig! It’s absolutely free!!!

The Course starts on Wednesday, and we still have one space open. Interested in joining? Let us know. The sign up information is here: http://www.thesteadicamworkshops.com/schedule.shtml#oct19

Steadicam related merchandise is on sale for the whole week!

See you there!

~Jonathan



Rental Cameras and P2 Cards *PRICE DROP*
September 15, 2011, 9:59 am
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Looking to rent an HVX-200?

Look no further! Our Rental HVX is now renting for $200 dollars a day. It’s a fantastic midrange camera and offers Mini DV and P2 recording capibilities.

If you need P2 cards, we also have 64GB E series cards at $70 per day.

Call and talk to Ryan Glover in our rental department to arrange your rental dates.

If you are looking to purchase, we are selling some of our rental HVX-200’s cameras too! $2000 for a camera and all of the standard accessories that would come in the box, and then some (Charger, 2 batteries, accessory cables). If you act quickly we will throw in 2 8GB P2 cards for $200 to sweeten the deal.

~Jonathan Stainton
Cinequipwhite Inc.



Summer BBQ Time Lapse
August 24, 2011, 5:02 pm
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Summer BBQ 2011 from CinequipWhite Inc on Vimeo.

Special Thanks to our new salesperson, Brad Clarke, for putting this together!

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.