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Steadicam Workshop and Open House by cinequipwhite
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

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Steadicam: Vancouver by cinequipwhite

Congratulations to the Vancouver office for a fantastic Steadicam Workshop. Our participants trained over the course of two days on the Flyer, Pilot, Zephyr and Scout.

Thanks once again to Peter Abraham and the Tiffen Company, and our team in Vancouver: Korie and Julie!

Image Courtesy Image Media Farm – Nikki Beesley
Camera provided by Image Media Farm

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



Steadicam Open house – November 12th by cinequipwhite
November 11, 2010, 12:05 pm
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Be sure to stop by and meet with Peter Abraham, Steadicam operator extraordinaire, and all around great guy.

From 11am – 3pm he will be giving information on how to operate the Flyer, Zephyr, Pilot and possibly even the new Scout system as well as giving tips to help current operators.

Don’t miss it!

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



Steadicam Workshop – SOLD OUT! by cinequipwhite
October 25, 2010, 1:34 pm
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Congratulations to those who got in their applications for the workshop, as our November 2010 workshop is 100% sold out.

However, if you would like to come and meet with Peter Abraham – Yes, the Peter Abraham – drop by around 11am on friday November 12th for your chance to ask questions and take a look at the new gear on display. We will be rigging visitors up with the pilot, Zephyr, and Flyer LE; as well as having a clearout price on the Flyer LE system starting friday.

See you then!

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



Steadicam Workshop Registration Now Open! by cinequipwhite
September 9, 2010, 5:21 pm
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Its that time again; that time when we all get excited for more learning, and 3 new models of steadicam!
Thats right, in the coming weeks we will start to see the new Smoothie (Specifically for the camera phone market), the replacement for the Pilot – The “Scout”, and the Pilot replacent – The “Zephyr”!

Our workshop will cover the Pilot, Flyer, and Zephyr systems, and will take place from on the 13th and 14th of November with breakfast and lunch included.

To book your space, get in touch with Tiffen via their website:
http://www.thesteadicamworkshops.com/reserve.shtml

The course costs $500, and gets you some fantastic training by the one and only Peter Abraham, as well as access to event specific steadicam deals!

So book soon, these spots will not be open long!

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.



Steadicam Meet and Greet! by cinequipwhite


And

Would like to invite you to a meet and greet with Peter Abraham;
North America’s leading steadicam instructor!

Drop by from 9am to 2pm on Friday April the 30th and get a guided tour and a little bit of a demo of the Steadicam Pilot, Flyer, Archer, Ultra 2, and possibly other new Steadicam models that were just introduced at NAB.

Where: CinequipWhite Toronto
When: Friday, April 30th 2010
Time: 9am – 2pm

So feel free to drop by this no charge info session, ask some questions, and try one a Steadicam system!

This is a free learning session with special thanks to Tiffen / Steadicam and Peter Abraham for making the time available.

See you there!



Tiffen T1 IR Filters by cinequipwhite
March 11, 2010, 4:57 pm
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Tiffen – the industry leader in solutions for IR pollution – once again has brought together an industry need with its innovative filter technology to develop the New Tiffen T1 IR Filter.

CCD and CMOS sensors are made from Silicon, which is inherently sensitive to infrared energy; therefore, digital camera manufacturers have worked diligently in making sensors that see only the visible spectrum – most notably, the Sony EX1, EX3 and F35. These cameras have very effective internal hot mirrors, blocking wavelengths above 700nm; however, this is a gradual cut off, intentionally made to preserve the red response. The Sony EX1 and EX3 see what Sony calls “broad spectrum color” making them very sensitive to far red. This sensitivity to red is not a negative feature – it is a very positive feature!

NTSC and PAL formats have always had limitations – bright reds in particular – because of the narrow bandwidth, reds had a tendency to smear. However, with the advent of digital cinematography and digital television, today’s cameras need to capture a much wider color gamut. The IR blocking technology now used in the Sony EX1 and EX3 allow the DOP to capture subtle hues of red never before seen digitally. To preserve as much of the camera’s enhanced red response as possible, a small portion of light must pass through the edge of the visible spectrum, causing the camera to see red where the naked eye cannot. Opening up this color channel leaves your images vulnerable to IR contamination – in particular dark fabrics – greens become a reddish muddy brown and blacks have a magenta hue.

This is where the Tiffen T1 IR filter makes capturing those subtle hues of red effortless, while maintaining crisp blacks and assisting the camera in capturing the wide color gamut it was designed for – with minimal light loss – ½ stop.

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Sony EX-3 without T1 filter (Notice the contaminated black cloth turning a shade of brownie/red)

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Sony EX-3 with the Tiffen T1 filter in place

 

~Jonathan Stainton
CinequipWhite Inc.