Canon Cinema EOS workshop featuring Alex Buono @ Tropicana Golf Club 9th/7/2012

If there’s such a thing as a rock star of DP’s or Cinematographers, one would consider Alex Buono to be one. Known for his work on Saturday Night Live and a bunch of flicks like Dead End  and Green Street Hooligan, Alex has been known to revolutionized the industry by incorporating DSLR movie capture abilities into film and programme productions.

With his preference to use Canon cameras in his work, Canon Malaysia thought it was the perfect opportunity to introduce to the public the new EOS C series ;c300 , c500 and the 4k Canon 1C DSLR with an Alex Buono Cinema EOS workshop !

Many of the participants favored with the ergonomic of the EOS C series, saying that it was comfortable to handle and the buttons and switches were place strategically , making it a well thought of camera

The Canon 1C camera also made its appearance in this event. With a traditional DSLR body shape, this 4k camera allows the DSLR videographers  to use their existing rigs or  rigs available in the market now.

Alex fed us with a bunch of useful information and tips throughout the workshop but one statement he made that left a lasting impression to me was.. “Canon has made movie making affordable.Big budget movie makers are even using the same cameras a normal consumers have  in their production. It use to be technology that separated movie making quality..now its creativity “

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Seeing Stars…SXVR-H9

Ever wondered how beautiful pictures of the constellation are taken?

Obviously you would need a telescope but how does one capture images seen on the telescope?

Enter  the Starlight Xpress SXVR-H9. This nifty little gadget is basically an image sensor which replaces the telescope view finder which allows you to capture images or display images from your telescope to a remote monitor.

Quiet frankly, mounted on a telescope, the usage of this image sensor is limitless as it could be used for nature observation, wildlife photography etc.

We have sold a unit a few months back and you would be surprised how affordable they are!!

Canon EOS C300 in Malaysia

Bringing Canon’s expertise and decades of experience designing sensors, lenses, image processing and design to the world of motion picture capture, the EOS C300 camera has been designed to meet the demanding needs of cinema industry professionals, providing a modular, portable and eminently adaptable system of cameras, lenses and accessories built for moviemaking in the 21st century.

Featuring a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding cinema quality movie capture. Compact, modular and compatible with Canon’s existing line-up of EF and new EF Cinema lenses as well as accessories from third parties, the stunningly simple to operate EOS C300 is designed to please cinematographers for any production large and small, on location or in the studio, from shoestring to Hollywood budgets

The EOS C300 has a Canon EF lens mount and is compatible with all of Canon’s new EF Cinema lenses and current EF lenses, including compact primes, super telephotos, specialty tilt-shift, macro and fisheye – over 60 in all. Designed with SMPTE HD production standards, its MPEG-2 codec is an internationally recognized standard compatible with major NLE applications while additional features such as Canon Log ensure seamless integration with existing production workflows, making post-production easy. And with an entire support infrastructure designed to help you get the most from your equipment before, during and after production, the EOS C300 is ready to go to work.

Malaysia took delivery of a couple units with one  already been sold by Sync Optima to Al Jazeera  TV Station in Kuala Lumpur.

Besides the superior image quality, compactness and  simplicity of use was the reason for their purchase of this  feature laden camera.

Do contact us if you have any inquiries on this camera!!

Gates Underwater repairs and hardware upgrades; Testing and commissioning

The Gates Underwater camera housing we had supplied to a customer had went through some minor repairs along with a few hardware upgrades recently  As this housing is used to contain camera euipments that cost as high as a quarter  million ringgit, a testing and commissioning session was carried out on the work done .

The session was carried out at a pool by our trained technicians along with the presence of the customer .

Test were carried out simulating the actual usage of the equipment by our

A post test inspection were then carried out to the customers satisfaction.

Sacthler goes Birdwatching

FSB 8 is recommended for setups weighing up to 8kg

 

 

Sacthler who is well known for its performance , quality and durability is now the prefered tripod and head for the DSLR community. The Birdwatching photographers requires a light and durable setup which allows them to sometimes carry their equipment  deep into forest  or where ever their birds subjects are located. There, they are required to set up  their equipments as swiftly and quietly as possible in order not to disturb the subject

With a recommended max payload of 6kg, the FSB 6 should be the prefered system for those with euipments weighing below 6kg

 

. The Sacthler  FSB 6 and FSB 8 with 10 stage SpeedBlance and SideLock allows the user to balance their camera and lens along with optimal height adjustment in a fraction of the time that other tripod manufacturer have to offer. The FSB 6 and FSB 8 comes with a  75mm bowl which incorporates a flat bottom allows tripods with a flat base be used. Though uncommon, any setup above 8kg would  require the DV 12 fluid head as shown in the picture below.

Do feel free to bring over your camera and setup to test the fluid head’s payload as they usually are able to take more than the recommended weight.

Litepanels MicroPro now available!!

Litepanels MicroPro – Professional Broadcast Quality On Camera LED Light for Video Film Television and Still Photography

The perfect camera lights – fully dimmable & powered by AA batteries

Litepanels MicroPro

The professional On-Camera LED Light that runs on 6 AA Batteries

Lightweight & Powerful – Double the Output of the Micro

So powerful, it’s proven to be a favorite of broadcasters and cinematographers alike, Litepanels MicroPro™ is the optimum LED light for shooters who use DV camcorders, DSLRs and the new breed of video enabled DSLR Cameras (HDSLR). Offering output similart to a 50W camera light, this cool-running, power efficient, go-anywhere fixture provides double the output of the Micro, yet is still lightweight enough to rest comfortably on board your camera.

The professional LED light that runs off 6 standard AA batteries. MicroPro daylight on-camera lighting fixtures harness the company’s proprietary LED technology in ultra-lightweight, compact package. With twice the illumination of the Litpanels Micro, the MicroPro offers luminous, soft, directional lighting, with the same warmth and great color characteristics that made Litepanels an integral part of television, broadcast news & motion picture productions worldwide.

ENG/DV/DSLR Friendly Design

The compact, low-profile Litepanels Micro Pro head is ideally suited for mounting on an ENG, DV, or DSLR camera. Measuring just 5.5″ W x 4″ H x 1.5″ D (139mm x 101.6mm x 38.1mm), the head weighs just 10.5 ounces (300g). With a handsome black finish and sleek design, it is a professional – looking addition to any camera.

Variety of Mounting Options

Litepanels Micro Pro comes equipped with an integrated camera shoe featuring an adjustable tilt mechanism. To allow for multiple configurations, it may also be mounted on the optional base plate for off-camera usage.

3 Piece Gel Set
BallHead Shoe Mount Adapter
Camera hot-Shoe Adapter
Power Saver

MicroPro produces 1.5 to 6 hours of continuous output from AA batteries (depending on type). It generates almost no heat, so it’s remarkably easy to handle. And the system can be run off of either standard or rechargeable batteries. Power can be supplied optionally through a convenient 5-16V input jack located on the back of the unit.

Litepanels MicroPro™ Photometrics
DISTANCE FOOTCANDLES LUX
2ft. / 0.6m 100fc 1100 Lux
4ft. / 1.2m 52fc 560 Lux
6ft. / 1.8m 28fc 300 Lux

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Size: 5.5″ W x 3.75″ H x 1.5″ D (139.7mm x 95.25mm x 38.1mm) (without shoe)
  • Weight:10.5 oz (300g)
  • Power Draw: 9 watts
  • Voltage Range 5V-12V
  • Six AA Batteries (Internal)
  • Integrated Filterholder
  • Daylight Output (cool white – 5600°K)
  • Filters Include 3200ºK Tungsten Conversion (warm white) 1/4 Warming, Diffusion
  • Comparative Luminance Output : Approx. 50W

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Heat-free LED technology
  • Produces bright, HD friendly soft light
  • Integrated dimmer 100% to 0
  • All-in-one with no external cables
  • Absolutely flicker-free light output
  • Runs 1 to 1.5 hrs. on 6 AA batteries (HD Alkaline) 5-6 hours on Energizer e2 Lithium batteries
  • Uses standard or rechargeable batteries
  • Lightweight and compact
  • 50,000+ Hours of LED Life

OPTIONS

  • Spare color/diffusion gels
  • Base plate for off-camera usage
  • AC Power Adapter
  • DV Adapter Plate for Panasonic, Canon, and Sony Batteries
  • Underwater Housing

Retail Selling Price: RM 2,100.00 (Tel: +603 79582582) (Email: info@syncoptima.com)

Availability: Stock Available now.