Showing posts with label zero point zero equipment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zero point zero equipment. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

GoPro HD Hero Tutorial Follow-up - SETTINGS MENU and MOUNTS

A while back, we posted our GoPro HD Hero Basics Tutorial, and now we're back with two new GoPro tutorials on the menu settings as well as on some of the mounts they offer.  We plan to update the video with more mounts in the future, but for now, we've included 3 of the most popular mounts we use on our shoots.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Zoom H4n Recorder Tutorials

We've had a lot of interest in the Zoom H4n recorder lately, so we decided to record a couple of tutorials that answer frequently asked questions.

Hope they help!  Let us know if you have any questions!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Throwback Thursday: ZPZ Equipment Room Build

A little less than a year and a half ago, we moved our rapidly expanding inventory of camera gear down to the 2nd floor in search of a space that was just a wee bit bigger than the closet we formerly worked out of.  We've seen everyone from accountants to graphics to producers inhabit the 2nd floor; but here, Equipment still stands.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Equipment FAIL

From the sweltering jungles of Guyana to the snowy mountains of Alaska, our equipment often finds itself in, let's say, sticky situations.  This FAIL post is the first in a series that highlight just how hardcore our shoots are.  If you think these are bad, you should have seen the other guy...

Snapped EX3 handle -- Oops...
Broken-off EX3 mic mount -- this is our bread and butter
No comment...
Sawed-off Pelican case handle -- yeah, we soon realized our mistake...
Bent step-down rings -- we're blaming this one on Tony...
This was a collaborative effort

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

GoPro HD Hero Tutorial - BASICS

Basic GoPro tutorial for Newbies.
-Decoding the display
-Shoot Video
-Shoot Timelapse
-SD slot
-USB slot
-Video resolutions

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Back Focus for PMW-EX1R

After much frustration and eye strain, I think we've nailed down an effective and trustworthy way to reliably adjust back focus on the Sony PMW-EX1R. Many thanks to Abel Cine for their helpful videos and the blogosphere for tips. We've compiled our own procedure sheet below. Btw, we found that any slight deviation from the process results in the camera telling you that the FB Adjust is good when, in fact, it's not. Camera-specific labels are bold and italicized.

1. LCD must be in the closed position.

2. LCD B.LIGHT switch (under top handle) must be set to OFF.

3. GAIN must be set to H (high).

4. Set Video Format to HQ 1920/60i.

5. Press and hold CANCEL button & SET/SEL wheel, then + MENU (while holding down CANCEL & SET/SEL wheel).

6. MN, RP and IF menus will appear below the OTHERS menu.

7. Back focus is in the MN menu, shown as Auto FB Adjust.

8. Mount the camera on a tripod, about 8 feet away from a star chart (light the star chart brightly!).

9. Zoom all the way in to the target and center it in the viewfinder.


11. Select Auto FB Adjust in the Maintenance menu.

12. Select Execute.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Little Perspective: Steven Sasson, Inventor of the Digital Camera

It's remarkable that our 7Ds, 1D Mark IVs, iPhone cameras, etc. evolved from this big, clunky, seemingly non-portable box. Just wanted to share a little perspective for the day.

From Gizmodo

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Canon EF Lenses on the RED

Rumor also has it that they are also working on an EOS mount for the PMW-F3.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

ABNR Crew Does Not Travel Light...

Tweeted from ABNR producer, Tom Vitale, in the Naples airport.

Can't believe they got it all on one cart!

EOS Lens Control with a Sony NEX Camera

This obviously doesn't solve the problem but it is a start. Hopefully, someone will get this into production in time for the release of the new large-sensor Sony NEX-FS100 camera.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Would you like IFB with that?

Ever wonder what it looks like when you actually need fifteen folks on wireless lav mics and you still want to keep the ENG portability? Something like this. Thanks to our audio god, Nick Huston, for the pic from a Meat Men shoot on location.

First GoPro Use on ABNR

ABNR is usually pretty straight forward when it comes to camera requests: DSLRs and Sony EX1R's and EX3's. For the Macau shoot, however, we received a request for "something we can strap to Tony's head." Not altogether unusual, as we have had similar requests for this on one of our other shows, The Wild Within, but a first for the ABNR crew. Of course, we didn't hesitate to suggest the GoPro HD Hero -- small, lightweight, and comes with a rig or mount for just about anything you can possibly imagine. On The Wild Within, it was strapped to fishing poles, hunting dogs, guns, buffalo-hide rafts... so we were very much aware of its capabilities. Being strapped to someone's head as they jumped off the highest building in the world would be just another day on the job for a GoPro. And here it is doin' some serious work for Zach and Todd, ABNR's resident DPs:

Special thanks to ZPZ's one and only media guru, Helen Cho, for the stills. Check out her blog, IntoNoRes, for more behind-the-scenes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Projector Test

A test of concept for a few upcoming shoots.
Projector: NEC NP-2000 (4000 lumens)