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February 2018

The Magic of Sports Production: Taking Sports Production and Viewers to a Whole New Level

Exclusive interview with Canon

Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds in sports production. Everybody involved in the production side of things has brought their own unique style and expertise to the table - outstanding producers and directors, technical directors, audio engineers with mad skills, rock solid camera ops, and dare I say hundreds of other technicians, grips, and production assistants, and just a lot of other people that make great sports productions happen. But all of the people I have just mentioned whether they were part of a big crew, or of just a crew of two have one thing in common.

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AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus

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Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a portable, half rack 2RU multi-channel Apple ProRes recorder offering up to four channels of simultaneous HD recording, or in single-channel mode, a 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD® MXF recorder/player supporting 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI 2.0, and large raster HFR workflows up to 4K 60p.

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The Sports Shooter's "Bucket List"

Let me ask you a question. Do you have a must have or favorite piece of gear when you get out the door to a sports production? You and I already know that answer don’t we? It is a resounding YES of course. Production is hard enough, so when we can get that gear either as a purchase or rental we know and love (most of the time) it makes the day go easier. So whether you are one hand held or in a big truck here are some of my favorites that you might just see on my shoots and a lot of others.

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LAPPG's February 15th Meeting is One You Won't Want to Miss!

Join LAPPG for two excellent presentations and networking opportunities at their upcoming February 15th meeting in Santa Monica, CA. They'll be exploring Creative Trends for 2018 with Shutterstock as well as Strategic Insights for Shooting a Short Schedule Indie Feature with DP Dan Kneece. 

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Now Open: AbelCine Completes a Build-Out of New Location in Brooklyn's Industry City

Exclusive Q&A with Pete Abel, CEO; Mike Nichols, Business Development Manager; and Jeff Lee, National Training Manager

AbelCine recently completed a build-out of their new location in Brooklyn’s Industry City. The 44,000 sq ft facility encompasses a sales showroom, rental facility, training theater, tech services center, community areas, and a development center. With an Open House planned for February 10, ProductionHUB caught up with Pete Abel, CEO; Mike Nichols, Business Development Manager; and Jeff Lee, National Training Manager to learn more about the new space.

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Sony to Begin Shipments of VENICE Full-frame Motion Picture Camera System

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As previously announced, version 1.0 features in VENICE will include support for Full-Frame 24x36mm recording. Now, continuing its approach of incorporating customer feedback into the camera’s development, Sony is announcing several new capabilities including a “Dual Base ISO” mode. With 15+ stops of exposure latitude, VENICE will support an additional High Base ISO of 2500 utilizing the sensor’s unique physical attributes. This takes advantage of Sony’s unique sensor for superb low light performance with exceptional dynamic range – from 6 stops over to 9 stops under 18% middle gray.

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5 Ways to Work Within a Limited Production Budget

Asking how much to budget for a video production project is like asking how much to budget for building a house. A house can be built for $100K or $10M or anywhere in between...it's all in the details. Likewise, the creative and production value of a video can drive the budget of any particular project. Oftentimes, many businesses have to work within a limited budget to shoot a video that has high-quality production value and effectively engages with an audience. If you're looking to shoot your next video on a limited production budget, here are 5 ways to get started:

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Announcing the DCS 2018 Cinema Lighting Expo

All are welcome to join the Digital Cinema Society for its annual exploration of Motion Picture Lighting and Grip Technology. The event will return to the IATSE Local 80 stage in Burbank on Saturday, February 24th, 9 am to 5 pm. In addition to traditional vendor presentations and practical demonstrations by renowned Lighting experts, they will also discuss the challenges faced by Lighting professionals such as Flicker, Color Rendition/Spectrum issues and On-Set Safety. 

Please indicate if you are a DCS member, list "Lighting Expo" in the subject line, and don’t forget to give your contact details when sending your RSVP e-mail: RSVPtoDCS@digitalcinemasociety.org.

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