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Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with MUSE Posted: 15/11/2013
Hayslett Takes Sachtler Ace M on Tour with MUSE
For alternative rock band MUSEs 2nd Law World Tour, cinematographer Matt Hayslett needed to choose his equipment carefully in order to keep up with fast-paced life on the road. The Grammy-winning group, which has played for packed houses in its native England and throughout Europe, is currently touring North America. Some of MUSEs most recent hits include Survival, the theme song for the London Summer Games, and Madness, the theme song for TBS/TNTs March Madness, for which the group broke the record for Billboards longest #1 alternative airplay song. For its latest endeavor, MUSE selected Hayslett to film a documentary about life on tour. The band really wanted to invite fans behind the scenes for the first time, at the height of their career, Hayslett explains. Since Id shot the trailer and video material for their album release, with the blessing of Warner Bros. Records, they brought me in to do just that. For the world tour, I needed a tripod that could support a wide range of camera rigs and be able to keep up with our busy schedule. The Sachtler Ace M fluid head and tripod fit the bill, he says. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. In addition to capturing the behind-the-scenes footage, Hayslett shot the live visuals that the audience watches at the show. There is nothing like seeing your videos on the big screen with an amazing performance and incredible lighting, he comments.
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Timeless on the Mediterranean with the Sachtler Video 15 Posted: 12/09/2013
Timeless on the Mediterranean with the Sachtler Video 15
When time begins to pass more slowly and the viewer is immersed in the sounds of the sea and the visually overwhelming images of the endless ocean, filmmaker Hans Leysieffer translates his motto into action: The world slows down, and it is time to watch. Slow motion and time lapse are his preferred stylistic devices to capture the fascination of the Mediterranean. In the nature documentary Mediterranean Magical Moments, it's not just about the beauty of the image for Leysieffer: To meet his expectations of visualizing the eternity of the ocean, he relies on the extremely robust and durable Video 15 fluid head by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
Tags: Sachtler | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Hans Leysieffer | tripod head | fluid head | tripod | Video 15 | time lapse | Mediterranean Magical Moments | robust | durable | documentary | nature | 100mm | set-up | 2 to 35 lbs | 12-step counterbalance | Speedbalance | counterbalancing | ARRI | Fujinon | Zeiss | Speed Lock CF | seven horizontal | seven vertical | grades of drag | smooth and controlled panning and tilting | lightweight | carbon fiber | two-stage extension | 3 kg | 6.6 lbs | ARRI Alexa | Sony PMW-F3 | Sony PDW-700 | After Sales Service Team
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Often on the Road with Petrol Bags Posted: 13/06/2013
Often on the Road with Petrol Bags
Filmmaking Masterclasses in Las Vegas, Key West, and Majorca, workshop in Istanbul, or filming a documentary in Forchheim in Bavaria: For his numerous and diverse projects, DP Sebastian Wiegrtner is often on the go. As one of the most renowned German DSLR filmmakers, he not only films but also inspires other cinematographers at his workshops. One of his recommendations includes bags by Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
Tags: Petrol Bags | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Sebastian Wiegrtner | DSLR | filmmaker | workshop | documentaries | promotional film | short film | Bag | Sony PMW-F3 | Canon C300 | Canon EOS 7D | Nikon D800 | RED Epic | Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera | Digiback Jr. DSLR | PD336 | Digiback DSLR Backpack | PD331 | Dr. DSLR Camera Bag | PD443 | Deca Rolling U-Bag | PC104 | protection | seven-layer | lightweight | comfortable | storage space | ergonomic construction | mobility | shoulder bag | DSLR camera | accessories | design | weight distribution | padded dividers | removable LED strip.strong contrast | red lining | black case
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OConnor for Duran Duran live concert Posted: 12/02/2013
OConnor for Duran Duran live concert

When Den Lennie was asked to be DP for a Duran Duran live concert in the Manchester MEN Arena last year, he was looking for some solid heavy duty camera support. His choice fell on a range of 2575 and 2060 fluid heads by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.  

Tags: OConnor | Duran Duran | Den Lennie | 2575 | 2060 | fluid head | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Sony PMW-F3 | Angenieux Optimo Zooms | ARRI/FUJINON Alura zooms | Simon Le Bon | 1030 | O-Box mattebox | camera support
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Sebastian Wiegrtner Relies on OConnor Camera Accessories When Pressed for Time Posted: 20/08/2012
Sebastian Wiegrtner Relies on OConnor Camera Accessories When Pressed for Time

When a shooting schedule is tight, the team must be able to depend on the camera technology more than ever. DP Sebastian Wiegrtner had exactly three days to shoot the demo film, Tumulus, which left no leeway for experimentation. Before he even started filming, he wanted to make sure he would deliver the project on schedule, so he equipped his Sony PMW-F3 with professional camera accessories by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For this critical project he selected the O-Box WM Mattebox together with the O-Grips handgrips and the new O-Focus DM Follow Focus with Glow-in-the-dark Marking Disks.

Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Sebastian Wiegrtner | Tumulus | Vitec Group | Sony PMW-F3 | O-Box WM Mattebox | O-Grips handgrips | O-Focus DM Follow Focus | Super Speed Lenses | O-Focus DM Cine Set | Cine Handwheel | glow-in-the-dark marking disks | Camera accessories
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OConnor Accessories for Cine Look Posted: 02/05/2012
OConnor Accessories for Cine Look
While filming his documentary Gas Monopoly, Austrian director and cinematographer Richard Ladkani combined the Sony PMW-F3 with accessories by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, to achieve a special look. The project was technically daring and consequently a challenge for the experienced cinematographer.
Tags: OConnor | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | O-Grips | CFF-1 Cine Follow Focus | O-Box WM Mattebox | OConnor Universal Baseplate | mattebox | Gas Monopoly | tripod filming | OConnor accessories | Richard Ladkani | Sony PMW-F3
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Coming soon, yet another new adaptor from MTF Posted: 14/12/2011
Coming soon, yet another new adaptor from MTF
Now you can use 2/3" B4 lenses on:
Canon 7D
Canon C300
Sony PMW-F3
Sony FS-100 Cameras
 
Tags: Canon 7D | Canon C300 | Sony PMW-F3 | Sony FS-100 Camera | lens adapter | mtf
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Anton Bauer Features Innovative Power Solutions for Sony, Canon, Panasonic, RED and ARRI at IBC 2011 Posted: 10/09/2011
Anton Bauer Features Innovative Power Solutions for Sony, Canon, Panasonic, RED and ARRI at IBC 2011

Anton/Bauer®, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the worlds premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will demonstrate the advanced capabilities of its power solutions to European broadcast and video professionals at this years 2011 IBC Show (Stand 11.D61). Anton/Bauer will debut the new MATRIX Cheese Plate, a new mounting plate that can be used with the companys Gold Mount® Solutions for the Sony PMW-F3 camera; Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D and EOS 60D Digital SLR cameras, Panasonic AG-AF100 series professional HD camera and RED Epic digital cinema camera. Also making a first appearance at IBC is the QR-HotSwap-AR Gold Mount for the ARRI Alexa digital cinema camera. 

Tags: Anton/Bauer | Vitec Group | IBC 2011 | MATRIX Cheese Plate | Gold Mount Solutions | Sony PMW-F3 | Canon EOS 5D Mark II | EOS 7D | EOS 60D | digital SLR camera | Panasonic AG-AF100 | RED Epic | QR-HotSwap-AR Gold Mount | ARRI Alexa | QRC-DUAL PT | QR-DSLR | QR-VBG | QRC-EPIC | IBC 2011
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New Lens Mount Adapter for Sony PMW-F3 from P+S TECHNIK Posted: 27/05/2011
New Lens Mount Adapter for Sony PMW-F3 from P+S TECHNIK PS-IMS-F3 Lens Mount Adapter for Sony PMW-F3 from P+S TECHNIK gives everyone the chance to use the Sony PMW-F3 with still photo lenses
 
For everyone who has ever dreamed of using the Sony F3 with still photo lenses - this is the chance to do so: The newly developed IMS camera mount for the Sony F3 camera from P+S TECHNIK, the PS-IMS-F3, gives F3 users the option to use virtually every 35mm lenses they want to!
 
Originally, the F3 comes only with a PL lens mount. But there are many options out there for alternative lenses. With PS-IMS-F3, Nikon, Leica and Canon mount lenses can be used with the F3. Besides the modest price, the major benefit of using still photo lenses with a camera like the Sony F3 is their size and weight. With PS-IMS-F3, those lenses perform just fine on an F3.
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