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Go Creative Show 1 Million Download Celebration

Don’t miss The Go Creative Show’s celebration of their one million downloads with a live podcast at the Podcast Garage on Thursday, Janaury 18th starting at 6pm.  Host, Ben Consoli and producer, Matt Russell, welcome special guests Matt Workman (cinematographer and founder of Cinematography Database) and Rob Bessette (colorist) for a live panel discussion on video and film industry trends and predictions for the new year. Join the festivities with food, drinks (complimentary beer from Mighty Squirrel!), prizes and surprises. We’ve been proud supporters of this engaging industry podcast, and we’re thrilled to raise a toast to their 1 millionth milestone! We’ll see you there!

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-show mingle with food and refreshments. The live show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free and required to attend this event. Click here to get your free ticket via their Facebook event page.

Complimentary beer for this event is provided by Mighty Squirrel (we love their motto to “Celebrate BIG MOMENTS” — like this one!). Cheers!

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Now Renting! The Avenger D650 Junior Boom Arm

Who doesn’t like constructing that perfectly-executed, overhead shot of a beautiful plate of food?

I’m a sucker for one — that’s for sure! It seems like this type of shot is becoming a “go-to” look for many new shows especially when highlighting all sorts of products.

Camera mounting aside (that’s an entirely different issue), lighting this type of setup can be tricky. C-Stands, Speed Rail, Clamps, and Mounting Hardware can be clumsy and take up valuable space on set. However, with the Avenger Junior Boom Arm in our rental inventory, things just got a little easier. From Quasars to SkyPanels, the Junior Boom Arm can handle it all. Just mount the light and extend the arm to your desired setup.

I’m looking forward to seeing what our clients come up with and how they’ll end up using the Boom Arm on set.

-Dylan Law, MoVI Tech and QC/Logistics

 

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Now Renting the RED EPIC-W Helium 8K

Now renting, the RED EPIC-W Helium 8K with these key features:

  • HELIUM 35.4 Megapixel CMOS
  • 8K 2.4:1 resolution up to 30 fps
  • 16.5+ stops of dynamic range
  • 275 MB/s data speeds
  • REDCODE RAW + Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD

Click here for Rentals or call us at 800-rule-com for details.

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Rule Boston Camera Summer Used Gear Sale!

Check out our eBay store or email Adam directly (adam@rule.com) for hot, hot deals on used cameras, lenses, and accessories!

Current headliners:

Canon C300 (Mark I EF Mount)

Sony HXR NX5 Camcorders

Canon 24-70 Mark II Lenses

Redrock Micro Remote Wireless Follow Focus

Looking for something else? Just ask Adam. We might have it!

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Professional Video Production Cases, USED, For Sale

WE’VE GOT USED PRODUCTION CASES FOR SALE! Stop by the Production Outfitters Store for a look at our large inventory of big and small cases from top manufacturers A&J, Pelican and Thermodyne.

Condition varies by case, bargain-priced, all sales are final.

Stop by for a look. Questions? Contact adam@rule.com, but Adam encourages you to stop by, take a look and grab a case before they’re gone.

P.S. They also make great furniture.

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NOW TAKING PRE-ORDERS for the NEW Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact Cinema Camera

Panasonic announced it’s new AU-EVA1 Compact Cinema Camera at Cine Gear, and we’re pretty excited about it.  In fact, we’re taking pre-orders in sales with a $500 non-refundable (but, transferrable) deposit to get a space in line! Contact sales@rule.com or contact 800-rule-com (Mon-Fri) for details. Delivery expected this Fall, and we’ll be adding it to our Rental inventory as soon as it’s available.

Among the EVA1’s features:

Super 35, 5.7K, Dual Native ISO, VariCam colors, V-log and V-gamut, 4K60P / 2K240P, 422 10-Bit processing with 400mbps recording, SD Card Recording and in the future, 5.7K RAW Output.

The EVA1’s size and weight make it a great choice for handheld shooting, docs, commercials, and music videos (and it’s gimbal-friendly). 

Price is $7,345. Click here for specs, and stay tuned for more details.

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Quality Control

Every day, the engineers and Quality Control technicians here at RBC, check, reset, clean, test, calibrate and otherwise ensure that our equipment is ready for the next shoot.

Engineer, Jeff Dickerson, recently checked in the ARRI 60mm Macro Lens PL mount. Both front and rear elements got a detailed inspection and cleaning for dust, scuffs and scratches that get logged (if found) for future reference. He also tested the iris and focus rings to make sure they were turning smoothly and that the iris blades open and close correctly. The body of the lens was checked for scratches and dents in the metal that could cause issues, and to wrap it up, he checked to be sure that all of the screws on the lens and PL mount are accounted for and as tight as they need to be before putting the lens back in rotation. 

With the 60mm macro lens, a rear element scratch is alway a scary thing. The rear element is responsible for focusing the entire image onto the film plane (or sensor in the 21st century), so a scratch to this piece of glass will almost certainly show up in an image if damaged. Fortunately for this one, the scratch is on the perimeter of the glass, outside of the sensor’s view which does not affect image quality and flaring. 

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Rule Boston Camera Welcomes Dan Gruenpeter

Boston, MA, March 17, 2017 – Rule Boston Camera, New England’s premiere source for professional video and audio equipment rentals, sales and service, welcomes Dan Gruenpeter as Business Development Manager.

In this new role, Dan will be responsible for establishing new business relationships and reinforcing existing ones.

Prior to joining Rule Boston Camera, Dan spent over 13 years in the Film & TV production industry, working internationally for AbelCine, Canon Australia and ARRI, to name a few companies.

Born in South Africa and raised in Australia, Dan attended the University of New South Wales in Sydney, majoring in Human Resource Management and International Relations. He has also spent a number of years residing in both the UK and USA.

“We are so excited to bring Dan’s knowledge and experience to the New England market. In his career, he has demonstrated a very real talent for helping his clients grow their businesses. In conjunction with the breadth of capabilities and services we offer at Rule, Dan will be very popular, I predict!” says John Rule, President of Rule Boston Camera.

To connect with Dan Gruenpeter, contact gruenpeter@rule.com or 800-rule-com.