The First Look at the Panasonic AG AF100…

Jan Crittenden-Livingston brought the working prototype of the AF100 to Rule yesterday! The first impression — it has a rather light body (2.5lbs), although it looks “stocky”. The handle can be removed and the right side grip can be removed, too, leaving a pretty simple cube. It came with a PL adaptor for Zeiss cine […]

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Waiting for Panasonic AG-AF100 Camcorder…

We are waiting for new Panasonic camera – AG-AF100. It is is a new single-sensor camera with interchangeable lenses. It’s based on the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) format, using a bayonet style lens mount with 10.6×18.8mm CMOS sensor. The body alone is priced around $5k. We expect to have it at the end of December, […]

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PluralEyes for Avid Media Composer

We’ve been watching with envy as the Internet has been buzzing about PluralEyes and its auto-syncing technology, which brings some exciting news for Avid users… PluralEyes is available to most of the major NLEs: Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Vegas and now Media Composer. The MC version is currently in beta and offered as a […]

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The Arrival of the Alexa

The Alexa, the much-anticipated new digital cinema camera from ARRI, arrived last Monday in its factory-fresh box.  The Rule Boston Camera staff was obviously ecstatic to get their hands on the camera after various ARRI factory delays postponed its arrival.  Within its first few hours at our shop (Arri Unboxing), the Alexa was booked on […]

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The First Forum Shoot

In past posts, I mentioned that this room at Harvard’s School of Public Health, is interesting because of its dual purpose. Well, on Friday we broke in the production part of the room. Here is the techno-geeky breakdown of the shoot: The goal was redundancy to prevent failure. Four BRC-H700 Cameras mounted on ceiling lifts […]

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Production Outfitters: New G-Drives!

New to Productions Outfitters are the G-Technology G-Drives!  These light and portable drives come in a range of storage sizes and include a sleek silver design.  They are naturally rugged and  capable of faster transfer speeds and a range of connectivity. The G-drive mini has some added bonuses including 2 firewire 800 ports and no […]

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The Forum Launches Today

In the last couple of weeks, the System Integration Team has been putting together the final pieces for the launch of the Harvard School of Public Health’s FORUM series.  The AV and lighting are now in place in the room that will be used BOTH as a conference room and production studio.   The production studio […]

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System Integration at Harvard is Up & Running

In mid-October, the System Integration Team installed the Panasonic 103″ monitor in the 10th floor conference room (which looks really great).  The monitor was hoisted by a crane up 10 floors through a window and then was stored in a closet while the construction part of the project was finished. Like everything in this installation, […]

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Recent Steadicam Workshop with Zephyr & Scout

At the recent Columbus Day Weekend Steadicam Workshop with Peter Abraham, I was intrigued by a couple of things.  First off, the people that I spent those two days with were AWESOME.  You literally walk away feeling like you are best friends (check out the photos at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rule-Boston-Camera/46957103796?ref=ts). Next to that, I got to use […]

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In the Showroom: 3D, Euphonix MC Color, Tripods, Z-Finders, G-Drives & More

I was recently sitting in the Showroom looking over the latest additions to our stock.  We’re steadily adding to the inventory, so I’ll post what’s new in the Showroom as it comes in.  In the meantime, if you’ve been reading Mike Sutton’s blog posts or following the latest technology in the Learning Lab sessions you’ll […]

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A Unique Dual-Purpose Integration: Mobile & Fixed

The most recent integration project started with a phone call from a local producer who planned to build a portable HD control room for Harvard’s School of Public Health. As initially conceived, this would involve a switching flypack that would move between 2 separate spaces in one building and provide all the control gear to […]

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Ki Pro v2.0 Installed

We just installed the Ki Pro v2.0 upgrade yesterday on all the Ki Pros in our Rental inventory.  Here is what to expect… Ki Pro version 2.0 New Features The following features are implemented with version 2.0 firmware: • 8 channel embedded audio support-choose between 2 channels or 8 channels of audio via embedded SDI […]

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New Sony HD Camcorder – PMW500!

I had a chance to see the new Sony Camcorder – PMW500, here at Rule Boston Camera, recently. It is full size 3×2/3″ CCD (not CMOS) camcorder recording on the SxS cards (2 slots) using XDCAM HD 4:2:2, 50Mb/s codec. The pick up section is identical to the high-end PDW F800 — it can record […]

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Hot off the presses from IBC 2010

AJA Announces Ki Pro Mini, Portable File-Based Recorder at IBC 2010 Miniature 10-bit 4:2:2 flash disk recorder mounts easily on digital cameras and accessories Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 (September 10, 2010)–AJA Video Systems brought production and post one step closer together today with the introduction of Ki Pro Mini, a smaller, lighter version […]

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The New Panasonic AG-3DA1 3D Camcorder

Rule Boston Camera just received the Panasonic AG-3DA1 camcorder which I decided to take out this long weekend for a test drive.  The camera is similar in shape and weight to the Panasonic HPX170 camera with the exception of its dual lens and longer lens hood. The camera is lightweight and has the core features […]

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Summer 2010 Intern Video Project

The internship video project challenges our interns to creatively incorporate Rule Boston Camera into a short film or video. Each time, our interns rise to the challenge and create some memorable works of art. Check out the animated lights, origami, and yellow-obsessed car dwellers in the latest round of intern generated content. Lights from Rule […]

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New Test Post

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Taking Advantage of Crop Factor

Should I get a Canon 5D MKII, 7D, or 1Ds MKIV ?  This is a question I am often asked when someone is looking to buy or rent an HDSLR.  There are several trains of thought that seem to be the main focus from one camera to another, and usually the conversation boils down to […]

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