NAB Wrap Up: New and Noteworthy Products from NAB 2011

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The RED Replacement for Budget Challenged Projects: Sony PMW-F3

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The new Sony PMW-F3 is truly a revolutionary camera. Some jobs just don’t need a RED or an Alexa that can complicate a production and drive up costs in one fell swoop. Some RED and Alexa proponents would say that they’re best for all shooting scenarios, but that’s just not the case when i …

Litepanels Miniplus Lighting

The Litepanels Miniplus series offers shooters extremely efficient and versatile on-camera lighting.  This dimmable LED softlight system is available in both tungsten and daylight models.  The Litepanels Miniplus system is ideal for ENG and documentary work.  Whether you need to fill in the shadows on a daylight exterior or illuminate your subject in a dark club setting, Miniplus on-camera LED lighting is reliable and proficient.  Featuring nearly 20 fitted gels and fully operable on battery power, the Miniplus lighting systems will adapt t …

Litepanels LED Lighting

Litepanels has changed the way people think about LED (light emitting diode) production lighting.  With Litepanels 1×1 and Miniplus lighting fixtures, we see the highly mobile, yet powerful output that makes Litepanels an ideal option for everything from studio setups to documentary shoots and beyond.

Available in 5600K and 3200K temperatures, the Litepanels 1×1 is an absolute workhorse.  Whether you’re key lighting a news anchor or filling the shadows on a daytime exterior, the Litepanels 1×1 is a friend you can rely on.  Lightweight a …

TYE Studios and Moving Picture – Canon/Broncolor Event

Moving Picture recently had the pleasure of participating in the TYE Studios Canon/Broncolor event.  TYE owner Donna Peplin and her staff of seasoned professionals opened their doors to local, South Florida still photography enthusiasts for an informative day of equipment demonstrations and artistic discussion.

[caption id="attachment_303" align="alignleft" width="250"] Model Suzanny Cardoso in our continuous lighting setup at TYE Studios.[/caption]

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The California Sunbounce Pro

The California Sunbounce Pro is a convenient and efficient solution for many lighting situations.  Consisting of tightly stretched fabric with two variant sides, zebra (a herringbone pattern of silver and gold) and white, the Sunbounce Pro can function as a reflector, diffuser, or shade.  Reflection of light from the zebra side reduces temperature by 400 degrees Kelvin (5000 Kelvin light is reduced to 4600 Kelvin when reflected).  Especially helpful when filming outside, the Sunbounce Pro can easily be handheld or c-stand mounted. With a col …

Matthews Hot Flags

Matthews Studio Equipment unveiled their new line of “Hot Flags” at this year’s NAB Convention in Las Vegas.  Engineered to withstand up to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, Hot Flags can be placed directly in front of high wattage lights without fear of a burnout.

Comparing the Hot Flag in a side by side test with the Matthews Metal Hi Temp Flag, each was positioned just inches from an ARRI 12K HMI.  A hole was burned through the metal flag inside of ten minutes while the Hot Flag showed no signs of damage for the duration of the test.  Allow …


ARRI introduced its new ARRI M18, an 1800W SE HMI, at last year’s NAB convention in Las Vegas.  Having become available this past summer, the M18 has proven itself as a versatile and efficient lighting system.  With an average lamp life of 750 hours and a tagline as “the brightest HMI you can plug into the wall,” the M18 combines convenience with dependability.

The M18 combines elements of PAR and Fresnel optics to spread an even beam of “TrueBlue” light that is adjustable from 20-60 degrees.  This lens-less system provides an i …

Green Screen Tips

When shooting on green screen, there is a common expression used on the set; “we’ll just fix it in post.” But, for the best results, and keeping your composite editor sane, it is a good practice to follow these simple tips:

1 : Light your screen evenly. Kino Flos are usually the best; offering a very even light and intensity. Shadows, wrinkles and gradients in intensity can make it more difficult for your compositor to control the colors in post.

[caption id="attachment_93" align="alignnone" width="300"] Lighting is especially important! Key …

Kino Diva – Built For Speed

Originally introduced as a portable dimming Kino Flo for videographers, the Diva-Lite has blossomed into an everyman’s soft light for lighting news studios, feature films, television productions and professional still photo shoots.

[caption id="attachment_63" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Kino Flo Diva-Lite 400[/caption]

The latest Diva-Lite 400 cool light boasts Kino Flo’s trademark modular fixture designs with full-range dimming, switching and remote control features.

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Kino Flo 4-Foot 4-Bank, a lighting must-have!

As a rental house it is important to offer the highest quality industry standard equipment on the market. One such industry standard is the soft light, and Moving Picture carries the best in the business – Kino Flo.

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It’s hard to imagine making a block-buster movie, commercial, music video or a small independent feature without seeing Kino Flos on the lighting list. Kino Flo has found a home among generations of film …