Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 26, 2017

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  • AV Pro Tips: Capturing Audio on the Atomos Shogun Pt. 2

      The Challenge:       We recently received a frantic phone call from a client, who had rented an Atomos Shogun monitor and Canon C300 camera, deeply concerned about a loss of audio on their recent shoot. After dumping the day's footage, our client previewed their clips in the finder window, shocked to find there was no audio playback. The client assured us that they had been receiving audio feedback live and that they double checked to make sure the channel was armed for record. We quickly reassured them that...

  • AV Pro Tips: Capturing Audio on the Atomos Shogun Pt. 1

       The Challenge:        We recently received a frantic phone call from a client, who had rented an Atomos Shogun monitor and Canon C300 camera, deeply concerned about audio syncing issues during their shoot. When testing the C300 with the Shogun they day before their production, the client claimed the audio and video seemed out of sync by a frame or two during playback. This could be a horribly frustrating situation, that could require hours of excessive post production work. Thankfully we had a fairly simple solution. ...

  • AV Quick Tips: The Spider Pod, Spider Support Systems

    AV Quick Tips: The Spider Pod, Spider Support Systems   The Challenge: A couple weeks ago, a client came to us with a multi-camera project. Normally this is a non issue, but the client did though have concerns regarding the placement of the cameras, as well as their height. As the were going to be amongst the audience. After quick reassurance, we told the client that we had a perfect solution, designed with this issue in mind.       ...

  • AV Quick Tips: Using C300 with Atomos Ninja Assassin

      The Challenge:        Recently we had a client who needed a C300 for their project. The C300 is a great cinema camera that functions similarly to a DSLR. Issues did though arise when it was mentioned that recording time would be extensive, and that time was of the essence for their editor. Swapping out multiple SD cards and after each shoot transcribing footage to the proper editing codec was not an option for this producer. Thankfully, we had a convenient, simple solution that would knock out two birds...

  • AV Pro Tips: 4K Screen Capture on a 5K iMac

    The Atomos Ninja Assassin, capture 4K UHD from any HDMI 4K UHD device, not just cameras!   The Challenge:        A few days ago we had a client that needed a ProRes 4K UHD screen capture of an iMac display. Only problem was, when they used software to attempt their initial screen capture, they experienced unbearable lag. Previously this had not been an issue for our client, as they were before capturing 1080p footage. Now capturing 4K UHD, software capture isn’t going to cut it. Thankfully...

  • Why Should I Get Production Insurance?

    You’ll need Production Insurance if you want to rent the gear used on the big shows, and you’ll need Production Insurance, if you don’t want to be slammed with an enormous invoice for lost, broken or stolen equipment, when accidents happen.  But as it turns out, Production Insurance isn’t that expensive.  For the doors that Production Insurance opens, it’s more than worth it. Whilst I’ve never worked for an Insurance Company, and we don’t offer Insurance at AVSuperfly, I’ve dealt with insurance enough in the rental industry, and I want to shed some light on a...

  • Build Your Own Quotes! How To Use AVSuperfly

    Isn't it annoying that you can't order AV Equipment anywhere online?  Are you sick of calling for prices?  Waiting for business hours to get your quote?  Wait no more!  AVSuperfly has online pricing, live inventory, multiple rental lists for multiple quotes and online checkout.  Check our quick Video Tutorial below to make your account today!   Building your own quotes with AVSuperfly from AVSuperfly on Vimeo.

  • Why Are Monitors, TVs, LCDs and Plasma Screens So Expensive To Rent?

    Have you noticed how expensive Monitors rentals are these days?  It's insane.  You can buy a Samsung 60-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV from Amazon for $800, so why are they charging upwards of $600/day?   It's partially because they're hard to transport, they're easy to break, and those rolling road-cases cost just as much, if not more, than the TV itself.  But it's also, because they know you'll pay it. Monitors, Screens, LCDs and Plasmas fit into this annoying product category, where you could buy them from the Costco, but what would you do with them?  When you're paying $4/sqft for...

  • New Lightweight Sliders at AVSuperfly

    Finally, a lightweight slider for the heavy-duty cameras!  Almost. For the longest time, we've felt sliders have been a bit of a burden on set for smaller crews.  Whilst that dynamic movement has a huge payoff in the final product, the logistics of 5ft sliders, with all their support, was rarely worth it for micro-budget shoots.  Plenty of smaller options occupy the field, but the tiny sliding range, or poor-build have never made them serious contenders for anything other than a DSLR.  The Edelkrone SliderPLUS Pro is here to change all that. If you haven't yet seen their ever-viral marketing...

  • Why We Like The PMW-300

    Easily the most popular camera at AVSuperfly, and our choice for most shoots, the Sony PMW-300 XDCAM is a multi-purpose rig you should get to know.   A long overdue upgrade from Sony’s legacy EX-3 model, the PMW-300 has some notable upgrades from its successful predecessor.  If you used the EX-3, or any semi-shoulder mount camcorder, the 300 should feel incredibly familiar.  The 300 now meets all broadcast standards, shooting an MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mb/s format.  The ever-modular eyepiece is a refreshing update, especially for those long, live event records and the viewfinder holds a crisp 3.5” screen that is...

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