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RED Dragon basic camera package power accessories

With each rental of the basic RED EPIC Dragon 6K camera package, we provide an assortment of power options for no additional charge:
http://facetmedia.com/red-dragon-rental-miami-florida/red-dragon-rental-miami-fl.html

Included in the package are (1) SWIT Quad Charger for V-Mount batteries, (1) REDvolt Quad Charger, (1) DSMC Travel Charger for REDvolts, (1) Battery Belt Clip, (1) RED Cradle for V-Mount batteries, (4) REDBrick V-Mount batteries and (4) REDvolt batteries.

We know each scene usually requires different camera configurations… so we’ve built our camera package to run lightweight and also for heavier configurations.  The lightweight configuration of the REDvolt batteries and fast quad charger will come in very handy for setups such as with the DJI Ronin, Movi and handheld operation. Also the battery belt clip allows you to displace the weight of the heavier brick batteries onto your waist, giving you a longer operating time of up to two hours.

Worrying about your batteries being charged shouldn’t preoccupy your mind on a set. That’s why we’ve came up with a fast charging solution and included quad chargers for both the REDvolt batteries and the brick v-mount batteries. These will charge the batteries simultaneously, keeping your production going nonstop.

Basic RED EPIC Dragon 6K camera package… not so basic after all

Check out our new basic RED EPIC Dragon 6K camera rental package… which is not so basic after all when you consider all the goodies we’ve thrown in for free. We’ve added a Quad REDvolt charger as well as single travel charger and four REDvolt batteries, a Quad SWIT charger for v-mount batteries and four brick batteries, a DSMC battery belt clip, a Manfratto 526 35 pound weight capacity counter balance fluid head, RED DSMC Top Plate v2.0 as well as RED DSMC top mount for 19mm rails (your AC and steadicam operator will thank us for this top mount and top plate). It doesn’t stop there… you also get a RED Bomb EVF and a DSMC Quick Release system with 19mm rails (carbon and steel in different lengths).

We want to give everyone that rents from us a camera package that is solid in the field for an affordable price. Starting from the basic package you can rent our lenses individually or use your own. We also provide services to acquire any lenses you may need for both Canon EF mount or PL cinema mount.

Please check out all that we have to offer in the basic package here:
http://facetmedia.com/red-dragon-rental-miami-florida/red-dragon-rental-miami-fl.html

 

RED EPIC Dragon 6k available for rentals in South Florida

The RED EPIC Dragon with a sensor that has 6k of resolution (6144 x 3160) is now available for rentals in South Florida. The camera can shoot an amazing 19 megapixels RAW per frame at up to 100 frames per second. The advances just doesn’t stop with resolution… it also captures 16.5 stops of dynamic range in a camera body that has a very light weight of 5 pounds. At 2k resolution it can shoot 300fps and at 4k 300fps.

We rent a RED EPIC Dragon package that comes with Zeiss Compact Primes CP2 Super Speeds that are T1.5 lenses and also an affordable Canon L lens package that has the best Canon still lenses such as the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8l, 85mm f/1.2, 50mm f/1.2 and 24mm f/1.4 lenses. Accessories include a Small HD AC7 7″ monitor OLED screen that is absolutely gorgeous with some of the best contrast range on a monitor… sure to impress any client on set. Another option is the lightweight RED Bomb Electronic View Finder for those sunny days where you want to eliminate glare when framing a shot.

Power options include lightweight REDVolt batteries or longer lasting V-lock Brick batteries. For the REDvolt batteries you can use a single battery in the side handle for the most light weight configuration. We also have quad battery modules that use four REDvolt batteries for uninterrupted all day shooting. The lightweight REDvolt batteries power the camera for roughly 30 minutes while the brick batteries power the camera for roughly 2 hours.

For more advance users, we also carry the Bright Tangerine Strummer DNA 4×5.65″ mattebox which is one of the best light control systems in the world. This mattebox system is highly customizable, very lightweight and allows you to switch from a three stage tray system for filters or a lighter weight two stage mattebox in just seconds. Additionally, cleaning the system in the field is much easier due to the click cassette tray system.

 

email info@facetmedia.com or call (954) 593-0411

 

 

T-Micky & Wyclef “Nou Pare” music video shoot @ facetmedia

We were honored to have Wyclef and Sandro Martelly aka T-Micky (son of the president of Haiit) in FACETMEDIA studio for the “Nou Pare” music video directed by Max Sainvil from NY. Shot on RED EPIC with Zeiss CP.2 Super Speed lenses on Friday March 28th, 2014.

Paralinx Arrow Plus wireless 1080p video transmitter available for rentals

Paralinx Arrow Plus with Paralinx Shield protector available for rentals. Rental price is $100 per day.

The Arrow Plus multicast system combines all the features of the Arrow with the added ability to pair each transmitter with up to four receivers. Uncompressed 4:2:2 1920×1080 10-bit video. Less than 2 ms latency. Range of over 300ft line-of-sight. Runs on 5V power. Transmitter weighs less than 40 grams. HDMI input/output. FCC, CE, and ROHS certified. Plug and play–no set-up required.

 

Paralinx Arrow Plus with Paralinx Shield

 

 

RED EPIC with Paralinx Arrow Plus

 

RED EPIC with Paralinx Arrow Plus

 

Paralinx Arrow Plus video feed on Apple 30″ Cinema Display via HDMI to DVI adapter

 

 

 

New EZ Head RPT 25 motorized remote pan/tilt from EZ FX

Just landed is our new  EZ Head RPT 25 motorized remote pan/tilt from EZ FX based in Ocoee, Florida. The EZ Head RPT 25 can carry a camera weight of upto 25 pounds. What we like about this remote head is the ability for it to be converted into a revolving turntable for product shots. The motors and joystick from the EZ Head RPT 25 can also be used on the soon to be released EZ FX Slider that has gearing for automated movement. Other cool features is the auto calibration of the joystick that takes four seconds, ramping speed function, direction switches for both pan & tilt and low clearance of the camera platform with very little protrusion below.

The remote head alone is now available separately for rentals in South Florida for $180 per day and $540 per week. A full working package is available for $420 per day or $1260 per week that includes the EZ FX Jib with Extension Kit, Heavy Duty pedestal with dolly wheels and EZ FX remote head. We also have experienced Jib operators available that can safely and quickly build the system and operate it with precision throughout your shoot.

Feel free to arrange a demo of the jib by contacting Andrae Palmer at (954) 593-0411 or email andrae at facetmedia dot com.

ez fx jib
EZ Head RPT 25 motorized remote head frame

 

Motion control rigs
EZ Head RPT 25 joystick
jib
EZ Head RPT 25 motorized remote head case
EZ HeadRPT 25 joystick

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Inner Circle “Fall In Love” featuring Ñengo Flow and Flo Rida

Inner Circle featuring Ñengo Flow and Flo Rida “Fall In Love” music video shoot on October 28th, 2013. Directed by Dimi BonesStephen Brevig Director of Photography. Shot at FACETMEDIA studios in Hollywood, FL. FACETMEDIA provided DIT & Grip service, RED EPIC camera, Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed lenses, Dana Dolly, EZ FX Jib with Extension Kit, Kino Flo, ARRI M18 HMI and ARRI T1 Fresnels.

 

Lady Saw “Heels On” featuring Flo Rida

Shot at FACETMEDIA studio in Hollywood, Florida on October 10th, 2013. Directed by Evan Winter and Produced by Alastair Waithe from FBI Films. DIT, Production service with inclusive RED EPIC, Zeiss Compact Prime CP2 Super Speed lenses, ARRI M18 HMI, Dana Dolly and EZ FX Jib provided by FACETMEDIA.

Sept. 14th: Green screen lighting with the RED EPIC workshop

Instructor will be Director of Photographer/Gaffer, Jay Shropshire.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3624261/
http://www.jayshropshire.com

RSVP here to attend: http://www.meetup.com/Digital-Cinema/events/136449492/

Topics for this meet up:

Shooting green screen on the RED EPIC with Kino Flo 4×4 light banks, ARRI T1 1000 watt fresnels and ARRI M18 HMI lighting.

1. What color temperature lights are best to work with while shooting green screen on the RED EPIC
2. What iso setting and REDcode compression ratios to chose for optimal performance
3. Black calibration of the sensor: when/how to apply it and how long it takes.
4. 2k/3k sensor cropping on the RED EPIC and how it affects light setup, camera placement and studio choice
5. Shooting high speed on green screen and managing noise and low light due to higher shutter speeds
6. Light planning for different shooting scenarios
7. Ideal placement of talent on Chroma Key Green or Digital Green backdrops
8. How to solve noise issues while shooting with Tungsten light sources
9. Using a light meter to even out the light on the backdrop
10. Ideal diffusion gels for maximum light transmission
11. Chroma key pulling in After Effects, FCPX

Refreshments will be on hand.

This is a PAID meetup. Please contact Andrae Palmer at (954) 593-0411 or andrae at facetmedia dot com for other payment options if you don’t have a Paypal account.