Demo Day with the Latest Tools from Teradek

Join Teradek’s Jon Landman (at our NEW location in Newton) for a look at the latest tools, including demos with the Bolt 10K ultra-long range wireless receiver (compatible with Bolt 3000 units), and the Serv Pro for streaming live HD video from your camera, video switcher, or DIT cart to multiple iOS and Android devices on set.

Stop by anytime during our morning or afternoon sessions: 10am-12n or 2-5pm  • FREE! • RSVP

Jon will also cover a variety of integrated solutions and brand-new additions, like these:

  • Bond Backpack for network redundancy wherever you go (NOW SHIPPING!)
  • Link Pro Backpack with 4 modems for high speed internet access (AVAILABLE THIS MONTH!)
  • Teradek RT a wireless FI+Z lens and camera control system
  • Serv Pro and Link for real-time smart device monitoring 
  • VidiU Go an HEVC / H.264 live streaming encoder with bonded cellular technology
  • Cube 755 the world’s smallest HEVC encoder with SRT

Take advantage of these special offers on DEMO DAY:

• GET 5% Off any Teradek purchases (ONE DAY ONLY ON DEMO DAY!)

• SIGN IN on Demo Day for 20% OFF any of our Teradek product rentals + 30% OFF Teradek Serv Pro (GOOD THROUGH JUNE 30th!)

Click below to watch our videos on these Teradek products:

 

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New in Rentals: Compact Sigma Cine Prime Lenses

New in Rentals, the compact Sigma Cine primes with full frame coverage and high speed aperture ~ T1.5 (20, 24, 35, 50, 85mm) and T2.0 (14, 135mm) have arrived.

Excellent resolution and ready for 8K, the well-crafted cine design offers smooth focus with minimal distortion or breathing. The nine blade iris makes for a soft round bokeh. Now available in EF mount.

Contact Rentals for details: email or phone at 800-rule-com.

–Dave Kudrowitz, Senior Engineer

Learning Lab: Cinema VariCam Experience + More with Panasonic (LIVE STREAMING ON FACEBOOK!)

Join Panasonic’s Gregger Jones for a discussion of NAB and Cine Gear Expo highlights and featured gear, including the latest on the Cinema VariCam experience with VariCam PURE, VariCam LT, and more.  Gregger will also have the 20-120mm Cabrio Lens from Fujinon, and Sales will be taking pre-orders for the newly-announced AU-EVA1 Compact Cinema Camera from Panasonic. Visit our blog for more details or contact us at sales@rule.com or 800-rule-com .

10am-12n • FREE  • Click here to RSVP. Sign-in for a 20% Rental Discount on the VariCam LT!

Can’t make it in person? We’ll be livestreaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST! Click here to see our video library in the Learning Lab Playlist under the VIDEO tab.

Interested in buying or renting Panasonic products? Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

BAVUG’s NAB Recap at AVID Headquarters

Avid’s theme for NAB this year is “The Sky’s The Limit.” Get a first-hand look at some of their key announcements and new features at BAVUG’s NAB Recap meeting at Avid Headquarters in Burlington.

Registration is strongly encouraged to help calculate food/refreshments for everyone. All registrants will be eligible for the raffle. One lucky registrant will win a copy of Avid Media Composer!

Free registration for BAVUG meetings closes at 12pm the day of the event. After that, only paid registrations are available until 6pm.

Raffle prizes for this meeting are provided by Avid, Boris FX, iZotope, NewBlueFX and Rule Boston Camera.

**Doors open for check-in at 6pm** Enjoy refreshments, networking and socializing until the presentations start at 7pm.

Register here. 

Massachusetts Production Coalition Spring Meeting

Join your community of film and media professionals for a special Spring Meeting at District Hall.

*Reserve your ticket here.

SCHEDULE
6:00 – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 – 9:00 pm Presentations

PRESENTATIONS TBA

MEMBERSHIP
Ready to become a member?
Join the Mass Production Coalition online!
massprodcoalition.org/membership

PARKING
Parking is available in the lot on the west side of District Hall. Metered street parking is also available around the building.

LEARNING LAB: Virtual Reality with the Nokia OZO 360° Camera (LIVESTREAMING ON FB!)

Join RBC Engineer, Alex Enman, for a look at the Nokia OZO 360° Virtual Reality Camera.

Alex will discuss workflow from production to post, with an overview of the OZO’s streamlined system for storing all video + audio data in sync, including its one output cable and one power + memory cartridge.

10am-12n with Breakfast • FREE  • Click here to RSVP. Can’t make it in person? We’ll be livestreaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST! Click here to see our video library in the Learning Lab Playlist under the VIDEO tab.

Interested in renting the Nokia OZO 360° Virtual Reality Camera? Contact us at rentals@rule.com or 800-rule-com or check the rental product page on our website for details.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

LEARNING LAB: Shooting + Posting with Green Screen (LIVESTREAMING ON FB!)

Mike Hennessey, Producer/Director and DP at Resonate Video, and RBC Engineer, Alex Enman, tag team a presentation on the in’s and out’s of working with a portable green screen backdrop. Mike will cover tips and techniques for shooting with green screen on location, and Alex will discuss what’s involved in post-production, including color-grading.

10am-12n with Breakfast • FREE

Click here to RSVP. Can’t make it in person? We’ll be livestreaming this Learning Lab on our Facebook page starting at 10:10am EST! Click here to see our video library in the Learning Lab Playlist under the VIDEO tab.

Interested in buying or renting a portable green screen or other production and post-production products? Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com or check our website sales and rental pages for product details.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

PA Workshop

Starting out in the industry? Learning the ropes as a Production Assistant is where many get their start in the business. The Mass Production Coalition will be holding a PA workshop to prepare young industry members entering the workforce. This workshop teaches the skills to be a valuable Production Assistant on feature film and commercial productions in an immersive 1-day training program. Through hands-on training sessions and presentations, attendees gain knowledge to be a successful PA ready to work on set. The workshop is for new PA’s starting out as well as those already in the field- to hone their skill set, gain career insights, and make valuable connections.

Saturday, April 8th 9:30am-3:00pm at Red Sky Studios

*info and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pa-workshop-tickets-32892040980

SHOWROOM DEMO: An Intro to the New Sony FS7 II

Join RBC Engineer, Tim Coughlan, for an introduction to the new FS7 II from Sony.

Tim will cover the many features of this versatile 4K Super35 digital cinema camera, including Electronic Variable ND filter, Lever Lock type E-Mount with locking collar, improved ergonomics, and the 18-110mm servo zoom lens. 

12n to 1pm in the Showroom

Click here to RSVP • FREE

Interested in buying or renting this or other Sony products? Contact us at answers@rule.com or 800-rule-com or check our website sales and rental pages for product details.

Click here to watch our new IN THE SHOWROOM video series featuring the latest in production and post-production equipment and technology.

PARKING FOR RBC EVENTS:

If our parking lot at 395 Western Avenue is full, please park at the Brighton Mills parking lot at 360 Western Avenue, Brighton. Please be sure to RSVP so we can forward the parking pass for your dashboard if you park in this overflow lot, or click on RBC PARKING PASS to print your own. Thanks!

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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.