Professional Video Cinema EOS Camera + Lens Savings

Professional Video and Canon have done it again. We’ve teamed up with the Canon to bring you huge savings. These promotions are designed to help customers get into a Canon cinema camera and Canon cinema lens system at lower prices. Here’s how it works: Right now when you buy a Canon EOS C100 or C300 camera and at least 1 cinema prime lens you’ll get $500 off the camera body. Then you get $1,000 of of each cinema prime lens you buy. But wait, there’s more! When you buy a kit of 3 lenses we’ll give you another discount, an additional $900 off of the package price. A kit of 4 lenses will get you another $1600 and a kit of 5 lenses will get you $2500.

Lets draw up an example. The regular price of a C100 and a Canon 50mm cinema lens would be $10,449. With this promotion the same kit would be $8,699. Now lets say you wanted a 3 lens kit, because, after all, you have to have more glass. Lets round the average lens price to about $5,000. So the C100 plus 3 lenses at $5,000 each would normally be $20,499. Now with our promo the same kit would run you approximately $16,099, depending on which prime lenses you buy. That means you’re almost getting one of those lenses for free.

And don’t forget to finance that purchase with our 0% $0 down financing for 24 months. That means a C100 and 3 Canon cinema primes would run you about $670 a month. So what do you think? Let us know. Post by Eric C. Petrie


Out of Order Tou With Ross Hockrow & Pro Video

Professional Video is extremely excited to be the Canon Cinema EOS sponsor of Ross Hockrow’s “Out of Order Tour”. The “Out of Order Tour” teaches how to create captivating films through the editing process by focusing on two key concepts The first is the use of “out of order” storytelling techniques. The second is how to make decisions about where pieces go. Designed for the intermediate filmmaker, this workshop shows you how to unlock the full potential of your footage by utilizing the principles of story structure, narrative bases, shot selection, pacing, and the psychological effects of shot placement.

As Ross has said, ” Editing has the power to transform substandard footage into an intriguing and captivating story. But great cinematography can never overcome bad editing”

The tour comes through Seattle on Sunday, October 6th and through Portland on Tuesday October 8th. We’ll be there with the full Canon cinema camera line-up, cinema lenses, and cinema accessories. Plus we’re giving away sweet prizes for customers that stop by and say hi. If you are still needing to buy tickets use our special promo code and get a $15 discount. The promo code is OOOPROVT . Post by Eric C. Petrie


Professional Video Frequently Asked Questions

We have published a frequently asked questions page on our website. Professional Video has been here in Portland for nearly 25 years but we’ve never really been very good about letting people know who we are, what we are, and what we’re all about. Hopefully this will be a small step in the right direction of helping with some of that.

As of right now here are the questions that we answer in the FAQ: 1)What is Professional Video 2)Have you guys ever heard of B&H? Can you match their price? 3)Why should i buy from you? 4)Are you a store? 5)What do you have in-stock? 6)You guys are really expensive right? You’re small and local, you must be expensive. 7)Whats your return policy? 8)Can i try it before i buy it? 9)Do you rent stuff? 10)Do you sell DSLR cameras? 11)How do i buy something from you? I don’t see a web store? 12)Do you ship? 13)How often do you receive and send out shipments?

If there are any questions that you would like to see on the FAQ please let us know. We’re trying to pull back the curtain here and let the whole world see more of who we are and what we do here. Post by Eric C. Petrie


Using Color Correction Gels

By Shane Hurlbut: When I first became a cinematographer, there were two companies in the gel manufacturing business, Rosco and Lee. A few years later, a new kid on the block emerged, GAM Filters. They had been big on party colors, aka theatrical colors, and jumped into the color correction gel business as well. Back in the day, CTO was the only way to warm your lights up in increments. You had: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and Full CTO.

In the mid-nineties, Rosco introduced a warming gel called CTS, which had more yellow than orange in it. I prefer yellow over red and orange as a color on skin tones……Continue


Delkin Unleashes Fasted CF Card Yet

Delkin has announced a new line of CF 1050X UDMA 7 Cinema memory card, rated specifically for 4K video. The cards are capable of 120MB/s write and 160MB/s read speeds, with UDMA 7 support, and VPG (Video Performance Guarantee) profiling. According to Delkin, the cards are designed to keep speeds above 100MB/s so as not to drop frames from high capacity filming.

The 1050X is approved to work in high-end cameras that support 4K UltraHD recording, such as Canon’s EOS-1D C and C500; undergoing thorough testing to ensure compatibility and flawless performance. To record footage in 4K at 24fps, the Canon 1D C requires memory cards that are UDMA 7 and have a minimum write speed of 100 MB/s. Cards with a write speed less than 100 MB/s will either drop frames during filming or stop recording. The 1050X also works on digital file recorders, like AJA’s Ki Pro Mini.

The cards are available in three capacities: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB for $134, $294, and $639 respectively. You can pick them up right here at Professional Video. Post by Eric C. Petrie


Tokina Enters Cinema Market

The number of cine lenses on the market has been on the rise since DSLRs got into the video game. Now Tokina has also gotten on board, with a wide-angle cine lens announced on its Japanese site. With an asking price of around $5,870, it’s due in a PL mount version later in September, and come November in an EF mount.

It’ll have a focus range of 16-28mm, the aperture will run T3.0 to T22 with a nine bladed aperture system, and 15 lens elements in in 13 groups.

Professional Video is a full cinema dealer including cameras and lenses. We currently sell the full Canon cinema lens line, the full Zeiss lens line, and the full Schneider lens line. We are actively looking into bring on Tokina when their cinema lenses hit the market. Post by Eric C. Petrie



Review & Explination of Metabones Speed Boost

Metabones has become the hottest name is lens mount adapters. Their two hottest items are their standard Canon EF to Sony E mount adapter and the Speed Boost version. The standard adapter sells for $399 and is easily the best option for using Canon EF lenses on an FS700. The Speed Boost version sells for $599 and offers some bennifits that sound like magic. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around how the Speed Boost works and what the tradeoffs might be. I cam across this article that is the best I’ve seen at illustrating the pros and cons of the Speed Boost. Read the article and when you’re ready to buy your Metabones adapters purchase from Professional Video. Post by Eric C. Petriemb_ef-e-bm2_01



GoPro Announces Hero3+

GoPro cameras have revolutionized our concept of cameras that can literally get any shot from any angle. Even though they are aimed at consumers and hobbyists the professional customers that we help love them. We keep them in-stock at Professional Video in Portland. GoPro has announced the Hero3+. The Hero3+ is availible in the “Black” edition and the “Silver” edition. While this isn’t the 4K/60p camera some were hoping for it is a nice upgrade over the Hero3. Both editions feature a change to the form factor. They’re 20% smaller then the current Hero3. Both editions will now do 1080/60p and 720/120p. The “Silver” has a 10mp still photo the “Black” has a 12mp still photo, up from a 5mp on the previous model. Both editions have a new sensor that is dramatically improved in low light. Both editions also have a 30% improved battery. The “Black” edition features 2K/30p, and 4K/15p. It comes with the Wi-Fi remote. The “Black” edition also features two modes the “Silver” doesn’t. The first is called SuperWide where the camera uses more of the sensor to see at an extreme wide angle. The second is a Super Low Light mode where the camera automatically adjusts shutter speeds to give even more dramatic low light performance. The cameras are shipping on a limited bases now. Order yours from Professional Video today and you should receive it in about 10-15 business days. Post by Eric C. Petrie

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