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This camera arrived just a few hours ago. Can you guess which camera this is? It's called a pocket camera but it isn’t hyper-portable, but as a cinema camera it’s about as compact as I think it can be with the capability of shooting RAW and ProRes HQ in 4K DCI 60P. ⏩ Check out the product here -> bit.ly/2VyjCME

Woohoo! We just received our new Camalot vests! You can get one of these and also support a good cause! Why and how? We are aiming towards lowering our carbon footprint to (almost) zero. That's why we will be compensating all our energy consumption by planting trees. We will do this together with Carbon Karma (www.carbonkarma.nl) who will plant the trees for us in Spain. Farmers in Agroforestry projects restore the landscape by battling desertification while meanwhile increasing their production. This way all our CO2 emissions will be compensated and we will be indirectly supporting the local economy. Do you want to support us? Come by our office to get one! Available in all sizes! 👍

Tomorrow we will be hosting a Cinefade event together with cmotion. During this event there will be demonstrations of the Cinefade by Clemens Honig and Stephen Chappell from cmotion. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions and try out the Cinefade with different kind of cameras. The demo takes places from 11.00 - 13.00 at Camalot Amsterdam (Duivendrechtsekade 65) and is primarily for cameramen and assistants. Do you want to be there? You don't have to sign up, you can just walk in. Please be there 15 minutes beforehand. Questions? Just give us a call or send us a message! 👍

Tomorrow we will be hosting a Cinefade event together with cmotion. During this event there will be demonstrations of the Cinefade by Clemens Honig and Stephen Chappell from cmotion. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions and try out the Cinefade with different kind of cameras. The demo takes places from 11.00 - 13.00 at Camalot Amsterdam (Duivendrechtsekade 65) and is primarily for cameramen and assistants. Do you want to be there? You don't have to sign up, you can just walk in. Please be there 15 minutes beforehand. Questions? Just give us a call or send us a message! 👍

Check out this new lens set: the Elite Anamorphic S7 (set of 6). Perfect for filmmakers that are looking for a lens set with modern optics and mechanics combined with the classic anamorphic look. This lens set consists of the: 24,5mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 135mm. ⏩ Check out the product here -> bit.ly/2PFYuT5

New at Camalot Amsterdam: the Oceaneye underwater housing. This housing has been designed specifically for ARRI Alexa Mini and RED cameras and can be operated under (extreme) underwater conditions. All settings and power of the Oceaneye are controlled from the surface. HD-SDI video, camera power and underwater comms to operator are provided through the multicable. It is possible to hire an operator for your shoot with the Oceaneye. Later this year another model will be released which will be designed for other cameras. Want to know more? Send us a message for more information or check out the product here -> bit.ly/2IOsBY1

Do you want to be our neighbour? We are renting out an office space next doors. We are located on the Amstel Business Park, close to the beltway around Amsterdam. In this office you will have access to 3 large sized rooms and 1 kitchen/eating area. Check out the photos for an impression of the space and/or contact us (info@camalot.nl) for more information. 🔽 Address: Duivendrechtsekade 65-1 Space: +/- 100m2 Price: €1250 p/month Parking: Yes Available: Right now

New at Camalot Amsterdam: the Cmotion Cinefade. This camera accessory allows cinematographers to gradually transition between a deep and a shallow depth of field in one shot at constant exposure. This way the cinematographer can accentuate a moment to make it more dramatic or make a client's product stand out in commercials. ▶️ Check out our demonstration video to find out how this works exactly. Visit our productpage for more information -> bit.ly/2HYXjgD

Today is the launch of Studio Paramaribo. Eight years ago Eddy Wijngaarde conceived the idea for Studio Paramaribo, a project focused on bringing the television and film industry in Suriname to a higher level. In the OB truck students and clients will have professional HD television equipment at their disposal. If you are in Paramaribo today, April 1st, feel free to drop by between 18:00 and 22:00 (-3 GMT) for a tour and a drink. If you are not in Paramaribo, you can get a virtual tour in our trailer: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=wkgLEmhfckC Studio Paramaribo is a collaboration between The Backlot, Camalot and The GripBusters.

Today is the launch of Studio Paramaribo. Studio Paramaribo, from an idea of Eddy Wijngaarde, is a collaboration of The Backlot, Camalot and The GripBusters to take the TV/Film industry in Suriname to a higher level. Inside a professional film trailer they will have access to the latest professional film equipment, to record TV shows but also educate people. If you are in Paramaribo: today from 18.00 - 22.00 (local time) you can have a look inside the trailer and check out different demonstrations. You can also check out the inside of the trailer from this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=wkgLEmhfckC

ARRI has just announced the Alexa Mini LF. This camera combines the compact size of the popular Alexa Mini with the large format Alexa LF sensor. Our friends at Film And Digital Times made a comprehensive report of the new Alexa Mini LF, which you can read here -> bit.ly/2OwXqAl Available at Camalot Amsterdam from early July. Photos by ARRI!

A new addition to the Sigma FF High Speed Prime lens family: the 28mm lens. This lens is compatible with full frame cameras and optimised for high-resolution recordings (6K and 8K). This lens has the same standard specifications as all the other already available FF High Speed Prime lenses. Other lenses available are: 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 105mm. ⏩ Check our website for more information -> bit.ly/2Vuw40f

Camera tests, rushes, previews... Our small twelve-seat theather, equipped with a Sony 4K HDR Laser projector, offers everything you will need for a great showcase. Send us a message or call us for more information! 👍

Maybe you have already seen it but we opened our store a while ago. In our store we offer a wide collection of camera accessories, hard drives and expendables. All the essentials you will need for your shoot! Check it out whenever you visit us! 👍

One of the first in the world and available with our Arricam LT cameras: the indieASSIST from Indiecam. This is a new standard HD video assist for Arricam LT 35mm film cameras. It provides exceptional image quality for all crew on set, allowing to judge images far better than on original Arri video assists. The high resolution images show true colours and have sharp, high contrast. Want to know more about this add-on? Send us a message or call us! 👍

Today we added another lens set to our collection: the Leica Thalia lenses. The Thalia prime lenses offer a consistently cinematic look and feel throughout the range of 9 lenses from 24 mm to 180 mm with an image circle of 60 mm. The lenses are lightweight, compact and are available in PL, LPL and XPL mount with Cooke/i Technology metadata contacts. The unique always-round iris design creates a bokeh that is smooth, distinct and full of character. ⏩ Check out the product here -> bit.ly/2Vuw40f

Just arrived in our office: the cPRO LCS by cmotion. The cPRO hand unit offers ultimate control in a balanced and ergonomic design. This unit comes with multiple smart inventions: a focus knob with a non-slip concave fingertip moulding, an intuitive thumb wheel and an illuminated marker ring, marker strip, user buttons and a zoom position LED display to ensure clear information and feedback in any shooting environment. The hand unit comes together with the motor. ⏩ Check out this product here -> bit.ly/2DViqvG

We are proud to be part of the first Dutch Netflix original series: Ares. Ares just started filming in Amsterdam. In this story you will enter the world of Ares, a secret student society in the heart of Amsterdam where best friends Rosa and Jacob surrender to a world of wealth and power. But slowly they start to realize they’ve entered a demonic place, built on secrets from The Netherlands’ past. A place where true power comes at a terrible price. ARES will launch on Netflix in 2019! Read the full press release here! 👇

New at Camalot, the Egripment Slider. This slider is portable, easy to set up and comes completely mounted on its track, packed in a pelicase or travel bag. It is ideal for camera packages up to 20 kg / 44 lbs and can be used in upright or hanging configurations. The wheels are adjustable and specially manufactured for precision and endurance, providing a solid base for optimum shock-free, smooth movements. ⏩ Check out the product here (bit.ly/2RuNU0K) and shoot us a message if you have any questions.

We are proud to announce the RED Digital Cinema RANGER Camera! Exclusively available at Camalot, as the authorised RED rental house in The Netherlands and Belgium. Designed to support high-end productions, RANGER is a compact all-in-one camera system, equipped with a MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, shimmed PL mount, integrated side controls and an integrated top plate. RANGER includes three SDI outputs (two mirrored and one independent) allowing two different looks to be output simultaneously, wide-input voltage (11.5V to 32V), 24V and 12V power outs (two of each), one 12V P-Tap, integrated 5-pin XLR stereo audio input (Line/Mic/+48V Selectable), as well as Genlock, Timecode, USB and Control. The camera also boasts a larger fan for quieter more efficient temperature management on-set. ⏩ Check out the product on our website (bit.ly/2Ryfg6c). And contact us for more information. The RANGER will be available from early March. #RANGER8K