intermediate and advanced cameras

 
Canon XA30 Camcorder Kits

The Canon XA30 Camcorder is a small format professional camcorder, it records in 1080p. This camera produces professional broadcast quality footage and has a removable audio handle which provides professional XLR audio inputs with physical controls.

 

The camcorder both has extensive automatic settings, which can make it accessible to someone with limited video camera knowledge (i.e. knows how to operate a consumer camcorder) but also has manual controls which allow it to be used in a more controlled way by an experienced user. It’s a great documentary video platform and can be used with the lab’s RODE NTG-2 shotgun microphone as a very capable “run and gun” set-up.

 

This kit requires accreditation by the lab technician in order to be reserved in Webcheckout.

User Friendly Rating

Intermediate (On Auto Settings)

Advanced (On Manual Settings)

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_XA30CAMCORDER_01 or 02

 

Basic Specifications

1080p Video Recording

20x Optical Zoom Range (28mm - 576mm Equivalent in 35mm)

 

Battery and AC Power (wall socket) options.

 

Full Automatic and Manual control modes.

XLR Microphone Inputs.

 

Battery Time

Standard Battery = ~ 2 hours

Extended Battery = ~3 hours 30 minutes

AC Adapter = Unlimited (only charges battery when camera is off)

(Extended Battery does not communicate battery % to camera.)

 

Recording Time

1080p = ~ 4 hours
(per 64gb card, 3 cards included in kit)

 

Kit Contents

This kit is kept in a small backpack.

 

Canon XA30 Camcorder

Canon XA30 Audio Handle

Canon XA30 Lens Hood

Canon XA30 AC Adapter

Canon XA30 IR Remote

Multi-Composite Out Cable

Mini HDMI Out Cable

USB 2.0 Cable

 

Canon BP-820 Standard Battery (x2)

Watson BP-828 Extended Battery (No Battery % Display)

XIT BP-800 Series Battery Charger (with Car Adapter)

 

Waterproof SD Card Case

64gb SD Card (x3)

Lexar USB 3.0 SD Card Reader (with USB Cable)

 

Canon XA30 Manual (English and French)

Manuals

Canon XA30 Camcorder Official Manual

         GEM Lab Quick Start Manual

 

User Friendly Rating

Advanced (On Auto Settings)

Advanced (On Manual Settings)

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_A7SPHOTOCINE_01

 

Basic Specifications

Interchangeable lens camera (supplied with 24-70mm & 70-200mm lenses.)

 

AVCHD and MP4 Video File Recording

4k Video Recording @ 24 or 30 fps (50 and 100 mbps data rates available.)

1080p Video Recording @ 24, 30, 60, 120 fps (50+ mbps data rates available.)

30 minute Recording Length Restriction.

 

Jpeg and RAW Still Images

Full Frame 12.2MP Sensor (4240 x 2832 Maximum Resolutions)

Extreme Lowlight Capability (ISO Up to 409600)


Battery Time

4K = ~1 hour

1080p (120 fps) = ~1 hour

1080p (24 or 30 fps) = ~1.5 hour


Recording Time
4K = 1 hour 30 minutes

1080p (120 fps) = 1 hour 30 minutes

1080p (24 or 30 fps) = 2 hours 30 minutes
 

Kit Contents

This kit comes in a large black backpack.

 

Sony A7sII Mirrorless Camera

Sony A7sII Camera Strap

XIT 90° Cold Shoe Flash Bracket Handle

Sony 24-70mm F/4.0 Zoom Lens (with Lens Hood, Lens Caps)

Tiffen 67mm UV Haze Filter (with Case)

 

Sony 70-200mm F/4.0 Zoom Lens (with Lens Hood, Lens Caps, Tripod Collar.)

Tiffen 72mm UV Haze Filter (with Case)

 

Tiffen 82mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

67-82mm Step Up Ring

72-82mm Step Up Ring

Tiffen Filter Pouch

 

Sony NP-FW50 Battery (x5)

Sony NP-FW50 AC Charger (x2)

 

Waterproof SD Card Case

64gb SD Card (x3)

Lexar USB 3.0 SD Card Reader (with USB Cable)

 

Sony A7sII Manual (English and French)

Manuals

Sony A7sII Official Manual

        GEM Lab Quick Start Guide
        *Note this guide is denser than most of the others, more of a quick reference.

The Sony A7sII is a compact mirrorless camera with high quality image and video recording and extreme lowlight, it records in 4k and 1080p. This camera is like a DSLR style camera and provides a more “cinematic” look to video recording and has many advanced features that image driven filmmakers love. (Extended dynamic range, Log recording modes, advanced stabilization features, advanced autofocus features, shallow depth of field.)

 

This camera is good for most any shooting situation, but requires some real-world experience with similar cameras to properly operate as well as a knowledge of photography.

 

This kit requires accreditation from the lab technician in order to be reserved through Webcheckout.

 
Sony A7sII Kit

This is the XLR-K1M an audio accessory for the Sony A7sII mirrorless camera, it connects via the cameras hotshoe mount (found on top of the camera). When connected, it provides two XLR inputs with physical controls for attenuation control, volume control and 48v Phantom Power. (Note, providing phantom power to microphones using this adapter will lower camera battery life.)

 

This kit requires accreditation from the lab technician in order to be reserved through Webcheckout.

 

User Friendly Rating

Advanced

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_A7XLR_01

 

Basic Specifications

Two Balanced XLR Ports

Line / Mic / Mic +48v Settings

+48v Phantom Power

+10db and +20db attenuation options

Low Cut Filter

Physical Volume Controls (Auto Option as well)

Small Capsule ECM-XM1 Short Capsule Shotgun Microphone for on Camera Use.


Battery Time

Will minorly affect A7sII battery life when working.

Will more significantly affect A7sII battery life when working with phantom power.
 

Kit Contents

This kit comes in a small black softcase.

 

Sony XLR-K1M Hot Shoe Adapter

Sony ECM-XM1 Short Capsule Shotgun Microphone

Black Foam Shotgun Windscreen

Manuals

Sony XLR-K1M Official Manual

 

Sony A7sII XLR Adapter Kit

User Friendly Rating

Advanced

 

Kit Identification (Webcheckout)

GEM_A7SCINEMAKIT_01

 

Basic Specifications

Camera Cage:
Various 1/4" thread mounting points.

Cold Shoe Mount on Cage.

Removable Top Handle (with Cold Shoe).

15mm Rod Bracket (for EVF Holder, not included.)

Quick Release from Cage to 15mm Rod Mount.

12" 15mm Rod Set.

Quick Release from 15mm Rod Mount to Tripod Mounting Point.

Follow Focus:

Follow Focus with Hard Stops (0.8 standard gear.)

Focus Crank.

Long and Short Focus Whips.

Adjustable Rubber Lens Gears.

15mm Rod Mount with Camera Plate.

12" 15mm Rod Set.

Kit Contents

This kit comes in a large shoulder bag.

 

Tilta A7sII Cage

Tilta Wooden Handle with Remote Record Button (AAA Powered)

Tilta Top Handle

Tilta Quick Release 15mm Rod Mount

Tilta Silver 12" 15mm Rods (2)

Tilta Black Follow Focus with Hard Stops

Tilta Follow Focus Crank

Tilta Follow Focus Whip (Short)

Tilta Follow Focus Whip (Long)

Tilta Black 15mm Rod Mount

Tilta Black 15mm Rod Camera Plate

Tilta Black 12" 15mm Rods (2)

 

This is a kit that comes with various accessories one would expect to find on a proper cinema camera, with the goal of adapting the ergonomics of the A7sII for a wider set of recording situations.

The kit has a modular camera cage with a wooden grip and video record button. This cage also has a quick release system for 15mm rods, to facilitate handheld, or on tripod use, of a follow focus. (It is also compatible with the XLR adapter as it has a built in shoe mount.)

The other half of the kit is a follow focus kit. This includes a follow focus with hard stops (adjustable stop points on the follow focus to allow the user to set the throw range of a photographic lens ), various follow focus accessories and a 15mm rod plate that provides a tripod mount for the follow focus without using the camera cage.

This kit requires accreditation from the lab technician in order to be reserved through Webcheckout.

Sony A7sII Cinema Kit

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, 1250 Guy Street, FB 319,Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 2T4

Mailing address: Gem Lab, School of Cinema, FB 319, Concordia University, 

1455 Maisonneuve BLVD. West, Montreal, QC Canada, H3G 1M8

 

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