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Sports Video 3 Camera Profile

We worked on this three camera profile of Golden State Warrior star Kevin Durant last week before the Warriors returned to Oklahoma City for first time since KD made his move to Oakland to play for the Warriors. ESPN ‘s Marc Stein conducted the interview at the Warriors training facility in downtown Oakland. Working alongside my colleagues we used three Sony FS7 cameras to capture the conversation for ESPN. With a combination of the terrific Sony FS 7 camera and a variety of Canon lenses we were able to achieve a nice low depth of field look for this shoot despite being in a practice gym with overhead halogen lights.       Here is the full interview that aired on...

Education Video-Wharton School of Business

Education Video is a big market these days as more and more schools are putting their course online for consumption by remote located students around the world. This week Rockk Video produced tow days of educational video for the Wharton School of Business. one of their instructors interviewed entrepreneurs about their skills and experience for a special class on this subject they are offering. For this shoot we set up in the faulty lounge at the SF location for Wharton. It was a two camera shoot and we used two Sony HD XDCams for the sessions. Our newest rig, the Sony FS7 XDCam was used for the first time to record these interview. What a great new camera to have in our arsenal. Education Video by Rockk...

New Gear for the New Year

4k and HD Video from the ground and from the air are part of the new updates to Rockk Video’s arsenal of tools for the New Year. We have just taken delivery on the Sony FS7 HD/4K camera. This awesome camera shoots on the highest quality formats so you can get the absolute most out of your video shoot. Pairing this camera with high quality zoom lenses or prime lenses allows us maximum flexibility to give clients the best video for their money. Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM: Designed as a camera that is at home on productions as diverse as “Cinéma Vérité”-style documentaries, reality TV, commercial and corporate applications Sony’s PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System is a flexible 4K camera system. It features a Super 35mm size sensor that allows you to capture images with cinematic depth of field. The camera’s E-mount is machined from stainless steel and allows you to use E-mount lenses or with the use of optional adapters to accept most 35mm lenses including PL, EF, Leica, and Nikon. The camera can capture footage to optional on-board XQD media cards in either DCI (4096 x 2160), UHD (3840 x 2160) at up to 60 FPS or HD at up to 180 FPS. Now our other exciting new addition to the kit is our ability to shoot from above as well as on terra firma. We have added the very exciting 3DR Solo quadcopter to our kit. This copter is super smart as it features its own onboard 1 GHz computer. The copter carries a GoPro Hero HD camera on a gimbal so you get the smoothest and...

Launching DigitalEd

Online education is a huge growing market as schools and universities all over the world are putting their classes online both for free and paid versions. There are several online class platforms out there but one we have found to be very interesting and revolutionary is the NovoEd platform developed at Stanford University by Professor Amin Saberi and his team of engineers. Rockk Video has now become the preferred video production partner with NovoEd to facilitate high quality video for educators wanting to integrate their course online with this unique platform. To date we have shot five of these online courses for clients and hope to be producing many more in the coming months as this partnership grows and develops. DigitalEd is a service of Rockk Video and features partners Kevin Rockwell, Rusty Dornin, and Chuck Afflerbach. You can find the DigitalEd services located here.   Related articles New MOOC Provider Says It Fosters Peer Interaction Stanford’s Venture Lab MOOC Platform Goes Private, Relaunches as NovoEd NovoEd, another Stanford MOOC startup, opens small-group learning services to public [GigaOM] Ed-Tech | Stanford Professor launches startup to make elite education available to all Stanford’s NovoEd Brings Collaboration And Group Learning To MOOCs To Help Fight...

From Solar to Science to Fire to Style

It was a busy few days of shoots last week for Rockk Video as it was one of those times when all the shoots happen in a space of a few days. Monday began with a shoot for Blue Turtle Roofing documenting their install of a cool roofing system for a client in Santa Rosa CA. They were installing cool roof shingles and a solar attic fan that can reduce summer home temps by as much as 17 degrees. Should make a big dent in energy costs for this client. Then it was off to BR Cohn Winery to shoot stand ups for our wine program. Great day in the wine country as temps were high and the breeze was just right. Tuesday brought the first of three days shooting stories for the National Science Foundation web site. We started off in Oakland at the ASA Academy summer program for girls where they teach wonderful science curriculum to young women. The camp consists of mornings in classroom getting hands on education about astronomy, computer game building and more and afternoons spent on science field trips. Wednesday was frog day. Over at SF State researcher Vance Vredenburg is looking into the extinction of frogs and particularly the problem of frog populations dying off in the Sierras of California from a fungus infection. This problem could be reflective of our global climate change issues and what we are doing to the Earth. We shot in his lab and then out in the field as he gathered samples in a pond east of SF. Thursday we hopped over to UC Berkeley to...