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Digital AC Series: VariCam for the AC

This workshop is designed to be a hands-on class to help you prepare the  VariCam 35 model for production. Covering the various functions of the VariCam camera, you will gain detailed understanding of everything a camera assistant needs to know, including the menu system, camera operation, lens options, and accessories.

Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
Location: TBD

  • Overview of the VariCam 35
  • Using menus to set frame rates, resolution, shutter angle, off-speed recording and exposure
  • Clip naming, setting video outputs
  • Recording to an external recorder
  • Common accessories
  • Cabling
  • Loading firmware
  • Restoring camera to factory settings

This workshop is designed for camera assistants or anyone who wants to learn how to prepare the VariCam 35 for production.


Ianbio_2013Ian McCausland is one of AbelCine’s Camera Technology Specialists and Trainers. He holds a BA in Film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and his credits include the 1999 Black Sabbath concert video The Last Supper and the 2008 Smashing Pumpkins documentary If All Goes Wrong. As one of the original Abel staff members, Ian was integral to the formation of the company’s rental department in 1990. In 1997, he reprised his role when he moved out West to launch Abel’s Burbank rental department. Follow Ian on Twitter: @IanMcCausland


Dave_bio_100pxDave Kincaid is one of AbelCine’s HD Camera Support Technicians. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, he studied Audio & Video at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennesee. With an extensive background in electronics, Dave found his true passion in cameras while working with Canon DSLRs. He joined the team in the NY office earlier this year and in his role, works closely with the sales and rental departments to provide both behind-the-scenes and client-facing support. Follow Dave on Twitter: @dkincaidthetech

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