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The dawn of a new era is upon us. For more than 100 years, camera companies have been trying to squeeze the best specs into the smallest available formats. Smartphones and point-and-shoot cameras are too limiting, and digital SLRs are too bulky. Enter the Mirrorless Generation. Now, we can pack big image quality into a small, travel-friendly package. Whether you are looking for a new camera or... READ MORE

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Streaming media players are a dime a dozen these days, and with good cause. Consumers are always looking for a way to cut back on the expensive cable TV packages that plague most middle-income families. Cord cutting is not a new concept – it’s been around in various forms and formats for years – but it has captured a lot of press lately, especially when surrounded by a nimbus of attention-... READ MORE
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MOTU (Mark of the Unicorn), the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based manufacturer of computer music hardware and software solutions recently revamped their line of audio interfaces to include Thunderbolt connectivity and AVB networking. These three new 1U 19” rackmountable audio interfaces differ from one another in terms of analog I/O, but all share a common feature set that includes a flexible 48-... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker presents the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-5.6 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens, and covers its versatility, optical qualities, and performance-related attributes. The video begins with a rundown of the lens' design as well as its ability to produce a 1:2.9 maximum magnification ratio... READ MORE

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In this video, Mia McCormack takes a look at three wide-angle cine prime lenses from Rokinon designed for APS-C sized sensors. It covers the manual focus design, lens mount compatibility, and the cinema features of each lens, including the stepless aperture ring, 0.8 pitch lens gears, and T-stop measurements. The first two lenses Mia showcases are the Sony E-Mount versions of the... READ MORE

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Have you ever wondered what happens when your UAV stalls in mid-air? It’s probably not something you want to think about, especially if your aircraft is carrying expensive camera gear. Enter the DJI DropSafe. While details are scant, based on the video that's circulating on the Internet (and embedded below), the DropSafe appears to be a parachute—a "drop speed reduction system," according to DJI... READ MORE
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So, you are a regular Explora reader and you recently mastered fireworks photography. Now, the fireworks shows are done and you are hooked on photographing dazzling light, so you decide you want to photograph the lightning that comes with summer storms. Well, again, you have come to the right place! Before we get... READ MORE
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Featuring a compact camcorder size and shape, a first for Sony’s XDCAM line of cameras, the new PXW-X70 features a 1” type sensor which is eight times larger than the 1/3” size... READ MORE
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One of the more often overlooked production steps, especially in the digital age, is proper slating technique. It is easy to understand why: banging a slate seems to belong to a bygone era, something relevant only to productions shooting on film, and in today’s rapid-fire production environment with directors rolling endlessly on multiple takes or wanting to shoot without alerting the actors... READ MORE
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CG247 CX241 The new line of ColorEdge monitors from Eizo offer enhanced color representation,... READ MORE
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While the release of Mac OS X Yosemite isn't expected until the fall, Apple decided to update their MacBook Pro with Retina Display line in advance. With faster 4th-gen Haswell Intel Core processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a lower starting price for the top-of-the-line 15-inch model, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display provides faster performance than its... READ MORE
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Canon has just added two new super-zoom point-and-shoots to their expansive line of PowerShot digital cameras; the SX520 HS and SX400 IS. As part of the esteemed SX-series of cameras, these two new offerings are contextualized by their high degree of imaging capabilities, versatile zoom... READ MORE
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Getting your DSLR or mirrorless camera ready for serious video production work often means building a rig around it. A good place to start is to add a camera cage and 15mm rod-based support system. With plenty of options available on the market, deciding on a solution that works best for you and your camera can be daunting. To make your life easier, German manufacturer walimex Pro offers the... READ MORE
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This is not your average department store cooler by any means. Pelican, a proven leader in rugged equipment has done it again with their Elite Cooler products. Delivering on their well-earned reputation, Pelican brought their long history of building high-quality rugged gear into the design. This cooler is a game... READ MORE
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Gamers. Everyone knows one, many of us are one. Some of us game on our consoles, such as the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Others game from their PCs, using hardcore configurations that push graphics limits and over-clock processors. But the one thing that all gamers require is awesome, crystal-clear graphics and spectacular colors. Console gamers get that from their TVs. PC gamers get it from... READ MORE
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