The marketing behind Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 claims it’s a tablet that can replace your laptop. With a fast solid-state hard drive, the option of an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, and a full Windows operating system, we can expect it to perform well for a most tasks. But how does it perform... READ MORE
10 Ways the iPad Can Help Video Professionals
There is no doubt that the iPad is a wonderful media-consumption device. Although it might not be capable of shooting or editing professional video footage just yet, it can still be an invaluable tool for any filmmaker’s or videographer’s tool kit. Here are ten ways the iPad can be used, from the beginning to the end of the production cycle.
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Accessories such as boompoles and gear bags may not be the coolest things showcased at NAB, but every pro knows they are one of the most integral parts of a kit, playing the all-too-important supporting role for pricey microphones and wireless systems. K-Tek is a well-known name in this field, and Rob Rives checks out some of their new wares, including a 3-section graphite pole optimized for... READ MORE
In the following video, FOR.A America Vice President Jay Shinn gives B&H Photo’s Steven Gladstone a quick overview of the company’s new FT-ONE-S, a smaller and more cost-effective version of the FT-ONE high-speed 4K camera. Like its big brother, the FT-ONE-S features a Super-35mm-sized sensor that supports 4K resolution video, a PL lens mount, and a global shutter, but only shoots up to 360... READ MORE
In the following video, B&H Photo’s Steven Gladstone meets up with Ted Sim, from Aputure, on the NAB 2015 trade show floor for a hands-on look at the new DEC Wireless Remote Adapter. Sure to excite owners of E-mount or MFT-mount cameras, such as the Sony a7S or Panasonic GH4, the adapter allows you to mount and control focus and aperture of EF and EF-S lenses wirelessly. The adapter works by... READ MORE
At NAB 2015, Ikan brought along the highly anticipated TiltaMAX 3-Channel Wireless Lens Control System to their booth. The complete system comes with wireless controls, receivers, and motors for focus, zoom, and iris. For a more in-depth look, Steven Gladstone goes over more of the TiltaMAX’s features with Dariel Resendez from Ikan, in the video below.
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Steven Gladstone, of B&H Photo, introduces us to the newest 3-axis stabilizer from Letus. Being the Jr. model, it is a scaled-down version of the company’s full-size Helix, optimized for mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, and even some compact cinema cameras. It can support anywhere from 7 to 12 pounds, depending on how the camera balances out. For more, check out the video!
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Lewitt has used NAB 2015 to show off its DGT 640 USB Microphone, which boasts 4 recording modes to help optimize the mic for different applications. A built-in rechargeable battery that powers the mic adds to its portability, as well, so you don’t have to sap your computer or iOS device’s power. The... READ MORE
From the NAB 2015 trade show floor, B&H Photo's Steven Gladstone talks with Christian Richardson, from VariZoom, about the company’s recently announced VariSlider system. The slider supports loads up to 100 pounds and is expandable by linking multiple units together, allowing you to get slides of nearly any length. Richardson demonstrates the seamless transition between multiple units using... READ MORE
The Ferrofish A32 is a 32-channel AD/DA that gives you a wide range of analog and digital connectivity, including MADI and ADAT digital inputs. 4 front-panel TFT display screens give you access to a wide variety of parameters in addition to basic metering functions. Two units can be daisy-chained together for a total of 64 channels of audio.
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ALTA isn't only a ski resort in Utah that bans snowboards—it's now a first-of-its-kind, multi-rotor drone with top-mountable aerial gimbal. Most aerial gimbals (that I know of) mount under the aircraft with the camera angled at the ground. ALTA reverses this, allowing the camera to point up. While many might question how often you want a camera-in-the-sky to point up, there are surely those in... READ MORE
The future is here! For.A’s new HVS-2000 video switcher is equipped for HDTV and beyond with HD and 3G input support, plus imminent 4K capabilities. This modular switching system can import and store image graphics, assign full mix effects to AUX buses, and save custom layouts to USB media. In the video below, from the show floor, Steven Gladstone, from B&H, goes over some of the many... READ MORE
In the following video, B&H Photo’s Steven Gladstone meets up with Kim Hutchinson, from Zacuto, on the NAB 2015 trade-show floor to discuss some of Zacuto’s latest products. The video kicks off with a look at last year’s big announcement, the Gratical HD Micro OLED EVF, which is now available. Hutchinson then gives viewers a... READ MORE