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SanDisk Announces Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Memory Cards

Billed as the world's fastest SD cards, these new memory cards use the latest high-performance SD specification, UHS-II, to offer up to 250MB/s write speeds for continuous burst-mode shooting and transfer speeds up to 280MB/s for optimized workflows.

Adobe Creative Cloud and Videography

Since the introduction of Creative Cloud, the question has been: does Adobe's move mean a radically altered workflow for content creation professionals, particularly video editors? For the moment, the answer is probably not. For all intents and purposes, Creative Cloud applications remain ordinary desktop applications.

Pivothead Video Recording Eyewear and Accessories

I grew up skiing almost every day, and was on my first pair of skis at age two. The high school I attended in Colorado even let us out at 11:00 a.m. during the winter months, so that we could ski or snowboard every day of the week if we wanted. The point of this little anecdote is to stress how much watching the Winter games still excites me and makes me nostalgic for my years in the mountains.

The "Workhorse" Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Handheld Video Camera

The Sony HXR-NX3 is a handheld camcorder with a host of professional features; in this video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, gives a tour of what she calls a "workhorse" of a camera. In the video she points out important features, such as the 20x optical zoom, 40x Clear Image Zoom, and AVCHD 2.0 recording.

Comodo Orbit Handheld Camera Stabilization System

The Comodo Orbit is a camera stabilization system that will make you rethink the way you shoot a scene. Invented by Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich, the device allows cinematographers to capture entire scenes in a single take using just one camera.

WPPI 2014: The Biggest Wedding Filmmaking Event of the Year

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) has added a series of seminars, dedicated to the craft of wedding videography, to their annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, taking place from February 27 to March 6. The new series is a collaborative effort involving WPPI Director of Education and Membership Jason Groupp and top industry cinematographers, such as Vincent Laforet. “Each year we’ve seen an increase in wedding and event filmmakers joining our conference,” explains Groupp. “WPPI: Filmmaking is a program specifically designed for wedding and event filmmakers.”

Editor's Note: This post was written by Justin Dise

The Atomos Spyder Color Calibration Unit

Atomos, makers of the popular Samurai and Ninja portable video monitors and recorders, have recently released the Atomos Spyder, a portable display calibration unit. This device is ideal for use with the Samurai Blade recorder and monitor, which allows users to adjust the built-in display’s luma, gain, and lift values.

Basic Settings for DSLR Video

Basic Settings for DSLR Video

In the following video, Mia McCormick goes over basic settings for shooting video with DSLR cameras. She discusses resolution, frames rates, and compression, including IPB and ALL-I formats. She also takes a look at how shutter speed affects motion, and makes mention of auto-focusing systems, highlighting the new dual pixel phase detection system on the Canon EOS-70D.

Sony FDR-AX100 4K Handycam

Sony has announced two new Handycam camcorders, each with 1” image sensors at CES 2014. A veritable show stopper, the FDR-AX100 is capable of recording 4K Ultra HD video at 30 frames per second and Full HD 1080p at up to 60 fps. The second camera, the HDR-CX900 has a practically identical design and feature set, sans the 4K recording mode. Both cameras represent a significant step forward for Sony’s consumer level camcorders.




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Canon VIXIA HF G30 Camcorder

The Canon Vixia HF G30 is garnering a great deal of attention; watch Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, as she enlightens us about what makes this consumer camcorder a standout. Pointing out important features such as the fast aperture, optical zoom, and image stabilization, McCormick makes note of where the camera shines.

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