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When it comes to nonlinear video editing software, the market is somewhat crowded of late, with some of the top names in the industry vying for dominance. One contestant, Grass Valley, may not be as popular as some of their competitors, but their software is nonetheless a long-time favorite among live broadcasters and multi-camera productions.

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Hands-on Review

A great deal of buzz developed when Matrox revealed their first self-contained streaming/recording device, the Monarch HD, at NAB 2013. What followed was a string of awards and recognition from StreamingMedia.com, TV Technology, British Columbia Videographers Association, and Digital Video Magazine.

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Hands-on Review

Avid recently released version 7 of its Media Composer software, featuring significant changes to workflow, functionality, and integration. With version 7, Avid continues to update and support its flagship product, responding to user feedback, adapting to the rapidly changing production environment, and preparing for the future needs of its clients.

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There are great numbers of people shooting video on DSLR cameras these days, so it makes sense for video-centric companies to come to the show. We had the chance to talk to Heather Williams from Atomos at PhotoPlus 2013, to find out how their products help video shooters achieve better-looking results and faster workflows.

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We recently had a chance at B&H to spend some time with new Featherweight LED lights from ikan, and you can color us impressed. We took a hands-on look at two varieties—the IFD series, which is daylight only, and the IFB series, which is a daylight/tungsten bi-color series.

 

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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, looks at the new Zacuto Marauder and Enforcer foldable DSLR rigs, and what makes them a good choice for run-and-gun style shooting. This video explores the compact design, functionality, and features of the rigs, including the spring-loaded arm, adjustable chest brace, and quick-release Gorilla Plate V2.

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New at B&H, Elvid presents a pair of entry-level, on-camera monitors. Elvid’s FieldVision and RigVision monitors both feature a 7-inch display; however, the slightly more advanced RigVision model offers more resolution, a flip-up sun shield, and a rather unique shutter-release feature.

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Tips and Solutions

Watch and listen as Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, discusses what makes cinema lenses different from other lenses and why they make a great choice for video work. Using the Samyang 24mm T1.5 and Rokinon 85mm T1.5 as examples, McCormick explores the optical and mechanical construction of cinema lenses, including manual control, increased focus throw, and follow focus gearing.

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Join Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, as she discusses the Canon Vixia Mini Compact Personal Camcorder, and why it may be the video-blogging tool for you. This video explores the specifications of the camcorder, including the 12.8MP sensor that captures stills and Full HD video, DIGIC DV 4 image processor, and f/2.8 lens with ultra-wide-angle and close-up recording options.

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Besides boating, kayaking, skiing, surfing and skydiving, the GoPro HERO3 is also popular for capturing footage while scuba diving. This tiny camera has revolutionized the way people shoot video when participating in action sports.... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, presents an objective review of the JVC GY-HM70U camcorder, examining the camera’s many features. The video offers a realistic overview of the camcorder and how it performs.

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Rokinon has just released a 16mm T2.2 wide-angle cine lens designed for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras. The lens continues Rokinon’s trend of adapting their DLSR lenses to a more video-friendly housing. With the same optical formula as in their 16mm f/2.0 AS UMC CS Lens, the 16mm T2.2 is a fast, full-manual-control prime lens that filmmakers using APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mount cameras are sure to appreciate.

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Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, shares her impressions of working with the Panasonic HC-X920. The video highlights the camera’s technical specs and capabilities, as well as where it fits within the Panasonic camcorder lineup.

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The MK350 handheld spectrometer is a marvel of engineering. It slices, dices, and makes coffee. Okay, it doesn’t make coffee, but it is the first self-contained handheld spectrometer—awesomely impressive, as prior spectrometers were either bulky desk units with separate probes or required connection to a computer to give you readings.

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AJA’s Ki Pro “family” is a lineup of file-based, video recording and playback devices. With a form factor and controls reminiscent of a traditional tape deck, the original Ki Pro was popular with broadcast and post-production professionals because it enabled SD and HD video recording in the edit-friendly ProRes 422 format.

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