Hands-On Review: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 records 4K video internally, as well as 1080p up to 96 fps. The Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera has a short flange distance, so it's easy to adapt a wide variety of older and current lenses for the GH4. Here, the camera is seated on the YAGH interface that takes advantage of the Lumix GH4's 10-bit HDMI output to pass through 4x SDI (to send out uncompressed 4K) and input XLR audio.

First Look: SHAPE ISEE I Camera Stabilizer

SHAPE announces the ISEE I, a motorized 2-axis gimbal stabilizer for the GoPro, smartphone, or other mini camera. Powered by two LP-E6 type batteries, the handheld stabilizer keeps your camera level and provides an independent joystick for tilt control without having to remove your hand position. The handle itself articulates, letting you adjust it for personalized comfort. Out of the box, the unit comes calibrated for a GoPro in its waterproof housing.

Unveiled: JVC GW-SPLS1 UAV-Mountable 4K Camera

JVC was the first to bring wireless streaming to a camcorder, the first to market with a prosumer HD camera, and, most recently, the first to market with a prosumer 4K camera. It seems it is first to market again, this time with an ultra-compact 4K camera—the GW-SPLS1light and compact enough for mounting on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) while also being capable of delivering broadcast-quality 4K video.

First Look: Zacuto Gratical HD EVF

At NAB 2014, Zacuto introduced the Gratical HD, an OLED-based EVF with 1024 x 1280 resolution and a high-quality optical diopter. The Gratical HD inputs and outputs HDMI and 3G-SDI for 4K input, and you can apply LUTs for viewing "flat" footage. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&

Unveiled: Blackmagic Design URSA 4K Digital Cinema Camera

For NAB 2014, Blackmagic Design introduced a new 4K cinema camera—the URSA. The URSA features a flexible form factor that is designed to adapt easily to shoots of all sizes, from solo shooters to full-scale production crews.


First Look: VariZoom Solo Jib System

At NAB 2014, Tom McKay, of VariZoom, demonstrated the new Solo jib system, which is available by itself or in a kit with 16 feet of dolly track. The compact jib fits 65-75mm bowl tripods and packs into a single case (including its 5 lb weight), as does the slider dolly system. Available in carbon fiber or aluminum, the Solo jib features a handle for optional camera control, a non-locking brake, and it offers about 49" of travel plus the height of the tripod.

Unveiled: Zylight's Upgraded F8 LED Fresnel

Zylight announced the addition of a new and improved F8 LED Fresnel, at NAB, on 4/7/14. Not content with last year's awards, the company hunkered down to outdo themselves by squeezing even better performance out of an already great design.

Unveiled: Letus Motorized Gimbal Stabilizers

For NAB 2014, Letus35 has announced a number of upcoming motorized gimbal stabilizers. They will offer gimbal systems for cameras of all sizes, from a GoPro Hero up to a RED camera.

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Unveiled: AJA CION 4K/UHD and 2K/HD Production Camera

AJA entered the digital cinema camera market with the announcement of their CION 4K Production Camera, capable of recording both DCI and UHD 4K, as well as 2K and HD resolution video. From its sleek, elegant 6.4-lb magnesium body to the contoured suede shoulder pad, the camera is both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically functional. But what's going on inside a camera is what really counts, and this is where the CION truly shines.

Unveiled: VariZoom StealthyGo Camera Stabilizer

VariZoom introduced its new StealthyGo Stabilizer for GoPro and other sub-2-lb cameras, at NAB 2014. The lightweight stabilizer also functions as a monopod, a three-point shooter, and a tabletop tripod. It can be used as a "selfie" pole, too. For travel convenience, it collapses into its own handle. VariZoom president Tom McKay operates a StealthyGo GoPro rig and shares footage from the stabilizer, in the accompanying video.


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