Bike, Board, Skydive, and More with New Mounts and Software from GoPro

GoPro recently announced three new housings, a flex arm, and two free apps. The Blackout Housing, the Gooseneck, the Frame, and the Dual HERO System are the latest accessories from the company, known for their wearable action/underwater cameras, and the GoPro Studio and GoPro App are available as free downloads.

Unveiled: Canon XF200/XF205 Camcorders, CINE-SERVO Lenses, and Upgraded EOS C100

Canon has unveiled two new Full HD professional camcorders, as well as a new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95-3.9 lens in both EF and PL mounts. Along with these new products, Canon has also announced that an upgraded version of the EOS C100 will be available, featuring Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.


Plug Your Mac Pro into the New Sonnet xMac Pro Server

There’s no doubt the new Mac Pro is an impressive engineering feat. Packing workstation-class processors and dual workstation GPUs into a small device without any performance compromises is quite a technical accomplishment. If you never really used the internal PCIe expansion slots on the old Mac Pro tower, you will be well served by the new Thunderbolt-based Mac Pro. However, this radical new design doesn’t cater to everyone, especially those needing to integrate into a studio or server environment that requires PCIe expansion for more than just dual-GPUs.


Unveiled: Milestone’s New "Husky" Series Surveillance NVRs

With an eye on form, function, and a user-friendly experience, Milestone is introducing the M10 and M30 Husky series NVRs that were designed with the end-user at the forefront of their minds.


Blackmagic Production Camera 4K versus Panasonic GH4

Even though it's only been shipping for a short time, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is the current "go-to" choice for shooting 4K video with a single sensor/interchangeable-lens system for less than $4000. However, things may change when Panasonic ships their 4K-capable Lumix GH4.


Unveiled: Panasonic HX-A500 — 4K from Your Point of View

Panasonic has announced a new wearable point-of-view camera, the Panasonic HX-A500, another contender in the rapidly growing field of action camcorders such as the GoPro and Sony Action Cam. The HX-A500 brings to the table (or river or mountain) features such as high quality 4K recording using the Crystal Engine Pro+ engine, so that your memories are not plagued by low resolution or missing frames; Level Shot and Image Stabilizing suppress blurring and ensure that even tilted shots are always easy to see.

Axis Communications Q1614: The Overachieving Indoor IP Network Camera

There are IP cameras, and then there’s this camera. The Axis Communications Q1614 stands above and apart from what you’re used to seeing, and what follows are the reasons why this camera isn’t like any of the others. Many cameras simply capture images; some might have limited recording options, and onboard memory card storage. The Q1614 does all this, and so much more.

Create Lower-Contrast Footage with Cooke Optics miniS4/i Uncoated Lens Elements

Lens selection is an important decision for any Director of Photography. Lenses from different manufacturers and different eras offer unique characteristics to better suit the director’s vision for a film or scene. While color grading gives you the flexibility to adjust images in post, there are intrinsic qualities inherent in the construction of the lens itself that can't be fully replicated. And with on-set grading becoming more commonplace, the ability of a DP to create a "look" on set with just lens selection can endear them to the director and lead to future work.


Make the Most of your Jib Shoots with the Genustech Mini Jib

In the following video, Mia McCormick takes a looks at the Genustech Mini Jib and how it’s a great option for adding production value to your videos without the hassle and exra cost of a full-size professional jib. McCormick explores the jib’s design, including its lightweight 3.5-pound frame, 6-foot maximum extension, and ability to collapse down to just 33".

Are Quadcopters Legal?

In response to booming popularity, many people have been seeking information about the legality of using unmanned remote-controlled aircraft. The FAA lumps this kind of aircraft under the general classification of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), or UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems). It's a broad category that includes everything from the Predator drone to the DJI Phantom quadcopter. Unfortunately, there's next to nothing I can tell you at the moment.



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