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Livestream Studio HD51 Broadcast Switcher

Livestream has announced a new addition to their all-in-one, complete live switching and Internet streaming solutions: the Livestream Studio HD51. The HD51 is an update from its predecessor, the HD50. It features five HD-SDI/HDMI selectable inputs with full-size BNC connectors. It can record a total of four isolated video channels (ISO) with or without graphical overlays.

Hands-On Review: the Sony PMW-300K1

Join Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she shares her impressions of the Sony PMW300K1, which comes with a 14X Fujinon Zoom Lens. She discusses the camera as a direct replacement for the EX3, going over its improvements and upgrades. This includes the PMW300’s improved ergonomics, viewfinder, and recording capabilities over the EX3.

Video Gadgets and Tools that are not Toys

As far as shooting goes, there may be nothing more satisfying than getting the shot you want, or getting that image or camera move exactly the way you see it in your mind. Conversely, there may be nothing as disappointing as coming close to your shot, but just not nailing it. This could be caused by any number of factors, but in the end it feels like expecting ice cream, only to bite into shaving cream instead.

Matrox Monarch HD

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.

Aspects of Cinema

For aspiring filmmakers, the key to “getting into cinema” is networking, working on productions, and creating your own projects. There was a time when, if you wanted your films to look like film, you shot on film. Even five or six years ago, a professional-quality video camera would cost you several thousand dollars, at a minimum. Moreover, solid-state media and hard-drive storage cost nearly ten times what it does today.

On-Camera LED Lights

LED lights are gaining increasing acceptance in the professional video-production industry. When LED video lights were first introduced, they were seen as a smaller, lighter, and often times more convenient alternative to traditional tungsten fixtures, but they were generally considered inferior when it came to the brightness and the quality of light that they produced.

ikan Tilta™ Rigs

We recently had a chance to work with the new Tilta rigs from ikan and found them to be well thought out, well crafted, and to provide improved physical handling for many of today’s HDSLR, digital video, and cinema cameras. With the rise of the large LCD viewfinder, single sensor, and shrinking electronics, camera manufacturers are moving away from the classic shoulder-mount configuration of the past.

 

ikan VideoForge 4K SDI/HDMI Video Test Pattern Generator

ikan introduces the VideoForge 4K test pattern generator, for professionals who need 4K test patterns to calibrate their 4K display equipment. The generator features an HDMI output and four mini BNC connectors that provide Single, Dual, and Quad HD output.

Canon Cinema EOS Line, Part 6

In this final episode of our six-part series on Canon's Cinema EOS line, cinematographer David Leitner walks us through the results of a recent 4K test shoot with the C500 camera and an AJA Ki Pro Quad recorder in New York's Central Park.

Canon Cinema EOS Line, Part 5

In this fifth part of our six-part series on Canon's Cinema EOS line, David Leitner presents the lens options available to digital cinematographers who use the C500, C300, C100 and 1D C cameras. There is, of course, the universe of EF-mount lenses, including Canon's high-end L series and stepper-motor drive (STM) lenses.

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