Video Accessories

HDSLRs and large-sensor video cameras have become today’s most popular cameras for shooting video. But, straight out of the box, they’re still notoriously uncomfortable to hold when shooting video for longer than a few minutes. From the beginning, even early adopters of these cameras asked, “How can we shoot comfortably for longer periods of time, keep the camera stable, and not give up mobility?”

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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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Lexar has recently introduced the Professional Workflow Reader Solution, a system that revolves around a modular design for employing up to four different card readers at a single time to increase speed and efficiency when transferring large quantities of data from memory cards.

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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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Every videographer knows that LED lighting fixtures feature significant improvements over older lighting technology, especially in the category of on-camera lights. First, they last much longer and are fairly resistant to shocks when compared to incandescent bulbs. Second, they are very efficient and produce less heat.

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Capturing sound for film, TV, or podcasting can present some unique challenges. Unlike audio engineers working in a studio setting, many who work in film and TV do not have the relative luxury of working in the same acoustic environment every day.

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The idea for the Looxcie line of wearable, hands-free video cameras was born of necessity. The founder of the company wanted to record all his important family memories while still being able to participate fully in the action of each moment. He founded Looxcie in 2008.

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Manfrotto recently added a new model to its line of professional fluid heads that feature bridging technology, which results in a sturdy, lightweight design. In this short video, Mia McCormick demonstrates the many features of Manfrotto’s pro video heads and highlights the features and differences between them.

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2 years ago
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The Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q boldly surpass Convergent Design’s previous offerings with a progressive feature set that not only serves the needs of today’s cutting-edge video technology but also attempts to “future-proof” the new product line with a range of optional firmware upgrades.

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16x9 Inc. has unveiled its Movcam Cage system and accessory packages for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras. The system follows Movcam’s philosophy of providing ergonomic functionality in a sturdy design that provides a generous number of 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 accessory mounting points. The design and construction of the cage allow camera operators to add accessories along the body of the cage.

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The DJI Phantom Quadcopter is a remote-controlled flying device that features a mount on which the GoPro HERO3 Black and Silver edition cameras fit. An entry-level model, the Phantom copter is designed with beginners in mind.

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According to photographer/CEO Martin Wood, his modest $10,000 startup in 1986 proved to be a seminal event for Delkin Devices that formed the company's light-on-their-feet, responsive operational philosophy stressing "change, inspiration and a limitless imagination." It also imbued the company with a sense of humor.

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2 years ago
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ikan's new D-series monitors include the D5, the D5w, the D7 and the D7w. The D5 and the D7 feature either a 5.6- or 7-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 resolution. The “w” tacked onto the D5w and the D7w models denotes the addition of built-in waveform, vectorscope and RGB parade. These LCD panels benefit from In-Plane Switching technology, which enables improved viewing angles and color rendition.

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ikan has recently released updated versions of their VK7 and VX7 field monitors. The new VK7i and VX7i monitors feature 7” IPS LCD screens with higher native resolution, wider viewing angles and more accurate color rendition versus the older models. In addition to the original feature set, which includes Peaking, False Color, RGB adjust, Clip Guides and DSLR scaling, the new models also include a dual tally system.

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B&H now carries the Bescor BM-K1 kit, a pair of LED-70 on-camera lights and other accessories for use with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The kit also includes Bescor’s BM-LiON battery and BM-SFB Square Frame mounting bracket. The rig is suitable for mounting on a tripod or for handheld work with the two integrated handgrips.

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