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At NAB 2014, MOTU introduces its Thunderbolt interface, the HDX-SDI, a rack-mount unit designed for capture and playback of audio (16 channels in & out) and video (analog, HDMI & SDI) signals for editing on Mac or Windows computers and later output. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE

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At NAB 2014, Jeromy Young of Atomos introduces the Shogun, a 1920 x 1200 touchscreen that records CinemaDNG RAW 4K or 4K ProRes, and HD up to 120 fps. Also new is the Ninja Star, with all the recording/playback features of the Ninja but with no monitor. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE

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At NAB 2014, John Hoffman from JonyJib gives a breakdown of the JonyJib2 (18 ft) and JonyJib2 Junior - their operation, capacities, setup, and more - while providing a real-world demo of... READ MORE

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At NAB 2014, Wooden Camera shows off a rig they made for a Blackmagic Cinema Camera that's been modified for a PL mount that they made, featuring a cage, handle, and a custom 15mm/19mm convertible lens support system. The rig also has a Wooden Camera cross-converter to diversify the BMCC's signal output options. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE

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JVC was busy at NAB 2014, introducing four 4K cameras or camera prototypes with the same Super 35 sensor. THE GY-LSX1 is a shoulder-mount camera with built-in rosettes and a PL mount. The GY-LSX2 is a handheld model with an MFT mount. The GW-SPLS1 and GW-GBLS1 are two-piece compact models. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE

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Tenba at NAB 2014 introduces the ActionPack Shootout for GoPro users. The bag swings around your waist while you're wearing it to give you access to your whole GoPro system (up to four cameras) and contains tons of labeled accessory bags. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE

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The Redrock Micro One Man Crew is a automated parabolic slider that keeps it's subject centered and focused while it quietly slides along the 36" track. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE

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Convergent Design shows a product preview of its Athena, an upcoming 4K recorder and playback device that's also an encoder/decoder, at NAB 2014. In contrast to the Odyssey recorder, the 1/2 rack-size Athena is designed not for on-camera use but for studio and presentation use. It employs SSDs for media and inputs 4K at 60p or two simultaneous 4K streams at 30p. We hope you enjoy the video, and... READ MORE

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The first camera from AJA Video Systems is the CION, a 4K-capable camera with a PL mount that captures video with its APS-C-sized sensor and records ProRes 422 (4K up to 60p) to Pak Dock SSD media, or outputs 4K at up to 120 fps via 3G-SDI. (The CION also does 2K, HD, and UHD.) This is an ergonomically friendly open-system camera with industry-standard connections: Viewfinder, lens, etc. are sold... READ MORE

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The Blackmagic Design URSA was created to provide what a lot of users were adding to the company's other, more stripped-down cameras: three monitors (including a 10" 1920 x 1080 screen), XLR inputs, 12G-SDI output for 60p 4K, and two CFast 2.0 recorders. Available with... READ MORE

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The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera has a tiny form factor for a studio-configured camera, but a huge viewfinder, at 10". The camera has an MFT mount and a Super 16 sensor, and a CCU for studio control via a Blackmagic ATEM switcher, which can even do Da Vinci color-grading. The current version is HD, and a 4K version with a B4 mount is coming. Talkback system and tally are built in. We hope you... READ MORE

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Panasonic introduced its new VariCam 35, which has a Super-35-sized sensor and shoots DCI-spec 4K (as well as 2K and HD) to Express P2 cards. The modular PL-mount VariCam captures up to 120 fps 4K to P2 cards and uncompressed RAW 4K at 120 fps to the new Codex recorder. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other... READ MORE

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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... READ MORE

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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... READ MORE

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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... READ MORE

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