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Join Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne Media, as she takes a quick look at the Intova Edge X Waterproof Action Camera. She talks about the camera’s imaging capabilities, including capturing up to 1080p60 video and 12-Megapixel still images and its 200' waterproof unibody design that integrates the camera and housing into a single unit. Also covered is the...
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MuxLab has been on the leading edge of audio/visual connectivity for more than 30 years, and the company has just announced several new products to support 4K-UHD content. In this article, we’ll take a look at the new range of extender kits, an HDMI audio extractor, and the new line of MuxLab UHD-4K HDMI Matrix Switches. These professional-grade devices are ideal for commercial or residential A/V...
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne Media, takes us on a quick tour of the ikan PT3700 Location/Studio Teleprompter. She touches on the unique features that make this teleprompter suitable for use with DSLRs and mid-size cameras, both in the studio and on location...
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, discusses the Sekonic C-700 and C-700R SpectroMaster Spectrometers, demonstrating the unique aspects of these groundbreaking color-analytic imaging tools that are billed as "capable of reading all light sources." The video explores the difference between the standard and remote versions of the meter, stressing the wireless radio flash...
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In this video, Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne Media, reviews three stabilizers for GoPro HERO action cameras. Two of these traditional mechanical systems never run out of battery power—the Steadicam Curve and the ...
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Mounts, mounts, and more mounts! From suction cups to the "selfie" sticks, the range seems almost endless. This video glimpses just a few of the myriad mounting solutions out there. For the undecided, there is even the Maximum Boost Accessory kit from Revo, which offers pretty much anything you might...
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In the following video, Allan Weitz, from B&H, takes a look at JVC’s new 4KCAM line of compact Ultra HD camcorders. Weitz highlights the features common to each model, including Ultra HD 2160p resolution video at 24/30 fps and 4:2:2 1080p video up to 60p, as well their differentiating features such as the 1/2.3" CMOS sensors and wide-angle 12x zoom lens of the...
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The versatility of LED light units has made them the de facto standard when small, portable, battery-powered, and lightweight units are required. However, no light is perfect, and no light can do all the things that are needed on set. Traditionally, LED lights have suffered from taking a middle-of-the-road approach, trading power and control for softness, and not being all that good at softness,...
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The Cinetics Axis360 Motion Control System and Slider was designed to enhance motorized slides, pans, and tilts in videography using most DLSR, mirrorless, and digital cinema cameras. Since I spent the early part of my career as a motion control camera assistant, working on complex multi-axis motion control rigs, doing stop-motion animation with 35mm motion picture cameras, I've had a fair amount...
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At the 2013 NAB trade show, Freefly Systems introduced the world to a new concept in camera stabilization—the motorized gimbal. A device giving operators the ability to capture dolly-smooth shots while enjoying something close to the freedom of handheld shooting has been around since 1976; of course, I’m referring to the “arm-and-vest” stabilizer. Amazingly, it took 37 years for a serious...
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Not more than a decade ago, the power to create Hollywood-style effects was exclusively the domain of highly specialized artists using expensive software that ran on workstation-class computers. However, in the last few years, inexpensive compositing software has become available, offering visual-effects artists and motion-graphics designers the ability to create powerful visual effects....
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne Media, pairs the Atomos Shogun with the Sony a7S to put the 4K-capable monitor/recorder through its paces. McCormick goes over the...
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The Sony a7S is an impressive little camera that combines a full-frame sensor, 4K HDMI output, and unparalleled low-light performance. Add S-Log2 gamma support, internal X-AVC S recording, and a versatile Sony E-mount to the mix and you have a camera that is ready for professional video production... well, almost ready, that is. Before the camera can appear on set, it needs to be outfitted for...
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne Media, takes a look at the Teradek Beam Transmitter and Receiver Set, and discusses the benefits of adding wireless video capture to your productions. The video covers the specs and features of the Beam system, highlight its 1080p60 support, high...
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Time is money” is a phrase we hear a great deal in the production world. With producers and clients demanding and expecting faster turnaround times, it is imperative that the file path from camera to post be as streamlined as possible. To help bridge this gap, Sony has developed...
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