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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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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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At NAB 2014, Tom McKay, of VariZoom, demonstrated the new Solo jib system, which is available by itself or in a kit with 16 feet of dolly track. The compact jib fits 65-75mm bowl tripods and packs into a single case (including its 5 lb weight), as does the slider dolly system. Available in carbon fiber or aluminum... READ MORE

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VariZoom introduced its new StealthyGo Stabilizer for GoPro and other sub-2-lb cameras, at NAB 2014. The lightweight stabilizer also functions as a monopod, a three-point shooter, and a tabletop tripod. It can be used as a "selfie" pole, too. For travel convenience, it collapses into its own handle. VariZoom... READ MORE

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Jesse Parker, of Sound Devices, explains the 970 model audio recorder, a rack-mountable unit that records up to 64 channels of 96kHz, 24-bit audio and associated metadata, and features MADI and Dante I/O. The 970 offers a large LCD readout panel, eight line level analog inputs/outputs, a... READ MORE

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At NAB 2014, Rycote introduced its new Super-Softie microphone windshield, with the new 3D Tex fabric. B&H interviews Rycote's Scott Boland about this non-furry material, which offers several advantages for wind attenuation over the traditional "dead-cat" style windscreens. Also, see the new... READ MORE

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Steven Gladstone, of B&H, and Paul Cousins, of Schneider Optics, are reviewing lenses that were announced at NAB 2014. Schneider Optics introduced two new wide, fast cine lenses: the Xenon 18mm T2.4 full-frame lens (available in EF, F, and PL mounts) and the Super 35-format Cine-Xenar III 14mm T2.2 lens (PL and EF versions). Prime lenses are probably one of the currently most-watched... READ MORE

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