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The Hikvision HIDS7604NI Network Video Recorder (NVR) has everything you’d expect, a few things you’d want, and a couple that you wouldn’t expect in an NVR. It’s a feature-filled surveillance center that allows you to not only individualize your IP cameras, but gives you Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera control, customized... READ MORE
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7 months ago
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I grew up skiing almost every day, and was on my first pair of skis at age two. The high school I attended in Colorado even let us out at 11:00 a.m. during the winter months, so that we could ski or snowboard every day of the week if we wanted. The point of this little anecdote is to stress how much watching the Winter games still excites me and makes me nostalgic for my years in the mountains. I... READ MORE
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By Brian Klem |
7 months ago
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The Canon Vixia HF G30 is garnering a great deal of attention; watch Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, as she enlightens us about what makes this consumer camcorder a standout. Pointing out important features such as the fast aperture, optical zoom, and image stabilization, McCormick makes... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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The Comodo Orbit is a camera stabilization system that will make you rethink the way you shoot a scene. Invented by Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich, the device allows cinematographers to capture entire scenes in a single take using just one camera. Designed to support HDSLR/mirrorless... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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Atomos, makers of the popular Samurai and Ninja portable video monitors and recorders, have recently released the... READ MORE
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8 months ago
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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... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby media, introduces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and takes a look at the impressive image quality and unique form factor of the camera. The video explores the camera’s ProRes HQ and Cinema DNG RAW recording options, Super 16mm... READ MORE
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9 months ago
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Join Kelly Mena, from B&H, as she discusses how to use sliders to add visual excitement to your shots. Mena looks at the Cinevate Atlas 10 35” Slider, a basic option that can be used horizontally, or vertically with an additional pulley system. She also shows you how to add motion to your time-lapse videos... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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Filmmakers once had a simple choice when it came to what format they shot on. The two professional formats were 35mm and 16mm film. 35mm was, and still is, the gold standard, used on big-budget feature films. 16mm was thought of as the more accessible and affordable alternative, used on documentaries and independent films. Deciding to shoot on 16mm rather than 35mm meant using smaller, lighter... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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In the following video, Alan Lugo, from B&H, showcases the FDR-AX1, Sony’s first prosumer 4K camcorder, and takes us through the feature set of the camera, including its 1/2.3” EXMOR R CMOS sensor, 20x Sony G series zoom lens, and HDMI output. This video highlights the camera's ability to capture 4K... READ MORE

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10 months ago
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An on-camera monitor can be a tremendously valuable tool for professional video production. Most cameras have a built-in display, but often times a camera’s built-in display is rather small and—especially when it comes to shooting with HDSLRs—they are sometimes fixed in one position on the back of the camera. An on-camera monitor will provide a larger and higher-quality picture, and can be... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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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—the camera isn’t in the right position, you have an uncomfortable hand... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, discusses four different action camera options on the market today, and why they make great gift ideas for the action enthusiast in your life. The models McCormick explores are the Sony HDR-AS30V,... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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Blackmagic Design has really shaken things up with their entries into the digital cinema camera market. First announced in 2012, the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera shocked the industry with a remarkably progressive feature set in an entry-level, professional camera. In April of... READ MORE
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10 months ago
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Although professional aerial photography has been around for years, the new consumer market is now rapidly expanding. Radio-controlled aircraft are not a new phenomenon, nor is the concept of mounting cameras on RC aircraft. What is new and exciting for videographers and photographers who wish to add aerial images to their portfolios is the introduction of budget-friendly aerial technology—in... READ MORE
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10 months ago

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