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This is the first part in a six-part series about Canon's groundbreaking Cinema EOS camcorders and lenses that are designed specifically for digital cinematography. Award-winning cinemtographer David Leitner takes us through an introduction to the line, exploring the highlights of each camera.

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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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The Teradek VidiU is a camera-top device that enables you to stream HD video live—without the use of a computer. The device connects to your DLSR camera or camcorder's HDMI port and converts video so that it can be streamed via your favorite streaming platform.

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The Panasonic HX-A100 is an action camcorder with a slightly unusual form factor: the lens/imager portion attaches to a comfortable head piece that goes around both ears, and a protected 2-foot cable attaches the recorder to the front end.

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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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The Cerevo LiveShell is a lightweight, easy-to-use, live-streaming device that connects directly to your camcorder or DSLR without the need for a computer. Use the LiveShell to stream live 480p video to the Web via services such as USTREAM, Livestream, or the RTMP server of your choice.

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The Aviator Travel Jib is a gem of compact, lightweight design that folds up to just 24 inches. Most jibs are much heavier, bulkier, and more expensive—they're simply overkill for shots using lightweight DSLRs and camcorders. The aluminum/magnesium-alloy version of the Aviator Travel Jib weighs less than 4 pounds.

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Convergent Design ranks among industry leaders in the manufacture of the portable video recorder, a type of device that offers better image quality than the built-in recorder in most camcorders. Convergent Design has recently announced the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q monitor and recorder.

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The JVC GC-PX100 enters the camcorder market at a unique position: It's capable of shooting high frame rates that are unavailable at any level except the highest end (i.e: Phantom models). Now, once you go past 60 fps, you're no longer able to shoot at 1920 x 1080, but even at reduced resolutions, you can't beat 600 frames per second.

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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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The Canon Vixia HF G20 is the company's new top-of-the-line consumer camcorder, and in this review, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, praises it for its color accuracy, crisp 1080p video capture, and low-light sensitivity. Indeed, the Vixia HF G20 offers improved low-light performance.

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Sony recently updated their product line with a host of photo and camcorder accessories that can help you shoot better pictures and capture better audio. This article will review some of these accessories, to help you determine which are the right ones for you.

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The Panasonic AG-AC90 is a semi-professional camcorder with a compact form factor and a fixed 12x zoom lens. The AC90 features XLR inputs for professional audio capture and three 1/4" sensors that perform remarkably well in low light. It records full AVCHD video at a maximum rate of 28 Mbps for 1080p video at 60 fps.

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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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