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AJA’s Ki Pro “family” is a lineup of file-based, video recording and playback devices. With a form factor and controls reminiscent of a traditional tape deck, the original Ki Pro was popular with broadcast and post-production professionals because it enabled SD and HD video recording in the edit-friendly ProRes 422 format.

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GoPro must be considered one of the industry leaders when it comes to action sports video. Their HERO camera line is praised by athletes in practically every action-sports field. Their cameras are versatile enough to be used in water, snow, sand, and mud.

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Join Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she discusses the new Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder and what makes it a good choice for news gatherers and documentarians. This video covers the camera’s 8-blade, 20x optical zoom lens, constant and variable zoom speeds, professional menu features, and the options available for simultaneously recording in two codecs at two different bit-rates.

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In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, shares her experience working with the Teradek Bolt Pro Wireless HD video transmitting system. The video explores the possible uses for this system, as well as its strengths and limitations.

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Every videographer knows that LED lighting fixtures feature significant improvements over older lighting technology, especially in the category of on-camera lights. First, they last much longer and are fairly resistant to shocks when compared to incandescent bulbs. Second, they are very efficient and produce less heat.

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The Blackmagic Design is a compact, minimalist camcorder that offers 2.5K RAW capture and records internally to SSDs. The Cinema Camera comes in two models, one with a Passive Micro Four Thirds mount, which means it is for manual lenses, one with a Canon EF mount that supports electronic iris control.

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In the third segment of our six-part series on the Canon Cinema EOS line, cinematographer David Leitner elucidates the Canon EOS C500 and EOS-1D C cameras, two very different bodies: The C500 is a camcorder with a Super 35-size sensor that looks much like the C100 and C300, while the 1D C is a DSLR body with a much larger full-frame sensor.

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This video is a mix of a hands-on review and a tutorial on using handheld video stabilization devices with gimbal designs that enable the capture of handheld video so smooth and steady that it would be impossible even with a shoulder-mount rig.

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In this second segment of our six-part series on the Canon Cinema EOS line, cinematographer David Leitner delves deep into the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C100, two digital cinematography camcorders that shoot HD. The C300 captures XF-codec HD video to CompactFlash cards, while the C100 captures high-quality AVCHD files to SD cards.

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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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