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In the following video, watch Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, put the Rift Labs KICK through its paces. The KICK is a small on-camera LED lighting unit that packs a few tricks up its sleeve. You can mount it on your iPhone 4, 4S, or 5, and with built-in Wi-Fi, you can control your light with it. In the video, McCormick demonstrates this dynamic lighting unit and shows the advantages you gain... READ MORE

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Hands-on Review
Adding controlled camera movement to your shots is one of the easiest and most effective ways to boost the production value of your videos. While camera sliders and modern stabilizer systems have made it easier for amateur filmmakers and small production crews to get smooth, professional-looking movement, they aren't very effective at replicating the boom moves of traditional jib arms. The... READ MORE
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Native Instruments is well known for its large selection of virtual instruments and effects processors. In this extensive hands-on review video, Rob Rives, of B&H, takes a look at all the new plug-ins in the Komplete 10 Ultimate bundle, many of which are also available in the standard... READ MORE

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When considering monitors, you will notice that ikan offers a wide variety of units with different feature sets to aid you in your production. In this article, we will look at three of the monitors that ikan offers: the D12, VH7i, VX7c, providing you with an introduction to each monitor's capabilities and uses. Let's start with the... READ MORE
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Most of us were raised seeing media images of surveillance footage on the nightly news. From the Kennedy assassination to the Ray Rice debacle, recorded footage is as important historically as it is personally. But we are close to seeing the end of days when security cameras captured video in indecipherable, grainy black-and-white and the footage required hours or even days of sifting through.... READ MORE
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By Lia Parisyan |
3 weeks ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, explores several portable LED lighting options that can help you improve the quality of your videos. She looks at popular on-camera lights from Vidpro, Genaray, and Switronix, noting the number of LEDs, color temperature, brightness, and power options for each model. Also mentioned is the... READ MORE

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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, takes a look at the Black and Silver Editions of the GoPro HERO4, as well as the new HERO, to help you... READ MORE

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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, examines three mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras capable of delivering 4K video: the Samsung NX1, Sony a7S, and... READ MORE

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In this video, John McQuiston, of KelbyOne, introduces us to three RC quadcopters that are sure to be top hits this holiday season. The first is the AR.Drone2.0 from Parrot, a smartphone-operated mini quad that demonstrates remarkable agility, able to perform flips at the press of a button.... READ MORE

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One of the cool things about working at B&H is the opportunity some of us have to check out the latest gear from top manufacturers in the electronics world. Envy often circulates when someone gets the call to review a hot new camera or piece of gear. Everyone around me was beyond jealous when I had the opportunity to test the ultimate score:... READ MORE
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2 months ago
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Heading out on the road or flying across the country for a video project isn’t exactly a paid vacation (as much as I’d like it to be!). It usually means I need to streamline my kit in order fit it all into baggage, and I always cross my fingers and hope that I packed everything necessary. One of the heavier collections of items, and often bulky, tends to be the extra batteries and specialty... READ MORE
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By Mike Wilkinson |
2 months ago
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With the release of the GoPro HERO4 Black, the company offers much anticipated 4K recording at a frame rate that is usable for video—... READ MORE

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In 2006, Google purchased YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars. Today, more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. The popularity of streaming video ranks the medium among the most dominant media outlets in the world. Of course, YouTube is just one provider, but was among the first to inspire content creators and audiences alike by empowering anyone—with a few simple tools—to upload... READ MORE
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On the surface, Convergent Design’s Odyssey7 is a high-quality, 7.7" 1280 x 800 OLED monitor with a touchscreen interface that delivers true blacks, accurate colors, and comes packed with a full set of... READ MORE
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I recently had the opportunity to test the Beachtek DXA-POCKET audio adapter and the Beachtek BRM-1 Baseplate, and I found a lot to like. The DXA-POCKET... READ MORE
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