The premise of the camera is simple: it's a box that allows a measured amount of light into it in order to create an image on a photo-sensitive material. Stroll through the B&H Photo SuperStore and you'll see there are literally thousands of different interpretations of how to best do this. Cameras of all shapes, sizes, and colors are on the shelves—all of them begging to be held and used to... READ MORE
In the past five to six years, camera technology has advanced by leaps and bounds and, in that time, cinema-quality video has become significantly more accessible. Consider the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This camera has a Super-35mm-sized sensor with a global shutter, and it... READ MORE
One idea that resonates for me, having worked as a Sound Mixer for many years, is that there is no one way to do anything. Putting a lavalier microphone on talent is a skill that requires as many “solutions” as you can possibly devise. The person with the largest number of options and... READ MORE
If you use a speed light on your camera, chances are that at some point you will move that flash off your camera and, when you do, a whole new world opens up before your eyes. You’ll start to have dreams of umbrellas, softboxes, reflectors, light stands, beauty dishes, and other light modifiers that can turn a... READ MORE
With all of the technical considerations that go into choosing a digital camera, it's easy to forget the strap. You get one with your camera, but it looks like an afterthought—a functional necessity with no style. If it were a fashion statement, it would be the equivalent of wearing black knee socks with a cocktail dress—functional, but less than attractive.
You can easily improve this situation... READ MORE
As GoPro cameras continue to increase in resolution and quality, they have become more prevalent on professional video production sets. One of the reasons action cameras have become so popular is that they can, with the right accessory, be mounted virtually anywhere. While there is a plethora of accessories available for the GoPro, most are intended for sport, adventure, or casual applications,... READ MORE
Storage space in the digital realm is similar to a reality TV show about people who hoard too many belongings—a computer’s internal storage is crammed with so much data that an external storage drive is necessary for providing additional space. The myriad choices can be a bit overwhelming for the average digital pack rat, and squirreling away images of every angle of your kid’s fourth birthday... READ MORE
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
While we generally recommend getting closer to the subject and using a dual-system solution to avoid recording the camera's noisy preamps, in many one-shooter, run-and-gun situations, that's not always possible. This video is designed to give you an idea of what some of these microphones sound like in such situations. We begin by listening to the poor audio recorded from the built-in mic on a... READ MORE
In this video, our resident audio expert, Rob Rives, shows us a variety of portable microphones that improve the audio capture on your iOS device. Using an iPhone 5s, Rives goes over products from RØDE, Zoom, Mic W, MXL, and Ampridge. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE
In the following video, Allan Weitz, from B&H, discusses the features and functions of “tough” cameras. Point-and-shoot and mirrorless cameras that offer submersible waterproofing, reinforced bodies to withstand crushing, and impact and functionality in freezing temperatures are generally referred to as “tough cameras,” and versions are made by all of the major camera manufacturers. Mr. Weitz... READ MORE
Ultrasone, the German inventor of the innovative S-Logic headphone driver arrangement, has recently announced the new Performance Series line of headphones.
The Performance 840 provides agile bass with a frequency response of 10 to 25,000 Hz from a 40mm transducer with a... READ MORE