Happy Halloween! It felt like a spooky week, as the camera world was fairly quiet when it came to new product announcements. The calm before the holiday storm? Regardless, there is some cool new stuff out on the market for you to check out!
This week in the news:
PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2014
The Photo District News PhotoPlus Expo is under way this week and weekend in New York City (just a few... READ MORE
Over the years, Tascam recorders have found themselves right at home in the rigs of both amateur and professional filmmakers and sound people alike, thanks to their versatility and forward-thinking features. In that tradition, the company has announced the... READ MORE
With PhotoPlus just a few short blocks from B&H, I was lucky enough to get out of the office and spend a few hours walking the exhibition floor. As always, I found a multitude of exciting products. Here are a few that I found to be interesting.
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The Manfrotto Befree is a 3.0 lb tripod/ball head combo with four leg sections and a rapid column that rises to a combined height of 56.69”, folds down to 15.75” and can support still or video cameras weighing up to 8.8 lb. The Befree is an easy choice for hikers,... READ MORE
Nikon has been busier than ever during the past 2 years, releasing a total of 9 full-frame DSLRs. Less than three months after the release of the D810, Nikon rolled out the D750, with a mid-range 24.3 MP sensor, 51-point autofocus system, 6.5 frame-per-second continuous... READ MORE
For many computer users, the quest for a computer that does it all and takes the creative process a step further is like Dr. Frankenstein trying to discover the secret of life. From the engineers at HP, by combining parts of an all-in-one desktop computer, interactive display, digitizer tablet, and a 3D scanner, the company has created its own technological Frankenstein’s monster, the... READ MORE
As a longtime vinyl DJ, I strongly prefer the hands-on approach of mixing music with two turntables and a mixer. For all the convenience offered by fully digital setups on laptops and tablets, there is no denying the tactile benefits of a traditional vinyl-only rig. From the pleasing heft of a rotating turntable platter to the gentle cradling of the stylus locked into a groove, the physical... READ MORE
Perhaps best known for extensive testing of different lenses and camera image sensors, DxO should also be known as a maker of high-end post-production and image-editing software. Offering distinct solutions for raw file processing and photo adjustments, DxO has just announced two new updates to its lineup of editing programs: OpticsPro 10 and FilmPack 5.
OpticsPro 10 Elite and Essential Editions... READ MORE
With the plethora of LED fixtures available, and most major manufacturers throwing their hat into the Fresnel ring, ikan decided to stand back, consider what the market would bear, and strategically place its product where it was needed most, at a price point that would turn potential buyer's heads. Adding a couple of... READ MORE
File-based workflows have all sorts of advantages, compared to the old linear days of video tape and film. But with new technology comes new hurdles. Arguably one of the biggest challenges brought by the digital revolution—since it costs virtually nothing to just let the camera roll all day—is... READ MORE
Figuring out what to do with boxes of negatives is part of the challenge of shooting analog photos. Even if you still love working with film, there’s no arguing that the digital platform makes cataloging, backup, and sharing infinitely easier.... READ MORE
The original Theta may have slipped by without too many people taking notice, but its stylish, austere form factor and the simple manner in which it creates 360° spherical images impressed enough folks that Ricoh has introduced its successor. The new Ricoh Theta m15 Spherical Digital Camera is now available in... READ MORE
AES 2014 recently took place in Los Angeles, California, so we decided to round up all of the news from this important pro audio extravaganza and share it with you. Read on to get up to date on all of the latest gear from Tascam, Chandler, Avid, M-Audio, and Neumann.
Tascam DR-10C Series Linear... READ MORE
In the last 10 years, it's become easier than ever to capture and publish your own audio and video. Affordable DSLR cameras and digital audio recorders, as well as easy-to-use editing software such as Final Cut and Garageband, have empowered everyday people to express themselves in ways never imagined, without needing years of specialized technical training. In both the amateur and professional... READ MORE