Steven Gladstone, of B&H Photo, discusses the exciting new Solo Quadcopter with Colin Guinn from 3D Robotics. Arguably, the Solo is the first drone to feature a true aerial imaging-centric autopilot system. Many multi-rotors before it, of course, have had failsafes like return home, hover modes, and orbit... READ MORE
In broadcasting, it seems there is always a debate as to what kind of microphone is best to use—dynamic or condenser. Both have a list of pros and cons for any given broadcast application, and with the newly announced... READ MORE
Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of the VR company Oculus was a wakeup call. It said to the world that VR was going to be a thing, because the people behind the biggest social network in the world were going to make it a thing. People may have seen this song and dance before, with the failed experiments of the late 20th Century still in their minds, but this is different. Computers have gotten more... READ MORE
In the following video, Steven Gladstone, from B&H Photo, meets up with JVC's Craig Yanagi for a hands-on look at the GY-LS300 4KCAM S35mm Camcorder. First announced at the tail end of 2014, the GY-LS300 is equipped with a 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor that delivers UHD video up to 30p and 4:2:2 Full HD up to 60p.... READ MORE
Rotolight is catching the eye of many people with its new NEO on-camera LED light, debuting at NAB 2015. With a brightness of 1,077 lux at 3', the light is one of the brightness on-camera LEDs available, but can be dimmed to taste using its rear dial. The light delivers a soft, pleasing light output with high color accuracy. It also features Rotolight’s signature circular shape, which yields a... READ MORE
Wooden Camera is expanding its popular camera-accessory offerings with the new Universal Matte Box, D-Box Power Distributor, and NATO Magic Arms. The Universal Matte Box comes in swing-away, clamp-on, and rod-mounted varieties with dual rotating filter stages and NATO rails on the sides for securing other accessories. Wooden Camera is also displaying its innovative D-Box power distribution... READ MORE
My lens came with a lens cap, so why do I need a filter?
If you ask most consumer-camera owners why they keep a filter on their lens, a majority will most likely reply, “For protection.” Although filters do, in fact, protect the surface of your lens against dust, moisture and the occasional thumb print, the primary function of lens filters is really to improve the image quality of the pictures... READ MORE
Wind is one of the biggest challenges to recording clean on-site audio. Short of controlling the weather, the best tool in your arsenal is a quality windshield, a thing Rycote knows a thing or two about. At NAB this year, the company displayed its Cyclone Windshield System, which was designed new from the ground up. Its furless appearance is due in thanks to a newly developed material, which... READ MORE
You got your Schoeps in my Ultrasone! You got your Ultrasone in my Schoeps! Geared toward sportscasters and broadcasters, Schoeps has integrated a cardioid-pattern condenser mic on a gooseneck directly into a pair of Ultrasone HFI-680 headphones.
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Panasonic has announced a range of new 4K products, including the AG-DVX200 4/3" handheld 4K camcorder, 4K and high-speed HD studio cameras, a 4K POV action camera, and more. Panasonic also announced a firmware update to its popular GH4 mirrorless camera that adds a 4:3 anamorphic recording mode.
AG-DVX200 4K 4/3" Handheld Camcorder... READ MORE
NAB 2015: Zoom F8 Portable Field Recorder
Zoom has become a go-to name for portable handheld recorders, so the introduction of its F8 portable field recorder seems like a natural evolution for this company. The F8 gives you access to 8 combination XLR/TRS mic/line inputs, and it boasts a rear-... READ MORE
Go tiny or go home: that’s the battle cry for Lectrosonics at NAB 2015, which is introducing a brand new transmitter that fits into the palm of your hand. Concealable so that the talent doesn’t notice it, the smaller, lighter transmitter also features a removable, rechargeable lithium battery. Check out the full video here.
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Video Devices—the video-oriented subsidy of Sound Devices—has unveiled a new series of camera-mounted recording field monitors, which are being previewed at NAB 2015. Dubbed the PIX-E series, the monitors are available with either a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 LCD (PIX-E5 and... READ MORE
Unveiled at NAB, the Sony HDC-4300 is the world’s first camera to use three 2/3-inch 4K image sensors, capable of delivering 4K and Full HD video for sport and live-event broadcast. The camera has the familiar B4-lens mount and is compatible with the same control surfaces as Sony’s HDC-200 series cameras. With the standard configuration, the HDC-4300 is capable of Full HD video output and up to... READ MORE
In this clip from the NAB show floor, Sheldon, from DJI, introduces us to the new, camera-equipped Phantom 3's. There are two models, the 4K Professional edition and the 1080p Advanced edition. In addition to video, both quadcopters take 12MP photos and are stabilized by an integrated 3-... READ MORE