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
This week in the news: After a long, restful, winter slumber, the explosion of the 2015 CES trade show has left The Gear Roundup a bit exhausted after a week where, according to the PBS Newshour, over 20,000 new products were released in a week of excitement in Las Vegas. We kept you up to speed on much of it and our site is still rich with fairly new stuff from CES, so, after you read this... READ MORE
Imagine back if you will, exactly two long years ago, mid-January, 2013. Just weeks before the Superdome blacked-out during the “Big Game,” the mirrorless camera world made an equally memorable step forward with the introduction of the Speed Booster, from Metabones. Based on the terrific success of this line... READ MORE
HP took on the daunting role a few years back of recreating its line of Z series desktops and mobile workstations to fit a very specific need—workstations that could handle the power and performance requirements of the creative professional. As the needs of 3D artists, CAD students, and digital engineers became more tech dependent, HP upped its game by introducing a line that used heavy-duty... READ MORE
If you’ve ever shopped for a TV, then you undoubtedly know that not all televisions are the same. This is also true of flagship TVs. However, many of them share the same principles and design philosophies; combining the best technologies a manufacturer has to offer in one television, or line of televisions, with the goal of creating a top-tier video experience that would satisfy even the most... READ MORE
It appears that Fujifilm decided to jump right into some of the company’s New Year’s resolutions with the announcement of five digital cameras. Among the new releases is the X-A2 Mirrorless Digital Camera, an entry-level for the X-series line, with a 175° tilting LCD screen, and a premium... READ MORE
Ricoh Imaging has announced 34 new binoculars as part of a completely revamped Pentax Sport Optics Lineup. In order to more clearly define these new binoculars, they have created four different series to accommodate everyone, from enthusiasts looking for high quality at an attractive price point to serious travelers, birders, wildlife conservationists, and astronomy devotees.
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Tiffen’s latest XLE Series filters are aimed at advanced photographers using full-frame, APS-C, and Micro Four Thirds-format interchangeable-lens cameras who need to shoot long exposures but don’t want to compromise color reproduction or want to achieve specific special effects. Perhaps the most technically interesting is... READ MORE
Learn about the Flir One, which snaps onto an iPhone 5/5S and allows you to capture photographs that graphically display the thermal qualities of the scene. These IR images can be useful for locating drafts, poorly insulated windows and doorways, and much more. We hope you enjoy the... READ MORE
Though perhaps a new name to many in the RC aerial video market, Hong Kong-based company Yuneec has been making electric aircraft since 1999, most notably, a "full-scale," two-seat electric airplane, the E430.
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When the year ends and I look back as a photographer, I feel like a walking version of Time magazine’s “Year in Pictures Issue.” As a shooter who always has a camera in his pocket or slung over his shoulder, my year is truly documented in photographs. I seek, in life, images that illustrate my daily experiences. I create them both for my sanity and also to populate my blog, presentations, and... READ MORE
2014 was a year of change and challenges for me. Although the changes felt gradual as the year progressed, reflecting on them for this article reminds me of just how dramatic they turned out to be. These changes came about through a process of reflection, refocusing, refining, and rebuilding, and it’s ultimately an exercise that each professional photographer must, at one point, go through.... READ MORE
The past few years have been full of new challenges, opportunities, discoveries, and obstacles for me. Even though I was naturally happier for the opportunities to come knocking on my door, it is the challenges that made me a better artist and a stronger professional. I've learned to welcome obstacles and setbacks, because I discovered that in the process of overcoming them I must get out of my... READ MORE
As a young boy in elementary school, it was discovered that I have a learning disability that affects my reading abilities. One teacher even told my mother I would never amount to anything in life. When I was 13 years old, I started working with my uncle as a second assistant. I immediately loved photography and worked every weekend I was allowed, just to learn more. I eventually worked my way up... READ MORE