From the NAB 2015 trade show floor, B&H Photo's Steven Gladstone talks with Christian Richardson, from VariZoom, about the company’s recently announced VariSlider system. The slider supports loads up to 100 pounds and is expandable by linking multiple units together, allowing you to get slides of nearly any length. Richardson demonstrates the seamless transition between multiple units using... READ MORE
The Ferrofish A32 is a 32-channel AD/DA that gives you a wide range of analog and digital connectivity, including MADI and ADAT digital inputs. 4 front-panel TFT display screens give you access to a wide variety of parameters in addition to basic metering functions. Two units can be daisy-chained together for a total of 64 channels of audio.
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Fostex showcased some updates to a few of its popular headphones and monitors at NAB 2015. The T20RP, T40RP, and T50RP planar driver headphones have been updated to a mkIII version, with the main improvements being made to their headbands, along with the inclusion of a detachable cable system. They still come with a 1/4" stereo connector cable for studio use, but also include a shorter 1/8" cable... READ MORE
ALTA isn't only a ski resort in Utah that bans snowboards—it's now a first-of-its-kind, multi-rotor drone with top-mountable aerial gimbal. Most aerial gimbals (that I know of) mount under the aircraft with the camera angled at the ground. ALTA reverses this, allowing the camera to point up. While many might question how often you want a camera-in-the-sky to point up, there are surely those in... READ MORE
Zeiss continues to expand its lens family for Sony mirrorless cameras with the announcement of two autofocus lenses built specifically for full frame E-mount cameras—in other words, for the wonderful a7 series of cameras. The new... READ MORE
The future is here! For.A’s new HVS-2000 video switcher is equipped for HDTV and beyond with HD and 3G input support, plus imminent 4K capabilities. This modular switching system can import and store image graphics, assign full mix effects to AUX buses, and save custom layouts to USB media. In the video below, from the show floor, Steven Gladstone, from B&H, goes over some of the many... READ MORE
Though the annual NAMM show gets a bit more attention here in the US, Musikmesse, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, is where many of the year’s important and interesting new audio products are announced and showcased, and 2015 was no exception. From new interfaces to new microphones and synths, this year’s show gave us a lot to talk about and look forward. Here are just some of the... READ MORE
In the following video, B&H Photo’s Steven Gladstone meets up with Kim Hutchinson, from Zacuto, on the NAB 2015 trade-show floor to discuss some of Zacuto’s latest products. The video kicks off with a look at last year’s big announcement, the Gratical HD Micro OLED EVF, which is now available. Hutchinson then gives viewers a... READ MORE
One of RME’s flagship products, the Babyface received an overhaul at this year’s NAB, and it’s clear that RME’s design team took quite a bit of feedback from users into consideration when updating the portable interface. The... READ MORE
In the following video, B&H Photo’s Steven Gladstone meets up with Ross Kanarek, from Switronix, to get a first look at Switronix’s new VoltBridge wireless battery monitoring platform. Leveraging low-energy Bluetooth technology, VoltBridge allows you to send battery information, such as run time, percentage, and other vitals to your iOS or Android mobile device. The technology is available... READ MORE
GoPro has announced a solution to monitoring footage wirelessly from your HERO that doesn't required complicated, bulky third-party solutions—the HEROCast. The HEROCast relies on COFDM HD wireless transmission technology that GoPro co-developed with the help of VISLINK, a company most well-known in the Surveillance sector. The system uses H.246 encoding to deliver a live HD feed with minimal... READ MORE
Whether you own a pub, run a doctor’s office, or manage a clothing store, reaching your target audience quickly and effectively is a fundamental necessity. Digital signage allows you to broadcast your message in a way that’s easy for customers to absorb using the everyday technology to which they are already accustomed. As a business owner, providing your customers with a visual presentation is... READ MORE
Lens selection is a highly personal choice for most photographers. Client base, shooting style and cost all factor in directly when you're deciding how to build a kit intelligently. Wedding photographers need a diverse assortment, given the expectation that they must cover such a broad range of subject matter in one day’s work. As a working professional, the natural progression is to begin... READ MORE
Arguably the best-rounded program within Adobe's photo-centric milieu, Photoshop Lightroom further extends its versatility in editing, organizing, and sharing capabilities with the launch of Lightroom 6. Encompassing a handful of new features and performance enhancements, this... READ MORE
Redrock Micro is once again making a splash with their products for the indie filmmaker. This year, it's with an update to the One Man Crew, the One Man Crew Director. For those who aren't familiar, the OMC is a motorized tracking system that moves back and forth along a fixed arc, and is ideal for adding dynamic elements to sit-down interviews, like the clip below. Enhancements included a new... READ MORE