Just as full-frame DSLRs have begun to hit their stride in the marketplace, an entirely different contender is beginning to re-emerge: the medium format DSLR. With recent advancements in sensor design, medium format cameras are, for the first time, utilizing CMOS image sensors rather than the tried-and-true, but less sensitive, CCD image sensor. The benefits: significantly higher ISO sensitivity... READ MORE
At NAB 2014, Thomas, from TC Electronic, introduced several new updates to some of the company's existing broadcast audio products.
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Showing at NAB 2014, the Hoodman HCD7 for the Convergent Design Odyssey 7 and 7Q is a collapsible anti-glare hood featuring a rain/dust cape for protecting the rear connections. The hood secures with two elastic straps that offer adjustable buckles, and removes without hassle. To facilitate use of the monitor’s touchscreen, without your hand blocking your view, the hood features an elastic... READ MORE
At NAB 2014, Dan Bostick, from JoeCo, introduced the company's new 24-channel audio recorder, the BBR1MP. This rack-mountable recorder is the latest addition to JoeCo's BlackBox series. It features 24 balanced analog inputs, and provides microphone preamps for each input. The unit records broadcast WAV format to a USB flash drive, so it's easy to take the files with you for editing later. The... READ MORE
Squeezing 4K resolution into a 24" monitor may seem like a simple process, but being able to retain 4K resolution with pixels packed so tightly together, it becomes difficult to see all the detail in the image, and as such may not be such a simple process. At this year's NAB, Eizo showed two prototype 10-bit 4K resolution Color Edge Color Calibration monitors that push the viewing resolution of... READ MORE
Focusrite continues to expand its RedNet line of audio converters with the announcement of the RedNet D16 AES. Like most in the RedNet line, the D16 AES is geared toward network connectivity, in this case, featuring 16 channels of AES/EBU connectivity that can be sent from or received by a Dante audio network. The system converts AES/EBU format digital audio to the Dante format, and vice versa.... READ MORE
Sigma has just announced the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, designed to be one of the most optically refined standard primes available. When designing this lens, Sigma set out to take the humble 50mm focal length and elevate it to be one of the company's most technologically advanced lenses available. Combining... READ MORE
JK Audio announced AutoHybrid IP2, a two-line Voice-over-Internet box that can connect to your existing VoIP phone system or Internet connection through an SIP account.
Featuring professional XLR Input and Output connections, you can use the box as an audio-over-IP codec to send wideband stereo audio over an Internet connection to a second AutoHybrid IP2 unit. The unit can be configured and... READ MORE
Corning Optical Cables can reach bi-directional, dual-channel transfer rates of up to 20Gb/s. They are also backwards compatible with Thunderbolt as well, although they will be limited to 10Gb/s. The cables are extremely thin and flexible; however, they do not... READ MORE
Replay XD unveiled its 4th-generation HD camera at NAB 2014: the Prime X. The Prime X replaces the previous model and features a new 16-megapixel, 1/2" sensor with longer battery life and 1080p recording up to 60 fps. It can also record at 720p up to 120 fps. A new 7-element T2.8 mini prime lens provides high-quality performance with optical distortion correction and anti-reflective coating. The... READ MORE
Create full-circle images using your cropped-sensor DSLR, with the new Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens, available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Featuring an... READ MORE
Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens
At the "front end" of image creation, Nikon has announced a new all-in-one zoom, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR. Designed for DX-format DSLRs, this lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 27-... READ MORE
JVC was the first to bring wireless streaming to a camcorder, the first to market with a prosumer HD camera, and, most recently, the first to market with a prosumer 4K camera. It seems it is first to market again, this time with an ultra-compact 4K camera—the GW-SPLS1—light and compact enough for mounting on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) while also being capable of delivering broadcast-quality... READ MORE
Neumann’s reputation for microphones precedes itself, having crafted some of the most sought-after and replicated microphones in use in studios and homes around the world for the last 70 years. A more recent development for the venerable company is its entry into the studio-monitor field, on which it continues to focus with the announcement of the KH 120 D studio monitor.
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For NAB 2014, Letus35 has announced a number of upcoming motorized gimbal stabilizers. They will offer gimbal systems for cameras of all sizes, from a GoPro Hero up to a RED camera.
The professional versions are modular, and come in one-, two-, and three-axis systems. The-one axis system is ideal for mounting on a Steadicam to automatically keep the camera horizon level. The two-axis system can... READ MORE