This week in the news: The Gear Roundup is back from another vacation and spring has arrived in New York City! For those of you keeping score at home, this week was the NAB Show in Las Vegas; the annual National Association of Broadcasters gathering that brought more than 100,000 attendees to the desert to see the latest in broadcasting gear and tech.
B&H Photo was there, on the ground, and... READ MORE
Azden is showcasing some new wares at this year’s NAB convention, aimed directly at on-site recording. The SGM-250 shotgun mic employs a metal-alloy body with a newly designed microphone element aimed at doing what you want a good shotgun mic to do: provide a wide frequency response with low... READ MORE
OConnor saw NAB 2015 as the perfect venue to debut its new O-Rig, a universal handheld 15mm rod support system designed to work with nearly any camera-and-lens combination. To offer maximum flexibility, the system’s universal baseplate is height adjustable, with reference marks to dial in the correct height for the camera you’re shooting with accurately. An OConnor fluid-head-compatible sliding... READ MORE
Featuring both analog and digital sound engines and a compact, highly-portable design, the 37 mini-key JD-Xi from Roland is designed to deliver fat, warm analog... READ MORE
Known for its innovative effects, audio-correction software, and mastering/mixing tools, iZotope has used NAB 2015 to unveil its next step, farther into the world of post-production and broadcast. RX Loudness Control looks to combine global loudness standards with the ease of use for which iZotope has become known.
Working in faster-than-real-time, the software renders your audio to your selected... READ MORE
In the following video, B&H Photo’s Steven Gladstone meets up with Eric Kessler on the NAB 2015 trade show floor to discuss the updates to Kessler’s Second Shooter 3-axis motion control system. Now, via a free firmware update, you can connect a second controller to program up to six motors for two and three key frame moves. This lets you control zoom, focus, and aperture with the addition of... READ MORE
Monitor various areas of your home easily with this DIY-friendly range of home monitoring products from Panasonic. With devices like smart plugs, motion sensors, indoor cameras, outdoor cameras, and window/door sensors, you can have peace of mind with alerts sent directly to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. These devices communicate with Panasonic's DECT 6.0 and Wi-Fi-enabled Home... READ MORE
Rob Rives, of B&H, chats with Jeff Laity, of Tascam, about the company’s newly announced budget-minded TM-80 Studio Condenser Microphone, which is designed to be a workhorse for vocals, instruments, strings, and podcasters without breaking the bank. Also, Tascam is showing off the... READ MORE
DPA microphones are known for their reference-quality clarity, providing accurate sonic reproduction. At this year’s NAB, the company has announced an addition to its d:facto line, in the form of an interview microphone. Like your typical handheld interview mic, it boasts an omnidirectional polar pattern, giving you freedom of movement while interviewing. DPA has employed a number of wind... READ MORE
The success of the Apollo interfaces for Universal Audio is indisputable, combining first-class audio conversion with internal DSP that hosts an across-the-board excellent set of hardware emulated plug-ins. Today at the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, the company has upped the ante with... READ MORE
Livestream debuts its Studio HD550, a compact and portable all-in-one live production switcher that can be carried easily from production to production. The switcher is equipped with Livestream’s Studio 3.0 software and features an integrated 17" 1920 x 1200 LCD screen, five SDI/HDMI inputs, one... READ MORE
With the SkyPanel, ARRI once again pushes the LED envelope set by the L and the Caster Series, with two new 110-degree soft light panels poised to set a new industry standard for extreme color accuracy, whether measured by CRI, CQS, or TCLI standards.
The 25.4 x 11.8" S60 and half-as-wide S30 each comes in a color-tunable version with onboard and remote color and output control and, in a new... READ MORE
The XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR is Fujifilm’s newest lens, bringing increased versatility and imaging potential to the X-Mount system with a 35mm format equivalent focal length of 24mm and a bright, f/1.4 maximum aperture, which is adjustable in 1/3 EV steps. Together, these features provide excellent light-gathering ability during dusk, nighttime, or indoor shooting situations, along with an expansive... READ MORE
Blackmagic has made a big splash at NAB yet again, by announcing a plethora of new products, chief among them the URSA Mini, a more compact version of the URSA camera, and a new 4.6K image sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range for the URSA and ... READ MORE
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