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Although HDMI video was created as a consumer specification, it is finding its way increasingly into professional environments. This is in spite of the limitations of the length of cable runs. While six feet may be enough for the consumer TV, professional and commercial installations... READ MORE
The smartphone is quickly becoming the go-to video camera for the average consumer―it’s small, fits in your pocket, and you always have it on you. As video quality increases, smartphones have even found a place on narrative film and commercial sets. With this rise in popularity, many accessories... READ MORE
walimex Pro, German manufacturer of a variety of video support gear, introduces a selection of all-metal cages and rigs with their Aptaris and Mutabilis systems. The Aptaris system revolves around camera-specific cages and includes about a dozen add-ons for building the cages into full shoulder rigs. The Mutabilis system... READ MORE
Just in time for summer, Adobe is rolling out several updates to the Creative Cloud editions of Photoshop and Illustrator. These include Linked Smart Objects and improvements to Layer Comps in Photoshop and the introduction of Live Corners and Live Objects and improvements to the Pen and Pencil tool in Illustrator. Recognizing the trend for de-specialization, and the fact that designers and... READ MORE
The newly announced 3-Way Mount from GoPro is, in fact, designed to be used three ways: as a camera grip, extension arm, or tripod. It is collapsible and measures 7.5" folded, and... READ MORE
Canadian manufacturer MuxLab offers a lineup of matrix switches, receivers, and splitters featuring, among them, HDBaseT technology, modular I/O support, 2K/4K resolution support, and Power-over-Ethernet.
Most sophisticated of the group is the... READ MORE
A few months ago, Canon initiated a Dual Pixel CMOS AF upgrade offer for the C100. Since the C300 and C100 share the same image sensor, many users wondered if the C300 was also capable of this feature. Well, Canon has confirmed that it is, and is now offering the same hardware upgrade to users of the... READ MORE
Any way you cut it, the commercial use of unmanned drone aircraft is presently illegal in the United States. However, one needn't dig too deep into industries such as filmmaking, real estate, and farming to find the prolific use of drones for professional purposes. Spurred by rapid advances in technology, the Federal Aviation Administration is currently overhauling its official regulations that... READ MORE
Parrot, perhaps best known as the makers of the AR.Drone 2.0 smartphone-controlled mini quadcopter, made public an impressive new addition to their fleet this week: "Bebop." Whereas previous Parrot drones were built for hobbyists, with shaky, non-stabilized flight cameras, the Bebop looks as though it may become a... READ MORE
Building on the success of its lightweight Ace tripods, targeting the compact camcorder and DSLR market, Sachtler has announced a baseplate, follow focus, and matte box system to complement these tripods. Constructed primarily of lightweight glass fiber and reinforced composite materials, the products are suitable for use with a variety of cameras, including DSLR and small camcorders.
The... READ MORE
Leveling your fluid head just got easier and faster, thanks to Sachtler’s new SpeedLevel Clamp. Utilizing an innovative grip mechanism, it allows for quick leveling of any Sachtler 100mm fluid head, so you spend less time trying to level your head and more time shooting.... READ MORE
The AJA LUT-box provides an easy way to apply LUTs on-set for accurate color monitoring.
AJA has announced new products to help optimize your workflows and integrate various signal types. The new converters consist of the FS1-X Frame Synchronizer & Converter, Hi5-Plus SDI to HDMI... READ MORE
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
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