Michael Christensen

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1 year ago
AJA Video Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of professional video peripherals, based in Grass Valley, California, first made a name for itself in the early 1990s with its line of Mini-Converters. Today, AJA’s Mini-Converters are perhaps the industry’s most comprehensive range of compact,...
1 year ago
For the third year in a row, Blackmagic Design is making a big splash at NAB with a massive product announcement. The Australian designer and manufacturer of professional video technology will be introducing 38 new products, including three new digital cinema cameras, a new image sensor for its URSA cameras, DaVinci Resolve 12, and a range of 12G-SDI-enabled products for broadcast, post...
1 year ago
MuxLab has been on the leading edge of audio/visual connectivity for more than 30 years, and the company has just announced several new products to support 4K-UHD content. In this article, we’ll take a look at the new range of extender kits, an HDMI audio extractor, and the new line of MuxLab UHD-4K HDMI Matrix Switches. These professional-grade devices are ideal for commercial or residential A/V...
1 year ago
In the past five to six years, camera technology has advanced by leaps and bounds and, in that time, cinema-quality video has become significantly more accessible. Consider the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This camera has a Super-35mm-sized sensor with a global shutter, and it...
1 year ago
Large image sensors are among the most in-demand components of video cameras, and it's easy to see why. Relatively recent advances in image-sensor technology have allowed even advanced hobbyists to produce world-class footage. However, this is only half of the story. The recent popularity of interchangeable-lens camera systems is perhaps the single greatest factor driving our emerging creative...
2 years ago

New at B&H, Elvid presents a pair of entry-level, on-camera monitors. Elvid’s FieldVision and RigVision monitors both feature a 7-inch display; however, the slightly more advanced RigVision model offers more resolution, a flip-up sun shield, and a rather unique shutter-release feature.

3 years ago

AJA’s Ki Pro “family” is a lineup of file-based, video recording and playback devices. With a form factor and controls reminiscent of a traditional tape deck, the original Ki Pro was popular with broadcast and post-production professionals because it enabled SD and HD video recording in the edit-friendly ProRes 422 format.

3 years ago

The Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q boldly surpass Convergent Design’s previous offerings with a progressive feature set that not only serves the needs of today’s cutting-edge video technology but also attempts to “future-proof” the new product line with a range of optional firmware upgrades.

3 years ago

Convergent Design ranks among industry leaders in the manufacture of the portable video recorder, a type of device that offers better image quality than the built-in recorder in most camcorders. Convergent Design has recently announced the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q monitor and recorder.

3 years ago

ikan's new D-series monitors include the D5, the D5w, the D7 and the D7w. The D5 and the D7 feature either a 5.6- or 7-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 resolution. The “w” tacked onto the D5w and the D7w models denotes the addition of built-in waveform, vectorscope and RGB parade. These LCD panels benefit from In-Plane Switching technology, which enables improved viewing angles and color rendition.

3 years ago

ikan has recently released updated versions of their VK7 and VX7 field monitors. The new VK7i and VX7i monitors feature 7” IPS LCD screens with higher native resolution, wider viewing angles and more accurate color rendition versus the older models. In addition to the original feature set, which includes Peaking, False Color, RGB adjust, Clip Guides and DSLR scaling, the new models also include a dual tally system.

3 years ago

B&H now carries the Bescor BM-K1 kit, a pair of LED-70 on-camera lights and other accessories for use with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The kit also includes Bescor’s BM-LiON battery and BM-SFB Square Frame mounting bracket. The rig is suitable for mounting on a tripod or for handheld work with the two integrated handgrips.

3 years ago

B&H now carries Bescor’s new rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which is designed to power the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. As you may know, the camera’s built-in battery cannot be removed or replaced by the user. This necessitates the use of an external power source, like Bescor’s BM-EPIC battery kit. This kit includes the BM-LiON battery and the BM-CGR charger.

3 years ago

Blackmagic Design announced two new digital cinema cameras at NAB 2013, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. These new models will join the current Blackmagic Cinema Camera, which was itself announced last year at NAB 2012. The Production Camera 4K will be the first of Blackmagic Design’s new Ultra HD product line.

3 years ago

Canon has recently announced three new camcorders. The Canon XA25 and XA20 are ultra-compact, professional camcorders designed for run-and-gun videography and ENG. They feature a 20x zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi, wireless FTP transfer and dual SD card slots to support a variety of recording modes.

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