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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

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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

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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

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The HyperCore battery, from industry staple Switronix, is a combination of power with everything else a user may want, including aesthetics. Its main trademark is the HyperCore cell, which can handle average 10A draws for multiple hours without losing service life. This is complemented with intelligent internal technology, 1,000 charge/discharge cycles, well-backlit LCD right on the front, a... READ MORE
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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,... READ MORE
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While Garmin is better known for its GPS products, the company comes to NAB 2015 making a splash in the popular action-camera market with the VIRB line. Join Steven Gladstone as he talks with Garmin’s Bill Loud about some of the exciting elements that a GPS company can bring to an already burgeoning selection of action... READ MORE

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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

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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... READ MORE

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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NAB 2015 sees the debut of SmallHD’s recently announced Sidefinder, which pairs an optical loupe with the company’s new five-inch 502 monitor to create a fully featured electronic viewfinder... READ MORE

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Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of the VR company Oculus was a wakeup call. It said to the world that VR was going to be a thing, because the people behind the biggest social network in the world were going to make it a thing. People may have seen this song and dance before, with the failed experiments of the late 20th Century still in their minds, but this is different. Computers have gotten more... READ MORE

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