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NewTek announces the latest addition to its TriCaster family: the TriCaster Mini. Billed as “the most complete and compact multimedia studio in world,” the TriCaster Mini lets you create and share professional-looking content, regardless of location and experience level. Designed to meet the growing need for visual communication, the TriCaster Mini makes it easy to produce video interviews,... READ MORE
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It's undeniable that shooters looking for a DSLR-style 4K option will be taking a serious look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 and the Sony a7S. The frustrating... READ MORE

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Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., is a Director of Photography who views the world differently than most cinematographers. After 16 years of shooting feature films traditionally, using cinema cameras and film stock, he was one of the first filmmakers to break ground and use the DSLR to make movies. The "inciting incident"—to borrow a screenwriting term—in his digital-filmmaking career was the introduction... READ MORE
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If the words “Studio Lights” conjure images of large, heavy fixtures permanently installed in a grid and pumping out enough heat to melt your talent, then ikan's ID508-v2 and IB508-v2 Studio Lights might just change that picture. These portable lights are at home in a studio, as well as part of a location light kit, and produce little to no heat while being powered by the included batteries or... READ MORE
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GoPro has gone public with updated versions of both of its existing cameras, with the HERO3+ Silver Edition being supplanted by the HERO4 Silver and the HERO3+ Black Edition—as you probably guessed—being supplanted by the HERO4 Black.... READ MORE
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If you’re looking to customize your CION Production Camera, AJA now has a variety of new accessories to suit almost every need. The list of 15 accessories includes items for almost every part of the camera, top to bottom and front to back.   Within the lineup you’ll find a Rod-to-Rosette Adapter that mounts on 15mm rods and lets you attach... READ MORE
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If you only shoot outside, using the sun and reflectors for light sources, it is highly unlikely that you will encounter flicker problems. However, for the rest of us, flickering light sources can become a daily headache when shooting video. What is important to remember is that most electrically generated light sources flicker in some manner, but what matters is how perceivable that flicker is... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker, from Kelby One, takes a look at the iUSBportCAMERA2 from Hyper++Drive, a compact device that adds or expands the Wi-Fi remote control functions of your Nikon or Canon DSLR camera. The video explores the controls and features of... READ MORE

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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, discusses how to increase the quality of your videos using the pocket-sized Ninja Star from Atomos. The video highlights the edit-ready 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes recording formats, including ProRes HQ, 422, and LT, and the CFast... READ MORE

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It happens at every Photokina show: somebody announces something that makes everybody smile. This time it was GoPro, which showed Fetch, a unique mounting option for its latest Hero 3+ action cameras. The Fetch was displayed on a medium-sized stuffed tawny toy dog at the GoPro booth,... READ MORE
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Aside from its cool new silver-framed Pentax logo, the new Pentax 645Z looks and feels very much like the previous Pentax 645D, but there are many significant differences. For starters, the 645Z has a new 51.4MP CMOS sensor that noticeably raises the image-quality bar. This 43.8 x 32.8mm sensor has no image-degrading anti-aliasing filter, either. An enlarged memory buffer enhances responsiveness... READ MORE
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Introducing a variety of new support rigs and accessories with the Elements Plus line of camera support rigs and accessories, ikan offers enticing choices for camera operators looking for that support rig or accessory that will make the... READ MORE
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Safety and security are important to all of us and whether we accept it or not, security cameras are an effective and useful security tool. This is why surveillance cameras are ubiquitous in modern culture.... READ MORE
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This year’s IBC was a big event for Blackmagic Design, with the company announcing significant additions across several product lines, as well as the acquisition of the VFX software maker eyeon, substantially strengthening Blackmagic’s hardware and software offerings. The popular Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K will now both be available with PL lens mounts. This enables the use of... READ MORE
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Sony has introduced the new PXW-FS7 Compact XDCAM Camcorder, which can record 4K and 1080p slow-motion footage internally to XQD memory cards. The FS7 fills the slot just above the well-regarded NEX-FS700 in Sony’s line of professional large-sensor camcorders. It offers the same E-Mount as... READ MORE
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