Features / Video
With an eye firmly set on a small versatility and portability, Synology has stripped the NVR down to its bare essentials and created the EDS14. The company removed most of the components associated with a standard recorder and has focused on the core of the NVR’s job: recording and storing... 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
Now available at B&H, Bescor's rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack provides a simple and convenient way to power your professional video equipment without the need for additional mounting hardware or support rigs. The FP-12VATM kit includes the FP-12V battery and the BC-FP12... READ MORE
As with so many consumer products these days, selecting a projector can be daunting, since there are just so many options. However, choosing the right projector is pretty simple as long as you can supply three pieces of information:
The screen size (width, most importantly).
Distance between the projector and the screen (throw distance).
An estimate of the amount of ambient... 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
In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, relates her experience with the new Sony AS100V Action Cam, with Live View Remote. The video explores the camera's high data-rate recording, multiple format, and frame-rate capabilities. McCormick discusses the camera’s... 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
Axis Communications has applied the technology that revolutionized the surveillance industry for access control and introduced the first IP network door controller. In the process, they seem to have stripped access control down to its foundation and kept all the things we love about it, discarded the things we hate, and added features that we didn’t even know we wanted. The result is a fairly... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses the Beachtek DXA-SLR Ultra 2-Channel XLR Adapter, and how it can improve in-camera audio with a DSLR camera. Rives explores the adapter's form factor, how it attaches beneath the camera, and considers the included... 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
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses budget options for improving the audio quality of your DSLR shoots. Rives explores on-camera microphone options, including the lightweight RØDE VideoMic GO shotgun microphone and the... READ MORE
Video editing is one of the most demanding tasks you can execute on a computer. A modern video-editing program such as Adobe Premiere requires high performance from the processor, RAM memory, GPU (if using GPU acceleration), as well as storage drives. Choosing a fast storage... READ MORE
Since the release of his 2008 short film Reverie, which was shot using the Canon 5D Mark II, Vincent Laforet has become an influential figure in the video-making community. His evolution and growth as a commercial director is charted in his blog, which is now a must-read for photographers and filmmakers alike. We were lucky enough to... READ MORE