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Have you ever wondered what happens when your UAV stalls in mid-air? It’s probably not something you want to think about, especially if your aircraft is carrying expensive camera gear. Enter the DJI DropSafe. While details are scant, based on the video that's circulating on the Internet (and embedded below), the DropSafe appears to be a parachute—a "drop speed reduction system," according to DJI... READ MORE
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Featuring a compact camcorder size and shape, a first for Sony’s XDCAM line of cameras, the new PXW-X70 features a 1” type sensor which is eight times larger than the 1/3” size... READ MORE
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One of the more often overlooked production steps, especially in the digital age, is proper slating technique. It is easy to understand why: banging a slate seems to belong to a bygone era, something relevant only to productions shooting on film, and in today’s rapid-fire production environment with directors rolling endlessly on multiple takes or wanting to shoot without alerting the actors... READ MORE
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Getting your DSLR or mirrorless camera ready for serious video production work often means building a rig around it. A good place to start is to add a camera cage and 15mm rod-based support system. With plenty of options available on the market, deciding on a solution that works best for you and your camera can be daunting. To make your life easier, German manufacturer walimex Pro offers the... READ MORE
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One of the unsung heroes of the film industry is the focus puller. It doesn't matter how great the camera movement, lighting, or acting is if the image on the screen is out of focus. Traditionally, the focus puller, or 1st Assistant Camera (AC), operates on the side of the camera, using a follow focus to mark... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick gives an overview of the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K to help you determine if the camera is right for you. The video explores the camera’s Super35-sized sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range, active Canon EF mount, and recording options, including Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 recording at 24 or 30fps using Apple’s ProRes HQ format. McCormick disusses the... READ MORE

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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
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Once upon a time, the choices for portable video tripod legs were limited to one design: two-stage, dual-aluminum tube construction, with a ground or mid-level spreader, and that was it. Single-tube legs for still photo shoots have a few nice features, but just aren't designed to handle the situations that confront video shooters. This makes them unsuitable for most video work, and relegates... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick introduces us to JVC's new ENG-style, shoulder-mount professional video cameras, the GY-HM850U and studio-configurable GY-HM890U. The video opens... READ MORE

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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
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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
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Join B&H’s own video writer Steven Gladstone and commercial/fine art photographer David Saffir as they extol the virtues of the DataColor SpyderHD Color Calibration Bundle. The kit is a complete solution for photographers and videographers who wish to “harmonize” the color... READ MORE

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Is the Panasonic HX-A500 truly the world’s first wearable 4K camcorder, as Panasonic claims? It’s a fascinating question that really hinges on how you view the latest upgraded compact version of the GoPro, the HERO3+, which is clearly the Panasonic’s... READ MORE
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Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned veteran, finding the right switcher can be like playing the lottery. But with Datavideo, you're bound to be a winner. With a wide range of switchers that are easy to use, yet packed with professional features, Datavideo switchers make your job simpler. This is especially important when you’re making crucial on-the-fly decisions during live events.... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, explores the new E-Image line of tripods distributed by ikan. Breaking down the options into fluid heads and legs, this video showcases the differences between some of the different models and combinations available. McCormick also discusses the... READ MORE

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