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The versatility of LED light units has made them the de facto standard when small, portable, battery-powered, and lightweight units are required. However, no light is perfect, and no light can do all the things that are needed on set. Traditionally, LED lights have suffered from taking a middle-of-the-road approach, trading power and control for softness, and not being all that good at softness,... READ MORE
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1 month ago
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The Cinetics Axis360 Motion Control System and Slider was designed to enhance motorized slides, pans, and tilts in videography using most DLSR, mirrorless, and digital cinema cameras. Since I spent the early part of my career as a motion control camera assistant, working on complex multi-axis motion control rigs, doing stop-motion animation with 35mm motion picture cameras, I've had a fair amount... READ MORE
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2 months ago
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Impact-resistant, water-tight resin hard cases from HPRC, with their distinctive red handle, have been a staple on productions for quite some time. In most cases, users themselves pick and pluck the foam inserts to achieve their desired interior configuration, or they opt for the flexibility of dividers, which can be easily rearranged but don't hold contents as snugly. Wouldn't it be nice for... READ MORE
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2 months ago
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Nick Woodman, a young American surfer, desperately wanted images of himself surfing, personal and up close, and there seemed to be no camera available to exactly fulfill his requirements. He set about creating a solution. Slightly more than a decade later, his camera company has invaded the market with the small, waterproof, and extremely high-quality unit we know as the GoPro. Popular because of... READ MORE
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2 months ago
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At the 2013 NAB trade show, Freefly Systems introduced the world to a new concept in camera stabilization—the motorized gimbal. A device giving operators the ability to capture dolly-smooth shots while enjoying something close to the freedom of handheld shooting has been around since 1976; of course, I’m referring to the “arm-and-vest” stabilizer. Amazingly, it took 37 years for a serious... READ MORE
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2 months ago
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Not more than a decade ago, the power to create Hollywood-style effects was exclusively the domain of highly specialized artists using expensive software that ran on workstation-class computers. However, in the last few years, inexpensive compositing software has become available, offering visual-effects artists and motion-graphics designers the ability to create powerful visual effects.... READ MORE
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2 months ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne Media, pairs the Atomos Shogun with the Sony a7S to put the 4K-capable monitor/recorder through its paces. McCormick goes over the... READ MORE

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2 months ago
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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has been pressing the FAA to ease commercial-use restrictions for professional photographers who wish to use UAVs in their work. The organization is optimistic we are getting close to a new FAA ruling that will allow select industries to operate RC and autonomous aircraft legally, among them filmmaking and certain types of photography, farming, and... READ MORE
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The Sony a7S is an impressive little camera that combines a full-frame sensor, 4K HDMI output, and unparalleled low-light performance. Add S-Log2 gamma support, internal X-AVC S recording, and a versatile Sony E-mount to the mix and you have a camera that is ready for professional video production... well, almost ready, that is. Before the camera can appear on set, it needs to be outfitted for... READ MORE
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2 months ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne Media, takes a look at the Teradek Beam Transmitter and Receiver Set, and discusses the benefits of adding wireless video capture to your productions. The video covers the specs and features of the Beam system, highlight its 1080p60 support, high... READ MORE

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2 months ago
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The excitement from Nashville continues as Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne Media, stops by the GRIP&SHOOT booth at Imaging USA 2015. The GRIP&SHOOT is a Bluetooth smart grip for your iPhone that makes it easier to capture stable photos and videos. It features buttons for controlling zoom with your thumb and a trigger to snap photos or start/stop video, all done wirelessly, over Bluetooth.... READ MORE

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2 months ago
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Direct from Imaging USA, watch Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, introduce Pro Media Gear’s updates to its dual slider line, including a new larger slider, a motor and motor controller unit. The dual slider features an ingenious design combining straight and curved slider tracks into one unit, available in four lengths from 24 to 48", and the new larger slider carriage supports cameras larger than... READ MORE

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3 months ago
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From the show floor of Imaging USA, Larry Becker, of KelbyOne Media, speaks with a Hoodman representative about several new, mirrorless-focused products expected to be released in April. The first is an Eyecup that fits the viewfinders of both the Sony A7 series cameras, as well as their DSLR models. Two sizes are available—large and small. Next is a dongle-style USB 3.0 card reader with... READ MORE

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3 months ago
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With a compact, traditional camcorder form factor and support for 4K video recording, the Panasonic HC-X1000 brings high-resolution and usability to a wide-range of users. Join KelbyOne Media’s Mia McCormick as she takes a closer look at the numerous features of the camera, including its built-in... READ MORE

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3 months ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne Media, meets up with the representative from Joby and gets an overview of some of the company’s products that are on display at Imaging USA 2015. Among these products are the latest items from their Action Series line, including... READ MORE

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