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Convergent Design shows a product preview of its Athena, an upcoming 4K recorder and playback device that's also an encoder/decoder, at NAB 2014. In contrast to the Odyssey recorder, the 1/2 rack-size Athena is designed not for on-camera use but for studio and presentation use. It employs SSDs for media and inputs 4K at 60p or two simultaneous 4K streams at 30p. We hope you enjoy the video, and... READ MORE
Showing at NAB 2014, the Hoodman HCD7 for the Convergent Design Odyssey 7 and 7Q is a collapsible anti-glare hood featuring a rain/dust cape for protecting the rear connections. The hood secures with two elastic straps that offer adjustable buckles, and removes without hassle. To facilitate use of the monitor’s touchscreen, without your hand blocking your view, the hood features an elastic... READ MORE
Squeezing 4K resolution into a 24" monitor may seem like a simple process, but being able to retain 4K resolution with pixels packed so tightly together, it becomes difficult to see all the detail in the image, and as such may not be such a simple process. At this year's NAB, Eizo showed two prototype 10-bit 4K resolution Color Edge Color Calibration monitors that push the viewing resolution of... READ MORE
Replay XD unveiled its 4th-generation HD camera at NAB 2014: the Prime X. The Prime X replaces the previous model and features a new 16-megapixel, 1/2" sensor with longer battery life and 1080p recording up to 60 fps. It can also record at 720p up to 120 fps. A new 7-element T2.8 mini prime lens provides high-quality performance with optical distortion correction and anti-reflective coating. The... READ MORE
The first camera from AJA Video Systems is the CION, a 4K-capable camera with a PL mount that captures video with its APS-C-sized sensor and records ProRes 422 (4K up to 60p) to Pak Dock SSD media, or outputs 4K at up to 120 fps via 3G-SDI. (The CION also does 2K, HD, and UHD.) This is an ergonomically friendly open-system camera with industry-standard connections: Viewfinder, lens, etc. are sold... READ MORE
The Blackmagic Design URSA was created to provide what a lot of users were adding to the company's other, more stripped-down cameras: three monitors (including a 10" 1920 x 1080 screen), XLR inputs, 12G-SDI output for 60p 4K, and two CFast 2.0 recorders. Available with... READ MORE
JVC was the first to bring wireless streaming to a camcorder, the first to market with a prosumer HD camera, and, most recently, the first to market with a prosumer 4K camera. It seems it is first to market again, this time with an ultra-compact 4K camera—the GW-SPLS1—light and compact enough for mounting on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) while also being capable of delivering broadcast-quality... READ MORE
The Blackmagic Design Studio Camera has a tiny form factor for a studio-configured camera, but a huge viewfinder, at 10". The camera has an MFT mount and a Super 16 sensor, and a CCU for studio control via a Blackmagic ATEM switcher, which can even do Da Vinci color-grading. The current version is HD, and a 4K version with a B4 mount is coming. Talkback system and tally are built in. We hope you... READ MORE
For NAB 2014, Letus35 has announced a number of upcoming motorized gimbal stabilizers. They will offer gimbal systems for cameras of all sizes, from a GoPro Hero up to a RED camera.
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The professional versions are modular, and come in one-, two-, and three-axis systems. The-one axis system is ideal for mounting on a Steadicam to automatically keep the... READ MORE
Panasonic introduced its new VariCam 35, which has a Super-35-sized sensor and shoots DCI-spec 4K (as well as 2K and HD) to Express P2 cards. The modular PL-mount VariCam captures up to 120 fps 4K to P2 cards and uncompressed RAW 4K at 120 fps to the new Codex recorder. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other... READ MORE
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 records 4K video internally, as well as 1080p up to 96 fps. The Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera has a short flange distance, so it's easy to adapt a wide variety of older and current lenses for the GH4. Here, the camera is seated on the YAGH interface that takes advantage of... READ MORE
SHAPE announces the ISEE I, a motorized 2-axis gimbal stabilizer for the GoPro, smartphone, or other mini camera. Powered by two LP-E6 type batteries, the handheld stabilizer keeps your camera level and provides an independent joystick for tilt control without having to remove your... READ MORE
For NAB 2014, Blackmagic Design introduced a new 4K cinema camera—the URSA. The URSA features a flexible form factor that is designed to adapt easily to shoots of all sizes, from solo shooters to full-scale production crews.
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Zylight announced the addition of a new and improved F8 LED Fresnel, at NAB, on 4/7/14. Not content with last year's awards, the company hunkered down to outdo themselves by squeezing even better performance out of an already great design.
Initial improvements include a boost in output from a 650W tungsten equivalent to 1,000W while still drawing just 100W. This new F8 also features a slightly... READ MORE
Over the past few years, Livestream has grown from being solely a software-based video streaming service aimed at the consumer market to a serious competitor to professional live-switching and mixing services such as TriCaster. The current LiveStream Studio software and hardware is able to perform many of the same complex real-time mixing and graphics functions of high-end systems for a fraction... READ MORE