NAB 2017: Monitoring and Recording

2017 is a big year for monitors and recorders at NAB, with new models introduced by Atomos, ikan, Marshall Electronics, SmallHD, and Transvideo, covering between them applications from compact on-camera to full-size HDR.

A Guide to Cine Lens Accessories

Here's a guide to cine lens accesories for film and video applications. Read all about them on B&H Explora.

Gearing Up for an FDNY Photo Shoot

If you are about to go on location and shoot portraits, action, and groups, read this B&H Explora article about the photo gear you need to pack to be prepared.

ikan Beholder MS-PRO 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras

Read the announcement that B&H is carrying the Beholder MS-PRO 3-Axis Stabilizer, from ikan, an ideal gimbal stabilizer for mirrorless cameras, at B&H Explora.

In the Field with the ikan Remote Air 2 by PD Movie

When I was a young AC, many years ago, I was day playing on a feature when suddenly a Steadicam showed up with a wireless follow focus, iris, and zoom system. Never having worked with one before and having no time to figure it out—the instructions made no sense—I did my best. But it was a horrible experience and I vowed never to give a wireless system the benefit of the doubt again.

Ikan Releases Two 4K Field Monitors and Two Teleprompter Kits

New to B&H are ikan’s Postium 17" and 24" 4K field monitors. Both monitors support 4K video in DCI and UHD and share similar features and capabilities. The OBM-U170  is the 17" monitor, which features a 1920 x 1080 panel that displays Full HD, as well as 4K UHD and 4K DCI by scaling the image to fit.

The ikan EC1 Beholder Ups the Game on Motorized Stabilizers

The iKan EC1 Beholder improves upon the earlier Beholder DS1 with a variety of new features. First, the EC1 Beholder supports up to 4.5 pounds, expanding the range of cameras that you can support. However, it isn’t just the increased range of cameras that makes the EC1 Beholder such an improvement—it is the improvement of certain features.

Top 10 On-Camera Video Lights

The on-camera light is to the video shooter what the speed light is to the still photographer. Many would consider it an essential piece of kit. “On-camera” is a term that defines a category, but these light may not always (or ever) be mounted on your camera. It refers to a compact, battery-powered light that can be mounted on-camera if you so choose. Some even work on drones. There are hundreds out there so what I would like to do is consider 10 in no particular order.

15 Support and Grip Devices for Smartphones + Tablets

Despite the fact smartphones and tablets were designed first and foremost to be used as handheld devices, unless you’re taking pictures under bright sunny skies, you should mount your phone or tablet on some sort of support device if you want truly sharp results. Support devices for smartphones and tablets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in this roundup we will take a look at some of the options.

12 Recommended Breakdown Studio Lighting Kits

Everyone who has ever lugged around heavy gear has a soft spot for the breakdown studio. They all have in common the barest you'll need to get the job done, are fast to set up and break down, and are lightweight. Of course, there are choices to be made—flash or constant light, for instance. Flash has the benefit of stopping action, while constant sources allow you to see exactly what you'll get in the finished product.


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