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After months of speculation, Apple is bringing Intel Core i5 and i7 processors to its popular 15 and 17” MacBook Pros. If you’re a photo or movie editor, this could translate to a 50% speed boost in common processor-intensive tasks. Of course CPU flex ain’t the only thing Cupertino’s packed into these sleek, unibody beauties. Read on for more about the latest and greatest in Apple’s portable pro line up.
The EOS-1D Mark IV represents Canon's flagship DSLR for creating professional photo and video content. Though nearly identical in form to its predecessor, the Mark IV boasts an expanse of new features and refinements for discerning image makers. With an all-new 16.1 megapixel sensor, expanded ISO sensitivity, 10 frames per second continuous shooting mode, advanced AF system, and powerful HD video capabilities, this workhorse continues the full-featured legacy of the EOS-1 series.
Today’s moms are beyond cool. They rock DSLRs, iPads, and are fast becoming the largest growth segment in social networking. It’s not just kids listening to mom -- hundreds (and in some cases, thousands) of folks follow her tweets, Facebook updates, and blog entries. She’s got her own point of view backed up with boatloads of digital photos -- Isn’t it time she started posting video?
The Panasonic DMC-GF1 is a fine pairing of form and function. A well-considered design makes the body irresistible to the touch— put it in your hands and you’ll want to start snapping pictures immediately. The quality controls and creative features should appeal to both enthusiasts and advanced photographers.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 is the latest addition to the Micro Four Thirds line. The camera employs a unique touch display that makes shooting high-quality photos and video fun and easy. Intelligent Auto Mode simplifies the shooting experience while a set of well-considered manual controls allows users to explore their creativity.
From reportage to wedding photography, still and moving images command equal power in our lives. As the way we consume information changes, our methods of collecting and creating content must evolve as well. The EOS 7D stands out as a powerful tool for capturing professional-quality photos and video.
We’ve all sat through bad baby videos. The poor lighting, shakiness, and choppy sound -- UGH! That’s no way to welcome a new bundle of joy into the world. Whether you’ve decided to film the birth or capture your tike’s first
words crazy sounds at home, here are 5 shooting tips to make your home videos enjoyable, memorable, and fun!
Nikon will be shipping an updated version of its popular 200-400mm f/4 telephoto lens in late May. Headline features include VR II (with up to 4-stops of shake savings) and Nano Crystal Coatings to keep colors consistent while reducing ghosting and lens flare. The optical formula and lens design are basically the same as the previous version -- no major changes in speed, size, weight, etc. Price? Under $7000.
Hey indie filmmakers! If your next flick calls for a wild dream sequence or soft focus under-the-influence, you should check out this little ditty from Lomographic. The Diana F+ Lens Adapter allows you to use the sweet, plastic-y goodness of a Diana lens on your video-enabled DSLR. Popular with fine art photographers and students, Diana glass plastic is bringing a new look to the moving image.
High Definition Video recording has redefined the digital SLR and opened the door to an exciting new world of imaging possibilities. Journalists, wedding photographers, and other professionals have embraced this technology-expanding services and enjoying higher profit returns. Television shows such as Saturday Night Live and Dollhouse have employed video-enabled DSLRs for their unobtrusive form factor and unique imaging qualities. In the coming months, commercial spots, independent productions, and even feature films will showcase the amazing video of these powerful new cameras.
The industry's tallest, strongest tripods are usually made of carbon fiber, assembled in Europe, and cost tons of money. Buyers are typically well-funded professionals or hobbyists with a lot of disposable income. While a pro set of $900+ sticks might not be in the cards for everyone, serious photographers and video makers would do well to consider the budget-friendly Slik Pro 700DX.
Whether you’re an indie filmmaker, field reporter, or wedding videographer, a pro-grade video tripod will enhance your productions more than any other type of support accessory. By adding stability, forcing perspective through composition, and providing smooth pan and tilt movement, a good tripod + head can be just as integral to your production as the camera. So how do you choose the combination that’s right for you? Read on.