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Although a sturdy tripod is the only solution for many applications, a mini tripod is sometimes all you need. Often, it’s the better option. Mini tripods, also known as tabletop or desktop tripods, are convenient solutions for travel, vlogging, small spaces, and locations where you need to be discreet, such as the Top of the Rock on the 4th of July (as per one of our customers). Depending on...
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Smartphone/tablet teleprompters have proven to be very successful for YouTube channels. Many popular YouTube vloggers list a mobile teleprompter among their YouTube gear. These prompters are compact and affordable, and both factors are right up the alley of a YouTube vlogger. They’re also easy to get started with and use. They work using one of many prompting apps that can be downloaded at the...
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For most purposes, editing software and a decent-enough computer are all one needs for video editing. But if you want a precision workflow, require optimal image quality, or are simply looking for a gift for an editor friend or relative, below are some key accessories that will upgrade an editing station to a more professional one. Most of these add-ons are compatible with all the popular editing...
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The Luxli Timpani 1x1 RGBAW LED light entered the 1x1 panel market to a lot of attention, thanks to its four built-in operational modes. Other features, including remote app control and a very slim enclosure, certainly complete the compact all-in-one fixture that it is, but the four...
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The Luxli Timpani is gaining a great deal of popularity, and the reason is simple: everyone in professional video production needs a bicolor 1x1 panel, and the Timpani offers bicolor, RGB color, gels, effects, and remote app control, all in one, and at a price that’s a steal. Simple...
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One of the brand names we almost always hear when handheld gimbals are discussed is Zhiyun-Tech. Zhiyun has had at least one popular high-end model on the market the entire time that gimbal stabilizers have played the central role they have over the past few years. Even after many other brands, some very established, introduced their own gimbals, Zhiyun has maintained its strong position among...
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Adobe has announced its new Photoshop Elements 2019 and Premiere Elements 2019 consumer photo and video editing software, including an affordable...
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More than once, GoPro has, in past times, released two versions of a HERO model, such as the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver. This time, for release number 7, GoPro has announced three versions: the HERO7 Black, Silver, and White. As in previous times, they're not only different in color but also in feature sets. Just the idea of a HERO7 is...
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Have you ever seen a swimmer holding onto a dolphin and gently being pulled through the water? Can you imagine having your own dolphin available to you at any time? That’s pretty much what the WhiteShark Mix Underwater Scooter, from Sublue US, is like—only not just for faraway vacation lands but even your...
5 months ago
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The last time we heard from Anton Bauer about new batteries was when the company released its CINE series, and the Digital series before that. Those batteries were introduced with advances in power and function, as well as with aesthetic redesigns. But the famed Anton Bauer Dionic batteries, which for years were among the top models in the industry, saw no upgrades nor much spotlight the entire...
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Joining Manfrotto’s Pro Light series of camera backpacks are the Pro Light Cinematic Backpack Expand, Pro Light Cinematic Backpack Balance, and Pro Light FastTrack-8 Sling Bag, each offering more space than the other while providing pockets in all the right places. The Backpack...
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Manfrotto has announced five new 360 VR camera support products: a VR Selfie-Stick for the consumer enthusiast and four products for pro users. As with many of its previous VR supports, the goal is to provide stability for varying payloads in as compact a form as possible, to circumvent the...
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Among its four-camera lineup, Z CAM offers just about every solution for professional 360 VR capture, including 360 VR 6K recording and streaming, cinematic 8K 360, and stereoscopic 3D 360, and the professional world is on board. Z CAM V1 Pro was used to shoot Elton John’s farewell tour in stereoscopic 360. The V1 Pro is also the camera on which the award-winning short film, Dinner Party, was...
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For the production house working with numerous formats, for the documentary maker compiling archive footage and, truly, for any other professional editor, Grass Valley EDIUS Pro 9 provides a very open and fast, highly advanced and cutting-edge video...
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From among the extensive lineup of covert HD cameras from LawMate, we present the new Remote Control, Coffee Cup Lid, and...
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