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1 month ago
Zoom has announced its new Q2n Handy Video Recorder, a highly transformed follow-up to the Q4 Handy Video Recorder. Where the previous model looked more like a consumer camcorder, this new...
1 month ago
When you are on the iOS platform and you wish to use the SnapBridge remote app with your KeyMission 360 or KeyMission 170 Action Camera, please open the app on your smartphone or tablet, and...
1 month ago
MuxLab has announced two robust 6G-SDI 4K Extenders and a line of 4K/1080p HDMI and SDI Over IP Extenders for broadcast and commercial/residential AV applications. Accompanying the release of the IP extenders is the Pro Digital Network Controller, which allows for multiple remote control options, including from mobile...
3 months ago
As a follow-up to the Osmo Handheld Gimbal with a built-in 4K camera, DJI now offers the Osmo+, which adds zoom capability to the camera. Zoom in on subjects by up to 3...
3 months ago
Zeiss has just announced a 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T* Lightweight Universal Zoom Lens available in five different mounts (EF, F, E, MFT, and PL). Like other Zeiss compact cinema glass, the mounts are interchangeable with...
3 months ago
The HC-X1 4K Camcorder is a major new release from Panasonic, featuring high-end functions in a compact all-in-one solution. The HC-X1 is built around a 1.0-Type MOS back side-illuminated sensor that’s capable of capturing DCI 4K resolution at 24p and UHD 4K at up to 60p. The camcorder also...
3 months ago
How many have relied on the Sony HXR-NX5U for event, corporate, news, and documentary projects? The NX5U was the first Sony NXCAM camcorder, and was the model that introduced Sony’s transition from tape-to-memory recording. Now, this definitive groundbreaker is reintroduced to us in...
3 months ago
You are likely aware that there are many uses for drones outside of film and video production, but you may be surprised how many and how varied the uses are. And the number is growing fast. In fact, according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), optimal integration of drones in the U.S. will result in the creation of about 100,000 jobs and an effect of $82...
4 months ago
It’s not your standard camera support system, but you may be pleased at the end of a long shooting schedule. Many who use it swear by it. Supporting 11-38 lb and 30-55 lb payloads between the configurations it’s offered in, the...
6 months ago
To show you what work opportunities are available out there for film school graduates, we asked five filmmakers to describe their experiences after film school.  Their skill sets are as varied as their accomplishments—a senior VFX artist in Hollywood; a freelancer who has managed commercial work in films and documentaries for a decade; a multi-faceted talent who acts, directs, writes, teaches,...
6 months ago
Pro editing systems are no longer the only way to edit videos. There are many different user-friendly mobile apps and desktop programs, some of which do half the work for you. Many of these apps and programs are designed specifically for pre-teen kids. There are many benefits to getting your kids editing. For example, master filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, in his book Rebel without a Crew, describes...
6 months ago
Kodak continues its progressive contribution to the 360 VR industry with the introduction of the all-inclusive PIXPRO SP360 4K Action Camera Dual Pro Pack. Featuring two SP360 4K action cameras, a gimbal-style dual camera mount, editing and stitching software, and other accessories, the...
8 months ago
Shave an inch from the thickness of the Switronix HyperCore battery, and you’ve got yourself the HyperCore Slim (14.8V, 82Wh), designed for UAV and gimbal applications, suitable for any application demanding a low-profile battery, and TSA-friendly. You may be familiar with the original HyperCore, a workhorse capable of...
8 months ago
If you’re a newcomer to vlogging, and you’re asked to dress a vlog set, a vlog background, your natural instinct might be to fancy it up. Similarly, if the vlog is topic-specific, you may want to gather numerous items related to that topic in the background. But you may be surprised to learn that these approaches are counterproductive in a vlog, and that something closer to the opposite is best,...
9 months ago
Built with dual 4K cameras with 230-degree fisheye lenses, the Insta360 is an advanced spherical camera that lets you see the world from every angle! Set it on your table, mount it on a tripod, fly it with a drone, or hold it in your...

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