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The teleprompter setup consists mainly of a camera, mirror, and monitor. The mirror is a reflective glass that’s positioned directly in front of the camera lens. The monitor sits under the mirror and displays a scrolling script. The script is reflected on the mirror, and a presenter—a newscaster, for example—can read the script from the mirror while looking directly into the camera, since the...
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If you’re in the market for a teleprompter for your web projects, an affordable mobile solution may be ideal for you, and B&H carries several that cost less than $200 at the time of this writing. These teleprompters use a tablet or smartphone instead of a dedicated monitor to produce scrolling text, and this allows them to be very compact in design, to work without any power cables or...
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You take photos and videos with your phone all day; how about upgrading to surround-vision 360? The Insta360 Air is a micro-size spherical VR camera that attaches right onto your Android phone, controlled via an included Android app. Featuring either a micro-USB or a USB Type-C connector on the bottom, it simply plugs into your phone and gives you 360-degree capture capability. Only 1.5” in...
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The main things to consider when creating an HDR video are the reference monitor and the format. The monitor is the big issue because HDR monitors are very expensive. The most affordable one at the time of this writing is close to $20,000. What is HDR Video? HDR (High Dynamic Range) video is an emerging technology that will be the future of video, for professionals and consumers. HDR video is...
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Bluefish444 is an Australian-based manufacturer of video input/output solutions. Its focus is almost solely on advanced SDI and HDMI I/O cards and accompanying software, and the company offers options for video professionals and developers. Bluefish444 I/O cards are among the priciest, but Bluefish444, nonetheless, has a customer base of more than 21,000. Most of the customers are businesses....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
6 months ago
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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...
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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...
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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...
8 months ago
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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...
9 months ago
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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,...

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