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I remember when the first Litepanels 1x1 LED light was released. It was small, lightweight, bright, and could run on batteries or the included power supply. It truly revolutionized the industry. I bought one, but more on that later. I recently acquired the new version, the Astra 6X, and put Litepanels' claim to the test. How Bright is the 6X? Litepanels claims...
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I used to have a BOSS, or Backup On-Set Solution. It was to lug my 15.4" MacBook Pro, external hard drives, and all the requisite AC adapters and chargers around, in addition to my camera equipment. After getting tired of that, my on-the-road backups became using the largest SD cards I could afford and hoping I could do the whole trip or shoot without swapping anything out until I got home....
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Jake Estes, from B&H, checks out the new Luxli Timpani, a versatile, colored light that gives you a great deal of flexibility when shooting in a wide variety of film applications. Its diverse light modes, including CCT, RGB, GEL, SFX, and more, provide a plethora of effects, from lightning to candlelight to...
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Thanks to its 4K video capture, precise controls, and real-time streaming capabilities, the Power Vision PowerRay is one of the leading underwater drones available today. However, does being the standout among a burgeoning—but still relatively new and niche—category warrant a...
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With the Anafi, Parrot appears to have succeeded in creating the first true rival to the DJI Mavic Air. Featuring a powerful 4K camera, similar folding style, and sophisticated autonomous tracking, it’s not hard to see the resemblance. But the Anafi is no mere challenger to the Air, nor is it any...
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For today's adventure, we're sailing the Long Island Sound. Shawn and I join two of our coworkers on a fine seafaring vessel, the S/V Morning Call, for our first-ever sailboat ride—what could go wrong? The Gear DJI Inspire 2, Power Vision PowerRay How You Can Do It There are plenty of options for sailing in and around New York. If you don't have direct access to a boat, you can sign up for a...
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Today's adventure is to go swimming with real live sharks in their natural habitat—the ocean! Heading out to Montauk, New York, the location that inspired the film Jaws​, we were hoping to see plenty of sharks in their own surf, though from the safety of a cage, as we were guided by an experienced captain out into the open waters. The Gear: GoPro HERO6 Black How You Can Do It: Sign up with...
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The days of needing specialized, persnickety tools and weeks of training to “fly a camera” are, for the most part, over, especially when dealing with smaller cameras. It’s the details that make the difference, and it’s in the details where the Zhiyun Crane 2 shines. Robust and...
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The GoPro Fusion was probably the first 360-degree camera in which I was legitimately interested. It wasn’t the first of its kind, but the Fusion’s 5.2K video resolution, combined with the build quality and ease-of-use for which GoPro is known, intrigued me enough to buy one. While the prospect of 360...
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The Ricoh THETA V can do many things: produce hi-res 360-degree images, shoot spherical 4K video, and capture immersive VR-compatible sound. These aren't hidden abilities—they're listed prominently at the top of the THETA V's product page. But what isn't mentioned—at least, not directly—is what I...
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Cameras seem to get smaller as time goes on, with more technology stuffed into every square millimeter than ever before. Batteries haven’t really kept up with that trend, with some cameras only lasting a half hour or 45 minutes on a full battery charge. The original Powerbase sought...
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Videographer Chase Kubasiak utilizes a variety of Rokinon Xeen Cinema lenses to capture the art of glass-making at Ignite Glass Studios in Chicago. Rokinon lenses are known for their affordability and robust build quality, and the Xeen lenses do not disappoint in this regard. Check out this in-depth review for more features and an honest take on the Xeen Cinema line.
by M. Brett Smith & Shawn C. Steiner
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Like virtual and augmented reality, the adoption of spherical (or “360-degree”) video into the mainstream has been a mixed bag. On one hand, the technology has evolved rapidly and in a manner that mostly benefits consumers—e.g., it’s become more accessible, generally easier to use, and costs less than initial offerings; on the other hand, what to do with all that promising tech remains somewhat...

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ARRI made cinematic history when the company introduced the ALEXA, in 2010. Now, with the introduction of the ALEXA LF, ARRI has taken its technical know-how and applied it to create a large-format cinema camera. In the video below, Michel Suissa, from The Studio at B&H, converses with Sebastien Laffoux,...
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Join B&H Explora’s Shawn Steiner, at WPPI, to get a hands-on impression of LITRA’s LitraTorch Adventure Light. Designed to maximize portability and ruggedness, it serves as an easily pocketable light source that can be used for up to four hours under a wide range of conditions. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos...
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