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To some, VisLink’s HEROCast product might be a bit confusing. At its heart, it’s a wireless transmission system and interface between a GoPro HERO camera and professional broadcast equipment. Some might still ask about consumer devices that perform similar tasks for a lesser cost, so let’s delve into what makes the HEROCast special, and how it is designed to be implemented. The qualities that...
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In 1999, Spike Jonze delivered us the comedy classic, Being John Malkovich, wherein a luckless puppeteer played by John Cusack discovers a portal that allows him to enter the mind of actor John Malkovich and experience life through his eyes. Now, almost 20 years later, we're one step closer to that fantasy becoming a reality, thanks to the...
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Years from now, it's likely we'll look back at the DJI Spark and remember it as the quadcopter that signaled a fundamental change in the way we think about camera drones. Like some of consumer tech’s other landmark devices—the MP3 player, the smartphone, the tablet—Spark represents...
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As previously announced filmmakers can finally celebrate the arrival of Canon Log to the 5D Mark IV, with the release of details on the paid upgrade and the availability of a...
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Stepping up into the professional content game, Insta360 introduced the Pro Spherical VR Camera, a fully-featured 360° spherical content creating platform. Its 6-camera configuration can capture enough information to render out 8K video while keeping the size of the unit itself to a minimum...

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In this video, Jake from B&H takes the brand new DJI Spark for a spin, and it just happens to be his first time flying a drone.  For a new pilot, the Spark features easy-to-use gesture controls, positioning systems, and tracking modes. Its extremely small size and light weight also make it one of the most portable drones around, plus it's capable of recording 1080p video.
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If you’ve been following the latest goings-on in the video gear market, the Fujinon MK zoom lenses have probably not escaped your gaze. Originally announced in February, Fujifilm declared that the MK lenses would offer features from both its ENG and cinema lens lines. In January, I was beckoned into a tiny meeting room, here at the B&H offices, to see a pre-production version of what would be...

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The GoPro HERO has long been recognized as the perfect companion for a drone. Now, GoPro has released a drone of its own: Karma. Karma integrates seamlessly with the HERO camera, enabling direct camera operation and live viewing...

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Watch Doug Guerra as he focuses his attention on the Canon 70-200mm T4.4 Compact-Servo zoom lens. The video will include footage shot through the 70-200mm compact -servo lens, as well as footage shot through a similar Canon lens that is not designed for the demands of cinema and ENG production....
4 months ago
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If you’ve ever dreamed of having a television station of your own to produce live video content, perhaps to go along with your YouTube channel, you might have figured out that high-quality solutions that expand beyond a simple webcam are costly in that they require some seriously expensive equipment and advanced setup skills to match. Sling Media (already well known for its other streaming...
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Despite my inability to operate a Steadicam well, compounded by the motor shake I induce with every one-handed, cell-phone-type motorized gimbal I've tried so far, once built and set up, the Freefly MōVI Pro Handheld Bundle allowed me to make smooth and cinematic camera moves in a...

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Speaking from the B&H Podium at NAB, James Neilhouse, ASC, discusses the deciding factors behind the choice to go with the Canon C700 for a project he’s involved with called BiFrost: Into the Aurora. Neilhouse covers details pertaining to the entire pre- through post-production workflow...
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The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Tripod Head features a continuously variable counterbalance system built on a nitrogen piston mechanism. Unlike heads with stepped levels of counterbalance, the Nitrotech N8 is precisely adjustable to the weight of your camera rig. With a 17.6-pound capacity, this head can support a pro-style video camera or a tricked-out DSLR / Micro Four Thirds rig. For this review,...

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In the following video, Doug Guerra demonstrates real-world uses for the Mylo LED light fixtures, which can be used in studio, on location, and for ENG situations. Guerra highlights the speed and portability of the fixtures, which can be powered by small camcorder-style batteries or an AC power adapter. So,...
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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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