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by Val Lazarev
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Think of professional companies that offer solely drone video production services. When they come on set, they come prepared with essential accessories. What exactly are the essentials? There really are just several (later, we’ll touch on cool, special drone accessories, like launch pads, but first let’s review what the essentials are). Newcomers to the world of drones might be surprised to see...
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In these days of digital post production, filters are often overlooked as an image-control tool. But there are times when filters can be extremely useful, especially when capturing images from a drone. Common filters available for done cameras include UV, which are typically used as “protective filters,” neutral density filters (ND), which reduce light levels, and circular polarizer filters (CP...
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As B&H’s chief machine biologist, I get asked a lot of questions from technology owners all over the world: What sort of kibble should I buy for a Nikon D810? Lithium Bits, fortified with extra ions. How tall will a...
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With the new Connect Spark IP video converters, NewTek expands the capabilities of their NDI ecosystem to include nearly any HDMI or SDI source. Two different models of the Connect Spark are available. The aptly named Spark SDI features BNC SDI connections while the...
by Val Lazarev
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Some of the biggest names in broadcasting and live production are praising NewTek’s innovative NDI technology (Network Device Interface), a royalty-free standard for anyone to connect video equipment across a network. As Edgar Shane, General Manager of Engineering at JVC Professional Video, says, “NewTek’s initiative to unify video-over-IP protocols to create a plug-and-play environment for...
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Graphics cards are likely the unsung heroes of computational advancement in recent years. While CPU (Central Processing Unit) performance has been improving at a very gradual rate from generation to generation, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance has improved by marked leaps and bounds. Graphics cards from a few years ago pale in comparison to the sheer power of current models. While this...

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In this B&H Prospectives video, we catch up with Academy Award-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC, who describes his philosophy, breaks down his process and shares some indelible filmmaking experiences, along with valuable wisdom for creatives in all disciplines. As the guardian of the director’s intent, Carpenter talks about how he wears at least four hats on set, as a...
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Great news for drone photographers: Tiffen has announced an all-new Filter Starter Kit designed specifically for the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Advanced quadcopters. The kit includes three essential filters: two neutral density (ND) filters and a polarizer (PL). The included ND8 and...
by Val Lazarev
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Featuring a 2-in-1 design, the FreeVision Vilta can be used handheld or with its base removed and attached separately on a helmet or other surface. However, how you mount it on that helmet is what makes the Vilta really stand out. And there are a few similarly cutting-edge features that make it...
3 weeks ago
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Here at B&H Photo Video, we are excited to announce that we have expanded our line of professional digital cinema cameras to include the popular RED models. The two RED camera options now available at B&H are the EPIC-W Brain with HELIUM 8K S35 Sensor and the...
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Ezviz has released a new, fully wireless surveillance system, called the Mini Trooper. Unlike most other surveillance systems that require cables for power and network connection, the Mini Trooper system is a truly wire-free solution. No longer do you need to lay down long cable runs and drill through multiple layers of your home or office. The Mini Trooper system is simple: connect the Base...
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Today, Sachtler announced its latest expansion to the popular Ace tripod line. The brand new Sachtler Ace XL systems will support larger payloads than the existing Ace L and Ace M tripod systems,...
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We at B&H are pleased to announce the Steadicam Volt from Tiffen, which combines a mechanical balance type stabilizer with 3-axis electronic gyro stabilizer in a compact package, suitable for smartphones. Steadicam, which innovated camera stabilization, and has long been known for the mechanical balancing of cameras to create smooth, floating camera moves, has taken its time moving into...
1 month ago
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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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A couple of years ago, my father retired from the military. He had served more than 30 years and was ready for a much-needed, well-deserved break. At first, post-Army life seemed to agree with him—he golfed more; he got caught up on his exhaustive list of "honey-dos.” But after a while, I got the sense he was having some trouble filling the hours. Or, as my mother put it: “I think your father...

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