Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Oct
1
2014

HOT! GoPro HERO4 Outted: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Get the 3+…

There’s a reason why the cult of GoPro exists, and the company has just upped the ante with its GoPro Hero4: 4K, 120 fps (depending on resolution) and more. I think I still have the receipt somewhere for the GoPro Hero3+ Black I just bought.…
Oct
1
2014

Moonlight and the Sony A7S: Kiss Goodbye to Day for Night

When esteemed cinematographer/educator Philip Bloom published his side-by-side comparison of what his eyes and the Sony A7S saw on a Brighton beach at night, his verdict was direct and simple: “This camera is a low light monster.” Carbon Studios recently shot a short movie under…
Oct
1
2014

SmallHD Offers Big Rebates on their Monitors through November 15

Bigger really is better, especially when it comes to field monitors. Get up to $500 off a 7” smallHD monitor before the promotion ends.[adrotate group="6"] Today’s Dr. Evil “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” moment -- and I mean that in a…
Sep
30
2014

Wait a Minute: Sony A7s Only Outputs 8 Bits?

The Sony A7s, along with the Panasonic GH4, are game-changers in the mid- to higher-priced video mirrorless/DSLR space. But hold on there, Slim: the trade-offs are just as real with these two cameras as with any other, and some of them are downright surprising. [adrotate…
Sep
30
2014

planet5D DitoGear Winner Shares Demo Reel

DitoGear motion kit giveaway winner Dheerankur Upasak puts it to good use in his new demo reel. We’re happy to share Dheerankur’s demo reel with you. A blend of commercial footage, motion graphics and animation, [adrotate group="6"]it’s a nice proof point of good gear well…
Sep
29
2014

Atomos Ninja 2: Well Thought-Out, Well Designed – Does It Fit Your Needs?

Sometimes, it’s the spaces between the specs that are the most informative.  In the case of the Atomos Ninja 2, a great piece of gear demands a thoughtful assessment of intent -- and the gear to which it will be connected.   The idea is…
Sep
29
2014

Olympus Adds Top Quality 40-150mm Zoom Lens to Its M.Zuiko Pro Lineup

There were signs of intriguing things to come when Olympus released its M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens alongside the OM-D E-M1 camera last year. This first of a new series of lenses, the M.Zuiko Pro series, was intended to rival or surpass the…
Sep
26
2014

Why are some hard drives more reliable than others?

Thanks to the folks over at ExtremeTech for alerting us to the research of Cloud Backup vendor Backblaze. According to Backblaze, hard drive failure rates for disks of the same size and age can differ by as much as 20X. Maybe we should spend a…
Sep
25
2014

Canon Jumps the Shark with Stella McCartney Limited Edition Camera Bag

From the Canon UK website: “Combining fashion and technology with creativity and style, the limited edition Linda camera bag has been especially designed by Stella McCartney for the Canon EOS 100D White.” Really?[adrotate group="6"] Just when I was ready to move on from Canon criticism…
Sep
25
2014

Fujifilm Adds Video Features to New XT-1 & X100T, On Way to Full-Fledged Hybrid Cameras?

Fujifilm’s recent X-series stills cameras and lenses have deservedly become some of the most-loved since the Fujifilm Finepix X100 appeared in 2011. Fujifilm is no slouch when it comes to high end moviemaking lenses either – its cine and television broadcast lenses have been legendary…