Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Sep
22
2014

Discover the New Sony PXW-FS7 Video Camera

I have been saying for a few years now that I believe that Sony will end up being the main competitor/threat to Canon as the leading camera company in the video/DSLR space. Sony continued its path to prove me right with their recent release of…
Sep
22
2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC LX100 – 4K Content In Your (Rather Large) Pocket

What a 4K line-up! First Panasonic introduces its DMC- GH4 which took the pro video production world by storm, then the DMC- FZ1000 bridge camera and now, the DMC- LX100 GN premium compact. [adrotate group="6"]Each new camera got smaller and now we have the (almost)…
Sep
22
2014

The SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine Lens Hits the 4K Sweet Spot

SLR Magic, Hong Kong-based maker of high speed manual lenses has released its SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine Lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, and from the first two videos shot with it, it looks like a beauty. [adrotate group="6"] I have a long…
Sep
19
2014

RØDE Immerses You in the Scene with Stereo VideoMic X

While the visual side of moviemaking has well and truly entered the immersive era via reach-out-and-touch-it 4K acquisition and you-are-here cameras like the GoPro Hero, audio has lagged some distance behind.[adrotate group="6"] No longer. Australia-based microphone maker RØDE has introduced the Stereo VideoMic X and…
Sep
19
2014

Sony FS7 is to the FS700 as the Canon C300 is to C100?

Den Lennie interview on the Sony FS7 makes a pretty compelling case for the comparison – except the FS7 is 1/3 less expensive than the C300. Take an FS700 and an external recorder like the Odyssey7Q, or take the FS7 – please. [adrotate group="6"]For about…
Sep
19
2014

Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 Lens Test : This Week’s Rorshach Test

Wide Open Camera tested the Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4 lens using the Panasonic GH4 and Metabones Speed Booster, with lifeguard Stephanie Ertl as the subject.  Who are you, and what do you see -- the optics, the girl or just plain red?  I’m worried. I…
Sep
18
2014

Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R Offers a New Twist on “Lite Brite”

Onboard camera light TorchLED Bolt 220R now with wireless remote control for distances up to 250 away. Seems like I have LEDs on the brain these days, but I know why: they’re lightweight,[adrotate group="6"] adjustable, easily battery-powered – and now increasingly color accurate and price-competitive.…
Sep
18
2014

CAME-TV High CRI LED 1x1s: Great Lighting Values

Easy to use, adjustable and lightweight, these CAME-TV High CRI LED 1x1s make high performance, color accurate LED lighting available to a much broader audience than ever before.[adrotate group="6"] Remember the first time you lit a set with hot lights and blew the circuit because…
Sep
17
2014

The iOgrapher Comes to the iPhone

Best known for its mobile media cases for videographers shooting and editing with iPads, California-based company iOgrapher recently released a case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. And I am loving it.[adrotate group="6"] Of all the iPhone cases, rigs and mounts I have bought,…
Sep
17
2014

Magic Lantern + Blackmagic + RED = Apertus Axiom??

What happens when you mash up the community ethos and competence of a Magic Lantern with the scrappy capitalism of a Blackmagic and the modularity espoused by a RED? Maybe – just maybe – you get Apertus and their crowd-funded, open source cinema camera, the…