Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

May
22
2015

Dealing With Rogue Drones

In this installment of “Skynet is Coming, Skynet is Coming!” we see the future hurtling toward us: armed drones (“rogue drones”) and the counter-measures being developed by government and private enterprise to defeat them. Joy.[adrotate group="6"] A drone lands on the roof of the Japanese…
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May
21
2015

Frustrated with No V-Log L for Your GH4? Try Matthew Mosher’s M-Log Cinematic Look Instead

If like me you have been more than a little frustrated by seeing all these alluring movies shot using beta versions of V-Log L, the Panasonic GH4 version of Panasonic’s true logarithmic photo style, then you may wish to try out DP Matt Mosher’s M-Log…
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May
21
2015

Syrp Genie: Beautiful Industrial Design, but MAN I Want an App for That

We really like Ben Ryan and the team at Syrp, and their Genie motion controller [B&H | Amazon] is the company’s signature product statement of their design philosophy – which is very Apple-like. I just wish the Genie itself were controlled by an equally Apple-like…
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May
21
2015

Benchmark Noise Reduction Plug-in Neat Video Updated to Version 4 – New Features, New Pricing

ABSoft, makers of Neat Video, “best noise reduction for digital video”, has updated their video noise plug-in to version 4. Many moviemakers consider Neat Video to be one of the most indispensable plug-ins in their toolbox, the noise reduction benchmark. Those numbers may increase now…
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May
20
2015

Panasonic Gives The GH4 a Little Sister with the New Panasonic G7 4K Hybrid for the Rest of Us

Panasonic has announced the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K hybrid video plus stills camera. Soon 4K video and 4K stills modes will be affordable for enthusiasts and professionals alike. While the G7 could be considered the GH4’s younger sister in features and price, it offers some…
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May
20
2015

AirLinc: iPhone App Takes on Wireless Giant Sennheiser?

Maybe: for $12.99 AirLinc allows a pair of iOS devices to act like their own wireless mic system, especially when a lav is involved. Better than a Sennheiser? Hmmm...[adrotate group="6"] Sennheiser makes one of the best wireless kits out there (the EW100). I have the…
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May
20
2015

New Kid in Town Samsung NX1 Puts Pressure on Sony a7, Panasonic GH4. Again.

With a Gold Award win from dpreview, the Samsung NX1 [B&H | Amazon] is the best reason yet for accelerated release dates from Sony for an a7s Mark II and from Panasonic for a GH5 You’ve read about the NX1 at planet5D before – or if not,…
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May
19
2015

Exciting New RØDE VideoMic Pro Gains Rycote Lyre Suspension, New Mic Capsule

Sydney-based, globally-exporting microphone manufacturer RØDE has announced that their most popular professional video on-camera microphone, the RØDE VideoMic Pro, has received a major update. The biggest improvement to the mic relied upon by thousands of video enthusiasts and pros the world over? Rycote’s Lyre anti-shock,…
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May
19
2015

This is Sick (in A Good Way): iMovie on iPhone

In the latest installment in our series “This is Sick (in a Good Way),” we reacquaint you with iMovie on the iPhone. If you haven’t kept up, this is now a crazy-powerful app.[adrotate group="6"] iMovie on iPhone just officially blew my mind. No, it’s not Final…
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May
18
2015

512G of SSD Free When You Buy Odyssey7Q+

Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q+ [B&H | Amazon] is one of the big hitters in combo 4K recorder/monitors. Through the end of May, they’re throwing in a pair of 256G solid state drives (retail value $790) to sweeten the deal.[adrotate group="6"] What else is there to write?…
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