Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Jan
26
2015

planetMitch on DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast Episode 0.8

Podcasts are cool right? I know many of you are big fans of listening to podcasts on your way to or from work, and maybe even while you're at the office or on the sound stage waiting for something important to happen... And I know…
Jan
26
2015

Need Lighting training? How about this upcoming Lighting Workshop in LA?

We're always on the lookout to find good stories and training and behind-the-scenes etc for you and we've been asked to share this upcoming training with you that sounds like it could be a lot of fun if you're in the LA area... [adrotate group="6"]…
Jan
23
2015

Aputure VS-2: Great Value in a 7” Field Monitor

In another installment of our just-made-up “80/20” series, Aputure scores a win with their VS-2. I got religion (of the larger on-camera field monitor kind) a few months ago when I tested smallHD’s AC7. I learned that a minimum 7” diagonal is the ticket: it’s…
Jan
22
2015

AXSY T-set: Wireless Open Source Motion Control with Smartphone App

This is what market forces are all about: innovation, competition, value – and survival. The AXSY T-set enters an increasingly crowded field of upstarts who are taking on the established motion control players. This week’s Kickstarter campaign of interest is AXSY’s T-Set, a modular set…
Jan
21
2015

Canon Connect Station CS100: Really?

The Canon Connect Station CS100  kind of looks like an Apple TV box only bigger and uglier; it kind of has one gazillionth the functionality; and it kind of costs three times the price -- but don’t mind that: we all have to start somewhere.  …
Jan
20
2015

CAME-TV 7800 Takes On The MoVI M5: A Gimbal for the Rest of Us?

If Freefly’s MoVI M5 is the BMW of 3-axis gimbals, CAME-TV’s 7800 is the Hyundai: an ambitious, low-priced alternative inspired by the original that offers a legitimate set of trade-offs, and can definitely get you from points A to B. After many months of MoVI…
Jan
19
2015

Apple Scratches an Itch, GoPro Stock Breaks Out in Hives

OK, reading patents is like reading riders to bills passed by Congress these days: impossibly dry, boring beyond belief and purposely inscrutable to all but the select few who will benefit from it. Good thing we have people like Patently Apple and Wall Street to…
Jan
17
2015

New: Gimbal Accessories from Redrock Micro

What is expensive in one context is a no-brainer in another. Redrock Micro introduces updated wireless focus, purpose-built battery and custom cables for 3-axis gimbals. When you’re starting out in filmmaking, the two things you have in abundance that seasoned professionals don’t are ignorance and…
Jan
16
2015

“It’s the Port, Stupid!” Brilliant Atomos Shogun/Sony A7s Combo Marred by micro HDMI

Whenever someone says “worst thing ever invented,” it sounds suspiciously like our 17-year-old (whose brain is still forming and we hope will someday complete the process). But in this case, we sympathize with Luke Neumann of Neumann Films when he describes the micro HDMI out…
Jan
15
2015

Reader Review: Crazy-Fast RAID System from Accusys

This is ridiculous but it’s definitely NOT crazy: I actually got excited looking at the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test results for this monster 25 lb., incredibly fast and equally poorly-named Accusys ExaSAN A08S3-PS RAID system. I’ve never seen every box check-marked green.[adrotate group="6"] There’s nothing sexy…