Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

May
25
2015

Tales of the Illuminati (not the guys you think): F&V

F&V Lighting is a well-regarded, value lighting and accessories company with a presence in the U.S. and Europe. Unfortunately, they were one of the guys we missed at NAB 2015. Fortunately, there were over 100,000 other attendees there, so we can now update you on…
Read More
May
25
2015

Freefly WEDGE Adds No-Compromise Lens Control via MōVI Controller

With WEDGE, Freefly continues to move the bar it first set with the MōVI 3-axis gimbal [B&H | Amazon]:  it extends the capability of single operators. Novices need not apply. In filmmaking and photography, the value of a system – especially an ecosystem (which goes beyond…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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,…
Read More
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…
Read More
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?…
Read More
May
18
2015

Cinemartin 4K NEXT Undercuts Odyssey & Shogun. Do You Get What You Pay For?

Spanish company Cinemartin is taking orders for its NEXT 4K, a combo recorder/monitor capable of recording up to 4K 60p in a variety of formats, color spaces and bit depths, including uncompressed Cinema, DPX, ProRes and H.265; up to 4:4:4; and 8- or 10-bit.[adrotate group="6"]…
Read More