Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Oct
21
2014

Review of the smallHD AC7 OLED Monitor: Big Where It Counts

A large, bright, tools-galore monitor is the first piece of gear you should look at when you decide to accessorize your Canon C100 – or any digital filmmaking camera, for that matter.  The smallHD AC7 OLED should be on your short list.[adrotate group="6"] Back in…
Oct
21
2014

Atomos Ninja Star: $295 Can Do Great Things with the Right Camera

Here’s the key to Atomos’ smallest and least expensive 1080p ProRes external recorder, the Atomos Ninja Star: you’ll love it if you love color grading or you love shooting golden hour skies – and you have a camera that can output clean HDMI in 10-bit 4:2:2.…
Oct
20
2014

The Pronto: “Crazy Fast” Portable Battery Pack Just the Thing for Your Mirrorless, DSLR or iPhone in the Wild

With 17 days to go, Kickstarter project The Pronto has already amassed more than 400% of its original goal. The premise? The ability to charge a universal battery pack so quickly and so fully that with just 5 minutes of wall time, it’s got enough…
Oct
20
2014

New Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Lens Lays Down the Gauntlet: Top This!

$78,000 CINE SERVO lens  promises to be the one to beat for sports and nature. Just to put this into perspective: the longest CINE-SERVO lens in Canon’s lineup prior to this announcement was their 17-120mm T2.95, and their longest Compact Cinema Zoom remains their CN-E30-300 T2.95-3.7L.[adrotate…
Oct
20
2014

With a Name Like Dactylcam, It’s Got to be Good

Feisty 3 axis gimbal maker DEFY announces line-based camera rigging system Dactylcam with 1200’ span and speeds up to 40 mph. It’s not just the gimbal and drone markets that are heating up – it’s the entire world of cinematic motion.[adrotate group="6"] If you want…
Oct
17
2014

Kessler Second Shooter: “Motion Control for the Masses”

Highly regarded Kessler Crane figures out how to deliver value versions of its motion control product suite with its Kessler Second Shooter. The Motion Control page on Kessler’s site really says it all. It displays three different product families: [adrotate group="6"] · elektraDRIVE (analog); · Second…
Oct
17
2014

Drobo Mini 8TB Arrives On Location to Save the Raw & 4K Day

Walk on to almost any Sydney movie or TV production set or wander through local post-production houses and you will be struck by the profusion of 1TB orange rubber-enclosed grey aluminum portable hard drives. With the recent release of the 8TB Drobo Mini, the signature…
Oct
16
2014

REVIEW: Domke Next Generation Chronicle Camera Bag

Billingham meets LowePro in Domke’s newest bag, and it’s a winner. It’s not that I don’t like my LowePro Stealth Reporter D650AW – I do. It’s well made, easy to carry and packs a good amount of gear. But I miss my Billingham 445,[adrotate group="6"]…
Oct
16
2014

CAMTREE Flexi Rig: Easy Rig Meets Camera Cage Meets Tom Cruise Sci-Fi Flick

Think of it as a mash-up of DV City’s own Flycam Flowline (their alternative to the Easy Rig), a camera cage and the exo-skeleton in whatever is the latest Tom Cruise sci-fi shoot ‘em up, and you get the idea for the CAMTREE Flexi Rig.[adrotate…
Oct
14
2014

Is the K-Tek ProShot the Four-in-One Camera Support Rig You Have Been Looking For?

I recently came across the ProShot, a new line of camera rigging product by audio booms and accessories maker K-Tek, online and it looks very promising indeed. Finding the best-made and most versatile rig solution can be difficult if you cannot try before you buy.…