Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Sep
16
2014

AJA CION: What Might a 4K, PL Mount Camera Look Like if Apple Did It?

Gorgeous industrial design meets straightforward, cherry-picked feature set in the new AJA CION camera. We haven’t yet seen it in the flesh – it isn’t even shipping– so what we don’t know about the CION is staggering compared to what we do know.   Even so,…
Sep
16
2014

A Super 35mm, 4K Mirrorless Camera with Advanced Codecs for $1,499? Samsung NX1! Holy Competition, Batman!

Samsung is everywhere – and not to be underestimated. This is the company that is giving Apple a run for its money in the smartphone world – and essentially forced Apple to come out with the iPhone 6 Plus.[adrotate group="6"] Now, less than a year…
Sep
15
2014

Canon Introduces Three New Lenses and its “Glass First” Initiative

With their first EF zoom lens to incorporate STM (EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, $599); their slimmest and lightest EF-S lens ever made (EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake, $149); [adrotate group="6"]their updated and exotic 400mm prime telephoto (EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM, $6,899);…
Sep
15
2014

PowerShot G7 X – Canon’s First One-Inch Sensor Compact Digital Camera

Also announced today, Canon's PowerShot G7 X and yes, it is a PowerShot pocket cam, but it has some great looking video and it may be a great cam for on location shooting, b-roll shots, and just plain keeping in your pocket when you don't…
Sep
12
2014

New Nikon D750 Another Nail in Canon’s Coffin?

The new Nikon D750 begs the question once again about its arch rival: What is Canon thinking? It’s one kind of anticipation when waiting to see the newest Apple iPhone – excitement. It’s a very different kind of anticipation when waiting for Canon’s new DSLRs…
Sep
12
2014

Atomos Shogun with 4k Recording Ready for Action at IBC 2014

Biggest and baddest of the Australian company’s ”touch screen weapons for filmmakers,” the Atomos Shogun will finally arrive on our shore in a scant 6 weeks. It’s not always easy to discern a compelling reason for purchasing an otherwise compelling product, but Atomos has no…
Sep
12
2014

Microphone Company RØDE on a Roll with New RØDE Stereo VideoMic X

Highly regarded Australian manufacturer RØDE Microphones broadens its competitive footprint with just announced Stereo VideoMic X (SVMX), looks to take on Zoom? What a great time of year for us gear-nerds. New equipment, new expectations – and every now and again something which melds function AND…
Sep
11
2014

The Big Tease, So Pay Attention: Metabones Announces Canon EF to Sony E-mount Speed Booster Ultra

It’s another Dr. Evil “sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads” moment in the rapidly changing digital SLR videography landscape.[adrotate group="6"] Metabones is certainly doing its part to transform the photography/videography ecosystem. Courtesy of its Smart Adapter, Speed Booster and now Speed Booster…
Sep
10
2014

Is this a New Low Price Record? PROAIM Introduces 32ft Jib Crane for $1,100

Aggressively priced jib crane package supports up to 46 lbs of camera.  Holy smokes, is this market interesting or WHAT? ProAim must be setting some kind of lowest cost per foot record with its just-announced ProAim 32ft Base Kit.  $1,100 gets you an 8-section (4’…
Sep
9
2014

Rotolight RL48-B ‘Stealth’ – The Little LED Light that Could

A press release for an LED light released by a company located at Pinewood Studios outside London, titled “Rotolight LED Lighting the source of choice for Master Photographer Tom Lee!” caused me to look back on all the LED lights I have tried and rejected…