Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Oct
24
2014

27 Notch Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Articulated Arm Challenger – the Infinity Arm

Hollywood-based camera rental house 27 Notch has launched an Kickstarter campaign for its new articulated arm, the Infinity Arm. Based on the data and the videos, this looks like the strongest articulated arm yet.[adrotate group="6"] Camera and lighting grips and supports are the sort of…
Oct
23
2014

Beachtek Puts Panasonic GH4 Audio to the Test, Is Suitably Impressed

When new owners of the Panasonic GH4 in the US reported audio buzzing problems earlier this year, fear and doubt arose about this otherwise remarkable camera’s audio recording capabilities. Would GH4 owners be dogged with that most common failing of indie movies, mediocre audio?[adrotate group="6"] Turns…
Oct
23
2014

Take the RØDE 2014 Customer Survey for Chance to Win a RØDE Stereo VideoMic X

RØDE, manufacturer of some of the most popular stereo and shotgun microphones used by moviemakers today, has launched the RØDE 2014 Customer Survey. The prime purpose of the survey is to better understand customer needs in order to best meet them with coming new products.…
Oct
23
2014

Westcott Flex: Bend Me, Shape Me, Any Way You Want To

Well-known photo and video lighting company introduces the Westcott Flex as it becomes exclusive North American and Australian distributor of new and novel LED mat technology. [adrotate group="6"] The basic stats on the Westcott Flex would be enough to warrant attention: a dimmable LED panel…
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…