Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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"]…
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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…
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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.…
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Oct
11
2014

RØDE Stereo VideoMic X Reviewed & Compared by Moritz Janisch

We have entered a new era of independent moviemaking when image acquisition threatens to far outstrip audio acquisition. Ultra HD has already made itself at home in the home, if sales of big screen 4K TVs are anything to go by. [adrotate group="6"]Immersive audio playback…
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Oct
10
2014

Odyssey7Q Price Reduced 20%, Limited Time Only!

In less than a year, it’s become a go-to external monitor/4K RAW recorder hybrid for Sony FS700, Canon C500, and Arri operators -- and now the Odyssey7Q price has been reduced for a limited time from $2,295 to $1,795. [adrotate group="6"] All of a sudden, external…
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Oct
9
2014

Leica Celebrates 100 Years of Still Photography with a Video – and it’s GOOD!

Leica takes a page from the Apple playbook to good effect – and does them one better. Who would ever think to put the words “Leica” and “chutzpah” in the same sentence? Well, I guess that would be…me. [adrotate group="6"] But it’s not a criticism…
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