Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Sep
18
2014

Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R Offers a New Twist on “Lite Brite”

Onboard camera light TorchLED Bolt 220R now with wireless remote control for distances up to 250 away. Seems like I have LEDs on the brain these days, but I know why: they’re lightweight,[adrotate group="6"] adjustable, easily battery-powered – and now increasingly color accurate and price-competitive.…
Sep
18
2014

CAME-TV High CRI LED 1x1s: Great Lighting Values

Easy to use, adjustable and lightweight, these CAME-TV High CRI LED 1x1s make high performance, color accurate LED lighting available to a much broader audience than ever before.[adrotate group="6"] Remember the first time you lit a set with hot lights and blew the circuit because…
Sep
17
2014

The iOgrapher Comes to the iPhone

Best known for its mobile media cases for videographers shooting and editing with iPads, California-based company iOgrapher recently released a case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. And I am loving it.[adrotate group="6"] Of all the iPhone cases, rigs and mounts I have bought,…
Sep
17
2014

Magic Lantern + Blackmagic + RED = Apertus Axiom??

What happens when you mash up the community ethos and competence of a Magic Lantern with the scrappy capitalism of a Blackmagic and the modularity espoused by a RED? Maybe – just maybe – you get Apertus and their crowd-funded, open source cinema camera, the…
Sep
17
2014

Announcing the Atomos Power Station: Australian for “Battery”

In a departure from its usual offerings, the Australian company adds the Atomos Power Station to its product line, a multi-device battery pack for filmmakers. Do you find yourself chewing through batteries like Pez?[adrotate group="6"] Atomos has a solution for that, just announced at IBC. Their Power Station…
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…