Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

May
5
2015

Canon Explains the Glass Behind Its 4K Cinema Lenses, Leaves Us Wanting More

With one of the biggest stories of the moment, since NAB 2015 at least, being Blackmagic Design’s amazing new URSA Mini, the 4.6K update to the URSA and, for that matter, the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, my thoughts…
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May
5
2015

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Essential to Look & Feel of Terrence Malick Feature, Knight of Cups

Love or hate his poetic, philosophical, often anti-dialog, feature films, however the great American movie director Terrence Malick chooses to make them is a great free lesson to all moviemakers in every genre. And the lessons Malick and his crew and collaborators have to teach…
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May
4
2015

Tokina Lens Rebate Good Through June 30th

The days of OEM lens supremacy – at least at the wide end running up through moderate telephoto -- are pretty much over. Tokina has been instrumental in proving this very point along with Sigma [B&H | Amazon], Zeiss [B&H | Amazon], and Voitgländer [B&H |…
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May
1
2015

Syrp’s Genie Mini: Panning at the Speed of Touch

In this installment of our series “Rise of the Planet of the Apps,” we introduce New Zealand company Syrp’s latest motion control device, the Genie Mini. Priced well at $249, it is the first of their devices controlled by an app available on iOS and…
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May
1
2015

Redrock Halo = Game Tech + Autonomous Car Tech + Classic Focus Pulling

Five years in the making with a target release date by end of this year, the Redrock Halo is a fascinating – and ambitious -- example of the integration of smartphone/tablet tech into classic filmmaking. One of the items I missed during my 48 hours…
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May
1
2015

Rise of the Planet of the Apps: SWITRONIX VoltBridge Tracks Battery Levels

In this installment of “Rise of the Planet of the Apps” we highlight Switronix’s very cool VoltBridge, which displays battery levels via Bluetooth on both iOS and Android devices. [adrotate group="6"] It’s not a large announcement, but VoltBridge will make a big difference to users…
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Apr
30
2015

Photographic Lighting Worksop with Jason Lanier for Rotolight at Pinewood Studios, UK, May 13

With the release imminent of Rotolight’s groundbreaking new camera-mounted or stand-mounted LED light the Neo, what better way to try one out than at a photographic lighting workshop at the famous Pinewood Studios in the UK, where Rotolight itself is located? While there you’ll also…
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Apr
30
2015

Innovative RØDELink Digital Wireless ‘Filmmaker Kit’ Now Shipping Worldwide

RØDE, the Sydney-based, globally-popular maker of affordable, innovative microphones for moviemakers, singers and musicians, has just announced that its groundbreaking RØDELink Digital Wireless Filmmaker Kit is now shipping everywhere. First in a series of digital wireless connection solutions, the Filmmaker Kit will particularly appeal to…
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Apr
29
2015

Is the Atomos Shogun Recorder/Monitor the Perfect 4K Complement to Canon’s 4K XC-10?

Describing Canon’s fixed-lens, consumer-oriented compact 4K UHD all-in-one video camera – which also shoots JPEG-only stills  – as a “pocket rocket” in a press release earlier this month, Atomos’ Jeromy Young wrote of how all that turbocharged rocket power can be unleashed via the Atomos Shogun.…
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