Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Oct
2
2014

Fly your camera over stadiums like the NFL? Charlotte Modular Cable Dolly

If David Koch has his way (not THAT David Koch), by March 2015 any planet5D reader with the desire and $1,300 will be able to do cable dolly shots just like the NFL with the Charlotte Motion Control system.[adrotate group="6"] OK, he didn’t exactly say…
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Oct
2
2014

Camera Drones Banned? Try RodCam!

​​ With moves afoot in some countries to ban the use of Go Pro-toting drones after some spectacular accidents in public places, what better time than now to introduce a safe and affordable alternative?[adrotate group="6"] Michael Georgens of Aachen, Germany, has done exactly that with…
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Oct
2
2014

Rycote’s Cyclone Blows On-Location Windshields Up to the Next Level

Rycote has twice reinvented that staple of professional audio recoding, the microphone windshield, this year and has just released its latest windshield reinvention, the Cyclone. On being unveiled at IBC 2014 easily in September, the Cyclone won Best Audio Product award and I suspect the…
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Oct
1
2014

HOT! GoPro HERO4 Outted: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Get the 3+…

There’s a reason why the cult of GoPro exists, and the company has just upped the ante with its GoPro Hero4: 4K, 120 fps (depending on resolution) and more. I think I still have the receipt somewhere for the GoPro Hero3+ Black I just bought.…
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Oct
1
2014

SmallHD Offers Big Rebates on their Monitors through November 15

Bigger really is better, especially when it comes to field monitors. Get up to $500 off a 7” smallHD monitor before the promotion ends.[adrotate group="6"] Today’s Dr. Evil “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” moment -- and I mean that in a…
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Sep
29
2014

Atomos Ninja 2: Well Thought-Out, Well Designed – Does It Fit Your Needs?

Sometimes, it’s the spaces between the specs that are the most informative.  In the case of the Atomos Ninja 2, a great piece of gear demands a thoughtful assessment of intent -- and the gear to which it will be connected.   The idea is…
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Sep
29
2014

Olympus Adds Top Quality 40-150mm Zoom Lens to Its M.Zuiko Pro Lineup

There were signs of intriguing things to come when Olympus released its M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens alongside the OM-D E-M1 camera last year. This first of a new series of lenses, the M.Zuiko Pro series, was intended to rival or surpass the…
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Sep
25
2014

Fujifilm Adds Video Features to New XT-1 & X100T, On Way to Full-Fledged Hybrid Cameras?

Fujifilm’s recent X-series stills cameras and lenses have deservedly become some of the most-loved since the Fujifilm Finepix X100 appeared in 2011. Fujifilm is no slouch when it comes to high end moviemaking lenses either – its cine and television broadcast lenses have been legendary…
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Sep
24
2014

Extraordinary Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 lens is announced

Fall of 2013 ZEISS released the first Otus lens in a new product series for photographers - the 55mm 1.4 lens (Available at B&H and Adorama). Recently ZEISS announced the second lens in the Otus series the 1.4/85mm masterpiece.[adrotate group="6"] Also, check out our post on the…
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Sep
22
2014

Meet the new Sony PXW-FS7

I have been saying for a few years now that I believe that Sony will end up being the main competitor/threat to Canon as the leading camera company in the video/DSLR space. Sony continued its path to prove me right with their recent release of…
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