Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Jan
21
2015

Canon Connect Station CS100: Really?

The Canon Connect Station CS100  kind of looks like an Apple TV box only bigger and uglier; it kind of has one gazillionth the functionality; and it kind of costs three times the price -- but don’t mind that: we all have to start somewhere.  …
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Jan
19
2015

Apple Scratches an Itch, GoPro Stock Breaks Out in Hives

OK, reading patents is like reading riders to bills passed by Congress these days: impossibly dry, boring beyond belief and purposely inscrutable to all but the select few who will benefit from it. Good thing we have people like Patently Apple and Wall Street to…
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Jan
17
2015

New: Gimbal Accessories from Redrock Micro

What is expensive in one context is a no-brainer in another. Redrock Micro introduces updated wireless focus, purpose-built battery and custom cables for 3-axis gimbals. When you’re starting out in filmmaking, the two things you have in abundance that seasoned professionals don’t are ignorance and…
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Jan
15
2015

Samsung to Release Huge Video-Oriented Firmware Update for Exciting NX1 Camera Mid-January

Samsung is poised to do a Fujifilm and is due to release a massive update to the firmware for the incredible Samsung NX1 hybrid APS-C camera, adding plenty of professional-level features to this device in the sights of so many professionals and enthusiasts. The update…
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Jan
13
2015

Titleshop: Online, Real Time, 3D Title Generator

New website Titleshop offers the promise of fill-in-the-blank motion graphics. It’s the next logical step after crowdsourcing motion graphics from the likes of elance-odesk, and I’ll call it “no-sourcing:” the full-blown replacement of human creatives with software.[adrotate group="6"] OK, don’t freak: Skynet Creative Cloud isn’t…
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Jan
12
2015

SpeedLooks 4 Studio Log LUT Set, A Closer Look

When LookLabs released version 4 of its two SpeedLooks 3D Look Up Tables (LUTs) sets for editors and colorists, I wrote a news item and overview. Since then I have begun putting LUTs from SpeedLooks into action on a series of short movies currently in…
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Jan
12
2015

Motionnine Releases Camera Cage for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Form-Fitting, New Quick Release NATO Handle & Cable Clamp

Korean accessories specialist Motionnine has just released its Cube 5D3 Kit for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, their first camera cage to include a quick release NATO handle and quick release cable clamp. There is a 15% off launch sale right now so…
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Jan
12
2015

New Sony 4K Camera: XAVC S; Ports Galore; WiFi and LiveStreaming…

...in a $1,000 Handycam. Gotcha! OK, you have to look past the oy vey, “So I’m not gonna need a tripod now... Exactly” moment in the video. And the 4K is UHD only. Still, the convergence of smartphone and video camera coupled with feature trickle…
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Jan
9
2015

Support World’s First Camera Backpack Made for Women with f-stop’s Indiegogo Campaign for The Kashmir

After a successful Kickstarter campaign where they achieved funding above their goal, innovative camera bag maker f-stop has launched a short Indiegogo funding campaign for those who missed out on its predecessor. The f-stop Kashmir - Female Focused Camera Pack campaign closes January 13 at 11:59pm PT with…
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Jan
9
2015

Lenspen Revamped, Recolored, Now Even More Essential

Canadian laptop and camera cleaning products company LensPen has updated its LensPen and DSLR Pro Kit camera lens cleaning products (Get LensPen at B&HPhoto Video), improving their looks and functionality and making them cleaner to use with the company’s new Invisible Carbon cleaning compound. I recently…
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