Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Jun
21
2014

How Good is the Camera on Amazon’s new Fire Phone?

I love my iPhone. Your mileage may vary. I use it for pretty much everything Kirk, Spock and “Bones” McCoy used their communicators and tri-corders for, along with one other thing: taking photographs AND videos.[adrotate group="6"] But when Amazon decides to join the smartphone fray…
Jun
20
2014

RØDE Ups the Ante with Their New smartLav+ Purpose-built Mic and iTunes App Turns iPhone into Pretty Nifty Audio Recorder

You gotta love those guys at RODE Microphones. They gave us the NTG-2, for many indie filmmakers -- including yours truly -- the go-to mic for pretty much everything except when the shot absolutely, positively can’t be boomed. But they didn’t stop there.[adrotate group="6"] I…
Jun
20
2014

Magic Carpet – A Lightweight Solution for Manual Tracking Shots

It really is amazing how just a touch of motion can add enormous production value to a shot.  It's why so many of us are always on the lookout for the best slider, jib...or MoVI (more about THAT bad boy in another article I'm working on). Syrp…
Jun
19
2014

pCAM – An Outstanding Use of $29.99 for Videographers & Photographers

Yes, I’m still an Apple fanboy (fanman?). Among many other things, their iTunes store continues to surprise and delight me with rich app functionality at accessible price points --apps which do what they’re supposed to do, as simply as possible, without the dreaded “functionality bloat.”[adrotate…
Jun
16
2014

Transform Your Videos into Stunning Images with HDRinstant

HDRinstant sent us this announcement and we're currently looking to see if we can do an evaluation for you guys. There have always been people wanting to take stills from video and it isn't always[adrotate group="6"] easy to get something you really like - so…
Jun
16
2014

Filmcity announces its Video Camera Shoulder Mount Kit

FilmCity sent us this press release for a new camera shoulder mount and since it is in the market we're targeting, we thought you'd like to know. I don't have any experience with FilmCity... do you?[adrotate group="6"] Filmcity Video Camera Shoulder Mount kit(FC-57-N) From Press…
Jun
15
2014

Introducing Shutterstock Music with more than 60,000 tracks!

One thing that we often neglect (or ignore completely) is the music we pick for our projects (tho some of us also spend way too much time looking for music)... well, our friends at shutterstock have just enhanced the search by adding over 60k tracks…
Jun
14
2014

Lighting Designer App for iPad

Sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer number of "apps" for my iPhone or iPad. I find many of them I install and then hardly use. It is because of this that I don't pay as much attention to apps unless I really…
Jun
13
2014

World’s largest short film competition is now “My RØDE Reel”

There are so many film festivals around the world it is almost impossible to keep track of them all. One of the fastest growing festivals is from our friends at RØDE microphones: My RØDE Reel. [adrotate group="6"] This year over 1000 filmmakers entered from around…
Jun
12
2014

Congratulations to the Lucky Winner of the DitoGear™ MotionKit GiveAway

Sorry I'm a bit late with this announcement, but we did pick a winner in the DitoGear MotionKit giveaway from a couple of weeks ago and we did get an acknowledgement from the winner.[adrotate group="6"] Congratulations to the Winner! Message from Dheerankur Upasak": I have…