Archive for the ‘Vendors’ Category

Feb
28
2014

Zoom Presents the H5 Handy Recorder

With fewer features than last year's Zoom H6 Handy Recorder (and presumably a lower price but it hasn't been announced yet), Zoom announced at NAMM 2014 the new Zoom H5 Handy Recorder. With 2 XLR's (rather than the H6's 4 (upgradable to 6)) the Zoom…
Feb
27
2014

Looky Loo Light – A Brilliant Solution to Capture a Child’s Attention

Now this "Looky Loo" looks like an awesome product for those folks who do portraits of kids! Heck, you probably even need it for some corporate talking heads! HA! I have never tried to do a paid shoot with little ones, but heck when I…
Feb
26
2014

BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera HDMI Clamp Now Available

Like shooting with a smart phone, the size of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera is a good news/bad news scenario. Small, light and super-portable means you can fit it into cars, narrow spaces, and get the shots. Tight spaces also increase the risk of knocking against…
Feb
26
2014

planet5D Hands-On Review of the edelkrone PocketSHOT

We've had our hands on the edelkrone pocketshot handheld stabilizer for several months now and absolutely love it. My wife has absconded with it actually and I have to beg to get it back![adrotate group="6"] My wife is using the pocketshot (as you'll see discussed…
Feb
24
2014

Letus Announces the Release of its GoPro Anamorphic Adapter, The AnamorphX-GP

If you've ever felt the desire to frame your GoPro-produced film in the majestic 2:39:1 cinematic aspect ratio, Letus's just-announced Letus AnamorphX-GP anamorphic lens adapter will stretch your standard 16:9 to cine wide. Not only can you stretch your frame to new widths, you can…
Feb
21
2014

indiSYSTEM Lightens Your Load with All New Titanium Rigs and the B-ROLL’R

Here come some new products from indiSYSTEM, a U.S. company that manufactures and sells quality film-making products at affordable prices. (Disclosure - I own and frequently use a number of indiSYSTEM products). [adrotate group="6"] First up - the B-Roll'r from indiSYSTEM. Small, portable, packable -…
Feb
18
2014

Introducing DitoGear™ Moco+

Announcing DitoGear™ Moco+ DitoGear™ is pleased to announce the release of DitoGear™ Moco+, [adrotate group="6"]a family of Motion Control Add-ons designed for products by: Cinevate Kessler Crane® Glidecam Dynamic Perception Freedom of choice At DitoGear™ we believe in freedom of choice. That’s why we created…
Feb
13
2014

BIG Discounts on SUPER FAST CF Cards at B&H

Some special pricing came in overnight - I believe these are good while supplies last - so don't be waiting around as they may not last long! The last one in the list is[adrotate group="6"] $250 off! And at 100mbps, it should be fast enough…
Feb
11
2014

Amazing Premiere – World’s First Zeiss Otus short “Zoetrope Optika” by August Bradley

What do you get when a master cinematographer gets his hands on the "the best DSLR lens on the market today" the Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*? August Bradley's "Zoetrope Optika," that's what! We'd heard about August shooting a short film with the Zeiss…
Feb
10
2014

Kickrig Slider Beam Gets Sliders Off the Ground

If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive slider with lots of length and smooth operation, have a look at this kickstarter project called the kickrig! The Kickrig team was pretty smart I think as they sent me a set of the kickrig sliders -…