Jan13th

Flickr: Forget Canon vs. Nikon. Now It’s Canon vs. Apple

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
And maybe coming soon: Apple vs. Samsung? 2014 stats from photo sharing site Flickr confirm what we already knew: the photo world is changing BIG TIME.  Told you so. Top…
Jan13th

Titleshop: Online, Real Time, 3D Title Generator

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
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…
Jan12th

SpeedLooks 4 Studio Log LUT Set, A Closer Look

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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…
Jan12th

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

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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…
Jan12th

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

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
...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…
Jan10th

Sphincter-Clenching Drone Footage of Climber Ascending 1,500′ TV Tower

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
While current FAA drone regulations are still evolving, Prairie Aerial makes a case for preparation, artistry – and not waiting. OK, maybe that title was TMI. And we here at…
Jan9th

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

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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.…
Jan9th

Lenspen Revamped, Recolored, Now Even More Essential

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
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…
Jan9th

Simple Sunday Survey #3 – Canon EOS C100?

Posted By planetMitch
Well, I am behind schedule as usual. We did do the Simple Sunday Survey on Sunday but it was late because my hard drive crashed on my iMac Saturday. I…
Jan8th

Venus Optics Unveils World First 60mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro Lens, Focusing from 18.5mm to Infinity

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
It looks like China is shaping up to be a major player in the stills and movie optics design and manufacturing industry. Anhui-based company Venus Optics is the latest to…
Jan8th

The Hobbit’s vision for the future of cinema looks awful, but it just might work

Posted By planetMitch
I just had to post this article from TheVerge - ever since I saw the High Frame Rate (HFR) version of the Hobbit, I've hated the idea of 48fps or…
Jan7th

Sony App Store: Let the Convergence Begin

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It was only a matter of time before camera manufacturers took a page from Apple’s app business model. The little-and-cheap-but-astoundingly-good Sony a6000 I bought in December was missing a couple…
Jan6th

Student Film JAGON Shot with 12 RED Cameras, 20 GoPros, 2 Alexas, 1 Phantom… and a Partridge in a Pear Tree?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
It would have been noteworthy if James Cameron himself had shot AVATAR 2 with this gear, but this is for the student film JAGON. Yeah: a student film. Is this even…
Jan5th

Watch CES 2015 with BeTerrific!!

Posted By planetMitch
Our good friend Michael Artsis is taking his BeTerrific.com team to the CES (The Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas with Wall to Wall coverage January 6-9 with a Special…
Jan1st

Canon drops prices on Canon EOS C100 and Canon EOS C300

Posted By planetMitch
Canon's bringing down prices on the Canon EOS C100 (now $3999) and Canon EOS C300 (now $11,999)! That's awesome for those of you wanting to maybe move up from a…
Dec31st

A Motionnine Cage Saved My Panasonic GH4 & My Moviemaking Career

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
The smaller and lighter that hybrid movie/stills cameras become and the more they settle into their niches in professional moviemaking, the more the need for rigging them up for securely…

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