Oct27th

Anura: Pocket Drone for the Masses on Kickstarter

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Karl Marx wasn’t thinking about the Anura pocket drone when he penned Das Kapital and waxed poetic about the means of production, but hey: it’s kind of cool. And maybe a little creepy. I’m not sure whether to be excited or mortified, [adrotate group="6"]but clearly the…
Oct25th

Fotodiox Excell+1: Metabones Has New Competition

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
UPDATE: “Well, I feel sheepish.” -       Genie, in ALLADIN Sorry, guys, I got it wrong. Yes, PDN is a reputable site.  Yes, they posted on October 14th – not July -- and we picked it up just a few days later.  And yes, we wrote…
Oct24th

Den Lennie Interview on the Business of Filmmaking: “You Have to Grow [a Pair]”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Den Lennie is well-known for his F-Stop Academy, but most especially for the film work he does on behalf of clients in the film and TV industries. Some of his most recent work has been for Sony, both on the A7s and the even newer…
Oct24th

27 Notch Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Articulated Arm Challenger – the Infinity Arm

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Hollywood-based camera rental house 27 Notch has launched an Kickstarter campaign for its new articulated arm, the Infinity Arm. Based on the data and the videos, this looks like the strongest articulated arm yet.[adrotate group="6"] Camera and lighting grips and supports are the sort of…
Oct24th

Why You Missed Booking More Gigs this Month

Posted By Barry Andersson
How many of you reading this post have more work that you need? Can willingly turn down work because you are too busy? If that is you then you can skip this post. If you aren't one of the few who have more work than they…
Oct23rd

Beachtek Puts Panasonic GH4 Audio to the Test, Is Suitably Impressed

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When new owners of the Panasonic GH4 in the US reported audio buzzing problems earlier this year, fear and doubt arose about this otherwise remarkable camera’s audio recording capabilities. Would GH4 owners be dogged with that most common failing of indie movies, mediocre audio?[adrotate group="6"] Turns…
Oct23rd

Take the RØDE 2014 Customer Survey for Chance to Win a RØDE Stereo VideoMic X

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
RØDE, manufacturer of some of the most popular stereo and shotgun microphones used by moviemakers today, has launched the RØDE 2014 Customer Survey. The prime purpose of the survey is to better understand customer needs in order to best meet them with coming new products.…
Oct23rd

Westcott Flex: Bend Me, Shape Me, Any Way You Want To

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Well-known photo and video lighting company introduces the Westcott Flex as it becomes exclusive North American and Australian distributor of new and novel LED mat technology. [adrotate group="6"] The basic stats on the Westcott Flex would be enough to warrant attention: a dimmable LED panel…
Oct21st

Hot news! Canon EOS C100 Mark II – revolutionary or evolutionary?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Canon Announces Canon EOS C100 Mark II, And It’s Worth Checking Out New tilting viewfinder (with real eye cup!); properly hinged OLED LCD; Dual Pixel CMOS AF standard; built-in LUT; wireless connectivity (including remote control via your iPhone or iPad); 60p; and an upgraded DIGIC…
Oct21st

4k Video Now or Later? New FREE ebook

Posted By planetMitch
We're all wondering whether we should be shooting 4k Video and there are a huge number of reasons both for and against shooting in 4k. So, several months ago (just as I was getting hit with kidney stones - which put me off of [adrotate…
Oct21st

Review of the smallHD AC7 OLED Monitor: Big Where It Counts

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
A large, bright, tools-galore monitor is the first piece of gear you should look at when you decide to accessorize your Canon C100 – or any digital filmmaking camera, for that matter.  The smallHD AC7 OLED should be on your short list.[adrotate group="6"] Back in…
Oct21st

Drone Videos Have Nothing on THIS Video!

Posted By Barry Andersson
Drone videos are everywhere these days. If you are sick of those types of videos I promise you these is NOT one of them. This is a 4+ minute montage of fighter jets doing everything you can image. [adrotate group="6"] The simple beauty, power and…
Oct21st

Atomos Ninja Star: $295 Can Do Great Things with the Right Camera

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Here’s the key to Atomos’ smallest and least expensive 1080p ProRes external recorder, the Atomos Ninja Star: you’ll love it if you love color grading or you love shooting golden hour skies – and you have a camera that can output clean HDMI in 10-bit 4:2:2.…
Oct20th

The Pronto: “Crazy Fast” Portable Battery Pack Just the Thing for Your Mirrorless, DSLR or iPhone in the Wild

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
With 17 days to go, Kickstarter project The Pronto has already amassed more than 400% of its original goal. The premise? The ability to charge a universal battery pack so quickly and so fully that with just 5 minutes of wall time, it’s got enough…
Oct20th

New Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Lens Lays Down the Gauntlet: Top This!

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
$78,000 CINE SERVO lens  promises to be the one to beat for sports and nature. Just to put this into perspective: the longest CINE-SERVO lens in Canon’s lineup prior to this announcement was their 17-120mm T2.95, and their longest Compact Cinema Zoom remains their CN-E30-300 T2.95-3.7L.[adrotate…
Oct20th

With a Name Like Dactylcam, It’s Got to be Good

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Feisty 3 axis gimbal maker DEFY announces line-based camera rigging system Dactylcam with 1200’ span and speeds up to 40 mph. It’s not just the gimbal and drone markets that are heating up – it’s the entire world of cinematic motion.[adrotate group="6"] If you want…