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Mosaic Engineering VAF Series of Optical Anti-Aliasing Filters For Canon & Nikon Cameras:

Mosaic Engineering VAF Series of Optical Anti-Aliasing Filters For Canon & Nikon Cameras:

Did you know that Mosaic Opto-Electronics, Inc. or Mosaic Engineering as they are better know have introduced the VAF-70D Video Aliasing Filter for the Canon 70D camera. It’s their newest member of their lineup of popular optical anti-aliasing and anti-moiré filters for DSLR video cameras. Mosaic Engineering have an increasing number of VAF series of […]

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NEBTEK Odyssey7 Power Cage & Odyssey7 Power Bracket:

NEBTEK Odyssey7 Power Cage & Odyssey7 Power Bracket:

The NEBTEK Odyssey7 Power Cage and Odyssey7 Power Bracket are now shipping for the Covergent Odyssey7 and 7Q monitors. The Odyssey7 Mounting Cage adds versatility to your Convergent Design Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q. This all aluminum cage has1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded holes located along the bottom and on both sides to open a world of mounting […]

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Panasonic BT-4LH310 4K LCD Monitor:

Panasonic BT-4LH310 4K LCD Monitor:

Panasonic introduces the BT-4LH310 787.4 mm (31 inches) 4K LCD monitor, to provide powerful support for 4K and 2K/HD image production for broadcasting and cinema applications. The BT-4LH310 boasts stunning display resolution in both 4K (4096 x 2160) and QFHD (3840 x 2160). Its reference-level image quality and excellent color reproduction meet the DCI (P3) […]

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Monkey Gimbal Have a Massive 9 Versions Of Their 3-axis Handheld Camera Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer:

Monkey Gimbal Have a Massive 9 Versions Of Their 3-axis Handheld Camera Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer:

Monkey Gimbal are set to pump out a staggering nine versions of their 3-axis handheld camera brushless gimbal stabilizer rig. Monkey Gimbals are 3-axis handheld stabilizers for cameras and camcorders. There are 3 main versions: Lemur-DSLR – as light as possible, for a smaller DSLR, Gibon-FF – a bigger gimbal made for a Canon 5D […]

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The Novo Camera & Novo Stabilized Mounted on The Radcam RC Car:

The Novo Camera & Novo Stabilized Mounted on The Radcam RC Car:

For your weekend viewing pleasure: Radiant Images married up the Novo camera and a Novo Stabilized, and mounted it on a Radcam RC car. Did you know those Radcam cars are about $24,500… Add that to the Nova camera and it’s a fair bit of moula running around on that rig. Please see Radiant Images […]

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Vision Research Announce the Phantom v2010 Camera 22000 Frames-Per-Second at Full Resolution

Vision Research Announce the Phantom v2010 Camera 22000 Frames-Per-Second at Full Resolution

Vision Research have announced the Phantom v2010, the newest addition to the company’s widely-used Phantom 1Mpx digital ultra high speed camera line. The new Phantom v2010 is almost 40 percent faster than the Phantom v1610, the previous market leader, with the ability to capture more than 22,000 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution. The v2010 boasts […]

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RED Announce the RED MINI-MAG System:

RED Announce the RED MINI-MAG System:

RED announce the RED MINI-MAG System. The new MINI-MAGS are not only 50% smaller than the existing RED MAGs, they can also read and write 30% faster. This not only allows for lower compression ratios during recording but the new mags in combination with the new 6G readers allow for much faster offloads. An Upgrade […]

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RED Dual Outrigger Handle:

RED Dual Outrigger Handle:

RED Introduce the RED Dual Outrigger Handle. Tool-Free adjustable dual aluminum and rubber handles that also have a great side benefit of folding away to the camera body to make transport compact. Fits your Scarlet and Epic (M-X and Dragon) with pass through holes to allow for mounting inline with LCD. $490. In Stock ready […]

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Panasonic Officially Joins HDBaseT Alliance… HDBaseT Can Deliver 4K Uncompressed Video:

Panasonic Officially Joins HDBaseT Alliance… HDBaseT Can Deliver 4K Uncompressed Video:

The HDBaseT Alliance have announced that Panasonic is now a Contributor member of the Alliance. While the announcement marks the company’s first day as an official Alliance member, Panasonic has played an integral role in the development and deployment of the HDBaseT technology since its introduction in 2010, and offers a number of HDBaseT-enabled projectors […]

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Genus Eclipse ND Faders Are Now Available in an Expanded Range of Sizes:

Genus Eclipse ND Faders Are Now Available in an Expanded Range of Sizes:

Genustech sent us an email to let us know the Genus Eclipse ND fader is now available in an expanded range of sizes. Buy now and enjoy free shipping while stock last! Choose your filter from the sizes below: Eclipse ND Filter 82mm Eclipse ND Filter 77mm Eclipse ND Filter 72mm Eclipse ND Filter 67mm […]

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NanoTech Entertainment & The New Nuvola NP-1 4K Streaming Media Player at CES 2014:

NanoTech Entertainment & The New Nuvola NP-1 4K Streaming Media Player at CES 2014:

NanoTech Entertainment will unveil the new Nuvola NP-1 4K Streaming Media Player and UltraFlix streaming media channel at CES 2014. It’s the first (and only) 4K streaming media player that doesn’t repurpose, upscale or muddy up your content. Absolutely no loss of quality or streaming performance – 6Mbit/s or better from a wide range of […]

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Shot on RED Film Festival 2013 Winning Videos:

Shot on RED Film Festival 2013 Winning Videos:

For your viewing pleasure; the two winning videos from the Shot on RED Film Festival 2013… Shot on RED Film Festival 2013 — Festival Award Winner: Close by Johan Lehman Shot on RED Film Festival 2013 — Student Award Winner: Happy Tears by Martin Monk This is the second SHOT ON RED Film Festival, a […]

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They Made a 16-megapixel 4K2K 60fps Smartphone Called ELIFE E7:

They Made a 16-megapixel 4K2K 60fps Smartphone Called ELIFE E7:

TweetOmniVision Technologies and Gionee Communication Equipment a top-tier smartphone manufacturer in China, have announced that they jointly developed a next-generation 16-megapixel camera for Gionee’s flagship smartphone. Using OmniVision’s OV16825 CameraChip sensor, the ELIFE E7 smartphone camera can capture 16-megapixel burst photography and ultra high-definition (HD) video. This level of camera performance puts the ELIFE E7 […]

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Phantom FC40 is The Beloved Phantom All Grown Up:

Phantom FC40 is The Beloved Phantom All Grown Up:

Latest news for the DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter: The Phantom FC40 is the beloved Phantom, all grown up. It comes with its own built in DJI designed smart camera, which supports 720p/30fps HD video and can be controlled through an iOS or Android app running over a 2.4G Wi-Fi connection. Hardware Configuration PHANTOM aircraft Self-tightening […]

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New Camera News It Is Full Frame Snark:

New Camera News It Is Full Frame Snark:

I like snark, and I know you do too. Let’s face it the only people who don’t get snark are the ones that spell RAW as raw… So it is with great exhilaration that we get to inform you of a full frame snark website dedicated to all things digital camera. The New Camera News […]

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MegaLapse Hack Allows GoPro Cameras To Shoot Longer Timelapses:

MegaLapse Hack Allows GoPro Cameras To Shoot Longer Timelapses:

I was told around NAB time that there was some serious GoPro camera hacking going on à la Magic Lantern style. Well technically ML is an independent program that runs alongside Canon’s own software and not a hack. Now interestingly we find that the MegaLapse hack allows the GoPro3 Black series of cameras to shoot […]

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Techno Archeology Saving The First Images From The Moon At An Abandoned McDonald’s:

Techno Archeology Saving The First Images From The Moon At An Abandoned McDonald’s:

Techno Archeology is the art of preserving our technical heritage and in California’s Silicon Valley at an abandoned McDonald’s building right next to a decommissioned nuclear warhead they are recovering the original images taken by the first lunar orbiter missions. Veritasium took a tour of the old Macca’s housing the first shots of earth from […]

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Arri DoP*1 Cinematographers Watch:

Arri DoP*1 Cinematographers Watch:

Unlike pilot or diving watches, the bezel of the DoP*1 doesn’t indicate time that has passed; instead it is equipped with a countdown to zero feature. Cinematographer Tom Fährmann, BVK designed the DoP*1 watch at the suggestion of Arnold & Richter and the timepiece is manufactured by Roland Kemmner, a renowned German watchmaker based in […]

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HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 High Speed Lens:

HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 High Speed Lens:

HandeVision IBELUX 40mm f0.85 high speed lens announced… Here is the PR stuff: A mutual passion for photography and the art of image capture between two companies’ owner has led two special firms, Shanghai Transvision and German IB/E Optics, to collaborate on an industry-shaking new innovation. By merging Geman high-quality engineering standards with Chinese cost-effective […]

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Prosup Tango Roller:

Prosup Tango Roller:

The Tango Roller from Prosup is a lightweight roller system for cameras weighing up to 15 kg / 33 lbs and includes a 1.50 m length of track, the Tango roller and the end stops. Please see Prosup for more about their Tango Roller. #NB we keep seeing errors getting into their website… Cache was […]

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RED 3-axis Lens Control System:

RED 3-axis Lens Control System:

RED have introduced a RED 3-axis lens control system. The RED 3-axis lens control system consists of the RED WMD, the RED Lens Motors and the RED THC Hand Controller. There are systems at AbelCine in NY and LA as well as the RED Store in Hollywood now that you can go play with and […]

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Genus GoPro Cage For The Original GoPro Hero 3 is Now Only $75:

Genus GoPro Cage For The Original GoPro Hero 3 is Now Only $75:

The popular Genus GoPro Cage for the original GoPro Hero 3 is now only $75 for a limited time. Genus has a limited number of cages for the original GoPro 3 camera available. Only $75 dollars including shipping! Grab yourself a bargain whilst stocks last. Note this cage is only compatible with GoPro 3 camera […]

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The ergocine Flyweight Rig is Ambidextrous for Right & Left Handed Cameramen:

The ergocine Flyweight Rig is Ambidextrous for Right & Left Handed Cameramen:

Years ago Ikegami had a camera that had a viewfinder that could swing both ways, so left handed cameramen could go about their left handed business. Now we see ergocine have sprung a camera rig that is ambidextrous and can swing both ways too. The ergocine flyweight rig, offers a affordable, highly configurable, aesthetically pleasing, […]

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How To Back Focus A Camera Lens:

How To Back Focus A Camera Lens:

Thom Calabro Director Marketing and Product Development at FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, runs us through a handy little instructional video on how to adjust back focus on your camera lens. If you’re a professional videographer or cinematographer, you’ve likely been in a situation where your focus is sharp, but softens when you zoom in or […]

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That Panavision Supertechno 100 is Just All Stick:

That Panavision Supertechno 100 is Just All Stick:

The amazing Supertechno 100 crane on the set of season three of the Showtime historical drama, ‘The Borgias’ on location in the Czech Republic… The Supertechno 100 from Panavision took seven technicians a day to set up for just a single days shoot for The Borgias, and a full day to derig. Go on take […]

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P+S TECHNIK IMS 2.0 Lens Mount Adapter for ARRI Alexa, RED Epic, & Scarlet Cameras:

P+S TECHNIK IMS 2.0 Lens Mount Adapter for ARRI Alexa, RED Epic, & Scarlet Cameras:

The P+S TECHNIK Interchangeable Mount System (IMS) lens mount adapters make available hundreds of film and still photography lenses for just about any camera. The P+S TECHNIK mount adapters for cameras with IMS and Sony FZ interface are plug’n’play. The lens mounts for ARRI Alexa and RED cameras are easily mounted using the lens mount […]

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Sony HXR-NX3 Professional Handheld HD Camcorder With WiFi Connectivity:

Sony HXR-NX3 Professional Handheld HD Camcorder With WiFi Connectivity:

Here is a late one for 2013 from Sony: the HXR-NX3 camera. Sony’s new HXR-NX3 professional handheld HD camcorder enhances Sony’s proven imager technology and performance with features like Wi-Fi capability and MP4 recording for seamless connectivity with computers, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The latest addition to Sony’s NXCAM line, the compact HXR-NX3 […]

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MustHD On-Camera Monitor Sale:

MustHD On-Camera Monitor Sale:

Our good friends over at MustHD contacted us to say they were having an on camera monitor sale this holiday season. We will have some discounts for 5″, 5.6″ and 7″ field monitors for the Christmas holidays. The order will be sent by DHL and will take only 5-7 days. MustHD 5″ On-camera Field Monitor […]

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The Year After Next… That is How We Read The GH4K Panasonic Camera:

The Year After Next… That is How We Read The GH4K Panasonic Camera:

The interview from Honda Masakazu from dc.watch with Ichiro Kitao Panasonic AVC Network Company, DSC Division Division is translated from Japanese to English, and the way we see it Ichiro is saying a so called GH4K 4K capable camera might come in 2015 and not next year as others are saying. GH4K Cat says panasonic […]

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Panasonic P2 REC Compatibility Chart:

Panasonic P2 REC Compatibility Chart:

For those of you that travel down the Panasonic P2 road: P2 card and REC Compatibility chart: Please see Panasonic for more info about their P2.

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PARALINX TOMAHAWK 1:1 2000 Foot Capable HD Video Transmitter System:

PARALINX TOMAHAWK 1:1 2000 Foot Capable HD Video Transmitter System:

Not long ago we were wishing for wireless video transmitters that A worked and B could still work with F’all lag at, at least 60 feet. Oh and there was a C and that was that those wireless transmitters were cheap. Well Paralinx did come up with the ARROW and CROSSBOW systems that were well […]

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What Does a Brushless Gimbal Rig an Imperial Stormtrooper & a Segway Have In Common?

What Does a Brushless Gimbal Rig an Imperial Stormtrooper & a Segway Have In Common?

For your weekend viewing pleasure: So an Imperial Stormtrooper on a Segway using a brushless gimbal camera rig walks into a bar in Transsylvania, Romania… At least that’s how the joke plays out in my head. Still bet you were not expecting to see such a combo like the home made brushless gimbal camera rig […]

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Teradek Bolt Pro 2000 Zero Delay Wireless Video Transmitter:

Teradek Bolt Pro 2000 Zero Delay Wireless Video Transmitter:

Teradek have announced the latest addition to their lineup of zero delay wireless video transmitters, the Bolt Pro 2000. The Teradek Bolt Pro 2000 will be priced at $7990. The BP 2000 offers up to 2000ft of range, 3G-SDI input + loop and outputs, and support for 1080p60. Like our current line of Bolt transmitters, […]

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XShot Pro Designed for GoPro Fanatics:

XShot Pro Designed for GoPro Fanatics:

XShot has announced the XShot Pro, designed for GoPro camera users and action video fanatics. XShot has been working very closely with action and sports enthusiasts to design its latest product targeted for this market. The new XShot Pro telescopic extender pole is the ultimate durable camera accessory to capture the action from incredible angles […]

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Sneak Peek Alphatron EVF ENG Bracket:

Sneak Peek Alphatron EVF ENG Bracket:

Alphatron have slipped out a sneak peek of a new EVF ENG bracket that’s coming early 2014. Alphatron has developed a new bracket especially for the Alphatron Electronic View Finder. This bracket mounts the Alphatron EVF to ENG style cameras such as Sony and JVC shoulder cameras and includes a universal microphone holder with shock […]

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Ikegami UnicamHD HDK-97ARRI Camera Shooting Outdoors:

Ikegami UnicamHD HDK-97ARRI Camera Shooting Outdoors:

Ikegami took that ARRI / Ikegami UnicamHD HDK-97ARRI half and half camera to the Japanese countryside to shoot a demo reel. Nikko Toshogu and Chuzenji north of Tokyo are World Heritage Listed Sites, so what better environment to shoot a demo reel of the Super 35mm HDK-97ARRI camera’s capabilities outside of a controlled studio environment. […]

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Unique Views From MiG Planes With Special GoPro Mounts:

Unique Views From MiG Planes With Special GoPro Mounts:

Ex Russian Air Force Pilot Artur Sarkisyan, and now a member of world famous aerobatic teams such as the “Russian Knights”, “Swifts”, and “Rus” shows off some very special footage of a MiG-31 Foxhound, plus other Soviet and Russian air force planes in action. Artur makes special mounts for Gopro cameras to get clever and […]

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Say Goodbye to Old 5.1 Audio and Hello to the New Immersive Sound Standard:

Say Goodbye to Old 5.1 Audio and Hello to the New Immersive Sound Standard:

The International Telecommunication Union or ITU as they are also known have announced a draft Recommendation for next-generation ‘immersive’ and ‘personalized’ audio systems for television and radio. Read their Press Release: Audio is an essential part of the television experience, as the quality and ‘perception’ of sound enhances the image on screen. A number of […]

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TYTO Light Weight Cinematic Brushless Gimbal Camera Stabilizer:

TYTO Light Weight Cinematic Brushless Gimbal Camera Stabilizer:

The TYTO light weight cinematic brushless gimbal camera stabilizer is now taking pre-orders. The TYTO brushless gimbal camera rig has been tested and is ready to roll on Red Epic cameras, as well as the Red Scarlet, Nikon D4, Sony Alfa, Canon 1D, Canon C300 cameras. Basic Functionality – Stabilize pan, roll and tilt axis […]

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Trost Slider Gives Superb Super Silky Smooth Movements:

Trost Slider Gives Superb Super Silky Smooth Movements:

Trost Motion have announced the availability of a new kind of camera slider, tough enough for antarctic expeditions but so precise that it can be used for long lens and macro photography. Although it weighs only 15 pounds, a Trost can support fully-kitted RED and Alexa packages up to 560 pounds. Camera motion is so […]

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Fujinon PL 14-35mm T 2.9 Cabrio Lens Video Run Through:

Fujinon PL 14-35mm T 2.9 Cabrio Lens Video Run Through:

Thom Calabro, Fujifilm Optical Devices Director of Marketing & Product Development, introduces the Fujinon PL 14-35mm T 2.9 Cabrio lens. The PL 14-35mm Cabrio lens has a detachable digital servo drive, and can be used as a self-contained ENG-style lens or cine style lens. This lens is ideal for shooters looking for a lightweight zoom […]

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ARRI Alexa Software Update Packet SUP 9.0 and CFast 2.0 Recording:

ARRI Alexa Software Update Packet SUP 9.0 and CFast 2.0 Recording:

ARRI have announced that the Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 for ARRI ALEXA XT/XR upgrade cameras and SUP 9.0 for ALEXA Classic cameras is available for immediate download. Software Update Packet (SUP) 9.0 enables a number of new features for all ALEXA cameras. It adds new recording capabilities and codec options and provides the basis […]

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Sub Zero GoPro Underwater Camera Rig and the Backscatter FLIP3.1:

Sub Zero GoPro Underwater Camera Rig and the Backscatter FLIP3.1:

One for the divers out there… The Sub Zero Lighting System for underwater shoots with GoPro cameras, plus check out the Backscatter FLIP3.1 with underwater colour optimisation filters. The sub zero underwater system with the features sub zero light LED lighting system the perfect addition for the GoPro camera while diving. The system makes you […]

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Sneak Peek of the FUZE Ti Timecode Slate:

Sneak Peek of the FUZE Ti Timecode Slate:

Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming FUZE Ti timecode Slate. A Kickstarter campaign is set to happen and prices around $550 will get you one of these FUZE Ti Slates… The FUZE Ti Slate is a Timecode Generator: Master timecode generator with less than one frame drift over 24 hours period. a Timecode […]

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CMOSIS & its Upgraded 4K 12-Megapixel/300 fps CMOS Image Sensor CMV12000:

CMOSIS & its Upgraded 4K 12-Megapixel/300 fps CMOS Image Sensor CMV12000:

CMOSIS is set to demonstrate its 4K 12-Megapixel CMOS image sensor CMV12000 that can now do 300 fps. The CMV 12000 is now available in sample quantities. High volume production will ramp up from June 2014 onwards. The CMV12000 excels current market solutions with a combination of excellent global shuttering with a stunning 300 fps […]

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RigWheels RigSkate Is a Bigger Table Top Dolly:

RigWheels RigSkate Is a Bigger Table Top Dolly:

From our friends at RigWheels comes the new RigSkate table top dolly. The RigSkate is of course the perfect solution for straight and curved table top dolly and floor shots for mid to large size cameras. This skater dolly setup has a larger footprint compared to many other similar products making it more stable which […]

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Oh This Is a Super Logmar Super 8 Camera:

Oh This Is a Super Logmar Super 8 Camera:

Over at filmkorn.org they have a nice little story about a Danish Father and Son team that have made a Logmar Super 8 camera. After fours perfecting the camera, the guys hope to have it going out the door to other filmmakers and buyers by around April 2014. Father Tommy 63 and 30 year old […]

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ikan On Camera Lighting Solutions:

ikan On Camera Lighting Solutions:

The ikan “The Drawing Board” webisodes are proving to be quite popular. Well we can tell they are on this site at least. Anyway ikan are up to number four in their new series, and this one is about on camera lighting solutions. ikan’s George Tripsas puts the iLED6 and the iLED312-v2 LED lights up […]

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Espy ROV 360 Degree Camera Rig With 6 GoPro Cameras:

Espy ROV 360 Degree Camera Rig With 6 GoPro Cameras:

The Dale Wakeham designed Espy camera rig available from 360 Heros is a remote operated vehicle (ROV) that is used to monitor marine environments through underwater observations. Mr Wakeham claims the Espy will outdate the current human diver based survey process in almost every application. Adding it is more effective, more reliable, cheaper, safer and […]

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NHK Waterproof Lens Filter:

NHK Waterproof Lens Filter:

NHK Engineering System or NHK-ES have come up with a way to prevent water droplets or spray sticking to your lens. Working with other interested parties since 1997 NHK have produced a lens filter that disperses water from the glass surface. Thread sizes for the NHK waterproof lens filter are 82/86mm, 105mm, 107mm, and 127mm. […]

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The Hot Rod Cameras Bokeh Friday and Mattebox Monday Sales:

The Hot Rod Cameras Bokeh Friday and Mattebox Monday Sales:

Hot Rod Cameras is doing their first ever sale… Seriously their first real sale in 5-years. Hot Rod Cameras are doing a Black Friday sale which they have renamed Bokeh Friday Sale and Cyber Monday becomes Mattebox Monday Sale. They are such camera nerds. Prices are all too low to advertise, so deals are only […]

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Trusscam Trolly Mounted Gyro-Stabilized Camera System Available at Pictorvision:

Trusscam Trolly Mounted Gyro-Stabilized Camera System Available at Pictorvision:

Pictorvision have introduced the TrussCam a gyro-stabilized camera system by Camera Special Systems. The TrussCam is the latest innovation to enable creative and dynamic coverage for stadium, arena, courts, theatres and other events. This one-of-a-kind trolley mounted, gyro-stabilized camera system provides previously impossible shots in large venues. The versatile system features a camera mounted on […]

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ARRI PCA for SONY PMW F5 F55 Camera Feature Tour:

ARRI PCA for SONY PMW F5 F55 Camera Feature Tour:

ARRI PCA show off their range of accessaries for the SONY PMW F5 and F55 cameras… ARRI PCA offers a range of accessories for the Sony F5 / F55 in the form of a dedicated 15 mm LWS base plate; shoulder pad; accessory top plate; handle; and Sony viewfinder adapter. These dedicated accessories improve ergonomics […]

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Oh Just Some Gear Porn With Chrosziel and Schneider On Set With Sweatpants Media:

Oh Just Some Gear Porn With Chrosziel and Schneider On Set With Sweatpants Media:

Some nice gear porn with Chrosziel and Schneider as we go on set with Sweatpants Media… Chrosziel Camera accessories are the professionals choice! Chrosziel’s broad range of well built, German designed and manufactured camera accessories offer reliable operation to last your professional career. Matte boxes in a variety of filter sizes and filter stages, with […]

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DIY RED Scarlet Camera Sensor Swap Out in Under 3 Minutes:

DIY RED Scarlet Camera Sensor Swap Out in Under 3 Minutes:

Buck The Redneck Tech changes out the RED Scarlet sensor and drops in a GoPro Hero HD sensor. Follow along and you too can achieve amazing results with cross camera technology. Have you recently recieved the RED Scarlet camera but been unhappy having a non American made sensor inside it? Me too! Which I why […]

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The Free ARRI Photometric App:

The Free ARRI Photometric App:

The free ARRI Photometric App provides lighting designers with a powerful interactive tool to show full details of the light output of ARRI lighting products. Simply select the desired lamphead, lens, lamp and focus position and the Calculator computes all relevant photometric data within seconds. It shows you maximum illuminance levels, half peak angles, beam […]

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Wireless Lens Follow Focus From Lenzhound Features Open Source Code:

Wireless Lens Follow Focus From Lenzhound Features Open Source Code:

$259 for a wireless lens follow focus from Lenzhound via their Kickstarter campaign featuring open source code. Would love to hear what it sounds like in action. Simply slide the DB-1 Motor Unit onto your camera’s 15mm rod support system, slip on the lens belt, adjust tension and lock into place. (There’s a stretch-goal for […]

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Schneider Optics Cine Xenar III lenses $2500 Rebate:

Schneider Optics Cine Xenar III lenses $2500 Rebate:

Schneider Optics announces a $2500 Rebate on a new set of 6 groundbreaking Cine Xenar III lenses purchased from November 1 through the end of February 2014. The Cine Xenar III lens family currently consists of: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 95mm. Those purchasing individual lenses are eligible for a $400 per lens rebate. […]

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DitoGear Compact Portable MiniJib:

DitoGear Compact Portable MiniJib:

From DitoGear comes the compact and portable MiniJib. Prices for the DitoGear MiniJib start at $370. The DitoGear MiniJib is fully usable for time-lapse cinematography and stop-motion animation. The MiniJib gives you the possibility to create more sophisticated shots with relatively small financial expenditures. Check out the DitoGear MiniJib in action: Making of “miniature history” […]

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Right Now Television is 55% Digital and 45% Analogue Worldwide:

Right Now Television is 55% Digital and 45% Analogue Worldwide:

New stats have come out from ITU research showing that the world has witnessed a massive shift from analogue to digital television, with over 55 per cent of households with a TV now receiving a digital signal compared with just 30 per cent in 2008, according to new data from our flagship annual report Measuring […]

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Drift Innovation Ghost-S Camera:

Drift Innovation Ghost-S Camera:

Drift Innovation is releasing their latest action sports camera, the Ghost-S. Available worldwide on November 26, the wearable action-packed camera boasts the longest battery life on the market and numerous industry-leading features while remaining the easiest to use. The Drift Ghost-S comes out of the box with a 3.5 hour battery life, built-in two-inch LCD […]

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Switronix Drops The New TorchLED Bolt 220 LED Light:

Switronix Drops The New TorchLED Bolt 220 LED Light:

Press release for the newly announced Switronix Bolt 220 LED on camera light. The Switronix Bolt BT220 is the same size as the original Bolt BT200, but 10% brighter and 40% more power efficient. Switronix is excited to announce our new edition to the TorchLED line, the Bolt 220 (#TL-BT220). The new Bolt 220 has […]

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HEVC H.265 Royalties Are Killing It Even Before It Takes Off?

HEVC H.265 Royalties Are Killing It Even Before It Takes Off?

Is High Efficiency Video Coding, HEVC or H.265 as it is also known the Y2K Bug of the fimmaking revolution? Is H.265 the supposed replacement for the H.264 codec a lot of noise, a lot of hype, a lot of attention with the possibly of it never actually doing anything? Quite possibly so. Before we […]

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Sound Devices 633 is a Compact Six-Input Mixer With Integrated 10-Track Recorder:

Sound Devices 633 is a Compact Six-Input Mixer With Integrated 10-Track Recorder:

The Sound Devices 633 is a compact, six-input mixer with integrated 10-track recorder featuring PowerSafe technology. The Sound Devices 633 offers six analog inputs and records to SD and CompactFlash memory cards. The 633 is designed for audio professionals requiring go-anywhere portability, without compromising recording or mixing capability. The 633 offers three high-bandwidth mic/line inputs […]

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ikan The Drawing Board and Tungsten Colour LED Studio Lights With DMX Control:

ikan The Drawing Board and Tungsten Colour LED Studio Lights With DMX Control:

The ikan web series “The Drawing Board” hits number three and it is about tungsten colour LED studio lights with DMX control. The Drawing Board: IDMX36T & IDMX500T – Tungsten-color LEDs w/ DMX Control A lot of filmmakers are used to shooting with incandescent lighting. An incandescent tungsten bulb emits a color temperature of 3200K, […]

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Wake Us Up When H.265 Goes Past First Draft:

Wake Us Up When H.265 Goes Past First Draft:

Cinemartin releases v. 2.7 of its acclaimed windows video encoder & converter tool, Cinec, also know as the windows prores encoder. Now supports the new standard for 4K & adv. video delivery, the HEVC ­ H.265 video ­codec format. With simply one mouse click, you can convert your videos to the HEVC format, among others. […]

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Can You Pick Which Camera Shot What: Scarlet BMPCC Canon 5D MKIII + Magic Lantern GoPro Hero 3:

Can You Pick Which Camera Shot What: Scarlet BMPCC Canon 5D MKIII + Magic Lantern GoPro Hero 3:

Little test for those that are up for a what was this shot with challenge… “Sleepwalkers” was filmed with the following cameras: A RED Scarlet, a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a Magic Lantern hacked 5D Mark III, and a GoPro Hero 3. Only one of theses cameras was the A camera and the remaining cameras […]

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Can Your Camera Do This Like The NHK SHV 8K Camera?

Can Your Camera Do This Like The NHK SHV 8K Camera?

They say sport viewing will be the big winner the higher the “K” you go on a camera… Why? This 17 second clip will show you why touch screen TV either main or second screen viewing plus high res will be coming to you soon enough. Oh and it is very important to say “enhance” […]

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Canon Pull EOS C300 and C300PL Camera Firmware Updates:

Canon Pull EOS C300 and C300PL Camera Firmware Updates:

Canon pull the latest firmware update for the C300 cameras, due to wrong colour balances… Someone isn’t getting a Christmas bonus this year. To Users of the Canon EOS C300 and C300PL Cinema EOS Cameras. Thank you for using Canon products. Details We have suspended download services for Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 that was posted Tuesday […]

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NHK 8K SHV Camera Going Smaller & Now Takes 35mm Full Frame Lenses:

NHK 8K SHV Camera Going Smaller & Now Takes 35mm Full Frame Lenses:

Some people are still coming to terms with the fact that 4K is the new 1080i, wait till they get a load of 8K REC.2020 NHK style. They keep shrinking the camera down. That thing was about the size of a small car about 24 months ago, and now NHK say they will continue to […]

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Tascam TM-2X Stereo X-Y Pattern Mic for DSLRs:

Tascam TM-2X Stereo X-Y Pattern Mic for DSLRs:

TASCAM have released the TM-2X Stereo X-Y Pattern Mic for DSLR Cameras. Users now have the option to utilize the same cardioid mics made popular on the DR-Series PCM recorders and record straight into their camera of choice. Over the past few years TASCAM has become the most trusted supplier of audio devices for amateurs […]

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Manfrotto SYMPLA 2.0 Now With 16 More Rig Combos:

Manfrotto SYMPLA 2.0 Now With 16 More Rig Combos:

So Manfrotto has taken their SYMPLA camera gear range to the next level and called it 2.0… Fun fact SYMPLA is of course Simple in italian but it’s Shinpura from the Japanese press release we have. The Manfrotto SYMPLA 2.0 line up now consists of a total of 16 products. Here is a little taste […]

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Ginirigs BMPC Cage Sneak Peek:

Ginirigs BMPC Cage Sneak Peek:

Ginirigs have slipped out a quick look at their cage for the BMPC… That is all. Please see Ginirigs for more information about their BMPC cage.

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Panasonic νMaicovicon 4K 2K FourThirds 240fps to 481fps DSLR CMOS Sensor:

Panasonic νMaicovicon 4K 2K FourThirds 240fps to 481fps DSLR CMOS Sensor:

So Panasonic steps up to the plate and is swinging big at the 4K ball. Panasonic’s νMaicovicon was just for mobile devices, but lately they popped those sensors into a few cameras… But this new one is 4K2K so things have changed. Let’s see what 4K DSLR camera Panasonic come out with this νMaicovicon MN34230PL […]

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Panasonic AJ-PX270 Ultra Handheld Camera Recorder Cheesy Video:

Panasonic AJ-PX270 Ultra Handheld Camera Recorder Cheesy Video:

Gear and camera promo videos can be lame, cheesy, classy or have a WOW factor… This Panasonic video has one of the weakest voice overs ever, so that puts it in the cheesy catagory. A short introduction of the features of Panasonic’s upcoming AJ-PX270 camera recorder. It is the first handheld camera to feature the […]

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Panavision Primo V Series Lenses Announced:

Panavision Primo V Series Lenses Announced:

Panavision has introduced a new line of Primo lenses, the Primo V series, specifically designed to work with today’s high-resolution 35mm digital cameras. “Panavision’s unmatched optical expertise and high-quality manufacturing capabilities have now been brought to bear on lenses adapted for digital cameras,” says Kim Snyder, Panavision’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re focused on providing cinematographers […]

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ikan VX17e 17 Inch 3G-SDI Field Monitor Designed For Broadcast & Studio Applications:

ikan VX17e 17 Inch 3G-SDI Field Monitor Designed For Broadcast & Studio Applications:

ikan introduce the VX17e, a 17 inch 3G-SDI field monitor designed for broadcast and studio applications. The VX17e’s is equipped with both 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs, with Looping Outputs. It displays a sharp, vivid picture with a resolution of 1440 x 900 and includes professional software features such as False Color and Clip Guides to […]

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Canon EOS-1D C First DSLR Camera To Meet EBU HD Tier 1 Imaging Requirements For Broadcast:

Canon EOS-1D C First DSLR Camera To Meet EBU HD Tier 1 Imaging Requirements For Broadcast:

Canon have announced that the EOS-1D C digital SLR camera, part of the company’s Cinema EOS System lineup of digital cinematography products, has been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) standards for HD content acquisition. The tests found that the EOS-1D C is the first digital SLR camera to satisfy the stringent […]

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iFootage Shark Slider S1:

iFootage Shark Slider S1:

The cost effective iFootage Shark Slider S1 was made for quick set ups and ultra fast turnarounds. iFootage Shark Slider S1 can be deployed from the storage bag in only a few short moments, so everything you are preparing to shoot can be achieved with ease and convenience without rushing where human error tends to […]

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OmniVision OV13850 PureCel 4K 2K 13-megapixel CameraChip Sensor For Smartphones & Tablets:

OmniVision OV13850 PureCel 4K 2K 13-megapixel CameraChip Sensor For Smartphones & Tablets:

OmniVision Technologies have announced the OV13850, a new PureCel 13-megapixel CameraChip sensor for high-performance mobile devices. The OV13850 combines OmniVision’s most advanced process technology and design methods to enable best-in-class low- and high-light performance. In addition to dramatically improved pixel performance, the OV13850 boasts best-in-class power efficiency, making it an ideal camera solution for high-end […]

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