Perhaps the company that garnered the biggest crowds at its NAB2014 booth was Atomos. Their affordable HDMI field recorders and converters (named after Japanese feudal warriors) have become essential gear, especially after the release of Clean HDMI-enabled DSLRs. At this year's show, the Australian-based... more »
There was quite the brouhaha inside the indie filmmaking community when Adobe announced the Creative Cloud back in 2011. "So I pay $50 a month and I don't even own the suite? So if I stop paying for the monthly subscription, Adobe keeps my files? Is this editing in the cloud?" These were some of... more »
How many of you remember those cool Braun Nizo and Beaulieu Super 8 cameras from the '60s? They used to be the go-to underground filmmaker cameras way before the DSLR revolution.
Well, Redrock Micro just released a super mod rig designed for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera . So instead of... more »
Michael Burnham shows the benefits of the new hydrophilic filters at the Kenko Tokina USA booth. Water sheets off the filter smoothly. The filters should be a good options for ENG work. In the demo you can see the effect on the monitor. Water sprayed directly on the filter sheets off within a second.
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The new Hilio LED D12 panel form Litepanels were unveiled at NAB. They put out a narrow, high-intensity beam for long throws. The light can be shaped for a variety of situations. There's no ballast required with the output of a 575W HMI Par.
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Yes, you can have a great $60,000 digital motion picture camera system but if you can't see what you're shooting, what's the point? In the past, optical viewfinders were the best solution, not only because of their familiarity but because EVFs (Electronic Viewfinders) didn't have high enough resolution.... more »
Although there are too many great things to name about Blackmagic Design's digital cameras (not to mention the most bang for your buck), for many professional cinematographers, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K have a few workarounds that will frustrate a... more »
It's become a given that Blackmagic Design will release not one but two digital cameras at NAB. And with last year's Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K, Blackmagic captured the indie filmmaking camera crown for the 2nd straight year. Could it be a hat-trick for the Australian-based company?
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HD Video Pro had a chance to sit down with RED Digital Cinema's Brent Carter in the RED booth at NAB. In a conference room (that is a harshly-lit conference room), we asked Carter about his SWAT title at RED, the resolution race, still & motion shooting, RED CODE and what the future holds in... more »
Before yesterday's announcement, most video professionals thought of AJA Video Systems primarily as an engineering company that created digital video I/O devices, rack mounts and converters for post people. More recently they have been garnering a lot of attention in the production world with their... more »
I know what you're thinking? Do I really need to drop $3K on a follow focus system and 2K on a frickin' matte box? In the past (and if you want professional looking shots), the answer is yes. I've always stressed that your camera accessories should be priced somewhat inline with your camera system.... more »
No, drones aren't just for hunting down enemies in foreign lands. Today, any kid can crack open his piggy bank and capture his or her own Ride of the Valkyries sequence from Apocalypse Now. Drones for everyone!
DJI Innovations is perhaps the company that is getting the most attention in building... more »