NAB 2019: Sharp Surprises With 8K Camera

The electronics company produced a new interchangeable-lens 8K video camera
Sharp hasn’t made many cameras in the past 15 years. The last one I recall was the Epson R-D1 from 2005: An odd digital rangefinder that even kept the vestigial film-advance lever on the camera. However, recently there was news (posted on the Japan headquarters website of Olympus) that the company was going to start making cameras with a Micro Four... Read more

NAB 2019: ARRI Demos Its Powerful Stellar Lighting Mobile App

The camera and lighting systems manufacturer used a simple subject and background to showcase just how versatile its mobile app could be for studio photographers
ARRI Demos Its Powerful Stellar Lighting Mobile App
As you approached ARRI’s demo area at this year’s NAB show, you’d have seen a rather monochromatic still-life set up: In the center, there was a white statue of Ludwig van Beethoven resting atop a smooth, white pedestal. In the background, there was a simple white stucco wall. However, if you looked above, you’d have seen a constellation of... Read more

NAB 2019: Blackmagic Showcases Updates For Both Software And Hardware

Blackmagic emphasizes both software and hardware solutions for content creators
At this year’s NAB, Blackmagic showed off two important updates—one software, one hardware—in glass cases prominently displayed in the front of their very large booth in the south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The first was the more recent of the two: The company announced earlier this week a major update to its DaVinci Resolve, the... Read more

NAB 2019: Canon Introduces New Cine Sumire Lenses

Canon’s new line of PL-Mount primes provide filmmakers with lenses with character
Canon Introduces New Cine Sumire Lenses
For NAB Show 2019, Canon had an announcement of some very special and necessary lenses. In response to filmmakers and cinematographers looking for Canon glass with a PL mount, the camera manufacturer introduced its first set of seven cinema prime PL-mount lenses. According to the company, the lenses are “aptly named Sumire Primes. Pronounced ‘Soo-mee-ray,’... Read more

NAB 2019: Zeiss Lenses Provide Consistent Quality And Versatility

As cameras increase in resolution and complexity, content creators are turning to Zeiss for powerful lenses that are dependable and reliable
NAB 2019: Zeiss Lenses Provide Consistent Quality And Versatility
For many content creators—from filmmakers and cinematographers as well as vloggers and photographers—the past two years have been exciting, if not a bit unnerving, as new camera bodies include large sensors with higher resolution. Such sensors can show unprecedented detail in video and stills, but they can more easily highlight flaws in lenses that... Read more

NAB 2019: Image Gallery

A look at the new gear and technology on display at the 2019 NAB Show
HDVideoPro’s editorial team is on the show floor at NAB in Las Vegas to bring you the latest news and technology from this year’s event. Click through the gallery slideshow below to see some of the hottest new gear and other show highlights. We’ll be updating this gallery throughout the week. ARRI's mobile app for lighting control Using... Read more

NAB 2019: Sigma Displays Cine Lenses, L-Mount Glass And Adapters

Sigma has an expansive strategy to provide high-quality glass all types of content creatives, from still photographers to cinematographers
There was a lens and accessory for just about every type of photo or film project at the Sigma booth, here at NAB. Here are three products of note. Cine Lenses: For filmmakers and cinematographers, Sigma is expanding its line of lenses geared for cinema. At present, Sigma has three mounts available, including Canon EF Mount, PL Mount and Sony E-Mount.... Read more

NAB 2019: Cases For Filmmakers, Cinematographers And Vloggers

Creatives have lots of choices for all types of accessories, especially for protecting lenses and cameras
While content creators love to check out all the cine lenses and new cameras on view at a show like NAB, they’ll also be taking a closer look at all the great accessories on display, particularly those for protecting your gear. Take this case by SKB Cases, which is constructed for the RodeCaster Pro Mixer. It’s got a very tough exterior and is... Read more

NAB 2019: What We Expect And Hope To See At This Year’s NAB

There will be lots of intriguing gear for cinematographers, filmmakers and videographers on view at the show.
Like many trade shows, the NAB Show, which runs from April 6 through April 11 in Las Vegas, serves many different groups engaged in producing many different types of video content. Attendees come from a broad spectrum of industries, including traditional television, radio broadcasting, cybersecurity, gaming, education and cutting-edge technologies,... Read more

My Life Is On Charge

Supporting the battery habit
Let’s talk batteries. I know, a really exciting, glamorous subject, but an important one. I was recently working at our editing desk and looked down at the floor and was immediately confronted by what’s a normal thing around our office, huge piles of batteries charging at my feet. We, as most of you in this business, have a LOT of batteries.... Read more

Silence Is Golden

Edit tools aren’t only found in software
Conversations about editing typically delve into arguments about which software is best or news about this or that plug in. These are all valid points of interest. But often overlooked are the tools you may possess that you don’t have to download and install on your computer. Almost everyone has two of one of these tools: ears. Of course, you use... Read more

Gear Acquisition Syndrome—Are You Afflicted?

Think about gear strategically, not emotionally
The EOS C200 is a piece of gear that has been a financially intelligent acquisition for my company. Have you ever heard of Gear Acquisition Syndrome? It’s also referred to on discussion boards as “GAS,” which makes for a nifty metaphor as well as an abbreviation. What exactly is GAS? It’s the never-ending, seemingly ongoing pursuit of always... Read more