Live From NAB 2017: Blackmagic Design News

It’s already shaping up to be a big year for Blackmagic, with nearly a half-dozen new products aimed at the broadcast and motion picture market
Blackmagic Design
It’s already shaping up to be a big year for Blackmagic, with nearly a half-dozen new products aimed at the broadcast and motion picture market. At their 2017 press conference, Blackmagic walked the media through their newest announcements at NAB 2017. Check out the whole Blackmagic Design press conference below, followed by our look at some of the... Read more

Kino Flo Introduces Select Freestyle Line At NAB 2017

The location lighting systems for film and TV production feature lightweight LED panels, plus the Celeb LEDs get an upgrade and add the Celeb 850 light fixture
Kino Flo
Kino Flo Select Freestyle LED: Weighing in at 8 lbs/3.5 kg, the removable Freestyle LEDs are a force multiplier when it comes to production lighting. The LED panels include rigging points for suspending from a grid or screwing into a set wall, and a twist-on mounting plate assembly for 360-degree orientation or for building into light arrays. Kino Flo... Read more

NAB 2017 Live: Zeiss CP.3 Updates All-Time, Best-Selling Prime Cine Lens Series

The new CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses inherit the legendary CP.2’s lens characteristics, with sharp optics, minimal distortion and a smooth focus blur
NAB 2017: Updates to the Zeiss CP.2, & the new Zeiss CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses
Zeiss has announced the new Zeiss CP.3 and CP.3 XD lens series, an update to the legendary CP.2 cine lens series that, according to the company, is the best-selling prime cine lens available, having shipped more than 30,000 units. The new CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses inherit the CP.2 lens characteristics, with sharp optics, minimal distortion and a smooth... Read more

Live From NAB 2017: Sony Press Coverage

In Sony’s enormous NAB booth, the company held a press conference to announce 4K cameras, recording devices and their new X-OCN format
Sony Booth
In Sony’s enormous NAB booth, the company held a press conference to announce 4K cameras, recording devices and their new X-OCN format. Starting with  a massive “Giant Display” using Sony’s Crystal LED technology, the conference opened with sample video displayed on panels measuring dozens of feet wide and more than ten feet tall. UPDATE: We’ve... Read more

Top Things To See At NAB 2017

From cameras to lenses to video heads, there’s lots of new gear and technology for creative professionals. Follow the HDVideoPro blog for the latest info.
NAB 2017
Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 Lens This week we head to Las Vegas for the annual NAB tradeshow, a global gathering of the latest and greatest products in the motion and broadcast space. HDVideoPro will be on hand blogging live from the show floor during the Expo, talking about the latest trends in technology and workflow. You can follow our NAB coverage... Read more

K-Tek Expands Audio Gear Lineup With Boom Box

Designed by a professional boom pole operator, the versatile microphone boom stand doubles as an Apple Box
K-Tek
K-Tek has expanded its audio gear lineup with the versatile Boom Box. Designed by professional boom pole operator William Munroe, the unit doubles as an Apple Box—the boomstand can stand and store a boom pole on set, but also provides a working platform for the boom operator. The Boom Box weighs 13 pounds and can support up to 350 pounds. Handmade... Read more

Dalet Xtend Plugin For Adobe Premiere Pro CC

The new version connects Premiere Pro CC users to the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management and Orchestration platform
Dalet plug-in
There’s an updated version of the Dalet Xtend plug-in with a new HTML-5 panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The plug-in connects Premiere Pro CC users to the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management and Orchestration platform, working as a direct hub for assets and facilitating collaboration with journalists, prep editors, sports producers and other production... Read more

Frame.io 2.0 Launches

The video review and collaboration platform for creatives gets a huge upgrade, with more than 100 new features and improvements
Frame.io 2.0
Frame.io 2.0 has launched, and the video review and collaboration platform for creatives has received a huge upgrade, with more than 100 new features and improvements, based on user feedback. In addition to a faster and simpler interface, here are a few highlights: A new Client Review Pages expands content review and sharing, with no log-in required;... Read more

Sigma Expands Cine Prime Lens Line

The introduction of the Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 primes brings the series to seven high-performance optics; plus, new product options for creatives
NAB 2017
Sigma is expanding its Cine FF High Speed lens line with the addition of the 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF lenses. With these new cinema lenses, the line will include seven optics covering 14mm to 135mm and T1 .5 to T2—the 14mm T2, 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5 and 135mm T2. Available in PL, Canon EF and Sony E-mount with 180-degree... Read more

BB&S Lighting Expands Pipeline Lights Series

The new 4-inch and 8-inch Pipes are available in 3200°K, 4300°K and 5600°K color temperatures
BB&S Lighting Pipeline lights
BB&S has announced their smallest Pipeline lights yet, new 4-inch-long and 8-inch-long Pipes, available in 3200°K, 4300°K and 5600°K color temperatures. Designed to fit into small or awkward spaces where other lights can’t, the versatile Pipes are one inch in diameter and join the 1-foot, 2-foot, 3-foot- and 4-foot lengths in the Pipeline remote... Read more

Manfrotto Introduces Nitrotech Video Fluid Head

The Nitrotech N8 is the first model in the series, which features a unique nitrogen piston mechanism designed for continuous counterbalance
Manfrotto Nitrotech video fluid head
Manfrotto has announced the new Nictrotech video fluid head series, featuring a unique nitrogen piston mechanism designed for continuous counterbalance during use with a variety of video cameras. The Nitrotech N8 is the first head in the series, with a 17.6-pound load capacity. The new head provides variable fluidity function on pans and tilts for... Read more

Cartoni To Introduce Smart Deployment Series Tripod, New Fluid Heads At NAB 2017

The SDS tripod features a new Smart Lock mid-level spreader, while the Master, Maxima and Lambda fluid head lines get new models for broadcast, studio and digital cinema cameras
Cartoni
MASTER 65 head from Cartoni At NAB 2017, Italian camera and support systems designer and manufacturer Cartoni will introduce a new tripod system and expansions to the Master, Maxima and Lambda line of fluid heads. Here are some highlights from Cartoni. The SDS (Smart Deployment Series) system tripod improves on Cartoni’s Smart Stop two-stage, single-lever... Read more
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