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.
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.
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Designed by a professional boom pole operator, the versatile microphone boom stand doubles as an Apple Box
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
The new version connects Premiere Pro CC users to the Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management and Orchestration platform
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
The video review and collaboration platform for creatives gets a huge upgrade, with more than 100 new features and improvements
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
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
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
The new 4-inch and 8-inch Pipes are available in 3200°K, 4300°K and 5600°K color temperatures
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
The Nitrotech N8 is the first model in the series, which features a unique nitrogen piston mechanism designed for continuous counterbalance
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
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
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
The telephoto zoom represents a bridge between Canon EF and CN-E cinema lenses, while Canon Log recording allows EOS 5D Mark IV shooters to capture a cinematic look similar to images from Cinema EOS cameras
Canon EF meets Canon CN-E in the new COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm lens (CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S). The telephoto zoom is designed as a bridge between the two lens series, appealing to ENG, documentary and new filmmakers, with the quality and control of Canon cinema optics in the compact, lightweight form factor of Canon EF lenses.
The second lens in... Read more
SIRUI has provided an in-depth look at their line of Broadcast Video Tripods and Heads, which consists of six video tripod models (BCT) and three fluid video head models (BCH). Check out this video to learn more about the BCH-10, BCH-20 and BCH-30 Fluid Video Heads. And read the full press release below. SIRUI USA Read more…
SIRUI has provided an in-depth look at their line of Broadcast Video Tripods and Heads, which consists of six video tripod models (BCT) and three fluid video head models (BCH).
Check out this video to learn more about the BCH-10, BCH-20 and BCH-30 Fluid Video Heads.
And read the full press release below.
SIRUI USA Highlights Professional Video Equipment... Read more
The new lens from the Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm is the latest addition to the UA series, designed specifically for UHD broadcast use
Ahead of NAB 2017, Fujinon, the Optical Devices Division of Fujifilm, has announced the 4K-compatible UA27x6.5B studio zoom lens. The new optic is a member of FUJINON’s UA series of lenses, which are designed for 2/3” cameras and specifically for broadcast use.
With a 27x zoom ratio and 4K shooting, the UA27x6.5B is an ideal choice for in-studio... Read more
The two-bay RAID storage solution works as a centralized hub for creatives, featuring faster speeds and huge capacities
Designed to help creatives streamline their workflows, LaCie has introduced the 2big Dock, with up to 20 TB of storage, a 25% increase over the previous version. For professionals who need to manage huge photo and video libraries, the 2-bay RAID storage solution will be available in 12 TB, 16 TB and 20 TB capacities, with speeds of up to 440 MB/s. For... Read more