Gear — Libec HFMP Monopod And Libec TH-X Tripod

The new “Hands Free” Libec HFMP Monopods as well as Libec TH-X Tripods that replace the $199 TH-650 system with enhanced specs and a healthy 9.0 lbs payload
The new Libec HFMP Monopod, as in “Hands-Free” from Libec, with articulated foot
Libec has a few new very interesting (and often quite affordable) support systems in the works. Just introduced in the US, the new Libec TH-X Tripod is updating the incredibly affordable $199 Libec TH-650HD with beefier specifications, while a new monopod, the Libec HFMP Monopod, just introduced at the Inter BEE conference in Japan, promises “hands... Read more

Gear — Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter

Work in changing lighting conditions with the new Tiffen “VV” Variable Viewing Filter — ND filtration from 2 to 8 stops and 49mm ring for previewing ND filters or added effects
Tiffen's "VV" Variable Viewing Filter with 2 to 8 stops of filtration
Made from Water White glass, Tiffen’s latest VVF Variable Viewing Filter is not actually a filter, but instead it is a device for previewing filtration on a scene without needing to change camera setups. With a Variable ND of 2 to 8 stops, the 49mm ring filter also allows the attachment of other filters to see the additive effects of UV, polarizers,... Read more

Gear — The MSE Elevator

Matthews’ new $4,350 MSE Elevator for versatile camera movements — compatible with a number of elemac or mitchell mount filmmaking platforms including the Dutti Dolly
The MSE Elevator vertical tower for camera movements on the doorway dolly round d round Matthews
Matthews, aka MSE, has announced some new support, pardon the pun, for their popular low-profile Dutti Dolly professional camera rail system. (The Dutti Dolly, announced in February of last year, begins at $1,399.) With included 75mm, 100mm, 150mm bowl adapters for fluid heads, the MSE Elevator is also compatible with heavy-duty sliders, doorway dollies,... Read more

NAB NYC — New Cameras: Sony FS7 II, BRC-X1000 And BRC-H800

Updating but not replacing the FS7, the new $10,000 4K Super35 Sony FS7 II is unveiled during NAB NYC alongside flagship PTZ solutions, bigger XQD cards and 18-110mm zoom with servo

Updating but not replacing the FS7, the new $10,000 4K Super35 Sony FS7 II is unveiled during NAB NYC alongside flagship PTZ solutions, bigger XQD cards and 18-110mm zoom with servo
Sony surprised everyone today at NAB NYC with the heir apparent to the FS7. (See our full review of the Sony FS7 here.) Announced to be available concurrently with the previous model, the $10,000 body-only Sony FS7 II camcorder adds several features like variable ND filtration and stronger Lever Lock-style lens mount for E-mount lenses. For events,... Read more

NAB NYC — EOS C300 And EOS C300 Mark II Updates

Constant shutter angle and Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) Autofocus as well as other features are added for free to the Cinema EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II cameras
EOS C300 Mark II Updates — EOS C300 And EOS C300 Mark II updates via free firmware upgrade bring several new features including shutter angle priority and DAF Dual Pixel Autofocus
A planned EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II update announced today at NAB NYC will add constant shutter angle priority as well as Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus to C300 Mark II and Mark I models on both the EF- and PL-mount versions. (See our full review of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II here). The download will be available at the Canon site for free on December... Read more

Events — Canon EOS C700 At The ASC Clubhouse Hollywood

The EOS C700, flagship of the Canon Cinema EOS line of cameras, made its Hollywood debut at the American Society of Cinematographers in Los Angeles
A prototype of the flagship Canon Cinema EOS C700 camera with the Canon CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F cine lens
This last Thursday Canon unveiled their flagship Cinema EOS camera, the $35,000 EOS C700, to many of the world’s most preeminent cinematographers at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood. Centered around a panel discussion on short film “The Calling”, the first project to be completed with the EOS C700, documentarian and commercial director Tyler... Read more

NAB New York 2016 Preview — JVC LCD Monitors And ProHD Wireless Bridge

Worldwide broadcast signal transmission from the JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge as well as new monitors: the 1920x1080 resolution DT-V G2 Series and DT-V21G2Z with 1920x1200 WUXGA
JVC LCD Monitors at NAB New York in November
Hot on the heels of a new announcement for the $5,000 ProHD Wireless Bridge just yesterday, JVC also plans to have four new monitors on display for the first time at Booth #1515 in the Javits Convention Center during NAB NYC this November 9th and 10th. The JVC LCD Monitors, ranging in price from $2,900 to $4,295, offer professional features like 3G-SDI... Read more

NAB New York 2016 Preview — Sound Devices Wingman And Updated PIX-E Series On-Camera Monitors And Recorders

The Sound Devices Wingman app will make its debut alongside the Video Devices PIX-E Series recording monitors with simultaneous ProRes and H.264
The Video Devices PIX-E Series of monitors and recorders firmware update adds looped playback
Sound Devices will be at NAB New York this November 9-10th with the Video Devices PIX-E Series monitors; on-camera recorders that offer simultaneous ProRes and H.264 capture. Also on hand will be a brand new PIX-Base accessory to mount the PIX-E Series of recorders as well as a new interface app, the Wingman wireless control iOS software for the Sound... Read more

Events — Top Ten Streaming Media West

HDVP is offering ten free tickets to Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach this November 1st and 2nd! With two days of in-depth talk and hands-on with new streaming technologies, VR and 360º video, find out more and how to win!
Steve Shannon of Roku and Jeff Tapper of Viacom deliver the keynote presentations at Streaming Media West this November in Huntington Beach California
HDVideoPro will be on the ground at the Streaming Media West convention this coming November 1st through the 2nd in Huntington Beach. From Monday, October 24th through Friday, October 28th, we will be giving away ten free tickets to the show at random to anyone that regrams, retweets or reposts an HDVP article through our social media profiles on Facebook,... Read more

Gear — Wohler iAM-VIDEO-2 Multichannel Audio Video Monitor

The Wohler rack-mountable iAM-VIDEO-2 and iAM-AUDIO-1 with simplified operation and complex monitoring possibilities for broadcast and IP
Wohler iAM-VIDEO-2 Multichannel Audio And Video Monitor
The new rack-mountable iAM-VIDEO-2 multichannel a/v monitoring and metering system from Wohler has been announced as a sister-system to the previously available iAM-AUDIO-1 audio monitoring solution. Furthering the capabilities of the iAM Series with front panel touchscreen for fingertip monitoring of MPEG-IP, MPEG-ASI, SMPTE 2022, 3G/HD/SD-SDI and... Read more

Gear — Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate

The $650 Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate with universal compatibility from compact mirrorless camera rigs all the way up to professional cinema camera systems
The $650 Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate, foundation of the Next Generation Recoil rigs, with universal compatibility from compact mirrorless camera rigs all the way up to professional cinema camera systems
Scheduled to ship today, with 10” of sliding range and adjustable front rod riser for compatibility with a large variety of ENG and shoulder mount camera systems and lenses, Zacuto’s latest $650 VCT Pro Baseplate is available for preorder. Weighing less than a fifth of a pound, the quick release plate also houses commonly used 15mm rod ports for... Read more

Gear — New Manfrotto BeFree Live Fluid Head Video Tripods

The very affordable and extremely portable Manfrotto BeFree Live fluid video tripod head series for fast setup and mobile journalism
Manfrotto BeFree — The very affordable and extremely portable Manfrotto BeFree Live fluid video tripod head series for fast setup and mobile journalism
Featured by Manfrotto as the lightest and most compact video tripod kit system that they offer, the new BeFree Live fluid head series is also incredibly affordable, starting at only $99 list. For those of you in New York, the fluid head and two kits with tripod legs will be debut October 20th through the 22nd at PhotoPlus. According to the product... Read more
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