Gear — The Polaroid VariPod Monopod and Travel Tripod

The Polaroid VariPod Monopod and Travel Tripod — Affordable support solutions for video with fluid movements and medium weight capacities
The Polaroid VariPod monopod with removable articulating tripod foot
After resurrection and rebranding from bankruptcy in early 2010 by an outside holding company (the same year the newly-reborn company elected Lady Gaga as Creative Director for a Specialty Line of Polaroid Imaging Products), Polaroid has largely maintained a consumer-level presence with a range of products targeted at beginners as inexpensive, all-in-one... Read more

IBC Preview 2016 — Ikegami And The UHK-430 4K And HDL-F3000 Cameras

Ikegami IBC 2016 — Two very unique camera systems, new monitor and command module for ten cameras will be on display this year at the convention in Amsterdam
The incredibly light sensitive HDL-F3000 from Ikegami IBC 2016
Founded in 1946, Ikegami Electronics is throwing themselves quite the birthday party this year by celebrating their 70th anniversary as a company at this year’s installment of IBC. They’re all about 4K with new solutions, including the Ikegami 2/3 inch UHK-430 portable 4K broadcast camera and the HQLM-3120W 31 inch 4K monitor. Also on hand will... Read more

Behind The Scene: Light Iron Talks Millennium DXL

Interviewing Michael Cioni, President of Light Iron, and Millennium DXL Product Director, and Supervising Colorist Ian Vertovec on the forthcoming cinema camera with 8K sensor, reinvented color science and massive data capabilities for HDR and HFR
Panavision and Light Iron worked together on the Millennium DXL cinema camera
Combining pristine Panavision optics with a massive RED 8K sensor and brand new color science technology from Light Iron, the Millennium DXL cinema camera made a big impact when it was unleashed on an unsuspecting Cine Gear in June 2016. With a working prototype model and screening footage already on hand, Light Iron has largely taken the lead in discussing... Read more

Gear — Rokinon XEEN 135mm Lens

Capable of full frame coverage that will resolve to 4K resolutions, a new XEEN 135mm T2.2 lens joins a family of high end cinema primes with similar features as much more expensive lenses at a significant savings in cost.
The XEEN family of Cinema Lenses from Rokinon via Samyang with 85mm, 50mm, 35mm, 14mm, 24mm and new XEEN 135mm
Capable of full frame coverage that will resolve to 4K resolutions, a new XEEN 135mm T2.2 lens joins a family of high end cinema primes with similar features as much more expensive lenses at a significant savings in cost. Offered by Korean optics company Samyang as a targeted line of cinema lenses for filmmaking and video, the XEEN 135mm is the newest... Read more

Gear — Panasonic AG-AC30 Camcorder

The new and very affordable Panasonic AG-AC30 camcorder is priced for entry-level affordability but fully featured for professional events and productions
The new and very affordable Panasonic AG-AC30 entry-level camcorder with fully fleshed out professional features
As a palm-sized handheld camcorder that packs a lot of features into a very compact body, the new Panasonic AG-AC30 is no slouch on pricing, either, sporting an insanely low street price $1,799. With massive 20x zoom, 5-Axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization, two-channel XLR rear- and front-inputs, excellent lowlight capabilities and hot swappable... Read more

Gear — Triolet Adapter For Profoto Accessories

A new Triolet adapter will secure the extensive range of professional light shaping tools from Profoto to the popular Chimera Triolet continuous bulb solution
Chimera Triolet Adapter for Profoto lighting accessories
Of interest especially for event and still photographers invested in Profoto who are looking to move into the world of continuous lighting for video, Chimera has announced an inexpensive Triolet adapter for Profoto lighting accessories and reflectors to accommodate the extensive history of professional lighting tools. In the world of still photography,... Read more

Video — Don’t Hate, BB-8

Seth Worley shows off many of the sophisticated visual and editing effects that Red Giant offers for NLE systems through a short film, "Don’t Hate, BB-8"
Filmmaker Seth Worley made the short Don't Hate, BB-8 employing Red Giant editing software like the Holomatrix plugin
Following up on a recent update to the Red Giant Universe software suite of editing and visual effects, filmmaker Seth Worley pieced together a five minute short film, Don’t Hate, BB-8, using Red Giant software and only himself as crew. It’s a pretty fun breakdown on how to use many of the Red Giant programs like Magic Bullet and Knoll Light Factory... Read more

Gear — Profilux LED1000 Lights

Hedler has debuted a tetralogy of extremely affordable DMX-compatible lights through MINOX that are available with or without Fresnel lens; the Profilux LED1000 family of LED studio and stage lights
Available through MINOX, the extremely affordable Profilux LED1000 DMX light with or without Fresnel
Available through select dealers and directly through MINOX, Hedler Systemlicht GmbH, based out of Germany, has released a line of incredibly affordable high-powered LED lights that come with or without both Fresnel lamp and/or DMX controls. At less than $2k each, the Hedler Profilux LED1000 series is available in four versions. The model with Fresnel,... Read more

Gear — Limelite Mosaic2

Limelite Mosaic2 LED 1' x 1' light panel: Updating the Mosaic LED from Limelite by Bowens for studio and location video work with heightened color fidelity
Limelite Mosaic2 LED 1' x 1' light panel for studio and location work
Available in new Daylight (5600K) and Bi-Color (3000K-5600K) models, the Limelite Mosaic2 LED panels from Limelight by Bowens house 576 LED bulbs in a 1’ x 1’ unit. The studio and location lights weigh only three pounds while still outputting up to 4000 lux at a meter. Dimmable from 100-0%, the panels are targeted at video and broadcast as they... Read more

IBC 2016 Preview — NUGEN Audio

On display at IBC, NUGEN debuts new Audio AMB Processor audio batch file processing and updates the powerful Halo Upmix surround sound conversion software
NUGEN Audio has updated the sophisticated Halo Upmix stereo-to-surround-sound software and will be introducing the new AMB batch processing program at IBC
NUGEN Audio will have the brand new Audio AMB Processor software for batch processing of audio files as well as the newest iteration of their powerful Halo Upmix stereo-to-surround-sound conversion software on show at this year’s IBC conference in Amsterdam from September 8-12th. “With AMB,” states Jon Schorah, Founder and Creative Director, NUGEN... Read more

IBC 2016 Preview — SmallHD 500 And 700 Series

The 500 and 700 Series monitors from SmallHD will be on hand with new powering solutions at IBC in Amsterdam this September 8-12th
SmallHD 500 and 700 Series camera monitors with new professional powering options
SmallHD’s line of 5” 500 and 700 Series monitors, at 7”, are now compatible with an extended variety of popular and professional industry powering solutions. Previously compatible with popular and affordable Sony L-Series or Canon LP-E6 batteries, the panels are now available with Pro Battery Plate Kits that will allow the usage of top shelf powering... Read more

Gear — Jaunt ONE VR Camera

Featuring 24 global shutter sensors with 360 degrees of Dolby Atmos-compatible ambisonic audio capture, the J1-24G Jaunt ONE is an award-winning virtual reality camera for VR productions and films. Bringing the system for the first time to independent productions, the Radiant Images rental house in Los Angeles is offering the stereoscopic array exclusively with sales and support as well as daily and weekly pricing.
Jaunt ONE virtual reality camera available at Radiant Images Los Angeles
Featuring 24 global shutter sensors with 360 degrees of Dolby Atmos-compatible ambisonic audio capture, the J1-24G Jaunt ONE is an award-winning virtual reality camera for VR productions and films. Bringing the system for the first time to independent productions, the Radiant Images rental house in Los Angeles is offering the stereoscopic array exclusively... Read more
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