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

Gear — AJA FS4 Frame Synchronizer And Converter

Announced at NAB, the new AJA FS4: A small 1RU device that can deliver 4K and UltraHD video conversion as well as multiple channel 2K, HD and SD workflows
The AJA FS4 Frame Synchronizer And Converter
For broadcast and professional audio/video installations, the AJA FS4 is a single chassis device designed to do the work of five machines. At $4,995, it’s the flagship model of the company’s series of FS frame synchronization and cross-conversion devices. Offering a Single Channel mode as well as configurable four-channel architecture, the AJA FS4... Read more

Gear — LenzO Video Underwater Housing

Available for sale and rental in New York, an iPhone 6 and 6s Plus LenzO video enclosure allows full access to smartphone controls and settings even when submerged to depths of up to 330 feet
Underwater LenzO video housing with full access to functions
Featuring an optical dome lens that has been designed to protect smartphones both above and below water, the LenzO video underwater housing will provide safe and submersible controls of start/stop, on/off, video functions, still camera, panoramics, time-lapse and all of the other shooting modes available on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s smartphones. Without... Read more

Gear — Manfrotto Cases For Video

Several new Manfrotto case lines for video professionals and location shooters; the Off Road Stunt Bag Line, Pro Light Collection and affordable tripod bags
New Manfrotto cases including the Off Road Stunt Bag Line
Several lines of Manfrotto cases have hit the market lately for video work, especially suited for locations and outdoor productions. With water repellence, tripod accommodations and room for collapsible camera extension poles and WiFi devices like tablets, the three new families of bags combine durability and affordability in carrying solutions that... Read more

Gear — Hasselblad X1D Camera

The Hasselblad X1D-50c is a new mirrorless still camera that brings medium format 50 megapixel sensor and medium format lenses to video capture
Hasselblad X1D 50cd mirrorless medium format camera with HD video
At a weight of roughly a third that of the Hasselblad H6 camera, the new Hasselblad X1D brings the top shelf color fidelity, narrow depth of field and high image sharpness that the company is known for in the medium format world to a mirrorless body. At $8,995, this is no Hasselblad Lunar, however. Despite a massive 50 megapixel sensor, the camera offers... Read more

Events — Kees Van Oostrum ASC President 2016

The American Society of Cinematographers nominates Kees Van Oostrum ASC President 2016 and new officers to follow outgoing President Richard Crudo ASC
ASC President 2016 chosen by the American Society of Cinematographers
On June 14th, 2016, newly elected American Society of Cinematographers President Kees Van Oostrum, A.S.C. was handed the reigns of the organization after eight years of leadership by Richard Crudo, A.S.C. Van Oostrum is known primarily for documentary work as well as cinematography on such films as Gettysburg, Gods and Generals and Thinner. Highlighted... Read more

Gear — Think Tank Photo’s Helipak Backpack

Organization, portability and comfort for carrying complete quadcopter and drone setups like the DJI Inspire with Zenmuse gimbal Helipak Backpack
Think Tank and the Helipak Backpack case sized for larger drones like the DJI Inspire camera
For aerial video enthusiasts, there’s a new bag, the Think Tank Helipak Backpack for DJI Inspire, sized specifically for larger drone camera models. With lumbar support, ABS twinwall reinforcement and customizable divider system, the Helipak Backpack will hold a ready-to-go DJI Inspire quadcopter with the Zenmuse gimbal as well as three additional... Read more
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