Behind The Scene — Zach McIntosh On Stock Sales Through Nimia

The co-founder of on the licensing needs and industry trends of stock footage services

With direct partnerships for top shelf clients like National Geographic, Vincent Laforet and Brainfarm, the website Nimia offers an alternate approach to stock footage licensing. Acting as more of an adjudicator, the website becomes liaison between yourself and footage licensee. The service has a flexible number of options from direct licensing to multi-agency... Read more

Behind The Scene — Selling 4K Footage Through Adobe’s Stock Sales Service

Zeke Koch, Senior Director of Product Management, Adobe Stock, answers questions on the trends he’s been seeing in 4K video content and gives tips and techniques for stock sales

Last month Adobe announced that more than 100,000 4K video assets had been uploaded for sale via the Adobe Stock service. An obvious new trend in stock sales, 4K is becoming more and more a must, especially as projects need to differentiate themselves from the more than a million high definition properties that the service already offers. In addition,... Read more

Gear — Panasonic VariCam LT With Canon EF Mount Available With Additional Options

Panasonic releases two more AU-VCVF10 OLED Viewfinder kits as well as reduced pricing on expressP2 media cards

Announced at the DGA in Los Angeles this last February 10th, the Panasonic VariCam LT shrinks down the VariCam 35 to a body that weighs only six pounds while also giving the historic variable-frame-rate line of cameras compatibility with the massive range of Canon EF mount lenses. Since it’s introduction a little over the year ago, the VariCam 35... Read more

Gear — Large Capacity G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle XL Hard Drive Bays For Video Productions

Starting at $3299, a new series of portable 8-bay RAID offers video and media professionals huge storage, fast transfer and extensive backup options

As cloud services continue to gobble up consumer archival files, there are a few hard drive manufacturers like G-Technology that have begun to aggressively pursue media creators that are needing huge amounts of capacity as well as fast operation and secure control of files. G-Tech’s most recent announcement is aimed right at video and editing professionals... Read more

Gear — The New $3595 Sony PXW-Z150 Camcorder With UHD And Variable File Types

A single camera solution with versatility for documentary, ENG and other field work

Planned for availability this coming April (just in time for the NAB conference), Sony has announced details on a new UHD (3840×2160) compact camcorder for professionals requiring a singular run n’ gun solution. Capable of multiple file options, the PXW-Z150 has heightened low light abilities thanks to a 20 megapixel, 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor... Read more

Software — Red Giant’s Updated Shooter Suite 13 Set Of Editing Plug-ins — Vital Editing And Synchronization Software At $399

Shooter Suite 13 includes an all new version of PluralEyes 4.0, an audio/video sync tool that works in seconds with most non-linear editing systems

Announced late last week, Red Giant’s Shooter Suite v13.0 is a new release of the series that bundles four video editing plug-ins for NLEs, including the latest iteration of PluralEyes, one of the most well known and well respected editing plug-ins for quick and accurate syncing of audio even without using timecode or audio claps or cues. PluralEyes... Read more

Gear — AJA Announces The Mini-Connect Interface And $2495 RovoCam Block Camera For Remote Capture And Security Systems

When used with RovoRx-HDMI, the companion receiver, RovoCam offers a simplified interface with HDMI output, stereo audio out, control and power at up to 100 meters

At the ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) 2016 expo for professional AV and electronic systems in Amsterdam, AJA debuted two new products earlier this week. The $2495 RovoCam is a block camera mostly offered as a solution for industrial, corporate and security needs. However, for ProAV and broadcast programs like live events, reality TV and other remote... Read more

Gear — Panasonic VariCam LT — Cinema Camera Capture With EF Mount For $18,000

With Canon mount, HDR capture and 120fps in HD, the VariCam LT brings feature level capture to independent productions

Last night at the DGA Theater Complex, I attended Panasonic’s unveiling of the newest model in their historic VariCam line of cinema cameras; the VariCam LT. Based largely on the same build as the previous model in the line, the digital VariCam 35, which has been used since its introduction this last year to capture several series. (Check out an interview... Read more

Gear — ZOOM Q4n — Video And Audio Capture For Live Events And Performance Work At $299

An affordable new camera that is ideal second-cam choice for self-recording, location work, live events and audio productions

ZOOM, who is known for top notch personal audio capture devices like the extremely popular H4n portable recorder, has announced the Q4n camcorder. At 119mm (length) × 51mm (width) × 62mm (height) and less than half a pound in weight, the Q4n updates the Q4 camera series to 2304×1296 resolution (from 1080p in the Q4), a higher bit-rate of up to... Read more

Gear — Pelican-Hardigg V-Series Rack Cases For Audio And Video Productions

A new line of watertight and pressurized cases for transporting rackspace equipment safely and securely

Pelican Products has announced a new industrial-strength hardcase sized specifically to bring server and rack equipment safely to production work in the field. The company, who makes custom cases for everything from memory cards to computers and tablets to camera systems and toolboxes, is offering the Pelican-Hardigg V-Series Rack series in two lines.... Read more

Behind The Scene — Just Add Magic — Q&A With Director Of Photography Mark Doering-Powell

The Panasonic VariCam 35 captures a new supernatural comedy series aimed at families and preteens

As a two-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Cinematography for the show Everybody Hates Chris and veteran of a number of other television episodic comedies like Zombieland and Workaholics, director of photography Mark Doering-Powell ASC recently tackled a 13-part streaming series for Amazon Studios called, Just Add Magic. In the vein of R.L. Stine’s... Read more

Gear — Xeen By Rokinon 14mm T3.1 And 35mm T1.5 Professional Cine Lenses Officially Announced To Ship In March At $2495

XEEN by Rokinon adds two models to the new cinestyle line of lenses; a 35mm T1.5 and 14mm T3.1

Rokinon, aka Korean lens manufacturers Samyang, have announced two additional lenses to their XEEN line of affordable cine-style lenses. The XEEN by Rokinon 14mm T3.1 and XEEN by Rokinon 35mm T1.5 join three other focal lengths, a 24mm, 50mm and 85mm, with full frame coverage and lens mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and PL. The... Read more