A variety of tools for multi-camera productions allows projection to a live audience for later playback from YouTube and Vimeo and for live streaming
By Noah Kadner
The NewTek TriCaster Mini offers the convenience of a built-in monitor; it’s a complete production switcher at the easily portable size of a cereal box.
I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with my good friend and colleague Dave Cerf on researching options for live-streaming productions. A technical adviser for a popular series of live stage... Read more
The new Cineluxe Collection of video camera bags were designed in collaboration with working filmmakers to incorporate features they require
Tenba has introduced the new Cineluxe Collection of video camera bags, designed in collaboration with working filmmakers with the qualities they demand on set and on location. The bags are available in a range of sizes, with capacities that can hold professional camcorders, cinema cameras and ENG rigs from Sony, Canon, RED, Blackmagic and others (with... Read more
The Cage Kinetics XT2 and LockPort XT2 Dual are designed to protect your investment in this powerful 4K camera
LockCircle continues to innovate, releasing two new products aimed at protecting the Fujifilm X-T2 during demanding shooting conditions.
The Cage Kinetics X-T2 is built to “fit like a glove” around the Fujifilm X-T2, but its ergonomic design still makes the camera easy to hold and operate, even with attached accessories. The kit is designed and... Read more
Sony has billed them as the “world’s fastest” SD cards, and creatives will appreciate up to 299 MB/s write speeds and up to 300 MB/s read speeds
Sony has introduced the new SF-G series UHS-II SD memory cards, the “world’s fastest” SD card according to Sony, with an impressively fast write speed up to 299 MB/s and a read speed up to 300 MB/s.
Creative professionals should take note of the cards’ ability to capture high-quality 4K and Full HD video in the XAVC-S format, as well as continuous... Read more
The backpack has been updated to accommodate a DJI Phantom 4 and the like, plus accessories
The Airport Helipak from Think Tank Photo has been updated to accommodate a DJI Phantom 4 and similarly sized drones, plus accessories, as well as a small camera kit and 15-inch laptop (with its own dedicated compartment). A custom divider set helps users keep gear organized.
The exterior fabric has been treated with a water-repellent coating for protection... Read more
The plate has a universal base clamp and protects the delicate HDMI/USB outputs on the Canon EOD 5D Mark IV
Filmmakers and other creatives looking to protect those fragile HDMI/USB outputs on their Canon EOS 5D Mark IVs have a new solution. The LockPort 5DM4 DUAL by LockCircle is designed to help guard the mini HDMI and micro USB 3.0 camera ports from the rugged conditions the camera may face on production shoots, for both motion and stills work.
Setup takes... Read more
The new bundles are plug-and-play with the MoVI Pro gimbal for enhanced performance
Redrock Micro has announced a new accessory—Torque Motor bundles—for the Freefly MoVI Pro gimbal. The Motor bundles provide operators with plug-and-play focus and lens control, allowing remote focus, iris and/or zoom control to shooting with any cinema or still photo lens (with proper gearing). The Motors come standalone, and plug into the MoVI... Read more
Three new microphone recorders with internal microSDHC capture give DSLR, lavalier and battery-powered handheld-XLR users dual capture and plug-and-play operation without the need for an external recorder
By David Alexander Willis
At less than a quarter-pound in weight each, three new AAA battery microphones with direct capture to microSDHC cards for DSLR, XLR-handheld and lavalier systems from TASCAM.
Announced this last April at NAB, TASCAM turned quite a few heads with the DR-10SG, an on-camera shotgun microphone solution aimed directly at DSLR users. With microSD support... Read more
Large and yet low-profile, the affordable Think Tank Mirrorless Mover camera bags will carry mirrorless camera systems with multiple lenses all the way up to telephoto zoom
David Alexander Willis
For mirrorless shooters, Think Tank has updated its line of Mirrorless Mover low-profile camera bags. Listing between only $34 to $69 by model in the line, the Mirrorless Mover bags culminate in the Mirrorless Mover 30I, which sports enough room to carry two to four lenses, including a large telephoto like 70-200mm models. With a new magnetic closure... Read more
Compact production monitors offer a light and affordable way to improve focus and exposure on set
By Noah Kadner
Shooting with your camera’s built-in viewfinder or swing-out confidence monitor often leads to unfortunate focus and exposure mistakes. On the other hand, the thought of carrying around a large broadcast monitor to assist is inconvenient, if not impossible, in many production scenarios.
Enter the compact, professional monitoring category, products... Read more
The Zeiss VR ONE is a virtual-reality headset with premium optics and first-person view for use with drones
By David Alexander Willis
When historic lens maker Zeiss announces a virtual-reality headset, it literally turns heads. The VR ONE is a portable VR headset that will affix to smartphones with display sizes of between 4.7 and 5.2 inches. Smartphone trays are available for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 and the Sony XPERIA Z5, as well as the iPhone 6, with plans to support the S4,... Read more
New Headphone:X technology from DTS, Inc., delivers high-quality surround sound to almost any set of headphones
By Dan Brockett
For content creators and producers, the ability to bring theatrical-quality sound to almost any platform—especially mobile content through headphones—opens up new potential markets for high-quality soundtracks in any playback medium. DTS, Inc., based in Southern California, recently invited me to experience a new technology called Headphone:X. The... Read more