ALL-IN-ONE SONY ZOOM
Featuring a constant ƒ/4 aperture and minimized lens breathing throughout the zoom range, the Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS power zoom is compatible with Sony E-mount cameras like the FS7, FS700, FS100, NEX-EA50M, a7/a7S/a7R and A5100. The G-series lens meets the requirements for 4K resolution, with an optical design that eliminates focus shifting and axial displacement while zooming. With independent rings for zoom, focus and iris, the lens also features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for up to four stops of shake compensation. The Super Sonic wave Motor drive, iris and autofocus have all been constructed for silent operation while the lens itself also includes dust and moisture resistance. List Price: $2,499. Contact: Sony, pro.sony.com.
IN FULL COLOR
With 10-bit color performance for a gamut of up to 1.07-billion onscreen colors, a minimum contrast ratio of 800:1, brightness of 250 candelas per square meter, 4K support and 2560×1440 resolution, the 27-inch HP DreamColor Z27x is a professional display designed for color-critical work. Capable of running 4K content, the Z27x covers 100% of the sRGB, Adobe RGB and BT.709 color spaces, as well as offering 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. Seven color presets are available, and the monitor is also compatible with the optional HP DreamColor Calibration Solution for creating advanced custom color spaces. Full 4K content can be run at 1:1 or at full-frame scale on a display that will swivel and tilt. It can also be used in portrait mode. The system includes a DisplayPort connection, HDMI 1.4, four USB 3.0 ports and two HP DreamColor USB 2.0 inputs for measurement and calibration devices or flash drive for customized calibration and firmware updates. List Price: $1,499. Contact: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, shopping1.hp.com.
X MARKS THE SPOT
RØDE’s on-camera Stereo VideoMic X with 3.5mm jack for still cameras and camcorders features a pair of acoustically matched, externally polarized, true-condenser 1⁄2-inch capsules, as well as an option for balanced XLR output through mini-XLR. Housed in integrated Rycote Lyre multi-axis shock mounts, the hot-shoe microphone is protected from bumps and vibrations. The body is constructed from aluminum, ensuring an extremely high level of radio frequency rejection while remaining lightweight at 0.66 pounds. The High Frequency Boost will enhance sensitivity when using the wind shield, and the device also includes three-stage level adjustment from -10 dB to +20 dB, as well as a three-stage high-pass filter at 0/75/150 Hz to cut unwanted low-frequency ambient audio like traffic, ambient noise or air conditioners. It can be operated from a 9V battery or 48V phantom power. Estimated Street Price: $799. Contact: RØDE Microphones, www.rodemic.com.
Built specifically to accommodate the affordable and popular Sony a7S full-frame camera with 4K video capability, the Movcam A7S Cage is a lightweight solution that will convert the still shooter to a production-ready camera. Made from durable, but lightweight aluminum, the lightweight cage is built to be as close-fitting as possible while providing unfettered access to necessary controls. (It can also be split in two to use all exterior buttons.) The removable top handle and side bracket each houses an extra accessory cold-shoe, while the cage itself is riddled with 1⁄4"-20 threads for extra accessories. The cage leaves the hot-shoe of the a7S exposed for use with the Sony XLR-K1M XLR audio pack or other devices. With included quick-release Camera Spacer and 15mm LWS Base Plate, the Movcam A7S Cage Kit further extends functionality through compatibility with the Movcam Universal Lightweight Support System to work with rod-based gear like matte boxes or follow-focus units. List Price: $275 (Movcam A7S Cage); $475 (Movcam A7S Cage Kit). Contact: 16×9 Inc., www.16x9inc.com.