BB&S Lighting To Introduce One-Foot 4-Bank At IBC 2017

The new compact LED remote phosphor fixture is an ideal solution for small studios and on-location shoots
LED lighting
BB&S Lighting will introduce the 1’ 4-Bank at IBC 2017. Weighing three pounds and measuring 12” long x 8” high x 1.5” deep, the new compact LED remote phosphor fixture is an ideal solution for small studios and on-location shoots. The BB&S Lighting Pipeline series also includes the 2’ 2-Bank, 3’ 4-Bank, 4’ 4-Bank, the Reporter... Read more

Paying Tribute To The Masters Of Painting

As filmmakers and video creators, most everything we try to achieve visually with lighting, a camera and storytelling through composition and staging goes back to the Masters
The Masters of painting
The Masters of Painting: “The Supper at Emmaus” by Caravaggio. The lighting is a wonderful example of chiaroscuro, translated from Italian meaning literally “light-dark,” but for those of us who create images, both filmmakers and photographers, this is a common method we use to create contrast, mood and, most significantly, depth and dimension.  I... Read more

Pelican Products Introduces Three New Sizes In Pelican Air Case Series

The lightweight, durable cases are 45% deeper than the existing cases in the line
hard cases
Pelican Air Case 1637 Pelican Products makes some of our favorite hard cases, and now has introduced three new sizes in the Pelican Air Case series—the 1557, 1607 and 1637—part of the company’s wider Protector Case line. There are now nine models in the Air Case series, which are up to 40% lighter and ruggedly designed to protect valuable gear... Read more

Hensel Announces Porty L 1200 Kit Savings

The company is offering up to $670 off the battery-powered strobe kits, running through November 17, 2017
battery-powered strobes
Hensel has announced instant rebates of up to $670 off the Porty L kits. Providing 1200 Ws of power, the battery-powered strobe is offered in two kits—Original 1 and Original 2—and this current offer represents Hensel’s best pricing on the strobe kits, to date. The promotion ends November 17, 2017, while supplies last. Here’s a look at the kit... Read more

Sony Announces “α TRADE UP” Program

The company is offering up to a $500 bonus toward purchase of select Sony alpha full-frame cameras, lenses and accessories, plus the trade-in value of working DSLRs or mirrorless cameras
Sony cameras
Sony has announced an end-of-summer “α TRADE UP” program. Photographers and other creatives can get up to a $500 bonus toward purchase of Sony alpha full-frame cameras, lenses and accessories, plus the trade-in value of working DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. The special offer runs through September 20, 2017 and coincides with Sony’s current $200... Read more

Sony Kumamoto Earthquake Footage Released

The company shares footage of the devastating 2016 quake
Kumamoto earthquake
In April 2016, a massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Kumamoto, Japan, home to the company’s image sensor production facility. The massive shock, which followed a pre-shock of 6.2, devastated the facility. Because Sony’s imaging sensors are used not only in their own products but in the products of other camera manufacturers, the shock set back... Read more

FLUOTEC Announces AuraLux 100 LED Fresnel Studio Light

The latest addition to the company’s StudioLED Fresnel series is designed to deliver pure white light in a compact form factor
FLUOTEC AuraLux 100
On the heels of new lighting solutions the company introduced at NAB 2017, FLUOTEC has announce the AuraLux 100, an update of the 100W, 5.5-inch AuraLux studio Fresnel. This latest addition to the company’s StudioLED Fresnel series, the new 5.5” LED is designed to deliver pure white light in a compact form factor, with high color-rendering CRI and... Read more

Panasonic Releases More Details For AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera

The new 5.7K compact handheld cinema camera also gets pricing and availability
Panasonic AU-EVA1 cinema camera
We got a first look at the Panasonic AU-EVA1 at Cine Gear Expo this year, and now the company has announced more tech specs for the 5.7K Super 35 compact cinema camera. The EVA1 is priced at $7,495 and is scheduled to ship this fall. At the top of the spec list are a 5720 x 3016 (17.25 million) pixel count, which is nearly double 4K DCI, 800/2,500 Dual... Read more

RED RAVEN Camera Kit Available Exclusively Through Apple

In addition to the RED RAVEN 4.5K camera BRAIN, the professional kit from RED Digital Cinema includes a Sigma Art lens, G-Tech media, batteries, software and more for creatives
RED RAVEN camera kit
RED Digital Cinema has released the RED RAVEN Camera Kit, sold exclusively through Apple—at the Apple website and at select Apple stores. In addition to the RED RAVEN 4.5K camera BRAIN, the professional kit includes a Sigma Art lens, G-Tech media, batteries, software and more for creatives. The contents of this new professional package includes: RED... Read more

Red Giant Launches Trapcode Suite 14

The toolset for 3D motion graphics and VFX gets a huge upgrade, with a slew of new features
Red Giant Trapcode Suite 13
Red Giant has announced Trapcode Suite 14, with the 3D motion graphics and VFX editor for Adobe After Effects getting a huge upgrade to make the creative process faster and more intuitive. The suite includes 11 tools in all, with complete redesigns of Trapcode Particular 3.0 and Trapcode Form 3.0. Trapcode Particular 3.0 gets faster GPU acceleration,... Read more

Blackmagic Design Releases Fusion 9

The huge update to the VFX, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software is free on the company’s website, plus Fusion 9 Studio gets a price reduction
Blackmagic Design Fusion 9
Blackmagic Design has released Fusion 9, a huge update to its VFX, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. In addition to a host of new features, Fusion 9 has been optimized to support the latest workflows. Along with the Fusion 9 update, Blackmagic Design announced a price reduction for Fusion Studio, now priced at $299, down from $995. The lower... Read more

RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Is Almost Here

Pricing and delivery have been set for the new on-camera mic, the update to the popular VideoMic Pro
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ on-camera microphone
RØDE has announced pricing and delivery for the VideoMic Pro+, the upgrade to the popular VideoMic Pro. The new on-camera mic is priced at $299 (US) and is scheduled for mid-August 2017 delivery, though it is available for pre-order. New features include an automatic power function, a built-in battery door, multiple power options (the RØDE LB-1 Lithium-Ion... Read more
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