Lexar Introduces New Multi-Card Readers

The two readers include a 2-in-1 reader and a 3-in-1 reader
Lexar’s two new card readers: The Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 Reader (top) and Compact Multi-Card 2-in-1 Reader Lexar has introduced two new multi-card readers—the Lexar Professional Multi-Card 3-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader and the Lexar Multi-Card 2-in-1 USB 3.1 Reader, for $29 and $19, respectively. Both will be available later this month. Lexar... Read more

Canon Offers Free Solution To Use Canon Cameras As Webcams

Canon has also posted a quick tutorial video on its new EOS Webcam Utility Beta Software
These days, it seems the whole world has gone virtual as so many of us are now connecting with our coworkers and colleagues as well as family and friend via virtual meetings, WebEx or Zoom sessions and hangouts. However, not every laptop comes with a webcam that has top notch optics to provide you with the best quality you’re looking for. It’s why... Read more

Cine Gear Expo LA 2020 Is Rescheduled For October

The popular trade show has been moved due to fears over the Coronavirus pandemic
The Cine Gear Expo LA 2020, a popular trade show that takes place each year at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood, California and focuses on cinema gear and technology, has been moved due to fears over the Coronavirus pandemic. The show was originally going to be held in early June, but have now been moved to October. Here are the rescheduled dates: October... Read more

Canon Announces EOS C300 Mark III Cinema Camera, Additional EOS R5 Specs And Cine Lens

The new C300 Mark III will have a Super 35mm format, upcoming EOS R5 will shoot 8K video
The new Canon EOS C300 Mark III with Canon’s CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S zoom lens.  Today, Canon made a number of product announcements in various products lines:  Canon EOS C300 Mark III It’s big announcement is that it updated its popular C300-series cinema camera to the new EOS C300 Mark III, which will cost $10,999 and be... Read more

Obituary: Cinematographer Allen Daviau Dies At 77 Of Coronavirus

Renowned five-time Oscar nominated cinematographer worked with Steven Spielberg on “ET” and “Empire of the Sun”
Distinguished Cinematographer Allen Daviau, who was a five-time Oscar nominee and who worked with Steven Spielberg on a number of well-known films, including “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Empire of the Sun,” died Wednesday, April 15 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital of coronavirus. Daviau was 77. Various news... Read more

ARRI Updates Stellar 2, Its Intelligent Lighting Control App

The updated app now includes the ability to control third-party lighting units
Lighting systems and cine camera manufacturer ARRI has just updated its mobile app, which it calls its Intelligent Lighting Control app. The new version, ARRI Stellar 2, now includes a wider array of features, including the ability to control third-party lighting units. ARRI says that includes “manually added fixtures, no RDM required, and empty DMX... Read more

Sigma Announces Charitable Initiative For COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The camera and lens company has partnered with its dealers to donate 5 percent to charity
This week, Sigma announced it was introducing a new charitable initiative, in partnership with authorized Sigma lens dealers nationwide: The camera and lens company said that from now until June 30, 2020, 5 percent of all Sigma lens sales made through participating dealers will be donated to a charitable organizations working on COVID-19 relief efforts. “This... Read more

Shutterstock Announces Subscription Plans For Stock Video Footage

The new plans offer content creators subscription plans for stock video footage
Earlier today, Shutterstock, a company that provide a variety of stock media options, photography, stock footage, stock music and editing tools, for content creators, announced a new subscription plan for filmmakers, videographers, photographers and content creators. The plan offers users several options for buying video stock footage that Shutterstock... Read more

Beloved New York Sports Photographer Anthony Causi Dies Of Coronavirus At 48

Causi, who died Sunday of COVID-19, shot for the New York Post and was loved for his big heart
Back cover of The New York Post for Monday, April 13 There’s a poem by A.E. Housman published in 1896 titled “To an Athlete Dying Young.” The second stanza reads:   “Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town.” Today, New York City is indeed a “stiller... Read more

Tamron Announces 70-180mm F/2.8 Zoom For Sony Full-Frames

This compact telephoto zoom lens is lightweight for its class and will ship in mid-May
The new Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD telephoto zoom (Model A056) Last fall, at PhotoPlus Expo, Tamron announced that it had been developing four lenses designed to work specifically with Sony E-Mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The three close-focusing primes—20mm F/2.8, 24mm F/2.8 and 35mm F/2.8—are currently already available. Today, Tamron... Read more

Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM Mini Pro Live Production Switcher

In addition, the company announced two software updates during its live streaming event
Blackmagic Design’s new ATEM Mini Pro live production switcher Today, during an hour-long live-stream event, Blackmagic Design’s CEO Grant Petty made several product announcements. The most noteworthy was the introduction of a new ATEM Mini Pro, which at $595 is, according to the company, a new low-cost live production switcher that has “all the... Read more

Stream Nikon School Educational Videos For Free Throughout April

Learn photography and videography from some of Nikon’s top content creators
Years ago, when I worked for Nikon, I found one of the most enjoyable “freebies” I had access to as an employee was being able to attend the Nikon School Workshop in New York City. Back then, the day-long workshop was a slideshow presentation given in auditoriums around U.S. by various Nikon photographers and product experts, who discussed how to... Read more