YI Technology 360 VR Camera Launches

The camera can shoot 360-degree video in 5.7K at 30 fps, with the capability to create in-camera stitching for 4K video and live-streaming
VR camera
Earlier this year, YI Technology introduced the YI 4K+ Action Camera to the world, a virtual-reality camera that captures UHD 4K video at 60 fps. Now the company has announced the YI 360 VR Camera, the first of its kind to shoot 360-degree video in 5.7K at 30 fps, and with the capability to create in-camera stitching for 4K video and live-streaming.... Read more

Red Giant Universe 2.2 Arrives

The GPU-accelerated plugin series for editors and motion graphics artists gets 11 new transitions, as the effects collection grows to 76 imaging tools
Red Giant Universe 2.2
Red Giant has announced the release of Universe 2.2, the GPU-accelerated plugin series for editors and motion graphics artists. The update gets 11 new transitions, as the effects collection grows to 76 imaging tools. Look for HDVideoPro’s hands-on review, coming soon. Check out Universe 2.2 via the short film “Hewlogram,” written and directed... Read more

Canon 4K UHD Portable Zoom Broadcast Lenses Introduced

The CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD and CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD lenses are designed for 2/3-inch-sensor broadcast cameras
Canon broadcast lenses
Canon CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD Portable Zoom broadcast lens Canon has introduced a pair of 4K UHD Portable Zoom broadcast lenses, the CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD and CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD, designed for 2/3-inch-sensor broadcast cameras. The lenses join the CJ20ex7.8B and CJ12ex4.3B in the series. Suitable for a wide variety of shooting applications, from sports to docs... Read more

Canon Professional Services Platinum Members Get Next-Day Shipping

The support program for professionals provides two-day turnaround for equipment serviced after an estimate is approved
Canon Professional Services
Officially launched at PhotoPlus Expo 2017, the Canon Professional Services program featuring next-day shipping for Platinum members is in full swing. Professionals who are members of that level of the CPS program are provided two-day turnaround for equipment after an estimate is approved. A next-day loaner is provided for longer repairs. Additional... Read more

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Announced

The second prime in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture
Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens
Sigma has introduced the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens at the 2017 Photo Plus Expo. The second lens in the series, it’s the first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture. We recently shot with the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary, and look forward to a hands-on... Read more

Sony a7R III Announced, Plus New Lenses

The full-frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera features a 42.4 MP sensor and 10 fps continuous, while the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS is a standard-zoom full-frame lens; the G Master 400mm F2.8 super-telephoto full-frame E-mount is in development
Sony a7R III
Sony a7R III Announced In the run-up to the 2017 Photo Plus Expo trade show in New York, Sony gathered journalists for the announcement of the Sony a7R III. While the name indicates an incremental update from the a7R II, the technological advances applied to this camera make it feel more like a hybrid of the a7R II and the a9. If Sony used different... Read more

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 Lens Introduced

The high-speed wide-angle prime for full-frame DSLRs is the 11th lens in the premium Milvus series, equally capable of capturing quality stills and video
ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 lens
We love shooting with ZEISS lenses for the excellent image quality they deliver. Now the company has announced the new Milvus 1.4/25, the 11th lens in the premium line. The high-speed, wide-angle prime for full-frame DSLRs has a max ƒ/1.4 aperture, making it a fine choice for landscapes, architectural compositions and photojournalism, but it’s equally... Read more

Adobe Announces New Products, Big Updates At MAX 2017

At its Creativity Conference in Las Vegas, the company introduced Lightroom CC, a rebranded Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom mobile and Photoshop CC updates, and new Creative Cloud Photography plans
Adobe
The new Adobe Lightroom CC Adobe has announced new products and big updates at MAX 2017. At its Creativity Conference in Las Vegas, the company introduced Lightroom CC, and updates to Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom mobile and Lightroom.adobe.com, in addition to Creative Cloud Photography plan changes and a new Lightroom CC plan. While we’ll reserve... Read more

Fiilex Introduces P360 Classic LED

This portable update to the P360 brings new features, including a brighter light output while drawing the same 90 watts of power
LED lighting
Fiilex has introduced the new P360 Classic LED lighting solution. This portable fixture is an update to the original P360, bringing a new feature set, including a brighter light output while drawing the same 90 watts of power, with a Tungsten equivalent output of 300W-400W. The P360 Classic has a CCT range of 2800K to 6500K, with flicker-free dimming... Read more

RED Introduces WEAPON MONSTRO 8K VV

The cinematic full-frame sensor for WEAPON cameras features a whopping 17+ stops of dynamic range, capturing 8K video at up to 60 fps and delivering 35-megapixel still photos
RED Weapon camera
At the RED booth at Cine Gear 2017 earlier this, we checked out the WEAPON 8K and the results it’s capable of delivering. Now RED has introduced the WEAPON MONSTRO 8K VV. The cinematic full-frame sensor for WEAPON cameras features a whopping 17+ stops of dynamic range, capturing 8K video at up to 60 fps and delivering 35-megapixel still photos. Priced... Read more

Shure Announces ShurePlus MOTIV Video Recording App

The free mobile app integrates the audio performance of the MOTIV line with video camera functionality
video recording app
There’s a wide range of audio and video recording apps for creative professionals, and Shure has added to the mix with its ShurePlus MOTIV Video app, which combines the two, audio and video, seamlessly. Designed for creatives from musicians and journalists, to podcasters and vloggers, the free mobile app integrates the audio performance of the MOTIV... Read more

Phottix Introduces Nuada VLED Lighting Series

The LED lighting solutions are designed for video, portraiture and product photography
LED lighting
Phottix Nuada P VLED Light Phottix builds upon its original VLED lights with the introduction of a new series of continuous LED lighting solutions, the Nuada VLED Video LED Light. There are currently two models in the line—the Nuada S VLED ($85), suitable for video work, portraiture or product photography, and the Nuada P VLED ($95), a strip-style... Read more
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