dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-27: HyperCharge Batteries, SmallHD FOCUS, 100MP for DJI and Hasselblad, Waterproof GoPro Mic, Minimalist Photography, Find Your Stolen Photos Online, Picking Specialized Cameras

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Manfrotto’s Nitrotech N8 Video Head Features Breakthrough Nitrogen Piston Technology

Yea, we're all usually really excited about cameras and lenses, but what of the other accessories that we use all the time? What about that lowly video head? Manfrotto looks to take a leap forward with their new Nitrotech Video Head – order at B&H PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Supports Up to 17.6 lb
  • Innovative Nitrogen-Piston Mechanism
  • 75mm Flat-Base Head
  • Precision Counterbalance System
  • Illuminated Bubble Level
  • Left-Side Controls

Manfrotto Nitrotech Video Head

Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head

Via B&H:   The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head features an innovative, continuous counterbalance system based on a nitrogen-piston mechanism. Unlike heads with
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NAB 2017: Sigma Unveils Two New Cine Prime Lenses; Adds New Product Options

NAB 2017: Sigma Unveils Two New Cine Prime Lenses; Adds New Product Options

Via Press Release: Sigma expands its Cine Prime line to include two brand new lenses: the Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and the Sigma Cine FF High Speed 135mm T2. The high-performance Sigma Cine Prime product line, which now includes the following focal lengths and apertures – 14mm T2, 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5 and 135mm T2 – is compatible with the latest full-frame camera sensor technology. Compact in design, the Cine Prime line offers
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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-26: Thunderbolt 3 speed, Aputure COB, KEH coupon codes, Canon Q1 2017 Results, Triple Lens Holder, Pinhole Photography Tips, NAB Day 1 Wrap Up and More

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ShooTools Presents the New Motion Control EVO

ShooTools Motion Plus Evo

Via ShooTools Press: This year we are glad to present our New Motion Control EVO, suitable for all our ShooTools Slider and also for Manfrotto's Sliders. Our goal with the new Motion Control was to do the impossible: engineer a hi-end solution, compact, totally wireless and with smart easy way to switch from manual to motorized mode.

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD Lenses Announced

ZEISS Compact Prime CP.3 and CP.3 XD lenses

New ZEISS CP.3 XD Cine Lens Family: “Hollywood Technology for Everyone”

Via ZEISS Press: The ten compact prime lenses provide metadata and enable the correction of distortion and shading. For the first time, even low-budget productions can employ visual effects. OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 24/04/201: No matter if it is Star Wars, Harry Potter or Avatar: these days, just about every film features special effects. For many small film productions, having visual effects in their movie would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, making the image fit the look of the
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Movcam Announces Its Camera Support Cages for Canon C700, Panasonic Varicam LT & Panasonic GH5

Movcam Debuts New Camera Support Cages for Canon C700, Panasonic Varicam LT & Panasonic GH5 at the NAB Show

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Monday April 24th 2017, Las Vegas NV, USA–Professional camera accessory manufacturer Movcam is excited to announce it has extended its popular range of camera cages to support recently released cameras from Canon and Panasonic.
Movcam’s camera cage for the Panasonic Lumix GH5 offers protection for the camera body while adding multiple points for mounting both shoe-mount and threaded accessories. The main cage element is comprised of a single piece of magnesium to provide the ultimate in strength
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Sound Devices Launches MixPre Series Audio Recorders

Sound Devices adds two new audio recorders called the MixPre and they look astounding. I can't wait to see these at NAB today — taking on the other small audio recorders, these look amazing (and I was talking to a young lady at an NAB party last night who's an audio tech who is really really excited about these!).

The MixPre Series by Sound Devices

Sound Devices Launches MixPre Series Audio Recorders, Bringing Hollywood Sound to the Mass Market

Via Sound Devices Press: Ultra-portable MixPre-3 & MixPre-6 feature USB audio streaming and the first-of-its-kind touchscreen – perfect for musicians,
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Syrp Ltd Announces Genie II, Magic Carpet Pro and Magic Carpet Carbon FibreTrack

New Zealand Company Syrp Ltd to announce Genie II, Magic Carpet Pro.

Via Syrp Press: Since the successful launch of the company in 2012 with its initial offering, the Genie, Syrp Ltd has continued to impress the market with its flexible approach to motion control. Exceptionally popular, the Genie changed the way filmmakers told their stories. This year Syrp is bringing you the next level of this game changing device alongside an all new professional level slider to support full sized video rigs. The Genie II and Magic Carpet Pro are aimed at providing precise, professional motion to independent film-makers
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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-25: Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Prime Lenses, DaVinci Resolve 14, Teradek On Set Monitoring, Flash Photography for Beginners, NAB 2017 Special Deals

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The Zacuto Control Grips: Zoom, Iris, EVF & Camera Control at Your Fingertips

Zacuto Control Grips

Via Zacuto: Zoom, Iris, EVF & Camera Control at Your Fingertips The Zacuto Control Grips relocates camera, lens and EVF control to a comfortable, convenient handgrip, all controlled by a slim, powerful backpack. Designed to streamline shoulder mounted rigs. The Backpack and Control Grip can combine with Z-Motors and our E-Drive follow focus to create your ideal universal camera and lens control system. The Control Grips are the final piece of the Next Gen Recoil puzzle. We create our balanced Recoil rigs by moving the balance point directly over your shoulder. This enables you to carry
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Matthews Studio Equipment Announces That Their Revolutionary New MyWay Rigging System at NAB 2017

MyWay Grip

MyWay Grip is the world’s first interchangeable rigging system. The two-part design uses industry standard pin and receiver attachments that lock into a patented connection mount on a wide variety of plates and clamps.

Matthews to Introduce Revolutionary MYWay Rigging System at NAB 2017

Via Press Release: Burbank, CA. Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry announces that their revolutionary new MyWay Rigging System at NAB 2017 – Booth C5437. It’s a Lighter Way, A Faster Way – for almost limitless grip support options. “Today
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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-24: Panasonic GH5 Firmware and new Cine Camera, Sony F5 and F55 Firmware Update, Landscape and Portrait Photography, Canon EOS 1D C Deal

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For a limited time only (4/20- 5/31) and while supplies last, Libec Sales of America is now offering a couple of great bundles on Shopify for U.S. residents

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Teradek Announces 4K HEVC (H.265) Cube Encoders & Decoders

Teradek Announces 4K HEVC (H.265) Cube Encoders & Decoders

Greater encoding performance, better bandwidth utilization, and incredibly power efficient: our new line of HD and UHD H.265 codecs will bring your digital video workflow into the future.

Announcing a New Line of HEVC Cubes, Slices, and T-Rax cards

The award-winning line of Cube encoders is getting a major upgrade for NAB 2017. For the first time ever, Cube will be available with both HEVC (H.265) and AVC (H.264) compression and your choice of HD (1080) or UHD (4K) resolution support. Housed in the same ultra-portable Cube
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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-22: DIY Lighting, Creating Separation with Light, Take Better Photos, Sony NPA-MQZ1K – The Battery Adapter, The Best Two-Handed iPhone Gimbal, GoPro Fusion

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Canon Log Feature Upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV – Not What The Rumors Said – But Still Valuable!

Well, sometimes when we post rumors, they don't turn out quite like we'd hoped… and when we posted the rumor from my friend at CanonRumors about the firmware update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV having a better crop factor in 4k, well it turned out to be wrong and I apologize for contributing to the hopes and excitement. Canon yesterday announced the firmware upgrade and it includes Canon Log (or C-Log), but that's it. And it not only is a paid upgrade ($99) but it requires your camera to make a trip to Canon for the installation (it
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dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-21: The New Sony A9, Ad Shot with a Robot, Dragging the Shutter, Change Portrait Perspective Using Your Feet, Convergent Design NAB Sale, SmallHD Discounts, Canon Log Upgrade and COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm

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The Sony a9 Opinions: DSLR Killer? Best Sports/Wildlife Camera Ever Made?

Of course there is a LOT of attention on the Sony A9 announcement from yesterday (see our announcement post with all the videos etc)… but what are the prevailing opinions? (Note, “DSLR killer” is not my phrase of choice here, but it is being thrown around – I still hate that there's really some “war” going on between DSLR and Mirrorless – they're both still essentially the same thing.) Frankly, based on what I'm reading/seeing/hearing, this is a freaking cool camera that launches Sony to the front of the overall camera market. The good news is that tho the
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The New Sony A9 Announced Today – Phenomenal Sensor And 20fps Silent Shooting For Sports/Nature/Fun Shooting!

Sony's just announced a new phenomenal Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera and this is the planet5D Wrap-up of all the news we could find… one big post! Pre-order @ B&H: Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera Main features:

dailyPlanet5D News 2017-04-19: Canon Wins at TIPA Awards, Starlight X27, Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10, First GH5 Firmware Update, Bokeh with Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Lens

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