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&HPRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
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
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.
A solution extremely portable, managed directly from your mobile phone or tablet, with a variety of new features:
Motion Control Ready for Multi-axis
Compact and Smart Wireless Solution
Easy Switch from Manual to Motorized totally tool-less
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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