AXRTEC is one of the latest line of LED lighting offered by Dracast, and right now the new 1040BV Bi-Color Panel is available at a nice 45% OFF SALE through B&H for the next 24 hours. The product video below gives you a little more information about the new AXRTEC AXR-A-1040BV LED Panels. At just 13 x 8 inches and just 2″ thick, the AXRTEC AXR-A-1040BV panel is small but packs a lot of desired features. V-Mount plate for hours of run time (no small sony NPF batteries), DMX controls, Bi-Color temp adjustable, Yoke mount, and wireless controls. Deal started at 9pm (1/26/17) and the 45% OFF SALE runs for the next 24 hours (or while supplies last). You can find the new Dracast AXRTEC LED Light Panels on sale (here).
AXRTEC 1040BV Bi-Color LED Light by Dracast
Continue reading "History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F First Impressions Review"
Olympus has announced the revival of its classic 1960s half-frame film camera in digital form – the 20MP PEN-F. The first digital PEN to feature a built-in viewfinder, it offers an impressive 2.36 Million-dot OLED panel. The PEN-F also boasts a fully articulating 1.04 Million-dot 3" LCD. The E-M5 II's 5-axis image stabilization is also included with a claimed benefit of 5 stops, and full 1080 HD video is offered at 60p. Taking its design cues straight from the middle of the 20th Century, the PEN-F includes plenty of manual control points including a locking mode dial, exposure compensation dial and a front-mounted Creative mode dial housing direct access to color and Art Filter modes. A hotshoe flash is included in the box, and a number of stylish accessories will be available for separate purchase. The Olympus PEN-F will be available in March for Continue reading "Olympus PEN-F revives 1960s rangefinder-style design with 20MP sensor, built-in EVF"
The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F
The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F
The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Specifications
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color Continue reading "Olympus reveals faux-leather-wrapped limited edition E-M10 II"|
RED announced earlier today that all of their DSMC2 cameras will be getting Avid DNxHD and DNxHR codec support. Their new body type, DSMC2, includes the WEAPON, SCARLET-W, and RAVEN cameras, all of which share similarities in construction and accessories, and already have support for recording RED RAW and Apple ProRes at the same time. This new firmware update will mirror that support, allowing you to shoot both RAW and one of these compressed Avid codecs simultaneously. Here's more from the press release: < p class="indent1"> Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD are renowned for their ability to reduce storage and bandwidth requirements, and Avid DNxHD has been accepted by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as the foundation format for the VC-3 standard. Additionally, they offer seamless direct-to-edit experiences for professionals looking to keep the highest image quality Continue reading "RED WEAPON, SCARLET-W, & RAVEN Cameras Will Get Avid DNxHD/DNxHR Support"
Convergent Design's 7Q+ is on sale for a limited time, and now they've got a new firmware update that doubles down on all sorts of features for the 7Q, 7Q+, and Apollo monitor/recorders. Dual 4K and Quad 1080p 60fps require the Apollo option on the 7Q and 7Q+, but other features like 60fps at 4K and 6G-SDI will work without the Apollo license (6G-SDI will not work on the standard 7Q, however). Here's more from Convergent Design on the 2016.1 firmware update: The dual and quad recording options are pretty simple, and 4K at 60fps is self-explanatory, but here's more on what 6G-SDI means for the recorders: Read More
There are tons of reasons to make a film, but there are even more reasons to abandon it all, sell your camera, and accept that job as an accountant. Okay, there's nothing wrong with being an accountant -- they do important work -- but if your passion is to make films, you should probably stick with your gut, heart, or whatever it is that drives you, and make those films. The rub here, though, is that there are a bunch of things that can bring you down and take away your motivation to do it: no money, no skills, no audience, no blah, blah, blah. But Darious Britt has once again provided you with some excellent advice on how to get (re)motivated and reignite your passion to make those movin' pictures. Check out his video below: Continue reading "Filmmaking’s No Cake Walk. Here Are 5 Ways to Keep Yourself Creatively Motivated"
Chris Potter is a friend of PVC who has told us how to do everything from sending better video project pitches faster to using UDP-based transfer protocols to speed file delivery. Recently though, he's been busy with his work as the co-founder of Screenlight, a tool designed to help professionals review videos with their teams and clients so that they can make better videos faster.
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The potential for filming with drones is nearly limitless. What’s more is the potential economic impact drones have. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) projects the integration of drones into national airspace will be in the neighborhood of $13.6 billion the first three years while creating more than 70,000 new jobs. There’s no doubt the possibilities of drones are endless, but there’s just one problem. They’re not permitted, or more precisely, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) limits their commercial use in the national airspace. While many industry pros criticize how drone regulations differ for hobbyists and those operating for commercial applications, it’s important to understand that the FAA is holding true to its mission of protecting the safety of the American people in the air and on the ground.
Adobe launched a new YouTube series through their Lightroom channel to give Lightroom users some extra tips on features they may not have come across yet. While some highlighted features such as viewing masking for the sharpening tool are a little better known, others are more tucked away and might come as a surprise, like this feature that allows you to update the overall effect of a local adjustment with multiple sliders in effect. [ Read More ]
Getty Images is a business. Businesses make money, do deals, and increase shareholder value, or they go out of business. Also: choosing to be smug affects people’s perceptions about your business.
Remember Melissa Click? She’s the University of Missouri professor who sparked an outcry after being filmed confronting photojournalists and calling for “muscle” to remove them from a public area during an on-campus protest in November 2015. Well, Click was charged with assault yesterday for her actions. After the initial controversy subsided, the story took a curious turn and became a public battle between state lawmakers and the faculty of the university. Over 100 Missouri lawmakers signed an open letter earlier this month that called for Click’s immediate firing. “[Click] displayed such a complete disregard for the First Amendment rights of reporters should be enough to question her competency and aptitude for her job,” the lawmakers wrote. In response, over 100 faculty members at Mizzou signed and published an open letter in support of click. “We believe that Click has been wronged in the media by those who have attacked her
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Photojournalism is having a bad year in Canada. There have been a number of major layoffs and murmurings of layoffs that has some people calling photojournalists “an endangered species.” Photographer Jimmy Jeong, the chair of freelance photography for the News Photographers Association of Canada, reported last week that there were at least 13 photographers laid off across the country in just that day:
There has also been a major labor dispute going on at The Chronicle Herald, the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada, which has been saying that it plans to lay off its staff photographers. The Halifax Typographical Union, which represents the paper’s newsroom, posted a “21,000-word response” to the paper on Twitter (“a
Sad day for Canadian photojournalism with lay-offs across the country. So far 6 photographers in Calgary and 7 in Edmonton let go.— Jimmy Jeong (@JimmyShootz) January 20, 2016
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If you reference camera sensor ratings published by DxOMark, you may have noticed that the France-based company doesn’t test Fujifilm cameras. It’s surprising, given that Fujifilm sensors have been praised by many reviewers in recent years. No, DxOMark doesn’t have anything against Fujifilm, and no, it’s not something fishy going on behind the scenes. The reason is simple: DxOMark isn’t currently able to properly test X-Trans sensors. If you look at the DxOMark database, you’ll see that the last Fujifilm camera they reviewed was the Fujifilm XF1 in 2012. That’s the year Fujifilm launched its new X-Trans sensor technology in the X-Pro1, and X-Trans sensors have appeared in Fuji X-Series cameras ever since. Fuji X-Trans CMOS sensors differ from traditional Bayer sensors in the way that the red, green, and blue color pixels are arranged on the sensor. Instead of the standard Bayer layout, Fujifilm X-Trans uses “a
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I know a lot of people have switched to smaller camera bodies like the Sony A7 series or Panasonic GH4. But what those cameras lack is a simple XLR audio input with Phantom Power to support high quality mics. If you’re looking to add this feature to your camera without a big price tag or bulky accessory the Fostex AR501 Mic Preamplifier is currently on sale – cheapest price you’ll find anywhere. Normally listed for over
$349 dollars, you can now get it for Just $79 (very limited supply and only for a limited time at this price).
It’s not quite as full featured as other preamps (no headphone out, etc) but at this price it should do the job quite well adding the much needed XLR and 48V Phantom Power to your tiny camera setup. That’s seriously even cheaper than trying to use a Zoom H1 as a
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