Discount on Vaxis 800+ DFS Wireless Video System

If you're looking for a solid wireless video kit, there's a discount on the new Vaxis Thor system. Especially if you're working with a professional camera that requires SDI intputs. Here's a couple of videos about the Vaxis Thor Wireless Video product. Key Features
1. Wirelessly transmit visually lossless 1080p60 Video/Audio
  1. Distance: up to 200-250 meters.
  2. TX: SDI In & SDI Out
    RX: SDI Out x1, HDMI Out x1
  3. Support HDMI & SDI embedded audio transmission.
  4. TX with 2 stick antennas, RX with 3 stick antennas.
  5. Power solution:
    A. TX with Sony NP-970 plate, RX
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The Luxli Timpani is a Versatile 1×1 RGBAW LED Panel

One of the items i've made a habit of bringing to my projects are RGB LED Lights. You never know when a splash of color could add something different to an otherwise plain video clip. The Timpani is one of the latest (and largest light) available from the Luxli company who specializes in RGB LED lighting. But instead of bringing a different set of lights for interviews, and a different set for accent lighting, the Timpani is all inclusive. So it keeps things simple when your packing for your next project. The Timpani carries very high CRI Ratings at any
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Syrp Magic Carpet Pro Slider with Integrated Flywheel

Syrp is a company well known for their motion control setups such as the Genie II and Magic Carpet slider. Their latest video slider the Magic Carpet 'Pro' has been designed to produce supremely smooth tracking moves with much heavier camera weights of up to 70lbs / 32kg. The new design incorporates tool-less set up with the added benefits of an integrated Flywheel, a patent-pending Quick Release System, and the ability to connect multiple Tracks together for longer tracking movements.
There are no loose parts that could potentially get lost during setups. No thumb knobs, no drive belts, etc. The
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Moza AirCross Gimbal Stabilizer Overview

Here's a look at one my favorite lightweight gimbals as of late, designed for popular small cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, GH5, GH5s, or even the Sony A6500. The Moza AirCross is lightweight, packs up small, but most importantly has performed flawlessly over the last several months on every project i've used it on. In fact a few of my friends who have tried this gimbal with their GH5 cameras have also opted to switch to the Moza AirCross. The Moza AirCross can support payloads of up to 4lbs which is enough for most mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras using
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Luxli Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light

Mark my words, 2018 is going to be all about RGB (multicolor) LED Video lighting. On this topic, here's an overview of a new set of portable RGBAW LED lights from Luxli called 'CELLO'. The CELLO is a new 10" light, and somewhat similar to the 5" VIOLA. If you haven't already seen my earlier video review on the VIOLA, you can see that video (here). While similar to the original VIOLA, the CELLO LED has a new feature for choosing Colored Gels through it's menu (or through smartphone app). This feature adds a new dimension for being able to
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Luxli Cello 10″ RGBAW LED Light

Mark my words, 2018 is going to be all about RGB (multicolor) LED Video lighting. On this topic, here's an overview of a new set of portable RGBAW LED lights from Luxli called 'CELLO'. The CELLO is a new 10" light, and somewhat similar to the 5" VIOLA. If you haven't already seen my earlier video review on the VIOLA, you can see that video (here). While similar to the original VIOLA, the CELLO LED has a new feature for choosing Colored Gels through it's menu (or through smartphone app). This feature adds a new dimension for being able to
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DJI Ronin-S Gimbal Available for Pre-Order


[Product Description]
The Ronin-S gives independent filmmakers the power to capture spontaneous moments with clarity, smoothness, and a refreshing perspective. SmoothTrack applies to all three axes. Hold down the front trigger to transition from Upright to Underslung Mode in one seamless movement with no gimbal framework obstruction. New Sport Mode allows you to capture fast-moving scenes instantly. The detachable, modular design of the Ronin-S makes it easy to fit inside a backpack on your travels. Thanks to the industry standard quick-release plate design, you can easily mount the camera onto the gimbal for tracking shots or on a tripod for
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9 Solutions Python Double Clamps to Hold Moza Gimbal on C-Stand Post

There's a specific shot I need to do where I first follow a subject and then jib up to reveal the landscape. I could do this with a drone, but i'm afraid the dirt path could kick up dust. So I thought to simply attach a gimbal at the end of a pole. Most people i've seen doing jib shots with a gimbal are using monopods or boom poles, but because I wanted to possibly get more height, I needed a much sturdier telescoping post. A post that won't flex, bend, or break.
Impact C-Stand
What I decided upon was
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9 Solutions Python Double Clamps to Hold Moza Gimbal on C-Stand Post

There's a specific shot I need to do where I first follow a subject and then jib up to reveal the landscape. I could do this with a drone, but i'm afraid the dirt path could kick up dust. So I thought to simply attach a gimbal at the end of a pole. Most people i've seen doing jib shots with a gimbal are using monopods or boom poles, but because I wanted to possibly get more height, I needed a much sturdier telescoping post. A post that won't flex, bend, or break.
Impact C-Stand
What I decided upon was
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Gen Energy Batteries Now Offer Short Proof Protection

Gen Energy V-Mount Batteries are quickly becoming a popular choice with it's innovative Shock Proof Design, and their latest version now offers 'Short Circuit Protection' or what they refer to as 'Short Proof'. Peep the video below for an intro on this new feature. Aside from just a robust build, Gen Energy Batteries are also known for many smart features built in that helps it retain a charge longer when not in use, or prevent excessive discharge that could damage batteries. Gen Energy batteries can also display proper percentage when used on cameras such as RED (some batteries
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Gen Energy Batteries Now Offer Short Proof Protection

Gen Energy V-Mount Batteries are quickly becoming a popular choice with it's innovative Shock Proof Design, and their latest version now offers 'Short Circuit Protection' or what they refer to as 'Short Proof'. Peep the video below for an intro on this new feature. Aside from just a robust build, Gen Energy Batteries are also known for many smart features built in that helps it retain a charge longer when not in use, or prevent excessive discharge that could damage batteries. Gen Energy batteries can also display proper percentage when used on cameras such as RED (some batteries
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Lowepro PhotoStream SP 200 Roller Bag

If you travel much with a carry-on case, then you'll appreciate an equipment bag that has 4 wheels as opposed to just two. I myself use the "Think Tank Airport Roller" (found here) quite often. LowePro has recently offered up a new Photostream SP 200 Roller Bag. The Photostream is a less expensive option if you're looking for a dedicated equipment case on 4 wheels that also works with carry-on size restrictions. Lowepro SP 200 Roller Overview
The PhotoStream SP 200 has exterior measurements of 13.8 x 8.8 x 21.7" and weighs 9.7 lb when empty,
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Lowepro PhotoStream SP 200 Roller Bag

If you travel much with a carry-on case, then you'll appreciate an equipment bag that has 4 wheels as opposed to just two. I myself use the "Think Tank Airport Roller" (found here) quite often. LowePro has recently offered up a new Photostream SP 200 Roller Bag. The Photostream is a less expensive option if you're looking for a dedicated equipment case on 4 wheels that also works with carry-on size restrictions. Lowepro SP 200 Roller Overview
The PhotoStream SP 200 has exterior measurements of 13.8 x 8.8 x 21.7" and weighs 9.7 lb when empty,
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Preorder the BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema 4K Camera

Undoubtedly one of the hottest topics at NAB2018, Blackmagic Design has finally released a new version of the Pocket Cinema Camera. It's a significant size different when compared to to the original, but it solves many of the issues of the previous design. The body now offers external buttons and dials that give you fast access to the most important functions. 13 stops of Dynamic Range and better low light performance with it's dual native ISO up to 25,600. 4K up to 60 frames RAW, and 120fps in HD (windowed). Images capture on the new Pocket Cinema 4K camera can
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Crystal 800 Wireless Video System Use your iPad or iPhone as Wireless Monitor

Here's a general overview of the new CAME-TV Crystal 800 Wireless Video Kit. Besides being rated for up to 800 meters, the stand out feature for this kit is that you can also use an iOS device such as an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad as a wireless video monitor displaying the feed from a remote camera.
While the long range and ability to monitor through an iOS device are appealing, the Crystal-800 is not meant to replace higher end units if you want to record high quality from the video stream. While the transmitted image comes in clear and
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Crystal 800 Wireless Video System Use your iPad or iPhone as Wireless Monitor

Here's a general overview of the new CAME-TV Crystal 800 Wireless Video Kit. Besides being rated for up to 800 meters, the stand out feature for this kit is that you can also use an iOS device such as an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad as a wireless video monitor displaying the feed from a remote camera.
While the long range and ability to monitor through an iOS device are appealing, the Crystal-800 is not meant to replace higher end units if you want to record high quality from the video stream. While the transmitted image comes in clear and
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Building My BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera Rig

I've shown a few different setups with my BMMCC Camera rig a few times, and so I've decided to throw up a breakdown of my BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera build. As you know, the Micro Cinema Camera doesn't even come with a screen. So you're unable to change any settings until you've added a monitor.
BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
For a monitor, I've chosen the BlackMagic Design Video Assist 5" LCD which also doubles as a ProRes Video Recorder. It's small, and I can simultaneously record RAW in camera while recording Prores to the BMVA. This is handy
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Building My BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera Rig

I've shown a few different setups with my BMMCC Camera rig a few times, and so I've decided to throw up a breakdown of my BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera build. As you know, the Micro Cinema Camera doesn't even come with a screen. So you're unable to change any settings until you've added a monitor.
BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
For a monitor, I've chosen the BlackMagic Design Video Assist 5" LCD which also doubles as a ProRes Video Recorder. It's small, and I can simultaneously record RAW in camera while recording Prores to the BMVA. This is handy
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Building My BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera Rig

I've shown a few different setups with my BMMCC Camera rig a few times, and so I've decided to throw up a breakdown of my BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera build. As you know, the Micro Cinema Camera doesn't even come with a screen. So you're unable to change any settings until you've added a monitor.
BlackMagic Design Micro Cinema Camera
For a monitor, I've chosen the BlackMagic Design Video Assist 5" LCD which also doubles as a ProRes Video Recorder. It's small, and I can simultaneously record RAW in camera while recording Prores to the BMVA. This is handy
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Rycote Super-Shield Kit Windshield Blimp for Shotgun Mics

My favorite shotgun microphone at the moment is the Azden SGM-250CX. It's a short shotgun mic with great sound, comes with it's own shock mount, an XLR Lead built in, and has a 1/4" thread for easy mounting. But because i've also been using it to boom outdoors, I wanted to build out a small Blimp (it's been very windy lately). So I decided to buy the Rycote Super-Shield Kit and purchased an extra small pod to get it exactly the way I wanted.
By starting with a short shotgun mic like the Azden SGM-250CX, and replacing the original
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Rycote Replacement Rear Pod Small Blimp
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