Adding C-Log to Canon 5D MkIV: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017, Canon showed off C-Log for their 5D Mark IV DSLR. Now, this is a paid update to the Canon 5D Mark IV with a cost of $99.00. Owners will also need to send in their Canon 5D Mark IV to the manufacturer to install the update. For my dynamic range, around 12 stops, this seems like not a huge ordeal. In my opinion, it’s cool to see Canon put a feature in the 5D Mark IV that was originally in a much more expensive video camera. In the video below, Canon takes the time to show
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Blueshape Reveals Rugged Powerstation: NAB 2017

Combine the power of four different Blueshape batteries to power all your accessories. The new Rugged Powerstation by Blueshape gives production people the option to use batteries for some of their larger pull electronics or to charge four batteries at once. The new Rugged Powerstation can power your devices on set from 14v, 24v, 48v and up to 560W. This includes powering the energy-hungry Arri Skypanel LED.

About Blueshape

Blueshape was launched internationally in 2004. The initial product range simply consisted of battery products, resulting from the fact that the Blueshape manufacturers were authentic battery makers with several years of
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Blueshape Shows Off Granite Mini Batteries: NAB 2017 Video

Blueshape showed off their new Granite Mini batteries. These new Granite Mini batteries come in two different sizes. 95Wh and 140Wh, but what is special about these Granite Mini batteries is not so much how they power your camera and lights, but how to monitor them while you’re shooting. These Granite Mini batteries are wifi enabled meaning a camera assistant or shooter can monitor how a battery is doing, how much charge is left, and how the battery cell is performing from their smartphone.

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Quasar Science Shows Off 2×2 F50 LED Lights: NAB 2017

At NAB 2017, Quasar Science showed off their new edge-lit 2×2 LED panel the F50. This light has a high CRI at 95 and can change color from 3200 to 5600. The F50 is fully dimmable and can be used with an egg crate to control any of the spill light coming from the F50. The F50 comes in both 2×2 and 2×4 and are lightweight. F50 The post Quasar Science Shows Off 2×2 F50 LED Lights: NAB 2017 appeared first on ProVideo Coalition.

Quasar Science Shows Off LED Filament Bulbs: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017, Quasar Science showed off their Starline and A-Series filament bulbs. These are like your standard light bulb, but come with a 95 CRI rating, fully dimmable LED, and come in three different color temperatures: 2000, 3000, and 5600 Kelvin. All of these bulbs have a price falling around $20. Quasar Science wants these bulbs to be affordable and considering their combined 100 years of experience on set it looks like this team knows what they are talking about. Quasar Quasar The post Quasar Science Shows Off LED Filament Bulbs: NAB 2017 Video appeared first on ProVideo Coalition.

SmallHD Announces New Focus 5″ Monitor: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017 SmallHD announced their new Focus 5 inch, on-camera monitor. This new monitor is daylight viewable with 800nit of brightness, has a touch screen, and its battery power source can be directed to a mirrorless or DSLR camera. Considering the Focus 5 inch monitor only draws 6 watts of power the Sony battery should last a good length time. Focus Focus The post SmallHD Announces New Focus 5″ Monitor: NAB 2017 Video appeared first on ProVideo Coalition.

Bold Bags Introduces A New Bag: NAB 2017 Video

The BOLD Bag is a lighter than a Pelican 1510 soft camera case with an extremely rigid exoskeleton made from military grade materials. Think lighter and nearly as tough as any other case out there. Inside the bag, it’s open format. All the dividers have velcro on their ends and can move into different positions. On the outside of the bag, you can find places to expand the bag by adding an extension to fit the custom set-up you need.

Who Are Bold Bags

Their mission is to craft the strongest and most practical gear transport and protection products possible to serve
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NAB 2017: Musings on Miracles

Behold: a miracle. This is my well-worn Sony EA50-U camera.  It’s a APS-C chip with an Alpha/E-mount, and I have used and tortured it horribly.         That picture was shot in the NAB press room, at the end of my three days of shooting for PVC.  Let’s have a look into the viewfinder, shall we? In the upper-left corner you’ll notice the battery indicator at 100%.  In the upper-right corner you’ll notice that I have 266 minutes of recording left on my 64Gb chip.  Again, this picture was taken after three days of shooting for the dozen
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DJI announces DJI Googles

DJI announces DJI Googles The promise of a fun an immersive flying experience for drone operators comes with the DJI Googles, which are not just a leisure accessory but a tool for better photography and video. DJI Goggles combines a pair of large ultra-high-quality screens, long-range and low-latency wireless connectivity, and direct control of photo and video capture. Operators using a Mavic Pro or Phantom 4 series drone can also access many intelligent flight features using a touchpad on the side of the visor. “DJI pilots deserve a first-person viewing experience with the same quality, power, and performance they have come to expect from
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DJI shows “100 megapixel drone” at NAB

DJI shows “100 megapixel drone” at NAB The “marriage” between DJI and Hasselblad continues to allow the creation of new solutions, as the unparalleled aerial imaging package for cinema announced at NAB 2017. The rumors are, after all, confirmed. DJI has a “100 megapixel drone”, as some say, ready to fly. The M600/Ronin-MX/H6D-100c platform is on display through April 27 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, in DJI booth #C2807 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The combination will be released in the third quarter of 2017 at a price to be announced later. The introduction of the first 100-megapixel integrated
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NAB 2017: Unity Intercom

For all of the emphasis on portable multi-cam field production at NAB 2017, it’s astounding how many people just never think about two of the most important pieces of the equation – intercom and tally lights.  Unity Intercom has a refreshing new take on this essential task. The post NAB 2017: Unity Intercom appeared first on ProVideo Coalition.

Sigma Announces New Lenses and Prices: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017 Sigma announced two new lenses to their brand new Cine Lenses line-up of cinema style lenses. The 14mm T2.0 and the 135mm T2.0. These two new lenses mean the entire Sigma Prime Cine Lens line-up numbers seven covering focal lengths from 14mm up to 135mm. One last piece of information before you watch the video… Sigma finally announced the prices for their Prime Cine Lenses. These lenses are priced at $3,500 each with Sigma looking at bundled pricing soon. $3,500 is a nice affordable price for a single lens, but I really wonder what kind
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Panasonic’s Secret Surprise Camera: NAB 2017 Video

This is not an official announcement. At least this is the feeling Panasonic is projecting at NAB 2017 with their new mystery camera hiding under a veil. So much drama! Is it too much drama? Maybe melodramatic? Who knows. See what Panasonic is saying… er not saying about their new camera.

Panasonic’s Missing Link

Panasonic has the VariCam LT which is a wonderful camera if not a little expensive for some owner/operators. Then Panasonic has the GH5 a mirrorless Micro 4/3 camera which is becoming very popular and is very affordable. Now, Panasonic has no camera in the mid-range.  Nothing.
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Bluetooth For Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro: NAB 2017 Video

AT NAB 2017, Blackmagic announced all URSA Mini Pro cameras feature built-in Bluetooth, but it hasn’t been enabled until now. The built-in Bluetooth allows shooters to send/receive commands from up to 30 feet away. To make the new Bluetooth support even more flexible, Blackmagic Design has developed a new open protocol and is publishing a developer API, along with sample code, for customers that wish to build their own camera control solutions. With a fully open API and developer support for URSA Mini Pro Bluetooth, owner/operators can go beyond the basic idea of the app. They can also build an iPad
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In-depth at NAB: Katsunori Yamanouchi Spearheads the Transformation of Sony into a Solution and Business Provider

Katsunori Yamanouchi, Deputy President of Sony Professional Solutions, Americas
After serving for four years as the president of Sony Europe, Katsunori Yamanouchi finds himself in a unique position as the newly installed deputy president of Sony Professional Solutions, Americas. Mr. Yamanouchi is tasked with changing the perception of what Sony is as a company as well as what kind of products and offerings they’re able to provide their customers. With almost 30 years at Sony, all of them on the professional side, it’s a task he is uniquely qualified to handle. We’ve previously explored the details around topics like the
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Samyang: new Cine 16mm T2.6 for full frame sensors

Samyang: new Cine 16mm T2.6 for full frame sensors The XEEN family of cinema lenses is the high-end line from Samyang, but the company also keeps another line, where this new Samyang VDSLR 16mm T2.6 ED AS UMC fits. With this new model, the Cine segment offers a total of 19 lenses – 10 of them for full frame – , ranging from the Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fish-eye for Micro Four Thirds sensors to the Samyang Optics 135mm T2.2 VDSLR ED UMC for full frame sensor sizes. Samyang Cine lenses are available for different mounts, sensor sizes and camera types, from mirrorless to
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JVC GY-LS300 adds 4:2:2 internal 4K recording

At NAB 2017, JVC Professional Video just announced the free version 4.0 firmware upgrade for its GY-LS300CH 4KCAM Super 35mm handheld camcorder. This update increases color resolution to 4:2:2 in 4K mode recording and expands 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) output to include 59.94p and 50p. JVC is demonstrating the new capabilities at its booth C4315, from April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. There are many technical details related to this upgrade that I’ll cover ahead. As I have covered in past articles, despite some innocent misinformation published on some dealer websites, the GY-LS300 (Amazon link Continue reading "JVC GY-LS300 adds 4:2:2 internal 4K recording"