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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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.

Videoguys’ Video Desktop Storage Large enough for 450 Hours of HD Video

Looking for affordable desktop storage for storage-intensive multimedia files? In our video below we show you just how much you can do with 6TB of storage. 450 hours of HD Video, for starters… Watch our video below to find out more about this good-looking, fast, high-performing G-Technology’s G-DRIVE USB 3.0featuring a remarkably fast USB 3.0 interface. G-DRIVE USB 3.0 6TB is available at Videoguys.com for only $199.95, plus we offer FREE UPS ground shipping. It’s a great deal for enterprise-class external hard drive. Check out the video and get the drive here Continue reading "Videoguys’ Video Desktop Storage Large enough for 450 Hours of HD Video"

This Guy Made His Own 90mm f/2.8 Lens from Scratch

Plenty of photographers these days try their hands at making their own cameras, but Swedish photographer, inventor, and camera maker Mats Wernersson recently did something a little more unusual: he made his own 90mm f/2.8 lens from scratch. You can watch his build process in the 4-minute video above. The lens is based on a Petzval design that produces swirly bokeh in photos. Every single part of the lens was homemade except for the lens mount, aperture blades, and helicoid. One thing that Wernersson does have that most photographers don’t, however, is access to industrial equipment for making the
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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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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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All About Perspective: A Milky Way ‘Flightlapse’ from a Pilot’s POV

All About Perspective: A Milky Way 'Flightlapse' from a Pilot's POV The first time I landed in a foreign country at night was when I went to Costa Rica in 2009. I remember being wide awake for the last hour of the flight and looking out the window at the yellow spider webs of city lights as I descended over Central America. Seeing populated places from above at night was new to me; the patterns of the streets, the sprawl of the towns, the promise of life popping up at random amidst the calm of the surrounding darkness all made it one of the most exciting flights I'd ever taken. And Continue reading "All About Perspective: A Milky Way ‘Flightlapse’ from a Pilot’s POV"

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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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

Via Press Release:
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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Blackmagic Announces A Huge Update To DaVinci Resolve 14

Today Blackmagic Design announced a whole helluva lot of improvements to DaVinci Resolve 14. They are calling it the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update that has been designed to be more than an incremental software update, but a complete revolution in post production. I can say after seeing the updates Blackmagic may not be dishing any hyperbole on DaVinci Resolve 14.  Check out their video highlighting what is new, or keep reading. Blackmagic is hoping the new DaVinci Resolve 14 will shake up the separation of toolsets in post production and offer a new
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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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