Canon Headquarters Exhibit Preparation and Showroom Video (Podcast 615)

After three months of running at full speed, last week I needed a rest. Not being one for just sitting down and doing nothing, I changed gears and gave myself a week to make some background music for a video I’d put together to show some of the large format prints emerging from the printer, the work involved in setting up the gallery space, and a sneak peek at Canon’s exclusive showroom and museum space in their headquarters.
This week’s audio podcast is primarily to tell you that the video is ready to watch and provide a gallery of the
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NAB 2018: MEVO 4K Camera – Livestream Like A Pro

At NAB 2018: Vimeo came to the convention to show off a new little camera called the MEVO which is capable of some very astonishing features when paired with their app. This is all about live video streaming in Full HD 1080p to supported platforms or record in stunning 4K to a Micro SD card. Think of a three-camera production out of one single small 4K camera called the MEVO. One can use their smartphone or tablet to choose shots to cut to during their live stream or they can let the app figure out the edits on its own. This is one
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NAB 2018: The Sony VENICE Full-Frame Camera

At NAB 2018 I got an opportunity to talk to Sony about the Sony VENICE. The day before I, like many NAB attendees took a deep look at the camera to see what the image is like and what to expect out of Sony’s new Flagship camera.

The Full-Frame Sensor and Wide-Range of Lens Options

VENICEVENICE comes with a newly developed 36x24mm Full Frame sensor to meet the ever-growing sensor size camera market. What’s great about this sensor though is its flexibility. The 36x24mm Full Frame is just one way, or size the sensor can shoot. The new Full Frame

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Canon Shows Off the Power of Their New 120MXS 120MP CMOS Sensor

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120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

The 120MXS is an ultra-high resolution CMOS sensor with 13280 x 9184 effective pixels(approx. 60x the resolution of Full HD). It has a size equivalent to APS-H (29.22mm x 20.20mm), and a square pixel arrangement of 2.2µm x 2.2µm with 122 million effective pixels. Ultra-high-resolution is made possible by parallel signal processing, which reads signals at high speed from multiple pixels. All pixel progressive reading of 9.4fps is made possible by 28 digital signal output channels. It is available in RGB or with twice the sensitivity, in monochrome

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RigWheels Introduces Its New Collection of Versatile Camera Dolly, Camera Slider and Camera Mounting Tools

RigWheelsRigWheels has lined up its new collection of versatile camera dolly, camera slider and camera mounting tools to help HDSLR users.

The Cloud Mount – Slingshot

The Cloud Mount Slingshot builds on the incredible versatility of the Cloud Mount system by adding a configuration tailored for underslinging your camera/gimbal combination. The new elastic suspension components provide excellent vibration isolation performance for more demanding applications while maintaining the simplicity and practicality that RigWheels in known for.
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Redrock Micro’s New MōVI Commander is the Mobile Multi-Function Controller We’ve Been Waiting For

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Redrock Micro's New MōVI Commander is the Mobile Multi-Function Controller We've Been Waiting For

Wireless controller offers professional focus/iris/zoom and gimbal controls, is attractively priced, and functions outside Freefly gimbals Dallas, TX and Hollywood, CA – Redrock Micro today announced the MōVI Commander – a new multi-function mobile controller for Freefly MōVI Pro/XL that delivers remote focus/iris/zoom and gimbal control, operates when not connected to the MōVI gimbal, and is attractively priced. The MōVI Commander is on display beginning today in the Redrock Micro booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas. Redrock Micro MōVI Commander Professional and Precise wireless
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World Class Camera Stabilizers Company, Glidecam Industries, Inc. Announces the Glidecam HD-PRO

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Glidecam Industries, Inc. Announces the Glidecam HD-PRO

Via Glidecam Industries, Inc Press:
With twenty five years in the making, the Glidecam HD-PRO represents the most affordable, full featured, hand-held camera stabilizer Glidecam has ever offered. Machined out of experience, and forged with the operator in mind, the Glidecam HD-PRO once again delivers the state-of-the-art sophistication and design that Glidecam is famous for. The Glidecam HD-PRO's all-new, and meticulously designed, features combine the best components of our popular Glidecam HD-Series with some of the high-end professional features normally found exclusively on the camera sleds of our more elaborate body-mounted systems.
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Atomos Announces Support for ProRes RAW

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Atomos is excited to announce support for ProRes RAW, a new format from Apple that combines the incredible performance of ProRes with the flexibility of RAW video. Witness the stunning images that ProRes RAW and Atomos can unlock in this creative visual piece from director Yoav Lester and cinematographer Matt Wood, which shows a journey from raw beginnings through to beautifully crafted finished works. It was shot entirely in Apple ProRes RAW using the Atomos Shogun Inferno HDR monitor/recorder direct from a combination of popular cinema cameras, all blended seamlessly together – the Panasonic EVA1, Canon C300mkII and Sony
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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: The ONE Thing (Aside from All The Other Things)

Blackmagic DesignYou know we love Hugh Brownstone and he's put a very good perspective on the just announced Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k. I'm at NAB but I haven't yet made it over to the BMC booth (darn them for being in the South Hall – long walk!) but this is about the only thing people are talking about that is really ‘new.' But the perspectives are interesting… some think it is really cool and some don't. Of course, some are wary of delivery schedules and things BlackMagic has been burned by (bad pun if you know what Continue reading "Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: The ONE Thing (Aside from All The Other Things)"

DitoGear Announces FREE SHIPPING to Any Location!

DitoGearDitoGear announces FREE SHIPPING to any location! Buy your desired DitoGear equipment and pay nothing for shipping. Enjoy only for limited time! Choose from among their products: Recommended Products:
ditogear The offer is valid till Sunday, April 22 for economy shipping. Minimum order value: $500. To enjoy the offer, use the voucher SHIPFREE0418 on checkout at ditogear.com/store.
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Win an ALL-EXPENSES-PAID, YEAR LONG JOB at RØDE HQ in Sydney, Australia!

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Win an ALL-EXPENSES-PAID, YEAR LONG JOB at RØDE HQ in Sydney, Australia!

Via RØDE Press:
My RØDE Reel has launched! To celebrate its 5th year, not only is there $1 MILLION worth of prizes to be won and 30 CATEGORIES to enter, but we’re also introducing a new category: The Pitch. Enter for the chance to win a year-long, all-expenses-paid job as a Video Content Producer at RØDE HQ in Sydney Australia! Give us your best Pitch! Check out the video below to find out more.
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Why Bad Photographers Think They’re Good

Did you know that the worse you are at photography, the more likely it is that you think you’re great at it? It’s a cognitive bias in psychology called the Dunning–Kruger effect. Here’s an inspiring 9-minute video by photographer Jamie Windsor on how you can avoid falling into this common mental trap and actually become a better photographer. In their 1999 study, social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger found that people who have virtually no skill in something often rate themselves as near experts because they simply don’t understand how much they actually still have to learn. “If you’re
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Redrock Micro’s new DigiBoom Aims to Energize Location Shots, Breaking News, and Sports Footage

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Redrock Micro's new DigiBoom Aims to Energize Location Shots, Breaking News, and Sports Footage

Redrock Micro Press: New Hybrid Camera Rig from Redrock Micro and Disney ABC Television Group/ Disney Research Merges Best of Gimbal, Jib, Drone, and Handheld to Achieve Cinematic Moves and Impossible Camera Angles
Dallas, TX and Hollywood, CA – Redrock Micro in collaboration with Disney/ ABC Television Group and Disney Research today announced DigiBoom® – a new gimbal-stabilized camera rig that merges the best of jib, gimbal, Steadicam®, drone, and handheld into a single highly mobile platform. DigiBoom is on display beginning today in the Redrock
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Teradek Announces VidiU Go: A Bonded Cellular HEVC Live Streaming Solution

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Teradek Announces VidiU Go: A Bonded Cellular HEVC Live Streaming Solution

Via Teradek Press:
New for NAB 2018, the popular VidiU series of live streaming encoders is getting its first new addition in several years: VidiU Go. Built on Teradek’s venerable Cube HEVC platform, VidiU Go streams to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and any other online video platform in pristine 1080p60 video quality. VidiU Go begins shipping May 2018 for $1490. VidiU Go is a live streaming encoder for businesses, freelancers, and enthusiasts seeking the cutting edge of broadcast technology. With H.264 and HEVC built-in, the Go gives you
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RED Gemini Real World Test “iPhone Only” ;)

So – what does the #Gemini look like at high ISO in the wild?
i.e. in “real world” use – vs a studio test? That’s likely what every RED Digital Cinema​ user, filmmaker and DP is asking right now, especially a few days before #NAB2018 I too was curious … so much so that I took the fresh off the assembly line body with me to Sedona, AZ and the Grand Canyon during spring break with the kids… and natch: I put everyone to work. (Thanks to Bruce Dorn​ for being such a wonderful champ, guide, model!) In
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Teradek Announces Bolt XT and LT Zero-Delay Wireless Video Systems

Teradek BoltTeradek continues to rock the wireless world with 2 announcements, the Teradek Bolt XT and Bolt LT.

Teradek Announces Bolt XT and LT Zero-Delay Wireless Video Systems

Via Teradek Press:
New for NAB 2018, the venerable Teradek Bolt is receiving a massive upgrade with two new lines of zero-delay wireless video systems. Completely reimagined, the new Bolt XT and LT demonstrate a union of form and function, their elegant design incorporating useful features like pass-through battery plates, an integrated NATO rail, dual SDI outputs, and backward compatibility. Bolt XT and LT will begin shipping May 2018.

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The All New Frame.io is Coming

We've been watching Frame.io for quite a while and it is very exciting to see how they've grown. I'm looking forward to seeing them at NAB next week. Are you using Frame.io? Are you excited to see these changes?

The All New Frame.io is Coming

Excited to share our biggest update EVER. Take a sneak peek at the all new Frame.io coming later this summer. Sign up to get access before everyone else. bit.ly/2upDsRF 1 year in the making. Shoutout to all the talented engineers at Frame.io who have literally rebuilt this application from Continue reading "The All New Frame.io is Coming"

MY RØDE REEL 2018 Is HERE with $1 Million in Prizes!

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My RØDE Reel 2018 is Now Open – $1 Million in Prizes, 5th Big Year

Via RØDE Microphones: April 1st, 2018 Australian pro audio brand RØDE Microphones is thrilled to announce the return of My RØDE Reel, the world’s largest short film competition. Now in its 5th year, the global competition is back with even more incredible prizes and opportunities offering a whopping $1 MILLION PRIZE POOL and 30 CATEGORIES to enter. ANYONE CAN ENTER
This year boasts 30 categories, both budding and professional filmmakers are encouraged to enter. You can shoot your entry on any kind of camera,
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Guy Plays with Matches, Creates Something Spectacular

matchesOk, this isn't anything cinematic, or heck, really much of anything camera related (other than he managed to film the event in slow motion which is freaking cool). But I found it fascinating and wanted to share. Maybe you'll find it interesting too! Of course, the father and old man in me wonders if he had a fire extinguisher handy or worried at all about burning down the trees around his house. And what about all that time spent building the thing… and the glue? Wow, that's dedication. The slow motion at the end where the flames have mostly gone
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