If you want to move from HDD to SSD, consider a NVMe SSD as your best option. The addlink S70 SSD NVMe costs $120, less than some SATA SSDs, and is one of the fastest NVMe drives available.
Moving your data from an HDD to an SSD gives you a boost in speed that will make you wonder why you’ve not taken that decision earlier, because of the way your workflow changes. The next step is NVMe, which is even faster, but prices have kept many of us from moving into that fast lane. Now it is the time to
With the tools available today, almost anyone can shoot convincing footage of astronauts landing anywhere on the Universe: NVIDIA, Shutterstock and DJI show their versions of the Apollo 11 landing.
We’re now celebrating 50 years since Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins made it to the Moon, and many people continue to believe the Moon landing never was. I believe they are the same who say that the Earth is flat, that the climate change is a Chinese hoax and other nonsense that we listen to, every single day now. According to a poll from the 70s, the
The limited 907X Special Edition with which Hasselblad celebrates the company’s role in the historic Apollo 11 moon landing has a special commemorative anniversary text: “On the Moon Since 1969”.
Hasselblad proudly celebrates being the camera that documented the historic Moon landing with the introduction of the 907X Special Edition. The limited-edition kit includes the 907X camera body and CFV II 50C digital back, both in matte black. Reminiscent of the classic V System film magazine design, the modern CFV II 50C also works as a stand-alone digital back. Compatible with most V System cameras made from 1957 and onwards,
JVC has a promotion you may like: receive a FREE KA-MC100G media adapter and FREE 1TB SSD drive, a $675 retail value, for each new GY-HC500U, you purchase until September 30, 2019.
The GY-HC500 is a handheld 4K production camcorder that offers uncompromised live and recorded image quality, and connectivity you won’t find in any competitor’s product, says JVC. Shoot 4K ultra-HD with HDR and record to SSD or SDHC/SDXC media in a wide variety of formats. Ultra-HD ProRes 422 10-bit at 50/60p is possible when recording to SDD media, (SSD media requires optional KA-MC100G media adapter).
The new Ronin-SC is 41% lighter than the Ronin-S and can be taken apart to easily fit into backpacks and cases. It’s a portable and travel friendly solution designed to work with mirrorless cameras. The Apollo 11 crew would have loved this accessory.
Do we need another gimbal? Apparently we do, as DJI just announced its new solution, the Ronin-S Compact (SC), a single-handed 3-axis gimbal designed for popular mirrorless cameras. Using over a decade of experience creating aerial and handheld gimbals, the Ronin-SC offers a highly compact design, high-grade materials and advanced technology to open the world of creative
ARRI’s extremely compact, powerful M18 daylight lamphead has been used on film sets worldwide for the past ten years. A limited special anniversary edition available in August celebrates the anniversary.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the M18 daylight lamphead, the film technology company ARRI is offering a special edition of the fixture, limited to 500 units. The lampheads, printed with the anniversary logo on the housing, will be ready for shipment starting in August. Get your now, if you want to have a collection item that is also a key tool for lighting movies.
You’ve seen the movies, the documentaries, the interviews. Now its time to go: grab your headset and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic lunar landing, by stepping into Neil Armstrong shoes.
July 20 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic lunar landing, and thanks to Virtual Reality you can relive humanity’s first steps on the Moon, with Apollo 11 VR HD: First Steps. It’s an experience that will give you a unique perspective of the whole adventure, and a better understanding of the uniqueness of VR as a tool to tell stories.
The new Sony Alpha 7R IV comes with professional 4K movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode, S-Log3, HDR workflow support and more.
Well, here is the new camera from Sony, and it just shows that the megapixel race continues alive and kicking, as this is the world’s first 61.0 MP back-illuminated full-frame image sensor. It’s a photographers dream if you want BIG images, but it’s also a videographers tool, and it makes sense to start with the filmmaking features of this new model.
Fire, explosions, glass shattering, 4K lens flares, essential transition and much mnore are now available to buy, online, from the new curated collection from Shutterstock: meet Elements!
Shutterstock continues to expand its offer in terms of footage, now with something completely different but equally important for filmmakers: Shutterstock Elements. Over 3,000 elements captured on cinema-grade cameras and lenses have been added to the site, including transitions, lens flares, VFX (visual effects), video kits, film overlays, HUD (head-up display) and UI (user interface) elements. Compatible with all major video editing programs, Elements also includes detailed tutorials on how to optimize effects.
The luminous 25 to 400mm zoom lens (equivalent to 35mm) f/2.8–4 ASPH on the new Leica V-Lux 5 makes it ideal to capture photo and video in low ambient light. Leica says it’s a superzoom camera for explorers.
The Leica V-Lux 5 is a photography camera, but it also does video, and it makes sense to start with the moving images, here at Provideo Coalition. The camera can capture video starting at 3840 x 2160 4K/30p: 100 Mbit/s all the way down to 1280 x 720 HD/25p: 10 Mbit/s. It does 3840 x 2160 4K/24p: 100 Mbit/s, just in
Digitell, Inc., a conference recording company that covers more than 100 events every year, captures video content with the JVC KY‑PZ100 and says it has a number of advantages over other PTZ cameras.
More than 30 years ago, Digitell, Inc. was established as a conference recording company in Jamestown, N.Y., recording content using audio cassettes. Today, the company has a list of international corporations and associations, hosts a proprietary platform for its internet broadcasting, and captures video content with KY‑PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation.
The SIGMA fp is the company’s first sign of its participation in the L-Mount Alliance, as it uses the L-Mount,. It is presented as enough for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality.
SIGMA’s take on an entirely new system camera is represented by the SIGMA fp, now announced. With this model the company aims to build a system that offers “great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories.” It’s a concept that sounds a bit like the “universal” concept introduced by Olympus and Kodak with the Four Thirds
At DigiPro 2019, Foundry’s Head of Research Dan Ring will be presenting on “Jumping in at the Deep End: How to Experiment with Machine Learning in Post-Production Software”.
The 8th DigiPro, or Digital Production Symposium 2019, happens in Los Angeles on 27 July 2019, as part of SIGGRAPH 2019. The event is an open window to the future, as it brings together the world’s premier creators of digital visual effects, animation, and interactive experiences. During the one day event, Scientists, engineers, artists, and producers share ideas, insights, and techniques that bring innovation to real-world production.
How well does your computer run Adobe Premiere Pro CC? If you want to know, get the new benchmark for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, a tool Puget Systems uses to check the computers the company builds.
Launched December 2018, and available for both Mac and Windows as a FREE download, the Puget Systems Benchmark for After Effects was the company’s way to celebrate 18 years in business. The software does what the name suggests: it gives users the chance to gauge the performance of their Mac or PC-based workstation, test for optimal configurations for their workflow, and decide if they
It’s a curious choice for a lens dedicated to movie shooting. The Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1, now announced, is the first lens in a new line of full frame sensor cine lenses, ready for 8K UHD.
Irix is a recent name in the industry, a company known, since 2016, for its lenses for photography, solutions carving a niche, with three lenses, 11 f/4.0, 15mm f/2.4 and a 150mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1. Besides those products, the company also has a lens designed to be used in a satellite, the Irix 300SR satellite lens,
A luminous wide-angle prime lens that photographers will love for a variety of stills, and video shooters will want because of its quiet autofocus and, says Sony, “tenacious tracking performance.”
Sony’s collection of full-frame lenses is richer today, with the announcement of the FE 35mm F1.8 large-aperture wide-angle prime lens, model SEL35F18F, a compact and light weight large-aperture prime lens featuring a classic focal length: 35mm. Offering , says Sony, “outstanding corner-to-corner image quality from a maximum F1.8 aperture”, the lens is equally suited to APS-C as well as full-frame bodies, offering a 52.5mm equivalent focal
The new Canon PowerShot G cameras bring some changes to the popular G5 and G7 models, from a pop-up electronic viewfinder on the G5 X Mark II, to a first for the whole family: 4K video shooting.
The two new members of Canon’s PowerShot G family are officially announced and Canon refers to them as “new large sensor compact cameras that deliver a harmonious blend of performance and portability”. The company also takes the opportunity to mention Ansel Adams, one of the greatest landscape photographers, who once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”, and then adds
Philips announced two new monitors, 241B7QUBHEB and 272B7QUBHEB, ideally suited for graphic designers, CAD engineers, photographers, and video editors, among others.
The resolution is, apparently, the only thing that separates the two new products from Philips. In fact, the Philips 241B7QUBHEB 24” and 272B7QUBHEB 27” LCD monitors, share the same characteristics, including a USB dock, panels with IPS technology and with a 90-degree pivot mode, for maximal viewing ease, besides Philips’ own SmartErgoBase, designed to deliver ergonomic display comfort and provide cable management.
While a SmartErgoBase offers height, swivel, tilt and rotation angle adjustments position the monitor for maximum comfort,
With the right software, owners of Virtual Reality headsets can visit virtual worlds, but also watch movies in 3D and see their preferred movies on a 110-foot Bigscreen, at home.
The new generation of VR headsets, covered here at ProVideo Coalition recently, serves for more than exploring virtual reality worlds. In fact, as suggested in the previous article, the new hardware and the software available make it viable to watch movies at resolutions that were not possible to achieve with most of the first generation headsets. We’re moving from the 1080 x1200 per eye of the original Oculus Rift
MAGIX announced that its new Music Maker is out, with customizable design, optimized arranger and improved MIDI workflows, making it easier for everyone to create music. Meet Music Maker 2020.
Making Music has never been so easy, claims MAGIX, announcing the new version of its software. The company says it has made Music Maker even more intuitive so that both new and experienced beat producers can take full advantage of the creative possibilities. The legendary software for loop-based music production now features a new, customizable user interface, an optimized arranger for increased clarity and improved MIDI editing.