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Two days ago, Sony announced a mysterious new NLE called Catalyst Edit. Ryan Koo stopped by Sony’s booth at NAB to investigate:
And here’s an early photo of these new Catalyst post production tools:
While we were speculating that the new NLE would be specifically designed to handle the native media from Sony’s cameras, it seems that it’s going to be a much more open and versatile system. Here are the codecs and formats that Catalyst Edit will support:
Amimon’s Connex is a wireless HDV transmitter for aerial shooting that can transmit HD images (1080p at 60fps) up to 3300 ft. with zero latency. It can be paired with up to 4 receivers without quality degradation or delay.
Here are its key features:
True full HD 1080p at 60fps
Up to 3300 ft/1000 range
Zero latency/real-time video
5GHz digital link with AFS
Gimbal control over FUTABA S.Bus system
The Connex is available now for $1600 and comes with a receiver, transmitter, and accessories: antennae, cables, connectors, etc.
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RG @filmconvert: DAY 3 / Clue 2: @rodemic has one of the best short films competitions around #MyRodeReel. Tell us how many countries entered in 2014? Share your answer with us on Instagram and don’t forget to tag @rodemic @filmconvert and #FCTreasureHunt. #regramapp
Ironically mocking foodies with hashtags #foodporn, #cheflife and #theartofplating and using corn dogs, Bugles and Luncheables; anonymous insta-chef @chefjacqueslamerde (hilariously translates to Chef Jack Shit) has taken a tongue and cheek approach to Instragramming glorious and intricately plated bourgeois food.
The new anamorphic lens from Cooke was created to make your shots look as though they were shot with a — well — with an anamorphic lens.
When we stopped by to talk to Les Zellan from ZGC and Cooke, he explained how the company was aiming to bring back the “funkiness” of anamorphic by designing their new lens with the anamorphic squeeze in front of the iris — something he says some manufacturers don’t do with their new rear anamorphic lenses.
Cooke wasn’t able to give us much information about their new anamorphic lens, but what they could tell us was that it will have a 2X squeeze and will be released by the end of the year.
The saga continues. Remember that story we posted at the beginning of the year about the newlyweds who were suing their wedding photographer over a wedding album cover? How would you feel if we told you that the photographer has struck back with a suit of her own against the couple for damages associated with defamation of character and reputation for upwards of $1,000,000?
By Newsshooter contributor Elliot Smith Using a transmitter attached to your subject and a receiver attached to your camera, Andra’s Motion Focus allows you to track moving objects in a large area and keep them sharp while recording. Formerly this was technology only really suitable for a studio environment – Andra are now putting the […]
By Contributing Editor Chuck Fadely A company called Aputure (yes, that’s how it is spelled,) is showing their DEC EF to E-mount lens adapter, which has remote focus and aperture control. They’re also going to offer a Micro 4/3 mount adapter. The adapter electronically controls Canon EF lenses independently of the camera body. The adapter […]
By Newsshooter.com contributor Elliot Smith Film Power’s Nebula 5200 brushless gimbal has pan/tilt, follow and semi-lock modes and is controllable via R/C or Bluetooth. It can carry 13lbs of weight and sells for $1900. The Nebula Arm takes the weight of a gimbal rig and disperses it down your body to rest on your […]
It’s often recommended that photographers keep their gear with them when flying rather than checking it in. If the risk of theft and careless baggage handlers aren’t enough to deter you, check out the video above. It shows one particular baggage pusher system that’s used in an international airport to direct bags onto conveyor belts. As you can see, gentle handling isn’t exactly the goal.
The popular dating app Tinder has announced a new update that throws more photography into the matchmaking mix. In addition to seeing users’ profile pictures, you’ll now be able to browse through Instagram photographs to get to know people — and their photo skills — better before making a decision to connect.
Users can get started with the photo sharing by going to their profile and connecting their Instagram account with a single tap. Other members will then be able to see recent photos when viewing the profile.
The update is now available to all users (both free and paid) through the latest version of the app found in the App Store and in Google Play.
The Easyrig is among the most underrated camera stabilizers out there. The company’s most recent product, the Vario 5, is its most versatile and adjustable yet.
The Vario 5 is capable of carrying cameras weighted between 11 and 38 pounds, which is no small feat considering the way the Easyrig is designed. Our very own David Plummer caught up with Johan Hellsten, the founder of Easyrig, to learn more about the Vario 5. Also, this is easily one of our more entertaining NAB interviews, so stick around to the end. You won’t be disappointed.
You can watch Johan in action with the Vario 5 in this top secret video.
Bigger things may be coming to Sony’s popular RX compact camera line, sensor-wise. A new report says that Sony is field testing a new RX camera that packs a significantly larger sensor — possibly a Four Thirds format one — that would put it in direct competition with cameras like the Panasonic LX100.
sonyalpharumors heard about the new camera from a trusted source, who stated that the camera is “a little bit bigger” than the Sony RX100 III but smaller than the LX100. But inside the camera is reportedly a sensor that’s similar to the one used in the Panasonic LX100, which contains a Four Thirds sensor.
A camera size comparison between the LX100 (left) and the RX100 III (right), courtesy of Camera Size.
A Four Thirds sensor would be a significant upgrade from the 1-inch sensor found inside the RX100 III. Here’s a visual comparison:
RG @filmconvert: DAY 3 / Clue 1 (of 3): @storyandheart have launched an educational platform for the filmmaking community. What are one of the topics they teach in their tutorials? Either take a screen shot or tell us on video, upload to Instagram and tag @storyandheart, @filmconvert and #FCTreasureHunt. You could be today’s winner! #NABShow #regramapp