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  • Blackmagic Design Drops Price on Pocket Cinema Camera for Summer

    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera

    Blackmagic Design today announced it was reducing their pricing on the powerful Pocket Cinema Camera to only $495 until August 31st, 2014. The Pocket Cinema Camera is normally priced at $995.

    The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features many of the same features as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, such as an Super 16 sized sensor with an ultra wide 13 stops of dynamic range (though only capable of 1080p vs. 2.5K with the Cinema Camera), lossless CinemaDNG RAW or ProRes capture, as well as some more consumer-friendly features such as recording to inexpensive SD cards and an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount.

    With such a drastic price reduction stock is limited and interested shoppers are encouraged to contact their local Blackmagic dealers to take advantage of the promotion. Many retailers are offering an option to join a waiting list until stock replenishes.

    For more information about the promotion, please see the press release to follow.

  • Replay XD Races All-New Prime X into the Action Cam Arena

    Replay XD Prime X Action Camera - mounted

    Replay XD announced the upcoming release of the Replay XD Prime X this week. The Prime X is the fourth generation of robust action cameras from Replay XD, and it looks to improve on the success of previous models in a number of ways.

    Sticking with the highly-placeable column-shaped body style, the Prime X doesn’t appear terribly different from previous generations at first glance. Closer inspection will reveal a number of minor aesthetic and ergonomic changes, adding up to a nicely finessed design. The buttons are easier to press, the textures are thoughtfully employed and the rear control panel gives the user far greater feedback as to what the camera is set to do.

    Replay XD Prime X Action Camera - rear controls

    The magic of the Prime X, though, is in the major changes added internally.

    The bulk of the interior of the camera is used to house a much larger and higher capacity 1700 mAh battery. The result is more than double the life of previous generations, with up to 3.5 hours of operation on a single charge. That charging has improved as well, with a rapid charge feature that cuts charging time in half.

  • Announces Launch of Cloud-Based Video Platform - pro video management platform -  main interface today announced the launch of their cloud-based video platform for creative professionals. is a purpose-built web application designed to solve common issues in production and post production by building in features for video review, storage, transcoding, versioning and task management. Think of it as the best parts of Dropbox, Basecamp, Vimeo, Wistia and Facebook, all rolled into one, production-oriented package.

    Taking a swing at the big players in commercial hosting and collaboration, the platform elevates online project management and collaboration tools to a new level by combining many of the common tasks and features required by production professionals. Pros can upload and store their footage, manage project collaborators, compare shots, mark and annotate footage, and quite a bit more.

  • Rampant Design Tools Plays a New Tune with Music for Editors

    rampant design tools music for editors

    Visual effects specialists Rampant Design Tools have added to their growing lineup of products with the release of Music for Editors Volume 1 and Volume 2, two new volumes of royalty free music for video producers. Music for Editors first two releases focus on positive motivational tracks, though upcoming releases will include rock, pop, dance and other music genres.