Russ Fairley - January 30th, 2015
We here at Videomaker love making video. Whether it’s made using a tablet or a Phantom Flex4K, the trade, craft and hobby of producing moving pictures is our bag. So how would we spend our money if we had exactly a thousand bucks to drop on a shooting setup?
Russ Fairley - January 29th, 2015
With every new GoPro release we have come to expect better, faster, wider, more dynamic and generally cooler footage and features out of the little camera system. Well, the gumshoes at Gizmodo got their gloves on a firmware-updated GoPro capable of shooting smooth as silk HD at 240 frames per second, and the results are stunning.
Russ Fairley - January 28th, 2015
Video production is fun and immersive, but there are a lot of terminology relating to equipment, technology and practices which can confuse, confound and - once mastered - comfort us, while on shoots, edits and in the camera shop.
Russ Fairley - January 27th, 2015
Dell today announced updates to their flagship 15-inch mobile workstation, the Dell Precision M3800. The M3800 aims to give video editors and creative pros the thinnest, lightest and most powerful laptop on the market, a position often held by Apple’s MacBook series.
Russ Fairley - January 26th, 2015
Stock asset giant, VideoBlocks, today officially launched VideoBlocks Marketplace, a premium pay-per-clip tier to augment their existing subscription based offering. Because they love content creators, they’re letting them keep everything they earn.
Russ Fairley - January 23rd, 2015
Blackmagic Design today rolled out Blackmagic Camera Utility 2.0, an update to camera firmware for their entire camera lineup, save for the Blackmagic Design 4K Production Camera. In the announcement they also rolled out Blackmagic Desktop Video 10.3.5, an update to their desktop video software for the DeckLink 4K Extreme and the UltraStudio 4K.
Russ Fairley - January 22nd, 2015
A couple of years ago, a production crew looking to shoot a BBC series set out spy cameras to capture a unique perspective of a colony of Rockhopper Penguins. What they ended up capturing was far more interesting.
Russ Fairley - January 21st, 2015
RØDE Microphones, Australia based masters of all things audio, has rolled out their largest group of announcements in quite some time, with video enthusiasts, broadcast audio and studio audio pros all being looked after nicely.
Russ Fairley - January 20th, 2015
Panasonic today announced the DMC-GF7, their latest mirrorless micro four-thirds camera. The retro-styled GF7 is a 16-megapixel interchangeable lens system with a unique 180 degree flippable LCD monitor and secondary left-hand shutter button, for those looking to up their selfie game.
Jackson Wong - January 19th, 2015
Announcing Videomaker's newest sweepstakes giveaway: the Glidecam HD-2000!
You’ve seen smooth handheld video, now make it your own with a Glidecam HD-2000. Your use of a handheld stabilizer can dramatically increase the production value behind your video, and help you achieve stable shots more quickly than with battery- and power-hungry stabilizing systems.
The Glidecam HD-2000 is a handheld stabilizer that lets you capture shots that float for a more cinematic look. You don’t need a vest, and you don’t need piloting skills or expensive electronics. This organic feel brings you closer to your camera and your shots. Finding a camera that matches up well with the Glidecam HD-2000 should be easy with its 2-6lb. capacity. You’ll certainly want to consider a DSLR with a lens of 35mm or wider to go along with your stabilizer setup, which will give you a wide, yet crisp field of view.
The handle is padded and easy to grip, and each component is solid and simple to secure. The quick release plate is versatile and wide enough to accommodate many different cameras. The fine tune adjustments can take some time as with any stabilizer, but unlike many competitors, the Glidecam HD-2000 has rubber feet and a flat base, allowing it to stand up on its own.
But enough about the prize — how do you get one of Glidecam’s finest stabilizers?
Enter your email, then get additional entries for sharing it to your Facebook friends and Twitter community. At the end of March 2015, we’ll randomly pick one winner to recieve a Glidecam HD-2000!