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  • Blackmagic Design Rolls Out Blackmagic Camera Utility 2.0


    Blackmagic Design 4K URSA Interchangeable sensor camera

    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.

  • RØDE Microphones Rolls Out New Products


    RØDELink Filmmaker Kit

    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.

  • Panasonic Introduces Selfie-Friendly GF7


    Panasonic DMC-GF7 - Viva La Selfies!

    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.

  • How Would You Use a Glidecam HD-2000?


    Glidecam HD 2000 on grey background

    UPDATE: Here's a video we came across that does a great job of showing what can be done with an HD-2000. Video is by Amir Zakeri.

    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!

  • 5 Tips for Engaging Short Films


    Short films are not just mini-features. They can be a great way to cut your videomaking teeth and generally have an easier time getting accepted into film fests, so they are often seen as a stepping stone toward a larger production. However, it’s important to understand that shorts have their own language and personality.

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