The gap between independent film makers and Hollywood grew a little smaller with the announcement from Blackmagic Design that director Timothy Woodward Jr.’s latest film, 4GOT10, was shot entirely on Blackmagic URSA PL cameras. The film was also graded using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Professional photographers have long sought a camera bag that combines flexibility with secure positioning of their gear, while at the same time allowing for quick access. Ikigai’s Rival Backpack seeks to provide both along with a harness system to make wearing the backpack comfortable.
DJI today announced the release of the Osmo, a 4K camera mounted onto a handheld 3-axis stabilized gimbal and capable of producing super-steady, cinematic-quality video. With easy-to-use functionality and a 12 megapixel still camera, the Osmo also significantly simplifies the production of time-lapses, hyperlapses and automated panoramas.
Last week, HP announced the HP Z240 Tower and Z240 SFF Workstations which are designed to meet the needs of users who require the reliability of a workstation at the price point of a desktop PC. With a next generation Intel® processor and HP Z Turbo Drive option the Z240 is ideal for customers in the video editing, MCAD/AEC and image viewing industries.
Last week, Panasonic announced on their blog that the first shipments of Panasonic DVX200's left the factory in Okayama at the end of last month. Priced at $4,195, it breaks the sub-$5000 price barrier while providing a host of professional features.
GenArts, a creator of special visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries, has announced Sapphire 9, the latest version of their VFX plugin suite and replacing version 8, which was released in December of 2014. The new version marks the shortest time between version releases in Sapphire’s history.
Creators of excellent GoPro filters, poles, charging cases and more, Polar Pro Filters, has launched a new device by way of adding it to an existing Kickstarter campaign. The Trippler — a micro tripod device closer to a real life Transformer than camera accessory — bolsters a new pledge level for the popular PowerGrip H2O campaign.
We are pleased to announce that the randomly selected winner of our Lume Cube Sweepstakes is Tim Lenz of Sarasota, FL. He’s going to get some of the first Lume Cubes ever shipped. He may use these little lights in commercials, and we hope you’ll check out his work.
Dell today announced the release of the latest line of Precision mobile workstations, allowing “creative professionals that demand purpose-built solutions to manage their critical workloads.” The new workstations are thinner and lighter on the outside due to a design combination of carbon fibre and aluminium; while new processors and faster memory and storage contribute to the enhanced performance on the inside.
Got the shakes? If you’re shooting GoPro videos, there’s nothing worse than not being able to provide for a smooth and stable video. Aeon, a robotic handheld stabilizer, might be just the thing to steady your hand.