rfairley - November 26th, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reported today that action cam juggernaut, GoPro, will be launching a line of consumer drones late next year. The drones will reportedly be multi-rotor helicopters designed to carry high-def cameras, much like current drone manufacturers, such as DJI and Parrot.
rfairley - November 25th, 2014
VSN Mobile today announced that their 360-degree action camera, the V.360°™ is now shipping. The $399 device is the first camera to use a 4K, 16 Megapixel imager to capture 1080p, full 360 degree videos and still shots.
rfairley - November 20th, 2014
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9 with a raft of new features for the Blackmagic URSA camera. Of particular note are recording frame rates of up to 80 frames per second and a new CinemaDNG 12-bit RAW format, which uses 3:1 compression to allow for smaller RAW files.
rfairley - November 20th, 2014
Sony today announced the a7II, worthy successor to the popular Alpha 7 (a7). Sony’s latest palm-sized powerhouse is driven by a 35mm full-frame 24.3-megapixel* Exmor™ CMOS sensor, armed with cutting-edge camera shake compensation, and compatibility with a wide variety of stabilized and non-stabilized lenses.
rfairley - November 19th, 2014
Sony this week announced the imminent commercial availability of the Exmor RS™ IMX230, a 1/2.4-inch 21 megapixel stacked CMOS image sensor for smartphone cameras and other devices requiring similarly sophisticated image capture capabilities.
vmeditor - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:54pm
Crowdfunding sites are online places where people solicit help in funding their product ideas, and investors find cool products to support. But how do you actually sell your product and stand out from the crowd? By making a well-executed and entertaining support video.
vmeditor - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:35pm
Shots with a large dynamic range can give your production a high end, cinematic feel. Footage with rich detail in the highlights and shadows is typically synonymous with big production value. How can you get this look for your next project?
vmeditor - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:51pm
Libec's ALLEX S Kit Tripod/Slider System delivers silky-smooth camera movements at a reasonable price point. Adding sliding motion to your productions offers the opportunity to move your work to the next level.
nlajeune - November 17th, 2014
MUCK draws horror fans into a world of old-school practical effects and extremely dangerous stunts in a way that they’ve never experienced before - in “Bloody Stunning” 4K Ultra HD.
vmeditor - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 9:52pm
Make holiday shopping stress free for those you love. This year, tell them what you want.
rfairley - November 12th, 2014
JVC today launched three new members of the 4KCAM family, the interchangeable lens GY-LS300, the GY-HM200U and the compact GY-HM170U. All three feature 4K UHD shooting and full HD shooting with 4:2:2 sampling.
vmeditor - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:30pm
The MoVI M5 is heralded as a versatile camera stabilization system to rival even the most established solutions. Surprisingly easy to use and armed with a 3-axis gimbal, the MoVI M5 aims to liberate your camera to achieve shots once thought impossible. But how does it perform in the field?
rfairley - November 03rd, 2014
Remember a few weeks ago we wrote about an app called Vizzywig4K which allowed iPhones to shoot, edit and deliver 4K video? Remember it cost $1,000? Heh, heh. Yep. That’s what we thought too. Well, the creators of Vizzywig and Nail Gun Alley have dropped the 4K app out of the pricing stratosphere to just $49.99. Does that make it better?
vmeditor - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 9:53pm
The creative process is one that is best experienced when it is infused with enjoyment. Many artists create their work exclusively for the purpose of their own pleasure. The satisfaction of the creative process alone is payoff enough for many creative-minded individuals.
vmeditor - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:10am
Looking to cast your next low or no budget indie movie? Having trouble finding experienced actors to bring your screen story to life? Look no further than your local theater scene as a possible source of film talent. College theater groups, repertory and community theater organizations are teeming with talented prospects to populate your film.
rfairley - October 28th, 2014
For those looking to make the jump to high-end 4K without stomaching quite as much sticker price pain, B&H Photo & Video is offering a discount on a kit for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 right now. Regularly priced at around $4,700, the kit comes with a GH4 body, a DMW-YAGH interface, and a LUMIX G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens, all for $3895.
rfairley - October 27th, 2014
Action junkies outdo things all the time. They outrun cheetahs, they out-spacedive the last person to do it, and they even out-action their action camera’s 170-ish degree field of view. For them, there is but one solution – the 360fly.
rfairley - October 22nd, 2014
Canon U.S.A. this week announced the imminent release of the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest in their popular lineup of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS video cameras and the second generation of the original EOS C100 camera.
rfairley - October 17th, 2014
Canon this week announced the imminent arrival of the massive new Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens. The lens accommodates both broadcast or cinema style shooting with it's removable digital servo drive, can cover Super 35mm, and has an integrated 1.5x extender which increases focal length to 75-1500mm.
rfairley - October 15th, 2014
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of their highly anticipated PL-mount Varicam 35 4K camera module, the high-speed Varicam HS camera module and the recording module for both.