rfairley - September 30th, 2014
Laguna Beach virtual reality company NextVR is currently working on a groundbreaking consumer-oriented virtual reality platform which could change the way their viewers enjoy content forever.
rfairley - September 29th, 2014
Movidiam is taking project management, collaboration, recruiting, talent scouting and other project related work and rolling it up into a well-oiled package for filmmakers, brands and agencies in an effort to reimagine the filmmaking process.
vmeditor - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 2:32pm
Mmm … time-lapse. One of the coolest effects a videographer or photographer can create. Whether shooting time-lapse stills of a cloudscape or stars on a clear night, or maybe a video time-lapse of people racing through Times Square at night, there are few effects that can match the feeling conveyed through a thoughtful time-lapse.
rfairley - September 26th, 2014
Few devices have garnered the amount of buzz GoPro's HERO3+ successor, the HERO4, has. Finally, specs and photos have hit the Interwebs, and confirm some of our suspicions. 4K video up to 30fps? Yup. Integrated touchscreen? Yup. Both in one model? Nope.
rfairley - September 23rd, 2014
Once thought to be lost to the increasingly crowded action camera space, Contour has released a true contender to the game with the ROAM3. The ROAM3 may not look terribly different from the ROAM2 or Contour+2, but they’ve added features to propel it to the frontline.
rfairley - September 22nd, 2014
Motion picture camera leader, ARRI, this week announced the ALEXA 65, their latest addition to a distinguished line of professional-grade cameras. Available only as a rental through ARRI Rental’s dealer network, the ALEXA 65 is designed to allow filmmakers the ability to recapture the golden age of 65mm widescreen with stunning clarity and image quality for ultimate visual impact.
rfairley - September 19th, 2014
With the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple had an opportunity to advance their video capture capabilities beyond HD to match the growing herd of 4K-able smartphones on the market or on their way there. Unfortunately, while the new iPhones come with some very capable cameras, 4K isn’t yet in the cards.
rfairley - September 18th, 2014
Smartphones have had cameras since their inception, but until recently most have been small sensor shooters without many pro features. Enter the Android-based Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Camera Smartphone.
vmeditor - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:18pm
With so many cameras available from so many manufacturers, purchasing your first interchangeable lens camera can be a daunting task. Your first question might be mirrorless or DSLR?
vmeditor - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:50pm
Just because something is well lit doesn't mean that it's properly lit. Being able to distinguish between the two is the difference between a clinical product demonstration and art. It may seem unintuitive, but bad lighting through good lighting is a very common, amateur mistake in making video.
rfairley - September 15th, 2014
In a long-awaited move, Canon announced that their consumer flagship digital single lens reflex camera - the 7D Mark II - would be arriving in the hands of consumers in November of this year.
rfairley - September 12th, 2014
Today Nikon announced the D750, a compact full frame DSLR, as well as the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens. Representing a leap forward in Nikon compact DSLR technology, the D750 is Nikon’s first FX-format D-SLR with a tilting 3.2” tilting Vari-Angle LCD.
rfairley - September 11th, 2014
Sandisk today announced two high performance, large capacity cards, 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card, and the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 memory card.
rfairley - September 09th, 2014
Apple’s big event for fall of 2014 went back to the stage where Steve Jobs announced the first iMac in 1998, at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. Today’s announcement was no less monumental.
rfairley - September 05th, 2014
Benro has released a duo of video tripods designed to avoid the carousel, calling the Aero 2 and Aero 4 the “world’s smallest video tripods”. With folded lengths of 18.3” and 21.7”, they might just be right.
rfairley - September 04th, 2014
Panasonic announced this week the release of the HC-X1000 camcorder. The HC-X1000 is a consumer/prosumer camera loaded with pro features. Like, really pro features.
rfairley - September 02nd, 2014
Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a digital still camera with an integrated zoom lens, and a decent one, but at $1,300 it’s tough not to consider the NEX or alpha series cameras. Sony’s fancy mirrorless and DSLR cameras certainly offer bang for the buck.
rfairley - August 29th, 2014
As if the Panasonic GH4 wasn’t making enough waves in the prosumer 4K market, Metabones has released a Speed Booster EF to MFT adapter capable of reducing the GH4’s crop factor to match the field of view of a Super 35 camera.
vmeditor - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:18pm
In a world filled with a multitude of phone and camera choices, does the S5 have what it takes to rise above the rest?
rfairley - August 27th, 2014
GoPro has released Fetch, a dog harness mount accessory, into the wild - literally - for their popular action sports cameras. Fetch takes all of the fun of creative camera placement and makes it more comfortable for participating pooches.