New Gear: Samson Technologies, Quik Pod, Panasonic, Hosa Technology, Joby, Inc.

Samson Technologies

The new Q3HD Handy Video Recorder records full 1080p and captures high quality audio (24-bit/96KHz). It shoots video at full 1080p HD at 30FPS and 720p at 30FPS and 60FPS with a 4x digital zoom. The Q3HD uses the same mic capsules as Zoom’s well known H4n recorder in a wide 120&#176 X/Y pattern. Turn it on its side to watch videos in 16:9 format or use the built-in HDMI port to view content on your HDTV.

MSRP $299

Quik Pod

The Quik Pod DSLR is a lightweight handheld extendable monopod that can extend your reach by more than 4 feet. You can easily position yourself using the mini mirror on the Quik Pod DSLR to get self-portrait shots. The Quik Pod DSLR can be used with small camcorders, lights, and as a boom to hold microphones. Suggested maximum load capacity is 2 lbs.

MSRP $50


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Panasonic’s AG-AF100 is the industry’s first professional micro 4/3-inch video camcorder optimized for high-definition video recording. The AF100 delivers the shallow depth of field and wider field of view of a large imager, with the flexibility and cost advantages of a growing line of professional industry-standard micro 4/3-inch lenses, filters, and adapters. The full HD 1080 and 720 production camera offers superior video handling, native 1080/24p recording, variable frame rates, professional audio capabilities, and compatibility with SDHC and SDXC media.

MSRP $4,995

Hosa Technology

The Que Audio ENG Pack by Hosa Technology is an all-in-one system designed for video producers. It’s an ideal solution for those looking for a compact shotgun mic when a large format shotgun mic is either too expensive or impractical for the application. The system includes the micro shotgun microphone, a micro shotgun pop filter, a micro shotgun shock mount, an extension cable, a telescoping boom, a weighted base, a camera adaptor, a headset for field monitoring, and a carrying case for the entire package.

MSRP: $449

Joby, Inc

The Gorillapod Video is designed for mini-cams, with a video head that allows for easy orientation at any angle, offering 360-degree pan and 135-degree tilt. Constructed of anodized aluminum, its flexible, wrappable ball-and-socket legs provide stability, and the strong magnetic feet allow you to achieve interesting vantage points. The quick-release plate makes it easy to go from hands-free to handheld in seconds.

MSRP: $30

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