New Gear: Redrock, JVC, LaCie, CyberLink, Sonnet, Red Giant


Redrock Micro’s M2 Encore cinema lens adapter (shown here with a Sony PWM-EX3, microX Encore image flip accessory, baseplate and rods, none included) has much lower light loss compared to its predecessor. The optics have been re-engineered, back focus adjustments are easier to perform, and the rotating screen motor is dampened for silent operation.

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$995; package with filp accessory, baseplate and rods: $1995


JVC’s GY-HM100 camcorder records Final Cut Pro-compatible files to SDHC Class 6 memory cards (two card sockets are provided, for combined capacity of up to 64GB) in 1080p, 720p and 1080 formats. The camcorder features a 35Mbps MPEG-2 encoder and ships with a Fujinon 10:1 lens with manual and automatic focus and aperture controls. Audio is recorded as uncompressed PCM, and the camcorder includes two XLR mic inputs with phantom power.

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LaCie’s d2 8x Blu-ray Disc burner includes both FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces, and ships with both Roxio Creator 10 for Windows and Toast 9 Titanium for Mac. The drive burns both single- and dual-layer discs, and also supports rewriteable discs as well.

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CyberLink’s PowerDirector 7 Ultra disc authoring software is optimized for Intel’s new Core i7 processor and NVIDIA’s CUDA technology. The software supports both BDAV and BDMV formats for Blu-ray Disc authoring. AVCHD import support is also included; AVCHD streams can be burned to DVD instead.

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Sonnet’s Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 eSATA controller allows you to attach any eSATA hard drive or array to any notebook computer with an ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slot. The controller includes disk activity indicators and can attain speeds of up to 3GB/sec.

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Red Giant

Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Quick Looks gives you quick access to color effects. The step-up product, Looks, gives you access to more customization options. Both products include 100 preset effects with thumbnail previews, GPU acceleration and support for resolutions up to 4K.

Suggested Retail Price:

Quick Looks: $99; Looks: $399

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