New Gear: Sanho Corporation, Digital Juice, JVC Pro, Matthews Studio Equipment, Nikon

Sanho Corporation

Sanho’s HyperDrive iFlashDrive is the first USB flash drive that works with your iPad, iPhone and iPod. The drive features a USB connector on one side and an Apple-approved 30-pin dock connector on the opposite side, providing users with two-way data transfer between their computer and Apple devices. The HyperDrive iFlashDrive is available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities to fit your storage/transfer needs. A free downloadable app is also available to allow Apple devices to perform file management with the iFlashDrive.

MSRP: $100 and up

Digital Juice

The Digital Juice Flag Kit Pro is a portable lighting accessory kit to quickly and easily control contrast, light ratio, diffuse light or block it entirely. The compact frames unfold and lock into place in order to hold a variety of screens or scrims that attach to C-Stands and other supports. The compact, lightweight size of the Flag Kit Pro makes it ideal for on-location shoots, while remaining useful in studio settings. The Flag Kit Pro contains five 24″ x 36″ frames, five fabrics, two dots and two fingers.

MSRP: $350


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The JVC Pro GY-HM150U builds upon the features of its predecessor, the GY-HM100, with a new encoder for improved HD recordings and support for standard definition. In addition, the camcorder provides XLR inputs with phantom power and dual card recording capability for creating instant backups of recorded footage or uninterrupted recording in relay mode. The GY-HM150U shoots 1920 x 1080p at 24, 25 and 30 frames per second with the option to shoot 60 and 50 fps in 1280 x 720p.

MSRP $3,495

Matthews Studio Equipment

Matthews’ Digital & Chromakey Blue/Green Screens allows for versatility and mobility. The two-sided chromakey fabric can quickly change from green to blue chroma for key background options, and is made of polyester fabric that is laminated to an opaque foam backing for reduced light bleed through. Grommets located along the screen’s edge make attaching it to a frame easy, while the stretchy material allows any wrinkles to be effortlessly pulled out. All screens are available in standard sizes as well as custom sizes and shapes.

MSRP: $281 and up


A tiny camera with a big lens, the Nikon 1 J1 has a 10fps autofocus CX-format super high-speed AF CMOS sensor that promises you won’t miss the action. Nikon offers several Nikkor lens choices, including one designed for recording movies and employing your choice of white, black, red, silver or pink colors, the camera shoots full 1080p HD videos, giving you the freedom to simultaneously shoot both stills and video with one small but powerful device.

MSRP:$650 and up

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