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Teradek VidiU Mini Portable Streaming Device
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Sony fe pz 28-135mm f4 G OSS Lens
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Like any self-respecting filmmaker, you made the wise choice of spending the bulk of your gear budget on high end lenses, knowing that cameras come and go but great glass lasts a lifetime. Now the time has come when the Canon 5DMKii is no longer the hot new kid...
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Last year, we were at the unveiling of the DJI Inspire 1 at Treasure Island. The impressive-looking drone came flying out from behind the stage, and dropped down over the crowd looking like some sort of surveillance drone out of Robocop or Half-Life 2. The crowd was astonished to...
Benro Aero 4
Benro has been making leaps and bounds with photo/video tripods since 2002, and while they are still a relatively newer company, compared to Manfrotto and Sachtler, there is a level of quality in their products.“Benro has received many prestigious awards including the Chinese government’s ‘Quality and Reputation Award’ in...

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The best new video tech at CES 2019

Every year, we head to CES to check out the latest innovations in consumer technology and look for the next big thing in video production. CES 2019 was no exception.
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