Here at Videomaker, we get the question “what lens should I get?” often. And because there are so many lenses on the market, it’s difficult to give anything but a vague answer. There are so many different needs and situations that getting a perfect lens for every situation isn’t possible.
Choosing the right light for the job can be difficult these days. With a slew of bulb types, color temperatures and sizes, knowing what you need and how much you need to pay can be tricky.
The newest choice in bulb type is LED, which offers a long life but comes with a premium price tag. Plus, it can be difficult to differentiate between brands and models to understand what you are paying for.
The LitePanels Astra 1X1 Soft is a bi-color LED light that’s simple to operate and delivers high performance when it comes to color quality.
AVID Media Composer 8.5.2 was released just prior to NAB 2016. However, the biggest changes came earlier with 8.5 in January of 2016. AVID Media Composer, sometimes referred to as AVID, was one of the first ever non-linear software. A legacy started in 1989 has been the workhorse of many editors and production houses.
We first saw the Panasonic WXF-991K at CES 2016. Dubbed the “football” form factor because of how you handle it and its similar shape, this is just one of many cameras built with this look over the years.
DJI’s gimbal game is strong, with the Ronin, Ronin M and just released at NAB 2016 the Ronin MX. All of these gimbals by DJI are standalone and work with multitudes of cameras, but with the Osmo, the camera and the gimbal are one. The DJI Osmo is a 3-axis stabilizer and 4K camera that can be operated by just one hand. Add those features to a very consumer friendly and affordable price point and you have a product that really stands out.
When choosing lights, many times the choice is between power or portability. If you need run your light off a battery or mount it on your camera, it typically means it is low power. On the other hand, if it plugs into the wall, the choice is more about quality of light than intensity. The Stella 2000 by Light & Motion resolves those issues with a high powered light that runs off of a battery.