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SanDisk: Upgraded CFast 2.0 and New 512 GB SD

SanDisk's new 512 GB SD card may have stolen the show, but the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 is also news these days.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 15, 2014

SanDisk presented at IBC and now at Photokina the world's highest capacity SD Card. Their new SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card 512GB for high performance video and photo capture, enables capture of 4K Ultra HD, Full HD video and fast-action photography. But there is also an upgraded CFast 2.0 that attracts the attention of names as ARRI, Atomos or Blackmagic Design.

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EOS 7D Mark II: the Baby EOS-1D X

The EOS 7D MK II is not 4K, but does 1080p at 60fps, offers MOV or MP4 and compression algorithms (IBP, ALL-I, Light IPB).

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 15, 2014

Although many are moaning about the EOS 7D Mark II missing important things - to them - the fact is that the new camera is a baby 1DX or 5D Mark III. Canon, again, goes for stability instead of folklore. And extends video options, along with photographic capacities that justify the 5 year wait for a new camera.

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Creating a Fantasy Portrait with Simple Elements

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | September 12, 2014

Today on The Slanted Lens, we are creating a fantasy portrait with simple elements. We’re shooting a stylized shot of a girl holding an umbrella in the wind — just a fun exercise in lighting on a set.

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Canon EOS 7D MK II and Nikon D750: The Need for Speed

The APS-C Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the Nikon D750 FX do video at 60fps at 1920x1080. Not enough speed, some say...

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 12, 2014

Canons has not officially unveiled their EOS 7D Mark II, but the usual leaks have worked again, and some of the specifications for the camera are already out. Confirmed, it is a APS-C sensor, apparently a 20,2 MP with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Nikon, on the other end, goes for a full frame sensor at 24MP on their D750 that follows the path the D810 showed in terms of video.

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Sir Richard Branson Invests In 3D Robotics

Brings Aerial Expert Colin Guinn to Necker Island for a Demo

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 07, 2014

In a surprise posting on the Virgin website this weekend, Sir Richard Branson share about interest in this emerging technology and acknowledges his investment into the tech company founded by Chris Anderson.

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RED Wants to be a DSLR: The Second Coming!

RED goes to Photokina and wants to be THE stills and video camera. The first part is news, the rest is an old story.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 05, 2014

In an exclusive story, published recently, the website fstoppers writes that "RED Has Big Plans To Be Your Still Camera Maker". I somehow felt it like a déjà vu, and that I had been taken back in time. No, it was real, it is today, we're in 2014. So, RED is at it again. Those of us old enough to remember those things do know RED tried this trick years ago. The rabbit never came out of the hat!

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Photokina Movie: Action Starts Soon

From action cams to huge cinema rigs, Photokina has it all. Doors open on the 16th September.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 04, 2014

Photokina embraces action this year, with a whole area dedicated to "Action!", where users can borrow an action cam, try it out and take home the film made with the camera. It also has one hall dedicated to video, for professional users and ambitious film hobbyists.

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My Passport Wireless for Videographers

Western Digital celebrates 10 years of its My Passport brand with a Wireless drive up to 2TB.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 03, 2014

Portable drives are nothing new these days, but the new WD portable storage drive wants to be something different: it offers up to 2TB, up to 20 hours of standby power and a SD card slot for direct transfer of data. All under the popular My Passport name!

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Nearly 50% of Video Professionals in UK Never Saw 4K

A recent survey in UK shows that nearly 50% of video professionals have never seen 4K.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 27, 2014

Surveys never give us the complete truth, no matter how unbiased they are, but they somehow help us to understand things better. So, when a recent survey in the United Kingdom that targeted the opinions of 100 senior production staff in the area of video, revealed that nearly 50% of them have never seen 4K played out on any kind of screen, one has to ask if 4K is really the next big thing.

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Samyang Has a New 50mm for Cinema

Samyang will show a new cine lens at Photokina, the V-DSLR 50mm T1.5 AS UMC, to use with the 35 and 85mm models.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 26, 2014

Samyang continues to grow their line of lenses for professional film and video with the new addition, a standard manual focus lens designed for full frame image sensors, the V-DSLR 50mm T1.5 AS UMC. They also presented a normal 50mm lens with similar characterístics, the 50mm F1.4 AS UMC.

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Does Canon Have Two New “EOS 7Ds” to Show?

The successor to the EOS 7D will have a 24MP sensor... or a 20MP sensor, and will be built like the EOS 1D...

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 25, 2014

With Photokina at the door, Canon, as other names in the industry, has some new products to show: one of them is the DSLR that will occupy the position of the EOS 7D. Rumors from those keeping a watchful eye over the subject have suggested the most diverse things about the new camera: nothing is sure, though.

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3D Robotics - The Future of Autonomous Aerial Imaging

Leading Technology for Filmmakers and Industry with Flying Robots

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 23, 2014

You might hear the name 3D Robotics and say "Oh yeah, I've heard of those guys. They also make small UAVs don't they?” ...and you'd be right.. kind of. I take a closer look at this innovative company and peek into the future with one of the industries' great visionaries and technology leaders... and I get excited for what this all means for aerial imaging!

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4K Monitors Under $850

The price of 4K monitors is dropping fast, while the specifications go the other way. But not all that glitters is gold!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 18, 2014

Here they are! 4K monitors for everybody on a tight budget, already under the $1000 many potential users define as the right price point to start looking for a new monitor. 2014 is the - first - year for cheap 4K monitors. And new models are announced each new week.

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Product Review: DSLRPros Cannes Cinema Edition P2 Aerial Kit

The Next Generation Aerial Kit Does So Much More!

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 15, 2014

The DJI Phantom 2 is the second generation quadcopter from the industry giant, boasting better performance and longer flight time and it's remained pretty much a "hobbyist" craft as it comes from the factory - but I'll show you why the DLSRPros Cannes Cinema Edition P2 Aerial Kit has turned this "RC toy" into a serious, useful aerial videography tool. Read More

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Color Correction for Photo and Video

Conceived for photographers and videographers on the go, the new SpyderCHECKR 24 is a portable color management system.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 11, 2014

Recently announced, the SpyderCHECKR 24 from Datacolor is a new addition to their product line, which includes the flagship 48 patch SpyderCHECKR. This new tool for photographers and videographers is a precise and versatile camera color calibration and white balance target for both photo and video color control.

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Microsoft Says No to Shaky Videos

Modern video cameras like the GoPro let you capture intense action but hardly offer stabilized video. Microsoft has a solution!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 11, 2014

From smartphones to DSLRs, all modern equipments seems to offer video capture as an option. It's only natural that people capture videos of all the things around them, many times in what can be called a first-person perspective, as those videos are captured from helmet, chest mounted or hanheld cameras, that offer extreme portability but little or none form of stabilization able to suppress the shaky results usually seen in the final movie.

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More Sources of FREE Music and Sounds

There are multiple sources of FREE music and sounds on the web. I've compiled a list to get you started. Legally!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 25, 2014

When I recently wrote here at PVC an article entitled "Assure all Your Audio is Legal", I really meant that as authors we should not only offer others a work that we know is legal in all aspects, we should also promise ourselves to follow the path of legality. In audio and other aspects.

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Your FREE Guide to the Nikon D810

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In August is published a full guide for the Nikon D810, but to get you up to speed there is a FREE Setup Guide available now.

By Jose Antunes | July 22, 2014

If you are the happy owner of a Nikon D810  DSLR camera you might want to get the cheat sheet offered by Douglas J. Klostermann. The Nikon D810 Setup Guide spreadsheet is the logic companion for the Nikon D810 Experience eBook guide to be launched in August, but you can have the cheat sheet right away and experience a new knowledge of your camera.

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A Simple Suction Cup for Your DSLR

The Manfrotto Suction Cup 241V is a simple solution for mounting your camera inside or outside a moving car.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 21, 2014

Usable as a camera support to shoot through a car window or windshield, the Manfrotto Suction Cup 241V is also usable on a car bonnet, for video capture on the move. Or for some unique photographs or time-lapse!

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Choosing a Pole for Aerial Video

With drones starting to be "grounded" by legislation, it may be a good idea to look for alternatives like Pole Aerial Video.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 17, 2014

It started out as PAP, for Pole Aerial Photography, but now it also is PAV, or Pole Aerial Video. It's a technique that allows you to create images that have an aerial look, although they are taken from the ground. It's a low altitude video solution for your DSLR or smaller camera.

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