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Hondo Garage Rigs Have a Lower Price Now

The new line of support rigs from Hondo Garage for people looking for a travel-friendly package was expensive. Not anymore!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | March 06, 2015

Creator of some interesting solutions when it comes to minimalist camera-stabilizing solutions, Hondo Garage agrees that their equipment is not the cheapest in the market. In fact, they say downright that it is “too damned expensive”. So, they decided to lower the prices.

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A Wireless Microphone for Nikon DSLRs

Direct sound capture with DSLRs is usually a disaster. Nikon has a wireless microphone for their new D7200 and other DSLRs.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | March 03, 2015

The new D7200 DSLR from Nikon, a DX-format camera, offers FullHD video, time-lapse advanced functions and a wireless microphone as some of the features videographers will appreciate. But there is more...

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Is Time-Lapse the New Video?

Time-lapse sequences as those from Rob Whitworth or George Lepp show the variety and richness of this form of telling stories.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | March 03, 2015

Advertising companies have understood the power of time-lapse to tell stories, so we’re seeing more and more of these time-compressed movies appear everywhere. There is a unique magic to time-lapses, whether they are the result of complex productions from a team working together or simple sequences of photos taken over a certain amount of time by a single photographer or cinematographer.

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20 Hours of Full HD Video on a Memory Card

For the first time ever it is possible to hold an unprecedented 20 hours of Full HD video on a fingernail-sized memory card.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | March 02, 2015

SanDisk Corporation introduced the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the world’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. In just one year after introducing its record-breaking 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, SanDisk has increased storage capacity by 56% within the same fingernail-sized form factor. 

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PocketSkater 2: New Wheels for Your DSLR

Edelkrone has just launched their PocketSkater 2, a new version of wheels for your DSLR, now with a FLEXTILT head.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | March 01, 2015

PocketSkater 2 continues the new series of equipment for smaller cameras designed by edelkrone. Conceived with DSLRs in mind, but able to accept other image capturing devices, the new PocketSkater 2 is based on the original model, but takes the idea further, to create a unique tool for cinematographers.

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NAS: New Solutions for Creative Professionals

After the MyBook series and some initial My Cloud NAS, Western Digital is in full swing with new NAS solutions: 4 of them now.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 26, 2015

Western Digital has expanded its suite of network attached storage (NAS) solutions with four new products that address the increasing demands for content storage, management, protection and streaming among prosumers, creative professionals and small businesses.

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From Kubrick to Anderson: One-Point Perspective

Besides a passion for making films, Kubrick and Anderson share an obsession for symmetry, not always for the same purposes.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 25, 2015

The recent film "The Great Budapest Hotel" is an example of symmetry in the work of Wes Anderson, a signature similar to the one in Stanley Kubrick's films.

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Edelkrone: New PocketRig2 Optimized for DSLRs

Presented as the World’s lightest and most portable DSLR rig, the PocketRig 2 is a “swiss army knife” for videographers.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 23, 2015

The recent clearance sale from edelkrone, suggesting the end of their PocketSeries, was presented with a note stating that “every ending is a new beginning”. Well, the PocketRig 2 is that beginning, a multiple solution for DSLR videographers – and others too.

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Canon’s Extreme Wide-angle for Cinematographers

The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM may look like a lens for stills, but it also works for video.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 17, 2015

The EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is Canon’s widest ever full-frame ultra-wide zoom lens, and apparently the widest available in the world at the moment.  Photographers have a special interest in this lens, but cinematographers may be surprised with the results the lens offers.

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Tokina: the New 50-135mm Cinema Lens

Tokina is clearly expanding their lens line. Now they have a Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 in Canon and PL Mount.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 16, 2015

Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. announced their new lens for the Tokina Cinema ATX line. The Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 lens created by the engineers from the company offers a highly versatile zoom range in a compact design that is 4K ready.

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KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules UPDATED

Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia (UPDATED 2/15/2015)

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 15, 2015

With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (UPDATED 2/15/2015 with FAA Rule Proposal at bottom of article)

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BVE 2015: Canon’s 4K Future Starts in London

NAB 2015 may be the stage for the arrival of the 4K Canon cameras, but this February they look at the future of 4K, in London.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 13, 2015

Canon will be at the BVE 2015 or Broadcast Video Expo 2015, in London, taking place on the 24th-26th February at the ExCeL London, to showcase their line of Cinema EOS, offer a hands-on live shoot and talk about the future.

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Edelkrone: The End of the PocketSERIES

Edelkrone is putting an end to their PocketSERIES, and they’ve a clearance sale on products for cinematographers.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 12, 2015

Every ending is a new beginning... The cryptic message from Edelkrone on social media is now explained. The company has a clearance sale on their PocketSERIES.

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Flex-Tilt Head, a Tripod Head for DSLRs

Conceived with DSLRs in mind, the Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head is, according to the company, the ultimate camera head solution.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 12, 2015

Presented as a new product in Edelkrone’s line, and available from the end of February at a price of $99, the Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head is a small tripod head with a difference. It allows to lift, flex and tilt cameras the size of a professional DSLR or similar (up to 2.5 Kg) easily and can be used on its own. Edelkrone says it is the world's first camera head that can do more!

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Nikon Creates D750 Filmmaker’s Kit

After testing waters with their D810 Cinema Filmmaker’s Kit, Nikon now releases a similar kit for their D750 DSLR.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 11, 2015

For users who are looking to take advantage of the Nikon D750’s advanced video capabilities, Nikon is now offering a Filmmaker’s Kit that includes everything needed to get started in the world of cinema, as they did with the Nikon D810.

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Firmware Upgrade for the GoPro HERO4 Announced (and Reviewed!)

HERO4 Black and Silver get New Features and Performance Boost!

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 09, 2015

GoPro recently unlocked a host of new features for the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver that will amp the performance, capabilities and convenience of the cameras even higher. Run a quick update on your HERO4 software to enable even more dynamic content capture. 

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Strobe Master, Part 1

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Photographer Scott Robert Lim Shares How He Built a Business Using Off Camera Flashes to Create Vivid Portraits

By Vince Gonzales | February 08, 2015

 

Photographer Scott Robert Lim found success as a natural light wedding photographer, growing his business to the enviable 10k level by delivering fashion-influenced images to his style hungry clients.  After a few years he discovered... Read More

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Canon’s New EOS Rebel T6s Offers HDR Movie

Along with the two new professional EOS 5DS models Canon introduced two new Rebels, one featuring HDR movie.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 06, 2015

The new Rebel options from Canon, the EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras (EOS 760D and EOS 750D in some markets), may well be models that videographers should look at with some attention. They still only offer Full HD, but for those users that do video, there are some aspects to consider if looking for an accessible camera.

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Canon EOS 5Dsi: More Pixels, Same Video

Canon did not enhance the video features of their new DSLRs, EOS 5Dsi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri. In fact they have less features.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 06, 2015

One could almost say that cinematographers can pass this one: Canon slimmed down the video and enhanced the photographic aspects of their new camera(s). But it is not quite as simple as that.

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Tokina: New Lens Has Interlocking Follow Focus

The new offering from Tokina is a lens for video. Their Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II reappears ready to use a follow focus gear.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | February 04, 2015

The industry never ceases to amaze us. Kenko Tokina Co. Ltd. decided to pick one of their most popular lenses, the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens available for Canon, Nikon and Sony, and build it with an interlocking follow focus gear, transforming it in a lens that may become the choice for those that use Tokina and do video on a regular basis. The AT-X 116 PRO DX V (V is for Video, I presume) may well become a trend, if this works.

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