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Small LEDs Create BIG Panels

Phottix have new VLED lights available, small panels that can be combined vertically or horizontally to create larger LED banks

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 20, 2014

The new series of Phottix LED lights are small, affordable LED lights for small crews – and here I mean freelancer videographers working on their own. Small LED lights are easy to transport, easy to work with and offer powerful controllable light for different projects, both in video and photography.

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4K is Obsolete. 5K is Here, 8K Comes Tomorrow

The launch of Apple's 27-inch 5K display is one more sign that the market never stops. 5K monitors are the next big thing.

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

A selection of 4K Monitors at low prices was recently published here at PVC - 4K Monitors Under $850 - , but that seems to be old news now. Apple has just presented their new 5K monitor, and they’re not alone. Dell also has a new 5K monitor to show. These are some expensive gifts for the coming Christmas. But a new 8K DisplayPort standard was announced last September, making 8K monitors a viable option in a near future.

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Think Tank Photo Releases Quadcopter Divider Kit

Think Tank Photo Airport Acelerator bags can now be converted in a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 08, 2014

If your newly bought quadcopter does not fit in your bag, maybe it is time to buy a new bag to carry your quadcopter. Think Tank Photo has a solution with their Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit.

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Canon 4K Used for New IMAX 3D Film

The astronauts at the International Space Station are capturing 4K content for a new IMAX 3D film, The Perfect Planet.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 06, 2014

Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for a mission that will create material for the film A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

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Small UAV Coalition Launched to Advance the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Big News in the Fight for Aerial Videography and Photography in the US!

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 02, 2014

Iconic photo and commercial small drone manufacturers, 3DR, Aerialtronics, Airware, Amazon Prime Air, DJI Innovations, Google[x]'s Project Wing, GoPro, and Parrot all join forces to form a coalition to fight for the rights to commercial small UAV/UAS useage and work with existing orgnaizations to devlop safety and proper regulatory oversight in this exploding industry.

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Intel’s New Processor Speeds Up Video Rendering

Intel's fastest processor is available now and it can drastically reduce the time to render video. But you need to pay the price

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 30, 2014

Intel's new consumer processor is not on the same league as their Xeon chips, those used in workstations, but the Haswell-E is the fastest processor many working videographers may need, at a much lower price than the Xeon costs. Recent tests show results that may surprise everybody. The entry level processor costs close to $400.

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OFFICIAL: GoPro HERO4 Lineup Announcement!

The New Lineup of GoPro Cameras Now Includes Real 4K/24-30fps Capability, Built-in Touchscreen and Overall Improved Performance

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 29, 2014

Beyond the leaks, rumors and speculation over the past month, we've got the official press release directly from GoPro this morning, complete with images and a great new launch video. This lineup of cameras is truly impressive and we'll be sharing a hands-on review with you shortly as well.

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Ricoh goes after GoPro

With the Ricoh WG-M1, the company aims to cater for the needs of sports enthusiasts, offering speeds of 120 fps... and WiFi.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 23, 2014

Although GoPro takes the lead when it comes to action cams, there is still space for other brands to show and sell their models. That explains why Ricoh presented recently their WG-M1, the newest addition to the WG series of cameras for outdoor and underwater activities.

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Leica Goes 4K Video

The Leica S (Type 007) announced at Photokina 2014 is not only a medium format camera, it's also a 4k video machine.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 19, 2014

Old dog with new tricks is a phrase that comes to mind when you discover that the newest Leica, the S 007, which will only be available in the Spring of 2015, can record 4K video.

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Lexar Shows World’s Fastest SD Cards

Sandisk may have gone for quantity, with their 512GB cards, but Lexar is running fast with their new SD cards:300MB per second!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 19, 2014

Lexar announced recently the new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards, the fastest UHS-II memory cards available on the market today. To complement the new line and create a full portfolio of SD UHS-II products, Lexar also announced new Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards and the new Professional Workflow SR2, a SD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader.

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HDRinstant, Lucky Photos From Your Video

Creating HDR images from your videos can be easier with this program. But do not expect miracles.

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

HDRinstant is a brand new program that allows you to choose your favourite moment from your video and, using the neighbouring frames, create an HDR image or an improved still. Pro Video Coalition  mentioned the program before, but finally had a chance to try it, so this article is about that experience. First, though, let's explain some of the technology behind the "lucky" photos.

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A Backpack Anti-Pickpockets

MindShift Gear’s new rotation180° Travel Away backpack provides global travelers added security and quickest access to gear.

By Jose Antunes | September 16, 2014

MindShift Gear, developer of the world’s first patented rotating backpack, announced it will be releasing the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers, the rotation180° Travel Away.

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Canon: New Lenses for Video and a Storage Device

Cinematography, Videography, Broadcast and Photography all together on a new Canon website, Glass First, dedicated to lenses.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 16, 2014

Two new lenses with STM technology, one a first for full-frame, a storage device and a website dedicated to lenses are some of the new things Canon shared with the visitors at Photokina.

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Phottix Presents the Odin II Flash Trigger

Phottix presented their new flash trigger for Canon, Nikon and Sony at Photokina. The Odin II is born!

By Jose Antunes | September 16, 2014

Building on the industry-changing Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger, Phottix announces the Phottix Odin II TTL Flash Trigger during 2014 Photokina. Now it offers 5 groups, AF Beam, 32 channels with Digital ID and much more.

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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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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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