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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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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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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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Your FREE Guide to the Nikon D810

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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Canon DPP4: Only for Full Frame DSLRs

Canon's new DPP software, the first supporting video, is not for all Canon users, only for those using Full Frame.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 10, 2014

It may be a technical requirement, or it may be a marketing decision. For the first time the FREE Canon Digital Photo Professional is not available for all DSLR users (and other Canon users) but only for those that have a full frame DSLR and can show it. This means that the first Canon DPP with video playback support is not for all owners of Canon cameras.

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Photography eBooks for Independence Day

Independence Day special sales are a good time to buy some photography eBooks for your collection, at special prices.

By Jose Antunes | July 03, 2014

Whether it is called Independence Day Weekend Sale, or a huge sale, at this time of the year multiple editors offer special prices on their eBooks. I picked two, for two good reasons: they offer a large selection of eBooks to choose from, and they have special promotions running at the moment.

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Nikon D810 Wants EOS 5D’s Video Crown

With the new D810 DSLR, Nikon wants to take the crown from Canon's video champion, the EOS 5D Mark III.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 01, 2014

Nikon was the first to introduce video in DSLRs, but that pioneer position did not stop Canon from taking the sceptre and running to the front. It has been this way since then, but a new era might have started: Nikon is back on the fight, with the Nikon D810, a camera conceived with video in mind. The new DSLR is launched with a mission: conquer Canon's territory in terms of video. Specifications similar to the EOS 5D Mark III and a competitive price are part of arsenal Nikon has provided the D810 with. But there is more to discover in this new camera.

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Drones Prohibited in United States National Parks

Using drones to film nature and wildlife sounds exciting, but new regulations will stop you from doing just that.

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

The proliferation of the use of drones for video and photography is bound to create concern to some, and the first rules about the use of drones in wildlife areas in the United States of America suggests what may be expected: for now all unmanned aircraft are banned in the United States of America National Parks.

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How to Shoot Multicultural Weddings

From Chinese tea ceremonies to Christian weddings, this guide will help photographers get the shot!

By Jose Antunes | May 16, 2014

Andy Lim, from Simple SLR, has written multiple guides for beginners and professional photographers and now he is offering them, until the end of May, at 50%. This A-MAY-zing sale covers the whole bundle of eBooks, which include Lighting Mastery (Wedding and Portrait) + Beginners Guide.

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