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Of the many action cameras on the market, only a handful stand out at the very top. Today, Insta360 has announced a unique new action cam that will surely be on that list: the ONE R Modular Action Cam system. It consists of a Core module that has a touchscreen display and controls, as well as other modules that can be used interchangeably with the Core. The Core module, plus a second module of...
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Not long ago, Anton Bauer released their Dionic 26V Gold Mount Plus Batteries for power-hungry cine cameras and lights. Now they've announced two 26V Gold Mount Plus Dual...
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With Oscar-winning filmmakers such as Steven Soderbergh and Claude Lelouch lately making films using an iPhone, we now have an even better appreciation of the benefits of smartphone filmmaking. In an interview with HeyUGuys, Soderbergh—known for films like Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven—explained that only with a phone could he have made his film Unsane the way he wanted to, shown the film he wanted...
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On the heels of the AK2000 and AK4000, Feiyu has released the AK4500 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, which offers a higher payload of 10 lb and adds a few new features. It incorporates a rear handle that lets you easily switch to underslung mode. The weight of the gimbal and...
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The Titon batteries, from Anton Bauer, are an interesting release because they’re entry-level models, yet they have nothing but top features. They were designed without any buttons or an LED gauge, so they can be offered at an accommodating cost. That’s how they were introduced at NAB 2019. Non-essential features were removed to achieve this. But at the same time, they have a 10A output,...
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Virtually every product Bright Tangerine releases has a key feature or two that solves major problems, and quality is a standard with them. This fully applies to their Titan arms. Whereas articulating arms commonly have a rosette-type center mechanism, Bright Tangerine’s Titan arms have a reinvented...
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On the side of some ZEISS lenses is a 4-pin LEMO connector, built in, with the words “eXtended Data” inscribed above it. This connector is part of ZEISS’s eXtended Data Technology (XD), which provides lens data for VFX applications. More specifically, eXtended Data efficiently transfers shading and distortion data via a hardware/software workflow. It allows VFX artists to adjust shading and...
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Manfrotto has announced two exciting FAST series tripod leg models and accessories, plus the highly upgraded Lykos 2.0 compact LED light. The FAST tripods are designed to set up and break down quickly and very...
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Rotolight has just announced the Titan X2, a 2x1 RGBWW LED light fixture with just about everything you need built in, and with a very modern look that’s sure to impress your client. The brand that became a favorite for its well-made ring lights and circular on-camera lights has...
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Just announced, the Insta360 EVO is a foldable ultra-compact camera that captures 360-degree spherical VR images when folded closed, and 180-degree 3D images when open. When folded, the EVO has a sleek, square form and provides a lens on the front and back, allowing you to shoot...
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Although a sturdy tripod is the only solution for many applications, a mini tripod is sometimes all you need. Often, it’s the better option. Mini tripods, also known as tabletop or desktop tripods, are convenient solutions for travel, vlogging, small spaces, and locations where you need to be discreet, such as the Top of the Rock on the 4th of July (as per one of our customers). Depending on...
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Smartphone/tablet teleprompters have proven to be very successful for YouTube channels. Many popular YouTube vloggers list a mobile teleprompter among their YouTube gear. These prompters are compact and affordable, and both factors are right up the alley of a YouTube vlogger. They’re also easy to get started with and use. They work using one of many prompting apps that can be downloaded at the...
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For most purposes, editing software and a decent-enough computer are all one needs for video editing. But if you want a precision workflow, require optimal image quality, or are simply looking for a gift for an editor friend or relative, below are some key accessories that will upgrade an editing station to a more professional one. Most of these add-ons are compatible with all the popular editing...
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The Luxli Timpani 1x1 RGBAW LED light entered the 1x1 panel market to a lot of attention, thanks to its four built-in operational modes. Other features, including remote app control and a very slim enclosure, certainly complete the compact all-in-one fixture that it is, but the four...
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The Luxli Timpani is gaining a great deal of popularity, and the reason is simple: everyone in professional video production needs a bicolor 1x1 panel, and the Timpani offers bicolor, RGB color, gels, effects, and remote app control, all in one, and at a price that’s a steal. Simple...
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