If you’re looking to upgrade your production with a 6K full-frame cinema-style look, Kinefinity has just released two large-format cameras, the MAVO mark2 S35 and the MAVO mark2 LF. The brand has also created two new Agile Pack camera kits that include accessories for the
Following CES is not an easy task, so one would think that this week would’ve been very quiet. This was mostly true in terms of huge announcements (e.g. cameras) although DJI, Sigma, and DZOFilm all had some notable releases.
DJI’s biggest announcement is the new smallest pro gimbal in its lineup: the RS 3 Mini. Sigma brought out its second Sports lens for mirrorless systems with a superzoom 60-600mm, DZOFilm expanded its large-format
Canon’s ambitious moves in less-talked-about imaging spaces like PTZ and 3D seem to be coming together finally. At CES 2023, Canon revealed a more complete ecosystem and product lineup that has real-world uses for up-and-coming markets like 3D rendering, virtual/mixed reality systems, and enhanced live event coverage or streaming via PTZ camera setups.
Suddenly, that interesting RF 5.2mm 3D VR Lens for the
Godox has released the MG1200-Bi LED, the most powerful light to join the Knowled lineup to date. Built for productions requiring bright, durable sources, this bi-color LED features full-power draw across color temperatures, 0.1% stepless dimming, and IP54-certified weather resistance. Whether you’ll be lighting a spacious interior or night exterior, the MG1200-Bi promises impressive and consistent output.
Autel Robotics recently revealed several refreshed versions of its EVO II series of drones. Known for its professional image capturing and rugged airframes, Autel’s exciting drone roster features the EVO II Pro V3, EVO II RTK Series V3,
2022 was another banner year for vloggers. Not only did we see major releases from industry giants like GoPro and DJI, but big-name camera brands like Sony and Canon continued to wheel out and support their own vlog-specific cameras, making vlog content creation more accessible than ever. The abundance of viable products and uptick in accessibility is a welcomed shift to anyone curious about or eager to jump into vlogging, but with so many great options available, it can be hard to decide where to start. Fret not dear reader: we have some
DJI is adding the newly announced DJI Mini 3 to its ever-expanding family of drones. The Mini 3 is the non-pro version of the Mini 3 Pro released last May, and positions itself to be an even more affordable point of entry into drone photography. The new model means the Mini Series now exists in four versions: Mini 3 Pro, Mini 2, Mini SE, and
At this point in camera development, most people aren’t looking for a mirrorless camera that can shoot video. Instead, they want a compact cinema camera that shares features with the mirrorless cameras that skyrocketed in popularity, thanks to their surprisingly impressive video specs. Sony strove for this paradigm with the FX30 and has done an excellent job.
Zhiyun-Tech has unveiled its new Fiveray LEDs, providing new inventive and portable lighting solutions for creators on the go. This lineup includes the Pocket LED Light, as well as Light Sticks available in black or
When you're a videographer on the move, portability is everything. Whether it's an outdoor action shoot, a multi-location shoot with interviews and b-roll, or a car video that requires riding around a track a few times, the key to building up your videographer kit is a combination of quality, portability, and preparedness. Honestly, it's not too different than the military, so you can't go wrong reading the Army Leadership Field Manual, as well.
Choosing a Primary Camera
Depending on your production requirements, the camera you choose needs to
The best camera stabilizer helps you capture smooth, shake-free footage regardless of what you're shooting or where. To achieve this level of stabilization, a camera stabilizer often utilizes a combination of motion-detecting algorithms and brushless motors to counteract unwanted movements and smooth out your footage.
But how do you know which camera stabilizer is the best for you? Is a camera stabilizer's most critical spec its compatibility, its
Heads up, Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera users! With the new C70 Winter Firmware Update, you’ll now be able to add the latest codec, eye and face detection, audio metering, and streaming, gamma, lens servo, and LUT support options to your cine-style capture.
Efficient intra-frame compression choices now include 4K60p XF-AVC capture and new 24p 240 Mb/s, 30p 300 Mb/s, and 60p 600 Mb/s bitrates. And with a 64GB card, you can now record up to 35
In 2013, the world of mini drone cinematography and photography was in its infancy. I bought my first drone that year: the DJI Phantom 2. I had to add a GoPro to it if I wanted to capture video or photos. Flash forward a few years and drones capable of recording 4K video, omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, auto-tracking, high resolution stills, and extended battery life started to appear on the market. Today, drones that fit in the palm of your hand can deliver high-end cinematic imagery and photos for a fraction of the cost of full-sized,
An LED light panel is among the most versatile tools a vlogger, indie filmmaker, or photographer can use. But how do you know which type of panel is right for your needs? Today, LED panels have more bells and whistles to choose from than ever before: a rainbow of colors, special effects, power options, and even strobe functionality. With so many features on the market, choosing a panel can quickly become a challenge. But worry not, I’m here to help.
In my work as a photographer and DP, I use a variety of LED panels—and not always the way they
Since we're living in a time of enhanced remote communication, let’s talk a bit about upgrading your video camera and streaming options to optimize your organization's message, and break down all the equipment you’ll need to visualize and automate your environment. One of the most efficient options for automating, consolidating, and broadcasting video to remote viewers is the PTZ camera.
The letters PTZ stand for “Pan, Tilt, Zoom,” which are the basic mechanical functions of these cameras. The acronym “PTZ” has now become synonymous with the