It's always quiet before the storm, and the storm heading our way soon is B&H's own Depth of Field conference centered around fashion, wedding, portrait, and event photography. Being both in person and online this year means that anyone can experience it. In other news, RØDE released the NTH-Mic, a detachable, high-quality microphone for the
With the GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptops, NVIDIA delivers the Ada Lovelace architecture, GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 laptop GPUs, and 5th-gen Max-Q technologies, increasing performance and efficiency. Powered by 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and RTX 4080 and 4090 laptop GPUs, these laptops run up to three times more efficiently than previous-gen NVIDIA flagship laptops, enabling you to game at higher detail and speeds, as well as power through creative workloads in a shorter amount of
When it comes to choosing the best color-critical monitor, today's creatives enjoy a near-limitless range of viable options. But just because there are plenty of options available doesn't mean choosing the right monitor is an easy task. Finding the monitor that best addresses your needs and your budget can be a real chore, which is why I was delighted to review ViewSonic's latest monitor, the ColorPro VP2776, and see for myself if it
This has been a light week with only a couple of announcements for those into video production. Tascam made a niftier version of its 32-bit handheld audio recorder with the Portacapture X6, and Teradek launched the Prism Mobile, a professional camera-back encoder for 4K HDR streaming.
Tascam Portacapture X6
A handheld audio recorder has been a mainstay of the indie filmmaker's kit for a long while now, and Tascam has always had some
Videographers, podcasters, and content creators looking for a powerful and portable audio-recording solution will find a lot to like in TASCAM’s Portacapture X6, a streamlined version of its popular X8 model, but scaled back for smaller productions requiring fewer inputs and tracks. The more compact size makes the X6 easier to position for dialog recording while still allowing you to record up to six simultaneous 32-bit-float tracks at
FUJIFILM announced several firmware updates for the X-H2S and X-H2 cameras and the XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens. This marks version 3.00 for the X-H2S, which improves its already stellar autofocus performance. Users can expect enhanced
Apple has announced a new, supposedly improved, second-generation HomePod Smart Speaker. The announcement comes just a day after the reveal of the new MacBook and Mac mini, continuing Apple’s recent trend of rolling out revised products on the heels of its keynote. The revamped HomePod is the first update to the full-sized model
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
Announced in a press release during the early hours of January 17, 2023, Apple introduced two next-gen SoCs (system on a chip), the M2 Pro and M2 Max. Building on the M2 architecture found on the MacBook Air, these two SoCs push the performance of Apple Silicon to new frontiers. The M2 Pro and M2 Max chips can be found on the 14" and 16" MacBook Pro models while Apple updated the Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro chips.
Built using second-generation 5nm process technology, the M2 Pro consists of 40 billion transistors, which is almost 20
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
Obtaining the perfect picture with high-quality visuals can be elusive for some creative producers and gamers alike. Color calibration, gamut, and panel technology are a few of the key elements that make a solid display suitable for photo and video editors, as well as gaming enthusiasts and at CES 2023, Dell, Samsung, ASUS, HP, and more are bringing some of their best and brightest to the table.
HP E27k G5
Constructed from 90% recycled and renewable materials like aluminum, ocean-sourced plastics, and even coffee grounds, HP gives creatives an
Samsung announced the SmartThings Station, a cost-effective smart home hub and fast charging pad. The hub will function as the “brain” of your smart home ecosystem, connecting and automating devices such as thermostats, lighting, power outlets, surveillance cameras, and more for customized presets and routines. What’s exciting about the SmartThings Station is that it will also support Matter-enabled devices for even more interoperability across smart products.
Speaking of interoperability, Philips announced that its Hue Sync TV
Experience virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) with the HTC VIVE XR Elite Headset. Compact and lightweight (weighing just 625 grams), the VIVE XR Elite can be used as a stand-alone headset. With four FOV tracking cameras and 6DoF spatial accuracy, the VIVE XR Elite can track the included controllers―and even your hands―with precision. The VIVE XR Elite also has a full-color RGB pass-through camera, as well as a depth sensor, offering
At CES 2023, HP championed peripatetic freelancers and hybrid employees who split their time between home and the office, with the HP Dragonfly Pro and HP Dragonfly Chromebook. Both models offer unique features for staying productive while on the go.
HP Dragonfly Pro
Co-engineered with AMD using its adaptive platform management framework, the HP Dragonfly Pro is optimized for performance in real-world productivity scenarios. The Windows-based HP Dragonfly Pro will feature the AMD Ryzen7 7736u mobile processor with integrated AMD Radeon
Embrace your creative side and streamline your productivity with MSI’s latest Creator Z Series and Stealth laptops. Equipped with Intel® 13th Gen Core™ Processors, DDR5 memory, and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, you get ample power to design, edit, and share your work while on the go.
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