Holiday 2019

by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 06/24/2020
Working from home can be a great experience, as long as your office space is set up exactly as you want it. I know I need to have everything in just the right place to get into some serious work. If you are anything like me, you want to make sure that you have some new tech around that simply makes life better. There is always some new and current tech you can get to upgrade your home office. The Center of any Home Office is the Computer At the center of every desk is a computer—or at least the space for one. This can be a super-tough decision
336 Views ·Posted 12/19/2019
Doug Guerra shares some gift ideas for the filmmakers in your life. With one exception, these gifts cost less than $300! More Gift Ideas:8 Last-Minute Gifts for Filmmakers12 Great Gifts for Emerging Filmmakers
286 Views ·Posted 12/19/2019
Jake Estes, from B&H, has holiday gift ideas for the photographer in your life. Whether they (or you!) are beginner photographers or seasoned professionals, there's something on this list for all to enjoy. Plus, these all cost less than $260! More Holiday Gift Ideas:6 Practical Gifts to Give Your Photographer Friends
by Morgan Lyle ·Posted 12/18/2019
Time was, the smallest flashlight you could get was a penlight. It had an incandescent bulb that was dim by today’s standards and required disposable batteries. You can still get penlights today—many people like having a slim light with a clip that slips easily into a shirt pocket—and they’ve come a long way, with bright, long-lasting LEDs having replaced the bulbs and rechargeable batteries that never need to be replaced. But these days, there are many
by Morgan Lyle ·Posted 12/18/2019
You don’t have to be a hunter to have fun with a trail camera. Monitoring your property with one (or a few) of these handy little gadgets is a fascinating hobby for birders, wildlife enthusiasts, kids, or just folk who enjoy being surprised at what goes on in their backyard after dark. Also known as a trap, game, or wildlife camera, a trail camera is equipped with a passive infrared motion detector that triggers the shutter when an animal (or trespasser) walks into
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted 12/12/2019
Choosing a camcorder for vlogging (video blogging)? I get it—it’s confusing. There are so many, brands, prices, features, and choices, all of which seem to be calling your name when the inevitable GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) kicks in. After reading this article, check out the Video Solutions for Vloggers article, which also discusses other essential tools for vlogging. However, in this instance, I want to delve a little deeper into the world of
by Morgan Lyle ·Posted 12/11/2019
Portable electric and electronic devices enhance our work and play, but only when there’s electricity to power them. There’s a wide range of equipment designed to store power, or to convert solar energy into electricity, to extend the time we can spend un-plugged-in. Whether it’s an extra charge or two for your smartphone, a boost for a navigator in the back country, or portable power stations that permit the use of household appliances and tools during blackouts, B&H has the gear you need. Here are few examples of modern technology
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 12/16/2019
One of the most significant filmmaking innovations of the past decade has been the explosion of affordable drones with high-quality cameras. This has made it possible for nearly anyone to capture stunning aerial photos and video. The explosion in drones has been seen nearly everywhere, with YouTube videos sporting awesome shots from the sky and your everyday television and journalism now benefitting from a bird’s-eye view. Here are seven that we
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 12/17/2019
Ahh, it’s the holidays. Time for warm clothes, good food, and figuring out what to get your relative or friend who has an affinity for filmmaking. Looking at film and video equipment from the outside is confusing. It’s sometimes even confusing to those of us who make a living with film and video, so I can’t imagine what every-day folk are thinking. I’m also not saying that you shouldn’t get them the lens replica
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 12/10/2019
Military Grade. Maximum Strength. Ford Tough. These are words and phrases we’ve all seen a million times. They’re used to characterize our gear, our gadgets, the pills we take, and the cars we drive. In many cases, they don’t really mean anything. They’re metaphorical marketing, hyperbolic hype words. They’re meant to convey the quality of a thing without being held to any particular standard. And lately, another one of these questionable qualifiers has popped up: Pro. Look around. Pro is everywhere. It’s in the names of our consumer
by William Min ·Posted 12/04/2019
There are many things to consider when you’re buying a graphics card. It can get confusing. At how high a resolution do you want to play? Do you want FreeSync or G-SYNC? Do you want ray tracing or not? This simplified guide will point out some of the popular graphics cards in common gaming builds. Entry Level If you’re just looking to play your games at a respectable Full HD 1080p resolution without breaking the bank, then you should opt for either the
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 12/04/2019
Shallow depth of field, large-format sensors, longer lenses, moving subject and camera positions—all these factors present a challenge when keeping your video shot in focus. “But my camcorder, DSLR, or mirrorless camera now has touch focus and autofocus,” you say? While such systems continue to improve, they do not provide the fine-tuned, immediate control that you get using a dedicated follow focus system. Consider that, when touch focusing, you probably grasp your camera with only one hand to free the other for touching the screen and you’ll
by Richard Risitano ·Posted 12/15/2020
The holiday season has crept up on us once again, and it looks like you're having a hard time figuring out what to get for the tech lover in your life. Fear not! I've compiled a short list of gifts any techie would love. 1. Streaming Media Player The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Pro is virtually an all-in-one gift. It streams compatible content in 4K UHD with support for the HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR format, enabling crisp,
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 12/10/2019
Cherry-picking the “best” point-and-shoot cameras from among the 200-plus point-and-shoots we carry at B&H Photo can be challenging, considering the criteria on which we base our choices. For this year’s best point-and-shoot camera roundup, we took every category of point-and-shoot camera in our vast inventory—from full-frame to 1/5" sensor-size cameras—into consideration. From there, we short-listed them based on user popularity, along with our own personal likes (and dislikes) in a bid to come up with a fair representation of what we
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 11/28/2021
Before you come storming the front doors of the B&H SuperStore with your torches and pitchforks, complaining about yet another new type of media you have to purchase, I should tell you that the latest format is a definite upgrade. This is no simple battle between two competing formats; this is an evolution that will make things better for everyone involved. What is this up-and-coming hero? CFexpress.