NAB 2024

by Jordan Gallant ·Posted
Tilta has entered the professional tripod foray with the release of three tripod systems. Choose between 3-Stage Carbon Fiber and 2-Stage Carbon Fiber legs with 17.6 or 26.5 lb payloads. The first cine tripod system consists of a 75mm cine fluid head and 3-stage locking carbon fiber legs. The
by Steven Wong ·Posted
With the debut of the 32” ProArt Display PA32KCX at NAB 2024, ASUS is making it easier for professionals to edit 8K raw content at its native resolution. Shooting in 8K benefits content creators, particularly with XR and virtual productions, with high-resolution footage that has minimal quality loss when converted to 4K in post. ASUS 32” ProArt Display PA32KCX 8K HDR Display In addition to supporting a 7680 x 4320 resolution, this 4096-zone mini LED display delivers exceptional Delta E<1 true 10-bit color accuracy with 97% DCI-P3 coverage
by Zack Young ·Posted
Despite the massive growth in the anamorphic lenses category over the past few years, most filmmakers still find themselves having to choose between lower-budget choices with imaging compromises or pricey picks that give a true widescreen feel. Blazar, previously known as Great Joy, continues to bridge that gap with reasonably priced anamorphics that can go toe-to-toe optically with higher-priced competition. Case in point, the new Cato series featuring a 2x squeeze factor and large format sensor coverage. Blazar also expanded its popular
by Zack Young ·Posted
It’s not often we see camera companies release higher-cost, lower-resolution versions of existing models, but with FREEFLY, innovation and creativity take priority. Case in point, the newly announced Ember S2.5K camera, a costlier cousin of the popular Ember S5K. By cutting the resolution in half, the S2.5K can achieve astonishingly high frame rates—2.5K at 2277 fps, 2K at 2900 fps, and up to 3563 fps with a heavier crop.
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Hot on the heels of February’s 24-50mm announcement, Sony is back with another compact, short-range zoom: the FE 16-25mm f/2.8 G. This ultra-wide full-frame lens is all about portability, with a sleek design and a useful range that hits an everyday sweet spot for those photographing architecture, interiors, landscapes, and street subjects. And with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, it’s a solid choice for low-light shooting.
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Insta360 announced the X4, a versatile 360-degree camera featuring 8K video and AI-powered gesture control. On paper, the new 360 camera appears to be a dramatic upgrade over its predecessor, offering higher video resolution, a larger touchscreen, longer battery life, and a more rugged build than the X3. Best of all, instead of grunting voice commands at your camera like some kind of caveman, you can now take photos and
by Zack Young ·Posted
SmallRig looks to continue their dominance of the video accessory space, announcing three new collaborations with prominent YouTube filmmaking influencers. The SmallRig x Potato Jet Tribex Hydraulic Carbon Fiber Tripod promises to be a professional, portable tripod capable of handling up to 11 lbs while providing one-step hydraulic height and positioning adjustments. The SmallRig X Caleb Pike VB212 mini V Mount Battery packs a ton of power and
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
In today’s age of ever-growing bit rates and resolutions, ProGrade Digital adds to their CFexpress 4.0 arsenal with the introduction of Iridium memory cards. Available as a single card or a 2-pack with either a CFexpress Type A or Type B form factor, Iridium cards are more than able to handle 8K, 6K, and 4K video, plus raw photos, and rapid-fire shutter bursts, making them ideal for high-res cinema-grade video captures. In addition to the cards, ProGrade Digital released dedicated card readers, helping to ensure a smooth integration into your
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
As the popularity of cine-style broadcast capture only continues to grow, you can now count on ARRI’s new ALEXA 35 Live multicamera system to seamlessly integrate the unique ARRI look into your live productions. This version of the notably popular ALEXA 35 camera offers the cinematic ARRI look in a broadcast-friendly, fiber-based setup. The ALEX 35 Live system comprises the 4K ALEXA 35 Live camera, the LPS-1 Live Production System with a fiber camera adapter and base station, the Skaarhoj RCP (remote control panel), and dedicated multicamera
by Bruno Derlin ·Posted
Hollyland just unveiled its new Pyro H wireless video transmission system, a low-latency, HDMI-only solution with dual-band support that can stably transmit 4K30 video up to 1300'—depending on the number of receivers. Hollyland Pyro H Wireless Video Transmission System The Pyro H marks Hollyland’s first foray
by Zack Young ·Posted
One of the drawbacks of modern mirrorless and cinema cameras is that they often include a big feature set at the cost of battery life. Feature-rich cameras like the Sony FX3, Canon R5C, and Blackmagic Pocket still rely on paltry, palm-sized batteries that deplete quickly in demanding production environments. To help solve these wattage woes, Core SWX has announced the Powerbase Edge Snap, a stackable, hot-
by Robert Rives ·Posted
RØDE is expanding its lineup of products geared toward creators and influencers with several new offerings designed to help you get better audio and video results from your smartphone or PodMic. Wireless Me Dual First up is the Wireless ME Dual. Since the original Wireless ME receiver was dual channel, it was only a matter of time before RØDE sold a version that would include two clip-on microphone/transmitters in the
by Zack Young ·Posted
Venus Optics is following up its popular Laowa Ranger full-frame lens series with a new set of cine lenses designed for the S35 market. Announced ahead of NAB 2024, the Laowa Ranger S35 Cine Zoom Lens set features three compact cinema lenses with focal length ranges of
by Zack Young ·Posted
Get ready to see a lot more light mats on your next studio shoot, with the compact, versatile format quickly gaining traction among cinematographers and gaffers. Aputure dipped its toe into the space with the amaran F21 and F22 series, and is now jumping all the way in with the new, game-changing INFINIMAT system. INFINMATs can be used as traditional thin mat lights or expanded with included inflatable diffusion airbags. The units are full RGB and modular, meaning you can connect them together to make huge, customizable sources controllable
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Track and frame your subjects using advanced AI assistance with the new Sony BRC-AM7 4K60 PTZ camera. This flagship 20x PTZ camera features 5K oversampling, easy integration with Sony’s existing pro lineup, and a compact, lightweight form. Sony BRC-AM7 4K60 PTZ Camera with AI Auto-Framing Based