Mary Latvis

Mary Latvis

Whether wrangling multiple sitcom cameras and pulling focus as an A.C., trekking to locations from City Island to Arkansas, or capturing documentary footage entirely in Farsi, Mary has enjoyed a wealth of truly varied experiences behind the camera. She now contributes Pro Video articles and equipment reviews to the B&H Explora site and incorporates her rental house knowledge into her product descriptions for B&H.

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Floating up, up, and away with your drone-mounted E-mount DSLR? Go wide, wider, and widest with the new 18mm T2.8, 15mm T.3.5, and...
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Looking to share your live video content ASAP without disruption? Start streaming with Teradek’s VidiU Go and the Node modem for VidiU Go. Incorporating HDMI and 3G-SDI inputs, the VidiU Go system...
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Two hands (like two heads) are better than one! A case in point is FeiyuTech's new Ring-Style Grip Handle for AK series gimbals. Mount your DSLR or mirrorless camera on a Feiyu AK4000 or...
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Canon has now added the convenience of touchscreen autofocus to its EOS C300 Mark II cinema camera. The C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Touch Focus Kit (EF Mount) replaces the earlier clamshell monitor/XLR unit with the...
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Capture, stream, and connect with Panasonic's AG-CX350 UHD 4K Camcorder, available at B&H Photo Video. This vanguard in Panasonic's new CX series features a 1"-type sensor for recording HDR-compatible, 10-bit images to dual SD card slots, in formats up to UHD 4K with HD/SD available for...
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New LED light models from Yongnuo include ring, wand, and compact on-camera models, each providing cool-to-the -touch lighting suited for specific applications. Yongnuo YN208C Pro Bi-Color LED Ring Light Perfect for vlogging, selfies, or a single announcer, the ring lights...
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Featured here at CES 2019, Venus Optics' Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D Prime Lens has been expressly designed with a DL mount for the DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter. Weighing less than 8 ounces, this...
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Light up your drone-captured footage with  Lume Cube’s Dual-LED Light Kit for DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom. Currently on display at CES 2019, this kit includes two LED cube lights, mounts for attaching them to your Mavic 2, charging cables, and a foam-lined soft carrying case. Each...
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Canon fans, rejoice! New at CES 2019, Canon fans will be happy to see that Canon has expanded its 4K consumer camcorder game with the VIXIA HF G50. The company has also added the waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof ...
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Take it all in with Tokina’s Cinema ATX 11-20mm PL-mount zoom lens, also available in EF,...
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You might have heard the old saying "The best camera for the job is the one you have with you." In this age of ubiquitous smartphone use, your cell phone may sometimes be just that camera, since you probably do carry it everywhere. Smartphones can also provide quicker and easier sharing of video than many DSLRs or camcorders, ensuring that your revealing bystander view of a newsworthy event, a...
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It seems that time is always of the essence when capturing video—shave your setup time with Manfrotto's new MVK500190XV Tripod System. This combo pairs the MVH500AH Fluid Head...
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Video/film shoots can be challenging, what with 12-hour days, exterior locations in all kinds of weather, and lugging equipment to the ends of the earth and back. Here are some practical gift items to add a little comfort, both physical and mental, to your friend’s (or your own) shoot. Many of these items are not camera specific and are useful for grips, electrics, and other crew members, as well...
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Expanding its streamlined camera lineup, RED Digital Cinema has added the RED DRAGON-X to its DSMC2 options. The DRAGON-X updates the popular, all-around DRAGON 5K S35 sensor with IPP2 optimization, higher frame rates, and faster bit rates.  The integration of IPP2 (Image...
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Looking for a “can’t leave home without it” gift for a video shooter? Look at the suggestions below and see if you could live without any of these useful gizmos and gadgets often found in a videographer or camera assistant’s kit bag. 1. Media Cases Secure your SSD cards in a media case like the...
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