by Nick Walsh · Posted 02/06/2023
As a live producer, I'm always on the lookout for the latest and greatest tools to help me bring my visions to life. When it comes to livestreaming, the LiveU Solo Pro SDI/HDMI 4K Video/Audio Encoder is the reigning champ in the encoder world. LiveU technology is used by many news organizations around the world. The Solo portable encoder is routed in the pioneering technology that has made LiveU the go-to for live transmission. The
Perfect for classrooms, conferences, houses of worship, and other venues, the PTZOptics Move 4K offers high-resolution streaming, auto subject tracking, 20x optical zoom, high-quality NDI|HX capabilities, and additional useful options.
0:00 - Key Features
0:52 - Detailed Specs
2:22 - Test and How to Use
5:22 - More Specs
7:04 - Final Thoughts
To learn more, read our announcement, on Explora.
You already love the Nikon Z9’s ability to capture full-frame 8K video, but now, with firmware update 3.0, you can add Bluetooth timecode using the Atomos UltraSync BLUE and AtomX CONNECT devices. The latest 3.01 update also fixes several focus-tracking functions in AF-C mode, improves FTP uploading, and eliminates a custom setting
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
DZOFilm is unlocking new horizons (literally) with its newest addition to the wide-angle Catta Ace and Zoom lines: the 18-35mm zoom lens. Boasting the same T2.9 maximum aperture, focus and zoom rotation, and full-frame sensor coverage as the 35-80mm and 70-135 zoom lenses, the 18-35mm lenses have reliable, familiar features to expand your lens loadout.
Catta Ace and Zoom Line
These new lenses are
"Anamorphic for All" is the goal of The Atlas Lens Co., and The Studio-B&H is proud now to offer the entire line of Atlas Lens Co. lenses to the filmmaking industry. The current Atlas lineup consists of eight Orion 2x T2 S35 primes, five Mercury 1.5x Full-Frame lenses, and the limited-edition set of six Silver Orion primes. Designed by cinematographers for cinematographers, these relatively affordable lenses are poised to bring an
Nanlite has announced second-generation PavoTubes and Forza LEDs, as well as a pair of new FS-series lights. The new PavoTube II 15C and 30C serve as significant upgrades to their predecessors—including wider CCT ranges, incremental Green-Magenta adjustment, more effects, and wireless control via Bluetooth or 2.4G wireless. The Forza line also
DJI has long provided intuitive stabilizing solutions for the freelance filmmaker and has continued to release tried-and-true gimbals that continue to innovate. The DJI RS 3 Mini is not an exception, combining many of the familiar features of the RS 3 with a lighter, more compact form factor―it’s designed for the travel filmmaker to take on the go with their compatible mirrorless camera.
In the ever-growing VR category, CES 2023 was the home for industry powerhouses and independent startups alike, showcasing new ideas and updating the world on new VR offerings for the upcoming year. Sony dropped some new info on the imminent PSVR2 launch, Lenovo is blurring the lines of reality with Project Chronos, in-car VR company Holoride wants to take you away while you’re driven around, and startup Dolami has a solution for interacting in the metaverse.
What’s a Metaverse?
You may have encountered the term before this article, each time
Although it’s not a recent reveal—Bosma has shown off an 8K camera for nearly two years—Bosma’s G1 Pro 8K Cinema Camera appears to be coming to customers very soon. The Micro Four Thirds system camera promises to deliver high-quality 8K imagery at an accessible price point.
Using a 33MP 4/3" CMOS sensor, the G1 Pro can capture 8K video at up to 30p or 4K video at up to 60p. Of course, Full HD is also available, although it is also limited to 60p.
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
Juliana Broste, aka @TravelingJules, sets you up for success with five tips for vlogging, such as how to get comfortable being on camera, what to look for in a vlogging camera, and other useful suggestions.
Are you a traveling vlogger? Do tell, in the Comments section, below.
Jabari Holder tests the Matterport MC300 Pro3, a camera that allows for immersive 3D tours of commercial and residential spaces. This 3D camera is perfect for real estate photographers since you can create 360 virtual walkthroughs and floor plans using Matterport's software.
0:00 - Introduction
0:59 - How It Works and Specs
4:09 - Final Thoughts
Click to see the results from Holder's test run.
Jabari Holder tests the Sigma 65mm T1.5 FF High-Speed Cine Prime Lens against its 50mm and 85mm counterparts. This lens adds more versatility to a filmmaker's kit while maintaining the build and quality of Sigma's cine primes.
0:00 - About Sigma's Cine Lineup