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September 22, 2017

Gear & Gadget Reviews

IBC 2017: Blackmagic Design, Ultimatte 12 Compositing Available Now

(IBC 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 15, 2017, Special to US Times) AR is exciting for producers, but it carries a lot of challenges with it.  Blackmagic Design has one new solution that could have us breathing a bit easier, with one-touch keying and realistic composites with vibrant color. With yesterday’s announcement, Blackmagic Design brings Ultimatte 12, a

US Times Covers the News at IBC 2017

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands) The 2017 IBC Conference, held in Amsterdam from 14 to 19 September, is just around the corner, and US Times will be there to bring you news and information. OVER 55,000 executives, innovators, futurists, tech specialists and info seekers wanting to update their knowledge and skills will converge on the 1,700 plus

NAB 2017: OWC’s Larry O’Connor Talks Active and Long-Term Storage and the DEC (Chassis) for the MacBook Pro

Larry O’Connor is Founder and CEO of Other World Computing, Inc.  OWC is a leading provider of Solid State Drives, Data Storage Solutions, Memory, and accessories for Mac and PC computers. We interviewed him about digital storage and archiving, his recommendations for solutions for active and long-term storage and OWC’s recently-introduced chassis for the MacBook

NAB 2017: Happy 30th, Canon Digital!

It’s been thirty years since Canon first released the DSLR and fourteen years since Canon first took the ranks as the #1 interchangeable-lens digital camera. The imaging business has changed greatly since then, but Canon today announced that they have maintained their position on the perch with top global revenues for 14 straight years. Congrats!

NAB 2017: Lewis Smithingham on VR – Past, Present and Future

(Andy Marken, Special to USTimes)  He’s just returned from the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and a shoot in Eastern Europe. Lewis Smithingham, president of 30ninjas, had been invited to DIFF to discuss the potential for immersive storytelling in the region. Now, he is preparing to attend NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) in Vegas, where he

Canon Announces July Availability Date for EOS C700 Cinema Camera

(MELVILLE NY, March 7, 2017) Canon U.S.A. Inc. says their EOS C700 Cinema Camera will ship in July. The EOS C700 (originally announced in September of 2016) is modular and customizable with a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor and global shutter, specifically designed for feature films, documentaries and episodic dramas requiring 4K UHD TV or 4K

Gear: The Rolleiflex Hipjib Takes the Load Off

From German-born photographer, videographer and inventor Gert Wagner and the folks at International Supplies, comes the Rolleiflex hipjib, one of those small pieces of gear that really helps in the field. When you’re shooting in a crowded situation with a tripod or monopod and find it hard to navigate through the maddening mess of photographers

Gear: iKlip Grip, It’s the little things that count!

Mobile filmmakers will love this iKlip Grip from iK Multimedia. It’s one of those tiny, don’t-leave-home-without-it pieces of gear that we keep in our camera bag at all times. It comes in a small felt carry-bag that easily stores conveniently and the ball-head allows it to swivel in any direction, horizontal, vertical and Dutch angle.

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