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September 22, 2017

Camera Gear

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!

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

The Art of Music Video: Polina’s “Little Babylon” Pt.1 with Justin Thomson, Red Epic/Russian 16mm and iPhone lenses, oh…and Surfing

The single, “Little Babylon,” from Russian-born performer, Polina, was released this week. We interviewed the directing/producer partners, Justin Thomson and Rory McKellar. This is Part One with Justin Thomson. You can see a clip from the music video here. TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW: CIRINA CATANIA: This is Cirina Catania, and I’m sitting here with Justin

NAB 2016: Panasonic Announces New Cameras

Jim Wickizer, Marketing Group Manager at Panasonic takes us on a tour of the new UC3000 and Hi-Def Studio Cameras. The UC3000’s features include Advanced Focus Assist Functions, shockless Gain (-6~36dB), a User Gamma setting, Black Gamma Correction tracking pedestal, and multi-step Digital Noise Reduction (DNR). The camera reduces skew using a high-speed scan from

Geek Gear: Droning ALTA 8, Phantom Miro, Freefly

Tabb Firchau, of CineStar, writes a detailed and very interesting case study of his recent shoot with Hugh Bell and their newest product, the large drone, ALTA 8, which can handle up to 40lbs.The Phantom Miro shot at 1500fps at 1080p mounted to a MoVI M15 gimbal on an ALTA. For his detailed tutorial and

Gear: Switronix Hypercore 98AG Batteries for the Field

Following is a excerpt from a press release issued today by Switronix about their Hypercore 98AG batteries. We can’t officially review this product since we haven’t used it in the field and run it through its paces, but it sure looks great! We all want something lightweight and efficient. I also like the idea of