Manfrotto has announced its new SYMPLA 2.0 HDSLR shoulder rig. The new video rig is lighter than the previous version and features improved ergonomics. It is also designed to be compatible with the widest range of HDSLR and cinema camera systems. [Read more...]
While Photography Bay won’t be at Cine Gear Expo 2014, I wanted to bring you similar coverage as you saw from the NAB 2014 Live Blog. Over the next few days (through June 8), Mitch from planet5D, Lan Bui, Michael Artsis and Tony Reale of NextWaveDV, among others, will be bringing you live coverage from Cine Gear Expo on Photography Bay’s Live page.
Just hit it up for auto-refreshed goodness of the latest HDSLR and other cinema gear news from the Cine Gear Expo. Again, here’s the link to the Cine Gear Expo 2014 Live Blog.
The Zoom H4n has been the go-to external recorder since the whole HDSLR craze started. Zoom has recently announced a couple of new external audio recorders in recent months – with the Zoom H5 being the entry-level and more direct replacement for the H4n. B&H now has the Zoom H5 available for pre-order with availability set for July 28, 2014. You can find it here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Tascam DR-60D XLR recorder for $189 (was $349). This appears to be the new price point for this powerful XLR recorder with 24v and 48v phantom power. Additionally, B&H includes a free copy of Red Giant PluralEyes 3 audio/video sync software (a $180 value alone). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Tascam DR-100mkII for $199 (reg. $299) now through March 27. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
This is one of the better handheld XLR recorders out there, one that I think is better than the Zoom H4n. You can read my comparison review between the Tascam DR-100mkII, Zoom H4n and Olympus LS100.