ProAm USA has launched an affordable jib for HDSLR and smaller cinema cameras – the Taurus Jr. It features an auto-leveling design that features a tilt brake and a built-in bearing base so you don’t need a tripod head to pan the jib. It extends three feet from the fulcrum and offers dual arm support. [Read more…]
Red Giant has updated PluralEyes to version 3.3. The new version adds a Smart Start feature that automatically organizes footage and allows you to drop entire folders full of audio and video clips inside of PluralEyes and the software creates bins containing the relevant footage and audio. [Read more…]
Benro has introduced its new S6 Video Monopod, which provides a 13.2 lb payload capacity as well as a 4-step counterbalance for working with heavier cameras and longer lenses. The S6 head includes an independent pan lock, which allows the user to pan smoothly without having to turn the entire monopod. Equipped with a 65mm flat base with a 3/8″ thread, the S6 video head can be removed from the monopod allowing users to mount the head separately on sliders, jibs or half ball adapters. [Read more…]
planetMitch has teamed up with cinematographer Barry Anderson for a 30-city tour for their DSLR Dynamics workshop, which will cover a variety of filmmaking and post-production topics.
Check out the overview video below. [Read more…]
As with other Zeiss CZ.2 lenses, the new 15-30mm T2.9 has an interchangeable mount system for compatibility with PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts. The lens is compatible with full frame (e.g., 5D Mark III) and APS-C (e.g., EOS C300) cameras.
Pricing for the new CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 will be under €20,000. Based on the US prices of the other CZ.2 lenses, the new lens will probably land at $19,900 in the US. It should be available to buy in April 2014. Start saving now.
IndiSYSTEM has released its new AIR3 cage for HDSLR cameras starting at $99 for the basic version. Adding longer rods, handles and other accessories puts the top end unit at $179.
While it is not as fancy as other HDSLR cages on the market, there appears to be plenty of holes on the top plate for mounting accessories. It also seems to be quite sturdy from the looks of the below video where they set a car on top of four cages. [Read more…]