New Prime Circle XE Cine Lenses with Wireless Remote Aperture Control

Prime Circle XE Cinema Lenses

LockCircle has announced its new Prime Circle XE system of cinema lens at NAB 2013.

The new Prime Circle XE lenses are available in 10 different focals from 15mm to 135mm. The XE wireless controller allows remote adjustment of the aperture of system lenses from up to 300′ away.

Prime Circle XE lenses will be on display at LockCircle’s booth at NAB 2013. Additional info should be available soon on Lock Circle’s website.

More details in the complete press release below. [Read more...]

Adorama Rolls Out Flashpoint ZeroGrav Camera Stabilizer

Flashpoint ZeroGrav

Adorama has released a new Steadicam-style video camera stabilizer under its Flashpoint in-house brand. The Flashpoint ZeroGrav appears to be a close reproduction of the Glidecam HD-2000, which is about the right build for HDSLR rigs.  Notably, the ZeroGrav has a bigger load range of 2.2-11lbs capacity, while the Glidecam HD-2000 is rated 2-6lbs. [Read more...]

Tascam iM2X iPhone Stereo Mic for $39.99 – Deal Alert

 Tascam iM2X

The Tascam iM2X stereo condenser mic for the iPhone is only $39.99 right now at B&H (reg. $79.98). The iM2X records in 16-bit / 44.1 kHz through the free Tascam linear PCM recorder app and supports the iPhone 4, 4S and iPads through the third-gen.

This price has probably dropped due to the new lightning connectors on current iOS devices, but it’s still a solid deal if you are using an iPhone 4S/4 or an prior-gen iPad. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

RØDE VideoMic Updated with New Mount and Rycote Suspension

 Rode VideoMic

RØDE has updated its popular VideoMic, which now uses the Lyre suspension system from Rycote. The new orientation has lowered the microphone profile, and the plastic shoe mount has been replaced with a billet all-metal shoe for extra reliability.

The RØDE VideoMic features a high-pass filter at 80Hz and is designed for use with HDSLRs and other video cameras that offer a 3.5mm mic input. the VideoMic is powered by a 9-volt battery, which RØDE estimates will provide 100 hours of runtime.

The new RØDE VideoMic retails for $169 and should be available later this month. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

RØDE Announces smartLav Mic for iPhone

RØDE smartLav

RØDE has unveiled a new lavalier mic for iOS devices. The smartLav is a $60 lav mic that plugs into the headphone jack of the iPhone or other iOS device for close-miking of talent.

The smartLav is designed to be used with the RØDE Rec iOS app, which will allow you to record up to 16-bit/48kHz audio and then edit and publish that audio to a variety of sources. HDSLR shooters can import audio through from their iPhone into iTunes and then pull it into their NLE program for syncing with scratch audio from the camera. [Read more...]

Flashpoint All-Inclusive DSLR Cinema Bundle for $499.95 – Deal Alert

Flashpoint All-Inclusive DSLR Cinema Bundle

Adorama has its Flashpoint All-Inclusive Cinema Bundle on sale for $499.95 through January 25, 2013. The bundle, which is built for turning an HDSLR into a full-fledged cinema rig, is normally available for $599.95, which is a deal in itself given that the shoulder rig, matte box and follow focus would cost over $850 if purchased separately. You can find the Flashpoint Cinema Bundle here at Adorama.