DJI Ronin Stabilizer Gets $1500 Pre-Release Price Drop

Whenever the MōVI was announced, many potential customers were appalled at the high price tag. Even the lower end MōVI carried a retail price of $5k, which many folks still considered too high.

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DJI was expected to ship its MōVI competitor, the Ronin, for $4500 next month. Now, it seems that DJI wants to get an even bigger edge on the market with an entry price of $2999 for the Ronin. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Atomos Releases Affordable CFast Cards for Ninja Star ProRes Recorder

Atomos Ninja Star

The Atomos Ninja Star was announced at NAB 2014 and touted as a ProRes recorder for the GoPro. The immediate downside that everyone saw was that it only recorded to CFast cards.

CFast cards are great from a speed standpoint; however, a 60GB SanDisk CFast card still costs $650! That’s a tough pill to swallow for a $300 recorder. While some more recently released cards are lower, they are still well above CF card prices. [Read more...]

Red Giant Universe 1.1 Update

Red Giant Universe

Red Giant has updated its Universe plug-in suite with 9 new effects, as well as updates to existing products. If you aren’t familiar with the suite, Red Giant Universe is a new subscription-based (but you can also purchase a lifetime license) plug-in for video editing applications. Several of the tools inside Universe are free for everyone; however, you have to purchase the premium tools. [Read more...]

Cine Gear Expo 2014 Live Blog

Cine Gear Expo

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.

Avid Media Composer Adds Software Subscription Option

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Avid is one of the latest software vendors to move to a subscription software model with Media Composer available for a $49.99/mo subscription price. So far, however, Avid is taking a gentler approach to the subscription model by continuing to offer a purchase option to Media Composer in addition to the subscription option. [Read more...]

How to Export 4K Videos for YouTube . . . Plus Free Presets for Premiere Pro and Media Encoder!

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The Panasonic GH4 is the first 4K camera I have tested. I have lots of good things to say about it and will have plenty more sample video along the way. For those new to 4K video (including yours truly), I wanted to take a few minutes and break down what I have learned about exporting 4K video using Adobe Premiere Pro CC and share some presets that I created for exporting 4K footage for YouTube 4K delivery. [Read more...]