B&H has the Tascam DR-40 XLR audio recorder along with a free copy of audio syncing sofware, PluralEyes 3, for $149 (reg. $199). It has dual XLR inputs and provides phantom power to popular shotgun mics used in video productions. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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 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...]
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...]
Lighting companies are really starting to do some cool things with LED lights. Several companies are starting to offer LED fresnel lights that run cool and deliver high outputs of light on a minimal power draw. Lumos’ Hawk line was on display at NAB 2014, where it was showing off a 150w and a 50w version of the LED fresnel lights. [Read more...]
We know lighting can change the overall mood and feel of images. It is also amazing just how much it can change the appearance of a person. In this teaser for Opale’s Sparkles and Wine music video, the cinematographer moves the light source rapidly around the face of the star, which causes her face to change as you watch it. [Read more...]
The new Blackmagic Design Studio Camera that was announced earlier this month at NAB 2014 is now in stock and shipping. This is the HD version that’s now in stock. Recall that there is also a 4K version in the pipeline.
The Blackmagic Studio Camera features a Micro Four Thirds lens mount and appears to have the same HD sensor as found in the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
Check out the in stock HD version here at B&H Photo.
One of the cool things about going to trade shows is meeting the people who create products we use. And it’s a bonus when you catch them their first year off of a new product launch that we may or may not know where it’s going. The booths are smaller. The crowds aren’t quite as large. And, you can have some longer, uninterrupted conversations.