Lumos Hawk 150 LED Fresnel Provides 1K Output on a 150w Power Draw

Lumos 150 LED Fresnel-4

Lighting companies are┬áreally 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...]

Watch a Face Change While Moving Light Position

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...]

Blackmagic Design Studio Camera Now In Stock

Blackmagic Studio Camera

The new Blackmagic Design Studio Camera┬áthat 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.

Comodo Orbit Dual Mechanical Gimbal Hands-On

Comodo Orbit-2

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.

This year at NAB 2014, I caught up with Leonard Helmrich, the inventor of the Comodo Orbit. [Read more...]