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...]