DJI has grown to be the 800 lb gorilla in the drone industry. Other challengers like Yuneec, 3DR and GoPro appear to be in a race for a distant second-place spot.
We thought GoPro might be able to make a big splash and a bit of a comeback with its Karma drone last year. Of course, we all know how that went.
GoPro’s Karma looked great with a collapsible form factor. Then, DJI dropped the Mavic Pro on us a few days later that made the Karma look much less attractive. It was smaller, lighter and cheaper, as well as having an arguably better spec list. And then, to top it off, GoPro issued a recall for the Karma drones that it had sold because they kept falling out of the sky – thanks to a faulty battery latch. [Read more…]
Syrp showed off its new Genie II and Magic Carpet Pro at NAB 2017 a couple weeks ago. The Genie II is a 3-axis motion control head that consists of a Linear drive and Pan / Tilt drive, both of which run tangle free using Bluetooth and WiFi. [Read more…]
Every year when we ask about the aging audio and type tool options, we get a we’re working on some major overhauls to the core program for these features. Well, now it looks like we are finally getting some serious upgrades to both of these features, along with several more. [Read more…]
With the release of the Canon 7D Mark II a couple years back, we are starting to see more and more Canon DSLRs offer a built-in intervalometer. For those of us who have shot Canon DSLRs for a long time, this is a very welcomed trend.
The Canon 80D offers virtually the same built-in intervalometer features we saw on the Canon 7D Mark II. I put together the above video as a quick walk-through to introduce the features to new 80D users. If for some reason you can’t see the video embedded above, you can find it directly here on YouTube.
You can also read my full Canon 80D Review for more on this mid-range prosumer DSLR.
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s sitting at a desk for hours on end. As a photographer, video editor and blogger, I’m tied to a desk quite a bit. Fortunately, standing desks are a thing now and their popularity has led to significant competition that has really driven prices down over the past couple years. Last summer, I got an Uplift Desk and have loved every minute of it.
The Uplift Desk is great – but it was not cheap at around $800 for my configuration. Autonomous contacted me a couple months ago and offered to send me a desk to review. While their new SmartDesk 2 starts at $299, the option I configured ended up being $524 for the dual motor version, walnut surface and accessory kit. As such, it was more feature-rich on paper than the Uplift Desk I already have. [Read more…]
For those not on Instgram, below is some of the daily stuff you missed. I don’t have the stories in there, but there were dozens more photos and videos from those throughout the week. [Read more…]