Coleman LED Quad Lantern as Cheap Video Lighting Kit

Check out this $56 Coleman LED lantern kit, which breaks down into 4 separate LED lights with rechargeable batteries.

Of course, Coleman designed this as a camping accessory; however, it looks like it could work well as a compact remote light setup for video.  Obviously, it’s not for everyone, but if you are looking for a DIY light kit for your budget videos, this might fit the bill.

Check out the video below where the guys from Cameratown give it a go. [Read more...]

Apple Refreshes iMac and Mac Pro Lines

Apple has updated its iMac and Mac Pro line to include the latest Intel processors, adding Core i7 as an iMac option and a dual processor 12-core Mac Pro option.

Additional product releases include a Magic Trackpad for adding MacBook trackpad functionality to desktops, and a new 27″ LED Cinema Display.

Full details at Tech Tilt: Apple Updates iMac and Mac Pro, Introduces Magic Trackpad and New 27-inch LED Cinema Display.

Also, working pros who demand serious horsepower should checkout this insightful post from digital imaging technician, Brook Willard: The State of Apple’s Professional Line.  I’m not trying to pile on by any means; however, I think Brook makes some important points about the lack of USB 3.0 and limited PCI slots, among others.  Your thoughts?