Atomos Samurai Blade Drops to $995

Atomos Samurai Blade

Atomos has dropped the price on the Samurai Blade down to $995. That’s a $300 price drop from the old $1295 price point.

The Samurai Blade is a 5″ SDI monitor and recorder. It features a 720p IPS display with capacitive touch screen controls. It offers ProRes and DNxHD encoding and playback; and also features waveform, false color and focus peaking.

An included docking station for 2.5″ HDDs and SSDs connects to your computer via USB 3.0 or 2.0 ports. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Philips 28-inch 4K Monitor Now Available

Philips 28-inch 4K Monitor

4K monitors continue to trickle out as computers and graphics cards come out with better support for these higher resolution displays. Philips’ new 28-inch 4K monitor just became available.

The Philips 288P6LJEB 4K monitor displays a 3840 x 2160 image at 60hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. It is equipped with HDMI, DisplayPort, Dual-link DVI and VGA SmartConnect ports. Additionally, it features 2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports for expandability. An integrated MHL port allows you to connect compatible phones and tablets directly to the monitor to mirror content to the display while charging the device at the same time.

The Philips 28″ 4K display retails for $799; however, it is already available at a sale price of $599.99 on Amazon.com.

X-Rite’s Free Webinars for October

X-Rite is offer three free webinars in October.

On Tuesday, October 2 at 10AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video. You can register for this free webinar via the links below.

On Thursday, October 4 at 11AM and 3PM EDT, X-Rite will offer Simply Amazing Color, Take control of your monitor, printer and camera!.  You can register for this one with the following links:

On Thursday, October 18 at 11AM and 1PM EDT, X-Rite will show Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop CS6.  You can register for this free webinar at the following links:

Sony CLM-V55 Portable Monitor In-Stock

The sweet little 5-inch monitor that Sony introduced at CES 2011 is now in stock and shipping for $399.

The CLM-V55 has a clip-on attachment for mounting on Sony Alpha hot shoes or a standard hot/cold shoe as found on other DSLRs and camcorders.  The 5-inch display has a 800 x 480 resolution and offers a 1:1 zoom to full HD images. It connects via HDMI and sports a headphone jack so you can monitor audio as well.

Find the CLM-V55 here on B&H.

Manfrotto & Datacolor Offering Free Monitor Calibration Webinar This Week

Manfrotto Distribution and Datacolor will be putting on a free webinar on monitor calibration.  It’s coming up on Wednesday, June 16 from 2-3PM EDT.

The course will be hosted by Datacolor’s education manager, Josh Fischer, as well as Manfrotto Distribution product manager, Will Holowka. Together, Will and Josh will cover the importance of calibrating one’s monitor as well as the how-to’s using Datacolor’s Spyder3 solutions.

Attendees will have a chance to win some Datacolor Spyder products as well.  You can register here.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]