GoPro HERO2 Protune Upgrade

GoPro HERO2 Protune

GoPro announced some pretty exciting stuff for the POV market at NAB 2012.  A new firmware upgrade for the GoPro HERO2 called Protune adds 24p and 35Mbps data rate to the HERO2.  In partnership with Technicolor, the new Protune update adds the ability to shoot with a flat Cinestyle developed by Technicolor.

More details in the press release below.
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Yashuhara Nanoha x5 Macro Lens Hands-On

Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens

The Yashuhara Nanoha x5 macro lens is available for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX cameras.  The 5:1 magnification of this little lens is incredible.  It sports a zoom range that goes from 4x to 5x as well as built-in illumination.  In the video below, you’ll see a little over from NAB 2012, as well as some sample video and photo through the Panasonic GX1. [Read more...]

Varavon Slidecam Lite800 and Lite600

Varavon Slidecam Lite

The newest addition to Varavon’s Slidecam lineup are the aptly-named Lite800 and Lite600.  I stopped by the Varavon booth at NAB 2012 to get a closer look at these new sliders.  The sliders are very smooth and a great selection of mounting options.  I’m hoping to get more time with them soon for a more in-depth look.  In the mean time, check out the overview video below.

Varavon sliders are available at B&H Photo.