Manfrotto Adds New Aluminum Tripod to the 535 Series

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Manfrotto has added a new single leg aluminum tripod to the 535 series of video tripods. The MVT535AQ supports 44 pounds and features a 75mm bowl, as well as a 60mm bowl adapter.

It also adds a fourth leg section (compared to the three section carbon fiber model), while maintaining the same reach and load capacity, allowing it to be an even more compact design.

The MVT535AQ retails for $367 and will be available as a kit with the Manfrotto 500, 502 and 504HD video heads. Check out all of the Manfrotto 535 series here at B&H Photo.

How to Use Photoshop to Edit Video

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains how to make the video experience less intimidating right inside of Photoshop CC.

In addition to working with video clips and trimming the footage, he shows how you can edit the color and effects of video using Photoshop’s tools instead of a video editing application. You can even edit video with the tools inside of Adobe Camera Raw.

How to Export 4K Videos for YouTube . . . Plus Free Presets for Premiere Pro and Media Encoder!

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The Panasonic GH4 is the first 4K camera I have tested. I have lots of good things to say about it and will have plenty more sample video along the way. For those new to 4K video (including yours truly), I wanted to take a few minutes and break down what I have learned about exporting 4K video using Adobe Premiere Pro CC and share some presets that I created for exporting 4K footage for YouTube 4K delivery. [Read more...]

Video Test: Panasonic GH4 Compared to GH3, Canon 5D Mark III, C100 and 7D

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The guys from Hillbilly Grip Truck got their hands on a demo model of the Panasonic GH4 and put together a quick comparison video with the GH4 alongside the GH3, Canon C100, 5D Mark III and 7D.

You can see in the video below, they walk through several different shots, assigning numbers to the cameras and revealing the models at the end of the video. [Read more...]

‘From Bump to Buzz’ Combines Live Action and Timelapse for a Great Music Video

This adorable birth announcement video combines live action video with a time lapse shot over a 9 month period. In the 2 days since the video was uploaded, it has over 2.4 million views and counting.

Tom Fletcher notes on his YouTube channel that they took photos every day through the 9 months of their pregnancy to create this fantastic three minute multimedia piece. Additionally, Tom wrote and performed the song “Something New” to go along with their presentation of the new addition to the family.

Zacuto Z-Finder for Canon C300 & C500 Available Soon

Zacuto Z-Finder for C300 and C500

Zacuto has released a new Z-Finder optical viewfinder for the Canon C300 and C500 cinema cameras. The Z-Finder delivers 1.8x magnification of the LCD screen.

It attaches by using a foam padded sleeve that slides over the LCD screen of either the C300 or C500. The sleeve is secured into place with a bar clamp. It also includes a unique monitor lock clip to keep the LCD screen from moving forward when the Z-Finder is pressed against your eye.

The Z-Finder for the Canon C300 and C500 retails for $485 and is expected to ship mid-March. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

You can see the new Z-Finder and other Zacuto C300 and C500 accessories in the video below. [Read more...]