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Connect a XLR microphone to your smartphone

If you want to use a smartphone to record sound through a professional microphone, a quick solution is the SmartRig, offering headphone monitoring and 48V phantom power in a small package.
Written by  |  August 2, 2015
Smartphones do everything these days, even 4K video or 4K UHD, but how good are they when it comes to sound? Well, they’re good enough, and better with an external microphone. That’s where the SmartRig comes in. Smartphones are quite good as sound...
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IBC 2015 is upon us, which means it’s time to start talking about the next SuperMeet, and this year is going to be special. The Eighth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet is going to take place on September 13, 2015 and three time Oscar...
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Canon ME20F-SH: a 4 million ISO video camera

Can surveillance cameras enter cinematic production? Canon believes so, as they present their first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, with a sensitivity over 4 million ISO.
Written by  |  July 30, 2015
If 4 million ISO of sensitivity grabbed your attention, then let’s add what this means: the new camera can capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux. For reference, remember that with as little as 0.03 lux of...
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Nokia OZO: the first VR camera for professionals

Nokia announced today the OZO, the first commercially available virtual reality (VR) camera designed and built for professional content creators.
Written by  |  July 29, 2015
Nokia is turning their attention to Virtual Reality, and the OZO is their first step in that direction. Built for professional content creators, the OZO made its first appearance at an industry event in Los Angeles attended by representatives from major studios, production...
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Smallest 4K MFT camera for drones on Kickstarter

With 457 backers, a total of $264,856 pledged of a $42,000 goal and 18 days to go, the E1, a 4K interchangeable lens camera, is well on the way to become a reality.
Written by  |  July 28, 2015
When in June we published one article about the “The Smallest Micro Four Thirds 4K Camera for Drones” the camera from Chinese company ImagineVision was not yet on Kickstarter. It...
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Resolve upgrade news was announced earlier this year, but Blackmagic has just released info about the public beta of Resolve 12, along with download details. Scott Simmons took a peek at these features at NAB, but now you can see those features for yourself....
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Sony enters the drone market

Sony Mobile reached an agreement with robotics team ZMP to produce camera drones incorporating Sony’s camera, sensing, robot and telecommunications technologies.
Written by  |  July 25, 2015
The announcement that Sony Mobile and ZMP will jointly create, in August 2015, a company named Aerosense, Inc, to develop and launch unmanned aerial vehicles, created some excitement in the market, but consumers should not expect to have their Sony drone and...
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Driven by a love of storytelling and a fearless nature, filmmaker, teacher, and entrepreneur Dave Basulto’s packed career has taken him from Wall Street to Hollywood and beyond.

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4K bridge camera for $599.99

Panasonic just added a new model to the “best bridge cameras of 2015” guide we published: the new Lumix DMC-FZ300, with 4K Video and 4K Photography.
Written by  |  July 23, 2015
Bridge cameras are still a popular choice, as our recent guide for the best models shows, and as soon as it was published, Panasonic presented a new model, the Lumix DMC-FZ300,...
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Rampant Design rolls out new style effects for editors, VFX and motion graphics artists

Rampant releases new 2K, 4K and 5K custom designed style effects along with new film burns, overlays and motion graphics for editors
Written by  |  July 22, 2015
Whether it was Kevin P. McAuliffe talking about what it was like to work the Rampant Design booth at NAB 2015 or Monica Daniel
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