Media Composer – First: Free and finally shipping after all these years

Media Composer - First: Free and finally shipping after all these years 1

Media Composer | First has been talked about for years but at last it has dropped! Avid has finally released their free and feature-limited version of the industry’s flagship NLE: Media Composer | First. While this has been a long time coming (first announced in 2015) it’s important to note that feature-limited doesn’t mean it’s […]

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BC-200 & BC-80 studio cameras: Datavideo answers 3 key questions

BC-200 & BC-80 studio cameras: Datavideo answers 3 key questions 6

Datavideo recently started shipping the US$2199 BC-200 (up to 4K UHD) and US$1599 BC-80 (up to 1080p) remote-controlled PTZ cameras it announced back in April at NAB 2017. These are not camcorders, but studio cameras designed to connect to your digital video mixer (aka “switcher”) for live multicam shoots. The company had already clarified most […]

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Canon EOS 6D MKII webinar, June 29, 2017

Canon EOS 6D MKII webinar, June 29, 2017 8

Later today, you can attend a free Canon EOS 6D MKII webinar at 7:00 pm US Eastern Daylight Time. The presenters will include Allan Weitz (Moderator), Mel DiGiacomo (The Wise Master), Drew MacCallum (The Tech Guy) and Liza Gershman (Photographer – Canon Educator). Here is the link for more info, to attend or to add […]

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PhotoCross: first sling bags from MindShift Gear

PhotoCross: first sling bags from MindShift Gear

Able to carry a 10 or 13 inch laptop respectively, the new sling bags from MindShift Gear offer protection and comfort, two concepts that are often in conflict in outdoor gear design. Adventure photographers need a camera bag that’s as tough as they are. Whether you’re hiking or mountain biking, you need a bag built […]

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EOS 6D Mark II and SL2: two new DSLRs

EOS 6D Mark II and SL2: two new DSLRs

The rumors from recent months get confirmed: Canon has two new DSLR cameras, still without any 4K video in sight, and now with what some consider a bad surprise: the AF array on the EOS 6D Mark II. Introduced to provide “photographers with improved features over predecessors”, something that should not come as a surprise, […]

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iRig Pro I/O: first look at IK’s latest cross platform audio interface

iRig Pro I/O: first look at IK's latest cross platform audio interface 13

Today IK Multimedia launched its latest cross platform audio interface, the <US$150 iRig Pro I/O. An apparent successor to the original iRig Pro (which I reviewed in 2014), the new iRig Pro I/O adds a 3.5 mm TRS output for headphone monitoring, as well as optional simultaneous charging of an iOS device. However, the iRig […]

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