Archive for Accessories
January 28, 2012 – PRESS SUMMARY – RODE Microphones announced the VideoMic HD, a high-fidelity, precision RF bias shotgun microphone with integrated digital recording, designed for use with DSLR and large-sensor video cameras.
The VideoMic HD’s audio DNA is directly inherited from RØDE’s flagship NTG3 professional shotgun microphone. Incorporating the same capsule and sharing much of the electronic design of the NTG3, the VideoMic HD is a true condenser super-cardioid shotgun microphone with RF bias technology. This makes it virtually immune to RF interference and condensation that can cause other condenser microphones to fail.
Continuing its history of innovation and ‘industry-firsts’ RØDE has incorporated a high quality digital recorder into the body of the VideoMic HD. This completely removes the requirement for a separate audio recorder, while still also providing throughput of the audio signal to the camera for a superior reference audio track. Read More→
August 25, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - Gary Fong, Inc., developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge photography equipment designed to help photographers experience new levels of creativity, introduced two new value-packed bundles containing the popular GearGuard line of photography equipment security products. By combining several of its most sought-after camera, lens and camera bag security devices into two unique packages, both of which include the company’s brand new 36” Cable & TSA-Approved Combination Lock for easy secure transportation during travel, Gary Fong is providing consumers with the most cost-effective options for seamless theft prevention of valuable photography gear. The Gary Fong GearGuard product line enables photographers to focus solely on shooting, rather than worry about roving hands snatching their gear during a shoot or when in transit.
According to Hill & Usher Insurance Agent Richard Reyes, whose company specializes in photographer insurance policies, millions of dollars worth of camera equipment is stolen each year and equipment theft is a constant concern of photographers. While prosumer shooters may be concerned with gear disappearing on vacation or in a home invasion, professionals often have heart-wrenching stories about tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear disappearing from field assignments, weddings, while traveling, or even right from the studio. Read More→
April 16, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - Cinevate announces the addition of its most compact, affordable and lightweight DSLR camera slider – the new Atlas FLT. Based on the rock solid design and construction of its predecessor, Atlas 10, but measuring only 26 inches long and weighing in at less than 10 pounds, the new Atlas FLT makes it even easier for filmmakers to travel and transport.
Atlas FLT empowers filmmakers of all skill levels and abilities, allowing the creation of horizontal, vertical and even angled camera movements. By using the specially designed vertical pulley system and counter-balance, operation is simple, effective and stable for every take. With a non-reflective, black satin anodized finish, full CNC aluminum/steel construction, and stainless steel fasteners, users can expect a lifetime of reliable operation.
April 15, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - Cinevate debuts their line of Simplis DSLR handheld rigs. The Simplis DSLR Rig is the ideal solution for any filmmaker needing a lightweight, “run and gun” support rig. Incorporating a revolutionary system that allows a filmmaker the unique ability to customize and scale their rig as desired, Simplis is ideal for any filmmaker seeking a versatile, modular and upgradeable DSLR Support System.
To complement the Simplis Rigs, Cinevate also launches its line of mounting accessories called Grip Sticks. Based on components of the new Simplis system, Grip Sticks allow users to mount standard accessories with ¼-20 threads such as on-camera monitors and external audio recorders in virtually any orientation imaginable. Read More→
April 11, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY - X-Rite, Incorporated, announced that its new portfolio of i1 Professional Color Management Solutions is now available from X-Rite’s online store (North America), and from the company’s worldwide network of resellers. Designed to accommodate all levels of proficiency and expertise, these high performance solutions consisting of a combination of hardware, software and comparative color targets are specifically focused on meeting the unique needs of photo, pre-press, and publishing professionals, providing exceptional value at very attractive price points.
May 15, 2010 – The record for the World’s Largest Photo has just been broken. Awhile back I wrote about a 26 GigaPixel image that set the record as the world’s largest digital panorama. GigaPan, creators of the GigaPan EPIC Pro, announced that a 45 GigaPixel image taken of Dubai has taken the top spot as the world’s largest digital photo. If printed, this photo would be the size of nearly 1200 billboards.
Recently, photographer Gerald Donovan took a majestic image of a landscape in Dubai using the GigaPan EPIC Pro robotic camera mount. He shot the photo using a Canon 7D camera coupled with GigaPan’s EPIC Pro robotic mount, which took nearly 4,250 pictures over a three and half-hour time frame. With the help of GigaPan Engineers Randy Sargent and Paul Heckbert, they stitched together the thousands of photos into one very large image using Autopano stitching software and uploaded it to the GigaPan.org site.