Category Archives: Shooting

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New VariCams Get Modular as Panasonic Ships Extension Unit

Panasonic has begun shipping a five-meter extension unit for the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS camera/recorders that will finally allow users to take advantage of the new VariCams' modular design, separating the camera head from the recorder. The company said … more »

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Tiny GoPro Session Is the New Ultralight HD Crash Cam

GoPro announced a tiny new model, the Hero4 Session, that it calls its smallest and lightest HD camera to date. Here's a trail-riding, snow-shredding, BASE-jumping, fist-bumping, bikini-rocking demo video from the folks at GoPro. It captures 1080p video at up to … more »

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Convergent Design Cuts SSD Media Prices

Effective today, Convergent Design cut the price of its Odyssey SSDs by between 37% and 43%. The move is designed to lower the cost of operation for the company's Odyssey7, 7Q and 7Q+ monitor/recorders. Also, the Odyssey7Q+ now ships with … more »

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Studio Special Report: The State of the Art in Drone Technology

With the ubiquity of camera-carrying drones at trade shows like CES and NAB, the question doesn't seem to be whether the drone industry is set to become huge, but how huge it will become, and how long it will take to … more »

Q&A: UAVUS Co-Founder Bob Gonsalves on Drones, Evolving Legislation, and Best Practices for Pilots

Bob Gonsalves believes in education. As a content creator working with national brands, he understands the benefits of drone videography, but he also sees how well-meaning drone pilots can create the impression of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a menace. He … more »

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Q&A: DJI’s Randy Braun on Drone Design, Flying Tips, and the History of the Phantom

China's Dajiang Innovation Technology wasn't the first company to make remote-controlled drones. But it has come to dominate the market. Forbes says the company generated $500 million in revenue selling 400,000 units in 2014, and that it is set to … more »

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10 Drone Feats and Fails Gone Viral: What Can We Learn from Them?

The Internet loves a good drone video. Some of the most popular videos of the last year have shown us formerly impossible views of cities, landscapes, Burning Man … you name it. And drone disasters are just as popular as … more »

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Codex Ships V-Raw Recorder for Panasonic VariCam 35

VariCam fans rejoice—the Codex V-Raw Recorder, which adds raw capture capabilities to Panasonic's 4K camera system, is finally shipping worldwide. Originally announced for December 2014 release, the V-Raw Recorder's absence from VariCam workflow has limited the camera's utility for shooters … more »

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Why Lousy Cables Are a Menace to Your Success in the Field

Professional-grade cables are essential for fast and reliable transfer of critical camera and related files in the field. With Apple devices finding more professional applications, the highest quality Thunderbolt and Lightning cables available should be a part of filmmaker’s kit.  … more »

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With Internal 4K, the a7R II Is Sony’s New Flagship Mirrorless Camera

Sony's just-announced a7R II mirrorless camera is looking to carve out a serious niche in the market, utilizing a brand-new 42-megapixel (7952×5304) full-frame back-illuminated CMOS sensor and offering on-board 4K UHD video recording. The a7R II's 4K implementation uses XAVC S … more »