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Hollywood Style Shots With Joby’s Action Jib

Capturing high and low shots easily with a small camera is possible using the new portable jib for GoPro, Ion, Contour and Sony Action Cam cameras.
Written by  |  April 24, 2015
The new Joby Action Jib Kit & Pole Pack and Action Jib Kit give action cam users the chance to capture different classic cinema shots - the crane, low and high angle, panning, tracking and other – with a single piece of equipment that is extremely lightweight...

Character Animation and Lip Sync for the Masses

Adobe Character Animation may be in its infancy, but the program shown at NAB 2015 reveals a potential that Adobe, surely, will explore in the future. Lip Sync is a one-man show now.
Written by  |  April 23, 2015
Announced a few months ago under the code name Project Animal and still with no official launch date, the program Adobe Character Animator is the newest addition to the Adobe Creative Cloud family of applications. Presented at NAB 2015...

Falcon Fly: A Drone with Light

With so many drones flying above our heads, do we need a new drone in the air? Probably, if it carries light, says one company, Falcon Eyes.
Written by  |  April 23, 2015
  The name of the company, Falcon Eyes, suggests that a quadcopter drone able to carry LED lights up above our heads is a logic step for a lighting manufacturer that has been in the photographic and video market for 18 years, always aiming to...

36 Filmmakers Show Mobile Films in San Diego

The International Mobil Film Festival shows in San Diego, April 25 and 26, the work from participants in this edition: 36 filmmakers from around the world!
Written by  |  April 21, 2015
On its fourth year, the International Mobil Film Festival, organized by S. Botello Productions, aims to be the place for cinematographers of all ages to share their ideas, through films created with mobile phones. According to the...

Rhino EVO: a Motorized Camera Slider

The Rhino Camera Gear collection has a new product, the Rhino Slider EVO and Rhino Motion, with a sucessful Kickstarter campaign funded in a few days.
Written by  |  April 20, 2015
With 79 backers and $68,206 pledged of a $50,000 goal, and still 31 days to go (the campaign ends on May 22th, 2015) Rhino Camera Gear has done it again. Another product from Kyle Hart and team gets funded through Kickstarter. Before looking...

Simian Taps Akamai to Deliver Creative Media Management Solutions

Akamai Media Delivery Solutions form global foundation for Simian cloud-based media workflow and asset management platform
Written by  |  April 15, 2015
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, today announced that Simian is using Akamai's Media Delivery Solutions to support its industry-leading creative workflow and evolutionary media management platform. With Akamai's services, Simian’s worldwide base of advertising and marketing...

Google Takes You Inside Abbey Road Studios

If you want to try some of the pioneering equipment from Abbey Road Studios, this is the moment. It's a voyage into the “sound cathedral” like you’ve never experienced before.
Written by  |  April 20, 2015
Sound is one important element in our lives, and places like the Abbey Road Studios are shrines of that experience. From the Beatles or Pink Floyd to Star Wars musical scores, many themes that are timeless were recorded there. Discover much of this through a...

Less TV, More Media Consumption

People are spending less time in front of the TV, but their overall media consumption is increasing rapidly, thanks to smartphones and PCs.
Written by  |  April 19, 2015
The revelation that radical changes in media consumption are not slowing down was made by Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink, during a press conference helb by the company at NAB Show 2015. The information comes from a recent research commissioned by...

SMPTE and HPA Launch Student Film Festival

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Professional Alliance (HPA), launch the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. Deadline for entries is September 9.
Written by  |  April 19, 2015
The film festival will be held during the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), Oct. 26-29 in Hollywood, California, wich entries accepted until...

Sony’s α7S Wins Best Photo/Video Camera Award

Sony’s α7S is the Best Photo/Video Camera Professional, according to TIPA’s 2015 Awards. But there are more awards to video related products, from Zeiss to Epson. Find them here.
Written by  |  April 16, 2015
Although many of the categories in TIPA’s awards are related to photography, some of them sit on the fence between photo and video, so it makes sense to mention here at ProVideo Coalition a few of the 2015 awards. The Technical Image Press...
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