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NAS: New Solutions for Creative Professionals

By Jose Antunes | February 26, 2015

After the MyBook series and some initial My Cloud NAS, Western Digital is in full swing with new NAS solutions: 4 of them now.

Western Digital has expanded its suite of network attached storage (NAS) solutions with four new products that address the increasing demands for content storage, management, protection and streaming among prosumers, creative professionals and small businesses.

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Edelkrone: New PocketRig2 Optimized for DSLRs

By Jose Antunes | February 23, 2015

Presented as the World’s lightest and most portable DSLR rig, the PocketRig 2 is a “swiss army knife” for videographers.

The recent clearance sale from edelkrone, suggesting the end of their PocketSeries, was presented with a note stating that “every ending is a new beginning”. Well, the PocketRig 2 is that beginning, a multiple solution for DSLR videographers – and others too.

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Zeiss VR ONE Headset Wins iF Design Award

By Jose Antunes | February 19, 2015

Zeiss’ VR ONE promising a portable virtual movie theater won the iF Design Award 2015 in the Audio/Video product category.

The Virtual Reality headset that creates a virtual movie theater for you to watch films, was chosen by an international expert jury that assessed almost 5,000 entries from 53 countries. Priced at $99, the Zeiss VR ONE is available for iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5.

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UPDATE: Join Jeff Greenberg as He Explains How Professionals Can Speed Up Their 4K Workflow

UPDATE: Join Jeff Greenberg as He Explains How Professionals Can Speed Up Their 4K Workflow

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 19, 2015

The post-production expert shares how you can speed up your workflow by over 30% during a live webinar on February 24th, 2015

Questions around how professionals can and should utilize 4K are as pervasive as ever. What sort of hardware requirements are needed for a 4K production? Will you need to upgrade or install different software? Are you working as efficiently as possible in your 4K production?

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World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom Ratio Lens

By Jose Antunes | February 18, 2015

The new Canon HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens goes from 7.5mm to 180mm.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5Bi, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering (ENG) applications.

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Canon’s Extreme Wide-angle for Cinematographers

By Jose Antunes | February 17, 2015

The new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM may look like a lens for stills, but it also works for video.

The EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is Canon’s widest ever full-frame ultra-wide zoom lens, and apparently the widest available in the world at the moment.  Photographers have a special interest in this lens, but cinematographers may be surprised with the results the lens offers.

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Join Hitachi at the Mobile World Congress 2015

Join Hitachi at the Mobile World Congress 2015

By PVC News Staff | February 16, 2015

Happening over the course of four days, March 2nd-5th in Barcelona

You've already seen that increasing demand for voice, data and video communications can quickly outstrip the capacity of mobile networks. The result? You risk jeopardizing your customer relationships. But you can meet your mobile customers' demands for high availability and... Read More

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Tokina: the New 50-135mm Cinema Lens

By Jose Antunes | February 16, 2015

Tokina is clearly expanding their lens line. Now they have a Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 in Canon and PL Mount.

Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. announced their new lens for the Tokina Cinema ATX line. The Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 lens created by the engineers from the company offers a highly versatile zoom range in a compact design that is 4K ready.

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KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules UPDATED

KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules UPDATED

By Jeff Foster | February 15, 2015

Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia (UPDATED 2/15/2015)

With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (UPDATED 2/15/2015 with FAA Rule Proposal at bottom of article)

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BVE 2015: Canon’s 4K Future Starts in London

By Jose Antunes | February 13, 2015

NAB 2015 may be the stage for the arrival of the 4K Canon cameras, but this February they look at the future of 4K, in London.

Canon will be at the BVE 2015 or Broadcast Video Expo 2015, in London, taking place on the 24th-26th February at the ExCeL London, to showcase their line of Cinema EOS, offer a hands-on live shoot and talk about the future.

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Edelkrone: The End of the PocketSERIES

By Jose Antunes | February 12, 2015

Edelkrone is putting an end to their PocketSERIES, and they’ve a clearance sale on products for cinematographers.

Every ending is a new beginning... The cryptic message from Edelkrone on social media is now explained. The company has a clearance sale on their PocketSERIES.

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Flex-Tilt Head, a Tripod Head for DSLRs

By Jose Antunes | February 12, 2015

Conceived with DSLRs in mind, the Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head is, according to the company, the ultimate camera head solution.

Presented as a new product in Edelkrone’s line, and available from the end of February at a price of $99, the Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head is a small tripod head with a difference. It allows to lift, flex and tilt cameras the size of a professional DSLR or similar (up to 2.5 Kg) easily and can be used on its own. Edelkrone says it is the world's first camera head that can do more!

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Nikon Creates D750 Filmmaker’s Kit

By Jose Antunes | February 11, 2015

After testing waters with their D810 Cinema Filmmaker’s Kit, Nikon now releases a similar kit for their D750 DSLR.

For users who are looking to take advantage of the Nikon D750’s advanced video capabilities, Nikon is now offering a Filmmaker’s Kit that includes everything needed to get started in the world of cinema, as they did with the Nikon D810.

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Key Code Media Bolsters Technical Expertise, To Solve Today’s Broadcast & Post Issues

Key Code Media Bolsters Technical Expertise, To Solve Today’s Broadcast & Post Issues

By PVC News Staff | February 11, 2015

To support the growing IT challenges broadcast, post production, and corporate video face today, Key Code Media is strengthening its technical staff. With a focus in live production, collaborative editorial, storage/archive, media management, and content delivery, we are bringing on multiple... Read More

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Firmware Upgrade for the GoPro HERO4 Announced (and Reviewed!)

Firmware Upgrade for the GoPro HERO4 Announced (and Reviewed!)

By Jeff Foster | February 09, 2015

HERO4 Black and Silver get New Features and Performance Boost!

GoPro recently unlocked a host of new features for the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver that will amp the performance, capabilities and convenience of the cameras even higher. Run a quick update on your HERO4 software to enable even more dynamic content capture. 

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Canon’s New EOS Rebel T6s Offers HDR Movie

By Jose Antunes | February 06, 2015

Along with the two new professional EOS 5DS models Canon introduced two new Rebels, one featuring HDR movie.

The new Rebel options from Canon, the EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i cameras (EOS 760D and EOS 750D in some markets), may well be models that videographers should look at with some attention. They still only offer Full HD, but for those users that do video, there are some aspects to consider if looking for an accessible camera.

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Canon EOS 5Dsi: More Pixels, Same Video

By Jose Antunes | February 06, 2015

Canon did not enhance the video features of their new DSLRs, EOS 5Dsi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri. In fact they have less features.

One could almost say that cinematographers can pass this one: Canon slimmed down the video and enhanced the photographic aspects of their new camera(s). But it is not quite as simple as that.

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Blackmagic’s Fusion 7

By Brian Hallett | February 05, 2015

Might just change how we do things

Blackmagic set to revolutionize the visual effect industry as they offer Fusion 7 at no cost. One of the industry's stronger visual effects and motion graphics software is available completely free of charge. Sound familiar?

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Hollywood Wants to Keep Motion Picture Film Alive

By Jose Antunes | February 05, 2015

Six major Hollywood studios have agreed to keep using film, giving Kodak a new lease of life.

The news, today, that Kodak finalized motion picture film agreements with major Hollywood studios is a new step in the story of film not being dead yet. We recently published here the story of Ferrania Film coming back, and now it is time to confirm that Kodak will be a name present in future movie and television productions.

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Tokina: New Lens Has Interlocking Follow Focus

By Jose Antunes | February 04, 2015

The new offering from Tokina is a lens for video. Their Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II reappears ready to use a follow focus gear.

The industry never ceases to amaze us. Kenko Tokina Co. Ltd. decided to pick one of their most popular lenses, the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens available for Canon, Nikon and Sony, and build it with an interlocking follow focus gear, transforming it in a lens that may become the choice for those that use Tokina and do video on a regular basis. The AT-X 116 PRO DX V (V is for Video, I presume) may well become a trend, if this works.

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