PAG has introduced two new versions of its Gold-Mount compatible broadcast battery. Both can be charged using Anton-Bauer Li-Ion chargers.
UK rental company Alias Hire has added a raft of handheld camcorders and associated peripherals to its rental inventory in order to meet the evolving demands of the UK documentary market.
|Drift Innovation's latest software update has turned their camera in to a 'Dash cam'. They call it Car DVR Mode and is part of their latest firmware update (184.108.40.206) for the Drift HD Ghost.
Drift cite the reason for this mode as the increasing number of end customer and corporate/fleet car enquiries for an easy to use camera system that could be used by drivers to capture video. In the event of an accident, video footage could then be used to support insurance companies and claims. An increasing number of insurance companies are furthermore providing their customers with insurance premium discounts if in-car cameras are used.
The Kickstarter egg has hatched another piece of software on to the market with HitFilm, a video and FX editor, over-achieving its investment target (asked for £25k, got £40k and it closes tomorrow June 7th) and in doing so eliciting the promise of a Mac version from the inventors.
If you've ever envied those great crane shots across audiences and swooping shots above huge expanses your dreams may have come true with the new Hague Camera Supports' new K9 CamCrane. The K9 Camcrane reaches a respectable 5 metres in height and is supplied with its own stand and camera tilt control.
As reality TV and web shows show no sign of relenting their particular brand of entertainment so the suppliers of technology of such shows become more sophisticated. Small camera specialist Minicams have launched the Mini-Rig portable production unit (PPU), a new multi-camera mobile HD unit for fixed-rig filming with robotic cameras. The rig features integration of multiple audio channels and HD video streams but with a fully customisable graphical user interface and touch screen control panel.
Apple’s Final Cut Pro ‘X’ edition has been the whipping boy of the professional editor’s world for the last couple of years. But there were supporters who were sure that Apple would re-instate the fundamental ingredients of their v7 software. Now their support has been justified as the BBC start cutting programmes with an ‘X’ on them.
FreeFly Systems MoVI gimbal rig rocked the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas and in doing so awoke a generation of remote control aero designers in to thinking they could design a similar rig for professional TV and film use.
Pairing up legacy audio devices might be part of your day to day working life, especially when you're in other people's studios or premises. You want something portable, maybe battery powered and that is quick to achieve a sound. Bayan Audio's StreamPort Universal might be that product. Apart from the battery powered side of things, it's only mains powered, the StreamPort ticks all the boxes. It's well made, as little as an Apple TV box and is pretty idiot proof to pair up to your hand/mobile device.