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With the holiday upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for the special (or not so special) people in your life. To help you find some inspiration, we’ve come up with a list of 5 photo/video gift ideas that won’t break the bank, but will definitely put a smile on that someone’s face. 5 Photo/Video Gift Ideas under $200.00 DJI Osmo Mobile 2 – $169.99 The Osmo Mobile 2 is a handheld smartphone gimbal made for the storyteller in all of us and allows you to capture moments with cinematic movement and incredible ease.  Using a lightweight design, intelligent…

With what looks to be a focus towards a younger demographic, vloggers and YouTubers, DJI has just announced the latest (and smallest) member of their Osmo handheld camera family, the aptly named Osmo Pocket. Osmo Pocket Measuring a minuscule 4-inches tall, the Osmo Pocket is small enough to do what the name implies, comfortably fit in your pocket. But don’t let it’s diminutive stature fool you, the “Pocket” boasts a 1/2.3-inch sensor (the same as found in the Mavic Pro, Mavic Air and Mavic 2 Zoom drones) that is capable of capturing 12-megapixel photos and 4K videos at up to 60fps…

The compact Leica Q-P is a premium variant of the Leica Q full-frame mirrorless camera that features a beautifully minimalist, all black design as well as redesigned/upgraded shutter release and on/off switches that Leica says will provide better tactile feedback when taking photos or switching drive modes. Like the Leica M10-P announced earlier this year, the Leica Q-P eschews the iconic front facing red dot logo in favour of a more discrete script logo placed on the top of the camera. Sample Images shot by Philipp Reinhard The front of the camera features a fixed Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH…

Every year, ProFusion Expo gives you the opportunity to get a hands on look at all the new, hot products that have been making the news. This year, we have a huge line-up of hot products for you to check out, have your questions answered by manufacturer reps and yes, in some cases, even purchase at the show… Just Some of the Hot Products that will be at ProFusion Expo 2018 Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K – Booth 2910 The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is the world’s lightest, most portable, durable and full featured 4K digital film camera! It’s carbon…

The Production Stage at ProFusion Expo is a great place to pick up tips and tricks for using your favourite products from DataColor, Tether Tools, Blackmagic Design, Wacom and X-Rite. John Walrath – Presented by DataColor Topic: Colour for Workflow November 13 – 12:00 p.m. November 14 – 2:00 p.m. Bio: John Walrath is Datacolor’s Imaging Training & Technical Support Manager and an accomplished photographer. He earned his BFA in Interior Architecture and in 2010 sold a successful company to pursue a career as a professional photographer. Leveraging his training in Interior Architecture and passion for photography, John became a sought…

The DJI product experience in their booth is always a favourite stop for the crowds at ProFusion Expo, and this year, we have something really special in-store for you… This year, ProFusion Expo is proud to present the Canadian launch of DJI’s newest and most advanced drones, the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom on the main stage! I’m incredibly impressed with the Mavic 2 Pro images. Hasselblad seems to produce the same stunning quality wherever they apply their magic, be it medium-format studio cameras, or amazingly attached to the nimble wings of a Mavic.” – Benjamin Everett – Winner…

The Tilta Nucleus-Nano is a wireless lens control system specifically designed to be used with handheld gimbals such as Tilta’s own Gravity G2X system or DJI’s Ronin-S system (additional manufacturers to follow) and is fully compatible with all DSLR, mirrorless and modified “cine-style” vintage photo lenses Unlike the 3-Channel Nucleus-M system which features two motors, a controller and hand grips, the Nano is a 1-channel system, meaning that there is one controller to control the single motor. Thanks to the single motor set-up, and when paired with the G2X gimbal, a single operator is able to control the lens and gimbal simultaneously.…

Always popular with our attendees, the Lighting Stage at ProFusion features live shooting demonstrations that not only showcase some amazing lighting products, but also the skills of some truly amazing photographers as well. This year, the Lighting Stage is proud to present the incredibly talented photographers Billie Chiasson, Jason Lanier, Justin Van Leeuwen and Phil Sutherland. Billie Chiasson – Presented by LEDGO Topic: Creating beautiful light for beauty, portrait and commercial photography November 13 – 12:00 p.m. November 14 – 11:00 a.m. Bio: Billie is a Commercial, Beauty, Fine Art and Fashion photographer and Creative Director who’s unique style is often described as nothing…

The main stage at ProFusion Expo is always where we like to showcase the industry’s movers and shakers and the latest developments in gear. Last year, Canon introduced us to YouTube superstar Peter McKinnon and Sony presented highlights from the Canada C3 expedition with the team that captured the absolutely stunning video and stills from around the three coasts of Canada. This year is shaping up to be even better with presenters from Canon, Fujifilm, Sony, MAG-Z and the official Canadian Launch of the exciting DJI Mavic 2 drone. Official DJI Spark Canadian Launch November 13 – 6:00 p.m. on…

This week, Vistek’s Pro Video Solutions Group Technical Account Manager Richard Bacsa goes over five easy ways to improve your live streaming broadcasts and ultimately grow your audience. 1) Fast internet There is nothing worse than lag or drop in frame rate and quality due to your internet speed not being adequate for live streaming your content. Before you get started, check with your service provider on your upload speed, which is the function you require for a reliable stream. You can also test it at Speedtest. Not sure what upload speed you need to meet basic live streaming requirements?…

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