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Zhiyun Crane M2: Lightweight Gimbal for Travelling Filmmakers

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Launched with the tagline, “Live | Create | Anywhere”, the new Zhiyun Crane M2 is a compact 3-Axis stabilizer that is designed to work seamlessly across multiple device types including, smartphones, action cameras, compact cameras and lighter mirrorless cameras. The Zhiyun Crane M2 was designed to be as versatile as possible and is aimed at travelling filmmakers and vloggers. It’s compact size means that it can fit easily in an overhead bag or backpack. It features an up to 7 hour runtime, “enhanced camera control”, Bluetooth and WiFi control and an OLED display similar to the one found on the…

DJI Ronin SC – A Compact, Super-light Gimbal for Mirrorless Cameras

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The first thing you’ll notice about the new Ronin-SC 3-axis gimbal stabilizer is its size, or, more precisely, the lack of it. The C in its name stands for “compact,” and it’s super-light, too, weighing in at just 1.1kg. But these aren’t limitations. These are its strengths, because this new gimbal is designed specifically for lightweight mirrorless cameras, and for many of today’s photographers, it’s the piece of gear they’ve been waiting for. The existing Ronin-S is perfectly capable of accommodating mirrorless models, too, but this new stabilizer is simply better proportioned for the task at hand. The new Ronin-SC…

XS Wireless Digital – Sennheiser Creates an Instant Connection

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Sennheiser has announced a new entry level plug & play wireless system called the XS Wireless Digital (XSW-D). Designed with “ease of use in mind”, the XS Wireless Digital system is essentially a cable replacement that consists of lightweight, compact plug-on transmitters and receivers featuring either XLR (6.3mm, 1/4″) or mini jack (3.5mm, 1/8″) connections that transmit in the 2.4 GHz range to create a wireless peer-to-peer connection. Each device will feature a single-button interface and status indicator to handle both power and linking functions and will be powered by a USB re-chargeable lithium-ion battery that will provide up to…

Tilta Nucleus-Nano & Gravity G2X Compact Handheld Gimbal System

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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.…

MOZA Air 2 – 3-Axis Stabilization, Heavy Payload, Handheld Gimbal

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The new Gudsen MOZA Air 2 is a heavy lift handheld gimbal with an impressive payload capacity of up to 4.2kg (9.2lbs) and a host of other updated features. Hardware Thanks to its newly optimized high torque motors and next generation Field Oriented Control (FOC) technology the Air 2 can handle most DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and pocket cinema cameras such as the Sony FS5. The Air 2 is powered by the MOZA Spark Power Supply System which draws its power from four high-rate Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and thanks to a new Battery Management System (BMS) provides a maximum run time…

Five Powerful Video Accessories That Will Help Improve Your Workflow

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Vistek’s Pro Video Solutions Group Technical Account Manager Richard Bacsa introduces us to five powerful video accessories that are designed to help improve your video workflow. LaCie Co-Pilot Let’s start with one of the most convenient units I’ve had the pleasure of working with. The LaCie Co-Pilot. Early on in my career I’ve dabbled with handling onset data, archiving was always tedious and time consuming. Let me tell you, for projects requiring fast turnaround and seamless backup, without a computer this puppy checks all the right boxes. Looking to back up on the go? (Backup On-Set Solution) it has an SD card…

4 Saramonic Audio-for-Video Products for Your Next Shoot

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Specializing in smaller lightweight solutions for videographers who shoot primarily on smaller camcorders, DSLRs, Mirrorless, GoPro and Smartphones, Saramonic prides themselves on taking a slightly different approach with their audio-for-video solutions by offering unique features and benefits not commonly found on similar systems. The Saramonic engineering team understands that better audio is the defining line between good and great videos and are therefore dedicated to continuous innovation in developing products for every video maker from amateur to professional.”Audio-for-video isn’t necessarily one of those sexy categories that you think about right away when planning your next video production, but choosing the right…

MOZA Air New Firmware Update w/ Auto-Tune & Roll-Follow Mode

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Gudsen, the manufacturer behind the MOZA Air handheld gimbal has released a new firmware update that introduces “Wing” technology, Auto-Tune ability, real-time calibration and new Roll-follow mode to the MOZA Air. Here is what you get with the new firmware update: Wing Technology The new Wing technology uses an advanced control algorithm that controls quick-response motors and provides more precise control and stabilization performance. Auto-Tune via the MOZA App / Real Time Calibration Use the MOZA app’s built-in auto-tune feature to automatically find the optimal parameters for the MOZA Air. After balancing, tap the auto-tune button and it will automatically set-up…

IBC 2017: SmallHD 1703 P3X Production Monitor

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The SmallHD 1703-P3X 17-inch monitor is the daylight -viewable version of the 1703-P3 designed to be used at any point along the production chain indoors or outdoors. Rated at 900nits of output when calibrated, the 1703-P3X claims 100% coverage of the DCI P3 colour space, and while it ships precalibrated, it does feature an internal calibration tool that allows you install your own 3D LUT calibration tools such as Light Illusion’s Lightspace CMS, SpectraCal’s CalMAN or even load your own 3D LUT via an SD card. As with all SmallHD monitors, the 1703-P3X ships with flexible and easy-to-use PageBuilder OS.…

Atomos Sumo 19 Production Monitor Announced At NAB Show

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The new Atomos Sumo 19″ production monitor/recorder is a departure for a company better known for their on-camera sized monitor/records such as the Ninja Flame or Shogun Inferno. Atomos Sumo As the name suggests, the Sumo 19 is big, weighing in a a hefty 12.3 lbs (13.7 with a stand) and features an aluminium alloy chassis with built in armor protection. Designed for on-set or in-studio applications, the Sumo 19 offers 12-bit Raw, 10-bit ProRes/DNxHR up to 4Kp60 recording and will capture RAW output* from a variety of cameras including: Sony FS5/FS7/FS700 Canon C300MKII/C500 Panasonic Varicam LT *Over SDI up to 12-bit…

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