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Fujifilm X-T30: Lightweight, 4K Budget Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm have announced an even cheaper, or rather, budget-friendlier version of the X-T3, called the Fujifilm X-T30. Much like they did with the X-T2 and the following X-T20 variant, Fujifilm have once again managed to make a really useful and compact APS-C mirrorless camera without too much compromises.

Wooden Camera Launches Zip Box Pro Lightweight Mattebox

Wooden Camera just announced the launch of the Zip Box Pro, a lightweight, professional mattebox with diverse feature set, at an affordable price. The Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro is positioned as a mid-tier option sandwiched between the Wooden Camera’s high end, UMB-1 Universal Mattebox and the original,

Atomos Shinobi – Affordable, 1080p, 5″ HDR Monitor

Atomos just announced a new high-brightness, 5-inch monitor in their growing lineup called the Atomos Shinobi. Priced at just $399, the Atomos Shinobi features a high-brightness, 1000nit 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080p resolution. Much like the Atomos Ninja V, the new Shinobi has a 4K HDMI

Tascam Introduces DR-X Series Handheld Audio Recorders

Esteemed audio maker TASCAM has introduced the next generation of their popular line of professional grade handheld recorders, the DR-X Series. Many of you may be familiar with the Tascam DR-40 4-track portable audio recorder, and now Tascam have an updated DR-40X version, as well as two more

RODE Launches “My RODE Cast” Podcast Competition!

To celebrate the launch of the latest new products designed for the exploding world of podcasting, the RODECaster Pro and RODE PodMic, popular Australian audio maker Rode Microphones are announcing a new competition for podcasters called My RØDE Cast! I am sure most of you are familiar and have entered the popular

F&V announces Z1200VC CTD-Soft 3×1 LED Panel

LED lights and accessories manufacturer F&V have announced a new addition to their already illustrious lineup of LED panels. The all-new F&V Z1200VC CTD–Soft is a 3×1 LED Softlight that according to its maker …redefines true colour accuracy by using RGBWW LEDs, not only for colour effects but also to improve pure white light.  A 3×1

Roland V-600UHD 4K HDR Video Switcher

Roland Professional A/V are announcing their new V-600UHD Multi-format Video Switcher, delivering the full capabilities of true 4K DCI image quality in a switcher that lets end users transition to 4K workflows as demand for 4K live events broadcast and capture increases. The new switcher harnesses Roland’s

Blackmagic Camera Update 6.1 Improves the BMPCC 4K

Blackmagic Design just released Camera Update 6.1 for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Camera Update 6.1 adds pixel remapping and 2:1 monitoring frame guides to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, along with improvements to the media formatting interface, better audio monitoring and cleaner recording from

Sachtler Flowtech 75 and Flowtech 100 Now With Ground-Spreader

Vitec Group brands Vinten and Sachtler, creators of the super-quick and versatile Flowtech carbon-fibre tripod, have announced the launch of a new ground spreader for their flowtech75 and flowtech100 tripod models. The Flowtech carbon fibre legs are quickly becoming an industry standard kit in the world of small-crew

Panasonic EVA1 Firmware 3.0 Adds 4K60p 10bit

At the start of BSC Expo 2019 in London, Panasonic announced the new firmware version 3.0 for their EVA1 camera. On the same day, their Lumix division also released the technical specifications and pricing of their new full-frame Lumix S1 and S1R full-frame cameras; check out my

Panasonic LUMIX S1 and S1R Full-Frame Official Specs Announced

After making the announcement that they are entering the full-frame mirrorless market at Photokina 2018, Panasonic have just released the full specifications of its LUMIX S1R and LUMIX S1, 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new cameras are based on the L-Mount standard, which is native to the

Sony VENICE to Get 4K/120fps in Firmware v4.0

The day before BSC Expo 2019 in London (which you should be attending), Sony released details for their upcoming VENICE firmware v4.0, which will include a paid HFR license enabling VENICE shooters to get 4K/120fps in 2.39:1 and 6K/60fps sometime in Summer 2019. If there was one

SwitchPod: Lightweight Tripod for Vlogging Reinvented!

Filming yourself (or anyone else) isn’t easy, especially when you don’t have the right gear. Vlogging has not just been extremely popular, it has become the norm today. Whether you like it or not seeing people on the street talking to a camera they are holding in

VOCAS to Debut BMPCC 4K Cage at BSC Expo 2019

BSC Expo, the premier UK trade show for the latest cine and TV production equipment, is happening later this week on 1st and 2nd February at the Battersea Evolution exhibition space in London. I, just like many of you, will be roaming the floor in search of

Atomos and RED ink a Royalty-Based License Agreement

Atomos and RED Digital Cinema have shaken hands recently on some sort of a “royalty-based license agreement” as their press release puts it. The said agreement is in relation to “…Atomos’ use of some of RED’s intellectual property.”  However, even though this statement lacks any concrete details