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GoPro Hero 4 Shoots 240 fps at 720P. Firmware Update First Look Video.

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Gizmodo got an early version of the new GoPro Hero 4 firmware update adding 240 fps at 720 X 1280 resolution. The footage looks pretty good. The blacks don’t really crush. I’m much more excited for the 2.7K 60 fps update. I can’t wait to see what it will look like in the hands of some real shooters. Click here to check out the full article.  Read More

4K SD Card Shootout Video.

Cameras

Here is a quick 4K SD card shootout. It looks like the Sandisk Extreme Pro SD cards are the best of the bunch. Sony being the slowest SD cards. Click here to check it out. Click here to buy Sandisk Extreme Pro SD cards from B&H Photo. Source: LinusTechTips.com  Read More

Rode Announces Wireless Filmmaker Kit For Under $400 US.

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Rode has announced a new wireless filmmaker kit with lavalier mic for just under four hundred smackers. B&H Photo has it for pre order now. Click here to check it out.  Here is a rip from the BH website. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS Transmitter and Receiver Included Broadcast Quality Lavalier Mic Included Series II 2.4 GHz Digital Transmission 128-Bit Encrypted Signal 24-Bit/44.1 kHz Lossless Transmission Up to 100m Range One Touch Pairing OLED Digital Display 3-Level...Read More

Cool Lighting Workshop With Craig Burns and Thomas Roberts.

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Thomas Roberts and Craig Burns will have a cool lighting workshop on February 7th and 8th. Click here to check it out. Here is a guest post by Thomas Roberts. Burns has developed his 2 day curriculum with Thomas Roberts @TRStudios Our workshop event is at Cinemills Studio on Feb 7 & 8, 2015 Burnie’s workshop offers a local LA crew guarantee, student and group discounts are also available.  Take the time to Invest in yourself...Read More

Lenzhound Wireless Follow Focus For Under $400 US.

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Motion Dogs have announced pre orders for a sub four hundred dollar wireless follow focus. The system looks to be quite rudimentary but should get the job done and may play well with MOS work. Here is a rip from the nofilmschool post. Click here to check it out. The follow focus is available in a number of packages, the first starting at $395, which includes: RTX-1 Single Axis Controller Unit DB-1 Receiver Motor Unit Pulley...Read More

Help a fellow filmmaker with the loss of his wife.

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This past Thanksgiving weekend fellow filmmaker and friend to all, Steven Landon-Smyth (twitter: @lordofvisions ) lost his wife of 19 years suddenly and unexpectedly.  Dina Landon-Smyth was not only Steve’s wife but also his best friend and photography partner. Like most of you I cannot even imagine the millions of emotions Steve and his family is going through right now.  This time of year has a focus on family so I am sure we...Read More

Veydra Mini Prime Lenses For MFT Cameras. Quick Take Video.

Cameras

Here is a quick take on the new Veydra Mini Primes for MFT cameras. We tested the 16mm, 25mm, 35mm and 50mm all T2.2. The all metal construction is great and manual focus and iris is refreshing. All the lenses were sharp throughout and color matched perfectly. We shot this in 4K with the GH4 and one shot of the two dollar bill with the BMPCC. We shot a few tests with the GH4 and...Read More

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