Zeiss Servo Controller For Compact Zoom Lenses. NAB 2014 First Look.


Carl Zeiss Lenses has announced a new servo controller for their zoom lenses. The control unit will work with Iris, Focus and Zoom. No pricing yet, should be available pretty soon. Here is a rip from the post. “Matt Allard talks to Helmut Lenhof about their prototype servo zoom unit for the CZ range. The unit will attach to existing lenses via a unique base plate, and have motors to control zoom, iris...Read More

GoPro Hero 3 Handheld 2-Axis Gimbal Quick Take Video. NAB 2014 Giveaway.


Here is a quick take on the new Feiyu-Tech G3 Handheld 2-Axis Gimbal for the GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 3+. This is a cool way to get into brushless gimbals without breaking your budget. It’s only around $260 and is tons of fun! We will be giving one of these puppies away at NAB 2014. Follow us on Twitter for more info. Link here. @Wide Open Camera For more info, or to nab...Read More

The Freefly Systems MoVI M5


Today I got the Freefly Systems MoVI M5.  As an M10 owner I was not quite sure what to expect since this is a lower cost model.  I had seen a progression from prototype form to the final version online but never had it in my hands to judge in person.   When I first opened the box I was very surprised to see how well built and thoughtful the M5 was.  I do...Read More

Panasonic Announces The HX-A500 Wearable 4K Camera.


Panasonic announced the HX-A500 4K wearable camera today. This puppy will shoot 24/25 fps at 4K for around $500 US. I’m not too sure about the cable lens thing but anything that gets us closer to inexpensive 4K is good in my book. The Panasonic HX-A500 is due to hit the street this May 2014. Here is a rip from the Verge post. Click here to check it out.  “The HX-A500 isn’t quite as...Read More

The Stubilizer Compact GoPro Gyro Stabilizer. Kickstarter Project


This looks like a really cool addition to any GoPro camera. The name alone is worth a look. The Stubilizer is a compact gyro stabilized mount for the GoPro. There are three different models starting at around $250 US for the basic version. The three axis pro version will set you back around $350 US. The results are quite good for such a compact system.  Here is a rip from the Kickstarter page. Click...Read More

Chinon Announces The Bellami HD-1 Digital Super 8 Camera.


The Hipster camera movement is gaining momentum with the announcement of the new Chinon Bellami HD-1 Digital Super 8mm Cine Camera. There is not a lot of info about this camera yet. Here is a rip from the Personal View blog with pricing at around $850 US. The Bellami HD-1 looks tiny in the hands of the model. Lets hope it has a unique look to match. Here is a rip from the personal...Read More

The Zylight F8 LED Fresnel


For those who already follow me on twitter or have seen some of my high-speed work in the past few months know I am a big fan of the Zylight F8 LED fresnel.  There are tons of LED panels on the market currently and more and more popping up everyday.  There are however a select few LED fresnel lights on the market and even fewer that actual are feature rich, hold color temp and...Read More

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