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Saramonic SPRX9 Wireless Microphone Receiver/Mixer - Professional Wireless audio on Smartphones

<b>Saramonic is launching the Saramonic SPRX9, a wireless microphone receiver, created to bring professional wireless UHF recording to smartphones. It</b> …

Information Overload

How many festival-nominated movies get theatrical distribution?

This weekend, I was having lunch with friends and they recommended a movie they had seen at the Locarno Film Festival earlier in the summer. I came …

Filmmaking

Laowa makes a 25-100mm T2.9 PL zoom lens

Laowa has always had a reputation for making unique lenses, and in somewhat of a shock, they are now making a 25-100mm T2.9 PL zoom lens. The lens …

YouTube is failing its creators

The video giant isn’t doing enough to combat its burnout crisis<p>For the last few years, YouTube has been suffering a burnout epidemic. Top YouTubers feel compelled to make nonstop videos for an ever-hungry audience, afraid to take breaks for fear of losing momentum, or worse, being reprimanded by …

No Film School Reader Wins TIFF Audience Award 2018 and Shares 5 Tips for Film Fundraising

“From the Coen brothers to anyone making their first film, the approach is similar: determine EXACTLY what you require, and no more."<p>Vasan Bala’s <i>The</i> …

Die Hard

‘I Think We’re Alone Now’: Peter Dinklage Wishes More Directors Were as Prepared as Reed Morano

The low-budget experience left director-cinematographer shooting inches from Dinklage's face, and they want to do it again.<p>Emmy-winning director Reed …

Laowa announces a ton of new lenses

Laowa has announced 10 new lenses ahead of the Photokina show in Germany. Laowa has a reputation for creating very unique and niche lenses, and their …

Phottix Raja: new easy to assemble softboxes will be at Photokina 2018 by Jose Antunes

Phottix expands its Raja series of softboxes with two new models that follow the same rule: they open like an umbrella and are ready to use in …

Another Day…

I had to cut a Red band trailer into a Green Band this week. Not a big deal, but I had to keep all the mixed audio in sync while I cut. And there was …

Movie Trailers

GoPro HERO7 Announced with HyperSmooth Stabilization

GoPro has announced the new HERO7, with the biggest feature being the built-in image stabilisation called HyperSmooth which GoPro claims will deliver …

Bit Rate

USB-C Philips Brilliance 4K monitor offers docking features including gigabit networking

By<p>Philips has launched a new 32-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor aimed at creative professionals, one that acts as a USB-C docking station for a MacBook or …

Mobile Devices

Neat Video 4.8 released | News | Neat Video

Neat Video v4 plug-ins have been updated to version 4.8 with added support for several new versions of host applications and new GPUs.<p>Added support …

Neat

How Self-Distributed ‘Thunder Road’ Made Its Money Back in One Week

The SXSW winner received global distribution offers of $100,000, an amount it doubled playing in 67 French theaters last week.<p>After winning the Grand …

Film Festivals

Cinema Grade – a new way to color grade footage inside of your NLE

Cinema Grade is a new color grading plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve that utilizes a unique, direct on image, …

Color Management

GoPro HERO7 Black Hands-on Review by Jeff Foster

The HERO7 Black<p><i>MSRP US$399</i><p>While it’s no secret that GoPro has hit a few speed bumps in the market the past few years, it’s obvious that they’re …

GoPro

Core SWX 293Wh Hypercore XL battery review

Powering high draw digital cinema cameras and high output LED lights for extended periods of time can be tricky. Recently we have started to see more …

Batteries

Checkpoints

Chameleon Street, courtesy of Atlas Industries.<p>The good news: Film festivals and film-support organizations in the United States have never been more …

Film Festivals

Sennheiser Memory Mic – Wireless Audio for Smartphones – Shipping Now

<b>The Sennheiser Memory Mic is a wireless microphone and audio recorder for smartphones. It has its European premiere here at the IBC 2018 and is now</b> …

iOS

FUJINON XK20-120mm PL Price Drop Explained, Other Mounts Possible

<b>After popular demand, the FUJINON XK20-120mm PL lens is now available without the servo motor unit, resulting in a price reduction. 3rd Parties are</b> …

Customers

Silverstack Offload Manager

The Backup Software for Your Film Production<p>Backing up camera footage is a responsible and trustful job. The Silverstack Offload Manager enables a …

Television Industry

Angelbird media solutions for the BMPCC 4K and Ninja V – IBC 2018

With the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and Atomos Ninja V both coming close to their shipping date Angelbird has media options for both. …

USB Type-C

Canister – Hedge - backup software for filmmakers

Today, we’re launching Canister.<p>Canister is our LTO backup app for macOS. After a year and a half of development and real-world usage with selected …

Die Hard

RØDE Mobile Interview Kit SC6-L with two smartLav+ microphones – IBC 2018

RØDE just made recording two audio sources easy with the SC6-L and a couple of smartLav+ microphones. The SC6-L connects to an iPhone through the …

MTF Services Nikon Z-mount lens adapters – IBC 2018

MTF services have made the first adapters for Nikon’s new Z6 and Z7 cameras. The company had an early look at the cameras to take some measurements, …

Nikon

Hudson Spider Mozzie – IBC 2018

Hudson Spider first debuted the Redback in 2017 and at IBC the company was showing their latest product, the Mozzie. The Mozzie is a smaller …

Transportation

ProFound adds dimming module to waterproof PanFlex USB light – IBC 2018

We first showed you the smartphone-sized PanFlex at NAB 2018 now ProFound has added a handy module to it so you can dim the light. With a little …

Portable

K-Tek shows protective Stingray pouch for COMTEK receivers

The new Stingray Comtek Pouch from K-Tek is a silicone based protection sleeve which safeguards the COMTEK PR-216 series receiver while giving easy …

Videography

TV Logic F-7H – ‘World’s brightest on-camera monitor’ – IBC 2018

TV Logic claim their F-7H is the world’s brightest HD 7-inch field production monitor – with an ultra high luminance of 3,600nit. If you have ever …

Emulation

Aputure Amaran MW LED light – IBC 2018

The Aputure Amaran MW is the company’s latest light to employ the CoB technology the company first used in their CoB 300d. It’s part of Aputure’s M …

USB Type-C