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Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box (eGPU) for Mac

GRAPH LEGEND <br>nMP>Break>1080Ti - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11GB) GPU installed in the eGFX Breakaway Box and connected to the Thunderbolt 2 port of a 2013 …

PC Gaming

Dracast Flexible LED Panel - Portable and Flexible... Literally!

<b>Introduced at NAB 2017, the Dracast Flexible LED Panel is a 1×1, V-Lock battery-powered fixture that bends to whatever use you may need. A bi-color</b> …

DSLR Cameras

Moving Lights At Night on An Indie Budget

Need mobile lighting on a DIY-budget? These tips will help you get the most out of your moving night shots.<p><i>Cover image via American Hustle (Atlas</i> …

Cinematography

Here's the Big Virtual Reality Problem That No One Can Ignore

Virtual Reality could make Hollywood storytelling more exciting and involving than ever — but, yeah, vomiting is still a concern.<p>At this week’s …

Virtual Reality

Top Hollywood Directors Decode VR at First VRTL Summit

VR needs a wow factor to take hold with consumers. Will it be Alejandro González Iñárritu's Cannes-bound "CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, …

Virtual Reality

Bold Bags Introduces A New Bag: NAB 2017 Video

The BOLD Bag is a lighter than a Pelican 1510 soft camera case with an extremely rigid exoskeleton made from military grade materials. Think lighter …

Bag

Digital Anarchy Transcriptive automatic transcription plugin – NAB 2017

Digital Anarchy’s Transcriptive plugin automates transcription from within Premiere Pro, transcribing the audio from your sequence and providing you …

Editing

Quasar Science Shows Off LED Filament Bulbs: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017, Quasar Science showed off their Starline and A-Series filament bulbs. These are like your standard light bulb, but come with a 95 CRI …

Home Automation

Quasar Science Shows Off 2x2 F50 LED Lights: NAB 2017

At NAB 2017, Quasar Science showed off their new edge-lit 2×2 LED panel the F50. This light has a high CRI at 95 and can change color from 3200 to …

Filmmaking

Blueshape Shows Off Granite Mini Batteries: NAB 2017 Video

Blueshape showed off their new Granite Mini batteries. These new Granite Mini batteries come in two different sizes. 95Wh and 140Wh, but what is …

Batteries

IDX DUO-C new batteries launched – NAB 2017

New IDX DUO-C lithium ion batteries have been launched at NAB. The first is the DUO-C98, a 98Wh battery that handles up to 10 amp draws. The second …

Gear & Gadgets

Bright Tangerine Revolvr Atom follow focus - NAB 2017

Bright Tangerine were showing a new lower cost version of their Revolvr follow focus: the Bright Tangerine Revolvr Atom. The Revolvr Atom is a single …

Videography

Zylight’s NanGuang 400W Fresnel Is Our Best Light of NAB 2017

Congrats to Zylight and NanGuang for earning our Best Light of NAB 2017 award for the NanGuang 400w Fresnel LED light.

Videography

CAME-TV Prophet gimbal - NAB 2017

The CAME-TV Prophet is a new gimbal for compact system sized cameras that features the ability to be built up around a ring or stripped down into a …

Videography

Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Head - NAB 2017

The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Head uses a continuous counterbalance system based on a nitrogen-piston mechanism. This is quite different fromU most …

DSLR Cameras

Tilta Nucleus M wireless control system - NAB 2017

You pack away your cameras at a trade show and of course then you find something interesting. Tilta were showing their Nucleus M wireless control …

DSLR Cameras

DoPchoice: new soft boxes for LED lights by Jose Antunes

Known for easy handling, output quality and quick deployment, the Snapbag softbox family from DoPchoice grows with new versions.<p>The new 7-foot …

DSLR Cameras

DMG Lumière's LED Series Keeps the DP and Gaffer in Mind

DMG Lumière shows us their newest line of bi-color LEDs.DMG Lumière has released a new series of LEDs. With three sizes, the Maxi, SL1, and Mini …

Tilta Nucleus-M - A Complete Wireless Lens Control System for Only $1200?

<b>We have been surprised by the low price of Tilta’s intelligent camera accessories several times over the past years, but their newly announced</b> …

DSLR Cameras

iFootage Shark Slider Mini modular slider – NAB 2017

The iFootage Shark Slider Mini is the smaller version of the company’s Shark Slider (well, yes), designed to pack down for travel. The track is …

The Pandora - A DSLR Shoulder Rig on Steroids

<b>This Argentina-based startup has created the Pandora: a shoulder rig that will power your camera for hours, has a built-in light, pre-amps and even a</b> …

DSLR Cameras

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain needs no introduction.<p>If you’ve owned a television or have visited a bookstore at any point since the dawn of the new millennium, …

Filmmaking

At NAB, ASC Looks at HDR and Preserving the Cinematographer's Vision

Cinematographers on an ASC panel held earlier today at the Tiffen booth on the NAB show floor weren’t mincing words — in an HDR world, they said, SDR …

Editing

Teradek Serv and Serv Pro: on set iOS monitoring from under $1K - NAB 2017

The Teradek Serv and Serv Pro are WiFi enabled boxes that allow a camera signal to be broadcast locally and viewed on iOS devices. It’s a development …

NiSi Natural Night Filter: goodbye light pollution - NAB 2017

The NiSi Natural Night Filter is a narrowband wavelength filter that works to enhance vision shot under less than ideal conditions. It filters out …

Ledgo LG-G200 RGB Light – NAB 2017

It looks like the next big thing to go mainstream in the world of lighting is going to be RGB LEDs. The Ledgo LG-G200 RGB light, also knowns as …

Home Automation

Everything old is new again: Visionsmith ReLamp LED Halogen replacements now 90-250v compatible - NAB 2017

Last year at NAB Visionsmith debuted their new Visionsmith ReLamp LED Halogen replacements. The idea was simple yet brilliant. You take your old Arri …

Videography

HyperChargeBatteries: V-lock batteries that charge in 20 minutes - NAB 2017

It’s very rare that I come across a product on the show floor at NAB that blows me away, but that’s exactly what HCB (HyperChargeBatteries) did. For …

Gear & Gadgets

Film Lighting Basics: 6 Ways to Shape Your Light (and Shadows)

<i>This is Part 4 of a Film Lighting Basics series from Robert Machado and Jeremy Le. The series will cover Intensity, Quality, Color, Shape, and</i> …