It's now pretty common for people to use an actioncam to record their
bicycle trips. Some people even wear one, with another mounted somewhere
on their bike. What isn't so common, however, is to see someone cycling
with up to nine cameras going at once. That's just what
Emmy-award winning producer Rich Collier does on a regular basis,
however, in the production of his Roll Play TV quiz show.
is kind of a neat product, if you’re an iPad videographer. It’s an
anti-vibration-padded aluminum iPad frame with threaded holes that allow
users to add accessories such as a shotgun mic, light, lens or tripod.
Soon, however, it’ll be getting a sister device that can be used with
any tablet or smartphone.
Ah, the selfie stick ... perhaps one of the most made-fun-of inventions
of the past few years. The SoloCam takes the basic idea and adds to it,
however, creating a tool that could actually be useful to video bloggers
or even serious journalists whose camera operators have been laid off.
Motorized actioncam stabilizing rigs are becoming increasingly common, although most of them are hand-held affairs
. The GoPro-specific StabCam is a little different, however, in that it can be attached to any existing GoPro mount. As an added bonus, it can automatically track a moving subject.
If you're in the business of making drones for photography, it takes a bit to stand out from the crowd these days. Drone-mounted cameras are only getting better
, and the vehicles themselves are only becoming more capable
of accommodating higher quality lenses and equipment. Freefly Systems is looking to add another element to the airborne filmmaking mix with a professional-grade UAV that can fly with a camera above its body.
has unveiled what it says is the world’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera. Designed to be comfortable enough for all-day handheld use, the URSA Mini comes in four models, with either a 4.6K or 4K sensor and EF or PL lens mounting.
We recently had a chance to spend some time with the most advanced all-in-one video drone on the market, DJI's Inspire 1
. It's a clear step forward from the Phantom 2 Vision+
we've been playing with lately, but what's it like to fly, and where does it sit against DJI's new Phantom 3
Canon has revealed two new professional 4K-toting cameras in the form of the C300 Mark II and the XC10. The EOS C300 M2 is designed for film makers and broadcast producers with its Super 35-mm CMOS sensor and internal 4K recording, while the XC10 is a smaller hybrid camera with a built-in 27-273-mm equivalent lens aimed at indie film makers and multimedia journalists.
Joby has introduced an action camera-focused jib kit to let you capture your extreme endeavors (or more mundane activities) from a new perspective. Part of the Action Series
line-up, the Action Jib Kit and Pole Pack is designed for action cameras including GoPro
and the Sony Action Cam
. It should make it easier to film that skateboard trick you've been practicing, with more cinematic-style camera movements.
Although camera-equipped drones have opened up all sorts of film-making possibilities, trying to simultaneously control the aircraft and
the camera movements can definitely be challenging. That's why Perceptiv Labs developed Shift. It's a system that allows a DJI
or 3D Robotics
quadcopter's motorized camera to automatically keep a tagged subject centered in the frame, letting the user concentrate on flying.