Video production requires so many tools for different set-ups. Many of those tools are super sexy cameras, drones, lenses, and accessories. However, there are some tools that fly under the radar but are critical to a fully functional system. One of these very boring tools is the Decimator MD-HX HDMI/SDI Cross Converter, which allows you to take virtually any HDMI or SDI signal and output it to a standard video signal that works with your system into either HDMI or SDI. [Read more…]
Canon has been trying its hand at some cameras and features lately that are a bit out of left field. The PowerShot N and G1 X cameras come to mind. In the same vein of “different” comes the Canon Vixia Mini X, which debuted at CES 2014 last month. Just looking at the camera, you are left scratching your head about who its intended users are and how it should/could be used. [Read more…]
Magic Lantern, the advanced (and unofficial) HDSLR firmware developers, just keeps cranking out the good stuff for Canon HDSLRs. In this second Alpha update for Canon 5D Mark III, the new powerhouse camera gets even more power with a clean HDMI output and HDR video mode. Other additions include gradual exposure, focus assist tools, display tweaks and more.
Here’s a short sample of HDR video mode on the 5D Mark III:[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjtGenTSfX8&w=640&h=360]
There are more details, along with download and installation instructions, available on the Magic Lantern website.
As with the LockPort800, the LockPort5M3 protects HDMI output on your camera from production abuse with a solid universal clamp and a mini to full-size HDMI adapter.
The LockPort5M3 retails for $119 and is available direct from LockCircle.com which shipping set to begin in June.
The LockPort5 (from the folks who make the Lock Circle) protects your Canon 5D Mark II‘s HDMI port and includes a built-in mini-HDMI to full-size HDMI adapter. As a result, you can use standard HDMI cables on your 5D Mark II when going to an off-camera monitor.
There’s a 7D version coming soon as well.
More details below. [Read more…]
Matrox’s MXO2 Thunderbolt breakout boxes are now available. These speedy new devices cover the bases for pro video and audio I/O needs. B&H Photo has a range of them available for order here.
The sweet little 5-inch monitor that Sony introduced at CES 2011 is now in stock and shipping for $399.
The CLM-V55 has a clip-on attachment for mounting on Sony Alpha hot shoes or a standard hot/cold shoe as found on other DSLRs and camcorders. The 5-inch display has a 800 x 480 resolution and offers a 1:1 zoom to full HD images. It connects via HDMI and sports a headphone jack so you can monitor audio as well.
Find the CLM-V55 here on B&H.