New rumors point to a second quarter 2014 unveiling date for the 7D Mark II, with actual availability not until third quarter.
There are really no new spec rumors at this point; however, the launch timeframe has been consistent for almost a year now. The one thing about the specs, however, that has been consistent since early rumors of the 7D Mark II started festering is the video-centric feature set. [Read more…]
One of the things I wanted to do during my review of the Sony A7 and A7R was to put the video features through their paces. With the help of my uncharacteristically cooperative kids, I shot the above short, Nerfed, in a few hours using only the Sony A7 and A7R (along with a couple of shots with the GoPro Hero3 that were necessary for the plot). After using these cameras for this fun project and in other ways over the past few weeks, Sony makes a great case for its next generation of full frame cameras. [Read more…]
Nikon has announced the development of the D4s to replace the 2-year-old Nikon D4 and will have it on display at the Nikon booth this week at CES 2014. I’ll be going by the booth to check it out today, so look for a little more news and hopefully hands-on with the pre-production unit late tonight.
Nikon’s statement on the upcoming D4S is below. [Read more…]
Red Giant has updated PluralEyes to version 3.3. The new version adds a Smart Start feature that automatically organizes footage and allows you to drop entire folders full of audio and video clips inside of PluralEyes and the software creates bins containing the relevant footage and audio. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever used third-party transitions in Premiere Pro, then you know that they don’t work like the built-in transitions and can be a bit cumbersome. You can read a workflow on working with third-party transitions from Oliver Peters here. [Read more…]
Benro has introduced its new S6 Video Monopod, which provides a 13.2 lb payload capacity as well as a 4-step counterbalance for working with heavier cameras and longer lenses. The S6 head includes an independent pan lock, which allows the user to pan smoothly without having to turn the entire monopod. Equipped with a 65mm flat base with a 3/8″ thread, the S6 video head can be removed from the monopod allowing users to mount the head separately on sliders, jibs or half ball adapters. [Read more…]
SLR Magic has announced a new HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. It is a mechanical upgrade over the original 12mm T1.6 CINE lens redesigned to better suit cinema needs with gearing on the aperture and focus rings; however, the optical design remains the same. [Read more…]