Gopro just announced a Hero 3 Firmware Update. This update fixes a number of issues and bugs that were affecting the Hero 3 black edition. This update will also allow video playback and sharing to mobile devices! FINALLY
This update will also solve that pesky audio issue some were having ( excess gain in the audio). I love my Gopro Hero 3, but i have heard plenty of people who have had issues with their Gopro Hero 3.
You can download the latest firmware update from gopro HERE.
The biggest news of this month is a price drop by Blackmagic! The blackmagic Cinema Camera price drops $1000!. It is not $1995. You can find it on B&H for this price! Black Magic is coming out with some new camera so dropping its price is a great idea.
Being able to accomplish complex spiraling shots is not easy. But it dose not have to be expensive. The director always dreams up of some crazy, long, spinning, shot, and its up to the camera team and grips to figure out how the hell to actually shoot it.
Having a cage for your camera allows you endless opportunities for rigging while keeping your camera secure and safe. I have seen some crazy rigs; camera’s duct taped to the end of poles, dollies elevated over the cast, and much more. Having a GH3 cage like this gives you the safety and stability to pull of these crazy shots.
I love how this rig is designed to give you access to all parts of the camera without detaching it from the rig itself! Great product at a great price, for $175, this is a deal!
In August 2005 NASA was still up and running. They were sending a spacecraft (MESSENGER) to Mercury. I think James Cameron was looking for Unobtainium, I. don’t know. But Nasa Decided to slap a camera on the spacecrafts ass to take a few photos of the earth as it disappeared from its view.
The 358 photos were taken with MESSENGER’s Mercury Dual Imaging System. The System was built to photograph and map the surface of Mercury. But before it dose that, NASA wanted to put it to work on its way out. Good Choice, and enjoy the awesome Stills and videos taken from the MESSENGER.
The price of my lenses easily out way the price of my DSLR. I say it all the time, a great photographer can take a great photo with any camera, but the right lens can take a photo from great, to amazing.
As far as I know this is the first modern zoom lens with a fixed f1.8 aperture which could make it a possible alternative to a handful of prime lenses in the same focal range. The 9 blade circular aperture should also provide nicer looking bokeh wide open then the 7-bladed diaphragm used on other lenses.
Sigma creates a nice variety of lenses for less money than the large manufactures; Canon, Nikon, and Sony. This new lens they are releasing seems very promising and would be a great addition to any lens quiver needing a wide lens with a low aperture. This 15-35mm 1.8 lens can be pre ordered. I am very impressed with this lens and can not wait to see reviews.
No not that Michael Jackson , but this one is a mastermind. These Vintage Coastline Photos were created in a fish tank. Jackson uses an old film camera to create a great original image that he then distorts to give it an amazing vintage look.
These photographs have give a great sense nostalgia. Jackson says project helps him remember his childhood, a time filled with excitement rather than facts. “I imagine these views through a telescope. I imagine pirates and explorers. I imagine swooping gulls and terrible storms, shipwrecks and stories of adventures and heroism,” he writes.
These photos are very provocative and are extremely intriguing. To see the rest of this photo album check out Michael Jackson’s “A Child’s Landscape” series.
4500W for $425?!!! This is literally an amazing bang for your buck. This is a lot of light for such a low amount of money. The only problem with this is that the lights are florescent in color temperature and cannot be mixed with other tungsten or daylight balanced lights. But 4500 Watts of power for $425?!!! That’s a deal.
These lights are great for studio lighting, or in a space where no other light is being used. Using these lights outdoors may cause a difference in color, the lights are naturally green and sunlight is closer to a blue color.
This deal may not last long and if you are interested I suggest you read a few other review before purchasing these lights, they have a lot of parts and be sure you are willing to work within the abilities of these lights.
I love Zacuto and they make a great product. The Zacuto handle is amazing and feels great. Zacuto always makes a durable product that will not fail. Clamping and rigging to this handle is not ideal. un like the Shape’s top handle.
Shapes Top Handle is ideal for attachments and rigging accessories to the hand grip. This grip may be less comfortable. What you loose in comfort you gain in functionality. This is great band for your buck and my favorite top handle due to is versatility.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Video is as good as its Beer! A++ I love the style and pacing of this video. The B-roll is amazing and I think the story telling / editing is supreme. The cinematography is very provocative while the narration teases you through the piece. This video is very inspiring. At a first glance this film seems to be another “DSLR film-school video”. But once you realize the cinematography is not just eye candy but eye protein, you will realize how much planning went into this video. The direction for this piece is very simple, yet hits very hard. I enjoyed everything about this video and think it is a great inspiration for short films. A +++
When Zoom h4n Audio recorder hit the market it blew up! Canon’s DSLR video cameras were beginning to become trendy and since the audio was soo bad, people needed the Zoom h4n audio recorder. Since then, Zoom has been busy, and they have improved their amazing product.
I cannot wait for this to be released, rumors say it should be priced around… wait for it… $400! A price truly worth waiting for! This is a great deal and I think this upgrade is something worth while.