Mega retailer WEX is hosting its second annual Lens Show in London on Saturday - and there are still places available. A dedicated video floor lets you try optics from companies like Zeiss, Schneider, Canon and more, and meet representatives from the lens makers to answer any questions you have.
There are also seminars from eminent people in the moviemaking industry like Jim Marks, Phillip Bloom and Simeon Quarrie. The full information reads:
G-Technology has upgraded its G-DRIVE, G-RAID and G-SPEED to include Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connections. The G-DRIVE costs from $699.95 for 10TB, and has a USB-C port and two Thunderbolt 3 ports so the units can be daisy-chained to others. G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 comes with up to 24TB for $1999.95. The G-SPEED Shuttle XL with up to 20TB capacity is $10,199.95, whilst the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters will of up to 72TB will be $7,799.95. The official info says:
Fly your DJI drone with DJI's new Goggles to get a first-person view of the world in full HD. Up to two pairs of DJI Goggles can be connected to a single Mavic Pro drone and the video footage is sent directly to the Goggles - rather than via the controller - to eliminate lag.
The goggles will cost £499 and go on sale next month. The press release says:
The new Rotolight Aeos is a slimline bi-colour LED fixture aimed at filmmakers and photographers to use on location. It’s less than an inch thick, weighs under 1.5kg and will last for three hours on a single battery. It will be available in the next two months at £749 or $999
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SmallHD has revealed its first touchscreen HD video Monitor, the SmallHD FOCUS. It’s a five-monitor perfect for small cameras such as the Sony A7SII or Panasonic GH5.
It has a daylight-viewable 800 nit touchscreen, more than double the brightness of most camera LCD screens.
The monitor comes with a Tilt Arm to fasten to the camera’s hot shoe mount and with 180 degrees of vertical rotation, it allows quick monitor adjustments. Included on the FOCUS’ mount is an extra shoe mount for accessories like microphones and video lights.
“Our goal was simple: to bring filmmakers who are limited by space, time, or budget-a tool to significantly increase the production value of their work, without breaking the bank” said Wes Phillips, SmallHD Co-Founder.
Equipped with auxiliary power out, the SmallHD FOCUS allows shooters to power their camera with a Sony L-Series battery.
Waveform, False Color, Focus Assist, 3D LUTs, and Pixel Zoom are just a few professional software tools in the SmallHD FOCUS.
The FOCUS is set to begin shipping around early June 2017. For more information visit SmallHD.com
Dell has unveiled its first HDR monitor, a 27-inch UltraSharp monitor with Ultra HD 4K resolution aimed at video editors. There’s a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and the REC2020 colour space is designed for HDR. It also has 100% Adobe RGB and sRGB coverage, 100% REC 709, 97.7% DCI-P3 and 76.9% REC2020.
Every monitor is calibrated individually by Dell and users can store their own calibration setting into an internal Look-Up Table. It will go on sale next month at $2000 in the USA. No UK price or availability has been announced. The official info, plus news about other Dell monitors, says:
Blackmagic says its new Davinci Resolve 14 is up to 10 times faster than before and the Studio version has been slashed in price to $299 from $995. The basic software is still free. The software has been completely rewritten and now features the well-known Fairlight audio engine, following Blackmagic’s buyout of the company recently. The audio capabilities are a huge bonus to the software as it can record up to 96 channels.
Resolve now has 20 new filters and a new face-recognition tool and it now allows work sharing between multiple users. The official information says: