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VR the champions!

 Manfrotto continues to champion VR with two new additions to its 360o Virtual Reality range. The Italian brand, the first major manufacturer to introduce unique, dedicated products for VR content, has new products that include the VR Selfie Stick, VR PIXI EVO Kit, VR Aluminium Boom, VR Aluminium Tripod and VR Complete Stand.

The new Aluminium Tripod provides reliable, stable support that is compact enough not to appear in a 360° shot. The Manfrotto VR boom extensions maximise the camera height when according the type of shooting you are doing. The addition of the VR Selfie Stick and the Medium Aluminium Boom allow for even more flexibility when shooting VR footage from a range of heights. They can be connected to a variety of bases in the Manfrotto VR range, enabling users to achieve the height required for the creation of amazing content.

 The VR PIXI EVO Kit and VR Complete Aluminium Stand are the new products in the kit selection available in the 360° VR range. The kits are designed to make 360°content creation incredibly easy and intuitive and are compatible with the most popular 360° cameras.

A new bag from Think Tank Photo called the Video Tripod Manager 44 rolling case is a well-cushioned, highly rigid rolling case designed to hold cinema-sized tripods, stands, sliders, and/or modifiers up to 40” in height. It costs £334 in the UK and $349.75 in the USA.

The rolling case features handles on four sides, so it’s easy to load into a vehicle. It is an ideal travel solution as its rectangular shape stacks easily, saving space. Built tough with the quality Think Tank is known for, its crush-resistant ABS twinwall reinforcement provides impact protection. Shock-absorbing wheels roll smoothly and hold up under the toughest conditions. Protective zipper flap will keep zippers running smoothly after years of use.

A free firmware upgrade for the Atomos Shogun and Ninja Inferno monitor recorders boost their HDR capability as well as increasing support for some Panasonic, Sony, RED and Canon cinema cams and even the latest Nikon D850. The official information says:

BenQ new SW271 is a 4K UHD 27” monitor offering advanced colour performance. It covers 99% of Adobe RGB, and 100% of both sRGB and Rec. 709 and has a 14-bit 3D lookup table (LUT). The SW271 requires a single cable for calibration and video transmission. The BenQ SW271 monitor also features an SD card reader, USB 3.1, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.4 ports. The full information says: 

Cinemartin's new Loyal LT 5.7 inch (AS), is a new ultra compact 4K HDMI Monitor as compact as a smartphone, consume less power and costs just 179€ - £159 or $214. The official information says: 

MIller's new direction!

Five new fluid tripod heads have been unveiled by support giant Miller ay the IBC show in Holland, featuring a new counterbalance system for ease of set-up. The new series of Miller CompassX (CX) fluid heads will offer five models to choose from – CX2CX6CX8CX10 and the CX18. The official info says:

Famous Hollywood DP Rodney Charters has used the new Atomos Sumo 19-inch monitor recorder to shoot YooTube Star Kai Wong in a video starring fashion model Maria Sergejva. The full details are:

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