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Roland Launches DJ-707M, A $999 Hybrid Controller and Live Sound Audio Console

Par Dan White
Roland DJ-707M

What happens when a company decides they want to really pay attention to the demands of mobile DJs when releasing a product? Today, Roland is announcing their new DJ-707M, which is being touted as a four-channel Serato DJ Pro controller with features that you might find on live sound audio consoles and loudspeaker management systems. […]

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5 Documentary-Style Lenses for 5 Different Budgets

Par Tanner Shinnick

To find the perfect documentary-style lenses for your next project, we’re going to look at five of the top lenses across multiple budget ranges.

6 Affordable Ways to Capture Great Dolly Shots

Par Logan Baker

Don't blow your entire budget on pro equipment for a dolly shot. From cheaper options to the DIY approach, here's how to get the most bang for ...

Hood and Tandem Adaptor Introduced by LEE Filters

Par Ignite Strategic Communications

Following the widely successful launch of the LEE100 Filter Holder in March, LEE Filters has introduced two new products to further enhance the system. The new LEE100 Tandem Adaptor proves invaluable on occasions when one filter holder isn’t enough, and the LEE100 Hood is a versatile and sturdy companion to the ecosystem. The LEE100 Tandem ...

How to Mount the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K on the Ronin-M

Par Lewis McGregor

Here's how you can effectively mount a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to the Ronin-M with the CineMilled Dovetail Plate.

Blackmagic Announces The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K – EF Mount

Par Lewis McGregor

Still waiting for your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K? Well, today, Blackmagic released the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. Here’s what we know so far. In keeping with their ...

Le Samsung Galaxy Note 10 ne sera pas compatible avec le Gear VR

Par Bastien L
samsung galaxy note 10 gear vr

Le nouveau Samsung Galaxy Note 10 ne sera pas compatible avec le casque Gear VR. Une décision qui semble marquer la fin de l’ère des casques VR pour smartphones type Cardboard…

Lancé en novembre 2015, le Samsung Gear VR fut l’un des premiers casques de réalité virtuelle grand public disponibles sur le marché. Cependant, avec l’essor des casques autonomes comme l’Oculus Quest, son avenir semble de plus en plus compromis.

Rappelons que la dernière version de l’appareil date de 2017. Depuis lors, le casque VR pour smartphone n’a pas été mis à jour par Samsung. Les Galaxy S10 lancés en février 2019 sont compatibles, mais uniquement par le biais d’un adaptateur. Il en va de même pour le Galaxy Note 9 de 2018. De plus, même si le casque a toujours une page sur la boutique en ligne de Samsung, il semblerait qu’il ne soit plus possible de l’y commander.

Samsung renonce au Gear VR face à l’essor des casques autonomes type Oculus Quest

I just got confirmation from @Samsung. No version of the #Note10 is compatible with the GearVR. Not a huge loss tbh. Standalone is where it’s at. #VR

— Anshel Sag (@anshelsag) 7 août 2019

Lors de la présentation du Galaxy Note 10, le 7 août 2019, Samsung n’a pas mentionné le Gear VR une seule fois. Aujourd’hui, l’analyste Anshel Sag annonce avoir reçu la confirmation officielle que le Note 10 ne sera pas compatible avec le Gear VR. On ignore si un adaptateur permettra d’utiliser le casque, ou si Samsung a bel et bien décidé d’abandonner ce produit.

Dans les deux cas de figure, cette décision de Samsung semble marquer la fin de l’ère des casques VR pour smartphones. Face aux casques autonomes que l’Oculus Quest ou le HTC Vive Focus, ces appareils ne sont plus suffisamment confortables, pratiques ou performants. En mai 2019, Google annonçait d’ailleurs que son smartphone Pixel 3a ne serait pas compatible avec la plateforme Daydream VR. L’époque des casques VR mobiles type Cardboard paraît donc bel et bien révolue

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What to Consider When Buying Used Cameras and Gear

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Buying used gear can be a great investment, but it can also involve risks. Let's discuss which ones to take and which ones to avoid.

Overview: Why We Dig Arturia’s MicroFreak

Par Josh Olds
Arturia Microfreak

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting gear we think is awesome. It’ll include some solid new pieces of production, performance, and DJing equipment. Up first is the Arturia MicroFreak, a powerful hardware synth that, at the price point, is incredibly unique. We added the MicroFreak to the DJTT store a few months ago, […]

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Practical Tips for Avoiding Stress and Saving Time as a Solo Filmmaker

Par Lewis McGregor

Here are some common sense tips and methods to help you relieve stress and save time on your next adventure as a solo filmmaker.

5 Essentials Tools for Your Documentary Camera Package

Par Tanner Shinnick

In this write-up, we’ll take a look at five of the best, highest-quality tools and accessories to make your documentary camera package top notch. 

BMPCC4K Tips: The Difference Between Constant Bitrate and Constant Quality

Par Lewis McGregor

Today, we're going to focus on new encoding options that come with Blackmagic RAW: Constant Bitrate and Constant Quality. 

Aputure Releases the 300D II — with Lantern Attachment

Par Robbie Janney

The much-anticipated successor to the highly successful 300d LED light fixture, the 300d II comes jam-packed with new features.

How to Take Photos with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Par Lewis McGregor

While the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K won't replace your go-to still camera, it can capture stills to make referencing and scouting much easier.

What Is Medium Format and Why Do You Want It for Your Next Camera?

Par Tanner Shinnick

So what exactly does "medium format" mean, and could it be the perfect choice for your next project — or your next camera?

Sony Announces The A7R IV with a 61-Megapixel Sensor

Par Logan Baker

Sony's latest release features a gigantic 61mp sensor and an improved viewfinder. Here's what we know about the A7R IV so far.

The Teradek RT System: A Positive Change in Focus Pulling

Par Rubidium Wu

The Teradek RT is a Follow Focus System that lets filmmakers do more with easy-to-use tools and a more integrated camera system.

The 5 Best Sliders to Pair with Mirrorless Video Cameras

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Looking to add smooth, cinematic motion to your videos? Here are 5 of the best options to pair with your mirrorless camera.

Has Sigma Just Joined The Pocket CineCamera Game?

Par Lewis McGregor

Sigma has announced a new mirrorless, full-frame, pocketable, and fully customizable fp camera for both stills and cinema.

Know the Rules and Regulations of Traveling with Batteries

Par Tanner Shinnick

In this write-up, we take a look at the rules and regulations of flying with batteries for your next filmmaking excursion.

Canon Announces an Affordable Full-Frame 24-240mm All-in-one Zoom Lens

Par Todd Blankenship

In an attempt to further develop their mirrorless lineup, Canon has announced a RF 24-240mm full-frame, all-in-one zoom lens.

Production Tips: Getting Started with High-Output Lights on Set

Par Rubidium Wu

Today, we’ll look at the three main reasons filmmakers use high-output lights on their set, how to harness this light, and what it’s good for. When people ...

Viltrox vs. Metabones: Speed Booster for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Par Lewis McGregor

Next in our ongoing series of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K guides, we're taking a look at the world of speed boosters.

Polecam Limited appoints “Manios Digital & Film” for market expansion in the United States

Par Tanya Lyon

New partnership will expand the availability of the market-leading AutoPod (v2) remote camera platform system into the US Bedford, England (June 27, 2019) – Polecam, the world leader in lightweight carbon-fiber platforms and remote systems for the broadcast and live event markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of “Manios Digital & Film” as the ...

Three Cheap, Underappreciated Cameras Filmmakers Should Consider

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Research demonstrates, in a crowded marketplace, sometimes your best options aren’t always the biggest, most expensive name brands.

What Is Panavision’s Liquid Crystal Neutral Density (LCND) Filter?

Par Caleb Stephens

Panavision recently announced its brand new LCND filter. We took a look at what it is, how it works, and what to expect from ND filters in ...

Numark Scratch: A $500 battle mixer with pads, FX paddles

Par Dan White

What happens when a budget-minded brand makes a return to their roots? That’s exactly what has happened with this new Numark Scratch mixer, announced today. The Scratch seems designed to check all of the expected turntablist workflows that come with fancier mixers (like the DJM-S9 or Rane Seventy Two) at a much lower price point […]

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Where to Find Vintage Lenses (and Tips on How to Use Them)

Par Jourdan Aldredge

Let's take a look at some creative and affordable options into finding, purchasing, and utilizing vintage lenses in your film and video projects.

The Best Power Options for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Par Lewis McGregor

So what do you need to know about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and its power needs? We'll walk you through the details.