Kessler Mag Max 3A adapter for popular DeWalt batteries

V-lock and Gold Mount batteries can be expensive and when traveling may be hard to find if you need one in a pinch. Kessler aimed to fix this problem with the Mag Max 3A battery adapter that utilizes a common battery that can be found in almost every country in the world. The DeWalt 20v … Continued

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Sandisk 8TB SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps Portable SSD

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Western Digital, which owns Sandisk, and G-Technology, was showcasing the world’s first 8TB SSD. Western Digital claims that the prototype 8TB drive is the world’s highest capacity, pocket-sized SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps portable SSD. With cameras increasingly shooting higher resolutions and producing more data than ever before, there is a … Continued

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Sandisk 8TB SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps Portable SSD

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Western Digital, which owns Sandisk, and G-Technology, was showcasing the world’s first 8TB SSD. Western Digital claims that the prototype 8TB drive is the world’s highest capacity, pocket-sized SuperSpeed USB 20Gbps portable SSD. With cameras increasingly shooting higher resolutions and producing more data than ever before, there is a … Continued

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Panasonic develops the World’s First Ultra HD VR Eyeglasses

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Panasonic unveiled what they are claiming is the world’s first High Dynamic Range(HDR) Ultra HD VR eyeglasses. The biggest problem with VR and 360 is resolution. If you don’t have enough resolution then the whole experience becomes lackluster. This goes for both capture and display. Up until now, VR … Continued

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Gigabyte water-cooled eGPU

Gigabyte was showing the world’s first water-cooled eGPU at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The powerful AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box was designed to accelerate workflows by offering incredible boosts in performance. It has been designed for video editing, 3D animation, photography, graphic design, gaming, architectural visualization, and broadcasting. This is an eGPU for … Continued

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GDU 98WH Mini V-Lock Batteries

Global Dynamics United (GDU) has released new 98 Wh, 14.8V Mini V-Lock batteries that have an industry first, machined aluminium back. The entire back casing is machined out of a solid piece of 6061 aluminium making it both durable and acts as a heatsink during high amp charging. Ports & Comms The batteries have 1 … Continued

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Lightning Quick Camera Guides

Ever been stuck on set with a new camera and no idea which menu contains something as simple as formatting the memory card? You’re not alone. That’s why moviola.com has added its latest free resource: video-based camera guides to get you straight to the setting you need.

Guides are broken down by camera and then by category. Need to find the white balance controls? Just click the link and watch the video (averaging under 10 seconds run time). No more thumbing through tersely translated user guides or searching through a dozen seminar-length YouTube videos. The guide takes you straight to exactly and only what you need to know to get on with the shoot. It’s mobile-friendly too.

Now we’re just getting started, but over the next few weeks we’ll have guides posted for a staple of current release Canon cameras. For now, check out the posted guides for the C500 Mk II, RED Gemini 5K, and the Sony Alpha A7 III. We plan for this to become a comprehensive reference library, so you’ll soon see guides posted for most of the popular camera brands.

If you’re navigating from the moviola.com main page, just hover over “Guides” on the menu bar and select “Camera Guide.” Check back often as we have big plans to expand the library.

 

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (1.09.20)

Headlining our Deals of the Week, the Panasonic GH4 mirrorless 4K camera is now under $600.

This week in filmmaking deals: Westcott Solix Apollo Orb 1-Light LED Kits are nearly half off right now, while Benro RedDog R1 handheld stabilizers are now until $300. If you’re looking for a great wide lens that can also tackle low light situations, you can save $100 on the Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX lens right now. Finally, if you’ve always had your eye on a Panasonic GH4 but couldn’t afford the $1000 price tag, now might be the best time to buy since these mirrorless 4K shooters are on sale for just $598.

Westcott Solix Apollo Orb 1-Light LED Kits

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Tarantino Reveals How ‘Golden Girls’ Helped Make ‘Reservoir Dogs’ Happen

Quentin Tarantino’s acting career never really took off. But without it, the writer-director may have missed out on making his first feature film, Reservoir Dogs.

Quentin Tarantino became, well, Tarantino, after a hit-and-miss (mostly miss) path down an early acting career before establishing himself as one of the best filmmakers in the history of ever. Like most of us, Tarantino had to day-job it before getting his career going.

But, unlike most of us, he helped make ends meet with a role as an Elvis Impersonator on The Golden Girls.

Doing the awards circuit press rounds for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Tarantino appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to discuss how Blanche, Dorothy and the rest of the NBC sitcom’s crew helped a then-struggling artist get through and fund his 1992 movie.

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