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Joby Gorilla Pod Rig – Now with Room for Accessories

By Graham Sheldon

Joby Gorilla Pod Rig

Joby, maker of a variety of lightweight camera stands and accessories, has created the Joby Gorilla Pod Rig. Available in a smaller and larger capacity version, this rig gives you the ability to mount small accessories such as a light or external mic to its lightweight, flexible and mobile camera stand. Details below:

Reminiscent of one of my favorite UK horror classics, The Wicker Man, the Joby Gorilla Pod Rig is the same Gorilla Pod you know and love with the addition of… arms. Well, arms and cold shoe mounts.

Joby Gorilla Pod Rig

The Joby Gorilla Pod Rig comes in two flavors: a mobile phone version priced at $99 and aimed at mobile phone shooters and a DSLR version priced at $199 that has a load capacity of 11 lbs. Here are a few mounting configurations for the smaller Gorilla Pod Rig Mobile:

V-loggers with bigger DSLR cameras (like a Canon EOS 80D) will find the larger Gorilla Pod Rig is the way to go. It weighs 1.8 lbs without accessories and includes an Arca-type compatible head that rotates 360 degrees and comes with a handy quick release plate. In the past I’ve used Joby Gorilla Pod’s primarily for mounting action cams and I’ve found them study and capable of taking abuse in the field. Made from ABS Plastic, Aluminum, Nylon Webbing, Stainless Steel and TPE, this rig seems well made too.

Obviously a major advantage of the Gorilla Pod system is the ability to mount the rig to trees, railings, bikes and → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

Joby Gorilla Pod Rig – Now with Room for Accessories

By Graham Sheldon

Joby Gorilla Pod Rig

Joby, maker of a variety of lightweight camera stands and accessories, has created the Joby Gorilla Pod Rig. Available in a smaller and larger capacity version, this rig gives you the ability to mount small accessories such as a light or external mic to its lightweight, flexible and mobile camera stand. Details below:

Reminiscent of one of my favorite UK horror classics, The Wicker Man, the Joby Gorilla Pod Rig is the same Gorilla Pod you know and love with the addition of… arms. Well, arms and cold shoe mounts.

Joby Gorilla Pod Rig

The Joby Gorilla Pod Rig comes in two flavors: a mobile phone version priced at $99 and aimed at mobile phone shooters and a DSLR version priced at $199 that has a load capacity of 11 lbs. Here are a few mounting configurations for the smaller Gorilla Pod Rig Mobile:

V-loggers with bigger DSLR cameras (like a Canon EOS 80D) will find the larger Gorilla Pod Rig is the way to go. It weighs 1.8 lbs without accessories and includes an Arca-type compatible head that rotates 360 degrees and comes with a handy quick release plate. In the past I’ve used Joby Gorilla Pod’s primarily for mounting action cams and I’ve found them study and capable of taking abuse in the field. Made from ABS Plastic, Aluminum, Nylon Webbing, Stainless Steel and TPE, this rig seems well made too.

Obviously a major advantage of the Gorilla Pod system is the ability to mount the rig to trees, railings, bikes and → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

Sound Devices goes wireless

By Matthew Allard ACS

Sound Devices aquired UK company Audio Limited back in February. Audio Limited make high-performance wireless microphone systems and now Sound Devices have taken that technology and re-branded the wireless systems. Now…

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From:: News Shooter

10 Great Movies To Watch If You Liked “Annihilation”

By Chris van Dijk

Stalker

For those who have been fans of Alex Garland’s written work and his cinematic directorial debut “Ex Machina,” “Annihilation” was eagerly anticipated. “Annihilation” was based on Jeff VanderMeer’s original novel of the same name, which was also the first part of a cerebral and mysterious trilogy known as “The Southern Reach.” Reading the original novel, it became clear that adapting it wasn’t going to be easy and when the trailer eventually came out, it diverted a lot from the source material.

Many feared that the finished film was compromised by the studio, as reports leaked out about how the main financier was worried that the film was ”too intellectual.” The film was originally supposed to be distributed by Paramount, but had then been sold to Netflix after poor test screenings.

Only those who lived in either the United States, Canada or China had the virtue of seeing this splendorous film in theaters, while the rest of Europe and the UK had to be content with streaming it via Netflix.

One apparent difference from the novel and the trailer was its emphasis on monster horror. Though there were hints of monster action in the novel, it was mostly kept to the reader’s imagination as the main character – named ‘the biologist’ in the book – would find the gory remains of numerous victims instead of witnessing actual slaughter. In the trailer, we already saw a strange bearlike organism attack the main characters. This could have been perceived as a studio mandate – stripping down the film’s intellectualism and bulking up conventional horror beats.

It turns out that we had nothing to fear. Garland won the final cut and “Annihilation” is his complete vision. In a strange twist, the changes to the novel worked, not just because they translate better to the medium of → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Ross Video and Adder Repeat Winning Formula at NAB

By Bob Gold

After a successful NAB last year, when much of its stand was powered by Adder Technology‘s innovative KVM products, Ross Video decided to take the winning formula back to its new Customer Experience Centre and EMEA headquarters in Reading, UK. The ADDERView DDX30 KVM matrix switch systems now power its new state-of-the-art demo suite in the new premises, delivering an awe-inspiring viewer experience.

Ross Video is returning to NAB 2018 (booth SL3305) ready to make a similar impact, supported by Adder’s DDX systems. With these in place, Ross Video will be able to easily switch between, and control the numerous computers required to demonstrate the breadth of features it offers.

Stuart Russell, Ross Video’s senior communications manager, said, “We are extremely proud of our new EMEA home in Reading; it reflects our innovative and forward-looking approach. Adder’s technology is enabling us to use our demo suite as a showcase for the most comprehensive range of broadcast technology solutions in the market.”

“It is only natural for us to want to replicate this at NAB 2018, building even further on last year’s complex setups. We want to give visitors a hands-on experience of the power of the Ross ecosystem; the DDX systems from Adder definitely make this task a lot easier and smoother.”

Caleb Hooper, vice president of business development and product marketing, Adder Technology, added, “The partnership between our companies ensures that we are not only able to offer Ross Video access to the Adder technical team to come up with solutions where there is a definite need for KVM, but we can also proactively engage with its customers and prospects who are likely to also have a KVM requirement. We were extremely impressed with the company’s plan for its NAB booth and felt that our products were the ideal solution → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

Elinchrom will skip Photokina this year, other brands may follow suit

High-end lighting brand Profoto is also rumored to be dropping out of Photokina 2018, but Elinchrom is the first to officially announce it will be sitting this one out. Credit: Photokina

Swiss lighting company Elinchrom has officially decided to “take a breather” from Photokina 2018. The flash maker cited two reasons: the fact that the photo industry is “going through major changes”, and Photokina’s decision to reposition itself as an annual trade show in order to better reflect the “fast-paced and briefer innovation cycles” of digital technology.

“After close to 30 successive participations we feel this is a transitional year for photokina,” writes CEO Simon Whittle in a statement on the Elinchrom website. “This break will help Elinchrom to analyze and refocus on what is really important for our customers in the coming years.”

The decision makes sense—this year’s show will only be four days long instead of six, there’s less exhibition space, and Photokina 2019 will take place just eight months after Photokina 2018—but it still comes as a surprise that a major lighting brand would sit out one of the largest photo industry trade shows in the world. Even more surprising, rumors have been circulating that Elinchrom will not be the only brand to skip this year’s exhibition.

According to DIY Photography, rumors that major brands like Profoto and maybe even Canon could drop out of Photokina 2018 first surfaced during The Photography Show in the UK last month.

The Profoto rumor we might believe, but the idea that Canon would skip even a pared-down Photokina seems far-fetched. With all rumors and teasers and coy interview answers pointing towards the release of full-frame mirrorless cameras from both Canon and Nikon sometime this year, we’d be very surprised indeed if one or → continue…

From:: DPreview

EditShare Unveils Brand New QScan Automated Quality Control Product Line

By Zazil Media Group

Basingstoke, UK

EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage, QC and media management solutions, unveiled today the brand new EditShare QScan Automated Quality Control family (AQC) of products, powered by the award winning QUALES QC engine. The new file…

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From:: Shoot OnLine