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Resources: Six Online Gear-Rental Solutions

PremiumBeat   Friday April 28, 2017

Did you just drop a bundle on a high-end camera? Would you like to make some of that money back by renting it out?  Or are you a filmmaker on a budget in need of some high-end gear for a weekend shoot? Either way, you’ll be interested in PremiumBeat’s round-up six online rental solutions, from ShareGrid  and KitSplit,  peer-to-peer rental marketplaces, to Parachut, which, noted PetaPixel  recently, is a new startup that wants to do for camera gear what Netflix did for movies.   Read the full Story >>

Time Lapse Showcase: Behold Oahu

Chris Biela   Friday April 28, 2017

Time lapse specialist Chris Biela  has previously paid homage to his great hometown, Chicago. His latest travelog focuses on a place that really couldn’t be much different: the Hawaiian island of Oahu. “Coming to Hawaii is definitely a special to me. I could stay 24 hours a day and absorb the scenery. It is never enough,” notes Biela, who got away from the crowds to explore the island’s lesser known spots with a Canon 5D MK III with Promote Control, a Syrp Genie Mini motion controller, and a Manfrotto tripod.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 3: The ZFR400 Is Zaxcom's Smallest Audio Recorder

nofilmschool   Friday April 28, 2017

Wireless mics are great, except when there is frequency interference. Zaxcom’s new ZFR400, on the other hand, is a  stand-alone device that records professional Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) or MP3 files directly to an internal microSD card. Measuring just 2.2 inches x 1.6 inches x .55 inches (55.8mm x 40.6mm x 14mm) and weighing 2.2oz (62g) with battery, it’s an ideal alternative when wireless transmission is unfavorable or when distance is an issue, says NoFilmSchool.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 2: Next-Gen Ronin 2 Stabilizer Carries Up to 30 Pounds

DIYPhotography   Friday April 28, 2017

After making a splash with their drone tech, DJI introduced the original Ronin stabilizer three years ago. At this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas the company is announcing the redesigned-from-the-ground up Ronin 2. It features a multitude of improvements — including, notes NoFilmSchool, the ability to carry up to 30 pounds and to stabilize cameras while moving at up to 75 miles an hour. There’s also greater compatibility with other stabilization systems, and more refined setup and balancing, adds DIY Photography.   Read the full Story >>

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