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Tech News, 2: Freefly's New Drone-Mountable 5-Axis Stabilizer

nofilmschool   Thursday May 4, 2017

The new MVI Carbon  is Freefly’s first handheld and drone-mountable 5-axis camera stabilizer, notes NoFilmSchool. It features two inner axes to keep the camera stable in the most demanding of production environments at a full 240mm zoom and is integrated with Sony's a7S II and a 24-240mm lens. To take advantage of the focal length, the company has cut as much weight as possible from the Carbon. It's expected to be around 10 to 12 pounds. Pricing is expected to be under $30,000.    Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 1: New High-Res Monitors Hit the Market

PetaPixel   Thursday May 4, 2017

With the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas there has been a flurry of announcements featuring new monitors, including Dell’s first HDR monitor, the UltraSharp 27 4K HDR. The 27-inch monitor ($2,000) boasts 100 percent Adobe RGB and sRGB coverage, notes PetaPixel. There is also SmallHD’s new 5-inch FOCUS, which, reports Cinema 5D, features a newly designed mounting system and can even send power to the camera. Meanwhile, Atomos has introduced  the Sumo, a 19-Inch HD display that records 4K 12-Bit RAW. See Fstoppers  for details.   Read the full Story >>

On View: Meet the 2017 ICP Infinity Award Winners

MediaStorm   Thursday May 4, 2017

Recently the International Center of Photography honored the 2017 winners of its prestigious Infinity Awards at a gala in New York City. As it has for several years, the MediaStorm production company prepared video profiles of the recipients, which you can view now. This year MediaStorm was tasked with going beyond character vignettes to tell the story of the artists and their winning projects. “Our goal was to understand the essence of the work, the feelings the work aimed to provoke in its audience,” notes the studio.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Best VR From Tribeca

THE VERGE   Thursday May 4, 2017

While virtual reality is not yet a mainstream medium, it’s a mainstay at events like the recent Tribeca Film Festival, which has developed a full-fledged interactive art section known as Tribeca Immersive. At this year’s festival, all but one of the 30 interactive experiences involved virtual reality, notes The Verge, which looks at a number of the best featured VR works. Among them is The Last Goodbye, a holocaust documentary also spotlighted by Gizmodo.   Read the full Story >>

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