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When it comes to protecting microphones from the wind and elements, there are many options, but choose carefully.

Windsceens for TV Newsgathering November 16th 2018 - 09:00 AM

Like most everything else these days, microphone wind protection has become a complex subject. There are many variations of wind protection equipment now on the market and some of it costs more than the microphones themselves. Guidance may be necessary for television news reporters who work on their own in the field and need protection against strong wind, but don’t want to handle unwieldy gear.

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Apogee Announces Update to MetaRecorder November 13th 2018 - 12:05 PM

Apogee has announced MetaRecorder Version 2.0, the first two-channel audio recording app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to offer multi-take recording, tagging and file organization for any field recording scenario.

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The Cooke anamorphic lenses are favoured for the special look.

Cooke adds Special Flair Zoom to Anamorphic/i SF range November 12th 2018 - 12:03 PM

Cooke has added a 35 - 140mm zoom to its Anamorphic/i SF lens family. The SF (“Special Flair”) lenses have a specially developed coating that adds even more flare, in addition to the oval bokeh and other aberrations that are synonymous with the anamorphic look.

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The new Sigma 105mm cine lens for full-frame cameras.

Sigma 105mm T1.5 Full-Frame Cine Lens Shipping November 7th 2018 - 01:00 PM

Sigma has announced pricing and availability of their 105mm T1.5 FF lens, joining the High Speed Prime family of full frame lenses. Compatible with full-frame camera sensors, the lens is optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K / 8K productions.

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The Fujinon XA55 zoom on a Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast camera at the Christian Faith Center.

Christian Faith Center Upgrades with Fujinon Zoom Lenses November 1st 2018 - 01:00 PM

Rose Media has selected a Fujinon/Blackmagic combination to transition the Christian Faith Center from SD to 4K compatibility. As the largest church in the Pacific Northwest with its programming carried on national networks, the Christian Faith Center found itself in urgent need of an upgrade. With outdated, standard definition equipment, the networks were pushing the church to overhaul its video infrastructure. With the current technology available, their recent overhaul went beyond HD, and the Church based in Federal Way, WA, is now fully 4K compatible.

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Left to right: Kuniaki Takahashi (translator). Masao Eriguchi,  Mauricio Aracena,  Jay Turcot,  Marcus Kuehne.

Entertainment Enablement - Part II October 23rd 2018 - 12:30 PM

The Entertainment Enablement session at SMPTE 2018 presented a wide spectrum of technologies that could enhance time spent in the driverless cars of the future.

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