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.
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.
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.
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.
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 With outdated, standard definition equipment, the networks were pushing the church to overhaul its video infrastructure.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.
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.