Tuesday, November 5, 2013
New Tools Of The Trade
The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution lets you transfer photo and video files from up to four memory cards at once with only one 3.0 USB port. The four-bay hub allows you to mix and match readers to configure your own personalized Workflow Reader from formats such as XQD, UDMA 7, CF, SDXC UHS-I and SDHC UHS-I. The hub and readers include a two-year limited warranty. Estimated Street Price: $99 (hub); $29-$44 (readers). Contact: Lexar, www.lexar.com.
As needs for archival and digitization increase, so does the need for accurate reproduction photography. The Sinar rePro RC, compatible with all professional lenses, connects to your computer via USB using Sinar CaptureFlow Software to provide two speed levels of remote-controlled focus. Precise sharpness is achieved when used in conjunction with the Sinar Parallel. The battery-powered Parallel uses a laser beam reflected from the camera mirror to determine exact alignment and flatness of the archived object. List Price: $9,970 (Sinar rePro RC with case); $877 (Sinar Parallel). Contact: Sinar, www.sinar.ch.
Steady Your Small Camera
Shoot smooth panning, tilting and running shots regardless of the rough, shaky or obstacle-like terrain with the Glidecam iGlide handheld camera stabilizer. Built for POV cameras, compacts and camcorders weighing 4 to 14 ounces, the iGlide uses a 3-axis gimbal with adjustable axis convergence controls to create perfect alignment. The Camera Mounting Platform moves forward, backward and side to side for proper horizontal balance, while the no-tools telescoping central post adjusts for height balance, and small Counter Weight Disks may be added on the Base Platform to perfect the weight balance. With a foam-cushioned Handle Grip for comfort, the iGlide comes in black, blue, orange and green color choices. List Price: $149. Contact: Glidecam, www.glidecam.com.
For photographers who crave an innovative camera strap alternative, the CapturePRO Camera Clip by Peak Design provides a versatile and secure solution. The aluminum CapturePRO clamp attaches to your backpack, belt or bag. Using a choice of plates for either slim-body cameras or with ARCA and Manfrotto compatibility and D-ring connection, your camera slips into the clamp and locks. The clamp's quick-release system can be operated with one hand. This system can also be used as a GoPro mount for capturing point-of-view footage. List Price: $79. Contact: Peak Design, Ltd., www.peakdesignltd.com.
The eco-friendly Litepanels Hilio provides balanced daylight while outputting 85% less energy than conventional lights. The Hilio provides light up to a 20- to 25-foot distance and fully dims 100% to 0 manually or via a DMX protocol without any change in color temperature. The anodized aluminum housing has an integrated slot for gel filters and a standard yoke for mounting. The Hilio has several powering options for flexible shooting. Shift from AC power to DC power using the Anton/Bauer QRC-Hilio Gold Mount battery adapter plate for four hours of use or power the Hilio with two DIONIC HC Li-ion batteries for up to two hours of continuous use at 100% power. List Price: $3,495. Contact: Litepanels, www.litepanels.com.
Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card
The SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card is designed to meet the needs of high-performance professional photo and video equipment. The pinless CF card can withstand temperature, shock and vibration exposure. Writing at speeds of up to 350 MB/s (2333x), the card transfers 100 GB of files in as little as four minutes with a 450 MB/s (3000x) read speed. Cameras such as the ARRI AMIRA record directly to the card in-camera, while the ALEXA XT uses the CFast 2.0 adapter. The Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 card is available in 60 GB and 120 GB capacities, and you can use it with the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Reader/Writer to get transfer speeds of up to 500 MB/s via USB 3.0. Estimated Street Price: TBA. Contact: SanDisk, www.us.sandisk.com.
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