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Oculus Rift DroneI’m sure most of us have heard of the Oculus Rift by now, the virtual reality headset that could be turning the gaming world on its head. But, it also has a lot of cinematic potential as well, and not just as a headset through which an audience can your film, but as a head-mounted display/motion-tracking system for aerial filmmakers. A team from Norway has taken version one of the Oculus Rift development kit and a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter and created a system that allows users to see and control what the copter-mounted camera sees. Continue on to find out how they did it. More »

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FV SpectraHD 4 1280-720 EVFF&V has been steadily cranking out quality lighting products, and at NAB 2014 they introduced their first EVF. Containing features that you’ll find in higher-end EVFs/monitors, the new 4.3″ SpectraHD 4 is going to come in at a bit lower price than some other options. They’ve also got a larger 7″ monitor with slightly less resolution, which should work well as an inexpensive additional monitor on the camera. Finally, they are introducing new lights with far higher CRI ratings — which means better color reproduction. Check out the interview below: More »

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TP Link TL MR3040If you’re unwilling to shell out a fistful of hundred-dollar bills for a wireless monitor, you might want to get your hands on a TP-Link TL-MR3040 wireless router. By installing alternate firmware on this little guy, you can turn it into a Wi-Fi dongle that you can then connect to your Canon or Nikon camera to turn your Android phone or tablet into a wireless monitor/controller for only $30. Check out the following tutorials to get step-by-step instructions on how to turn your Android device into a wireless monitor/controller. More »

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HDMIPi PrototypesThere aren’t many inexpensive monitors out there, and when you do find them, they are often pretty low-res, usually below HD. That’s no good if you’re trying to use them to pull focus or double-check a take and see if it was in focus. But what if you could get a 9″ 1280 x 800 monitor for under $150? Alex Eames from RasPi.TV and Dave Mellor from Cyntech want to make it happen. The company is working on a monitor for the Raspberry Pi computer, but with the generic HDMI input, it can be used with virtually any HDMI device, including cameras. Here’s their pitch video: More »

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There is a good chance the computer or mobile device screen you’re looking at right now was not actually manufactured by the same company who made the device. This is normally the way Apple and most other computer companies make their products, buying screens from third parties rather than making their own. While Apple normally has first dibs on most of these screens, at a certain point they are also sold to anyone and everyone, and that’s exactly where you, the consumer, can benefit from lower prices while still getting high quality. Click through to find out how you can get a monitor with the same exact LG panel that Apple uses in their 27″ displays for only $390. More »

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TVLogic, a well-known display maker, introduced a few new products at the 2012 NAB show and I was at their booth to check some of them out. They’ve also developed and designed a “retina display” EVF which uses the same LCD screen that Apple uses for the iPhone 4S. I had a chance to speak with Wes Donahue from TVLogic and Karel Suërs from Alphatron about their products. More »