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shogun-product-divider2In the past month, two relatively revolutionary photo/stills cameras have hit the market. I’m talking, of course, about the Panasonic GH4 and the Sony A7s, both of which feature the ability to record 4K video (although not internally in the case of the A7s), and both of which offer high frame rate shooting at 1080. For a multitude of reasons relating to image quality, both of these cameras beg to be used with an external 4K HDMI recorder of some sort. The only problem — no such recorder is available on the market yet. In a few months time, however, that will not be the case, as Atomos will have released its highly anticipated Shogun 4K recorder/monitor. Today, the company opened up the pre-ordering process for the Shogun, and for people who order prior to July 31st, Atomos is throwing in a kick-ass free gift as well. More »

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Atomos CFast CardWe talked with Atomos back at NAB about their new Shogun, Ninja Star, and Ninja Blade/Samurai Blade recorders, and now they’ve got a few more surprises related to these products up their sleeves. The $300 monitor-less Ninja Star compares favorably to the Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle, except the Ninja has a CFast card slot to keep the size down. The biggest issue with this is that CFast is a very expensive format at the moment, and so Atomos have built their own CFast cards that are just fast enough to record ProRes HQ. More »

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Atomos talks to No Film School at NAB 2014Hot on the heels of the February announcement of the award-winning Ninja Blade, Atomos have announced two new products that cover the budgetary gamut of external recording needs. Click through to watch Joe Marine’s interview with Atomos Business Development Manager Will Thompson at NAB to discuss functionality, pricing and availability: More »

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Robert Rozak shows No Film School the new Little Darling at NAB 2014Robert Rozak is an audio hero, always sharing great information about audio production as well as creating quality products with which to execute that knowledge. This year he’s revealing the Little DARling (Distributed Audio Recorder), a convenient pocket-sized recorder designed for wired lavs, enabling quality audio capture for live events and guerrilla filmmaking. Hit the jump to watch the interview from the NAB floor. More »

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No Film School with Mitch Gross and Convergent Design at NAB 2014It’s not uncommon for today’s tools to be equipped to handle multiple applications, and the Odyssey 7Q certainly exemplifies this. Ryan Koo caught up with Mitch Gross at the Convergent Design booth at NAB 2014 to get in depth with the 7Q and get a sneak peak at the upcoming Athena. Hit the jump to check it out: More »

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teradek bolt wireless hd high definition hd-sdi hdmi video monitoring odyssey7q convergent design monitor recorder camera shootingWe’ve recently talked quite a bit about the Teradek Cube’s unique combination of capabilities – but if zero-latency, “mission critical” wireless HD monitoring is needed, the Bolt is Teradek’s purpose-built solution. Offering both HDMI and HD-SDI pairs, the Bolt is capable of completing a wireless follow-focus package or rough-and-ready director’s monitor. When paired with Convergent Design’s monitor/recorder Odyssey7Q, twin Bolt receivers allow the 7Q to monitor not one but two camera feeds wirelessly. This, in addition to the two-thousand foot range of the upcoming Bolt Pro 2000 unit, may present some exciting monitoring options for the future. More »

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Camera technology is not the only reason it’s an exciting time to be a filmmaker. Manufacturers such as AJA, Atomos, Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design and others offer increasingly inexpensive solutions for bolstering and customizing camera workflow — especially when it comes to external media recording and monitoring. Some of these devices provide functionality shooters have long sought after, and still others bring capabilities some of us may never have even dreamed of. The Teradek Cube is one such device, and here is the first part of my full review. More »

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Tascam is nipping at the heels of the Zoom H4n with its new firmware update for the Tascam DR-40.  If you’re not too familiar with the Tascam DR-40, here’s the recap – it’s one of the smallest flash audio recorders with XLR inputs, has most of the basic functions run-and-gun filmmakers want, and runs you roughly $130 cheaper than the H4n.  With the new firmware update it also eliminates one of its biggest disadvantages – setting independent gains on the two XLR inputs.  Why is that important?  Find out after the jump: More »