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LibecA few days before the kickoff of NAB, Libec announced their new integrated tripod system, ALLEX, which allows users to use pan, tilt and slide camera movements with a 3-part setup made up of a tripod, ball head, and slider. We were able to stop by their booth to talk a little bit about the ALLEX system, so check out our latest NAB video to see it in action, as well as get more information about their video contest that will award 5 winners with ALLEX gear. More »

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Benro at NAB 2014Can the world ever have enough tripod options? Zacuto doesn’t think so and neither does Benro, who have just developed two new tripods for medium and lightweight camera packages. We stopped by the Benro booth at NAB to check out these new offerings, so if you’re in the market for a new three-legged friend then hit the jump to watch the video: More »

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Ryan Koo Visits Steve Weiss at the Zacuto Booth NAB 2014Zacuto are a mainstay of the NAB scene here in Vegas, and this year they’ve focussed their efforts on a new EVF and, for first the first time, a line of professional tripods. Ryan Koo met up with Steve Weiss at the Zacuto booth to play with the new toys and get all the details. Hit the jump to watch the video. More »

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LibecIn a move to enter the consumer DSLR camera market, professional camera support company Libec has announced their brand new tripod system, ALLEX, which with its integrated design, will give more usability to filmmakers working with little money, time, and/or experience. Made up of a tripod, slider, and ball head, the ALLEX system allows users to pull off a number of simple, yet dynamic camera movements, raising the potential production value on your next low-budget project. Continue on to find out more about Libec’s ALLEX system. More »

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HipJibFor the past few years, Kickstarter has been rife with all sorts of campaigns for gadgets and gizmos aimed at budget filmmakers. Oftentimes, these new inventions are just slightly modified versions of classic designs offered at a cheaper price. Other times, these crowdfunding products are unlike anything else out there, like the SnapFocus. And then there are times when a product comes along that is so simply brilliant that it makes you wonder why you hadn’t thought of it first. The hipjib, a small device that turns any basic tripod into a versatile camera movement system, falls into the latter category. Check out the campaign video for the hipjib below: More »

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Anti-Twist Plate ManfrottoEver had that moment when you try to pan left and look down only to realize you’ve just panned your DSLR independent of the tripod base plate? Hey, this shouldn’t be happening, your tripod’s a Manfrotto, after all, and you basically stripped the darn thing getting the screw in that tight. This vexing shortcoming of a DSLR’s small size can now be remedied with a quick solution – a small plate with a lip from Photography & Cinema that stops your camera from twisting about. More »

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One of the most coveted DIY projects around (next to perhaps the jib) is the slider. However, DIY is usually a balance between cost savings and function, and this $10-$15 slider from Ryan Connolly at Film Riot is no different. Let’s take a look at how far you can stretch your dollar for a functional slider. Hit the jump for the tutorial: More »

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One of the most consistent issues for filmmakers –especially those that travel a lot– is hauling around a lot of heavy gear (and for those of us on a budget, affording the gear we want to make great looking images). There have been some developments in making equipment more compact and cheaper, but this concept rig from designer Grant Parrinello, promises “a steadicam, boom camera (for high shots), a glide track (for smooth pan and push shots), a shoulder mount, and a tripod all into one compact, low cost product.” More »

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Have you been looking for a low-cost, easy to set up DIY dolly? Then you should definitely check out the tripod dolly that Justin Leyba of ImagineNow Entertainment whipped up using nothing more than a few furniture sliders. The results look rather impressive: More »

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You don’t always need a hi-hat, but when you do, you really need it. Hi-hats are great for low angle shots or when you need a traditional tripod head but don’t have the room to maneuver long legs. At NAB this yearInduro introduced an innovative hi-hat that can not only withstand over 200 lbs., but has feet with holes that allow it to be mounted almost anywhere. I talked with Louie Lu about the hi-hat. More »

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*Okay, so it’s not actually a dolly move. But it looks like one, and all you need is a tripod. My co-panelist at next week’s PhotoPlus Expo, Vincent Laforet, posted this neat tip for getting a smooth, short dolly-ish move from any camera. Check it out: More »