At IBC 2019, Aputure had only just announced their new 600D LED light. But already it looks to have some serious competition in the form of Nanlite’s Forza 500. We visited the Nanlite stand to find out more about it, and to check out their new, massive, 10″ Fresnel modifier for it.
While we were at IBC 2019, we stopped by the Syrp stand to take a look at the new Syrp Tilt Platform. While we were there, Ben from Syrp was just getting ready to set up a timelapse of the crowd around the stand, so we chatted a little about the Tilt Platform and then got Ben to show us how we can shoot timelapses of people using a Syrp slider system.
There are a lot of LED panels out there these days with no real access to add modifiers. Sure, there are some that are Bowens mount that let you use the same sorts of things you’d use with strobes, but for panels, not so much. There are also a lot of Fresnels out there, that can be a pain to attach softboxes to as well. DOP Choice’s Universal Snapbag solves that problem by attaching directly to the barndoors on the front of the light. We spoke with DOP Choice at IBC 2019 to find out more.
The Deity Connect is Deity’s new wireless microphone system for lavaliers and XLR microphones. It runs on 2.4Ghz, lets you control your transmitters remotely, and can keep recording even if your transmitter and receiver lose connection. We stopped by the Deity stand at IBC 2019 to find out more about it and how it all works.
It’s been three long years since SanDisk first showed off a 1TB SD card at Photokina. It was operational, but it was essentially just a proof of concept to show that it could be done. Now, SanDisk feels the market is ready to adopt such huge cards, and that the prices today will be more manageable than they were in 2016.
Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most widespread video editing applications out there. It’s always been a hugely popular application since its initial release. But editing can be a tedious process, especially if you edit for multiple platforms. You need a 16:9 for YouTube and Facebook, a square video for your regular Instagram feed, and a vertical video for Stories and IGTV.
Well, Adobe has been paying attention to the needs of social media video creators and is introducing a new AI-powered Auto Reframe feature to Premiere Pro to help speed up that workflow. We spoke with Adobe Product Manager Victoria Nece at IBC 2019 to find out more about it.
The demands placed on portable storage are higher now than they ever were, especially for creatives working in photo and video. We need larger capacities and faster speeds to be able to keep up with those huge raw files and 4K and larger footage. Glyph’s new Atom Pro SSD claims to be the fastest portable SSD out there, offering sustained read and write speeds of 2,800MB/sec and 2,600MB/sec respectively.
We caught up with Glyph at IBC 2019 to find out more about the Atom Pro, and some of the other storage products they were showing off.
I first saw the DigitalFoto Ares 4th axis stabiliser a little while ago, but I really wanted to see one in person to see how well it performed. When we found out DigitalFoto were going to be at IBC 2019, we decided to pay them a visit so we could take a look. They also had something new with them, too, the Thanos Pro stabiliser kit, which includes a vest and arm system for stabilising those really heavy camera rigs.
Wrapping cables is probably the biggest pain in the backside of any kind of shoot that requires them. For photographers, that often means strobe power cables or maybe sync cords if you’re not using wireless triggers. For filmmakers you’ve got power cords, audio cords, HDMI cables, and all kinds of things.
Often, we just use gaffer tape, which ends up getting thrown away and replaced on every job. Or, perhaps, we use velcro, which still needs to be replaced regularly as they usually get lost. Rip-Tie has a better way of doing things that ensures your wraps don’t get lost, and they’ll probably live longer than your cable! We stopped by the Rip-Tie stand at IBC 2019 to find out more.
Zhiyun has given us no shortage of new gimbal releases over the last year or so. The Crane 3 LAB and Weebill lab have both been big hits. But now Zhiyun is focusing on the smaller things in life with the new Crane M2 and Smooth Q2 gimbals for small compact cameras and smartphones. We had the opportunity to chat with Zhiyun at IBC 2019 and find out more about them.