This virtual product set automatically creates the right lighting

Apr 24, 2023
Udi Tirosh

If at NAB 2022, we saw Virtual Production technologies emerge, this year it is clear that Virtual Production is where the industry is going. But…

ARRI settles its patent lawsuits with Rotolight over user-customisable lighting effects

Feb 1, 2023
John Aldred

“ARRI has agreed to a settlement with Rotolight”, a joint statement between the two companies begins. In September 2021, ARRI began legal proceedings towards Rotolight,…

The future of photography and the definitive answer to pineapple on pizza: Manfrotto tells all

Oct 4, 2022
Alex Baker

The world is officially divided into two types of people: those who like pineapple on pizza, and those who are vehemently against it. Like the…

Syrp to be rebranded “Syrp Lab” with products folded into the Manfrotto Move ecosystem

Jan 26, 2022
John Aldred

New Zealand based camera slider and timelapse gear company, Syrp has announced that it’s rebranding itself to Syrp Lab and that its products will be…

Vitec buys yet another company – Savage Backdrops

Nov 16, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Yet another company has come under the wing of The Vitec Group. The company has now acquired Savage,  the leading backdrop brand in the industry,…

Lastolite is no more – Swallowed up into the Manfrotto brand

Jul 7, 2021
John Aldred

Lastolite by Manfrotto (since 2016), previously known as Lastolite when it was acquired by Vitec in 2011 is rebranding again. This time, it’s dropped the…

The Vitec Group has acquired lighting manufacturer Quasar Science

Apr 12, 2021
John Aldred

Vitec Group, the company behind Manfrotto, Lowepro, Joby, Lastolite, Gitzo, Vinten, Syrp and many other big names in the photo and video industry has today…

The Wavo is Joby’s first microphone and it’s ultra lightweight for vlogging

Mar 2, 2020
David Williams

One of the major obstacles with vlogging is sound. Isolating the sound and having it record at high quality is a big deal. I strongly…

The Lightpanels Gemini 1×1 RGBWW is a customisable, full colour LED panel

Sep 16, 2019
John Aldred

The Litepanels Gemini 2×1 announced in 2017 received a very warm reception on its release. Those who have purchased and use them absolutely love them….

This is what the $10,000+ OConnor 1040 tripod looks like

Sep 16, 2019
John Aldred

OConnor is a name that’s been held in high regard in Hollywood for years for their fluid video tripod heads. In fact, their inventor, Chadwell…