by Fabian Chaundy | 11th April 2017
The GoPro Karma Grip Extension Cable and El Grande pole will allow you to capture even more extreme perspectives, while updates to the HERO5 family will improve performance. GoPro Karma Grip Extension Cable The GoPro Karma Grip Extension Cable for their handheld stabiliser allows you to separate the gimbal and camera section from the control handle. This means you can mount your GoPro and gimbal combination to a helmet, chest bracket, bike handlebars or any number of other positions, while keeping the remote control handy and out of the way. This way you don’t have to reach for the camera if you want to change settings in between shots. The coiled cable offers a total length of up to 89cm, which should be sufficient for most setups. It will be available from April 9th for $99. El Grande GoPro have also announced the El Grande selfie stick — or “collapsible pole” if you want to use the official name. With a total length of 97cm, it will allow you to get wider selfie shots, just be careful not to get it in the shot! It also offers a swivel head with 360 degrees of rotation to get the angle just right. When collapsed, it packs down to 38cm for portability. The El Grande pole will be available from April 9th for $59.99. Just… you know, make sure you’re not compensating for other… shortcomings. HERO5 Firmware Updates On the software side of things, GoPro has also announced firmware updates for their HERO5 generation of action cams. Performance improvements on the HERO5 Black include the ability to extract a photo from a multi-shot series and further photo mode shutter settings in Protune. The update for the HERO5 Session, on the other hand, unlocks 4K/24p video resolution, as well as enabling all fields of view in the 1080/48p setting. Both HERO5 cameras will now also feature voice-control in Russian, Korean and Portuguese. For more information, head over the GoPro’s news page HERE. What do you think of these news from GoPro? Let us know in the comments section below.Read more
by Fabian Chaundy | 22nd February 2016
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a proposal to open up the current model of cable television subscription in the US. This would allow a drop in prices by introducing software and hardware innovations, such as enjoying cable subscriptions through VoD systems like those from Apple, Google and Amazon. The process of subscribing to a cable television provider in the US has remained reasonably unchanged for the last few decades. The lease of a set-top box in addition to the monthly subscription is a necessary expense, and one that has been on a steep rise for the last 20 years, while conversely the costs of devices such as computers, televisions and mobiles have been dropping (source: FCC). Responding to the need for innovation and competition, the FCC is proposing to introduce a framework by which providers must deliver necessary information and content to third-parties. This would allow cable TV content to be delivered through other hardware or software solutions, giving viewers a choice in how they receive their content. This would mean that you could use your Android TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, or Apple TV devices to access your cable subscription. Alternatively, it could be available to be viewed in app form within mobile devices and computers, allowing you to enjoy your subscription on the go. Ideally, this push to “unlock the box” would reduce the total cost of subscribing to a cable television provider by eliminating the extra expense of leasing a set-top box. This, in turn, could lead to an increase in subscriptions, and thus a higher demand for content. It will be interesting to see what this will mean to content creators, and whether it will generate a shift in both the kind and the amount of content they produce. It is still early days, but in a time of further and further democratisation of content creation through better and more affordable video solutions, it is interesting to see legislation follow suit at the delivery end. Do you think moves like these will affect the production industry in general? Post your comments below!Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 2nd May 2011
Here are some audio cables that might come in very handy. Most of them will transform your audio level from your audio recorder to match your dslr input and there are others that do more fancy stuff. Here’s one of the cables I found useful: The DSLR-550D-HOCF takes your magic lantern loaded EOS 550D usb video output and turns it to a normal (3.5mm female headphone jack) audio signal. [UPDATE] I realized that this cable is actually just an adapter usb to 3.5mm, no electronics involved. Most of the other cables incorporate electronic modules to control audio levels. You can buy these cables here.Read more
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