After the Panasonic GH5 was launched today, here’s another impactful announcement. GoPro has gone all out. Introducing “Karma”, GoPro’s own move into the Drone market. GoPro Hero Black 5, a 4K capable sports camera, as well as its little cousin the GoPro Hero Session 5. GoPro has been incredibly quiet the last couple of months. While they have been the go-to extreme-sports camera company for the last couple of years, companies such as Sony and DJI have been creeping in and taking away their market. Everybody has been asking, where are they? DJI have dropped GoPro as their entrance-level drone camera, and have built their own. Sony has targeted GoPro directly, with a small compact action-based camera system. GoPro are on the counter-attack. It seems GoPro have done it again. Nick Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro introduced the new range of GoPRO products: GoPro HERO 5 The new GoPro HERO 5 is a completely redesigned GoPro action camera introducing a lot of new features. The GoPro Hero Black 5 features a 12 megapixel /30fps burst timelapse camera. It can shoot 4K at 30fps, 1140p at 80fps and 1080p at 120fps. The new GoPro does not require an underwater housing, it is water-proof straight out of the box (up to 10m). With built-in image stabilisation, wifi, bluetooth and location capture and voice control (for 7 languages) and auto-upload feature to GoPro’s own cloud service this small camera is a power house. The 2″ touch display shows a simplified menu. To top it all off, RAW and WDR photos are now standard. Voice control No more case 3 mics Hardware Image Stabilization Auto-upload video and photo into the cloud The GoPro HERO 5 is the “GoPro they always wanted to make”. You can get your hands on a GoPro Hero Black 5 for just $399. GoPro Session 5 The little cousin GoPro Hero Session 5 was also introduced. It features a 10 megapixel camera and can shoot 30fps in 4K, 80fps in 1440p and 90fps in 1080p. It also includes video Stabilisation, as well as GoPro’s new voice control. The GoPro Hero Session 5 is water-proof up to 10m as well. Voice control 4K Video 1 button contro. Wifi – Use smartphone to monitor GoPro Session The GoPro Hero Session 5 will cost $299 GoPro Karma The GoPro Karma Drone is GoPro’s very own DJI Phantom. It folds away into a really small form factor and uses the new GoPro HERO 5 to record your aerial footage. GoPro Karma Announced by Nick Woodman, CEO of GoPro Karma is so much more than a drone – Nick Woodman, CEO of GoPro Karma will go on sale on October 23rd. It will cost $799 alone, $1,099 with a Hero 5, or $999 with a Hero 5 Session. GoPro Karma Grip GoPro Karma Grip is basically a DJI Osmo clone with a GoPro HERO 5 in it. What is nice is that the Karma Grip can be attached to traditional GoPro mounting accessories and thus turning your GoPro mount into a fully gimbal stabilized GoPro. GoPro Plus and Quik App Editing Software GoPro have started their own cloud based service, which allows your files to be automatically uploaded straight from your GoPro devices to your GoPro plus account. Nick Woodman demonstrated how easy the editing is using a Quik Key, a device which allows the micro-sd card to be plugged straight into your iPhone. The footage is downloaded to your phone or tablet, and using a few clicks and selecting your favourite soundtrack, the Quik App automatically edits your shots to the beat and to a duration you choose. How much GoPro’s cloud-based service subscription fee will be remains unknown for now.Read more
We take a look at the CAME-TV Boltzen announced at IBC 2016. This new ultra-compact LED light with 30W power offers a fresnel lens for beam control, demonstrating that advancements in LED light technology keep getting better and better. Compared to their other range of LED lights, the CAME-TV Boltzen features an adjustable and removable Fresnel lens to adjust the beam angle from wide spread to narrow beam. CAME-TV Boltzen – the specs in a nutshell: 30W brightness Compact LED form factor Single colour temperature daylight Compact and lightweight High CRI (96) Stepless dimming control via dial from 0 to 100 Powered from NP-F type batteries, with a running time of up to 1.5 hours. It can also be powered by 12V DC The housing is metal, designed to dissipate heat as the light itself is fan-less for quiet operation The light has a 2.4GHz wireless control to adjust on/off and brightness via wireless with an app, too Alhough there are no plans to release a bi-colour version of the 30W model, the 60W and 100W models will be available in both single and bi-colour versions. The CAME-TV Boltzen lights are available to pre-order as a single unit from $258.00 or in sets.Read more
The Benro System Go is a new tripod that can be transformed into a slider and many other setups on the go. Benro is a manufacturer of photo and video support gear. Their newest product is this hybrid transformer-style photo tripod / slider that can also be converted into several other setups. Some of which seem practical on paper, but rather questionable in real life as promoted in the video below. The part when it becomes a handheld rig is quite enjoyable: The Benro System Go will be available early next year. There has been no pricing announced yet.Read more
ZEISS has announced a completely new line of E-Mount prime lenses, Loxia, which cover the full 35mm (photo) sensor size. The first two that will be announced are 50 and 35mm versions, both of which start at f/2. They are completely newly designed E-Mount lenses specifically aimed at users of Sony’s A7 line, namely the A7, A7R and A7s – the last one of which is a beautiful camera for video shooters due to its insane low light ability and the quite decent built-in 50Mbps 8-bit XAVC S codec. These are fully manual lenses targeted at photographers and filmmakers who want to work with a very small kit. One of the Sony A7 series’ biggest advantages is the small size of its bodies. One downside is that many out of Sony’s range of E-Mount lenses (also the ones born out of a cooperation between Sony and Zeiss) is limited in terms of speed (most of the lenses aren’t faster than f/4). There are some faster primes but they are mainly made for autofocus and therefore not ideal for video use. The new Loxia line is entirely created by ZEISS without Sony’s involvement, and that’s why they went down the fully manual route.Read more
Kessler Crane just released some new and very cool products. Among the most intriguing new devices is the Shuttlepod Mini, which is a miniaturized version of their original Shuttlepod, a unique completely smooth and silent slider that can be run at any angle, even upside down and has many upgrade options such as a motor system.Read more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Johan, the inventor of the easyrig developed a new version of his handheld camera stabilization backpack, the easyrig mini which is especially targeted at people like myself when I’m covering a convention like NAB. I was using the easyrig mini myself while making the video above by the way.Read more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Here’s a company that really nailed it in terms of their designs. They go a step further than the normal HDSLR rig designers and produce things like a camcorder shaped rig with a strap, a follow focus that is targeted at the shooter, rather than the puller also offering a handle extension and their famous pocket rig looks like a HDSLR must at a price of $299. I’m sure you’ve seen this company before, but I haven’t had a chance to see their products up close yet. Their sales English isn’t perfect, but their rigs and innovative designs convinced me to follow their products more closely in the future. You can only get the Edelkrone products at their website:Read more
We only send updates about our most relevant articles. No spam, guaranteed! And if you don't like our newsletter, you can unsubscribe with a single click. Read our full opt-out policy here.