With only 3 days left and over triple the minimum funding goal of $50 000, Miops Mobile is offering something that is both useful and compact for your everyday filmmaking needs. Camera Remotes have been a standard tool in everyone’s kit for a while now, but they can be expensive, plain and boring. Many have tried to use Kickstarter as a platform to reinvent the small black and white screened remotes. With Apple OS Kits allowing customers to tap into the power of mobile applications, MIOPS have tapped into the power of using an app that allows more than any trigger could possibly offer, and that at an even better price. MIOPS MOBILE Remote features Motion, Vibration Sense and Sound Trigger Mode The app’s MOTION mode uses the smartphone’s camera to watch for the action. It captures photos of moving objects without the need for a manual trigger. This could be useful for capturing wildlife, or even a moving selfie. The MIOPS MOBILE will also trigger a shot using its vibration sense feature. Using the architecture of a smartphone’s gyroscope and accelerometer, the phone can be attached to a pole, which will allow you to capture your best slam dunk. Using the smartphone’s microphone, the MIOPS is capable of triggering on sound bites. Timelapse If the above didn’t peak your interest, this is where it gets interesting. MIOPS MOBILE enables Long Exposure Timelapses, allowing you to capture exposures of up to 99 minutes in duration! If you ever struggled with Day to Night transitions, the Bulb Ramping feature will make light transitions possible by seamlessly changing exposures from beginning to the end. The HDR features allows for timelapse mode as well, making the MIOPS MOBILE an easy tool to create HDR timelapses with, a technique that will reveal more shadow and highlight detail. MIOPS MOBILE also takes full advantage of a smartphone’s GPS technology, and can be set to fire a shutter over predetermined distances. This will ease the pain of creating long hyperlapses. Shutter Control MIOPS MOBILE offers far more functionality than a standard cable release. Its six different cable release modes really put you in command of the shutter. You can release it with a single touch, keep the shutter open as long as you want, or set a timer to release the shutter. Press&Lock, Press&Hold as well as the Timed Release functions will turn Star Trail photography into a piece of cake. What do you think of MIOPS MOBILE? Does it sound like the kind of project you may want to back? For more details please visit their Kickstarter page, but if you do decide to back them, why not let us in the comment section below?Read more
Check out the Zacuto Trigger Arm system: its quick release design allows you easily pivots at the joints, allowing for convenient storage and ergonomics. Zacuto Product Designer Steve Weiss told Nino all about it at Cine Gear 2016 at Paramount Studios Hollywood. The battle for shoulder rig comfort continues. The new Zacuto Trigger Arm is the latest newcomer to an ever more populated market of accessories for cameras such as the Sony FS5, Sony FS7, and Canon Cinema line, whose usability benefits greatly from a good shoulder rig and grip arm. Nino has reviewed the Shape FS7 Extension Handle in a video review already, which is the closest match to this upcoming Zacuto product. The Zacuto trigger arm works by connecting the grip of your choice to their existing shoulder rig, allowing you to quickly pivot it out of the way with the flick of a knob. This means you can quickly set the camera on a flat surface, or even store your camera in a case or bag without having to remove the arm. The arms themselves are all slightly different depending on the camera they’re designed for, but what they all have in common is their multiple angle adjustments to give you just the position you need to stay comfortable during those long shooting days. The Zacuto Trigger Arm system can also be used with other arms, as the main connection is a standard 15mm rod. The Zacuto Trigger Arm will be available soon, and we will keep you updated with all the relevant links.Read more
You’ve heard about the new Sony A7s that delivers a very fine 4K at unprecedented lowlight levels. Unfortunately the camera is not laid out for internal 4K recording and only outputs that signal via its hdmi port. Atomos and Sony have worked closely together here to offer a seamless integration in recording the feed to the new Atomos Shogun 4K disk recorder that doubles as a very nice display. CEO Jeromy young gave us the details in the video above. The Atomos Shogun records ProRes 422 in 4K and up to 10bit via its hdmi input and can also record 12bit RAW via SDI, while the Sony A7s delivers an 8bit hdmi stream. The results are never the less very pleasing which you can check out yourselves in the video we posted here. The full HD IPS screen doubles as a field monitor and is factory calibrated to SMPTE Rec.709 with 100% gamut and D65 white point. The Shogun records to hard disks, to a dedicated RAID module or the new Cfast CF cards and can even take slow motion up to 120fps. While the Atomos Shogun was announced together with the Sony A7s it does also work with other cameras like the new Panasonic GH4 or the flagship cinemaEOS camera the Canon EOS C500. The Shogun will be $1995 and start shipping in October. It is available for pre-order here. We reported about another nice product by Atomos, the Atomos “Ninja Star” which is their first disk recorder without a display. The Ninja Star can record in both HD and Apple ProRes to capture pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from any camera sensor directly to inexpensive first generation CFast media with up to 3hrs Apple Proes for $250. It also features Timecode and Start/Stop Trigger along with Audio Line-in. The Ninja Star is available for pre-order and cost $295. More information on atomos.comRead more
It’s about time someone came out with a simple thumb button to hit record on your fav dslr cam. We all know and don’t like too much: The pain of being ready to shoot but having yet to dismount and press the record button. Aaaaargh! I’ve seen a wireless triggerbutton, I’ve gaffed a remote to the handle, but I haven’t seen a mechanical solution like this one. “Stedi Shot” is the company behind this superbulky diylooking $110 (shipping included) mechanical rec trigger. Is it affordable? No Where are they from anyway? Could be Himalayas, I have no clue whatsoever. [UPDATE: They’re from Seattle WA. And we’ll have a unit for review soon.] Do we need this thing? Oh yes! LINK to Stedi Shot [UPDATE 2: Here’s the digital/wireless version of a remote trigger by Switronix: link] via CinescopophiliaRead more
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