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Episode 017 – Episode 17 for 2017

Back in the saddle for 2017: we chat about the early year announcements from CES. Big things are on the horizon from Panasonic as well as Fuji and Rode and new standards are coming down the pipeline in the form of HDMI 2.1 and HDR on Youtube. NEWS New Panasonic GH5 Specs Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 Micro Four Thirds – Compact body 4/3 camera Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 – Bridge 60x superzoom camera Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens HDMI 2.1 & http://www.techhive.com/article/3153629/smart-tv/new-hdmi-21-spec-includes-support-for-dynamic-hdr-8k-resolution-and-more.html Fujifilm Officially Unveils GFX...

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Episode 016 – 2016 Wrap & Rode Newsshooter

Today Chris and Jonathan chat about the big developments in the world of digital media production over the course of 2016. We also try out the new Rode Newsshooter kits coupled with the Rode Reporter microphone. 2016 Wrap-Up 4K Mirrorless/smaller cameras Computing power Stabilisation & Gimbals Sigma lenses Stock   Quick Look Rode Newshooter and Reporter Microphone Beer Freshie Salt and Pepper http://media.blubrry.com/thepurplefringe/p/www.thepurplefringe.com/podcasts/TPF-Ep016-2016-Wrap-and-Rode-Newshooter.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Episode 015 – Little Cameras. Big Images.

We chat about a variety of new small form-factor cameras that have been announced recently and take a look back at some older gear in our new segment “Old but good”. Followup   DJI Mavic DOES have the option to get it in a kit with a backpack. Comes out roughly $300 more AU   NEWS Sony a6500 Ricoh theata SC Cyber-shot RX100 Mark V YI M1 Mirrorless and video Teradek Sphere Offers Real-Time 360 Live Streaming with no PC   Old But Good In this segment we chat about an old gadget, piece of gear, piece of software that...

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Episode 014 – Photokina

A bit late on this on due to server issues! Photokina. Holy crap! So much news from the photography industry. Today we chat about some of the highlights to come out of the event. Image courtesy of GoPro. NEWS DJI Mavic Pro Notes: Small drone (only 743 g) Lens: 1/2.3” (CMOS), 28 mm equivalent, f/2.2 Automatically follows you (or whatever you want) without braclet or tracker 27 minute flight time 4k camera Arms “unfold” before flight Knows where it takes off and how to return home (can track up to 20 satellites) Detects trees, walls, etc and can avoid...

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Episode 013 – News Extravaganza

A lot of news to catch up on! We also go through a few listener questions on video cameras and depth of field. NEWS DJI Launches Smartphone Camera Stabilization Gimbal ‘Osmo Mobile’ Notes: Basically the normal osmo, but without the camera Good price at $300 US Can see this being a useful tool to those already shooting with smartphones and want a more pro look. Comes with a soft bag. I still worry about the robustness if it cops a few knocks.   Sony FDR-X3000R action cam Notes: Sony’s Balanced Optical SteadyShot (B.O.S.S.) 4k XAVC S @ 100mpbs Battery...

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