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Padcaster Mini turns iPad Minis into videography studios - GadgeTell

Padcaster Mini turns iPad Minis into videography studios - GadgeTell | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
The Padcaster Mini lets users mount their iPad Mini in an aluminum frame that’s equipped with threaded holes all around it for tools.
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It did not take long for the iPad to be setup in studios and on location as a very convenient image, audio and video application that has versatility.  Now, there is a Kickstarter campaign to get a version of the Padcaster for the Mini (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thepadcaster/padcaster-mini-on-the-fly-filmmaking-with-the-ipad)  The Mini frame and accessories look really great for the Mini, so it should have some great success.

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HOT! New Panasonic GH4k to knock socks off the DSLR video market | planet5D DSLR video news and more!

HOT! New Panasonic GH4k to knock socks off the DSLR video market | planet5D DSLR video news and more! | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it

Panasonic announces the second DSLR form factor 4k video machine called the Panasonic GH4 - and by the looks of it, the Panasonic GH4 will rock the DSLR video world because it adds many of the features you guys have been asking for. 

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This looks like the standards have been raised on all cameras with this amazing DSLR camera that shoot in 4k.  Remember 1080p?  This is four thousand pixels,  which translates to incredible.  This video machine does not really need to shoot in RAW to max out what you can do with the film in post production.  4k does the job.  If you go to the movie theaters, you might see your theater has upgraded to the 4k standard.  Movie production companies are shooting in 4k now in order to produce the most amazing amount of detail.

Just so you know, 8k is being tested in Japan.  A few years from now we will have cameras and projectors as good as the human eye.  This is a fantastic time to be a photographer and videographer.  So much innovation has been made available, it helps make imagination limitless in how a film shoot or photo session will turn out.  

If you want the specs, they're in the original article.  Click the link below to get that information.

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Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera

Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
Crowd-funded camera puts new spin on panoramas.
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Amazing what a crowd will do to see the unusual come to life.  A true ball camera you toss in the air, takes pictures from it's many camera modules built into the camera itself.  The idea of the camera came down to the desire to shoot 360-degree panoramic photos without taking so much time to do it with conventional cameras.  

Simply toss the camera up into the air and will do its thing within the 36 camera modules it has.  It is easily controlled through a laptop, but transmitted by smartphone to the cloud, where the high performance works to stitch the photographs together.  Other than site seeing and parties, where else would a 

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How Ideas And Stories Are Told Through Video Marketing

How Ideas And Stories Are Told Through Video Marketing | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
Creative Video Marketing Entertains A great example of creative video marketing is Honda's video that celebrates the innovative products that Honda engineers have come up with.  The branding is obv...
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This is great video marketing, using video marketing successfully through an entertaining viral video.  Much credit should go to the video post production team for creating the highly engaging use of movement and curiosity.  This type of storytelling will have positive and lasting affect on Honda's brand and products.

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Oliver Stone & Rodrigo Prieto Show What's Possible with New Gyro-Stabilized Camera Gimbals « No Film School

Oliver Stone & Rodrigo Prieto Show What's Possible with New Gyro-Stabilized Camera Gimbals « No Film School | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it

Who has been using these gimbals? Has anyone done anything particularly difficult?

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Shooting action shots on the fly certainly takes more than balance and a steady hand.  The new rigs that have gyro-stabilized camera gimbals open up interesting ways to shoot action, example given has an actor using the camera and rig, running towards a car and jumps in, handing off the camera to someone else in the car who films the first actor after having jumped into the car.  Great perspective..... but not replacing the professional camera operator any time soon.  For film and capturing perspective and action that is viewable, a gyro-stabilized camera is going to capture it all.

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The Phones Worth Your Money

The Phones Worth Your Money | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
This content is brought to you by the Commerce Team, the same group of writers and product enthusiasts that put together your daily daily roundups: Gizmodo Deals, Kotaku Deals, and Lifehacker Deals.
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It is an investment that's important and personal.  The Commerce Team has done a good job of listing the various pricing and benefits you enjoy from the best of the best.  Again, Apple's iPhone 5s is considered the best, with some design options available for a little more than standard.  Their review of Android phones comes up with Moto X.  Being an Apple guy, my video and photo editing has consistently great results, and the way the iPhone integrates with everything else, it's a great choice.  There are some good things happening with the Windows Nokia phones that are worth knowing the best performing models, if that is your preference.

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Apple to reveal new iPads, MacBooks at October 22 event: Here's what we know so far | ZDNet

Apple to reveal new iPads, MacBooks at October 22 event: Here's what we know so far | ZDNet | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
Twice in two months, Apple is ready to talk about what it's working on. We're expecting a bevy of new hardware, including iPads, and a refresh to the MacBook lineup.
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Tech toys news! October 17, 2013…

Apple has done it again… All new iPads coming out October 22 can't wait to see the latest and greatest… Can you? The new iPad 5

Stay tuned for more updates from A1Studio'sAZ.com

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VideoBite from Adobe is a quick and simple video editor

VideoBite from Adobe is a quick and simple video editor | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
VideoBite is a free iOS app from Adobe that lets you edit video or create slideshows with titles, transitions and music. The app is hardly alone in the
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Adobe known for high performance software, is using its VideoBite video editor app to entice users to subscribe to their Revel service.  Revel is a nominal amount monthly subscription that delivers a cloud service for sharing videos and photos with any computer or other iOS device.

If you are a heavy user, Revel makes sense over using your camera roll to store and share by email, text or simply upload to a favorite social network.

Certainly not something to replace FinalCut, but for smartphones, VideoBite  lets you trim clips and string together into a movie.  Some filtering control can give the video an overall look.

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Roger Hajjar's Prysm Wants to Bring Eco-Friendly, Life-Size Video To Your Home

Roger Hajjar's Prysm Wants to Bring Eco-Friendly, Life-Size Video To Your Home | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  Roger Hajjar, Founder and CTO, Prysm...
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It goes to show when you love what you do, great innovation can happen.  When an idea disrupts current technology, new ways of doing things become possible.  We are used to LEDs running our visual displays and replacing incandecents.  Now, video displays will catch up with advances in camera quality.   It has taken a lot less time to come up with a new platform using lasers instead of the electron gun.   The LPD, Laser Phosphor Display produces life like images, making wall size video displays that one day may be in our homes.  To think,  Roger Hajjar used to make disco balls and disco lights as a young man in Lebanon and used the same thought process to develop LPDs.

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10 Tips On How To Use Google Plus Hangouts - Business 2 Community

10 Tips On How To Use Google Plus Hangouts - Business 2 Community | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it

Simply put, a Google Hangout on Air is a great alternative to expensive webinar solutions where you and up to 9 guests can hangout and discuss whatever topic takes your fancy and broadcast that conversation to the rest of the world.

Your Google Hangout on Air is automatically broadcast live to both your Google+ home page and YouTube channel for the world to see.

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There are situations where Google Hangout on Air is a great solution and collaboration can take place among a small group.  For training and presentations using slides, it can be very helpful.  I find one on one training is easier on join.me and when a few people are involved in buiding a storyboard or script for shooting video, Google Hangouts can help save time and travel expense.  However, shooting on location video and the necessity of post production work is best undertaken by video production and professional camera operators.

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First Pictures of Sony's Groundbreaking Lens Cameras Surface

First Pictures of Sony's Groundbreaking Lens Cameras Surface | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of doubt surrounding recent rumors that Sony is working on a couple of revolutionary "lens cameras." The smartphone-attachable lenses --
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Now smartphone cameras are getting really interesting with high quality magnetically attached lenses, an 18 and 22-megapixel are on their way.  These lenses have built-in sensors and processors that turn the smartphone into serving as the LCD screen and brains.  The article came via sonyalpharumors, a site that keeps up with what Sony is up to.

With the right accessories, smartphones, especially iPhones, can do a fairly credible job at capturing video.  Each Holloween, I've filmed practically in the dark, a popular haunted house and with a little editing, come out with really fun video that's entertaining to watch. http://youtu.be/fbKUmlWc6Jc ;

  

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GoPro: Let Me Take You To The Mountain

GoPro: Let Me Take You To The Mountain | Video Tech Toys | Scoop.it
The third of the HERO3+ Adventure Series Travis Rice, John Jackson, Chris Davenport, and Lynsey Dyer set forth on a journey to the Andes Mountains in a quest...
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The GoPro cameras are revolutionary capturing adventure right up close.  From snow to surfing to dare devils doing the most amazing things, it brings viewers right into the moment.  Media companies are catching on how fun and exciting these type of videos can be for video marketing.  Red Bull, who's now more a media company that happens to sell a product is probably shooting and editing hours and hours of these adverturous films right this minute!  For professional post production editing to bring the videos up to commercial use, my A1 Studios video production company can provide an outstanding end product.

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Introducing the RØDEGrip and RØDEGrip+

Introducing the RØDEGrip and RØDEGrip+, a multi-purpose mounting solution for the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Featuring a camera-shoe mount with a 3/8" thr...

Via Victoria Jorgensen
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This is phenominal. MUST HAVE ONE~!  Check this out....  Filming for the 22nd century....  Watch this!

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