I really wanted to go to the National Association of Broadcasters Expo this year. Due to financial reasons that didn’t happen. Thanks to dslrnewsshooter.com I can find out about the accessories that matter to working photojournalists. There are 2 things that I really wanted to see or hear about this year: a support designed for the true photojournalism style of “run and gun” video and something that will help me get better audio straight out of the camera.
NAB didn’t disappoint. RedRock Micro is set to introduce a smaller set of supports that don’t include a follow focus unit or rails. This is pretty much what I have been looking for since I first got my Canon EOS 7D. Check out the video below for more information.
Juicedlink has been in my sights for a long time. Ever since Danfung Dennis mentioned that he was using one for HDSLR video, I have been interested. Now they are set to release the DT454 that not only cancels out the Automatic Gain Control of the 7D it also gives you 2 balanced and 2 unbalanced inputs for mics. 48v phantom power is also provided over the XLR connectors. Great stuff for being able to gather good, clean audio in camera as opposed to using an external recorder. I am going to pre-order one ASAP. Check out the video below for more information.