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Here's an interesting new piece of equipment coming out soon. The CAME-TV Crystal-800 looks and acts like a typical wireless HD Video kit, but has the added bonus of generating it's own little Wifi SSID. Through an iOS App you can get live feed from the Crystal-800's wireless receiver to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. As of this prototype, there are no monitoring features like Focus Peaking, Zebra, False Color, histograms, etc. But I think that can easily be added as a future update on the APP side. There's a few other things that haven't been finalized just yet, but at least you get a sneak peek of what the new Crystal-800 here.

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crystal 800 wireless CAME-TV Crystal-800 Wireless Video Kit

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The Rylo may not be poised to be the 'best' 360 camera, but what makes it interesting for me was that I could quickly edit footage from my iPhone. The software is easy to understand, but like many cameras in this price range there are some pros and cons. I'll dive more into that after using it a few more times, but for now enjoy the first samples.

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A quick look at a teleprompter from Prompter People. Depending on your needs, they offer a variety sizes and features to fit your budget. Check them out at http://PrompterPeople.com.

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Cinevate Horizen Video Slider
Cinevate Horizen Video Slider

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These are two popular camera cases right now if you're working with larger Cinema Cameras, Camcorders, or Camera Rigs as they both have a wide top opening to drop that big gear into. If you're looking for a bag around these sizes (for airline carry-on), one benefit to the Tenba Cineluxe (seen at the bottom) is that it's a Roller. A lot easier to tote around.

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Just in case you were wondering why the new Azden SGM-250CX on-camera short shogun microphone sounds so good, it just happens to be the exact microphone as their high end SGM-250. So now you can get the great sound of the SGM-250 modified for on-cam use. I once put the Azden SGM-250CX up against a Rode NTG-1 to a blind test, and let the audience choose which they liked best. Most people chose the SGM-250CX, so that's a testament to their quality of sound. If you're looking for a good short shotgun mic for Cinema cameras like the Canon C100, Ursa Mini, Sony FS7, etc check out the new Azden SGM-250XC (found here).


Azden SGM-250CX Short Shotgun On-Cam Microphone

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The new CAME-TV Spry Gimbal has a detachable handle, and the Gimbal Head can be remounted onto an optional battery base. This allows for more creative mounting when you're not working with the Spry handheld. Possible ideas could be used as a bike mount, helmet mount, car mount, etc.

The Spry Gimbal comes with adapters for Smartphones, GoPro, and can support small cameras like the Sony RX100 series. There is a USB remote built into the handle that can control many of Sony camera protocols such as Zoom, Take a Photo, or Start / Stop video recording. Because of the focus on small cameras (but not too small), it could be the best gimbal for the new Sony RX0 camera.

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Product Description via Came-tv.com:
The CAME-TV SPRY is our innovative 4-in-1 gimbal that comes with three different heads that can be quickly interchanged to hold a smart phone, GoPro, and point-and-shoot cameras up to 1.1 lbs . When using most Sony cameras (ex: Sony RX100), there are 4 buttons located on the handle that will allow you to control the camera directly such as zooming in out, picture focus, and image capture/video record. The included Bluetooth remote will control an iPhone when coupled with the "BT Shutter" application.

The pan motor can be configured on either side of the camera to provide efficient cable routing and access to either side of the cameras and phone. All motors rotate a full 360 degrees without limitation for greater range and flexibility during operation.

The SPRY Battery Foot is an optional part that includes a larger battery for longer run time and has threaded mounting incorporated in the base to allow mounting. Some creative mounting options could be a skateboard or underslung on a car, the threaded mount allow for mounting to a fixed object.


CAME-TV Spry Gimbal Stabilizer Smartphone, Small Camera, GoPro

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Brighter than using an iPhone screen, this DJI CrystalSky LCD Monitor also offers a few more advantages such as an HDMI output which can be used on a Mavic Pro or DJI Spark (which lack HDMI out). But what I like best is that I don't need to tie up my smartphone.

I'm also using an OTG (on-the-go) USB Cable directly into the remote which prevents video lag from the DJI Spark's typical Wifi connection. Some say this will also improve the range of the DJI Spark Drone.

Product Description:
SMOOTHER VIDEO DISPLAY
The CrystalSky monitor uses optimized video decoding to decode video in real-time. Due to limitations in software access on smartphones and tablets, video decoding in other smart devices is less than ideal. When used to view photos or videos transmitted by the camera, problems can occur including video jitter, long latency and more. The CrystalSky monitor’s optimized decoder provides smooth, real-time video with minimal latency.

CUSTOMIZED SYSTEM AND DJI GO/DJI GO 4
A newly designed system removes unnecessary Android apps and services and is resistant to viruses and junk software. This ensures that the CrystalSky monitor is able to offer optimum performance at all times. Its embedded DJI GO/DJI GO 4 app provides full access to all DJI GO/DJI GO 4 features including aircraft parameter adjustment, camera control, footage management, and playback. Using offline maps, maps can be kept available even if going out of Wi-Fi reach.

DUAL SD CARD SLOTS
Equipped with dual Micro SD Card slots, the CrystalSky monitor’s storage can be extended, or footage recorded on a Micro SD Card can be played back directly on the monitor. It can also be used for footage backups. Using editors built in DJI GO/DJI GO 4, high-quality edits can be made quickly and instantly shared to social media.

The CrystalSky Monitor supports H.264 and H.265 video decoding, allowing it to play back these files at 30 fps and 60 fps respectively. These videos can also be output through its HDMI port. Read More About CrystalSky >>

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DJI CrystalSky 5.5" and 7.8" Monitors

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C-Pan Arm and Mini C-Pan Arm Product Description
The C-pan arm is a very unique camera guide contraption that mechanically can move a camera in a variety of different paths; straight pan, outward curve, inward curve, horizontally, vertically or at a sloped angle or even forward or backward moves.

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The camera is always set to move with whatever move the arm makes. (i.e if the arm moves in an outward shaped curve, then the camera will stay directed towards the centre of the curve and if the arms are set for a smaller radius curve, then the camera adjusts accordingly to stay pointed at the centre.) Through positioning its arms at different angles to each other, the C-pan arm can be set to move in a virtually infinite number of curves.

When making a straight pan, the arm functions as a traditional straight-track dolly slider, but without the tracks, where it can pan in a range of 3 1/2 times its folded length.

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9Solutions C-Pan Arm Camera Guides

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