Here’s two small devices that can be used to turn your iPhone into a portable audio recorder. The first Tascam IM2X is an X/Y Stereo Microphone adapter that offers stereo recording directly into the iPhone and works with a free downloadable app. Currently this item is on sale for 50% OFF now just $39.99 (found here).
Tascam IM2X X/Y Stereo Mic for iOS iPhone
The second option is the Tascam IXJ2 which is an adapter that allows you to directly plug in your own choice of microphones. The iXJ2 records 2 channels of audio at 16-bit/44.1kHz (CD quality) resolution from one of its two unbalanced 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mic/line inputs. Both inputs can also be used simultaneously in mono, and even summed to one mono signal from there. The free Linear PCM Recorder App, available on the iTunes App Store, provides optimized functionality. This will be a better choice for anyone who wants to use a LAV microphone (find it here).
Tascam IXJ2 iPhone Mic Input with 1/8″ (3.5mm)
The Canon Power Shot G16 Point-and-Shoot Camera is a compact, advanced point-and-shoot camera featuring a 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7″ high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor to produce high quality still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 12800. The sensor and processor work together to form the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to improve the image quality of dimly-lit shots by reducing noise and enhancing the overall clarity. Additionally, the processor offers a range of speed-related assets throughout the camera, including a maximum sustained full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 9.3 fps for over 500 shots as well as a High Speed AF system for maintained sharpness in a variety of shooting conditions. Continue Reading at B&HPhotoVideo.com >>
The Canon Power Shot S120 Point-and-Shoot Camera is a compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 12.1 megapixel 1/1.7″ high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor to produce high quality still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and sensitivity from ISO 80-12800. The sensor and processor work together to form the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to improve the image quality of dimly-lit shots by reducing noise and enhancing the overall clarity. Additionally, the processor offers a range of speed-related assets throughout the camera, including a maximum sustained full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 9.4 fps for over 600 shots as well as a High Speed AF system for maintained sharpness in a variety of shooting conditions. Continue Reading at B&HPhotoVideo.com >>
The Canon Power Shot SX510 HS Point-and-Shoot Camera is a compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 12.1 megapixel 1/2.3″ high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light sensitivity and quality. The sensor and processor work together to enable the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to reduce noise levels and gain greater clarity for enhanced low-light imagery. The processor also affords speed throughout the entire camera system, including High Speed AF and Zoom Framing Assist, which help to assure sharp and maintained focus on fast-moving subjects. Continue Reading at B&HPhotoVideo.com >>
I thought this Leopard inspired padded DSLR Camera pouch was clever. Expensive but still clever. I would say this falls in line with those funny Animal Headcovers that are used over Golf Clubs.
Leopard Print Animal Padded DSLR Pouch
Here’s a concept for a GoPro Hero3 cage that can be powered by a Canon LP-E6 battery. If the project engages enough social network feedback, the product will be manufactured for an estimated $100 dollars. Find out more about the CagePro GoPro Hero3 Battery Powered Cage
CagePro Canon Battery Powered GoPro Hero3 Cage
Today is the last day for the latest Kamerar QV-1 LCD View Finder Kit discount. Up to $60 dollars off the Kit that includes a quick release baseplate and (2) 8″ 15mm Rails for your follow focus. The new QV-1 LCD View Finder can fit a number of DSLR cameras including a Canon 5D Mark II or Canon T4i. You can find the discount available at the Swivex website (here).
Kamerar QV-1 LCD View Finder Kit – Discount
Here is a look at a new type of affordable LED Studio Light Panel. The C300S LED Light Panels use 240 LED bulbs. Available in single 5600K (daylight) color temperature or Bi-Color adjustable from 3200K-5600K.
Each LED panel can be powered by Sony NP-F550/570/770/960/970 batteries, optional V-Mount battery, or by an external DC input source.
To create a larger light source, several C300S light panels can be linked together and controlled by a single dimmer knob.
Additional information about these new LED Studio Light Panels, check them out on eBay (found here).
C300S LED Video Studio Light Panel
For a mere $35 dollars, Google’s Chromecast is an excellent solution for today’s online video consumption. Attach the small Chromecast device to the HDMI input on your big screen TV and easily stream from YouTube or Netflix directly. With either the App download, or Chrome Browser plugin, you can stream from an iOS device, Android, SmartPhone, Tablet, Laptop, or Desktop computer.
If you run into an embedded or online video that is not supported by Chromecast (such as Vimeo or Amazon Instant Video), you can use desktop mirroring (screen casting) and play the video full screen from the Chrome Web Browser. If you want to play local video files from your hard drive, you can simply drag the video into the Chrome Browser and then cast to your living room television.
The Chromecast connects to your Wi-Fi network so it’s not necessary to have line of sight from the device your streaming from. Both units just need to be connected to the same WiFi network.
The Google Chromecast can be found for a mere $35 dollars (found here).
Google ChromeCast HDMI Streaming
This year BlackMagic Design announced two new amazingly priced Cinema Cameras stated to be released in July. It has already been confirmed that the new 4K Production camera is delayed, and with just a day left here in July, will the Pocket Cinema Camera actually ship? In a recent video, one BlackMagic Design representative mentions that the Pocket Cinema cameras could already be sitting in retail stores.
Blackmagic Exclusive Interview from Christopher W Hill on Vimeo.
It is common practice for retailers to have actual products in early, so that they can begin selling immediately upon announcement. The next question is if the Pocket Cinema Camera will ship with RAW video (CinemaDNG), or just ProRes until a firmware update is released to unlock the feature. Here is an NAB2013 interview with BlackMagic Design giving us information about the new BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera.
You can preorder the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera over at bhphoto
BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera
Here’s a deal on a travel-worthy mirrorless APS-C sensor sized interchangeable lens camera. The EOS M is an 18MP camera capable of RAW photos and full 1080p HD Video.
Right now if you wanted to purchase the Canon EOS M mirrorless camera with bright 22mm F/2 STM Lens it would currently cost you $599.
Canon EOS M w/ 22mm F/2 Lens
If you follow the link below, you can find the Canon EOS M bundled with the 22mm F/2 and a 90EX external flash for just $399. The total bundle of this deal saves you at least $280 and expires this month from B&H (here).
Canon EOS M w/ 22m F/2 lens + 90EX Flash