When MRMC announced that they were adding the ARC-360 PTZ camera to their product line up, my curiosity was instantly piqued. When I previously thought about MRMC and their product line up, I typically envisioned their very cool and robust robotics loaded with cinematic cameras doing some amazing dance moves. For example, the awesome display from MRMC at 2022 NAB had attendees seemingly lined up four to five deep at times just to get a closer look. Of course, one doesn’t need the cool robotics to get great shots with the MRMC ARC-360 PTZ. The ARC-360 is being mounted and used in all types of productions. So, lets’ jump right in.
We had such an overwhelming response to the original holiday gift guide, that I just had to come up with even more holiday gift goodness. So, for the first time ever, may I present the ProductionHUB Holiday Gift Guide Part 2. Keep on reading for some more incredible gift ideas along with additional input from ProductionHUB's very own Mike Valinsky, as well as some other highly respected (and familiar!) production professionals.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Rule Boston Camera in Boston with renowned industry lens expert Jean-Marc Bouchut from ZEISS to take a closer look at the recently released ZEISS 15mm Supreme Prime lens.
Is it possible that we are in the dog days of August already? Judging by the current temperature outside, I would say we are. I know that while many of you are taking a well deserved break, there are still a fair amount of production managers out there making plans on how best to update gear for the remainder of 2022.
I remember the first time I saw a camera on the end of a jib up close and in action like it was yesterday. Do you remember the first time you saw a camera up on a jib or crane or recognized that kind of spectacular shot on the big screen?
As someone who is really into production equipment, I'm always on the lookout for whatever will help you do what you want to do on your production. My thoughts always circle around product performance and overall production value. This matters because what might be important to you might not be as important to another production pro. If you buy it or rent it, what can this product do for you and will it help you make more money?
Every Marshall Electronics camera that I have used in production (and/or reviewed) has always lived up to the Marshall reputation for building great looking cameras that are also rock solid, reliable units. Marshall cameras I have used stand up to the rigors of harsh weather and challenging placements. This winning streak for Marshall and for me extends way back to my days as a remote sports truck guy.
When first unboxing the Epiphan Pearl Mini it looked like a small video “switcher”/encoder with some nice built in features. And the first impression turned out to hold a lot of truth. The Pearl Mini—which is part of the bigger Epiphan Pearl family—does switch and encode extremely well. But truth be told, when I really started to dig in, I quickly found out that the Pearl really lives up to its name and a lot more. The Pearl Mini is only Mini in name, certainly not the feature set. Although this is going to sound like a big time cliche, it was, in fact, like finding a pearl—full of a ton of features to explore, and surprises.