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Issue 94 - October 2014

Must have or just a dream? Either way these 6 stood out this month

The new LISHUAI C200S on camera LED light provides an ideal solution for photographers and videographers looking for a compact soft light to enhance faces and close up objects. The fixture provides an even, soft output from 40 ultra bright high power LED's at 5600K, running from a single Sony NP-F style battery (included). Get more info from www.proav.co.uk


The POLECAM IPAD/TABLET MOUNT was created for a specific shoot whereby locating an iPad within the operator reach without compromising rig operation was critical. The system is adjustable and enables the operator to locate their iPad/tablet to any typical control position.
Polecam iPad mount is available for GBP195. Seen here with the iPad mini mounted in a Peli Vault (not included).


Need to shoot useable 4K footage on the move? The new PANASONIC HX-A500 wearable action camera gives 4k at 25fps plus 1920 x 1080 footage at 50fps and 848 x 480 at 200fps. It comes with all manner of accessories for mounting and has good low light qualities we found after testing at IBC.


Shown in Europe for the first time at IBC 2014, the ISEEI is a brand new handheld motorised gimbal designed for use with action cameras, such as GoPro's, as well as smartphones. Like other larger motorised gimbals, the ISEEI helps ensure that the footage produced is perfectly smooth and stable, remaining horizontally orientated at all times. It's powered by two internally housed Canon LP-E6 batteries, both of which are included with the kit and available from
www.octica.tv


TALKSHOW VS-100 is a video calling production system from Newtek designed for television studios and live event producers. Released at IBC is transforms every Skype video call with higher video and audio quality to deliver a great production to your audience.


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What is next in OTT
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