Gear roundup – a quick look at some new video products suitable for DSLR

Here’s a quick roundup of some interesting bits of gear that have caught my eye in the past week or two:

Ikan has a new LED light range. Most interesting is the ILED-One which at only $99 but has a metal body and a choice of 3200 or 5600K colour temperatures.

Kessler Crane has a really interesting looking tripod head called the Hercules 2.0

Dslrnewsshooter contributor Sam Morgan Moore contacted me to tell me about his evolution of his Half inch rails system. The rig is designed for lightweight run & gun and now uses 15mm rods as an option. It will be available to buy soon.

Jared Abrams over at Cinema5D has just got an interesting ultra-light rig called the Chosziel DV balancer to test. I’m interested to see how it performs.

Jag35 have a new wired Electronic Follow Focus on the market. They also have a prototype wireless version which may be available at some point in the future. I have this unit to test and it is a very fun piece of kit.

Another innovative Follow Focus option has gone on sale called the Okii USB – I am not sure how well this will work as it uses the Canon USB connection to control an AF lens using it’s own inbuilt motor. Hopefully there will be some reviews soon.

I don’t normally look at compact stills cameras on this blog but here is a potentially interesting duo from Sony – handy because they both shoot Full HD 1080p/60P AVCHD at 24Mbps. DPreview has the low down on the new Cybershot DSC-HX100V and DSC-HX9V.

The Sony HX9V

Rycote, manfacturers of audio accessories, have been in touch to say they have a some nice mount solutions for the new Rode Videomic Pro.

Rode Videomic Pro in Rycote mic mount

Affordable Shoulder Rig

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