By site editor Dan Chung:
In this last blog post from Broadcast Asia I just wanted to cover a few bits of gear that fascinated me. In fact I liked the first two gadgets so much I actually bought them to try out.
Matthews made the trip to Singapore to show all their latest grip kit which included a very cool Iphone clamp holder which I picked up. They also showed an Ipad holder and some heavy duty sliders.
The second gadget I fell for was a diminutive Bridge M HDMI to SDI convertor box from Korean firm Digital Forecast. I already have a Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI convertor box that allows me to use SDI monitors and recorders with my DSLRs. I’m planning to use this with a 5D mkIII and my Steadicam which has an SDI monitor. The Bridge M is much smaller and easier to rig onto a camera, has a wider range of dc power input (it can run on USB or DC) and has a HDMI loop through as well.
The last gadget that I would love to own is this new underwater housing for the Nikon D800 from Nauticam. Sadly I could never justify it and can only imagine that the beautiful underwater imagery you could get from this setup.