The year that was 2017 – Part 4

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The year that was 2017 – Part 4. 2017 was a very busy year for the team here at Newsshooter. We covered a multitude of trade shows all over the world, bought you in-depth analysis of product announcements, and detailed reviews of a plethora of equipment.

The third part of our look back at 2017 is just what happened between July to the end of September. This is just a fraction of what we covered on the site during those months and includes our extensive coverage of IBC. In case you missed it here is where you can find Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of our look back at 2017.


  • The new Aputure LS 300d started shipping
  • Sound Devices announced the new MixPre-10T 10-input audio recorder
  • RED brought out a new sensor for WEAPON called the MONSTRO 8K VV
  • Fiilex announced the P360 Classic portable LED fixture, which was essentially an updated version of their original P360.
  • P+S TECHNIK unveiled the Kowa Evolution anamorphic lenses
  • Erik reviewed the Movcam Panasonic GH5 cage
  • I did up an article explaining why using recommended recording media is important
  • The Atomos Shogun Inferno & Ninja Inferno got AtomOS 8.4 firmware updates bringing easier HDR & 2K 240fps for Varicam LT
  • DJI unveiled the Super 35 sensor Zenmuse X7 camera for DJI Inspire 2 drone
  • Ariel shooting went all Top Gun with CineJet, a L-39 Albatros jet featuring a customized gyro-stabilized SHOTOVER F1 camera system
  • Meena Singh told us how she shoot Netflix’s true crime docu series “The Confession Tapes” on the Canon C300 Mark II
  • Erik reviewed the RØDE VideoMic Pro+
  • Sachtler announced the lower-cost ACE XL aluminium tripod systems
  • Bright Tangerine unveiled new 15mm and 19mm Studio Lens Supports
  • Rhino announced the ROV, a Motorized Camera Slider for your iPhone & DSLR
  • Simon Glass had an in-depth look at the Zeiss CP.3 XD lenses
  • Sigma announced the 16mm F1.4 DC DN Lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts
  • Erik reviewed the Aputure LS C300d
  • Sony announced the a7R III & two new lenses
  • Olympus announced two new fast F1.2 M.Zuiko Pro Lenses
  • I reviewed the SLR Magic Circular Fixed ND Filters
  • I also reviewed the Kinotehnik Practilite Bi-Color Smart LED Fresnels

  • November

  • Blind Spot Gear launched the Tile Light Duo on Kickstarter
  • I reviewed a production version of the Panasonic AU-EVA1
  • Erik reviewed the Quasar Science Q-Lion Lithium Ion Battery lamps
  • Panasonic released the photography oriented DC-G9 Micro Four Thirds camera
  • Sharp shocked us all with the unveiling of the a Super 35 8K CMOS sensor 60p camcorder
  • SmallHD added display calibration to their full line of monitors with OS3
  • I reviewed the Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2, a 3-axis handheld stabilizer with integrated follow focus review
  • I also reviewed the CAME-TV Boltzen 100w Fresnel Focusable LED Daylight
  • We went hands on with the Sharp 8K Super 35mm CMOS camera at Interbee 2017
  • Technical Farm showed us their latest Canon EF cine modified lenses
  • Sony back tracked and said that the VENICE will have the full frame mode enabled on release
  • Wooden Camera announced that they had created a PL mount for Panasonic EVA1
  • Erik reviewed the Matthews Dutti Dolly
  • I reviewed the MTF LensAdaptor PL to Micro 4/3 Adaptor for the GH5
  • We looked at the yet to be released Rotolight Anova Pro 2 at Interbee 2017
  • DoPchoice showed us their new SnapBag Lantern
  • NAC Rental showed us their new “Sakura” uncoated lens
  • Sony unveiled New G Series CFast 2.0 Memory Cards

  • December

  • ThinkTank released the Airport Advantage Plus roller bag, an upsized version of their popular Airport Advantage
  • Erik reviewed the Zacuto GH5 cage
  • RØDE introduced the AI-1 Audio Interface
  • Freefly Systems announced Movi – The cinema robot for iPhone
  • KipperTie announced Revolva, a built-in filtration for RED DSMC2
  • RED started taking orders for the 8K MONSTRO VV sensor
  • Spencer Chumbley looked at Rush Design’s VCT Baseplate
  • Panasonic launched a GH5 firmware v.2.2 update, that added new programmable function plus VFR improvements
  • Tink Tank unveiled the Video Tripod Manager 44
  • Ben Allan ACS reviewed the iMac Pro for us
  • Scott Emerton reviewed the Synology DS1817+
  • Apple announced prices for the iMac Pro
  • Arri announced Software Update Package (SUP) 5.2 for the Arri Alexa Mini and Amira
  • OWN announced their 2.0TB Aura Pro X SSD Flash for your Mac
  • I reviewed the Aputure LS-mini20 d
  • Erik sent his GH5 off for repairs
  • Filmpower announced the Nebula 4100 Slant gimbal
  • We listed up our Best gear of 2017
  • Wooden Camera started shipping their PL Mount Modification Kit for the Panasonic EVA1
  • So there you have it, that was the year that was 2017. Thanks agin to all our readers and viewers who continue to make it possible for us to bring you all the latest news and review so many products.

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