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Miniature movement – snoppa Atom mobile gimbal

When it comes to filmmaking, the most reliable way to get smooth footage is to use a gimbal. While they come in all sorts of flavors and sizes, the most commonly purchased among the general consumer population are certainly the ones that are on the smaller end of the scale that is compatible with mobile phones. One of the newest gimbals comes from a Chinese company Snoppa in the form of the Atom. Which the company is claiming to be the world’s smallest gimbal.

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Arc System Works brings Kill La Kill to life

Anime Expo wrapped up last week and the announcement fireworks so bright that Uncle Sam would have cried tears of joy. One of the biggest surprises came from a logical but never heard of pairing- Arc System Works and Trigger. The former is best known for the fighting game series Guilty Gear and Blaz Blue, while the latter is an anime production studio that has brought us amazing shows Little Witch Academia and Kill La Kill.

Now the two companies have done the Fusion Dance and are bringing us Kill La Kill the game: IF

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Blackmagic upgrades the cinema in your pocket to 4k

NAB is going on this week and the announcements are coming in hot and heavy. For those that don’t know, NAB stands for National Association of Broadcasters and this once a year show is essentially CES, but specifically for photography and videography industries.

Blackmagic Design is an Australian based company that has been a major disruptor in the last few years with their affordable yet capable cameras and software. And with this newest camera, the company is looking to take everyone’s lunch money.

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Seamless 3D printed Follow Focus gears

If you ever wondered how film makers get those shots where the focus goes from foreground to background, it’s done with a Follow Focus. Which is basically a gear attached to  a handle that allows the focus on a lens to be adjusted without touching the lens itself.

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20tb for less than a grand – part 02

Last time on The Marduk Report, we took a look at the parts that would go into building a great NAS for less than a grand.

In this second part, we go in depth with setting up the OS, getting the system ready for files along with sharing them, and talk about what was learned from this experience and where it will move to next.

This is a long video, so buckle up.


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