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MAC Group, the U.S. distributor for
Sekonic. "The Sekonic engineers have
developed an incredible tool that combines
flash-duration measurement, an intuitive
touch-screen interface, and many other
advances to address the needs of the most
demanding photographers and filmmakers."
For additional information, visit
www.sekonic.com and www.macgroup
us.com.
Kyno Manages Media
Lesspain Software has announced
the official release of Kyno for Mac OS, an
easy-to-use media management, screening,
logging, organization and transcoding
toolset for anyone working with video
content and still imagery.
Kyno works with a wide variety of
industry-standard formats and integrates
seamlessly with Adobe's Premiere Pro and
Apple's Final Cut Pro. Aimed at filmmakers,
production professionals and video enthusiasts, it combines a number of common
workflows in a simple interface that eases
traditionally frustrating tasks.
Kyno offers easy access to media,
with fast searching, filtering and media
asset management, giving instant access to
videos directly from a hard drive or SD card.
Footage can be played and quality-checked
in a high-performance player with accurate
speed controls, widescreen bars, high-quality playback and more. With ingest-free
media browsing, media-aware filters, markers, subclips, tags, ratings and more, users
can find content fast. Kyno also offers
support for a wide variety of industry-standard target formats, with a strong focus on
productivity-enhancing batch operations.
Additionally, Kyno can easily fit into any
video workflow, with the ability to export to
Excel or send files with metadata to Final
Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro.
A Windows version of the software
is in development and is planned for release
later in 2016.
For additional information, visit
www.lesspain.software/kyno/.
Grip Gear Moves Smartphones
Grip Gear, a company specializing in
motion-picture accessories for smartphones, has launched the Movie Maker

system, which includes an eight-speed electronic tracking slider, a 360-degree
panoramic function, and suction cups to
support a phone in unique positions.
Rhys Bradley, co-founder of Grip
Gear, says, "As a former grip in the film
industry, I've long had a vision of creating a
film-set experience in a smaller format for
smartphones and other small cams. With
the Movie Maker, smartphone users can
now create beautiful movie-quality footage
... with a set of highly portable tools that
can fit in a camera bag."
Company co-founder Dean Tzembelikos adds, "After three years of development and meticulous attention to detail
and quality, we are proud to launch the
Movie Maker. It will enhance the videomaking experience and bring out the
creative juices in everyone."
The easy-to-use, vibration-free
Movie Maker system is compatible with
most smartphones and action cameras, as
well as a host of other compact cameras.
The lightweight system - it weighs only
900g, or about 2 pounds, and can support
a phone/camera up to 300g - folds down
into a small, backpack-friendly form for
easy transport. It comes with two 31cm
tracks, and additional tracks are available
for extensions. It can plug into a power
bank for extended operating times, or two
AAA batteries can power the system for up
to two hours.
A remote offers control over speed
and direction; motor speeds vary from
6mm/minute up to 300mm/minute. A
bounce-back feature keeps the Movie
Maker in continuous motion - when it
reaches the end of its track, it automatically
moves back in the opposite direction - and
the system can also be used as a manual
slider. Convenient ¼" threads allow the
Movie Maker to attach to a tripod or
suction cup. The system can climb 90
degrees and can operate upside down.
When used without tracks, it still enables
360-degree panning.
The Movie Maker will be available
through Amazon and directly from Grip
Gear for $129. For additional information,
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