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News roundup: ProductionCrate, DJI, INOVATIV and NUROUM

Crash through barriers with Production Crate
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Crash through barriers with Production Crate

This week we look at new VFX packages from ProductionCrate, DJI lens mounting options, mobile workstations, and meeting cameras.

ProductionCrate offers a free VFX Starter Pack 1

ProductionCrate has released its free VFX Starter Pack 1 for creators wanting to learn the VFX basics within minutes. The starter pack includes 50 pre-made visual effects in five categories totalling nearly 3GB of video effects content. These high-quality effects are created by professional CGI artists. Packs 2 and 3 are planned for 2023.

The pack is compatible with iMovie, After Effects, Premiere, Filmora, Final Cut, DaVinci, Hitfilm and all major editing software. If you want even more content, check out the ProductionCrate library with a Pro Account here.

DJI announces Ronin 4D L-Mount Unit

DJI has announced a new mount and lens option, the DJI Zenmuse X9, for its flagship full-frame camera. With the Zenmuse X9 L-Mount Unit, the Ronin 4D achieves the same lens experience as the DJI proprietary DL mount type. This includes calibration-free setup, full support for aperture adjustment, and complete use of the LiDAR focusing system for autofocus, manual focus, and automated manual focus.

Additional standards available on the X9 L-Mount Unit include:

  • Mount diameter of 51.6 millimeters for compatibility with full-frame and APS-C lenses
  • Short flange distance of 20 millimeters ensures a short distance between lens and sensor for compact camera construction
  • Stainless steel bayonet with four flange segments to prevent canting and ensure more secure and precisely positioned lens mounting.
  • Standardized L-Mount Contact Strip ensures reliable electronic communication between the lens and camera

The DJI Zenmuse X9 L-Mount Unit is priced from £349 or €409 from the DJI Store and authorized retailers.


INOVATIV's new Mobile Rack-Mount Workstation

INOVATIV's new rack system called Deploy is billed as ideal for studio use. It features its EVO Wheel System in the front and a 20" traction wheel in the rear. The EVO Wheels swivel for navigation which include removable foot brakes for safety. 20" rear wheels are designed for smooth ride in uneven surfaces. 

Deploy features an entirely new frame with 16 internal machined bars that provide a total of 38 integrated 3/8"-16 threaded mounting points for accessory mounting, aluminium pull handles, height adjustable quick grips with 360° of rotation, load handles, and a locking bottom drawer. The Deploy frame separates in half for simplified transportation and storage.

You can find Deploy here for $4,599.00.


New Meeting Camera for Small Teams in Budget

NUROUM is an innovative audio-video solution provider based in Philadelphia, and has introduced a new video conference webcam, the NUROUM C40, which has a camera, mic and speaker all in one. NUROUM C40 is designed for creating a more immersive video conference experience for hybrid work teams. It works with versatile conferencing apps: Zoom, Skype, Teams, Google Hangouts, and other major video conference platforms.

NUROUM C40 has 360 degree, up to 16ft radius voice pickup capacity. It uses SONY Starvis CMOS sensor to display Full HD 2K images. With face-recognition technology, the camera can locate the speaker and automatically present the best framing to the remote participant. You can power all by one single USB cable.

NUROUM C40 is available now for $269.


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