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News roundup: SkyPixel, SmallRig, Wooden Camera, Marshall Electronics, and Ikan International

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This week we share news from SkyPixel, SmallRig, Wooden Camera, Marshall Electronics, and Ikan International.

Aerial photography contest with DJI and SkyPixel

DJI and SkyPixel have jointly announced the 9th Annual SkyPixel Photo & Video Contest which runs from November 7 until February 2, 2024. The prize for the winner is worth over $200,000.

This year's SkyPixel Photo & Video Contest brings exciting changes that promise to elevate the competition. Three new Monthly Competitions have been introduced in addition to the main competition, with each month focusing on a unique category. In November, the focus is Multi-focal length, December spotlights FPV images, and in January the competition will highlight handheld photography. Submissions to the monthly competitions can also be entered into the main competition, where they can contend for both monthly and overall awards. Additionally, a new creative category for video creators has been incorporated, providing even more opportunities for participants to showcase their talents.

Check out the different categories for both picture and video competitions here. The winner will be announced on March 19, 2024.

SmallRig announces RC 60B Portable COB LED Video Light

The SmallRig RC 60B Portable COB LED Video Light is designed for situations where you need a smaller light but enough power to work with a small softbox. With the built-in battery, the light can last for up to 40 minutes at full power and 75 minutes in Eco Mode and supports up to 100W PD Type-C input for simultaneous charging while usage. The light weighs only 750g and with the softbox it is only around 1.3kg.

Key features:

  • Net Weight: 750g±20g
  • Product Dimensions: cm
  • Gross Weight: 1.5kg±200g
  • Material: V-0 Fire-resistant PC+Metal
  • Power (Max): 63W
  • Color Temperature: 2700K-6500K (±200K)
  • CRI: 96+
  • TLCI: 97+
  • Control Method: On-board Control (Body Control)
  • Power Supply: Built-in Battery / PD Charger / PD Power Bank
  • Battery Parameters: 14.4V/ 3400mAh/ 48.96Wh
  • Power/Current for Charging During Power-off (Max): 48W/ 3A
  • Max Input Power: 100W

The SmallRig RC 60B COB LED Video Light retails for $199 and is available for pre-order for December 31st shipping.

Wooden Camera's Elite Accessory System for Sony BURANO

Wooden Camera is now taking pre-orders for Elite Accessory Systems for Sony BURANO. The Elite Accessory System includes everything operators need for a full cinema setup, as well as a Core Accessory System that includes the foundational accessories for operators to build their custom setup.

Base Plate System: This system includes a low-profile ARCA Base Plate and ARCA Riser Plate and is compatible with any make of bridge plates that uses ARRI Standard height. The Base Plate allows users to add other accessories while maintaining optimal stability. The Riser Plate features a wedge-clamp locking system with a thumb-screw for added security and comes with ⅜”-16 mounting points to attach the Bridge Plate.

D-Box and B-Box System: Adds power distribution options to the BURANO. The D-Box provides additional 12V 2-pin, D-tap port, and 3-pin 24V power options and is available in either a Gold Mount or V-Mount. It also allows hot-swap abilities when power is connected to the DC-In and an on-board battery. The B-Box adds two 2-pin 12V, a 3-pin 24V as well as a Remote-In port to your camera setup.

Top Plate System: This System securely mounts to the top of the camera, as well as adds multiple ¼”-20 and ⅜”-16 mounting points.  Additionally, with the ⅜”-16 mounting point, users can add the EVF System directly to the Top Plate. The 2 plate design ensures that it can be used in tandem with the SONY PWX-FX9 Top Handle by removing the inner insert and securing the handle directly to the camera. The Top Plate also has mounting locations for the stock BURANO carry handle.

EVF System: The EVF System utilizes the Universal 15mm Rod Clamp and introduces a modular way of mounting the EVF. This system includes a new Universal EVF Accessory Rail Swivel Clamp that is fully rotatable and allows the user to determine the optimal location. 

Elite Accessory System retails for $2,349.00 and the Core Accessory System for $879.00 here.


Marshall intros CV630-NDIW 30X UHD30 PTZ Camera

Marshall Electronics has a new CV630-NDIW 30X UHD PTZ camera with NDI|HX2. The CV630-NDIW is ideal for use in live newscasts, concerts, reality television, corporate communications, government, courtrooms, houses of worship, education, or with other broadcast and professional AV applications.

The PTZ camera captures crisp UHD video combined with smooth PTZ camera positioning and 30X optical zoom for a versatile NDI networked video solution. NDI|HX provides low latency, high quality, frame-accurate video and audio in real time to NDI workflows. Using NDI, customers can easily discover, monitor and adjust remote video sources in most production workflows.

Key features:

  • 8MP 1/2.5" sensor
  • 30x Optical Zoom (4.6~135mm) near 70-degrees AOV at widest
  • Simultaneous 3GSDI and HDMI with NDI®|HX2. plug and play
  • Simultaneous pan, tilt, and zoom
  • 3840x2160p, 1920x1080p, and 1280x720p
  • Stereo audio input (mic or line level) embedding
  • 340° pan, 120° tilt, and 30X zoom range
  • Simply Connect to any Ethernet Port - THAT'S IT
  • Video, Audio, Control, Tally, and Power (PoE+) over ONE ETHERNET CABLE


Ikan International has new Lyra Bi-Color 3-Point Mixed LED Light Kits

Ikan International has a mixed light kit available comprising of two Lyra LED soft panels and one SFB150 LED Fresnel light is designed for photographers and videographers alike. Soft LED panels provide even, diffused lighting suitable for various applications while the Fresnel light offers focused, controllable illumination for emphasizing specific subjects or areas within a scene.

There are four different light kits:



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