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DSLR Video Clamp
Use the microRRS clamp to adapt your Really Right Stuff quick-release clamps and plates to Redrock Micro support rigs and accessories when you're shooting video. The microRRS adjusts a Really Right Stuff clamp for camera or lens mounting and puts your HD DSLR at the correct height for use with other rail-mounted accessories, including a matte box, follow focus and more. You also can use "L" bracket camera plates for vertical shooting with this system. Estimated Street Price: $229. Contact: Redrock Micro, (888) 214-3903, www.redrockmicro.com.

Support Brackets
Rotate between portrait and landscape while holding the camera steady using the Flashpoint Camera Flip Bracket (FPBQA). Built from anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, the bracket has an articulated platform and fits a range of cameras, including APS-C and full-frame DSLRs. The Flashpoint Stabilizing Video and Camera Bracket (FACSS2) helps you shoot sharp video with an HD DSLR. You can place it on any kind of flat surface, and its curved grip makes low-angle shooting possible. An included shoe allows you to add video lights, small microphones or a flash. The foam-padded handle is built to relieve stress during lengthier shoots. Estimated Street Price: $34 (FPBQA); $29 (FACSS2). Contact: Flashpoint, (800) 223-2500, www.adorama.com.

Portable Light
Enhance the video you capture on a DSLR with the continuous light of the ikan iLED ONE. A single, interchangeable bulb allows you to use daylight or tungsten LED bulbs and choose from flood or spotlight configurations. It comes with a tungsten 60º flood bulb, shoe-mount and an inline power switch. Available accessories include a battery plate, belt clip and 40º to 60º daylight or tungsten interchangeable LED bulbs with options of tungsten spot, daylight spot and daylight flood. Estimated Street Price: $99. Contact: ikan Corp., (713) 272-8822, www.ikancorp.com.

Optical Filter
Make colors pop even when the natural light of an outdoor shoot isn't quite right with the Heliopan High Transmission SH-PMC circular polarizer. The filter maintains the same effect as the standard model, but loses less light with a filter factor of 2.0, instead of 2.5. This translates to a one-stop light loss. The SH-PMC coating allows 99.8% of light to pass through to the image plane, with the top layer repelling dust and moisture. Available in screw-in sizes of 46mm to 82mm in standard and slim brass mounts, the polarizer works without vignetting even when used with extreme wide-angles. Estimated Street Price: $135 (77mm). Contact: Heliopan, (800) 735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.

Speedy SDHC
Record high-resolution stills and full HD video to a memory card that can handle it. Along with reaching image transfer speeds of up to 45 MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I meets the new Ultra High Speed Class 1 video requirement for delivering 10 MB/s minimum sustained speeds that easily capture full 1080p HD and 3D video. For optimal performance and power consumption, the card is designed to work with UHS-enabled cameras, such as the Nikon D7000. Capacities range from 8 GB to 32 GB. Estimated Street Price: $109 to $349. Contact: SanDisk, (866) SANDISK, www.sandisk.com.


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