From streaming live from your desktop to creating great photo prints, you have come to the right place to find the gear you need for your next creative project.
Whether you're a busy professional working from home and in need of the best equipment to do the job or someone self-isolating and looking for ways to occupy your time, Vistek has your back. Not only do we have all the gear to meet your needs, but also some very timely content to help you along the way. From blog posts to live-stream events, we're here to share useful insights and expertise to keep you informed, up to date and entertained.
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How to start live streaming video with your smartphone or tablet
Working with your phone or tablet is an easy and great place to start. You might be using a collaborative tool with your smartdevice like Skype, Zoom etc.or streaming directly to Facebook or Youtube etc. The biggest things to improve here are Audio, and Setup (accessories), Stabilization.....SHOP HERE
If you want to stream live from your desktop, start here
The great thing about using a computer is there is a much greater ability for connecting better quality, and also more, external video and audio sources, either via an optional interface cards, or by a streaming switcher with a built in or external interface.For audio things like USB microphones and audio mixers.....SHOP HERE
Using connected cameras for streaming
A webcam will get you going, but If you want to up your streaming game, then setting up your home web or live production studio with a better camera is the way to go. Most of today’s cameras that can produce a clean image output at HD 1080 with a HDMI or perhaps SDI output can be used and connected with an optional interface or “capture” device.SHOP HERE
Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta turns your Canon DSLR into a webcam
Canon has released EOS Webcam Utility Beta software that will allow you to use compatible Canon DSLR or PowerShot cameras as a high quality, live streaming “webcam” via a USB connection. Here are a few important things you need to know before you try the EOS Webcam Utility Beta.READ MORE
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Great audio gear to get you podcasting in no time
Some say that humans are “wired for sound” and “the brain never stops listening” or, for those capturing audio for video, that “audio makes up 70% of the video quality”. So it’s no wonder why good sound is so important, but also why it’s a little daunting and complex for many, as there is a lot to know, and a tidal wave of product choices. So how do you cut through all the noise?SHOP HERE
Want to polish up on your photo printing knowledge? We can help
We’ve all gotten so used to the ease of posting and sharing our jpegs online that the venerable craft of printing our photos somehow got lost in the shuffle. The good news is that printing is just as easy, and household printers have never been more innovative and affordable. Nothing beats the pleasure of seeing your photography come to life tangibly right before your eyes, and if you’re new to this,....SHOP HERE
An easy to use guide for deciding on your first gimbal.
Even with the latest advances in onboard stabilization technology, camera shake can still be hard to control in certain shooting conditions. Handheld single-axis gimbals can be helpful when heavy lenses are attached to the camera, for example, and for wildlife photography, when you need something less rigid than a tripod or monopod. A gimbal is even more indispensable when....SHOP HERE
Great Deals on Overstock, Open Box, Demos and Pre Owned Gear!
Vistek guarantees all used equipment for 90 days, so you can purchase with confidence. Get the gear you need at a price you can afford. We have high quality used equipment from Canon, Nikon and many top manufacturers. These include- camera bodies, lenses, accessories, studio equipment and more.SHOP HERE
Z CAM E2 Series not just cinema cameras, ideal for streaming!
So the Z CAM E2 line all make great affordable cinema style cameras, you might already know that, but something that is far less known about them is that they all make great live streaming cameras as well.READ MORE
Audio for Podcasting: 10 important things you need to get started
We’ve all gotten so used to the ease of posting and sharing our jpegs online that the venerable craft of printing our photos somehow got lost in the shuffle. The good news is that printing is just as easy, and household printers have never been more innovative and affordable. Nothing beats the pleasure of seeing your photography come to life tangibly right before your eyes, and if you’re new to this,....Read More
Self-Iso Project: Create an online portfolio for your photography
Whether you’re a hobbyist, enthusiast or pro photographer, an online portfolio is your calling card to the world. It’s a chance to display your best work and give viewers a glimpse of the kind of photographer you are. If you’re looking for a creative and productive outlet right now – as so many of us are – there’s never been a better time to get started on your portfolio.Read More
Check out our Vistek imaging blog for tips, tutorials, and new anouncements
Vistek’s ProPhoto blog aims to bring together the far-reaching community of visual creators and other industry professionals. Within its pages you will read about the ideas and projects that drive seasoned professionals, find tips and tutorials designed to help you improve your workflow as well as our exclusive on location event offers, product announcements, gear reviews and much, much more.VISIT THE BLOG
Printing at home: how to choose the right printer for your needs
How long has it been since you printed one or more of your beautiful digital photos? You’ve probably got tons of them stored away on your hard drive and posted on your blog site, but if you miss the sensational rush that accompanies the moment an honest-to-goodness photograph appears on a printer’s tray as if by magic, you’re not alone.SHOP HERE
Why you should invest in monitor calibration software
So you just finished editing your photographic masterpiece, you’re excited to see the results and can't wait to hit “Print.” After a pat on the back, you step away for a coffee while the printer does its job; it's all good. Until you look at the print, that is, and it’s nothing like what you see on your screen. Before you blame your printer, it may be time to consider calibrating your monitor.Read More
Let’s Learn How to Perfect Color with Lindsay Adler and x-rite
New York fashion photographer Lindsay Adler talks about the importance of color and light in her images and how she uses color control to create her vision.By the end of this video you'll know: the benefits of using custom color profiles for beautiful, saturated color and how a combination of concept, calibration, capture, and post-processing are all essential in getting perfect color.WATCH VIDEO
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