In This Issue *November

Champs: From Thousands of Cover Contest Entries, Clear Winners Emerge

Angela Weedon Captures the Love That Makes Each Family Unique

Review: Canon EOS - 1D X

Product Roundup: Presentation Software


Web Exclusives *November

Arca-Swiss d4m Tripod Head: Light Weight, Strong Features

Starting at the top, the head mount: You can order the d4m with a variety of mounting systems—a standard 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch screw, or several variations on the open-ended channel quick-release system Arca-Swiss pioneered back in the 1980s. The clamp that came with the d4m I was sent to evaluate is a dual-level model that tightens with a knob, which I recommend over the Arca-Swiss lever-locking design that is also available.

Picking the Right Video Stabilizer for your DSLR

Unless you're going for a very specific kind of cinema verité look, you absolutely should be using some sort of stabilization device when shooting video with DSLRs.

GoPro HD Hero2: Compact Problem Solver

The GoPro HD Hero2 has taken the video world by storm. From the X-Games, pro sports and Olympics, to television shows and rock n roll concerts, clever and creative applications for this diminutive professional video camera seem endless. But the Hero2's video prowess is only half of the story as the pocket-size powerhouse offers versatile still photo capabilities as well.