Many video cameras now seem to include face detection capabilities. But what exactly is face detection? Our primer explains how it works and how it might stump you, too. The story of face recognition technology begins back in 2005, when Nikon released the Coolpix 5900
Many editing software programs now have easy-to-execute chromakey effects, but, to get your scene looking good, you need to plan first and light it right. You have the greenscreen, the right editing software, and a great idea... but how do you make your subject look real?
C'mon! Pick a mic.. any mic! Right!? Wrong! From pickup patterns to wired or wireless, there's a confusing array of mics to choose from. Let's narrow your focus a bit. We've all heard them - videos that sounded like the mic was under a box in the next room.
Load Up Your Canon! Canon's new VIXIA HG21 is a high-definition hard-disk-drive powerhouse, with 120GB of hard-drive space and a ton of exclusive Canon-only features. Prosumers rejoice: the HG21 is the perfect fit for family events, weddings and entry-level professional videography.
Goin' Prime-Time. One of the main tools of the cinematographer's art for controlling image properties is depth of field (DOF). If you're going for the "Film Look" the first place to stop is the Redrock Micro M2.
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