We often receive letters from readers asking, "What the heck is that doohickey...?" "Do I really need that whatchamacallit...?" So, here's a quick primer on light kit accessories - what they are, what they do and why you would use them.
You're thinking of buying a new lighting kit and you are researching the light types and accessories in our current Lighting Buyer's Guide. As you think about all the lighting tools, you realize there are also lots of little pieces in some of these kits besides all those fancy lights. So, what are those things in your lighting kit?
When we hit NAB, there was this feeling in the air that the new & the future will be 3D. Panasonic actually revealed their take on the issue at NAB, and recently I was thinking about how impressive this technology actually is. So I thought that I'd mention the prototype they announced as the Panasonic 3D Full HD camcorder.
It's looks crazy and it shoots crazy but will it work?
As more video comes to light from the struggle inside Iran, one must marvel at the technology making this all possible. Even a decade ago, people had to reply mostly on images smuggled out of an area of conflict by journalists working for the traditional media.