Nikon's D7100 is a very well built and sensibly laid out DSLR boasting masses of megapixels, excellent image quality, broad dynamic range, uncompressed output and noteworthy audio features. Coupled with quality NIKKOR lenses and very good low light sensitivity the D7100 is a photo/video enthusiast's dream come true.
The new VIXIA mini compact personal camcorder features an ultra wide-angle lens, full HD video, vari-angle LCD monitor and slim ultra-compact body with built-in stand, and allows for convenient hands-free shooting with built-in Wi-Fi.
The anatomy of video contains a wide variety of parts—some remain hidden, right before the viewers’ eyes. Pixels, like cells of the body, work together, combining to make the overall image. Chroma subsampling is the DNA of color information in the pixels of a video image. It’s a small part of each individual frame, but one that plays a major role in the construction of the overall clip of footage.
In a win-win situation, the iHistory video contest brings teens and World War II vets together as the vets tell their stories, the kids learn history right from the source, the videos live forever in the Library of Congress, and prizes include Blackmagic cinema cameras as well as light kits, mics and tripods.
Poorly lit scenes can leave your project looking flat and lifeless. But if you can get the lighting right, it will help establish a tone, and bring the depth and texture to your footage. In this segment, we talk about the basics of 3 and 4-point lighting including key lights, fill lights, backlights and set lights. Plus, some insight into hard light and soft light, and high key and low key lighting styles.
Tripod - check. Mic - check. Lights - check. Mobile phone - ah.. don’t you mean camera? It’s amazing to think about, but, yes, amazing videos are being made using those ordinary devices originally meant to make a phone call.