Among the favorite products of many attendees at this year NAB show, the Hexolux Xum7 120 Watt LED is the super-high performance LED Fresnel light gaffers have been waiting for. And for a competitive price!
If you are going out to the wild to watch spectacular scenic or monumental sports plays having binoculars at hand is a good idea. But not just any binoculars, why not get one that record full AVCHD and 2D or 3D such as the newest Sony DEV-50V.
American filmmaking icons Stanley Kubrick and Woody Allen have each left their uniquely indelible marks on movie culture with films that have delighted, astounded, amused and, in Kubrick’s case, sometimes disturbed, audiences around the world.
Every shooter wants to be able to direct the viewers' attention to the important aspects of a shot, and manipulating your depth of field is a great way to do it. In this two part series we talk about controlling your depth of field with aperture, focal length, and distance. In part two we talk about perceived depth of field, how sensor size and angle of view might affect your ability to get the depth of field you're striving for, and rack focusing. Knowing the different ways to achieve the depth of field you want for your scene will ultimately help you to craft more effective scenes.
In a perfect world, every light source would cast the perfect color onto your scene, but in reality, the color temperatures of the light sources in your scene can have a wide range, and this can cause color balance issues in your footage. In this segment we talk about the basics of color temperature, and how to use color correction gels on your light sources to create a balanced scene. Understanding how varying color temperatures affect your scene, and learning to correct the imbalance will have your scenes looking good.
There is a ton of cool stuff to see at NAB, no doubt about it. From brand new companies to well established industry veterans, there are new and old products abound and many of them had me itching to max out the credit cards. So let's pretend for a moment that somebody handed me $10,000 dollars, and said I could only spend it on 3 things at NAB. Well, here's what I'd buy.
Videomaker awards the Best of Show of NAB 2013 to Blackmagic Design for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is truly a game-changer. Cameras that fit in your pocket have changed a lot in recent years – for example the option to change out lenses, shoot 3D, access Wi-Fi or operate Android apps – all with quality HD video. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has a Super 16 sensor and captures 13 stops of dynamic range for a completely different story.