A glance back at the last 30 years of consumer electronics history shows that video camera technology has been a fast-moving category marked by innovation that has resulted in increasingly better image quality packaged in increasingly smaller and less costly cameras.
In Joe Carnahan’s gritty 2002 good-cop-bad-cop thriller “Narc,” the director kept it real by shooting some scenes guerilla-style with a hidden camera. There’s a montage in the film where two actor/cops are out in the streets of Detroit questioning unsuspecting real people about a not-so-real murder.
How do you extract the best performance from your actors? Rehearsal can be the key, but what is the fine line between proper preparation and over-rehearsing? As the director, your job is to steer your actors toward emotionally rich, convincing performances, so what is the best way to communicate your desires to your actors?
Atomos chose BVE 2015 as the launch pad for exciting news about a free firmware update packed full of new features for their 4K Shogun recorder. The update, to arrive at the end of February 2015, will feature, among other things, the implementation of Avid DNxHR 4K recording, playback, play-out and editing for the Shogun.
ARRI has announced the ALEXA Mini, a cube-shaped camera with all of the horsepower of an ALEXA in a much smaller carbon fibre casing. Pros looking for ultimate high-end equipment for use with drones, MoVis and other portable shooting solutions should see this as a strong alternative to the RED EPIC.
Brandon from LinusTechTips brings us this amazing explanation how Metabones Speedboosters are able to give your interchangeable-lens camera an additional f-stop. That means more light and even shallower depth of field.