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How and Why to Use a Light Meter

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A light meter objectively measures the light and breaks it down in to a quantifiable measurement. It measures the light we see and converts it to functions in a camera.

RAW Workflow

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Raw footage can give you immense image quality, making things like color correction and effects work much easier. Shooting in raw affects your whole workflow, but the most dramatic difference is in post production. A raw workflow can greatly add to the time it takes to get your projects through post as well as what you’ll spend on equipment for that process. Is raw right for you?

Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera

Digital Bolex D16 and D16M
The Digital Bolex D16 and D16M Cinema Cameras are solid options for cinematographers that want full manual image control and enjoy working with a form factor similar to the 16mm film cameras of yesteryear.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Review

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The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K promises incredible performance for very little money. No other camcorder offers Ultra HD video resolution, Super 35 size sensor with global shutter (that eliminates rolling shutter issues), 12 stops of dynamic range and professional recording formats for less than $3,000.

The Image Sensor's Role in Video

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In the world of image sensors, bigger is usually better when it comes to image quality and versatility, but a number of other factors also play a role.

Canon EOS 70D DSLR, First in Video Focus - Review

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Canon is listening to DSLR video producers. The new Canon EOS 70D makes it easier than ever to use DSLRs for video production by giving us autofocus designed specifically for video. You now have smooth and reliable focus at the touch of a screen instead of having to manually focus directly or by using expensive focus pullers. And two video compression modes give you the option of more recording time or higher quality. Both are very welcome advancements.

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Review

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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has dramatically raised the bar, bringing full-sized quality in a miniature-sized package with impressive dynamic range and an attractive price point.

Disc Authoring Software Buyer’s Guide

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DVDs came on the video scene in 1995 and it promised to be a great solution to video sharing and storage. Gone was the need to horde stacks of low-quality VHS tapes. Almost two decades later, DVDs are still used throughout the world and despite cloud storage, flash-drive sharing and mobile uploads, these shiny little discs are the one universal method of sharing and storing video files.