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Manfrotto Digital Director Review

Manfrotto Digital Director
The Digital Director is a great way to stretch the dollar in the field and receive two handy devices for the price of one. The Director works well as a Field Monitor and camera control but some key bugs in the software hold it back from its potential.

The Best of CES 2016

The Best of CES 2016
Each January, Videomaker’s editors journey to Las Vegas for CES, the world’s premier consumer technology showcase, where we spend a fleeting few days seeking out the newest and most innovative video tech. CES 2016 was no different. Searching for that next must-have video production tool, we scoured the busy show floor to uncover the best new products to add to our wish lists.

How to Land a Corporate Video Gig

Silhouetted camera shooting corporate video.
The world of video production has many facets, with numerous avenues of entry. Many enter by producing wedding or event videos. These are relatively easy roads to enter but are often heavily traveled by more established sojourners. Perhaps a bit more challenging but with less competition, you may find the world of corporate video an interesting and worthwhile destination.

The Art of Deciding When to Cut (and when not to)

Timeline showing cuts.
It’s been said that big things come in small packages. When it comes to video editing, an editor knows exactly what they’re giving an audience with boisterous transitions, flamboyant whip pans and film burns. A spectacular transition is a measured device with a glass ceiling, they’re transitions with limited potential. The most powerful transition, the one that goes unnoticed but speaks volumes, is the humble and simple cut.

5 Ways to Not Suck at Lighting

Photo with Bad Lighting
Unless you bring a van full of lighting equipment, the most important consideration when deciding how your scene will look is the existing lighting on your video shoots, which leads us to why sometimes your lighting is great and sometimes it sucks.