What will be the ultimate impact on camcorders with thepopularity of smart phones.Better audio and video doesn't seem to be enough against the convenience of these devices. There are a couple accessory's on the market that would make the handhelds more user friendly which could have an impacton theirease of use, most notably the Camcist Aiming Device. Does the handheld industry need a boost or is the writing on the wall. Your thoughts?
Whether you're using a Canon, Nikon, Pentax or other type of HDSLR camera, the big issue is keeping that bad-boy in focus. Yes, you can spend a couple of metric tons worth of cash on focusing gear but whether you do or don't keeping good focus without auto settings must be dealt with. Here's a vid from Stillmotion giving some good basic tips for keeping focus with the Canon line of cameras and a few items for monitoring your image during shooting. These lessons apply to whatever camera line you're using so take notes... there'll be a quiz!
It's that time of year again and the folks at Zacuto have pulled out all the stops this time! Now they've added the top digital video formats used by the pros for making cinematic films to the test. So for those of you who wanted to know how the RED and other top-flight cameras stacked up against 35mm film, you'll get your wish. Also still in the pool of cameras are the Canon and Nikon HDSLRs for those of you thinking about making your next film with either brand. There's some pretty eye-opening stuff and you'll be surprised at how the different cameras stack up against each other.
I have the opportunity for major input to the
purchase of cameras for live streaming of hockey games. I am looking for
recommendations of a good camera.
I have the opportunity for major input to the purchase of cameras for live streaming of hockey games. I am looking for recommendations of a good camera.
Hey Guy's am new to this forum...
Anyway, well I have a pro camera but I've wanting to brodcast a live event live via Ustream but I can't have cables running over the stage everywhere so i need to do it wirelessly! I can purchase additional gear if nessacery.
Firstly does anyone know how to wirelessly stream video from camera to a computer?
Secondly do I need aditional hardware and software? If so what?
Gimmick or not, 3D doesn't seem to be making big gains, but it's not losing ground either. The jury is still out as to whether it will become a mainstay format or not. In the meantime, Indy filmmaker's are (as usual) finding ways to give a big budget look to their 3D films without the BB price tag. Here is a 'making of' video by Andrew Parke about the independent remake of the Zombie Classic "Night of the Living Dead 3D". The cinematographers have taken an interesting track in adapting traditional HD video cameras for 3D filmmaking. Check it out.
We are wanting to upgrade our SD digital cams, and have thought perhaps leasing may be the better route, since HD cams are changing rapidly.
Any recommendations on leasing? is it best to use a video production leasing company? I really am not too sure, and can't find much info. We are looking at (2) CanonXF300, and new tripods. probably close to 15k.
This could fall in any one of a number of other topic titles, and certainly might become more of a "Making Losses" instead of "Making Profit" but I'm gonna put my wish/shopping list for 2010 up here. Some, if not all of it will be purchased by Dec. 31, and hopefully the remainder in 1st quarter 2011. At the current level of production work I'm getting, and have booked over the next several months, it is not ALL wishful thinking.
Two JVC GY-HM100 HD camcorders
Two Litepanels MicroPro units
Two Sennheiser MKE 400 and/or MKH 416-Pr8U3
In one of my older posts discussing shooting with the new Canon DSLR video cameras the question of how they handled action footage was the one posters myself included wanted to know. Well I ran across this video by photographer turned cinematographer Patrick Murphy-Racey and his shoot of the SEC football championships shot with the 7D. Shot in 720p at 60p with a Canon pro telephoto lense the imagery is just phenomenal. See for yourselves.