A lens’s optical characteristics can’t be determined at face value — that’s why it’s important for a manufacturer to note these distinctions with as much clarity and pomp as possible. But why should anyone care that Canon’s new technology reduces color fringing in their EF 35mm f/1.4 L II USM lens? Because chromatic aberration is an undesirable type of distortion causing a lens to fail at focusing all colors at the same convergence point; the result being to manifest itself as “fringes” of color along those boundaries separating dark and bright parts of an image.
Atomos have announced their latest professional recording solution – the Ninja Assassin. The Ninja Assassin offers 4k/HD recording, 7” 1920x1080 monitoring, advanced playback and editing in a compact, lightweight and affordable add on to DSLR, mirrorless and video cameras.
Fusion 8, the free version of the visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available to download from the Blackmagic Design website as a public beta. Previously a Windows-only product, this public beta marks the first time the Fusion software will also be available to Mac OS X users.
Our D|Focus Systems DSLR Gear sweepstakes has ended and the randomly selected winner is Jeff Toner of Berkeley, Ca. This collection of DSLR accessories is designed to bring Jeffs DSLR camera setup one step closer to being a cinema camera. It includes: Rails, Baseplate, Focus v4, Gear, Crank and Matte.
A high-quality interchangeable-lens camera doesn’t have to be accompanied by a high price — not if Canon’s EOS M3 Digital Camera is the camera in question. The latest addition to the EOS family, the compact, mirrorless M3 boasts a high-resolution 24.2MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 advanced image processor and a 49-point autofocus system for shooting stills and Full HD videos.
Filmmakers Drinking Bourbon is a new podcast targeted for filmmakers and lovers of fine bourbon alike. In this week's episode, Cincinnati video production director Brandon Faris and cinematographer Alex Elkins talk with Videomaker's Editor in Chief about filmmaking, video production and their common love of movies.
Razer’s new 3D camera, powered by Intel’s RealSense technology, allows gamers to display their superimposed head directly over game footage for more complete commentary in let’s play videos and live-streamed game play via platforms like Twitch. The camera is capable of removing the background from the image, leaving only the head and eliminating potential distractions.