Russ Fairley - December 17th, 2014
Adobe this week released updates for their suite of video applications. The 2014.2 update includes Premiere Pro CC, Media Encoder CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Audition CC, and Story CC. Each update includes enhancements and even tighter integration between complementary applications.
vmeditor - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:29pm
With all the emphasis today on camcorder and DSLR image capabilities and technologies such as sensor size, 4K, interchangeable lenses, focus and exposure assists, stabilizers and on and on; it’s very easy to overlook that other extremely important component of great video — audio! You may have perfect exposure, excellent dynamic range and beautifully shallow depth of field, but if the audio sucks, you’re done.
vmeditor - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:46am
The DJI S900 is the little brother to the S1000, and the next step in evolution from the S800. The S900 promises to carry 4K cameras such as the Panasonic GH4 with unparalleled stability through its brushless gimbal.
vmeditor - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:55pm
Miller has one-upped the industry yet again with another incredible camera support system. With a lightweight and solid build, the Air Carbon Fibre System is an ideal option for professional DSLR photo-videographers.
Russ Fairley - December 11th, 2014
For quite a few years now, many of us have strived to do the term “professional” justice. Framing shots properly, delivering in widely accepted formats and using tools both intuitive and cost effective for clients. We invest in gear and training that ensures that we have the knowledge to deliver something at a high enough level that only our imagination and creativity can limit us.
vmeditor - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:25pm
The Lumu light meter allows any iPhone user the power of a light meter for only $149. But can it compare to a traditional meter?
vmeditor - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:08pm
Known for their quality support systems, German company Sachtler brings their trademark ingenuity to bear on yet another area of video production concern, the need for light and focus control, with their Follow Focus, Base Plate and Matte Box Accessories Set.
vmeditor - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 3:46pm
Sometimes the movie in your mind isn't the one that ends up on tape. When this happens, how do you know if it's because you don't have the right equipment or if it's because you don't have the right skill set?
vmeditor - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 1:47pm
If you or an assistant have ever wasted precious time on a set fumbling around with proper mic placement on a subject, you weren’t using the DPA d:screet Necklace Microphone. The necklace mic is designed to provide an easy solution for quick, repeatable, placement and removal by non-professionals.
vmeditor - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 2:25pm
Sony's a7S Full Frame Mirrorless Camera is a perfect example of why you should never judge by size alone. This little powerhouse is packed with many pro-level features and a few that even the big boys can't match. If you ever wanted to see in the dark, have dynamic range to burn, play with 4K and still have money left in the bank, then the a7S may be for you.
vmeditor - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 1:11pm
Making an informed decision on new lights can be tricky, but the options are better than ever. We take a look at some of the latest offerings from the lighting world.
vmeditor - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:38pm
The Fostex DC-R302 is built with the DSLR shooter in mind. Allowing the shooter to double as sound recordist, this XLR-equipped audio recorder makes one-person shooting more possible.
vmeditor - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:43pm
Most of us know by now that LED lighting has many advantages over traditional lighting but many have been denied those advantages due to the high cost. Has Visual Buddha finally broken the feature/price barrier and brought us truly-affordable LED lighting?
vmeditor - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:36pm
Another great year for video producers at every level of expertise, 2014 has seen an expansion of the video production universe with editing systems in the cloud and 4K popping up all over the horizon. With options, features and quality on the rise and prices holding steady or on the decline, has there ever been a more exciting time to be alive and producing video? Well, probably next year — but for now, this has got to be the best yet.
Russ Fairley - November 26th, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reported today that action cam juggernaut, GoPro, will be launching a line of consumer drones late next year. The drones will reportedly be multi-rotor helicopters designed to carry high-def cameras, much like current drone manufacturers, such as DJI and Parrot.
Russ Fairley - November 25th, 2014
VSN Mobile today announced that their 360-degree action camera, the V.360°™ is now shipping. The $399 device is the first camera to use a 4K, 16 Megapixel imager to capture 1080p, full 360 degree videos and still shots.
Russ Fairley - November 20th, 2014
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9 with a raft of new features for the Blackmagic URSA camera. Of particular note are recording frame rates of up to 80 frames per second and a new CinemaDNG 12-bit RAW format, which uses 3:1 compression to allow for smaller RAW files.
Russ Fairley - November 20th, 2014
Sony today announced the a7II, worthy successor to the popular Alpha 7 (a7). Sony’s latest palm-sized powerhouse is driven by a 35mm full-frame 24.3-megapixel* Exmor™ CMOS sensor, armed with cutting-edge camera shake compensation, and compatibility with a wide variety of stabilized and non-stabilized lenses.
Russ Fairley - November 19th, 2014
Sony this week announced the imminent commercial availability of the Exmor RS™ IMX230, a 1/2.4-inch 21 megapixel stacked CMOS image sensor for smartphone cameras and other devices requiring similarly sophisticated image capture capabilities.
vmeditor - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:56pm
With an astounding 36.3MP sensor, uncompressed video output over HDMI, a full frame sensor and an expanded 14.8 EV sensitivity, the D810 continues to be the best video DSLR in Nikon’s lineup and for the combination of features and price, is the DSLR to beat in the professional world.