vmeditor - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:18pm
In a world filled with a multitude of phone and camera choices, does the S5 have what it takes to rise above the rest?
rfairley - August 27th, 2014
GoPro has released Fetch, a dog harness mount accessory, into the wild - literally - for their popular action sports cameras. Fetch takes all of the fun of creative camera placement and makes it more comfortable for participating pooches.
rfairley - August 26th, 2014
ARRI today announced an upcoming upgrade to their documentary style camera, the AMIRA, to allow it to record ProRes Ultra High Definition (UHD) files. This marks the first ARRI camera to record UHD files in-camera.
vmeditor - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:58pm
The versatility of tripods is incredible. Other than your camera, a tripod is the only piece of equipment you own that will go to every shoot. Despite all the talk of the latest 3-axis gimbals or drones, you should never underestimate the importance of having a great tripod.
vmeditor - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:49pm
Learn the basic workings of a mixer board, how to set up mics and other inputs and record into a camera or audio device.
vmeditor - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:10pm
Video has become a part of today’s culture, but the need for the “right” kind of camera has not changed. Just as there are different types of situations in which video will be shot, there are specific types of cameras that will best serve being used.
vmeditor - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:45pm
In stark contrast to the giant VHS-cassette based cameras of the 1980s, today’s camcorders are sleek, feature-filled and some are being suction cupped to jetskis as this very moment.
vmeditor - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:25pm
With so many lenses out there, it can be hard to find the right one for the work you're doing. Many people describe the look that a lens produces, but what produces that look?
rfairley - August 20th, 2014
With all of the A7s buzz flying around the video industry, another impressive mirrorless Sony cam - the Alpha 5100 - nearly flew under the radar. The NEX-5T’s heir apparent brings some similar technology and some new features to the table in a nice, affordable package.
vmeditor - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 1:31pm
Zoom in; zoom out; telephoto; wide. Which lens do you use and what feeling does that lens give to your viewer?
vmeditor - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:26pm
We’ve all seen the extravagant monsters in the movies. The techniques used to create these iconic images seem like an art form beyond the reach of most who dabble in entertainment. The truth however, is that a basic understanding of materials and concepts is all that’s needed to get started in making your own imagined creatures come to life.
rfairley - August 12th, 2014
After a rousing debut at NAB 2014 back in April, Blackmagic Design’s $6,000 powerhouse, the URSA, is finally given filmmakers some footage to analyze, examine, and – if Vimeo compression is ignored – drool over.
vmeditor - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:33pm
The practical effect of blood being sprayed can be done using a mechanism that will spray out liquid on-command.
vmeditor - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 8:21pm
Halloween has become the second biggest holiday in America easily overtaking Thanksgiving, Presidents day and even, everyone’s favorite, Groundhog Day. Of course Christmas still reigns supreme in that category, but when you consider how many Hollywood, foreign and indie film producers continue to favor horror as their genre of choice you have to ask yourself; do they like to scare the stuffing out of their audience or make them feel good with touchy, feely bows, ribbons and Christmas cookies? Of course they like to scare the heck out of their audience. Who wouldn’t? Even many Christmas films ultimately degrade into horrible characters with axes and knives chasing greedy little gift seekers so why not join them in the fun and what better time to celebrate our fascination with horror than Halloween Season?
vmeditor - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:05pm
Although the D4S might look like its little brother the D4, there are some subtle changes that make it a better value and a better camera. Take the 11fps shooting, add in full 1080 60p video and super-fast AF; this baby has your ticket to fast professional performance.
vmeditor - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:31pm
Reading and understanding the technical specifications of your equipment is vital to getting the right stuff and being sure that it will work with the rest of your gear. If you have a Dell and and HP computer in your editing suite, that's not a problem. But if you have a Nikon and a Canon DSLR, you can't swap the lenses out the way you can swap your Sony Creative, Cyberlink, Avid, Adobe or whatever disks. That gets in the way of your horror movies.
rfairley - July 30th, 2014
Red Giant Software announced this week an update to their popular Shooter Suite. The updated Shooter Suite 12.5 ships with new additions Denoiser 2, BulletProof 1.2, Frames, and LUT Buddy, as well as updates to existing Shooter Suite products, PluralEyes 3.5 and Instant 4K.
rfairley - July 28th, 2014
RØDE Microphones expanded their lineup of high quality microphones with the addition of a portable USB microphone they’ve dubbed the NT-USB.
rfairley - July 24th, 2014
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of Camera 1.9 software for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.9 brings “heads up display” screen metering features such as histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining.
vmeditor - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:27pm
To make a movie you need a truck load of expensive equipment, right? That may have been the scenario 10 years ago, but these days you can work with a lot less for the same results at a fraction of the cost. Here’s how.