rfairley - October 17th, 2014
Canon this week announced the imminent arrival of the massive new Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens. The lens accommodates both broadcast or cinema style shooting with it's removable digital servo drive, can cover Super 35mm, and has an integrated 1.5x extender which increases focal length to 75-1500mm.
rfairley - October 15th, 2014
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of their highly anticipated PL-mount Varicam 35 4K camera module, the high-speed Varicam HS camera module and the recording module for both.
vmeditor - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:05pm
For decades, Kino Flo has been making professional lighting systems for everyone from the largest studio lighting operator to wedding videographers to dads videotaping their son's birthday. The Kino Flo Celeb 400 DMX promises to be packed with features and deliver outstanding, even light; but can it be true?
vmeditor - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:20pm
Some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten about the artistic process was from renowned comic book illustrator Michael Zulli who said, “Learn everything about your craft and then forget it.” This seemed a bit obtuse to me at the time, but then it unfolded like a flower and I realized that bit of wisdom contained everything I needed to know about art.
rfairley - October 10th, 2014
Robotics startup, DreamQii, has reached initial goals for the Indiegogo-funded PlexiDrone, their innovative aerial camera system. The success of their campaign ensures that the modular flyer will land in the living rooms of first-round backers early in 2015.
vmeditor - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:06pm
4K, loads of frame rate options and it’s tiny. Panasonic outdid themselves with the GH4. Don’t kid yourself, it’s more than just a DSLR, in fact it’s a video behemoth with a really nice built-in photography camera.
vmeditor - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:43pm
The PENTAX K-3 was made to compete with the top brands of the DSLR-world and the competition is close, but with its price and exemplary features, the PENTAX K-3 is creating some distance.
rfairley - October 06th, 2014
Adobe’s annual conference, Adobe MAX, always brings about a raft of new features for their Creative Cloud offerings, along with some sneak peeks of things to come. This year is no different.
rfairley - October 02nd, 2014
Keying and compositing. The act of removing and replacing portions of a shot to put together something new. For most of us, most of the time, this means keying out a green or blue screen (or any other solid color, for that matter) and placing the subject - usually a person rambling about something that makes little sense to us - over top of a different background.
rfairley - September 30th, 2014
Laguna Beach virtual reality company NextVR is currently working on a groundbreaking consumer-oriented virtual reality platform which could change the way their viewers enjoy content forever.
rfairley - September 29th, 2014
Movidiam is taking project management, collaboration, recruiting, talent scouting and other project related work and rolling it up into a well-oiled package for filmmakers, brands and agencies in an effort to reimagine the filmmaking process.
vmeditor - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 2:32pm
Mmm … time-lapse. One of the coolest effects a videographer or photographer can create. Whether shooting time-lapse stills of a cloudscape or stars on a clear night, or maybe a video time-lapse of people racing through Times Square at night, there are few effects that can match the feeling conveyed through a thoughtful time-lapse.
rfairley - September 26th, 2014
Few devices have garnered the amount of buzz GoPro's HERO3+ successor, the HERO4, has. Finally, specs and photos have hit the Interwebs, and confirm some of our suspicions. 4K video up to 30fps? Yup. Integrated touchscreen? Yup. Both in one model? Nope.
rfairley - September 23rd, 2014
Once thought to be lost to the increasingly crowded action camera space, Contour has released a true contender to the game with the ROAM3. The ROAM3 may not look terribly different from the ROAM2 or Contour+2, but they’ve added features to propel it to the frontline.
rfairley - September 22nd, 2014
Motion picture camera leader, ARRI, this week announced the ALEXA 65, their latest addition to a distinguished line of professional-grade cameras. Available only as a rental through ARRI Rental’s dealer network, the ALEXA 65 is designed to allow filmmakers the ability to recapture the golden age of 65mm widescreen with stunning clarity and image quality for ultimate visual impact.
rfairley - September 19th, 2014
With the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple had an opportunity to advance their video capture capabilities beyond HD to match the growing herd of 4K-able smartphones on the market or on their way there. Unfortunately, while the new iPhones come with some very capable cameras, 4K isn’t yet in the cards.
rfairley - September 18th, 2014
Smartphones have had cameras since their inception, but until recently most have been small sensor shooters without many pro features. Enter the Android-based Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 Camera Smartphone.
vmeditor - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:18pm
With so many cameras available from so many manufacturers, purchasing your first interchangeable lens camera can be a daunting task. Your first question might be mirrorless or DSLR?
vmeditor - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:50pm
Just because something is well lit doesn't mean that it's properly lit. Being able to distinguish between the two is the difference between a clinical product demonstration and art. It may seem unintuitive, but bad lighting through good lighting is a very common, amateur mistake in making video.
rfairley - September 15th, 2014
In a long-awaited move, Canon announced that their consumer flagship digital single lens reflex camera - the 7D Mark II - would be arriving in the hands of consumers in November of this year.