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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the idea of a graphical editing system was a futuristic dream for many video professionals. Rumors swirled of these powerful systems in the works, hidden behind the walls of Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Ranch and other Hollywood post-production houses. Fast forward...
Software FirstIf you're building a system to run demanding programs like your editing software or a few others titles like After Effects or DaVinci Resolve, it makes sense to start by looking at the system requirements for the software you’ll be using. The hardware I have chosen for this...
For today’s video creators, a high performance mobile computer is a must. With so many options, understanding what you need is essential in determining what type of machine to purchase. Mobile workstations offer the power of a desktop workstation while maintaining portability. They are perfect for on-the-go and run...
Remember the very first days of projected film? “Roundhay Garden Scene,” “Arrival of a Train,” “Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory” — these films were nothing more than a camera placed in a single position to capture a moment in time, and yet it was enough to render the audience...
Can you remember the days when Terabyte sounded like way more data storage than you would ever use in your lifetime? Do you remember when a Gigabyte was a ton of storage? Have you been around long enough to recall counting in Megabytes and Kilobytes? Oh, the memories of...
Lighting needs run the gamut, from huge budget productions to small, DIY vloggers, and there’s something for every niche. This article will explain what to think about before buying lights and will provide a glimpse into the current lighting marketplace.Lighting needs run the gamut, from huge budget productions to...
The great news for you, the creator of aerial videos, is that there are really high-quality drones with 4K cameras within your budget!Keep in mind, however, that not all 4K cameras are going to give you the same quality of video. Just like every camera made before them, 4K...
Ergonomics: The Key to UsabilityHow, what and where you're shooting as well as the accessories and configuration of your camera will affect the rig you need. If you're shooting from a skateboard, you’re going to want something small as to not restrict your movement, but if you're shooting indoors...
While we have more options and more technology than ever before; buying a new camera has never been more difficult. It’s not just that there are dozens of cameras to choose from; it’s that each one offers something different, while at the same time usually omitting a standard feature....
There are many camcorders on the market, and they all share a lot of similarities. However, if you factor in what you want your footage to look like and how you’ll work with it and use it for your productions, the decision making process gets much easier.What do you...