Focus peaking
Focus peaking is a incredibly useful focus assitant that helps video shooters quickly and consistently capture sharp, clear images.
Controlling Exposure
"Exposure" is the amount of light that hits the photo-sensitive element in a camera. Exposure controls the gradations of brightness you see on your screen - most consumer digital video cameras support 100 gradations between light and dark. (Your eye can distinguish about 10,000 gradations, and film can...
Multicamera setup
Multicamera setups can take a lot of work. To help out, we've come up with 6 essential things you need to check before every multicamera shoot.
The exposure triangle is the most fundamental concept of image capture, yet many people know little about it. Here is a simple explanation.
You've purchased a new camera. Now, with a few deep in-breaths and inspiring ideas, you're ready to venture into the world of video. You take the machine in your hands, and you notice plenty of buttons and have no idea what they do or why are they even there....
In the real world around us, there are three hundred and sixty degrees of information, and it’s the directors job, along with the cinematographer, to figure out which very few degrees of that vista best help tell the story to the viewer.
You need to choose the right focal length to determine your shot's field of view or how much you capture in the frame. Here's how to do that.
5 Tips for Shooting in Log Profiles
Video can be an unforgiving medium, and without proper lighting it's easy to lose data in both the highlights and the shadows. The most common video format, Rec.709 (Short for the completely not confusing ITU-R Recommendation BT.709) is the standard 16:9 1080 HD video format created in 1990 and...
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Forced perspective is a time honored, simple effect for making small things look large and large things look small.
How to Take Advantage of High Dynamic Range
Only shooting on film or with a top of the line digital cinema camera will provide you with a truly wide dynamic range since even the best digital video cameras tend to have a rather limited dynamic range. If you don’t have a Michael Bay budget, you can still...