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As cameras have increased their video resolution and framerate capabilities over the years, the SD specifications have evolved to include more space and faster write times.

How to Choose the Right SD Card

SD stands for “Secure Digital” — it’s a technical specification published in the waning years of the 20th century, created by three digital giants:...
Digital ISO standard is measured by how sensitive your camera sensor is to light combined with how good your camera’s firmware is at interpreting the signal from the sensor

ISO: What It Is and How to Control It

Put simply, ISO is how sensitive to light film stock is. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive your film and the less time...

The best video editing software — 2021

In this article, we’ll go over the criteria you’ll need to consider when choosing the best video editing software for your needs.
5 Tips for Shooting in Log Profiles

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...
How to Compose Your Shot When Your Camera Can See Everything

How to Compose Your Shot When Your Camera Can See Everything

Something to remember when shooting spherical video is that everything is visible in the shot.  Even if you think you are being clever by...

The best lenses for video — 2021

Lenses are key to making your favorite camera create the images you envision. These are the best lenses for video available today.
Getting enough B-roll not only will make you happier later, but your viewers will understand your story that much better, too.

What is B-roll and how do you shoot it?

One of the most overlooked areas of video production is gathering B-roll footage that tells a compelling story. Here's what B-roll is and it's so important.
How to Cover an Event in 360 - Source Sound, Inc - Jack White’s Live VR concerts

How to Cover an Event in 360

Spherical video has the ability to bring a viewer right into the center of the action, no matter if that’s sports, entertainment, concerts or...
A Primer on Live Video Production

A Primer on Live Video Production

Many people want to stream events across the country so far away viewers — whether millions or a select few — can enjoy. Live...
Make shooting RAW your default plan; you can always change it.

When to shoot RAW (and when to skip it)

A RAW image frame is like a film negative — different processing can give you different results.

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A complete guide to all on-set filmmaking roles

Aside from the director, the cast, the camera operator and, perhaps, the boom operator, how many filmmaking roles can you list on the spot? Let's go through the responsibilities of each crew member on a typical scripted project.

Cinematography roles: who is needed on set?

There are many roles required to achieve great cinematography. Regardless of size, every production needs a strong cinematography crew.

Film history: the evolution of film and television

Everything in this article is at the very least incomplete. There’s no way you can even begin to cram the almost 150 years of film history into one article. There are whole books written about every single entry here. Consider all of these stepping...
All the streaming equipment you need to start livestreaming

All the streaming equipment you need to start livestreaming

You don’t need to get expensive equipment to start streaming. However, you do need to have gear capable of pulling off a quality stream.

Lighting Design Webinar- 5/26/2021 at 11 AM PDT

The wonder of DSLR & Mirrorless cameras is that you can capture film-like video at a fraction of the cost of more expensive cinema cameras. However, it can be a bit more tricky to take control of these cameras. We'll show you how to get a firm grasp on shooting with these in our DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Video Production Webinar.

Your guide to live graphics for livestreams

Graphics are certainly an element that raises the professional look of your livestream. Graphics add more than just looks, however. Studies indicate that people remember more if they can see and hear information. If you want your message to stick when livestreaming, you need...

Livestreaming strategies to boost your next stream

Having a livestreaming strategy will effectively increase your reach, viewership and ultimately the success of your brand.

Time lapse photography – What it is and how to make...

Time-lapse shooting is where photography and videography meet. Using photography and filmmaking techniques together creates a great tool for expressing the passage of time....
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Why color temperature is important for video

Color and color temperature can be crucial components of just about any scene. For instance, the lighting of an orange sky typically associated with...

3 streaming setups to amp up your livestreaming game

If you want to start livestreaming, or you're looking to step up your game, we have three livestreaming setups for you to try.

Everything you need to know about HDR livestreams

HDR livestreams are becoming more common, but what does it take to stream in HDR? We're here to cover everything you need to know.

Everything you need to know about depth of field

What is depth of field? Let’s start by determining what it is not. Depth of field is not a tangible thing. Depth of field...

Everything you need to know about livestreaming

The popularity of livestreaming continues to increase and isn't slowing down. We're here to show you the best strategies and techniques.

Drone photography: how to get cinematic drone shots

Aerial footage is something that has eluded modestly-budgeted productions since the concept first came along. Smaller cameras, inexpensive radio control technology and now the...
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