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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...

10 Shorts every cinematographer needs to see

Orson Welles often had great ideas for movies and then spent years going from studio to studio in Hollywood trying to get someone interested,...

10 vintage lenses to add to your kit: an in-depth investigation

Using vintage lenses lends a unique character to modern images while breathing new life into old glass.

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.
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Drone Safety: Tips and Best Practices

Playing the OddsDrones are just like any other piece of gear; at times, they can and do fail. Similarly, pilots are just like any...
How Camera Usability Impacts Your Final Product

How Your Camera’s Limitations Change the Way You Shoot (and How...

There’s a 19th century poem by American writer Edward Rolland Sill called “Opportunity.” It’s about a battle: a cowardly soldier leaves the field, complaining...
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...

Lenses: How does focus work?

If you’re new to shooting video, you may notice that fellow camera geeks like to talk a lot about “glass”. While there are a lot of things made of glass in the video world, there’s only one thing called “glass”: Your camera lens. Here's how it works to produce a useable, in-focus image.
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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...
Understanding Lenses: How They Work

This is How Your Camera’s Lens Produces a Usable Image

In its most basic form, a lens is a piece of glass or plastic with curved surfaces. Lenses are used to bend rays of...

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How to use false color in your next project

False color is one of the best techniques you can use to expose your shots correctly. Here's how to use it on your video projects.
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What is focus peaking and how to use it?

Focus peaking is a incredibly useful focus assitant that helps video shooters quickly and consistently capture sharp, clear images.

Using a timelapse calculator to create a masterful sequence

A timelapse sequence will add instant impact to your videos. They can show the audience something magical that could be never seen by the naked eye alone. Even a simple timelapse can be very effective in depicting the progression of a certain subject or...

The 9 essential things for beginning filmmakers

Get the shopping list today! In this video, we’ll cover all the things you should have when starting to make films or videos of any kind. These are the essential things you don't want to be without. Filmmaking is a beautiful art, but there...

6 tips and 5 shots that will instantly improve your drone photography

Today after watching this video, the images you capture with your drone are going to be a lot better. By applying these six tips, you will be ready to shoot anything that comes your way.

Astrophotography tools: what you need to capture the stars

Even though astrophotography has created a new genre in the vast world of modern photography, it's nothing new historically. The practice has been around since the mid-19th century—ever since experimenters and amateur astronomers started using it as a tool to photograph space and the...

Mastering Depth of Field Webinar (9/22)

Before DSLRs took over video production, shallow depth of field was extremely difficult to achieve with traditional camcorders. Today, many shooters overcompensate and go overboard with shallow depth of field. This webinar covers not only how to achieve nice depth of field, but also best practices about how and when to use it.
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Understanding and applying the medium shot

I can’t help but feel that whoever named the medium shot did it a vast injustice. In most real-life situations, people equate the term...
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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...
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.

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...

Livestreaming strategies to boost your next stream

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