Jun19th

RØDE’s RØDELink Filmmaker Kit, Reliable & Affordable Wireless Lavalier Solution for Everyone

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
I tried out RØDE’s new RØDELink Filmmaker Kit recently and I fell in love as soon as I switched it on. Now I am itching to shoot some short movie projects that will make good use of its reliability, ease-of-use and the fact that using…
Jun19th

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens: Video Review

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Horses for courses: while I don’t agree with his focus on the new focus ring, I agree with pretty much everything else Chris says about Canon's new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens – and having owned both the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 [B&H | Amazon]…
Jun18th

$150 lens vs $15,000 lens: Can you tell the difference?

Posted By Bret Hoy
Thinking of investing in a new lens? Renting for the new film project? You should check out this video by the filmmakers over at Rocket Jump Film School before doing so. They pose, and test a very important question: [adrotate group="6"]Can you ACTUALLY tell the…
Jun17th

Sony vs. Canon Slugfest Continues: Canon Has a Back-Illuminated Sensor Too?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
The announcements about huge bumps in megapixel count and back-illuminated sensors – along with rumors and wishlists -- are coming fast and furious. It's like a title fight, with the challenger landing blow after blow againt the reigning world champion who is on the ropes and can only respond…
Jun17th

Yuneec Q500 Quadcopter: Prime Time Entrant?

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
We spoke with the folks from Yuneec – a Chinese quadcopter company -- at NAB 2015. Whether it was accidental or a sign of their ambition we don’t know, but they were located directly behind DJI, makers of the Phantom drone and Ronin gimbal. In…
Jun16th

Adobe Releases Creative Cloud 2015, Biggest, Most Exciting Desktop & Mobile Apps Update Yet

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When I attended Adobe’s Amplify Your Creativity event in Sydney earlier this year, it was clearly only a matter of time until Adobe released Creative Cloud 2015. And now it is here, with all the terrific updates to its photography and moviemaking desktop and mobile…
Jun16th

Last Week Today: Our Take on the Sony a7r II Announcement

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
If it lives up to the hype, the Sony a7R II [Preorder at B&H | Amazon] may be THE camera that ushers in the end of an era. It’s the most exciting new camera announcement we’ve seen in years. Biggest surprise of all? Internal 4K…
Jun16th

The Atomos Bare Bones Monitor Recorders Explained

Posted By Bret Hoy
Isn’t it fantastic when a company truly listens to its customers? Atomos with it’s new Bare bones Package have definitely done that. Within just a few years, Atomos have become a common name in the industry by releasing high quality monitors/recorders that are compatible with…
Jun14th

The greatest team photo ever hits home run and goes viral! Must see!

Posted By planetMitch
Everyone wants something they create to go 'viral' right? I love seeing something that was created by someone not intending it to go viral in the first place - someone who just creates something out of passion for the creation - for the fun of…
Jun14th

RØDE Impresses with NTG4+ Shotgun Microphone, One of Two Heirs to the Venerable NTG1 & NTG2 Line

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Australian-based microphone maker RØDE has released the two latest models in its range of shotgun mics for television and movie production – the NTG4 and NTG4+. An NTG4+ with integrated rechargeable lithium battery arrived recently and has already impressed. [adrotate group="6"] The NTG4+ can be…
Jun14th

Be Amazed by the Canon 7D DSLR’s Shutter Captured in Action at 10,000fps

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Ever wondered what’s really going inside your DSLR’s mirror box and shutter mechanism when you hit the shutter button to make an exposure or record some movie footage? Wonder no longer. Gavin Free of The Slow Mo Guys YouTube channel recorded the shutter of his…
Jun13th

J.J. Abrams: “I would have thought you were insane”

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Our new ebook about the Next Video Revolution is almost ready for release, and it includes a quote by J.J. Abrams made in a video during the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015 Keynote. But we thought we’d share the quote with you sooner, as it…
Jun12th

Rocket Rooster Releases Cinema Colour II — Big, Generous New LUT Set with Cinema Neg & Print Looks

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Cinematic LUT maker Rocket Rooster has released Cinema Colour II, building on the firm’s original LUT collection named, simply, Cinema Colour. The new set adds a layer or two of complexity and subtle color control with the option of layering print LUT upon negative LUT…
Jun12th

Sony a7RII on-sensor PDAF Works “Very Well” with Canon Lenses via Metabones Adapter

Posted By Bret Hoy
More news continues to roll in regarding the Sony Alpha a7RII and its features and compatibility. As a Sony shooter myself, I have truly experienced first hand the frustration of using adapters to migrate my Canon glass to the E-Mount. Specifically, autofocus always gave me…
Jun11th

Atomos Shogun Fully Supports New Sony a7RII

Posted By Bret Hoy
With the bombshell announcement of the Sony a7R II (Pre-order at B&H) came a lot of questions about its functionality. Indeed, with every new step forward in technology, it’s always up in the air as to whether third party tech creators will be able to…
Jun11th

JOIN 52,000 Filmmakers at this FREE Online Cinematography Event

Posted By planetMitch
We've shared all of the previous CineSummits with you and they've been very widely acknowledged as some awesome training. Well it is time for the next CineSummit! If you're not aware, they're using the free model where you can watch all of the training[adrotate group="6"]…