Apr29th

Is the Atomos Shogun Recorder/Monitor the Perfect 4K Complement to Canon’s 4K XC-10?

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Describing Canon’s fixed-lens, consumer-oriented compact 4K UHD all-in-one video camera – which also shoots JPEG-only stills  – as a “pocket rocket” in a press release earlier this month, Atomos’ Jeromy Young wrote of how all that turbocharged rocket power can be unleashed via the Atomos Shogun.…
Apr29th

Eduardo Angel Shows How to Shoot Anamorphic with Panasonic GH4 & Firmware Update 2.2 (& V-Log L)

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Although it is old news now that Panasonic’s firmware update version 2.2 excluded the exciting V-Log logarithmic profile, improved support for shooting anamorphic widescreen has got some GH4 moviemakers excited too and that excitement might spread over the coming months. Veydra announced it is working…
Apr28th

Under the Covers, Signs of Enormous Change at NAB 2015 – HUGE NAB wrap-up

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In an oasis of incredible gear set in the middle of the Nevada desert, the irony is that NAB 2015 was really about people. Proof point? I shot all our interviews on a freaking iPhone 6 with nothing but the on-board mic, proving once again…
Apr27th

Learn Cinema Lens Terminology with the Aid of Matt Workman at Cinematography Database

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
For those of us new to cinematography or entering the new world of digital cinematography after being away from making movies for a while (me), there is an ever-present need for good education into essential terminology and concepts.[adrotate group="6"] It is rare that complete and…
Apr24th

U.F.Oh Yeah: Great Short with BTS Highlights Canon C100 Mark II

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
In the end, it matters less that the C100 Mark II [B&H | Amazon] did a great job (it did). What makes U.F.Oh Yeah rock – and it does ROCK – are the people. Of course. But you know what? Kudos to Canon for its role in…
Apr24th

Skydio: Drones for the Rest of Us

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Skydio’s pedigree and mission are impeccable: co-founders from MIT; a $3 million seed round courtesy of Silicon Valley stalwarts Andreessen Horowitz and Accel Partners; and an ambition to make drones “far easier to control, safer to operate, and more capable.” So how much will it…
Apr23rd

The Logger’s Lunchbox – the ENG Solution for DSLR/mirrorless NAB 2015

Posted By planetMitch
The Logger's Lunchbox brings back the "rest of the camera" for ENG shooters. For an electronic news gathering (ENG) type of shooter, the DSLR video revolution was a pain. You "lost" the integration of audio, video, and power being all in one box. [adrotate group="6"]…
Apr23rd

NAB 2015: Tiffen Shows Dfx 4, for When Software-Simulated Filters are Just the Thing

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
The Tiffen Company, the Academy Award-winning maker of the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite, demonstrated Dfx version 4 during NAB 2015. Version 4 adds plenty, with support for the OFX format used in Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and other color grading solutions, as well as…
Apr23rd

NAB 2015: Motion9’s Impressive Cube Shogun Cage Does Way More Than Hold Your Shogun

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
South Korean camera accessories maker Motion9 has been busy building more than simply a collection of products to support your DSLR or DSLM/mirrorless movie/stills hybrid camera — they have been hard at work creating an ecosystem of many potentially linked parts. That ambition is evident…
Apr22nd

Red Giant 24-Hour 25%-Off Spring Sale is On From Tuesday April 28

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
If you have been holding off on purchasing new Red Giant software licenses, upgrading existing Red Giant software or selecting items from the Red Giant academic store, or taking out a Universe Annual Premium Membership, hold off no longer.[adrotate group="6"] The Red Giant 25%-off spring…
Apr22nd

NAB 2015: When is a Monitor More Than a Monitor? SmallHD 502+Sidefinder=Hella Versatile

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
SmallHD showed off its soon-to-be-released Sidefinder in conjunction with the recently released 502 5-inch monitor at NAB 2015, and it looks like a high quality combination if a smaller monitor or EVF is what you need. Two solutions in one – gotta love the versatility…
Apr21st

NAB 2015: Smart Move by Digital Bolex & RØDE Adds RØDE Mics to Digital Bolex Store

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
In a very smart move, the makers of Digital Bolex — “The first cinema camera for filmmakers, by filmmakers” – have gone into partnership with Australian microphone maker RØDE to sell mics and audio accessories through the Digital Bolex online store. This is an astute…
Apr21st

Honda Commercial “The Other Side” a Tour de Force for Team, Final Cut Pro X

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
Latest in our series entitled “We’re not worthy,” here’s a look at two wonderful pieces of work – the interactive commercial “Honda Presents The Other Side,” and the behind-the-scenes write-up of how and why they pulled it together on Final Cut Pro X by editor…
Apr20th

NAB 2015: B&H Reveals More About the Amazing Rotolight Neo LED lights

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Rototlight’s Neo — it doesn’t appear to be an acronym so why capitalize it? – is one of the most promising LED movie lights to appear at NAB 2015 and I for one will be very excited to see one in the flesh, as it…
Apr20th

More Resolution without More Pixels? Latest Apple Patent Does Just That

Posted By Hugh Brownstone
You want to know why we keep writing about Apple? Because it’s pushing the boundaries of physical optical performance through software faster and harder than anyone else. Latest proof point: the newest Apple patent.[adrotate group="6"] OK: the latest Apple patent is irrelevant to video. It…
Apr17th

NAB 2015: Redrock Micro Shows Off Revolutionary (Sorry!) Hālo Wireless Focus-Pulling System

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
‘Revolutionary’ is one of the most-overused clichés in reporting and so are ‘game-changing’ and ‘breakthrough’ but those words seem inadequate when applied to Redrock Micro’s wireless Hālo focus-pulling system. Redrock showed off part of this system-in-development, Hālo Explorer, at NAB 2015. The Hālo system impressed…