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  • Five achievable ways to shoot scenes in moving vehicles Tuesday 16 Oct 2018 Five achievable ways to shoot scenes in moving vehicles
    Since almost the dawn of cinema, scenes in moving vehicles have challenged the ingenuity of filmmakers. The difficulties of fitting equipment into cramped cars or cabins, the problem of capturing clean sound – and, of course, safety issues – have all led to various techniques being developed over the decades. Most of these techniques are now achievable, in some form at least, by even low-budget filmmakers.
  • We are all susceptible to confirmation bias Tuesday 16 Oct 2018 We are all susceptible to confirmation bias
    Are the problems that we see when comparing our favourite cameras real or imagined? Or do we simply see what we want to see? A recent experiment highlighted the problem of Confirmation Bias in a very direct way.
  • Sony's diminutive new HX99 has an absurdly good zoom range Monday 15 Oct 2018 Sony's diminutive new HX99 has an absurdly good zoom range
    Sony has just announced it's new HX99 compact camera, and it features a rather useful zoom range.
  • Adobe officially debuts Premiere Rush CC Monday 15 Oct 2018 Adobe officially debuts Premiere Rush CC
    After months of previews of Adobe’s device independent and cloud based acquisition/production platform codenamed Project Rush, Adobe has finally announced the product at the beginning of the Adobe Max conference.
  • Vinten's Flowtech is a revolution in portable tripod design Monday 15 Oct 2018 Vinten's Flowtech is a revolution in portable tripod design
    Review: The lowly tripod is often forgotten amongst the excitement of new camera releases. But Vinten has managed to design a tripod with truly revolutionary features in the form of its Flowtech range. Phil Rhodes takes a detailed look at this most important of gear pieces.

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  • Our comprehensive BMPCC4K review continues: Setup, audio and HFR Monday 8 Oct 2018 Our comprehensive BMPCC4K review continues: Setup, audio and HFR
    The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a lot of detail and nuance to it. In the last part we covered its general features and how its dual gain (ISO) circuits allow you to have flexibility and control over exposure despite the lack of an ND wheel. In this part we want to focus in on some of its more detailed functionality.

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  • Adobe officially debuts Premiere Rush CC Monday 15 Oct 2018 Adobe officially debuts Premiere Rush CC
    After months of previews of Adobe’s device independent and cloud based acquisition/production platform codenamed Project Rush, Adobe has finally announced the product at the beginning of the Adobe Max conference.

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  • Does the average viewer really care about picture quality? [opinion] Friday 5 Oct 2018 Does the average viewer really care about picture quality? [opinion]
    Smart TVs would appear to have a lot to answer for. For anyone who has had to go into the settings of their friends television set to turn off the dreaded 'motion interpolation', Chris Foreman asks the question, do viewers really care about picture quality any more? ...

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