Monday 09 Jan 2017
Wafer-thin OLEDs and HDR were this year’s CES TV advances
Amid all the usual hoopla about wacky gadgets — this year being AI toothbrushes, robotic cushion cleaners and walk around VR — you can rest assured that the old product category of TVs is where the largest manufacturers are putting most of their marketing and R&D. These were the CES 2017 highlights.
Tuesday 22 Nov 2016
Whatever happened to the flash revolution?
While flash media is an increasingly ubiquitous storage solution for consumer devices, thanks to its ability to stay ahead in terms of the space-to-money ratio much of video production still relies on metal spinning disks.
Wednesday 21 Dec 2016
Filming 'Disney’s Broadway Hits' in 4K with 13 Varicams
While 4K in the home is still a rarity, there are signs that things are changing quickly, and nowhere more so than in the capture of prestigious live events.
Thursday 24 Nov 2016
Viewfinder lag and why it's a growing problem
While cameras offer more resolution, dynamic range, frame rate options and features over successive generations, the viewfinder technology in them is struggling to maintain pace.
Wednesday 02 Nov 2016
Adobe Creative Cloud video updates: new social publishing panel enters beta
Adobe today has released its anticipated update of Creative Cloud video applications coinciding with the opening day of the annual Adobe Max conference.
Saturday 17 Dec 2016
Where modern art and filmmaking cross over
An evaluation of Nicolas Rivals' modern photography series, La Linea Roja, leads to some poignant considerations for filmmakers.
- Thursday 10 Nov 2016 (2192 views) Reimagining the creative marketplace with Motion Array [sponsored]
Thursday 03 Nov 2016
The importance of beards to filmmaking — or not
Phil Rhodes on survivorship bias, becoming a director, and the sort of muddled thinking that leads people to see correlations where none exist. After all, if it worked for the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster…
Wednesday 18 Jan 2017
Impressive post stabilised footage from ReelSteady
The footage below looks like it might have been taken with a drone equipped with a multi-axis gimbal. It is pretty impressive, flying as it does so close to the mountain ridge so accurately. Only this is no advanced drone, and it isn’t even an advanced camera.
Monday 14 Nov 2016
Major firmware updates for Metabones adaptors
Users of Metabones popular EF Smart Adapter Mark IV and EF Speed Booster ULTRA can now download a significant update for their adapters. Both EF-E and EF-M43 adapters receive updates.
Thursday 15 Dec 2016
Resolve updates to include the Macbook Pro Touch Bar
The most recent update to Blackmagic's popular colour grading and editing software, Davinci Resolve, leverages the Touch Bar on the new Macbook Pro and brings other new features.
Friday 25 Nov 2016
MSE intros The Elevator camera support
Matthews Studio Equipment has added a useful new support for camera people and DoPs who want to add dynamic vertical motion to their shots without the additional cost of hiring in a crane or dolly.
Saturday 05 Nov 2016
Fly through the ISS in glorious 4K
NASA’s UHD channel has bought us some great eye-candy in the past, but this fisheye fly through of the ISS is one of the most fascinating yet
Monday 23 Jan 2017
Fire and Ice with the HELIUM 8K S35
Abandon Visuals’ latest short explores the colour temperatures that a combination of WEAPON with HELIUM 8K S35 sensor and Leica Summicron–C lenses can depict.
Sunday 01 Jan 2017
Olde Denning’s Almanak: Film & Video in 2017
Roland Denning dons his soothsayer robes for a not entirely serious look at what may happen in the video industry in 2017.
Monday 12 Dec 2016
CES 2017: Prepare for consumer heaven in three weeks’ time
The first big event of the year, CES, arrives hot on the heels of the New Year break. David Shapton looks at some of the technologies that may be making an appearance first on the showfloor and then in your living room not long after.
Tuesday 06 Dec 2016
How to (unintentionally) make HD look like SD
One of the unforseen problems for many people when buying a very big TV is that, if you don’t have a good video source, then the pictures can look awful. And network television is not always a good video source.
Monday 31 Oct 2016
Reach vs production values: The rise of the online star for marketing
Increasingly, marketers are turning to 'Social Media Influencers' to spread their messages, but how does this phenomenon impact traditional production?
Friday 02 Dec 2016
Is there simply too much video on the internet?
Opinion: Video killed the, er, video star. There's an overwhelming amount of video on the internet, but have we entered into a phase of viewer fatigue? And how will the current video usage trends impact future productions?
Wednesday 18 Jan 2017
Virtual Reality is definitely "the future", but how do we get from here to there? [sponsored]
Virtual Reality is perhaps the most demanding graphical task for a computer; much more so than 4K and 8K video.
- Monday 16 Jan 2017 - (21345) Just how good is AMD's impressive new Ryzen CPU?
- Friday 13 Jan 2017 - (16652) Why FCPX 10.3 is the NLE of the future
- Sunday 22 Jan 2017 - (9797) How the internet echo chamber fails new cameras
- Friday 20 Jan 2017 - (9046) The Sony FS7 II and why it absolutely is a big deal
- Tuesday 10 Jan 2017 - (8909) RED Helium is the "best sensor ever" according to DxO
- Wednesday 25 Jan 2017 - (115) Is Apple investigating VR? Of course it is!
- Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 - (474) The Core SWX Hypercore Slim: a battery with an accelerometer
- Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 - (4378) The new Canon EOS C700 impresses in the field
- Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 - (3021) Razer Blade GTX 1060 review: why stop at gaming?
- Monday 23 Jan 2017 - (1986) Want to make a feature film? This is how much money you will really need