Friday 20 Oct 2017
How to make people look their best on camera
Lighting and shaping a human face well is one of the most difficult things to do for a cinematographer. There are all sorts of variations that prevent a 'one solution fits all' approach. Neil Oseman passes on some tips on shining the best light on people.
Friday 06 Oct 2017
The return of vintage lenses and uncoated optics
The cinematic experience is built upon emotion. And while the desire for technical perfection from ultra sharp modern primes is admiral, sometimes you can't beat the look and feel of vintage glass. Adam Hamer looks at the resurgence of classic lenses.
Wednesday 13 Dec 2017
The iMac Pro is here!
Just when you were beginning to think it had been forgotten, the iMac Pro finally arrives!
Friday 10 Nov 2017
Canon fuels the 4K train with new broadcast zooms
Canon's new introduction of broadcast glass leaves no doubt that 4K really is mainstream now.
Wednesday 08 Nov 2017
Panasonic unveils LUMIX G9 with stunning 80 megapixel mode
Panasonic has introduced a new flagship for the LUMIX range which it says evolves on from the GH5’s high performance.
Monday 23 Oct 2017
5G trials show just how powerful the technology will be
While the business benefits and standards are still being thrashed out, technical advances to the fifth-generation mobile network are coming thick and fast. The successor to today’s 4G mobile network promises to transform wireless communications by transmitting data at least 10 times faster and at next to zero delays.
Monday 18 Sep 2017
The latest from Blackmagic Design at IBC 2017 [video]
RedShark at IBC 2017: One of the latest acquisitions by Blackmagic Design is the Ultimatte keying system, and it has now had a major overhaul to enable it to cater for the latest generation of technologies.
Friday 17 Nov 2017
How artificial intelligence works - part 1
In the first of a three-part series, Phil Rhodes explains how artifical intelligence works, a technology that will affect us all ever increasingly in the coming years.
Monday 27 Nov 2017
Blackmagic adds new capabilities to its Micro range of cameras
Blackmagic has released a camera update for the Micro Studio 4K and Micro Cinema cameras giving both cameras improved sensor performance, frame rates of up to 60fps at 720p and advanced remote control features.
Wednesday 20 Sep 2017
Cinemartin's Eclipse monitor: slim, light, and bright
RedShark Review: Cinemartin's new 1000 nit monitor has the sort of price and performance ratio that means it will be talked about long after memories of August's actual eclipse fade.
Thursday 12 Oct 2017
Cinema projection has a limited lifetime
The writing is on the wall for cinema projection. New screen technology composed of LEDs is set to disrupt the century-old way of viewing movies on the big screen by the end of the next decade. The transition will as likely be driven as much by filmmakers as manufacturers keen to present their work with a high dynamic range far greater than any projector can achieve.
Tuesday 03 Oct 2017
Enter now to win a Sony a6500 4K camera package worth $3000 [sponsored]
Shutterstock is giving away a Sony a6500 camera, 50mm lens, SmallHD FOCUS monitor, light, microphone, and more. Enter now!
Thursday 12 Oct 2017
DJI Zenmuse X7 is the first Super 35mm camera designed for aerial work
DJI’s purchase of Hasselblad earlier this year was an indication that it was as serious about the optical side of its business as about its aerial platforms and the new 6K $2700 Zenmuse X7 is proof.
Thursday 09 Nov 2017
Using the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K for broadcast drama
The capabilities of the 4.6K Blackmagic Ursa Mini are widely lauded. DP Chris Spurdens writes about his experiences using the camera to shoot a broadcast drama for the UK's Channel 4.
Wednesday 27 Sep 2017
SUPER 16 — Almost gone but not quite forgotten
Does the S16mm film format still have a value in todays production world? Roland Denning takes a look back at the history of the Super 16mm format, and asks whether it is still a viable medium.
Sunday 17 Sep 2017
Sony brings 273-point AF to camcorder level
4K HDR is becoming such a standard that it has almost been added as an afterthought to the announcement of Sony's three latest new camcorders with the main headline being the inclusion of the company's ground-breaking Fast Hybrid AF system.
Friday 01 Dec 2017
ME20F-SHN: Canon's low light monster just got even better
With a maximum ISO of 4 million, it doesn't look like you'll miss much action with the latest iteration of Canon's ultra low light shooter.
Thursday 12 Oct 2017
8K makes HD look better
Can 8K make a difference when downsampled to HD? We think so.
Monday 16 Oct 2017
One giant leap for hard disk capacity
For many years it seemed like the increase in size of desktop HDDs had stalled as people turned to cloud-based services. Two new 12TB drives from Seagate and Western Digital though have reversed the trend.
Friday 29 Sep 2017
Are we at the limit of practical sensor sizes? [Opinion]
Sony's new Venice camera has recently pushed full frame sensors for filmmaking into the limelight. But while larger sensors do offer some compelling advantages in the right circumstances, just how big should they become, and can we manage their requirements?
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- Sunday 3 Dec 2017 - (30997) Here's how to make your films look good
- Monday 11 Dec 2017 - (29135) For all film makers: How to avoid losing your stuff and where to put it
- Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 - (24947) Want to earn money from your film? You'll find that making it was the easy part...
- Monday 11 Dec 2017 - (8248) More megapixels are coming. Just get used to it [opinion]
- Friday 15 Dec 2017 - (591) How to get the best from low bitrate cameras
- Friday 15 Dec 2017 - (926) The essentials of controlling your exposure part 1: aperture
- Friday 15 Dec 2017 - (816) NewBlueFX Titler Pro 6: an incredibly fast and easy way to create titles
- Thursday 14 Dec 2017 - (2869) Final Cut Pro X 10.4 now unleashed
- Thursday 14 Dec 2017 - (1012) How we capture images in the future will be like nothing we can imagine