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Low contrast modes are popular with DSLR cinematographers wanting to extend the dynamic range of their footage. It seems a good idea in theory - but does it really add up? Phil Rhodes investigates

“Upstream Color” shot on Panasonic GH2!

Published in Articles

Nearly 10 years after shooting Primer (2004), Shane Carruth is finally back with Upstream Color, and it turns out the movie has been shot on the Panasonic GH2!

Cinematography: What will Canon do next?

Published in Production

We're just guessing here, but we just wondered what Canon might do next for video makers with its cinematography cameras

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 2

Published in Production

Here's another chance to read part 2 of this beautifully detailed article on selecting a vintage lens for your large-sensor camera

Making movies with the GH2 - The Inside Story

Published in Production

Martin Beek is forward-looking DOP with decades of experience. Based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, He's always looking for the best quality at a reasonable budget. 

Video comparison between Canon 1D C and Sony F55

Published in Production

Two very different cameras with the same claim: very high quality 4K footage

Much has been made of the upcoming Canon 70D’s new autofocus system. Panasonic’s been working on its own revolution in autofocus. But where is it?

Phil Rhodes continues our series on kitting out your brand new DSLR so that it has the same functionality as your old, trusty video camera. In part two, all about baseplates and power.

Preparing to shoot RAW

Published in Post & VFX

Peter J. Haas outlines how to go about planning a shoot that utilizes RAW image capture, including a file size comparison between DSLR formats and CinemaDNG , a discussion of shooting ratios and how this translates into storage requirements for a secure post-production environment

Modern cameras have incredible dynamic range - but you can only access it if you use a "log" or "Cine-style" mode when you record. RedShark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, explains how this works, and wonders why there are so many non-standard ways to do it!

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