How to work with high ISO

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Barry Braverman took the ISO 5000 Panasonic Varicam 35 out for a night shoot in Paris, an experience which has left him with some very definite opinions on the difficulties of shooting at high ISO.

The paralysis of choice: The modern camera has a vast array of available features, but too often we find ourselves having to jump through hoops to get basic usability via add-ons, or standing in front of a bewilderingly long and involved menu scratched our heads trying to work out what it is we actually want. Just like buying a coffee. As Simon Wyndham writes, this needs to change.

The Ursa Mini 4K: how cameras can get out of the way

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Phil Rhodes takes another look at the Ursa Mini 4K and explores the greatest gift any camera can bestow on a production: letting people simply get on with the business of making films.

RedShark replay: Could cameras like the AJA CION usher in a return to capturing great images in-camera? Simon Wyndham investigates.

Our resident VFX expert, HaZ, made an on-set discovery that not only eased his workflow, but solidified, in his opinion, the ARRI Alexa as the go-to camera for VFX shoots.

ARRI ALEXA on the stage with Coldplay

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Today's digital cinematography cameras come with a list of specifications that can excite and baffle in equal measures. There seems to be no end to the debate about resolution, dynamic range, noise and depth of field

We predict two camera trends for NAB 2015

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Now is a good time to make a few tentative predictions about the year ahead, just before NAB comes along and proves me completely wrong

How do you make the right choice from the plethora of good cameras available today? Especially if you want to make a film on your own.

Which is more important - the DOP or the Camera?

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Why would someone specify a camera before they chose the cinematographer? David Read despairs...

A clever little anamorphic adaptor opens up new possibilities for the ARRI Alexa

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