Automating camera moves artistically

Published in Production

For most people, repetition represents boredom. Doing the same thing again and again means not doing new things. A lack of innovation. An absence of creativity. But sometimes, the ability to repeat something, precisely and consistently, opens up new creative options, and can be instrumental in making something wonderful. Here's a perfect example

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

Published in Production

Here's another chance to read this meticulously detailed feature, where Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras.

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

Symon Wyndham has been testing with a new compact HDMI recorder from Atomos, the Ninja Star, for the past week, and gives us his opinion.

Tascam's DR-60D is made for DSLRs

Published in Audio

Ever since DSLRs started became capable of recording high definition video, their audio capabilities have lagged behind. Some people have got round this by using external field recorders, but the ones that have included "proper" audio - XLR sockets, phantom power and good preamps, have added enormously to the cost of a DSLR rig

Canon 1Dc: Sharp 4K shooting in challenging light

Published in Production

We'll be getting a Canon 1Dc in a week or two because this is a unique camera: A DSLR that shoots 4K, and captures to MJPEG files which are not only a completely standard format but which preserve each frame in its entirety

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!

The Maghreb is the region of North Africa to the west of Egypt, with a quite distinctive culture from the rest of the Arab world, and linguistic influences from the ancient Berber to modern French and of course Arabic mingle to create a unique taste

How is it that Sony is now the leading innovator with still cameras that can be used for video?

Rumor: Canon's Global Shutter 2.5K DSLR

Published in Production

According a popular Canon rumor site, the camera giant may be prepping a new DSLR that falls short of 4K video, but adds global shutter to its DSLR lineup.

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