Chris Foreman

Chris has been working in the broadcast industry for over 30 years, a lot of it as an editor, camera operator, sound recordist and troubleshooter. He has an unrequited love of technology and a loathing of tomatoes.

Posts by: Chris Foreman

29 July, 2020

Choosing a camera is difficult if you plan to use it professionally

Choosing a camera for broadcast use used to be fairly straightforward. But ever changing requirements have now made it a bit of a minefield. The...

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25 July, 2020

Sigma fp review: A capable but quirky cinema camera

Part 2 of our comprehensive look at the Sigma fp. Here we take a look at the new firmware features and how the camera could work for you.

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20 July, 2020

Sigma fp review: A very unique cinema camera

With the recent release of the long awaited firmware version 2.0 has the Sigma fp become the tool every director should have in their bag? In this...

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27 May, 2020

Blackmagic Design SmartView 4K, not just for racks?

Review: Can the Blackmagic Design SmartView 4K serve as a small edit client monitor and also make sense for use with a camera?

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10 May, 2020

Compression is amazing but can it be broken

Video compression has evolved over the last 30 years to become a vital tool and an effective way of viewing content whether that’s at work, at home...

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6 May, 2020

So you can’t go to the cinema, is VR a viable alternative?

With the recent coronavirus outbreak, many things have changed in day-to-day life.  In the entertainment industry, most production has been delayed...

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13 March, 2020

Dolby Vision IQ, a new take on an old feature?

Auto brightness adjustments on televisions are nothing new, but Dolby's Vision IQ is an attempt to make HDR viewing more viable in a wider variety of...

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6 March, 2020

Sigma's 35mm F1.2 DG DN lens; beauty or beast?

Review: Beauty is more than skin deep. The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN lens certainly looks beautiful, but can it produce the goods picture wise?

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5 March, 2020

There's no excuse for bad frame rate conversion now. So why do we keep seeing it? [opinion]

What’s wrong with this picture? The move to predominantly watching TV via streaming services has meant the emergeance of new problems. And not all of...

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25 February, 2020

Can tools for restricted mobility gamers be used for those wanting to edit?

In September 2018, Microsoft launched its adaptive controller for the Xbox One (XAC) which was aimed at providing an interface for people with...

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