Simon Wyndham is a professional cameraman of over 15 years, video editor, and all round on set grunt. With a background in indy feature making, when he isn't producing bread and butter corporate videos he can be found hucking the gnar on rivers whitewater kayaking and adventure sports filming. (Website: http:// www.5ep.co.uk)
If you ask anyone about action cameras, and the best one to buy, the vast majority of people would say one word: GoPro. But, as the saying goes, other action cam alternatives are available, and some of them are quietly compelling.
While drone shots have become very much part and parcel of many productions, owning and operating the vehicles legally is becoming an increasing legal burden and the economics of being a specialist drone operator are looking less attractive by the month. Have we already passed peak drone?
The first fruit of Pond5’s Global Partner Program is almost the definition of a win-win, and should see Adobe CC users gain access to an enhanced library of video clips, while clip creators themselves get to access a fecund global marketplace.
When you are travelling light you will always have to make some compromises. But, with the right gear, it is entirely possible to obtain shots with a cinematic sensibility without needing to hire Sherpas!
Blackmagic has an excellent reputation for incorporating user feedback into the latest iterations of its cameras and, with the addition of NDI filters and some really well thought-out ergonomics, the $6000 Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro carries on the tradition. All in all, it is a lot of camera for the money.
The company’s attitude and relationship with the professional market has fallen under scrutiny even more than usual with last year’s release of the new MacBook Pro line: a release that left many feeling rather underwhelmed. Tim Cook, however, has reassurance.
- Saturday 17 Jun 2017 - (11878) Working with resolutions above 4K: We interview renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC
- Saturday 10 Jun 2017 - (9641) White lens or black lens? There’s a reason
- Saturday 17 Jun 2017 - (8427) Just in case you doubted that 8K video is the new still photography...
- Friday 16 Jun 2017 - (7680) 5 Tips from top Colorist Warren Eagles
- Monday 12 Jun 2017 - (6720) HP’s Omen Accelerator will boost your laptop’s graphics
- Thursday 22 Jun 2017 - (331) Sound Forge Pro Mac 3: new plugins and fabulous support for filmmakers
- Thursday 22 Jun 2017 - (883) What is the best action camera to have in your kitbag?
- Thursday 22 Jun 2017 - (857) Adobe swoops for SkyBox to ramp up 360 toolset
- Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 - (2442) The home-brew return of anamorphic
- Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 - (1031) Netflix takes TV interactive