Production

Commercials are typically thirty seconds in length, at best. So why, when people shoot short films more or less specifically to promote themselves, do they typically aim for five, ten, or even fifteen-minute productions?
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Roland Denning continues his journey to find out whether the Sony PXW-Z90 really and truly is an Aaton documentary camera for the digital age.
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The Nikon Z 6 is one of the hottest tickets in mirrorless cameras right now, and it's easy to see why. Its paper specifications are certainly enticing, with a full-frame CMOS sensor, 4K video downsampled from a 6K capture, ensuring true 4K imagery, 10-bit 4:2:2 output with N-log to external recorders, and a compact form factor.
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High frame rate is quite a divisive subject. Can it ever gain true acceptence, and is it even been used it correctly?
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Lens flares and other similar effects are all the rage in software plugins. But here's our guide to creating clever optical effects the traditional way, in camera, without having to spend a ton of money.
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18 Mar 2019

SmallHD launches Focus 7

by Published in Production
SmallHD has just released its new Focus 7, the company’s first 7-inch touchscreen monitor which is retailing for an attractive $699.
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High frame rate (HFR) filmmaking splits opinion almost as much as 8K. But the producers of Gemini Man are hoping to change all that and make a convert of us all.
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The biggest limitation of colour accuracy is the human brain. Phil Rhodes takes a look at why colour accuracy sometimes isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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It's easy to poke fun at technology from 45 years ago, but you can't help admiring the people who worked in live outside broadcasts back then
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Full-frame video cameras are here, and more are being announced all the time. But what do the characteristics of such large sensors actually mean for us in the real world?
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Atomos just announced real time HDR stills monitoring from the Panasonic Lumix S series using its latest monitors.
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