Production

Cameras come and go, but there has always been one piece of essential equipment that will always maximise the value in your investment: quality lenses. Here is a selection of cinema zoom lenses to suit all budgets and uses.
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Backlighting provides for some of the most beautiful looking scenes on camera. Phil Rhodes thinks we should use it a lot more.
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Current 'affordable' cameras can produce incredibly high quality images that not only hold up on a big screen, but can excel at it to the point where highly reputable and experience DPs have been known not to be able to tell them apart from the high end options. We ask what the real reasons are for not using lower cost…
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Sony seems to be iterating its RX100 thirty times per second. Well, maybe not that fast, but it's surely only about a year since the mark V1? The V11 has just been announced and it's a significant upgrade
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Before you click on the "add to basket" function at your favourite gear supplier, have you really through through your purchase. Phil Rhodes lays down the law with a few tips on what to prioritise in video life.
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Colour gamut charts are often bandied about as a way of showing how well a monitor or light performs. But the story behind them is complex, and not at all straightforward.
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Review: In the second part of his Panasonic Lumix S1 review, Simon Wyndham looks at its video capabilities, and discovers just how much of a low light monster it is!
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When we talk about good picture quality we like to think we know what it consists of. You might mention resolution, or dynamic range, or noise levels. And then there’s accurate colour rendition. But do those all really equal a good quality picture?
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Replay: Phil Rhodes explains why luminance is so important within photography
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Being asked to work for nothing is part and parcel of the production world. But should you ever do it, and should you ever ask anyone else to do it? Roland Denning rounds up his series on low budget filmmaking.
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The Lumix S1 is one very talked about camera, and for good reason. Here's our in-depth look at it in the first of a two part review.
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