Production

Since almost the dawn of cinema, scenes in moving vehicles have challenged the ingenuity of filmmakers. The difficulties of fitting equipment into cramped cars or cabins, the problem of capturing clean sound – and, of course, safety issues – have all led to various techniques being developed over the decades. Most of these techniques are now achievable, in some form…
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Are the problems that we see when comparing our favourite cameras real or imagined? Or do we simply see what we want to see? A recent experiment highlighted the problem of Confirmation Bias in a very direct way.
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Sony has just announced it's new HX99 compact camera, and it features a rather useful zoom range.
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Review: The lowly tripod is often forgotten amongst the excitement of new camera releases. But Vinten has managed to design a tripod with truly revolutionary features in the form of its Flowtech range. Phil Rhodes takes a detailed look at this most important of gear pieces.
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Zhiyun-tech's new 3 axis gimbal is fully featured and innovative in equal amounts.
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Peter Jackson has touched a cultural nerve with his epic restoration and colourisation of this film from a hundred years ago
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You’ve seen it, you’ve been trapped by it, you couldn’t avoid it: on-camera talent wearing a shirt with very fine stripes, a tiny checkered design on a dress, a herringbone pattern on a sports coat. Brickwork on a far away structure. A chainlink fence. An actress’s long, fine hair. How can we prevent moiré?
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If you're interested in 8K and/or Full Frame cinematography, this is the event for you. And even if you're not ready for either yet, come and see where the future starts. You can register below. 
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11 Oct 2018

Small products: big deal!

by Published in Production
SmallHD’s Mike Ashman is interviewed by RedShark on the showfloor at IBC 2018 about the company’s rather fabulous new Focus Bolt 500.
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The final instalment of our comprehensive Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K concludes with a look at what it is like to use in the field,  grading, and the all important picture quality.
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The main stand out feature of the new GoPro Hero 7 is it's electronic stabilisation system, and it looks like it is producing some impressive results with these wonderful Hyperlapse examples.
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