Production

5 May, 2020

RAW Workflows and Compression, what are we trying to achieve?

There was a time when “raw” meant a recording of the unaltered brightness values from a sensor.  It tended to mean “uncompressed” too, although even...

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4 May, 2020

Light Cannon X-100: The first bi-colour focusable COB LED light

Intellytech's new LED light promises high CRI as well as punch in a small, light package.

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3 May, 2020

A Clockwork Misery

Shooting film is not always the spine-tingling, you-have-arrived moment it’s cracked up to be. I’m just about old enough that the first film I shot...

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1 May, 2020

A Deep Dive into Aputure’s New 300X Light

One of Aputure’s first open-faced hardlights was a tungsten-emitting type, and that’s sometimes a good thing.  Let me explain why Tungsten LEDs tend...

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30 April, 2020

Fancy new features for the Sony FX9 and Venice

Sony today announces firmware updates to its FX9 and Venice cinema cameras bringing a number of promised features as well as a few pleasant surprises.

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28 April, 2020

Dropcode: Take Timecode-Based Notes For Avid Media Composer and DaVinci Resolve

When a director, producer and editor screen a cut, whether it's a movie or corporate video project, it's important to take quality notes. But one of...

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22 April, 2020

Lens Bending - Optical Hacks On A Budget

It’s hard to talk about how a production was shot, especially a big, expensive production, without talking about clever things that were done with...

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21 April, 2020

Hands on with the S1H and ProRes RAW!

Video: We caught up with Panasonic ambassador Daimon Xanthopoulos to check out the benefits of the new S1H ProRes RAW update and why it is his...

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21 April, 2020

ProRes RAW on Panasonic's S1H is now go for launch

Panasonic S1H users have been waiting for this moment since the camera's launch. But now the long awaited ProRes RAW update has been given a release...

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20 April, 2020

Drawing you into unfamiliar worlds: soundscapes

It’s inherent that a movie needs to use a powerful visual language in order to become a success. But many if not all successful movies also use sound...

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