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NAB2014: JVC demos four new 4K large sensor cameras for digital cinema
JVC Kenwood is unveiling four new 4K camera models at NAB2014 featuring 4K CMOS Super35 sensors from its sister company…
NAB Saturday Setup
Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s… 1987? These iconic letters, seen on the journey to the show, are also the…
Sensor Color Balance: What It Really Is
Do sensors have a native color balance? What does that even mean? I’ve got a theory… read on! When the…
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The XL2 Watchdog’s Tips & Tricks
This section offers some operating tips gleaned from savvy XL shooters for the benefit of others. The idea here is to have a place to point everyone who asks, “how do I do that again?” without having to keep reposting the same information on usenet. I got the idea from watching how many times people have asked how to generate color bars on the Sony VX1000.
Article: Comparative Demonstration of the Sennheiser ME66 and MKH416
This article is presented mainly as an opportunity for you to just listen to each microphone do its job side-by-side… I made every effort to create the following demonstration clips to represent the true performance of each microphone in identical settings.
Tutorial: Assemble Your Own Low-Budget Light Kit, Part One
I’m a big believer in get the right tools for the job, but sometimes you just can’t afford the right tools. Here’s where ingenuity comes into play. First, where do you find cheap, or if you prefer, inexpensive, lights? Hardware stores, auto parts, store, Salvation Army stores, Goodwill, garage sales.
Tutorial: Assemble Your Own Low-Budget Light Kit, Part Two
At some point you’ll want to add some color or soften your lights, so you’ll need something to put in front of the lights. Things to remember are that gels add color or correct color temperature, and diffusion softens the light…
Review: Birns & Sawyer “Master Series of Filmmaking” Series
This set of two DVD’s from Birns & Sawyer is a winner. If you’ve been exploring filmmaking and videography for a while you have probably heard this many times: “Light is the paint for photographers and filmmakers…”
Review: Contour Shuttle Pro NLE Jog-Shuttle Controller
For about a year, I heard about this interesting input device but had never had an opportunity to test its capabilities. Well, I finally attached one to my laptop and gave it a test drive in Vegas. In a word, I think I can simply say “Wow.”
Review: Zoe DV-Lanc Remote Lens Controller
My first impression of the Zoe was that it’s very compact, lightweight and solidly manufactured. The Zoe’s main body is made of a polycarbonate plastic and the rocker appears to be machined from an aluminum block.
Review: VariZoom VZ-Rock Remote Lens Controller
The VZ-Rock controller represents Varizoom’s second compact controller product line. The VZ-Rock shares some of the StealthZoom’s design characteristics but features an extended set of controls. It also features a variable-speed rocker control for zoom, a first for Varizoom’s products.
The Canon FU-1000 Monochrome CRT Viewfinder for the XL1 / XL1S
Although color LCD viewfinder screens have begun appearing on professional cameras they are offered as secondary, and often multifunctional, viewing aids. When professional camera operators put their eyes to a viewfinder cup you can be sure that they’re looking at beautiful black and white.