Clint Milby

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With over fifteen years in the film in television industry, Clint Milby's work experience spans from companies like Warner Bros. Television to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. An accomplished producer in his own right, Milby is also a regular contributor for the magazines such as HDVideoPro and Additionally he is publisher of and In 2012, Milby wrote a chapter on DSLR Filmmaking for the book, "Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective". Milby is the founder and CEO of Milby Media, a digital marketing firm serving the pro video industry. Find out more at For more information, go to his website at


ETE 2013: Carl Zeiss -- Otus 1.4/55

To create the best lens on the market, there could be no compromises...
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 26, 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:22
For the folks working in R&D, the hardest thing to deal with are the compromises they must make when creating a new product. ...

Marshall Electronics QVW-2710 Quad-Viewer Monitor

Get Your 4K In 4 Channels
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 21, 2013
Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:57
Whether you like it or not, 4K seems to be here to stay.  Fortunately, some manufacturers are coming to the table prepared with a cost effective monitoring solution. Marshall's...

Entertainment Technology Expo 2013: Wrap Up

Expo Was Wellspring of New Product Debuts and Upgrade Announcements
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 20, 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 01:58
The Entertainment Technology Expo of 2013 was filled with a variety of training opportunities, including time lapse tutorials as well as formal discussions of the 4K revolution.  It was also home to some surprising new announcements from the likes of Canon and Blackmagic Design.  If that wasn't enough, there were other...

The NVIDIA Quadro K5000

Bring Power and Stability to Your Post Production Workflow
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 19, 2013
Saturday, 19 October 2013 12:20
Over the course of the last two years, Adobe Premiere Pro, my NLE of choice, has made it easier than ever to leverage the power of the GPU. Being a PC user, my CPU and amount memory was my primary concern. However, my focus shifted to finding the perfect GPU that would work in harmony with my system and improve the speed and efficiency of my...

Transvergence Summit 2013: Anita Ondine, Creative Director, Lead Trainer, Transmedia Next

Award winning Transmedia Producer Talks Training and Campaigning
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 9, 2013
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 01:35
At the Trans Vergence Summit, attendees, both those familiar and unfamiliar with transmedia, had the opportunity to sit under the teaching of Anita Ondine....

Transvergence Summit: Kip Haynes, Chief Technologist, All These Worlds LLC

Implementing Transmedia Solutions for Veterans with PTSD & Other Military Applications
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 22, 2013
Sunday, 22 September 2013 04:43
Kip Haynes is one of the most highly sought-after consultants for design and development of training applications for commercial...

Transvergence Summit: Josh Sawyer -- Project Director, Obsidian Entertainment

Legendary Game Designer Talks the Future of Gaming in a Transmedia World
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 22, 2013
Sunday, 22 September 2013 04:26
At the 2013 TransVergence Summit, we were able to visit a bit with Josh Sawyer, project director at Obsidian Entertainment. If you're not familiar with...

Transvergence Summit: Rich Silverman, Writer, "Heroes Evolutions"

Written by Clint Milby  |  September 10, 2013
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:47
During the Transvergence Summit, I had an opportunity to visit with Rich Silverman, who works as a multi-platform strategist and story teller and may be best...

Transvergence Summit: Actor/Writer/Director: John Cabrera

Written by Clint Milby  |  September 3, 2013
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 09:48
During the Transvergence Summit in August, I was able to sit in on a great panel entitled, "It Starts With Story".  There, panelists discussed what it...

Transvergence Summit 2013: "The Sims" Creator, Will Wright

Game Creator and Entertainment Innovator shares his thoughts on what's next...
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 27, 2013
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 09:35
The Transvergence Summit, was a true meeting of the brightest and most innovative minds in new media. It was also an opportunity to witness one of the best,...

Transvergence Summit 2013: Adam Besserman of Yahoo

Head of West Coast Development breaks down the past and future original programing
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 21, 2013
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:05
Adam Besserman, Director of West Coast Development for Yahoo, delivered the keynote on day two of  the TransVergence Summit at the W Hollywood. Besserman plays...

Cage Your GoPro Hero

Redrock Micro Demonstrates Revolutionary Protection: The Cobalt Cage
Written by Clint Milby  |  June 17, 2013
Monday, 17 June 2013 11:42
Making appearances in everything from, web video, television and even motion pictures, GoPro cameras have become a permanent fixture in...

HDSLRShooter at NAB 2013: Adobe After Effects CC

Sr. Product Manager for After Effects, Steve Forde breaks down new rotoscoping abilities and Maxon Integration
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 29, 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:48
Prior to NAB 2013, we had the chance to visit Adobe Headquarters in San Jose and get an overview of the new Creative...

HDSLRShooter at NAB 2013: Kinotehnik LCDVFe & Accessories

More than a loop on a monitor, it's a true EVF for HDSLR
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 29, 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 04:50
Kinotehnik originally introduced the LCDVFe last year, but since that time, there has been some huge improvements and new accessories that make the device compatible with HD-SDI...

HDSLRShooter at NAB 2013: Manfrotto LED Lighting

Manfrotto illuminates NAB with a new brand of LED Lighting
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 28, 2013
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 05:40
In addition to their long line of video and photo support gear, Manfrotto is now stepping deeper into the realm of LED lighting with their new line of 1x1 and on board...

HDSLRShooter at NAB 2013: Lensbaby Movie Maker's Kit

Save time in post by capturing your effects on set with Lensbaby
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 27, 2013
Monday, 27 May 2013 09:03
Lensbaby lenses and optics allow you to get "creativity in the camera" saving you both time and money in post production.  However, the Lensbaby system works best...

HDSLRShooter at NAB 2013: Redrock Micro's One Man Crew

New Motion Device Helps You Raise the Bar Without Raising Your Budget
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 25, 2013
Saturday, 25 May 2013 12:17
NAB 2013 will be remembered as the year of the improvement or refinement of existing products. This is true for many manufacturers but not Redrock...

HDSLRShooter at NAB 2013: Carl Zeiss Compact Zoom 28-80

Lightweight Zoom Lenses Feature Interchangeable Mount System
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 20, 2013
Monday, 20 May 2013 11:10
When you're considering what to invest your money into in regards to camera equipment what comes to mind?  Some may say the camera body, but with technology...

NAB 2013: Manfrotto 500 Series Tripod Head & Fluid Monopod

Light weight 500 Series Head With Tripod/Monopod Options Perfect HDSLR Production
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 15, 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 05:10
  The last of their 'Bridging Technology' series, Manfrotto's new lightweight fluid video tripod head was released during NAB 2013. The new 500 tripod...

NAB 2013: Atomos Ninja-2 Price Drop & DSLR Support

HDMI Field Recorder Now Compatible with 5D Mark III
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 15, 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 01:29
After discovering Atomos back in January of 2013 at the San Francisco Supermeet, I was intrigued by the Ninja-2 especially when I...

NAB 2013: Canon XA20 & XA25 Camcorder

New Entry Level Pro Camcorders Boast AVCHD, XLR Audio Inputs, a SDI Option, and iphone Integration
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 13, 2013
Monday, 13 May 2013 11:54
Canon released to new entry level pro camcorders at NAB 2013, the XA20 and XA25. 

NAB 2013: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Big Things Come In Small Packages
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 8, 2013
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:35
At NAB 2013, Blackmagic Design offered two big suprises, and while the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K was a surprise, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema...

NAB 2013: The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

New Cinema Camera Sports a Super 35 Sensor
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 8, 2013
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:15
Blackmagic Design uleashed a campaign of "shock and awe" with the announcement of not just one but two cameras at NAB2013.

Filmmaker Jeremy Hunt Fixes It In Post

405 Director Showcases the Power of Autodesk's Smoke With New Short
Written by Clint Milby  |  March 1, 2013
Friday, 01 March 2013 01:37
Last month we were treated to a tease from Autodesk of 'FIX IT IN POST', a short about an...

San Francisco SuperMeet 2013: Technicolor Color Assist

New Color Grading Software Is the Perfect Compliment for HDSLR Footage
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 21, 2013
Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:26
  I purchased Technicolor's Color Assist upon its release in November 2012, and I did so based on my experience with...

Rodney Charters Honored with ASC Career Achievement in Television Award

HDSLR Pioneer ASC, CSC Charters Recognized by ASC
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 12, 2013
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 07:40
    One needs only glance at Rodney Charters’, ASC, CSC, accomplishments, and it is clear why the Society of American Cinematographers chose...
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San Francisco Super Meet 2013: Cinema 4D

3D Application Claims to Have Shortest Learning Curve
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 11, 2013
Monday, 11 February 2013 01:09
There was a bevy of software companies at the San Francisco SuperMeet 2013, and beyond who you’d expect to see, including...

San Francisco SuperMeet 2013: ATOMOS Ninja-2

It's a Full Res Recorder, It's a Monitor and it's Totally Affordable!
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 1, 2013
Friday, 01 February 2013 07:28
    I recently attended the

Get a Little Closer With the Redrock Micro 72mm Macro Lens

New lens offers crystal clear magnification
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 31, 2013
Thursday, 31 January 2013 09:13
Redrock Micro Lens..? Last month, I had an opportunity to get my...

Smoke 2013: Act Now and Get 20% Off Through 1/25/2013

Purchase through Friday to get Smoke as low as $2796.00
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 24, 2013
Thursday, 24 January 2013 08:20
Tuesday, we had the privilege of attending a demo of Smoke 2013 at the Autodesk offices in San Francisco. There, we were treated to a "meet and greet"...

Review: The Marshall V-LCD56MD

5.6 Inch Monitor is Perfect For HDSLR Production
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 15, 2013
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 03:02
Recently, I had an opportunity to review what I have always...

GoPro Joins the 4K Revolution With The Hero3

Hero3 Black Becomes the Smallest Cinema Camera
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 17, 2012
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 01:22
Last week, if you listened closely, you could hear a collective sigh of relief from the owners of the Hero2 prompted by the release of the Protune, the Hero2's new firmware. Why the excitement? Protune endowed the...

Cinegear 2012 - SmallHD DP7

New Monitor Comes In Hight Bright or OLED
Written by Clint Milby  |  July 1, 2012
Sunday, 01 July 2012 04:37
At Cinegear 2012, we had an opportunity to visit with Wes Philips of SmallHD.  Beyond their very popular, DP4, DP4EVF and the DP6, Wes gave us a peek at the highly anticipated DP7.The...
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CineGear 2012 Lensbaby

New Moviemaker's Kit is a suitcase full of magic!
Written by Clint Milby  |  June 29, 2012
Friday, 29 June 2012 02:34
New MovieMaker Kit is a Suitcase Full of Magic! At Cinegear 2012, we stopped to talk to the good folks at Lensbaby. Kirsten Hunter was able...

Cinegear 2012 - Rotolight Anova

New LED Promises to Change the Way You See Lighting
Written by Clint Milby  |  June 27, 2012
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:59
At Cinegear 2012, I had the privalige of visiting with Rod Gammons, owner and CEO of Rotolight at Cinegear 2012. Gammons was good enough to give us a full demonstration of the Rotolight Anova system....

Carbon XL: An All-In-One Solution For Camera Motion

Two Biggest Words For Camera Support: Carbon Fiber
Written by Clint Milby  |  June 21, 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012 01:31
Cinegear saw a lot of great products this year, but one of the most striking was the Carbon-XL 10. Anyone who's ever schlepped up a hill or traveled...

Adobe Says: "Get Your Head Into the Cloud"

CS6 offers an all in one, cloud based solution at an amazing price
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 9, 2012
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 07:24
Shortly after NAB 2012, Adobe hosted a press conference to show off CS6 and make announcements as far as availability and pricing. We at HDSLR Shooter...

Blackmagic Steals NAB 2012 With Their New Cinema Camera

New Super Camera Packs a 2.5K Sensor For Less Than $3000.00
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 1, 2012
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 04:32
If you heard a collective gasp coming from about ninety thousand people in Las Vegas last week, it was most likely in reaction to Blackmagic's ground breaking announcement that they are now...

Ladies and Gentlemen, the 5D Mark III

It's Finally Here! Was it worth the wait..?
Written by Clint Milby  |  March 2, 2012
Friday, 02 March 2012 01:44
So the day we've all been waiting for has come. For over two years, we've been scouring the net in search of fuzzy, shadowy images that might lend some proof that Canon actually had the Mark III in the works. Like Bigfoot, Elvis and UFOs, sightings were everywhere, but alas many were hoaxes -- cruel tricks that played with the...

Drobo B800i At The 11th Annual San Francisco SuperMeet

New B800i, Safe Guards Against Failing Hardware and Human Error
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 16, 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012 04:22
At the 11th Annual San Francisco SuperMeet, Justin Russo of Drobo, showed off the new Drobo B800i, 8 Bay, iSCSI SAN storage. This unit is optimized for...

Redrock Micro's ultraCage for the C300

New Cage Fits New Camera Like A Glove
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 8, 2012
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 12:37
At the 11th Annual San Francisco SuperMeet, I was able to actually lay hands on the
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Marshall Debuts the Orchid, OR-2410

Grade 1 Monitor Delivers Extreme Color Accuracy On Set
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 1, 2012
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 01:59
Due to changes in camera technology, it's now become possible to colorgrade on set instead of having to transfer it to another facility. Many DIT's are...

DP Alex Buono Talks C300 At SF SuperMeet

SNL Veteran, Talks About Using the C300 For Network Television...
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 1, 2012
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 01:24
Recently I attended the 11th annual San Francisco Supermeet. Beyond some great lectures by some great speakers, there were a variety of different...
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The 11th Annual San Francisco FCPUG SuperMeet

This Friday 1/27/2012 -- See, Get Seen and Win Big Prizes!
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 25, 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 02:34
If you're planning to be in the San Francisco/Bay Area this Friday, then you have a great opportunity to attend the most renowned user group meetups in the world, the FCPUG SuperMeet! If you've never been, then you've been...

Ginter Goes Globetrotting with 'Orbital'

Shooter talks timelapse and travel for Citibank project
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 13, 2012
Friday, 13 January 2012 04:00
Timelapse shooter, Tyler Ginter recently had an opportunity to participate the Mill's timelapse production entitled Orbital. As Ginter explains, Oribital isn't your ordinary timelapse production as...

Unboxing: FloLight MicroBeam 128

Compact, Lightweight Light Proves That Good Things Do Come In Small Packages...
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 30, 2011
Sunday, 30 October 2011 01:41
I'm currently doing some social media consulting for a great company you may have seen me cover in the past, FloLight. To familiarize me with their products, they were...
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Shane Hurlbut, ASC and Letus Announce New Line of Gear

Groundbreaking DP Tries His Hand At Manufacturing HDSLR Support Products
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 1, 2011
Saturday, 01 October 2011 05:06
Shane Hurlbut, ASC announced today that he, along with Letus, will be releasing a new line of HDSLR support gear they are calling the Master Cinema Series. According to Hurlbut, this will be a product line that will be tailor made for cinematic applications of the HDSLR. In a statement posted today, Hurlbut...
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Canon's Big News

What The HDSLR Speculators Are Saying
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 20, 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 02:33
According to the invitation originally circulated by, Canon will be making "An Historic Global Announcement" November 3rd in Hollywood.  The event is rumored to be held at Paramount Studios, but this is...
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Redrock Micro Brings Order To Unruly Cables

Innovative microTies Promise To Tie Up Loose Ends
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 16, 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011 05:49
Your cat may like them. If you have a touch of OCD you might enjoy unraveling a nice ball of wires to calm your nerves.   However, disconnect a power cable on a light or your HDMI cable during a shoot and it could cost you a shot, which could cost you a job. Especially...

Light Your Greenscreen With Only One Light..?

FloLight Streamlines Greenscreen Shooting with the Cyclight
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 13, 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 04:08
At IBC 2011 - FloLight debuted their latest creation that promises to be a huge time, energy and money saver: The Cyclight. Imagine, the ease and simplicity of shooting greensscreen with only one light! With the CycLight, you can finally say good bye to tweaking and fumbling with multiple lights.

Shooting Through Space and Time

Kessler and Crew Defy the Laws of Physics at TimeFest 2011
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 2, 2011
Friday, 02 September 2011 06:18
What started as a gathering of like minded filmmakers in the high desert of Northern California has turned into a literal phenomena making videos go viral, servers crash and everyone...

The Fourth Annual Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet

FCPUG Converges on Amsterdam With HDSLR Shooters including Philip Bloom
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 1, 2011
Thursday, 01 September 2011 07:13
IBC is almost here, and that means it's SuperMeet Time, and this one is shaping up to THE event of IBC. Beyond the opportunity to meet and visit with your fellow filmmakers from around the world, you'll also get to interact with Philip Bloom and Jason Levine of Adobe Systems, Editor Eddie Hamilton (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) for Avid, Michael...
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DSLRcinema's ‘One Shot One Kill' Film Contest

Why Winning This Contest is a Long Shot
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 1, 2011
Thursday, 01 September 2011 06:34
DSLRcinema is holding their second bi-annual film contest entitled "One Shot One Kill". Now, despite the name, this is not some violent or horror themed film contest. ‘One Shot' refers to ‘One Take' or at the...

Unboxing: FloLight's MicroBeam 256

Light up the night without breaking your budget...
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 29, 2011
Monday, 29 August 2011 07:07
I recently had the opportunity to get my hands on the FloLight MicroBeam 256. This light is a fantastic light for mounting on to your camera's shoe or where ever you want it. The unit is incredibly...
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Magic Bullet Suite's MisFire and Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium

How To Make Your Video Look Old...But Not Tired
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 24, 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:47
The Unsung Hero of Magic Bullet I say unsung, because there's not any mention of it being part of the Magic Bullet Suite. Once I loaded the Suite and opened it up for the first...

The Great Camera Shootout 2011

Episode 2: Sensors and Sensitivity
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 6, 2011
Saturday, 06 August 2011 06:15
Kessler and Zacuto are proud to present the second episode in our three part web series The Great Camera Shootout 2011. According to the film's director, Steve Weiss, they used a state of the art chart with twenty various grey patches. As each camera shoots the chart, their footage is then analyzed by software to...

A Sound Solution to HDSLR Audio

Sennheiser Offers HDSLR Shooters A High End Shotgun
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 2, 2011
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 12:03
It seems everyone wants a piece of the HDSLR pie, and Sennheiser USA is no exception. With Rode microphones and Zoom recorders aggressively achieving an early HDSLR market position, Sennheiser is a bit late...

The Cure for Rolling Shutter?

Adobe's Ellen Wixted Gives Us The Ins and Outs of CS5.5 Production Premium
Written by Clint Milby  |  July 18, 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011 05:57
One of the highlights of NAB 2011 for me was having an opportunity to sit down with Sr. Product Manager for Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium and Adobe Audition, Ellen Wixted. Ellen took...

Unboxing: The GoPro LCD BacPac

Awesome New Accessory Completes the GoPro System
Written by Clint Milby  |  July 1, 2011
Friday, 01 July 2011 08:17
I just recieved the GoPro Hero LCD BacPac.  This nifty little device completes the GoPro System by allowing you to see exactly what your shooting.  No more guessing and hoping you got the shot, now you can know...

It's All About the Lenses...BABY!

The LensBaby System Rocks The Big Boys In Price and Versatility
Written by Clint Milby  |  June 27, 2011
Monday, 27 June 2011 09:02
Ever since getting the 7D in 2009, I've been on the look out for glass. Shooting only video cameras with a fixed lens and not being a fan of 35mm adapters, the whole idea of buying additional lenses eluded me. ...
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The New MicroFollowFocus Blue

Latest Innovation from Redrock Micro Expands and Glows in the Dark...
Written by Clint Milby  |  June 9, 2011
Thursday, 09 June 2011 03:38
At NAB 2011, Redrock Micro debuted their new MicroFollowFocus - Blue. The Blue is a total redesign of the MicroFollowFocus Version II and will be available this summer.The unit features a...

Unboxing the GoPro 3D Hero System

New 3D System from GoPro Even Has Its Own Software
Written by Clint Milby  |  June 3, 2011
Friday, 03 June 2011 02:55
I just received the very cool GoPro 3D Hero System.  I first saw this gem when GoPro's Rick Loughery showed it off a bit at NAB 2011. I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival ever since, (see the video below)....

Using Twixtor in Premiere Pro

Plugin Offers Excellent Solutions to Slowing Motion
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 28, 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011 01:02
One of the greatest pieces of software that came my way this year was a little motion effects plugin called Twixtor. If you're not familiar, Twixtor is part of a family of products from RE:Vision...
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NAB 2011: Teradek Revolutionizes Live Broadcast

Landmark Broadcast at NAB Proves the Power of the Cube
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 14, 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011 02:35
We had a chance to visit with Rod Clark of Teradek who talked about the evolution of their products. Many people are familiar with the Cube which allows shooters to broadcast a live feed from...

NAB 2011: Marshall Electronics Debuts HDMI Loop Through Monitors

Three New Camera Top Monitors Bring Big Solutions in a Small Package...
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 11, 2011
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 10:51
Bernie Keach gave us the low down on Marshall's new monitor lineup with some pretty exciting features. Their new line includes a 5.6, 7 and 9 inch models feature all of...

NAB 2011: Adobe's Al Mooney Gives Us the Upside of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5

NAB 2011: Adobe's Al Mooney Gives Us the Upside of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 5, 2011
Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:44
On Monday at NAB, the amazing people at Adobe arranged for me to meet with the project manager for Premiere CS5.5, Al Mooney, who very graciously took some time to enlighten me on what people...

NAB 2011: Azden Microphones

New Line of Microphones Fit Nicely Into the HDSLR Toolkit
Written by Clint Milby  |  May 3, 2011
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 11:57
We utilized a few different pieces of equipment while interviewing on the NAB floor this year, but the one piece of equipment that we would not have been able to be without was...
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NAB 2011: Kessler Motion Control System

Surprise Product Debut Takes the Cake For Greatest Innovation
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 29, 2011
Friday, 29 April 2011 08:17
I thought I would never be able to actually see something that's almost as rare as a bigfoot sighting and that's a Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly from Kessler.

NAB 2011: GoPro Rides The 3D Wave

New 3D Rig Comes Complete with Hardware and Software Solution
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 27, 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 10:53
When I caught up with GoPro, their booth was more like one of the casinos rather than a trade show booth. There was a multitude of screens, a GoPro van...

NAB 2011: Lensbaby Expands The Family...

With Composer Pro and Sweet 35 Optic
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 26, 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 06:00
This year's NAB allowed us to catch up with one of my favorite lens companies, Lensbaby, and we spoke with Kirsten Hunter. Kirsten was good...

NAB 2011: MicroRemote Follow Focus System

Highly Anticipated Remote Controlled Follow Focus Shipping June 15, 2011
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 22, 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011 05:56
I was pleased to have a look at the Micro Remote Follow Focus System. If you're one of the many who have been awaiting its arrival, you're now in luck. We're told that units...

NAB 2011: Tiffen and Hurlbut Visuals Team Up with New Filter Kits

ND Kits From Tiffen Transform the 5D Into a Cinema Machine
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 21, 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011 11:41
The Tiffen Company has long been one of the leading manufacturers of photo and video accessories. So it was our good fortune to get to speak with Jill Conrad at their booth at this year's...
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NAB 2011: Chuck Westfall and The Future of Canon EOS

Westfall Talks Technicolor Picture Styles, Firmware Updates and More...
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 20, 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 01:19
I had a great opportunity to meet with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA. Although EOS didn't have any new cameras to talk about, Chuck did elaborate on an exciting new picture style developed with...

NAB 2011: MIO 3D Shows a New Way to Shoot 3D

SOC Sean Fairburn's New Company Brings Experience and Ingenuity to 3D Production
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 19, 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 09:47
Mio 3D is a company founded by illustrious Director of Photography Sean Fairburn. He created a innovative new way of shooting 3D imagery, one that utilizes three different cameras instead...

NAB 2011: Redrock's New Micro 3D Rig

New Device Makes Precision and Elegance Affordable
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 19, 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 09:35
3D is rapidly becoming a standard rather than a speciality. With the advent of new cameras and new techniques, 3D has now become a viable option for those on a tighter budget. Brian Valente...

NAB 2011: DasRekorder Rekords Das 3D

New German Startup Brings Passion and Ingenuity to 3D Work Flow
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 19, 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 09:10
At NAB 2011 this past week, we ran across DasRekorder, a German based company who had a cool little device that allows for mobile 3D recording. An...

The Zacuto Revolution

Weiss and Co Screen Follow-up to GCS 2010 at NAB 2011
Written by Clint Milby  |  April 12, 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:07
Over the course of the last few years, Americans have been bombarded with tales of doom and gloomand images of businesses closing laced with statistics of an economy that fails to render anything more than increasing unemployment. Every now and then, however, a ray of light pierces this darkness in the form of businesses not...

New HDSLR Educational Series for Cinema

Featuring Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Written by Clint Milby  |  February 20, 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011 05:21
Hurlbut Trailer:
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Undercover Nuns

by Pedro Miguel
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 15, 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011 12:52
Light search 5D footage.Sound by Phenomedia: Obience Channel(Part 2).

Sony jumps into the HDSLR Monitor Game

New On Board Monitor Challenges Other Manufacturers
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 14, 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011 05:02
I guess it was just too irresistible for Sony not to get into the HDSLR support game. However, they may be a day late and a dollar short with the pending release of EVFs from Redrock Micro and Zacuto which could possibly render the on board monitors obsolete. The CLM-V55 is a 5 inch LCD monitor with...

Hurlbut Visuals To Make Special Announcement

To celebrate, They're giving away a chance to win a Redrock Micro manCam!
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 8, 2011
Saturday, 08 January 2011 12:59
Hurlbut Visuals will be launching a new iteration of the HurlBlog on Monday, January 10, 2010. To celebrate, they're giving away a chance to win a Redrock Micro ManCam! Here's how to...

Shoot From The Hip

Director Mark Pellington gets reckless on his first HD DSLR feature, I Melt with You
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 6, 2011
Thursday, 06 January 2011 12:18
For many, HD DSLRs have brought freedom in producing quality, cinematic images without the need for a massive crew or an inflated budget. They have opened a gateway, allowing almost anyone with a vision to enter the production world without compromising quality. Director/producer Mark Pellington already had an impressive track record...

Birns And Sawyer HDSLR Workshop With Dan Chung

Written by Clint Milby  |  January 4, 2011
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 05:20

New Video Contests

Online Video Shares The Latest Contests!
Written by Clint Milby  |  January 4, 2011
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 04:04
If you're looking for a great way to make all that HDSLR gear work for you, then there are a multitude of video contests that pay some great cash and prizes. Here are just some of the contests available today:Barcelona 2011: AT&T Video ContestGive your creative perspective on AT&T's slogan, Rethink Possible.Due 01/31/11...
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by Zac Dixon
Written by Clint Milby  |  December 28, 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 03:56
A short film about a somewhat cynical man, his roomate, an elevator, and of course... a girl.Shot with Canon 7D and several T2i's. Canon 50mm...


Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Written by Clint Milby  |  December 9, 2010
Thursday, 09 December 2010 03:42
Reston, VA - Ever wonder how those astounding slo-mo shots that make a broadcast or bigscreen production jump off the screen are created? "That's the million dollar question," says Joel Holland, founder and CEO of Footage Firm. "The short answer is a lot of time, money, and expertise, matched with a bit of luck and plenty of...
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Falling Anvils

Mother's Milk
Written by Clint Milby  |  December 3, 2010
Friday, 03 December 2010 10:38
Id©e originale: Benoit Daoust, Marie-Helene Boucher, Falling AnvilsFilm©, mont©, directeur artistique : Benoit DaoustAssistance...

In Praise of Dissent: Adobe CS5 Paves The Way

This is an exert from the Hurlblog. Shane Hurlbut, ASC sounds off on Adobe Premiere CS5, and why he like so many others are making the switch from FCP to Adobe CS5.
Written by Clint Milby  |  December 3, 2010
Friday, 03 December 2010 09:26
Dissent: Voicing opinions that conflict with those that are commonly accepted or officially espoused.When my Elite Team and I started blazing this trail, we had already become dissenters. We embraced a technology that in Hollywood was a joke, a fad, not viable. This is one of the great paradoxes of...

Sundance Serves Up HDSLR Feature In 2011

Written by Clint Milby  |  December 3, 2010
Friday, 03 December 2010 02:11
In September, I was asked by HD Videopro to do a story about a new feature that was shot completely using the 5D Mark II. I happened to be in Los Angeles for PhotoCine Expo, so I called the offices of Director Mark Pellington and spoke to his associate producer Matt Roe about their experiences shooting with HDSLR. However, the...

Canon Releases New 7D Firmware

Firmware Version 1.2.3
Written by Clint Milby  |  December 1, 2010
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 05:52
Update Firmware Version 1.2.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:Phenomenon in which the settings of the Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2 revert to the default settings when both the camera and the ST-E2 are set to auto power off.Macro Ring Lite (MR-14EX, MT-24EX) and slave flashes do not sync while...

Fort Worth Travel Timelapse

Timelapse Thanksgiving Trip
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 25, 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010 09:53
Once again my lovely girlfriend Roni and I went on a journey. This time we went to my parents area of Fort Worth and the town is beautifully lit. So I had to timelapse, I will totally...

Gifts For the HDSLR Shooter in Your Life

That Won't Break Your Budget!
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 25, 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010 03:45
For those of us in the industry who spend most of our life engaged in activities that many of our friends and family don't really understand, shopping for us can be a daunting task. Although warned to just get gift cards, sometimes our loved ones insist on getting something more personal. The result can be a gift that never sees the...

Pursol Solar Systems Commercial

Totally Shot with the Canon 7D
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 25, 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010 02:00
Although I'm not fully satisfied with the job I did on our company's commercial, I'm just happy a project of mine was finished! I hope you enjoy it.


by CreativeChaos
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 23, 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 02:53
Former lovers have a chance encounter with one another, while one initially runs away he realizes the potential of love... Filmed over three sessions and after a painstaking edit, combining performance and...

"Today of all Days"

Episode 1: Two Seconds
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 22, 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010 06:27
"Today of all Days" is an action comedy, mini-webseries about a groom that mistakenly gets pulled into a gun fight, by his best friend, 30 minutes before his wedding. Episode 1...
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By Seamless Pictures
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 21, 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010 01:41
Seamless Pictures Is:Billy BerryCorey CorbettOwen HamiltonVideo and stills shot on Canon 7DSeamless Pictures does:Short Films

Zacuto Films Wins Emmy

Written by Clint Milby  |  November 18, 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010 04:11
Zacuto Films Wins Emmy for Their Web Series: "The Great Camera Shootout 2010." CHICAGO, IL (Nov 16, 2010) -- On November 6, 2010, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards Zacuto Films,...


Snap a photo for your chance to win an iPad!
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 17, 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:45
This just in from RedGiant Software: Our awesome iPhone app, Plastic Bullet, has been optimized for iPhone 4 and translated to work in 6 additional languages (French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese). So we're celebrating with a new international contest! Tweet a photo that uses Plastic Bullet, and you could...


Canon has sought to clarify its position on supplies of the EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR following a press article suggesting there is a shortage.
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 17, 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:28
Comments attributed to a Canon employee, featured in the 1 November issue of trade magazine Pixel, suggested that Canon had temporarily halted production of the 5D Mark II and switched production to another camera. However, when asked to respond to the claim, Canon UK told Amateur Photographer (AP) that the person quoted in the article...
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Shane Hurlbut Talks About the Redrock Micro manCam

Shane Hurlbut ASC talks about HDSLR filmmaking and his use of the Redrock mancam rigs
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 17, 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:51
Shane has also been using the new Redrock RRS plate, which will be released at the end of November 2010.

The Canon EOS 7D

how it matches up to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 17, 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 03:59
The Canon EOS 7D is one of Canon's high-end DSLR cameras which was also one of the first to feature HD video recording. The 7D is very similar to the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the only real difference between the two digital SLR cameras from Canon is in the size of the image sensors. The 7D is more suited towards the professional photographer...

Adobe Delivers Salvation for HDSLR Shooters

Cutting 7D Footage Natively with Adobe Premiere CS5
Written by Clint Milby  |  November 12, 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010 11:33
Without a doubt, the greatest challenge for HDSLR shooters has been editorial. I recently read of another new software that's supposed to magically make your HDSLR footage palatable for the finicky Final Cut...

Anton/Bauer at PhotoCine Expo

Sol Comerchero shares their single battery solution to HDSLR shooting
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 7, 2010
Thursday, 07 October 2010 10:58
Sol Comerchero breaks down all of the power solutions Anton Bauer offers HDSLR shooters. If you're tired of charging, loading and reloading all those batteries, Anton...

Lite Panels at PhotoCine Expo

Quick look at their new LED Fresnel
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 6, 2010
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 02:45
Tobi from Lite Panels shows off all of the great Lite Panels products including the Micro Line of camera top monitors, their Micropro Hybrid which acts a strobe and a video...

Zeiss Lenses At PhotoCine Expo

The Distagon T* 1,4/35 and their Compact Primes
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 2, 2010
Saturday, 02 October 2010 01:50
Richard Schleuning of Zeiss shows off their latest lens (not yet released) the Distagon T* 1,4/35 and of course their Compact Primes. To find out more about Zeiss lenses, check out their website...

Marshall's New HDSLR Monitor

Little Monitor, Big Features!!!
Written by Clint Milby  |  October 1, 2010
Friday, 01 October 2010 10:49
While at PhotoCine Expo and DV Expo I got some time to visit with Bernie Keach with Marshall Electronics about their new monitor, the future of HDSLR and why Marshall Monitors have the best...
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Redrock Micro Drops Bomb at PhotoCine

New Product Promises to Change the Game
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 28, 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 10:37
Redrock Micro Introduces LCD Viewfinder For HDSLR from Clint Milby on

The Kino Flo BarFly 100

Written by Clint Milby  |  September 25, 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010 00:21
Tom Jacob of Kino Flo gives us a little demo of the Kino Flo BarFly 100 at the Hurlbut HDSLR Bootcamp. During Shane Hurlbut's HDSLR Bootcamp, we got to play with some awesome gear. One of these...

A Conversation With Michael Britt

Britt Talks Career, Collision, PhotoCine and the HDSLR
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 22, 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:03
By now, you're probably aware of what is still the only HDSLR convention, PhotoCine Expo. If there is a driving force behind both of these conventions it is Michael Britt. Michael started as a unit stills photographer on movie sets which led to a career in digital photography. Due to his expertise, Michael became consultant to...

B&H Releases the HDSLR Guide

A Historical and Instructive Textbook for the HDSLR User
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 16, 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010 08:40
Last week, B&H unleashed their HDSLR guide gaining much attention by those of us in the HDSLR community. More than just a string of facts, this elegant and interactive experience takes us through the history of the HDSLR, accurately chronicling its evolution prompted by numerous innovations from users and manufacturers alike. ...

Redrock Micro Unveils Redrock|ops HDSLR Support

Much More Than Meets The Eye...
Written by Clint Milby  |  September 3, 2010
Friday, 03 September 2010 03:42
One of the highlights of attending Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR Bootcamp was getting a sneak peek at some new and exciting camera support gear by the sponsors. One such treat was Redrock Micro's new line of camera support gear, Redrock|ops. More than just a new paint job, Redrock took their most popular...

Canon Strikes Back!

New 60D Boasts Improved Audio and Adjustable LCD at $1099.00
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 27, 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010 12:27
In the face of an HDSLR uprising with Sony and Nikon leading the way, Canon strikes back strong with the announcement of the highly anticiapted 60D. According to Canon, the 60D represents the culmination of many requests from HDSLR shooters. Yuichi Ishizuka, vice president and GM of Canon USA's Consumer Imaging Group says "The EOS 60D...

Shane Hurlbut's HDSLR Revolution

Legendary ASC discusses how the HDSLR changed his life, and how it will change yours...
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 27, 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010 01:32
When I called Shane Hurlbut, he was just returning from a shoot with the US Marine Corps in North Carolina. Shane is one of the most visible and vocal proponents of using the HDSLR for cinematic applications. From the first time Shane held the 5D Mark II, he instinctively knew the technology would not only change the film industry, but the...

Sony's Full Frontal Assault On the HDSLR Market Continues...

Two new cameras with truly innovative features
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 24, 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 11:32
If there is a war between manufacturers for the greatest share of the HDSLR market, then Sony is launching a shock and awe campaign with no end in sight. Their latest assault, the second in a month, is the announcement of two new DSLRs, the ?55 and ?33. These two cameras seem to aggressively target the Canon T2i and 7D head on....

Canon EOS 7D -- Studio Version

What current 7D owners will be missing, and what studio photographers will be getting...
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 5, 2010
Thursday, 05 August 2010 02:32
News of a new Canon 7D hit the net last Friday sending everyone into an absolute tizzy. If you listened closely you could hear the sound of a collective gasp from all the current 7D owners (self included) who thought their camera was now obsolete. Despite this wave of controversy, I'm happy to say to all the 7D...

Want To Make Better Video With Your HDSLR?

Written by Clint Milby  |  August 2, 2010
Monday, 02 August 2010 10:48
I recently had an opportunity to speak with Rodney Charters, DP for the FOX television series 24 about the HDSLR revolution, and some of his upcoming seminars. His presentations begin with some compelling behind the scenes footage and some deleted scenes from 24. "I'll also be talking about my own 35 year exploration of photography and...

Shane Hurlbut Shares Pearls at HDSLR Bootcamp

2 Day Workshop Promises To Rival Any Film School
Written by Clint Milby  |  August 2, 2010
Monday, 02 August 2010 09:41

The Sony NEX-VG10 -- The End of DSLR Video?

The NEX-VG10 makes a giant leap forward...but lacks a few things as well.
Written by Clint Milby  |  July 30, 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010 08:10
Being hailed as the new sheriff in town with aspirations to kick HDSLRs out of the video market, the Sony NEX-VG10 with its interchangeable lenses and larger chip may just herald the end of professional applications of DSLR video. However, a closer examination seems to indicate it may still lack some of the key features so endearing to...