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Panasonic VariCam LT Review, Part 2

Panasonic VariCam LT Review, Part 2

[This is the continuation of my VariCam LT review. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, here it is.] Performance Resolution and Aliasing A confession: I shot most…

Review: Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Super35mm Cine Camera

Review: Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Super35mm Cine Camera

The VariCam LT is Panasonic’s “affordable” large single sensor VariCam, putting the core of the $55,000 VariCam 35 in a more compact package running $18,000 for the…

C700 in PNW: PDX Tuesday, SEA Thursday

C700 in PNW: PDX Tuesday, SEA Thursday

Canon’s C700 cine camera is now shipping, and Canon (who makes it), Koerner (who rents it), and Professional Video (who sells it) are throwing a couple of parties…

Attack of the Cyber Octopuses: Sci-Fi without CGI

Attack of the Cyber Octopuses: Sci-Fi without CGI

Imagine William Gibson’s cyberpunk universe and sci-fi products like Blade Runner, Terminator, Escape from New York, Aliens, Akira or Tetsuo the Iron Man and you’ve the inspiration…

Dual Pixel AF for everyone, 4K for none

Dual Pixel AF for everyone, 4K for none

Canon has two new DSLRs ready for the CP+ show, EOS 77D and EOS Rebel 7Ti, both featuring the popular focusing system for video. Besides some confusion created by the…

Vertical video: a video editing solution for smartphone users

Vertical video: a video editing solution for smartphone users

Vertical Video Syndrome was something people laughed at when the first videos appeared in YouTube, but even YouTube had to bow to the power of portrait mode video. The future…

How to pick optics for the new GH5 camera/camcorder

How to pick optics for the new GH5 camera/camcorder

As covered in my prior article (and likely others you will have already read), the new Panasonic GH5 camera/camcorder has unique improvements. Some of them include 4:2:2…

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

There are four things the Panasonic AG-UX180 wants to be. This camera wants to be a broadcast camera, an upgradable option to 4K for those newsrooms who are currently…

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing Book Review

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing Book Review

I cannot tell a lie. It took me awhile to read the DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Editing book. Captivating prose and visceral vernacular do not grace the pages because the…

With RINGR, say adiós to Skype for remote recorded audio interviews

With RINGR, say adiós to Skype for remote recorded audio interviews

For years, many audio storytellers have counted on Skype to create remote audio recordings with guests and co-hosts. In fact, I have written several articles about solutions to do…