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Hot Gear: stolen equipment

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

On 11 September, loathsome lowlifes robbed San Francisco rental house Videofax of over $1,000,000 of equipment. The contemptible crims cut phone lines, capped a security camera, burrowed through…

Photokina 2016: the year of the action cams

Photokina 2016: the year of the action cams

The 2016 edition of Photokina could be called the action cam edition. Many new models – including GoPro’s HERO5 – were on show at the Cologne trade fair…

Arc/k Project: preserve the past and create 3D models for Hollywood filmmakers

Arc/k Project: preserve the past and create 3D models for Hollywood filmmakers

The Arc/k Project, a new nonprofit focused on digital preservation, plans to create 3-dimensional records of the world’s most endangered cultural assets while providing Hollywood filmmakers with…

GoPro’s New HERO5 & Karma Hands-On!

GoPro’s New HERO5 & Karma Hands-On!

As a member of the press, I was invited to the GoPro new product launch and media event at Squaw Valley Resort in Lake Tahoe this week and will be…

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

I’m doing a webinar for Moviola on Affordable Anamorphic Adapters. These low-cost anamorphics are a great way to dabble with shooting sideways-squashed images and reaping the…

Sony clarifies why it offers optional MPEG2 for PXW-X70 & PXW-FS5 camcorders

Sony clarifies why it offers optional MPEG2 for PXW-X70 & PXW-FS5 camcorders

Owners of Sony’s PXW-X70 and PXW-FS5 camcorders now have the option of purchasing an upgrade license to record HD in MPEG2, in addition to their original c…

PIX-E firmware update 3.02

PIX-E firmware update 3.02

Video Devices today released firmware version 3.02 for the PIX-E5H, PIX-E5, and PIX-E7 monitor / recorders. The headline feature is a restoration of HDMI timecode and record…

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

Are we right in the middle of a cinema lens revolution? I am talking about cinema lenses priced for the owner/operator as well as lenses the local camera house…

URSA Mini UI/OS Review

URSA Mini UI/OS Review

Finally, the new User Interface and Operating System has become available on the Blackmagic URSA Mini. I have tested it. I have shot with it. And, yes it is most…

X-Rite: i1 Filmmaker Kit at IBC 2016

X-Rite: i1 Filmmaker Kit at IBC 2016

The i1 Filmmaker Kit is a convenient kit of two essential color tools – i1Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport Video – combined to achieve fast, efficient color balance for any video production…