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Art of The Shot – Greig Fraser ASC, ACS

Art of The Shot – Greig Fraser ASC, ACS

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Cinematographer Greig Fraser ASC, ACS kicked off his career with an Instant Noodles commercial. Back then, he was so worried about where…

Nashville Filmmakers Guild’s Camera Debate

Nashville Filmmakers Guild’s Camera Debate

Investing into a camera system is one helluva a commitment. Yes, you can rent, but what should you rent and why? It can be challenging to keep up as manufacturers…

5 Things: Offline/Online Workflows

5 Things: Offline/Online Workflows

What’s old is new again: Offline / online workflows. Michael explores what they are and how to choose which one works best for you…

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield Shipping

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield Shipping

Get your DIY on with Blackmagic’s 3G-SDI Arduino Shield. The Arduino is built to help creatives and engineers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other…

Blocking Before Coffee

Blocking Before Coffee

Feature film: first day. The crew and I start to run out of things to prepare; the director is 45 minutes late, despite the nervous producer’s assurances that…

Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments

Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments

A sign taped to the door says “Quiet– filming.” This only makes you more nervous. You enter the room: it’s pitch black, except for the…

Now Shipping: Veydra Mini Primes for Micro Four Thirds

Now Shipping: Veydra Mini Primes for Micro Four Thirds

[Update 12:05pm PST: 12mm prototype to arrive in April] The first four Veydra Mini Primes for micro four-thirds cameras, announced on Kickstarter last November and previewed here in…

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

I recently published an article about the breakthrough pro XAVC Long GOP códec/format from Sony, which is the third group of XAVC born in 2012. In the…

HPA Tech Retreat: Registration Closes on Monday

HPA Tech Retreat: Registration Closes on Monday

If you’ve been thinking about attending the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, February 9-13, better make up your mind: it’s close to selling out…

Sony FS-7 Gets A Firmware Update

Sony FS-7 Gets A Firmware Update

In the FS-7 firmware V2.0 the versatile camera will add 4K (4096×2160) recording in XAVC-I which is an improvement over the UHD 4K the camera…