With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (UPDATED 8/16/2015 with FAA News at bottom of article)
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Day 2 - 28 Days of Cinematography Insights - Learning by doingIn what’s essentially a combination of Scott Simmons’ #28daysofquicktips and
I’m constantly learning new tricks or stumbling onto new techniques
The end of “Big Optics” in photographyIn the middle of the last century, observational astronomy had hit a wall. Larger telescopes were needed to see farther out into the universe, but massive glass mirrors like the one used in the 200-inch Hale telescope had become technically and financially impractical to build and maintain. The solution to this problem was the multiple mirror...
Rapid advances in digital image sensor technology have begun to outstrip the capabilities of conventional optics
Vintage movie coming soon sign, from Shutterstock A recent question...
Canon’s new 4K lenses for 2/3” camerasThe new Canon lens, reference CJ12ex4.3B, is a 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens with the world’s widest focal length – an incredible 4.3mm, extending to 52mm (104mm using the built-in 2x extender). Leveraging Canon’s renowned heritage in optical...
Canon has a new new 2/3” portable 4K zoom lens with the world’s widest focal length, for professionals shooting interviews or live broadcast, including sport and news. And another 2/3” lens is coming!
Are Blackmagic Studio Cameras now the obvious choice?If you are building a multicamera video studio today, you may be asking whether one of the Blackmagic Studio cameras —either the HD-only or the 4K UltraHD model— is now the obvious choice. In the past month, Blackmagic both added the previously missing 720p...
In the past month, Blackmagic both added the previously missing 720p option and lowered the prices of both its Studio Camera models.
Tracking color corrections in Final Cut Pro XThis week on MacBreak Studio, Sam Mestman (FCPWorks, LumaForge, WeMakeMovies)...
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