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  • Sitting Thing Review: The ergoErgo
    This isn't a software or a hardware review.
    by Scott Simmons  |  March 23, 2015
    Beyond the standing desk, beyond on the Herman Miller chair, there’s other things to sit on while working at...
  • by Bruce A Johnson  |  November 12, 2008
    Anyone that has gone to school for film or video production should be aware of a book entitled "The 5 C's Of Cinematography," by Joseph V. Mascelli . It is a timeless classic, jammed full of essential knowledge for anyone that wants to be a shooter, editor or director. It also has one of the catchiest titles ever bestowed on a textbook, which...
  • A roundup of 70+ After Effects roundups
    AEP topic roundups, including Premiere Pro
    by Rich Young  |  February 3, 2015
    Here's a roundup (ok, list) of AE Portal topic roundups on PVC. Many of them have been updated since their initial release.
  • A Backpack for Mirrorless Systems
    The new Urban Approach 15 backpack is the first backpack from Think Tank Photo designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless camera system.
    by Jose Antunes  |  March 24, 2015
    Cinematographers on the move, even those with smaller mirrorless systems, need to protect their gear while having easy access to equipment. Although any bag or backpack can be used, adapted or transformed to carry a mirrorless system, many users will look at...
  • The Best Micro Four Thirds Cameras for Video
    If you aim to buy a Micro Four Thirds camera for video, you must know which models are available. There are less than you may think, as only Panasonic and Olympus create multiple models of this type of camera.
    by Jose Antunes  |  March 23, 2015
    Mirrorless they may be, but not all mirrorless cameras are Micro Four Thirds. Only when you buy mirrorless cameras from Panasonic or Olympus (and more recently Kodak, with the Kodak Pixpro S-1), are you really buying into the system conceived to unify all cameras...
  • Shooting in Raw
    The Real World Use of Raw Footage
    by Dorian Heller  |  January 30, 2015
    We've all heard it, but how many actual know the benefits of shooting in a raw format? Most modern camera systems have the ability to capture raw photos or even video. An Easy Way To Think About It: Let's take photography as an example; your camera lets you shoot in either raw or a compressed format such as a jpeg. Raw...
  • Why “Full HD” is disparaging, misleading, and quite empty
    When used as a synonym for 1080p, “Full HD” is belittling and grossly inappropriate. Learn why.
    by Allan Tépper  |  March 19, 2015
    The term “Full HD” obviously means “complete HD”, which is confusing, inappropriate, and damaging for the video production community when used as a haughty nickname for 1920x1080p, since it...