Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

Some clips from Quantel's "Clips" 1

As one year finishes and another begins, it’s traditional to look back and reflect on the last 12 months. However this time I’m going to stretch that a little further and look back about 20 years, because while cleaning up over the holiday period I discovered some video magazines dating back to 1996, which provides […]

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The “large format” look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K

The "large format" look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K 4

What’s the big deal about large format cinematography? Shallow focus on wide shots. It’s a big deal. One of my local rental houses, Videofax, recently took delivery of a RED Monstro and a set of Sigma large format cine lenses. One of the company’s partners, Jim Rolin, who is known as one of the best […]

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Monitoring challenges when using multiple digital USB mics simultaneously

Monitoring challenges when using multiple digital USB mics simultaneously 6

Digital USB microphones have improved in quality and multiplied in availability on the market. This can simplify systems and often reduce overall cost. Thanks to several ingenious software developers —including Hindenburg, Rogue Amoeba, Spreaker and StaticZ— we can fortunately connect multiple digital USB mics with desired results, at least with a macOS or Windows computer. […]

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NiSi Natural Night filter, a light pollution reducer

Review: NiSi Natural Light filter, a light pollution reducer

Astronomers and astrophotographers use of filters that can reduce light pollution is normal, but now we’ve different brands offering identical solutions for photographers discovering the stars. NiSi is one of those companies. The increasing interest of photographers for capturing the night sky and stars has increased the interest for solutions that help to get rid […]

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New VEGAS Pro 365 Subscription Model Creates Options and Opportunities for Editors

New VEGAS Pro 365 Subscription Model Creates Options and Opportunities for Editors 12

Opinions and attitudes about software subscription pricing/models have come a long way in recent years. To say there was a huge amount of backlash when software providers first began to offer (or force) the transition away from perpetual licenses is an understatement, but it’s a pricing model that has clearly opened up opportunities for countless […]

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The 2018 Compact Cinema Camera Shootout

The 2018 Compact Cinema Camera Shootout 15

There are a few things you should know about the “shootout” video that I’ve just completed, especially in light of opinions and feedback that experts right here on PVC have called out about similar videos in the past. First off, online camera comparisons are to be treated as dubious at best.  While I put some […]

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