Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry 1

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and shoot whatever comes to mind. It’s a sickness, but an enjoyable one. In this article, I wrote about the experiments I carried out in my living room with an Alexa LF and three kinds of lenses: […]

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Glidecam HD-PRO: new hand-held stabilizer for professional footage

Glidecam HD-PRO: new hand-held stabilizer for professional footage

Presented as the most affordable and full featured hand-held camera stabilizer Glidecam has ever offered, the new Glidecam HD-PRO is the result of 25 years of experience. It costs $499.00. Machined out of experience, and forged with the operator in mind, the Glidecam HD-PRO once again delivers, says the company behind the product, “the state-of-the-art […]

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RØDECaster Pro to add multitrack via firmware update

RØDECaster Pro to add multitrack via firmware update 24

In response to virtual rocks thrown by some content producers who demanded multitrack capabilities, this morning at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in California, the Australian manufacturer announced an upcoming firmware update for the RØDECaster Pro mixer/compressor/gate/recorder to fulfill their desires. The new 1.1.0 firmware will replace the current palindromic 1.0.1 version which came […]

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Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

Canon Burbank

In late December I visited Canon Burbank, an 11,000 square foot, purpose-built facility where you can see Canon’s stills,  video, and cine cameras; take classes; test equipment; and drop gear off for service. It includes a showroom, camera-testing set, dual prep bay, service operation, classroom, editing suite, and 4K grading theater / screening room. Canon […]

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5 Color Illusions that Colorists & filmmakers should be familiar with

5 Color Illusions that Colorists & filmmakers should be familiar with 27

Optical illusions and irregular visual phenomena mean many things to us. Simple enough to be enjoyed by anyone, yet perplexing enough to keep researchers busy in the foreseeable future. Their meaning would mainly depend on what kind of scientist you ask.  Whether flawed, highly sophisticated and adaptive to its environment or just still not fully understood, […]

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