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Adam Wilt has been working off and on in film and video for the past thirty years, while paying the bills writing software for animation, automation, broadcast graphics, and real-time control for companies including Abekas, Pinnacle, Omneon, CBS, and ABC. Since 1997 his website, adamwilt.com, has been a popular reference for information on the DV formats. He reviewed cameras for DV Magazine and started its “Technical Difficulties” column, and taught classes and led panels at NAB, IBC, and DV Expo. He co-authored the book, “Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System”, part of the Apple Pro Training series. He currently writes for ProVideoCoalition.com and DVInfo.net, and creates iPhone apps like Cine Meter II and FieldMonitor.

NAB Preview: Fujifilm Premista FF zooms

NAB Preview: Fujifilm Premista FF zooms

The night before the NAB show opened, Fujifilm previewed their new Premista full-frame cine zooms (they were first shown off at the ASC Clubhouse a few days ago). The…

Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

Photo Tour: 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…

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Cinema Vistas are Tokina’s line of no-compromise, full-frame cine lenses. Five T1.5 primes from 18mm to 85mm are currently available with a 105mm on the way…

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 2

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 2

[This is part 2 of a two-part review. Read part 1 here.] Operation For the most part, operating the C700 FF is unremarkable — and that’s a good thing…

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 1

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 1

Canon’s C700 FF is a full-frame version of the C700, Canon’s first “conventional” Cinema EOS camera. Unlike the C100, C200, C300, C500, and their variants, the C700…

Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2018

Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2018

Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles ran May 31 – June 3, with exhibits June 1 – 2. The show occupied two soundstages, the “New York streets” outdoor set, and the…

Visit VENICE… in San Francisco!

Visit VENICE… in San Francisco!

The Digital Cinema Society is coming to San Francisco on May 23rd to showcase Sony’s latest digital cinema camera, the large-format VENICE. What? VENICE is a Full-Frame…

Free Events in May

Free Events in May

May is a good month if you’re looking for an excuse to examine gear up close and personal, get some free training, and meet up with other industry…

NAB 2018: Things ‘n’ Stuff

NAB 2018: Things ‘n’ Stuff

Herewith I collect interesting things I haven’t written about already: mostly cameras and support kit, but there’s other stuff, too… Kinefinity Chinese camera company Kinefinity…

NAB 2018: What Caught My Eye

NAB 2018: What Caught My Eye

NAB 2018 didn’t showcase any startling new tech — no new minivan-sized light-field camera; no “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” — but it was…