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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.

Maelstrom – Production (part 1)

Maelstrom – Production (part 1)

Still life with water bottle: An EX1 sports a DvRig Junior; Alan Hereford’s homebrew DvRig is at the bottom of the picture. Day 0 – Finishing up our…

In LA? Hire this editor!

I’m decompressing from “Maelstrom” and catching up on email that accumulated during the shoot, and I notice that Los Angeles-based editor Sharon Franklin is looking…

Maelstrom – Preproduction

About a week ago, Tim Blackmore and I learned that we were providing tech support for Rob Nilsson’s upcoming film, “Maelstrom”, a Direct Action workshop film…

Review: Sony HVR-Z7 & HVR-S270 1/3″ 3-CMOS HDV camcorders

Review: Sony HVR-Z7 & HVR-S270 1/3″ 3-CMOS HDV camcorders

The shoulder-mount S270 (left) and the handheld Z7 (right) share the same innards. The HVR-Z7 and HVR-S270 camcorders take Sony’s commitment to the HDV format…

Process Note: Deleted Comments

Normally I leave article comments as they are, even when they are (to my admittedly biased viewpoint) flame-bait, less than perfectly well intentioned, or otherwise not especially helpful. I…

Two Compleat Idiots Discuss RED Post

Art and Adam discuss the aftermath of the Wii spec spot and Art’s venture into RED post… ART I just posted my convoluted post process for RED…

Random RED Revelations

Random RED Revelations

Tim Blackmore helps John Chater tweak back-focus on a RED ONE The more we work with RED ONEs, the more we learn about what they do and how to…

More RED Res Testing: The Mystery(ium) Resolved

More RED Res Testing: The Mystery(ium) Resolved

I obtained a new, 4K resolution test chart at NAB, and aimed RED ONEs running build 15 version 2.2.5 at it using four different lenses: a 50mm Super…

Schneider IR Filter Tests

Schneider IR Filter Tests

Art Adams with the 486 filter on a RED ONE Last week, Art Adams, Tim Blackmore, Ted Allen, and I tested the Schneider 486 UV/IR cut filter on a…

RED on location: Art Adams shoots a spec spot

RED on location: Art Adams shoots a spec spot

Saturday, 3:33pm: crew assembles at Chater Camera to pick up the bulk of the gear and load it into Simon Sommerfeld‘s truck. We arrive on location at…