Brian Hallett, is an award winning cameraman, editor, and producer. He has shot everything from Network broadcast news, promotional image campaigns, music videos, short films, and documentaries. Check out his reel at hallett-brian.com

Fujifilm Announces Two New 4K Broadcast Lenses

Fujifilm Announces Two New 4K Broadcast Lenses

Fujifilm just dropped onto the broadcast market two new portable lenses as part of the UA Series of 4K broadcast lenses: the FUJINON UA18x7.6 and FUJINON UA23x7.6. Both…

Fujifilm UA107X8.4 AF (Advanced Focus) Box Lens Announced

Fujifilm UA107X8.4 AF (Advanced Focus) Box Lens Announced

Fujifilm announced the development of the 4K broadcast lens, the FUJINON UA107X8.4 AF (Advanced Focus), the world’s first box lens that features the Advanced Focus function*1. The…

Approved Media List for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Approved Media List for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Now that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an…

Westlife’s The Twenty Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Solutions

Westlife’s The Twenty Tour Uses Blackmagic Design Live Solutions

Blackmagic Design equipment ranging from the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film cameras and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K were used as part of a live production…

Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

I will write about the URSA Broadcast in a bit. Stay with me as I present some background first. A few years ago the Digital Bolex was announced with a…

New Kirstin Maldonado Music Videos Shot with Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

New Kirstin Maldonado Music Videos Shot with Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Director and videographer Ben Hausdorff turned to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to shoot music videos for Pentatonix’s new Ariana Grande medley. Hausdorff also used the Pocket Cinema…

SmallHD Focus 7 Review. Is 1000 Nits Bright Enough?

SmallHD Focus 7 Review. Is 1000 Nits Bright Enough?

A 1000-nits. A 7-inch touch screen. An affordable monitor at home on either a high-end camera system or accompanying a solo-shooter and a mirrorless camera. The…

Diplo’s “So Long” Music Video Uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW

Diplo’s “So Long” Music Video Uses URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW

Diplo’s latest music video, “So Long,” featuring country artist Cam, was shot using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and utilized the Blackmagic RAW format. Produced at the 2019…

Cine Gear 2019: HEDEN Ymer-3 FIZ Wireless System

Cine Gear 2019: HEDEN Ymer-3 FIZ Wireless System

As a long-time camera operator, I sometimes have trouble letting go and allowing camera assistants to do their work. There have been many a time I have grabbed a…

Cine Gear: VISTA-M Lenses by T M Camera Solutions

Cine Gear: VISTA-M Lenses by T M Camera Solutions

A mix of modern optical performance and function with the character of a vintage lens. The all-new Masterbuilt VISTA-M lenses are Large Format lenses. The entire lens range…