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

First Footage From Blackmagic’s URSA Camera

Australian John Brawley Director of Photography, known for testing Blackmagic Cameras before they are released, shows off the first footage from Blackmagic's new URSA Camera.  In predictable…

Blackmagic Production Camera Gets A New “Heads Up Display”

Blackmagic Production Camera Gets A New “Heads Up Display”

Blackmagic release firmware 1.9 with a new “heads up display.” To say the new features found in firmware 1.9 is good news is a massive understatement…

Blackmagic Adds New ProRes Options To Their Cameras

Blackmagic announces camera firmware 1.8.2 which adds three Apple ProRes formats to three of their cameras.  Meaning longer record times with significantly smaller file sizes.   The…

Blackmagic’s Slow-motion feature

Right now, the only Blackmagic cameras that shoots high frame-rates are the URSA and the Studio Cameras. But, what's coming next?  Wild speculations and how to…

Half-Priced Pocket Cinema Camera

Half-Priced Pocket Cinema Camera

The Pocket Cinema Camera goes on the discount sales shelf if only for a limited time. If you want to take advantage of the deal then you better hurry this…

Rampant Design’s 4K Flares

Rampant Design’s 4K Flares

Rampant Design moves into the 4K fray with their new 4K and 5K flares and smoke effects.  Designed as easy to use drag and drop effects for editors, motion…

Brian Hallett’s New Channel: In Focus

Brian Hallett’s New Channel: In Focus

I've been contributing to various production/post-production channels on the PVC Exclusive channel for awhile now, but my new channel, “In Focus” is where you…

DP Paul Del Vecchio & BMCC New Firmware

DP Paul Del Vecchio & BMCC New Firmware

Recently, Blackmagic Design released camera firmware 1.8 for all four of their cameras: Cinema Camera, Pocket Camera, Production Camera, and the Studio Camera.  In an interview, New…

Blackmagic Releases Camera Firmware Updates

Blackmagic Releases Camera Firmware Updates

A little before 2:00am Central Standard Time Blackmagic Design quietly released Firmware 1.8 for the Cinema Camera, the Production Camera, the Pocket Camera and the Studio Camera. &nbsp…

Dynamic Range & Blackmagic’s 4K Production Camera

Dynamic Range & Blackmagic’s 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic Design lists the dynamic range of the 4K Blackmagic Production Camera at 12 stops.  What does this mean in real-world situation?  How much range is in…

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