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Matt Jeppsen is a DoP based in Sydney. Reel and contact info at www.mattjeppsen.com

Playback Apple’s ProRes 422 Codec on Windows

Apple has released a download for Windows users that enables users to view and play ProRes files. Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 for Windows can be downloaded here…

Showdown at the RWVC Corral: Mac Encoder Shootout Redux

After reading last week’s Real World Video Compression article that compared four Mac compression tools, I suggested a more comparative test that took time to standardize encoding settings…

Encoder Shootout of 4 Mac Compression Tools

Real World Video Compression has posted a Encoder Shootout between three common Mac software compression options, and one hardware assisted solution. The disparity in price between the tools tested is…

Redrock Panel on Independent Filmmaking

One of the excellent Super Sessions at NAB 2008 was a panel discussion that featured filmmakers Stu Maschwitz, Taylor Wigton, Dave Basulto, and Alex Lindsay. The panel was organized and…

FreshDV Reviews the SGfollow focus

Last fall FreshDV posted the results from our 2007 Follow Focus Shootout, which compared 5 different popular models for 15mm rod configurations. We intend to continue updating that review series…

FreshDV Review: Cinevate Ballare Dolly

We recently had the opportunity to check out Cinevate’s Ballare dolly solution. The Ballare is almost entirely constructed of aluminum, and as such is quite rigid. It breaks…

Free Non-Linear Editing Software

I was looking for some lightweight NLE/cutting software solutions recently. Obviously Windows users have Windows Movie Maker, and Mac users have iMovie. Neither are particularly lightweight, and both have…

XDCAM EX1 Hands-On – Final Cut Pro Workflow

This article is part of a series of tests FreshDV conducted with the Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1. Thanks to Miami rental house and Sony dealer Midtown Video for providing a…

Red’s Rolling Shutter and Flash Strobes

The Red Digital Cinema camera uses a CMOS sensor with a rolling shutter. One of the criticisms of the camera is the fact it is subject to rolling shutter artifacts…

FreshDV Reviews Matte Box Systems

FreshDV Reviews Matte Box Systems

About two years ago, FreshDV published a full review of several popular Matte Box units in the November 2007 print issue of DV Magazine. While we were working with the…

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