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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.

Review: Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Super35mm Cine Camera

Review: Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Super35mm Cine Camera

The VariCam LT is Panasonic’s “affordable” large single sensor VariCam, putting the core of the $55,000 VariCam 35 in a more compact package running $18,000 for the…

Quick Look: EasyTracker for FCPX

Quick Look: EasyTracker for FCPX

I get these emails from “Sara at CrumplePop”, spruiking all sorts of clever plugins for FCPX. Normally I resist the shiny-shiny, protecting my wallet from harm and…

What is “Correct” Color?

What is “Correct” Color?

Sometimes you set out to answer an easy query and wind up questioning fundamental assumptions. Playing with test charts shouldn’t trigger an existential crisis, but you never know… Recently…

Upcoming L.A. area events

Upcoming L.A. area events

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, ’tis the season for open houses, plus plenty of demos, training sessions, and other events—many of them free. Some…

16 pix of a Canon C700 (plus 1 of 2 Panasonics)

16 pix of a Canon C700 (plus 1 of 2 Panasonics)

The new, not-yet-shipping Canon C700 made an appearance at the Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival Summit in Portland, Oregon today. There are only three prototypes in the USA…

Just announced: Sony PXW-FS7 II LSS 4K camcorder

Just announced: Sony PXW-FS7 II LSS 4K camcorder

Sony today announced the PXW-FS7 II, an enhanced version of the FS7 introduced in 2014. The FS7 II gets the variable ND filter system first seen on the PXW…

VariCam Shorts Festival, Oct 20 in L.A.

VariCam Shorts Festival, Oct 20 in L.A.

Panasonic is holding a free screening of shorts shot on the VariCam 35 and VariCam LT 4K digital cinema cameras in Hollywood on Thursday, October 20 2016, from 6:00…

Webinar: Test Charts for Production

Webinar: Test Charts for Production

I did a webinar on using test charts in production for Moviola in October 2016. Here are the links, notes, clarifications, and corrections for that webinar.   Updates / Corrections / Clarifications…

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

I did a webinar for Moviola on Affordable Anamorphic Adapters today; it’s available for replay at Moviola. Here are the intro notes, plus references and links for topics…

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

On 11 September, loathsome lowlifes robbed San Francisco rental house Videofax of over $1,000,000 of equipment. The contemptible crims cut phone lines, capped a security camera, burrowed through…