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Review: The i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite

Review: The i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite

I was recently sent the i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite to review, and since the process is pretty simple I figured it’d be a good…

The Reality of Unscripted Television Editing

The Reality of Unscripted Television Editing

To watch the webinar that accompanies this article and talks through many of the topics laid out here in further detail, click here. For all the editors who just landed…

Jeff Foster’s NAB Show 2018 Wrap-Up

Jeff Foster’s NAB Show 2018 Wrap-Up

This year I went to the NAB Show in Las Vegas with two things: (1) A knee injury, thus limiting my usual travel time all over the show floor, and…

Akitio Expands Thunderbolt 3 Storage and Dock Product Line-up at NAB 2018

Akitio Expands Thunderbolt 3 Storage and Dock Product Line-up at NAB 2018

Since I’m here in Las Vegas this week at NAB Show 2018, I’m going to meet with the folks at Akitio to see their new product…

Stella Pro Lights Review – Pushing Light & Motion’s Filmmaking Lineup to the Max

Stella Pro Lights Review – Pushing Light & Motion’s Filmmaking Lineup to the Max

Light and Motion advertises their line of Stella Pro lights with phrases like: “travels anywhere” and “perfect for mobile production crews and independent filmmakers”.  The benefits…

RED, G-Tech, and Manfrotto Come Out for Gear+Beers in Orange County

RED, G-Tech, and Manfrotto Come Out for Gear+Beers in Orange County

You asked, and Filmtools listened: Gear + Beers came to Orange County at the end of March to host RED, G-Tech, and Manfrotto while also carting out the usual free…

Gear & Beers Preview

Gear & Beers Preview

Good news everyone! To cap the month off in spectacular fashion, on Wednesday, February 28th Filmtools will be throwing another Gear + Beers party at the store! From 3pm to 6pm…

Your camera MAY have a color gamut: further musings on camera color pipelines

Your camera MAY have a color gamut: further musings on camera color pipelines

My last article resulted in some new input on color gamuts. Here’s what I think I know now. Before I start, if you haven’t read my…

The Need for Speed in a Changing Media Landscape

The Need for Speed in a Changing Media Landscape

More video is being produced and distributed than ever before. In this new media landscape, speed has become critical for media businesses looking to survive and prosper in today’s…

Panavision’s new DXL2: Monstro dialed up to “11”

Panavision’s new DXL2: Monstro dialed up to “11”

Panavision’s DXL2 is a unique offering, backed by a unique color pipeline. This is not your average Monstro. When I started out in the film business—at a time…