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First Look: Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

First Look: Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16

I first saw the Wacom MobileStudio Pro at NAB last year and finally got my hands on one to test this winter. For an amazing Cintiq-style creative pen tablet…

After Effects wins an Academy Sci-Tech Award

After Effects wins an Academy Sci-Tech Award

David Simons is a 28-year fellow at Adobe, if you count the first three years at CoSA where he created After Effects. His creation has dominated the post-production…

Fujinon’s MK lenses paired with SLR Magic’s Anamorphot bring widescreen magic to low budget filmmaking

Fujinon’s MK lenses paired with SLR Magic’s Anamorphot bring widescreen magic to low budget filmmaking

Last year, I got a peek at SLR Magic’s Anamorphot 65 add-on anamorphic adapter kit for Fujinon’s MK series lenses. It’s just part of…

Product Review: RAVPower Portable Chargers & Power Banks

Product Review: RAVPower Portable Chargers & Power Banks

I admit I was a bit skeptical at first when I was contacted by RAVPower to test/review their portable charging devices, but was actually quite impressed once I put…

Out in the Field with the GoPro HERO7 Black

Out in the Field with the GoPro HERO7 Black

Recently, I was sent a GoPro HERO7 Black to take out with me on a two-week trip to Colorado where I was filming for a ski tour company called…

Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

I’ve always been a little different. That’s the only explanation I have for cutting gels out of Rosco and Lee swatch books and putting them behind…

An interview with moi, now at Production Hub

An interview with moi, now at Production Hub

Not to give away any of PVC’s thunder, but Production Hub interviewed me a few weeks ago and the result is now live. You can see it here…

Solutions to Resolve 5: Taming Color Management – Part 2

Solutions to Resolve 5: Taming Color Management – Part 2

To pick things up from where we left them at the end of the previous article (Taming Color Management – Part 1) here’s the problem we need to resolve: even…

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Accidents yield interesting truths. This is especially true in lens and camera tests, where it’s hard to know what to test for but there’s always something…

Solutions to Resolve 5: Taming Color Management – Part 1

Solutions to Resolve 5: Taming Color Management – Part 1

Color management in Resolve can be frustrating. In theory it should be a great alternative to using LUTs, but in practice it can produce surprising results with the blacks lifted…

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and shoot whatever comes to mind. It’s a sickness…

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

I’ve worked with a lot of cameras, and I’ve always come back to ARRI cameras whenever I’ve had the chance. It’s just…

Lens dynamic range: coatings, contrast and color

Lens dynamic range: coatings, contrast and color

There was a time in the distant past when I thought of lenses as transparent glass. Film and digital sensors have dynamic range, but lenses are merely optics. Right? Wrong…

Review: BenQ PD2700U Monitor

Review: BenQ PD2700U Monitor

I’ve been working on a lot of coloring projects recently, and at Adobe MAX the subject came up when I was talking to the people at BenQ. After some…

The Best of ProVideo Coalition: 2018

The Best of ProVideo Coalition: 2018

Important updates to existing software, new cameras and popular products reaching their end of life were just some of the things that made 2018 a notable year for creative professionals…