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Cine Gear 2019: HEDEN Ymer-3 FIZ Wireless System

Cine Gear 2019: HEDEN Ymer-3 FIZ Wireless System

As a long-time camera operator, I sometimes have trouble letting go and allowing camera assistants to do their work. There have been many a time I have grabbed a…

Did Canon just say that DSLRs are dead?

Did Canon just say that DSLRs are dead?

Canon may have just announced that the modern DSLR is dead. In a recent video explaining the technology behind the new RF lens, the company talks about a new age…

Exploring Ultrawide Workspaces  – A Review of the Samsung CJ79

Exploring Ultrawide Workspaces – A Review of the Samsung CJ79

For editing, the size and layout of your workspace is nontrivial. Most would argue doing so on a 17” laptop is an enormous pain and having an external monitor is…

6 tricks with the RØDE Wireless GO mic system (TLDR Filmmaker)

6 tricks with the RØDE Wireless GO mic system (TLDR Filmmaker)

While I await the review unit of the RØDE Wireless Go microphone system (which I first covered upon its release at NAB in April), I am now sharing with…

Fight for the Forgotten: a documentary to save the Batwa Pygmies

Fight for the Forgotten: a documentary to save the Batwa Pygmies

Using the power of cinema to tell real stories and change the world is probably one of the best things we humans can do. The documentary about the Batwa Pygmies…

A Special Offer from Syncly – Affordable Music and Customizable Tracks for Editors and Production Professionals

A Special Offer from Syncly – Affordable Music and Customizable Tracks for Editors and Production Professionals

Creative professionals of all types and sizes continue to sort through challenges related to identifying and licensing the right piece of music for their project. From a licensing perspective, everyone…

Bullies don’t own you

Bullies don’t own you

You sad little man…You are quite honestly not that important to me.” Those words were directed at me by my former employer. The words and the personal attack…

Cine Gear: VISTA-M Lenses by T M Camera Solutions

Cine Gear: VISTA-M Lenses by T M Camera Solutions

A mix of modern optical performance and function with the character of a vintage lens. The all-new Masterbuilt VISTA-M lenses are Large Format lenses. The entire lens range…

Cine Gear 2019: cMotion Cinefade VariND and Depth of Field

Cine Gear 2019: cMotion Cinefade VariND and Depth of Field

Subtle image control when done very well is subtextual to the viewer. To execute the effect smoothly and repeatedly can be a challenge. With the Cmotion lens control system the…

SMPTE Hollywood explores Immersive VR and shows holographic display

SMPTE Hollywood explores Immersive VR and shows holographic display

Star Trek’s holodeck continues to be the goal in terms of Virtual Reality projects, and at SMPTE’s next meeting a group of specialists will discuss their plans for…

Cine Gear: Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF Lenses

Cine Gear: Cooke Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus Standard and SF Lenses

Large Format. Full Frame. That super shallow depth of field. The evolution of filmmaking has been in a state of constant change which seems to speed up faster and faster…

10 Years Ago: The Analog Shutoff

10 Years Ago: The Analog Shutoff

June 12, 2009 was the last day of full-power over-the-air analog broadcasting in the USA. Well, mostly: the original shutoff date was supposed to be February 17…

Cine Gear: The Panasonic 6K Full-Frame Lumix S1H

Cine Gear: The Panasonic 6K Full-Frame Lumix S1H

This camera, according to Panasonic, is designed especially for film production. The LUMIX S1H is more than a mirrorless camera from Panasonic. Oh no, this camera, which was only teased…

Cine Gear 2019: Shot On Cooke. “A Motion Gallery”

Cine Gear 2019: Shot On Cooke. “A Motion Gallery”

If you are a painter and you want to learn from the Masters you have to study those who came before you. Cinema is no different. It is an art…

Cine Gear: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 MFT Lens

Cine Gear: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 MFT Lens

At Cine Gear 2019 we got to opportunity to check out the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH Micro Four Thirds lens. With a f1…