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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…

Sony’s Mac SxS driver doesn’t play well with the Duel Systems Adapter

Sony distributes an SxS card driver with the PMW-EX1 camcorder. If you install it on your MacBook Pro running 10.4, you won’t be able to read…

Panasonic Ships Popular AG-HVX200 With Free 16GB P2

Panasonic Ships Popular AG-HVX200 With Free 16GB P2

Press Release: SECAUCUS, NJ (December 12, 2007) – Panasonic announced today that, starting this month, it will be shipping new AG-HVX200 P2 HD camcorders with a free 16GB P2…

P2 vs. SxS – an Unfair Comparison

P2 vs. SxS – an Unfair Comparison

One of the advantages Sony has been touting for SxS is a lower cost per bit than you’d get with Panasonic’s P2 cards. At B&#038…

PMW-EX1: Update on lens issues

When I looked at a prototype Sony PMW-EX1 camcorder I noted that the lens had some problems. Sony told me that the prototype had a lens element misaligned due…

FreshDV Follow Focus System Reviews

FreshDV’s full review of five popular follow focus units was first printed in the October 2007 issue of DV Magazine. It included reviews of the Chrosziel, Cinetech, Redrock…

Production Jobs and Responsibilities of Crew

After a recent conversation with some fellow filmmakers I was reminded of how mysterious in some ways our industry is, and how many people may not even be clear of…

Shutter Speed vs. Shutter Angle

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the way a video camera calculates shutter (fractions of a second) and the way a film camera calculates shutter (in degrees…

Nikon lens tests with the SGPro 35mm adapter and HVX200

Matt Garrett and Bruce Allen recently conducted a series of Nikon lens tests with a SGPro 35mm adapter mounted to a Panasonic HVX-200. They tested the 17-35mm f…

The Shape of Things to Come: Shape Layers Introduction

The Shape of Things to Come: Shape Layers Introduction

For motion graphics artists, one of the most significant new features introduced in After Effects CS3 was Shape Layers. This feature brings important components of Adobe Illustrator into After Effects…

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