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Review: PhotoDirector 10, a photo editor with tethered shooting and DAM library

Review: PhotoDirector 10, a photo editor with tethered shooting and DAM library

More than a decade since the first version was introduced, PhotoDirector 10 gains features as tethered shooting or complex layers in a package that can also solve your photo indexing…

ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

ART OF THE SHOT: Claudia Raschke, DP for Oscar Nominated “RBG”

Now that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have nominated the documentary “RBG” for an Oscar for Best Documentary now might be a great time to…

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…

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Quick Look: Tokina Cinema Vista 50mm T1.5

Cinema Vistas are Tokina’s line of no-compromise, full-frame cine lenses. Five T1.5 primes from 18mm to 85mm are currently available with a 105mm on the way…

Review: The Canon XF705 4K Camcorder

Review: The Canon XF705 4K Camcorder

The Canon XF705 is the flagship XF camcorder for Canon and it deserves the placement admirably. The 1″ sensor XF-HEVC H.265 Pro Camcorder packs an Ultra High…

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…

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 2

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 2

[This is part 2 of a two-part review. Read part 1 here.] Operation For the most part, operating the C700 FF is unremarkable — and that’s a good thing…

Bohemian Rhapsody: Cooke Speed Panchros lenses used for the first act

Bohemian Rhapsody: Cooke Speed Panchros lenses used for the first act

To capture the idealistic energy of Freddie Mercury and his future bandmates, Tom Sigel, ASC, used mostly a 40mm lens, with a special LUT for the Alexa SXT, to achieve…

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 1

Review: Canon C700 FF Cine Camera, Part 1

Canon’s C700 FF is a full-frame version of the C700, Canon’s first “conventional” Cinema EOS camera. Unlike the C100, C200, C300, C500, and their variants, the C700…

Review: Simply Sound SS-1 pre-preamp, like elevator shoes for dynamic mics

Review: Simply Sound SS-1 pre-preamp, like elevator shoes for dynamic mics

This is a review of the SS-1 pre-preamp from The Simply Sound Company from Salt Lake City (Utah, United States), which graciously sent me a unit to review…