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Oculus update bricked the Oculus Rift S: here is how to fix your VR headset

Oculus update bricked the Oculus Rift S: here is how to fix your VR headset

If you want to watch Bigscreen’s movies in VR but can not get the Oculus Rift S to work, because of Display Port and USB 3.0 problems, there…

PVC’s guide to camera drones for 2020

PVC’s guide to camera drones for 2020

DJI is the most popular name when you think of drones for image capture, but Parrot is still around, and new drones, announced at CES 2020, may well change the…

ART OF THE SHOT: Colin Anderson, SOC on his career and shooting Star Wars

ART OF THE SHOT: Colin Anderson, SOC on his career and shooting Star Wars

Colin Anderson, SOC is a camera operator and Steadicam operator who has shot some of the biggest and most-acclaimed films in recent years. You’ve likely seen and been…

Hands On: Fujifilm XPro 3

Hands On: Fujifilm XPro 3

The FUJIFILM XPro3 is a unique mirrorless camera characterized by its distinct viewfinder design, a hidden LCD screen, and its stylish, rangefinder-inspired design. Fujifilm lent one to me for…

Lightning Quick Camera Guides

Lightning Quick Camera Guides

Ever been stuck on set with a new camera and no idea which menu contains something as simple as formatting the memory card? You’re not alone. That’s why…

The biggest developments of the last decade – PVC Roundtable Discussion

The biggest developments of the last decade – PVC Roundtable Discussion

With the decade winding down a few of our writers thought about doing a post about what they thought were the biggest items of the decade, but PVC Roundtable Discussions…

UPDATE: 2019 Camera Comparison Chart Year End Update

UPDATE: 2019 Camera Comparison Chart Year End Update

Many people questioned why the Large Format cameras that Sony and Canon recently began shipping were not included in the original version of the 2019 Camera Comparison Chart. For the…

Samson launches Q9U dynamic hybrid studio microphone at CES

Samson launches Q9U dynamic hybrid studio microphone at CES

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, Samson has just unveiled its new Q9U, a dynamic hybrid microphone for studio use. After Samson’s own Q2U and Audio…

Panasonic at CES 2020: the smallest and lightest 4K 60p camcorders

Panasonic at CES 2020: the smallest and lightest 4K 60p camcorders

Panasonic introduces at CES 2020 its new HC-X1500, HC-X2000 and AC-CX10 models, the industry’s smallest and lightest 4K 60p camcorders. The new the HC-X1500…

Is Canon working on a Mirrorless DSLR hybrid camera with EF/RF mount?

Is Canon working on a Mirrorless DSLR hybrid camera with EF/RF mount?

While everybody waits for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III to be officially announced, some people dream about the creation of a “Canon Frankenstein-monster”,  mixing a mirrorless with…

Five Android advantages in 2020 (over iPhone/iOS)

Five Android advantages in 2020 (over iPhone/iOS)

Although I am the first to admit that there are about 3 advanced video production apps that are still exclusive for iOS, this article is about 5 Android advantages compared…

First look: Saramonic SmartRig+ audio interfaces for USB-C or Lightning

First look: Saramonic SmartRig+ audio interfaces for USB-C or Lightning

I just received review samples of the Saramonic SmartRig+ portable audio interfaces, which handle two channels, either XLR balanced or TRS unbalanced. Yes, they offer optional phantom power for the…

Shot On VariCam: get your FREE digital copy now to read in 2020

Shot On VariCam: get your FREE digital copy now to read in 2020

There is a lot of content to read in the FREE five issues of Shot On VariCam available from Panasonic. Download the digital magazine to get up to date with…

First look: AKG Lyra microphone, USB-C/vintage/multi-pattern/multiplatform

First look: AKG Lyra microphone, USB-C/vintage/multi-pattern/multiplatform

I just received the AKG Lyra to review it. This unusual microphone has a striking, vintage-looking yet state-of-the-art look. Unlike many inexpensive replicas of the Elvis…

UHD Alliance’s “Filmmaker Mode” for TVs will officially launch at CES 2020

UHD Alliance’s “Filmmaker Mode” for TVs will officially launch at CES 2020

Tom Cruise wants you to watch the next Top Gun at home as if you were in the theater, so he helped to define the new “Filmmaker Mode” for TVs…

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