Browsing Category:

Production

After Effects selected as VFX category resource for Netflix Post Technology Program

After Effects selected as VFX category resource for Netflix Post Technology Program

Last October, the Netflix Post Technology Alliance was announced, bringing together some of the biggest technology names in film production and post production. This week Adobe announced that After Effects…

Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

I will write about the URSA Broadcast in a bit. Stay with me as I present some background first. A few years ago the Digital Bolex was announced with a…

Review: addlink S70 SSD NVMe, a 1TB fast drive for the low price of $120

Review: addlink S70 SSD NVMe, a 1TB fast drive for the low price of $120

If you want to move from HDD to SSD, consider a NVMe SSD as your best option. The addlink S70 SSD NVMe costs $120, less than some SATA SSDs, and…

Review: Plugable USB-VOX studio microphone

Review: Plugable USB-VOX studio microphone

My evaluation of the ≈US$75 USB-VOX studio microphone from Plugable involved several happy surprises, beyond its high quality sound for voice. Before its arrival, I knew that it…

48 kHz: How to set it in Android, iOS, macOS and Windows

48 kHz: How to set it in Android, iOS, macOS and Windows

After creating the 48 kHz Alliance this year and several prior articles, an increasing number of people now ask me how to set our standard 48 kHz audio sampling rate…

Apollo 11 moon landing: the NVIDIA, Shutterstock and DJI versions

Apollo 11 moon landing: the NVIDIA, Shutterstock and DJI versions

With the tools available today, almost anyone can shoot convincing footage of astronauts landing anywhere on the Universe: NVIDIA, Shutterstock and DJI show their versions of the Apollo 11 landing…

SmallHD Focus 7 Review. Is 1000 Nits Bright Enough?

SmallHD Focus 7 Review. Is 1000 Nits Bright Enough?

A 1000-nits. A 7-inch touch screen. An affordable monitor at home on either a high-end camera system or accompanying a solo-shooter and a mirrorless camera. The…

Quick Look: Signature Primes

Quick Look: Signature Primes

ARRI is now shipping Signature Primes, lenses “designed to render organic, emotionally engaging images, gently softening and texturizing the large format with natural skin tones and creamy bokeh.” Signatures Primes…

An interview with “This is America” editor Ernie Gilbert

An interview with “This is America” editor Ernie Gilbert

Recently, the music video for Childish Gambino’s This is America won one of two Grand Prix prizes in the Entertainment for Music category at Cannes. Jury president Paulette Long…

Need to rent a computer for onsite editing?

Need to rent a computer for onsite editing?

A week of editing video, in a hotel, for a conference brought to my attention a company called RentAComputer.com. I had never heard of them before and I have…

SIGMA fp: a pocketable mirrorless camera for serious cine shooting

SIGMA fp: a pocketable mirrorless camera for serious cine shooting

The SIGMA fp is the first camera resulting of SIGMA’s participation in the L-Mount Alliance. It is presented as enough for serious still and cine shooting in…

Record 3D binaural audio with Hooke Verse hardware and software, for Android, iOS + more

Record 3D binaural audio with Hooke Verse hardware and software, for Android, iOS + more

Welcome to the world of 3D binaural sound, thanks to Hooke Audio, which graciously offered me the opportunity to review its Hooke Verse hardware and software. 3D binaural audio goes…

Review: Samson Q8X supercardioid dynamic handheld microphone, headless with A81WS

Review: Samson Q8X supercardioid dynamic handheld microphone, headless with A81WS

This is my review of the ≈US$100 Samson Q8X dynamic handheld, XLR vocal microphone, headless with the ≈ US$30 Shure presidential A81WS windscreen. Two details make the Samson Q8X…

Creating a blood knife effect

Creating a blood knife effect

Too often these days productions turn to CG to get their effects work done, when tried and true practical gags are more realistic, faster, and cheaper. Here we take a…

PowerShot G7 X Mark III & G5 X Mark II: Canon’s G family gets UHD 4K video

PowerShot G7 X Mark III & G5 X Mark II: Canon’s G family gets UHD 4K video

The next cameras in the PowerShot G family represent a new step for Canon. A microphone input on the G7 X Mark III and a pop-up viewfinder on the…