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Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7: a zoom designed for MFT video shooters

Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7: a zoom designed for MFT video shooters

With the new Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH., Panasonic confirms Micro Four Thirds continues to be cared for. But this video-centric lens costs…

Cine Gear: The Arri Alexa Mini LF and the Arri “Look”

Cine Gear: The Arri Alexa Mini LF and the Arri “Look”

The Arri booth seemed to always be full during Cine Gear 2019. Could it have been because many wanted to look through  ARRI’S ALEXA Mini LF viewfinder to see…

Cine Gear: Fujinon Premista 28-100mm and 80-250mm Zoom Lenses

Cine Gear: Fujinon Premista 28-100mm and 80-250mm Zoom Lenses

At Cine Gear 2019 PVC not only got to see the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm Large Format Cinema Zoom in action but we also got to watch the first every…

Cine Gear: Panavision’s LCND. 1 Filter. 6 Stops of ND

Cine Gear: Panavision’s LCND. 1 Filter. 6 Stops of ND

During Cine Gear 2019 PVC took the time to visit with Panavision to learn more about their new LCND (Liquid Crystal ND). We wanted to know how Panavision was able…

AI in broadcasting: optimizing production and distribution of content

AI in broadcasting: optimizing production and distribution of content

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for broadcasting applications has moved past in-lab research demonstrations and theoretical constructs, and solutions are being used in real-world broadcasts. The use…

RØDE SC6-L with an XLR microphone (or 2)? Yes, but with important details

RØDE SC6-L with an XLR microphone (or 2)? Yes, but with important details

I have covered the intriguing RØDE SC6-L audio interface in prior articles. The SC6-L is unique since it’s so tiny and inexpensive, yet acts as an…

ARRI Signature Prime and Mini LF Event: Sim Video, Vancouver

ARRI Signature Prime and Mini LF Event: Sim Video, Vancouver

Come see me on June 6th at Sim Video in Vancouver, B.C., where I’ll co-present a session on ARRI Signature Primes with product manager Thorsten Meywald…

Quick look: IBE Optics SmartfinderPro

Quick look: IBE Optics SmartfinderPro

​I have been able to shoot with an incredibly wide range of cameras and optics during my career, but lately with all of the sensor sizes and lens options available…

Hardware and software make it easy to shoot tethered, anywhere

Hardware and software make it easy to shoot tethered, anywhere

A cable connecting your camera to your computer is all you need to shoot tethered. It may be the start of an experience that will give you better control of…

Windows 10 just became usable for mission-critical tasks?

Windows 10 just became usable for mission-critical tasks?

Almost 4 years after Windows 10’s release in 2015, Microsoft has just released its May 2019 update (1903), which finally gives back full control of update scheduling to users…

Quick Look: Three Canon Sumire Primes

Quick Look: Three Canon Sumire Primes

Canon announced the Sumire Prime lenses in April: seven full-frame cinema primes designed to add “a unique artistically pleasing look with gentle and beautiful skin tones and smooth bokeh…

The Isle of the Dead: a mysterious painting comes alive in Virtual Reality

The Isle of the Dead: a mysterious painting comes alive in Virtual Reality

Winner of a VR Award at the Venice International Film Festival in 2018, and soon available on Steam, The Isle of the Dead, from French author Benjamin Nuel, is another…

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RXO II Digital Camera looks like an action camera. The small size and the rugged build make the small flip-out screen 4K camera appear…

Our Choice To Turn To Adobe Premiere Rush For NAB 2019 Videos

Our Choice To Turn To Adobe Premiere Rush For NAB 2019 Videos

We stopped by the booths. We saw the gear. We talked to as many industry manufacturers as we could. Then, after the exhibit floor closed, we dived into long edit…

DEITY V.Lav microphone solves TRRS/TRS conflicts automatically and intelligently

DEITY V.Lav microphone solves TRRS/TRS conflicts automatically and intelligently

One of my most popular articles in ProVideo Coalition is TS/TRS/TRRS/TRRRS: Combating the misconnection epidemic from 2015. Often, producers and recordists have needed to understand —and acquire…