Brian Hallett

ART OF THE SHOT: “Free Solo” Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

ART OF THE SHOT: “Free Solo” Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

There are times when you watch a film or a documentary and you cannot pull your gaze away. This is the feeling with the documentary feature “Free Solo.&#8221…

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

There are four things the Panasonic AG-UX180 wants to be. This camera wants to be a broadcast camera, an upgradable option to 4K for those newsrooms who are currently…

Bright Tangerine Matte Boxes – Misfit and Viv

Bright Tangerine Matte Boxes – Misfit and Viv

I have a love/hate relationship with most matte boxes. I love them when I need them. I hate them when they get in the way. How many of you…

P + S Technik’s 1.5x 35-70mm Anamorphic Zoom

P + S Technik’s 1.5x 35-70mm Anamorphic Zoom

There I stood in Wooden Camera’s booth at NAB 2016. The woman in front of me cocked her head to one side and gave me a perplexed look…

Sony Comes Out Swinging for 4K Live Production at NAB

Sony Comes Out Swinging for 4K Live Production at NAB

If you work in live television Sports or Concert production, Sony just made a few, what I think, are big announcements for you. 4K, ultra high frame rates, IP production…

4.6K Blackmagic URSA Mini Review

4.6K Blackmagic URSA Mini Review

We’ve been waiting on this camera, and this sensor, for almost a year. We saw many Beta testers out in the wild. We pined for 4.6K footage…

iPhone Camera Cage By Helium Core

iPhone Camera Cage By Helium Core

Chase Jarvis said it best, “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” Truth be told that camera is usually a smart phone. With each…

Sony Introduces UMC-S3C A Compact 4K Camera

Sony Introduces UMC-S3C A Compact 4K Camera

Sony now offers the UMC-S3C compact camera with high light sensitivity and is 4K capable, and by compact I mean small. Sony found a new camera to put their…

Panasonic’s 4K DVX-200 Camera Review

Panasonic’s 4K DVX-200 Camera Review

In an age of DSLRs, Mirrorless, and Digital Cinema cameras who the hell would want a single-lens camcorder, right? Well, Panasonic has lifted the single-lens camcorder higher with…

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Updated

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Updated

Blackmagic Design announces both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows…