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Poland’s National Football Association Livestreams with Blackmagic Design

Poland’s National Football Association Livestreams with Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design shows off a Multicam broadcast workflow featuring URSA Broadcast and ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, to deliver a wide range of live streaming content for Poland…

Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

Cine Gear 2019: Sony VENICE Firmware Updates with HFR and more

We had a chance to talk to Sony about the new firmware 4.0 for the Sony VENICE. The big news? High Frame Rates up to 90fps at 6K 2…

Cine Gear: Images & Items of Interest

Cine Gear: Images & Items of Interest

Another year, another Cine Gear. Is there any other show that brings together so many unusual film and video toys? The ACES Central grading theater was held in an open…

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…

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…

Blackmagic Design Updates USRA Mini Pro G2 With Firmware 6.4

Blackmagic Design Updates USRA Mini Pro G2 With Firmware 6.4

“General Improvements” is the heart of the new camera firmware 6.4 for the URSA Mini Pro G2. Of course, there are more improvements than just general improvement…

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…

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 4 with Director Cole Walliser

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 4 with Director Cole Walliser

Each week The Filmtools Podcast will talk with industry professionals in a candid conversation about their career, relevant news within the industry, and about the art and gear behind filmmaking…

Nikon Releases The New Z Series Version 2.0 Firmware

Nikon Releases The New Z Series Version 2.0 Firmware

Nikon’s announced Ver. 2.0 firmware will further enhance the performance of its full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6. Both the Z…

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 2

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 2

It’s time to name names. I’m going to tell you what lenses you’ve been looking at for the last few days, and offer my…

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 1

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 1

We live in an age of lens choice. Because of this, we also live in an age of lens tests. Done properly, such tests are hugely valuable. The best way…

Capturing NAB 2019 With The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Capturing NAB 2019 With The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

NAB 2019 was what we have come to accept, organized chaos. Our team crisscrossed the convention hall floors in search of one-on-one booth interviews, oddball gear, and the…

NAB 2019: JVC Connected Cams

NAB 2019: JVC Connected Cams

JVC continues to build out its “Connected Cam” line of camcorders in which streaming is a built-in feature, not an afterthought add-on. The $3600 GY-HC500 is a…

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K G2 Firmware 6.3 Out

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K G2 Firmware 6.3 Out

In time for NAB 2019, Blackmagic Design releases new firmware for their yet to be shipped URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2. Yes, new firmware before the actual camera is…

Quantifying the Large Format Look

Quantifying the Large Format Look

Large format is no longer out of reach of the average filmmaker, but the look is difficult to quantify. Naturally, that means I’ll give it a try. I…