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Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

Behind-the-lens nets: a lost art makes a comeback

I’ve always been a little different. That’s the only explanation I have for cutting gels out of Rosco and Lee swatch books and putting them behind…

Sony 4K PTZ BRC-X1000 and BRC-H900: REVIEW

Sony 4K PTZ BRC-X1000 and BRC-H900: REVIEW

Sometimes you cannot get a camera and a camera operator in the right position to get the shot. For an undefined number of reasons sometimes a production has some sort…

New Blackmagic Camera 6.1 Update for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

New Blackmagic Camera 6.1 Update for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Announced and released today, Blackmagic Design updates the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with new firmware. The Blackmagic Camera 6.1  update adds quieter audio recording, a new pixel remapping feature…

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Chromatic aberration: hard edges, hue shifts, and storytelling

Accidents yield interesting truths. This is especially true in lens and camera tests, where it’s hard to know what to test for but there’s always something…

Sony Launches First Artificial Intelligence-Based Video Analytics Solution

Sony Launches First Artificial Intelligence-Based Video Analytics Solution

Sony today announced its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialized…

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and shoot whatever comes to mind. It’s a sickness…

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

Film lens vs. digital lens: what are the differences?

I’ve worked with a lot of cameras, and I’ve always come back to ARRI cameras whenever I’ve had the chance. It’s just…

RED Announces DSMC2 Touch 7″ Ultra-Brite LCD Monitor

RED Announces DSMC2 Touch 7″ Ultra-Brite LCD Monitor

Today, RED Digital Cinema® introduces the DSMC2® Touch 7.0” Ultra-Brite LCD Monitor to its line of innovative camera accessories. The new RED® DSMC2 Touch 7.0” Ultra-Brite…

Panasonic Introduces AG-CX350 4K Camcorder

Panasonic Introduces AG-CX350 4K Camcorder

Panasonic has announced the AG-CX350, a 4K 1.0-type handheld camcorder that offers both creativity and connectivity for live events, IP Production, sports, and news gathering. The CX350…

Review: The Canon XF705 4K Camcorder

Review: The Canon XF705 4K Camcorder

The Canon XF705 is the flagship XF camcorder for Canon and it deserves the placement admirably. The 1″ sensor XF-HEVC H.265 Pro Camcorder packs an Ultra High…