cameras

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…

Roy Wagner ASC Shoots Film “Stand!” With Blackmagic Design Cameras

Roy Wagner ASC Shoots Film “Stand!” With Blackmagic Design Cameras

Cinematographer Roy H. Wagner, ASC shot the upcoming musical drama “Stand!” using several URSA Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select…

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…

What’s missing from the new full-frame Panasonic Lumix cameras?

What’s missing from the new full-frame Panasonic Lumix cameras?

Many videographers are excited about the new full-frame Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 and DC-S1R cameras, without noticing a few key features that are unfortunately missing in them, but…

Panasonic EVA 3.0 Firmware Update adds 4K60P & H.265

Panasonic EVA 3.0 Firmware Update adds 4K60P & H.265

Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade, Ver. 3.0 (aka EVA 3.0), for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly improves the camera’s capabilities, including 4K60p 10…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Ask Dr. Ruth” DOP David Paul Jacobson

ART OF THE SHOT: “Ask Dr. Ruth” DOP David Paul Jacobson

Now that the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing I had the opportunity to talk to cinematographer David Paul Jacobson who shot the Hulu documentary chronicling the incredible life…

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…

Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

Photo Tour: Canon Burbank

In late December I visited Canon Burbank, an 11,000 square foot, purpose-built facility where you can see Canon’s stills,  video, and cine cameras; take classes; test equipment…