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Current thoughts on current lenses

Current thoughts on current lenses

Near perfect lenses are easy to find these days. The problem is… I don’t want them. I want lenses with character. A while back I wrote this…

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses

Ten years ago if you were “indie”, you kludged together some fast still prime lenses for your cinema camera package. You’d stick them on your DSLR with the…

Review: RØDE improves VideoMic Pro+ with several new features

Review: RØDE improves VideoMic Pro+ with several new features

For many years, I have been reviewing several different types of microphones. However, this is the very first time I am focusing on the on-camera genre. One of the…

Master Sony’s Instant HDR and Hybrid Log Gamma in under 5 minutes

Master Sony’s Instant HDR and Hybrid Log Gamma in under 5 minutes

Most people interested in 4K final delivery have realized that without HDR, 4K is like a day without sunshine. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Ever since 4K UHD TV…

Reality: it’s completely overrated

Reality: it’s completely overrated

There’s no such thing as a reality show, only unreality shows. The more unreal, in some cases, the better. Back in the early 2000s all of my corporate…

New 4K UHD camcorders from Canon & Sony: Let’s compare

New 4K UHD camcorders from Canon & Sony: Let’s compare

Canon just launched the 4K UHD XF405/XF400/GX10. This is the first time Canon has chosen a 1-inch type sensor, something done previously with Sony models. Sony has…

Three New 4K Camcorders With Fast Auto Focus Announced By Sony

Three New 4K Camcorders With Fast Auto Focus Announced By Sony

Small, light-weight and with killer Auto Focus the three newest members of  Sony’s camcorders club were announced today. Sony has beefed the trio up with phase detection…

Art Of The Shot: “Menashe” Cinematographer Yoni Brook

Art Of The Shot: “Menashe” Cinematographer Yoni Brook

In this version of Art of the Shot, I had the opportunity to talk to “Menashe” cinematographer Yoni Brook. Brook is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch…

Sony Unveils VENICE, its Full-Frame Flagship Cinema Camera

Sony Unveils VENICE, its Full-Frame Flagship Cinema Camera

This is a Sony first; releasing a camera with a name, VENICE. It’s a Full-Frame digital motion picture camera system. Otherwise, think of VENICE as the next…

Vintage Lens Tests on Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro by Jody Eldred and Todd Fisher

Vintage Lens Tests on Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro by Jody Eldred and Todd Fisher

A museum of cinema artifacts is the birthplace of this lens test. Todd Fisher, son of Debbie Reynolds and brother of Carrie Fisher, and Jody Eldred, who is a talented…

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