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Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Color awareness is a learned skill. All you really need is a car. The human brain is a funny thing. For the longest time I was aware of color in…

Sony Tech Tip Video Series: Getting To Know Your LMD Monitor

Sony Tech Tip Video Series: Getting To Know Your LMD Monitor

Until the end of December, Sony Professional will roll out all new tech tip videos offering quick tech tips related to monitors and production. Just like the first installments, these…

Sony Unlocks Full-Frame Capture On The VENICE

Sony Unlocks Full-Frame Capture On The VENICE

After the initial announcement of Sony’s new cinema camera, the VENICE, cinematographers, and directors called for Sony to release the VENICE with its Full-Frame 24x36mm image capture…

Blackmagic Design Announces Updates to Micro Studio Camera 4K And More

Blackmagic Design Announces Updates to Micro Studio Camera 4K And More

Blackmagic seems to have a firmware update for just about everything they make. Well, in all seriousness, Blackmagic has updated a handful of items. The headliners for this mass update…

Art of the manual white balance

Art of the manual white balance

White balancing a camera is only half the story. Now we have to white balance our lights. Back in my Betacam days I learned that one of the easiest ways…

Three beautiful TV shows you probably aren’t watching

Three beautiful TV shows you probably aren’t watching

I’ve worked on episodic television. I know how fast it moves. That’s why I’m amazed at how good recent TV shows tend to look…

Canon Compact Zoom Lens Review: 18-80mm and 70-200mm

Canon Compact Zoom Lens Review: 18-80mm and 70-200mm

When I started this career I was told to never ever, under no circumstances, use a camera’s autofocus. Just do not use it. Back then, this was more…

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…