cinematography

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…

Australia’s Stage Mums Shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K

Australia’s Stage Mums Shot with Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K

Australian television comedy “Stage Mums” was shot using its URSA Mini 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera digital film cameras. The show’s editing, audio editing, and color correction were…

Panasonic Delivers First 4K/60P Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs

Panasonic Delivers First 4K/60P Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs

The new Panasonic AW-UE150 4K/60p pan/tilt/zoom camera and its companion AW-RP150 remote controller has been released. The UE150 features UHD 60p output and a wide…

ART OF THE SHOT: “Free Solo” Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

ART OF THE SHOT: “Free Solo” Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

There are times when you watch a film or a documentary and you cannot pull your gaze away. This is the feeling with the documentary feature “Free Solo.&#8221…

VariCam LT 4K Captures Animal Planet’s “Into Alaska”

VariCam LT 4K Captures Animal Planet’s “Into Alaska”

Braving the challenging weather and Kodiak brown bears of Alaska, Director of Photography Tom Trainor served as Director of Photography/Kodiak on the new Animal Planet documentary series, Into Alaska…

Digital Sputnik Voyager LED Lights: First Look Review

Digital Sputnik Voyager LED Lights: First Look Review

I was an early adopter and Kickstarter backer of the Digital Sputnik Voyager LED lights. I loved their price and I knew I could use them on my everyday shoots…

Lens coverage, sensor size, and pushing the limits

Lens coverage, sensor size, and pushing the limits

Sensors and lenses don’t always get along. In the HDR and UHD world, it’s important to test, test, test. Recently I shot a diffraction test meant…

Sony ATOM X SSDminis Made For Atomos Recorders

Sony ATOM X SSDminis Made For Atomos Recorders

Sony has introduced three new professional Atom X SSDmini products designed for use in ATOMOS recorders like the Sumo 19 inch monitor/recorder and Ninja V 5″ 4K HDR…

Signature Primes vs. Ultra Primes: The Pixel-Peeper’s Guide

Signature Primes vs. Ultra Primes: The Pixel-Peeper’s Guide

For nine months I’ve been working periodically as a trainer for the ARRI Academy. Recently we added an Alexa LF to the class, accompanied by a set of…

Panasonic EVA1 Tasked To Lens Nature Documentary

Panasonic EVA1 Tasked To Lens Nature Documentary

Shooting with Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K cinema cameras, Director of Photography Joe Callahan has completed principal photography on a feature-length documentary about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in India…