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RED Announced Dragon-X Sensor to DSMC2 Line

RED Announced Dragon-X Sensor to DSMC2 Line

RED announced the legacy of the Dragon sensor is now available in it’s DSMC2 line up. Placing the Dragon-X just below the Gemini 5K camera in the…

Shooting @3200 ISO On The URSA Mini Pro

Shooting @3200 ISO On The URSA Mini Pro

Before camera firmware 6.0, and the ISO cap on the URSA Mini Pro, I  might have veered away from shooting some news or documentary work on the flagship Blackmagic…

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review

Is the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K their best camera to date? I hope we will find this out together so let’s break it down. What criteria…

Casting the look of a camera into glass

Casting the look of a camera into glass

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with ARRI’s senior color designer, and I asked him the question I like to ask all camera manufacturers: “Why?&#8221…

Blackmagic Design eGPU Shooter’s Review

Blackmagic Design eGPU Shooter’s Review

I do not care how the Blackmagic Design eGPU looks. I do not care how it works. I only care if it speeds up my exports. As a shooter I…

Large sensor lens coverage: taking old glass to the “breaking” point

Large sensor lens coverage: taking old glass to the “breaking” point

 Old glass and large sensors need a lot of testing. The results may surprise you. In this article I took a look at how older S35 lenses performed on a…

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

Many years ago I wrote about the simplest interview lighting setup ever. Here’s my modern take on that same setup. The TL;DR version is: I still use…

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

THE ARRI ALEXA LF and Leica M0.8 Prime lenses In Nashville

I like to see new cameras, but more importantly, I like getting my grubby hands on them to see if I like them or not. Thanks to Nashville-based Contrast…

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

The ARRI Academy isn’t only about learning how cameras work. We also teach how to use them. I’ve never seen a class as motivated as the…

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

This is a story about a lens family whose soft focus backgrounds were consciously designed, and the lens mount that made them possible. For the last six months I&#8217…