Production

Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments

Ask me no questions and I’ll speak in no fragments

A sign taped to the door says “Quiet– filming.” This only makes you more nervous. You enter the room: it’s mostly pitch black, except for…

Sony Announces New 4K Camcorder PXW-Z150

Sony Announces New 4K Camcorder PXW-Z150

120fps. 4K. And a new low-light sensor. Sony is burning up the single lens video camera niche.  Check out their latest addition the PXW-Z150…

The Secret Art of White Balancing

The Secret Art of White Balancing

In days of old, white balancing was easy. Now, like everything else, it’s gotten a lot more complex. Here’s why, with instructions to make it simple…

Panasonic Announces 4K Super 35 VariCam LT

Panasonic Announces 4K Super 35 VariCam LT

Panasonic unveils the little brother to the VariCam 35. At 6lbs this fiesty little camera inherits many fabulous features of from its big bro…

Blackmagic Wants Your Next Live Broadcast To Be In 4K

Blackmagic Wants Your Next Live Broadcast To Be In 4K

4K live production for less than $3,000. For a limited time, Blackmagic has a pretty amazing deal on their ATEM Production Studio switcher and their HyperDeck Studio 12G. Is…

Cinematography Tips and Tricks: Cheap Zooms, Monitor Gamma, and Flicker

Cinematography Tips and Tricks: Cheap Zooms, Monitor Gamma, and Flicker

When I don’t have time to write a dedicated article I’m going to write one of these mini articles, where I wax eloquent about whatever happens…

Blackmagic’s Teranex Mini Converters

Blackmagic’s Teranex Mini Converters

Getting our grummy hands on Blackmagic’s new Teranex Mini Converter.&nbsp…

Learning to listen

Learning to listen

Whether it’s produced by nature or created by man, our lives are cluttered with sound. We are so constantly bombarded with sound that we no longer hear it…

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12.1 Update Available Now

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12.1 Update Available Now

Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update immediately available. I’ll detail the avalanche of new features and updates here…

Blackmagic Video Assist Review

Blackmagic Video Assist Review

With the $459.00 SDI/HDMI Monitor/Recorder does Blackmagic have a hit of a product with the Video Assist on their hands…

Hands-on interaction with Teradek, Paralinx, and SmallHD wireless monitoring products

Hands-on interaction with Teradek, Paralinx, and SmallHD wireless monitoring products

Production professionals in and around the Los Angeles area are going to have a much easier time figuring out how to handle the specifics of their wireless monitoring technology workflow…

Aeon – The Newest GoPro Gimbal Just Announced

Aeon – The Newest GoPro Gimbal Just Announced

Aetho announces their new feature rich GoPro gimbal: Aeon…

REVIEW: Broadcast Camera Batteries in Gold and V-Mounts

REVIEW: Broadcast Camera Batteries in Gold and V-Mounts

Big brick batteries with the typical Gold-mount or V-mount connectors are very versatile in that you can use them to power cameras and their accessories, field monitors, mobile…

Zacuto’s Gratical HD vs Alphatron’s EVF-035W-3G

Zacuto’s Gratical HD vs Alphatron’s EVF-035W-3G

For the last few years, if you wanted a solid electronic viewfinder (EVF) for your DSLR or video camera, there was largely one choice that offered solid quality and a…

Under the Radar at Cine Gear Expo 2015

Under the Radar at Cine Gear Expo 2015

This year’s Cine Gear Expo seemed bigger than ever, and while the show attracts many big-name vendors and their latest releases (Arri’s Alexa Mini, the…

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