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NAB 2018: Canon C700 Full Frame Digital Camera

NAB 2018: Canon C700 Full Frame Digital Camera

NAB 2018  has a hint of a large sensor love affair perfume filling the air. Its beautiful aroma is intoxicating to the NAB attendees. From booth to booth these little…

DaVinci Resolve 14 With A Mini Micro Panel Review

DaVinci Resolve 14 With A Mini Micro Panel Review

What Blackmagic Design has created under the hood of DaVinci Resolve is akin to Pandora’s box, and let me preference this bold statement with this; if one applies…

A Look At The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast | A Camera Review

A Look At The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast | A Camera Review

When every other manufacturer went with a larger Full-Frame sensor in their flagship cameras Blackmagic decided to go in a wholly different direction with the smaller sized sensor URSA…

Setting up your on-set monitor: what to look for, and what to avoid

Setting up your on-set monitor: what to look for, and what to avoid

A few years ago, when high quality LCD monitors didn’t exist, I found myself in the wonderful position of mentally averaging every monitor on the set. The on…

Canon Announces The C700 Full-Frame Digital Camera

Canon Announces The C700 Full-Frame Digital Camera

Less than two weeks before NAB 2018 Canon announces the EOS C700 FF, the “FF?” Well, it stands for a full-frame cinema camera.  Since the introduction of…

THE SONY PXW-Z90 4K SINGLE LENS CAMERA REVIEW

THE SONY PXW-Z90 4K SINGLE LENS CAMERA REVIEW

My quick overall opinion on the Sony PXW-Z90 is this little 4K camera is a straight-up documentary / ENG/ grab and go camera designed to be fast and quick…

Blackmagic Design Updates URSA Broadcast Firmware

Blackmagic Design Updates URSA Broadcast Firmware

As the Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast makes its way into the hands of shooters and studios BMD has taken the time to improve the firmware to the newly released broadcast…

Automating Workflows with Metadata

Automating Workflows with Metadata

Metadata describes the technical and content aspects of our media, which is useful when organizing for an edit. But beyond that, metadata is increasingly being used to automate the less…

The film look: what is it, and why are there two of them?

The film look: what is it, and why are there two of them?

The film look is an elusive thing. Everyone has their favorite flavor, but there are two basic, yet opposite, techniques in vogue right now—and I think I’ve…

Alexa 65 shows that large format TV makes a difference in “Altered Carbon”

Alexa 65 shows that large format TV makes a difference in “Altered Carbon”

I’m eight episodes in to Netflix’s Altered Carbon, and I’ve officially become a believer in large format TV cinematography. Here’s why. It…

Your camera MAY have a color gamut: further musings on camera color pipelines

Your camera MAY have a color gamut: further musings on camera color pipelines

My last article resulted in some new input on color gamuts. Here’s what I think I know now. Before I start, if you haven’t read my…

Your camera does not have a color gamut

Your camera does not have a color gamut

Yes, it’s true: your camera has no color gamut. Don’t believe me? Good, ’cause I’m going to try to lay it out for…

Split SDI ports, or: how to hack an Arri Mini

Split SDI ports, or: how to hack an Arri Mini

“My assistant says it’s impossible,” said the Steadicam operator over coffee at Arri headquarters in Burbank. “The DIT wants a LogC output, but I need…

The Sony 6K VENICE Menu Simulator Online Now

The Sony 6K VENICE Menu Simulator Online Now

Camera Assistants, Owner – Operators, and DPs the Sony VENICE Menu Simulator is online and waiting for you and your curiosity. Well, maybe I’m overhyping this a touch…

Nashville Filmmaker’s Guild Finds A Way To Give Back With StoryGive

Nashville Filmmaker’s Guild Finds A Way To Give Back With StoryGive

As creatives, we have chosen a career path to inform and entertain through the arts. We talk cameras, lighting, and editing often times forgetting these are tools of our trade…