By Neil Matsumoto
For event shooters or indie filmmakers, when performed well, camera movement can bring a ton of production value to a shoestring project. Filmmakers like Hitchcock, Scorsese and Spielberg have demonstrated how just a subtle tracking shot can heighten the mood of a scene.
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On July 26, from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, AbelCine will be hosting this quarter’s Aerial Cinematography Production Conference. This event is for everyone - from beginners to experienced cinematographers.
A number of accomplished cinematographers will be in attendance to share their experience and... more »
Atomos just announced that the Ninja Star are now available. The Ninja Star is a pocket-sized ProRes recorder (3.5″ wide, 2.3″ tall and .8″ deep) that weighs only 3.5-oz, yet still durable so you can mount in hard to reach places. The recorders are targeted mainly towards shooters who need... more »
ARRI just announced support for Apple's new ProRes 4444 XQ coec, which has a data rate of 500-Mbps for 4:4:4 sources at 1920 x 1080 and 29.97 fps. This high bit rate can better preserve dynamic range that some of the latest cameras can capture.
Read the press release below...
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Nikon just announced their new D810 DSLR, which contains a new 36.3-megapixel, full-frame FX-format sensor without an optical low pass filter (OLPF), as well as Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processing engine. It is an update from the highly successful D800.
For still photographers, the D810 rivals... more »
We spend a lot of time here talking about the technical aspects of filmmaking, comparing everything from high end systems like the ALEXA and F65 to the indie filmmaker class of cameras like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Canon 5D Mark III.
But on the micro filmmaking level, there are plenty... more »
By Graham Sharp, Vitec Videocom
Batteries. Everybody uses them, but nobody likes to talk about them. Battery safety in particular is not a subject that people like to dwell on, but it is an area that has come under renewed scrutiny as a result of some very high-profile incidents involving Boeing... more »
Matrox Video announced the availability of full support for the latest releases of the Adobe Creative Cloud and Avid Media Composer 8 families of professional video editing and content creation tools with the Matrox MXO2 family of I/O devices and the Matrox Mojito MAX I/O card.
“Our customers... more »
Teradek Bolt from HDVideoPro Magazine on Vimeo.
As you already know, proper monitoring is one of the most important technical aspects of motion capture. And if you're a director or cinematographer that hates being stuck in video village and wants to be closer to your camera and talent, the Teradek... more »
Alex Buono is the Director of Photography for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit. At Cine Gear we saw him and SNL editor Adam Epstein speaking about how they work together. The shooting schedule is incredibly tight and it frequently takes place in several locations in and around New York. A few... more »
Bolt High Speed Cinebot from HDVideoPro Magazine on Vimeo.
Perhaps the most exciting piece of gear we saw at Cine Gear 2014 was the Bolt High-Speed Cinebot in the Mark Roberts Motion Control / Camera Control Inc. booth. Crowds gathered to see the Bolt with a high-speed Phantom Miro capture a water... more »
Carl Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lenses from HDVideoPro Magazine on Vimeo.
The professional zoom war is heating up with many shooters looking to add high-quality, yet "affordable" cine zooms to their camera package. And with these zooms, cinematographers have a wider range of perspectives while shooting... more »