Is 3D On Its Last Legs?
Not quite, but the writing is on the wall
Delivering the keynote was DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who proclaimed that in film's 100-plus-year history, there have been three major milestones that have advanced the art of filmmaking: sound, color and, now, 3D.
Smoke ’Em If You Got ’Em
Fighting fire with fire isn’t always a good idea
Is fighting fire with fire a good idea? As you'll see, the answer is, "Not always."
On The Wrong Track
Tracking updates, LTO warnings, and judging LED color
I read with interest your column on tracking and also the information on mocha, and wanted to give tracking a try.
Location Sound On The Go
The Tascam DR-40, and international wireless usage
I'm looking for my first portable level digital audio recorder.
Looking under the hood of Rec. 709
At AbelCine, we do a lot of camera matching; customers bring in their cameras, and we do our best to create matching scene files.
Lockit Buddy II And Triton FetHead Phantom
Recording external time code, and affordable phantom power
We're producing a project using five Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLRs.
Film Is Dead!
Or is it?
Film is dead! Long live digital!
LTO, Part II, and dealing with sync issues
In my last column, I responded to a question about how to archive all of this data we're capturing and brought up LTO.
Lavs That Cost Less
Setting a new bar in the price-to-performance ratio
The Sanken and DPM lavaliers you have in your kit generally cost between $250 and $500, depending on the model, and provide very high-quality sound and great reliability.
Getting It White (The First Time)
The importance of proper white balance
These can be powerful tools for manipulating your image, but oftentimes, getting the best result is all about getting the right white balance in your camera. White balance is one of those adjustments that seems simple but can really make all the difference to your image.
Shutter angles, plus as the big elephant in the room: archival
I've moved to using cameras that have a more cinema background, but I feel a little insecure about setting up for recording.
Making The Match
Creating scene files to match camera looks
At AbelCine, we produce many scene files for a variety of cameras, each designed to improve both look and performance.
Fine-tune your image with tracking
That seems like an obvious statement, but as I was working with the tracking software mocha for this month's issue, I was reminded of when I first tried rotoscoping a scene.
Both ends of the USB Blue Microphones spectrum
I One of the first factors in choosing the correct microphone for your needs is deciding which software program you'll be using to record and which device.