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The DSLR Evolution

The DSLR Evolution

DSLR, mirrorless and compact camera innovations have created a new generation of accessories for motion capture

Back in 2008, Canon released the EOS 5D Mark II, which forever changed the way we shoot video.

Sony a7S

Sony a7S

Could the $2,500 compact camera be the king of dynamic range and sensitivity?

For photographers, mirrorless cameras have come a long way.

Light It Up

Light It Up

Taking a look at some of the latest lights and lighting tools for your production

A decade ago, no one was talking about the problems of lighting for digital because traditional Tungsten and HMI lights were dominating the market.

December 2014

December 2014
Designed as a flicker-free choice for videographers and photographers working with stills and motion, the HMI F1600 joins Broncolor's previously available range of 200- to 800-watt lights as the flagship model for the line of daylight continuous lights.

Widescreen In A Digital World

Widescreen In A Digital World

Anamorphic prime and zoom lenses are making a comeback

The anamorphic format was developed during World War I in order to give soldiers a wider view while traveling in tanks.

Smart Allex

Smart Allex

Libec’s new tripod system lets you pan, tilt and slide

For event shooters or indie filmmakers, camera movement can bring a ton of production value to a shoestring project, when performed well.

At A Glance: Rotolight Anova EcoFlood V2 LED Lights

At A Glance: Rotolight Anova EcoFlood V2 LED Lights

A technologically advanced lighting system

LED lights are very interesting as a choice for a primary continuous lighting source.

4K In The Real World

4K In The Real World

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 offers a plethora of pro video features

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 camera began making waves well before it was released.

At A Glance: Air Apparent

At A Glance: Air Apparent

Miller’s Air Tripod Systems

Due to their small size and inconspicuous nature, the biggest advantage of shooting with a DSLR or compact camcorder is that you’re able to shoot in locations where most full-sized, digital motion-picture cameras can’t.

Vision Quest

Vision Quest

Dolby Vision and new 4K monitors from Panasonic, Canon and Sony are pushing the boundaries of professional on-set monitoring

Monitors have often been treated like second-class citizens intruding in the glamorous world of movies, commercials and TV—respected, but largely unloved.

October 2014

October 2014
Vision Research has released their fastest, ultra-high-speed camera, to date, with frame rates of up to a whopping 25,600 fps at full 1-megapixel resolution.

The Chicago Way

The Chicago Way

Zacuto’s Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn lead the socialist filmmaking revolution

Whether or not the current filmmaking scene is a democratic or a socialist state, one thing for sure is that Chicago-based Zacuto (the name is derived from Weiss' mother's genealogy) has been one of the leaders of the digital filmmaking revolution.

At A Glance: Manfrotto Spectra LED Lights

At A Glance: Manfrotto Spectra LED Lights

Battery-operated LED lights for on-camera use on location or as accent lights in a scene

Manfrotto's new Spectra family of LED lights is doubly useful as an on-camera light for event and live footage while also serving as very effective battery-operated compact lighting panels that can be hidden easily in a scene for accent lighting or even eye lights.

When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide

Nipros enables live broadcast shooting with 4K digital cinema cameras

Walking the floor at NAB 2014, RED displayed two of their new DRAGON cameras utilizing the Nipros LS 4K system. But why?

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