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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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?
Featuring a massive 10-inch viewfinder, four-hour internal battery, wired talkback communication, tally indicators and connections, including balanced XLR, SDI and optical fiber, the Blackmagic Studio Camera is built as an all-in-one, economic camera choice for live productions whether in the studio or in the field.
Hands-On With The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
The hard-to-categorize 4K camera is a “pro” camera, but lacks many pro features
Blackmagic Design made headlines at NAB 2014 for the second straight year with the announcement of two digital cameras: URSA and Studio.
Tokina Cinema ATX zoom lenses grant indie filmmakers entry into the cinema zoom lens world
With a growing number of "priced-to-own" digital motion-picture cameras being released, such as Blackmagic Design's URSA and AJA's CION, shooters who like to own their gear are living it up.
At A Glance: Comodo Orbit
Twin-grip camera rig enables smooth single-shot cinema
As you've probably noticed, cameras are becoming much smaller, not to mention better.
The new low-budget filmmaking category puts motion capture into the hands of the masses
When the Vine video-sharing app was released in 2013, most people dismissed it as a filmmaking application.
The Red Giant Universe is an online suite of tools and effects for filmmakers and motion-graphic artists working with After Effects, Motion, Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro on Mac or Windows.
At A Glance: I Can See Clearly Now
SmallHD DP7-PRO LCD
A good field monitor is often the best friend a film crew can have.