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.
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.
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.
Can ARRI’s new doc-style camera capture a new style of nonfiction cinematography?
In the cinematography community, there's cause for celebration anytime ARRI releases a new camera.
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.
The latest prime and zoom lenses for cinema production
With high-end digital motion-picture cameras being cycled far more frequently, the window on getting a good return on your big investment is becoming increasingly short for cinematographers and filmmakers.
Out Of The Box
Cutting-edge gear that breaks the mold, but not your budget
The resulting innovations allow users to create spectacular visuals in new ways that they might never have achieved with their regular gear.
At A Glance: Sony DSC-RX10
A supercharged point-and-shoot video camcorder
Under the shadow of Canon DSLRs, Sony has been creating some disruptive video products in its consumer photo and camcorder division.