First Look: Canon C300
Canon releases its first large-sensor video camera for its new Cinema EOS line. With a number of professional features designed for motion picture capture, don’t call it a DSLR.
In recent years, no tool has changed the production industry as much as the DSLR.
At A Glance: Hang On To Your EF Lenses
Redrock Micro’s LiveLens MFT
The Panasonic AG-AF100 was the first large-sensor camcorder to hit the market, and because of its ability to capture full 1920x1080 HD to SD cards, 4⁄3-inch image sensor and relatively low price point ($4,995), the camera quickly became popular with indie filmmakers.
Users have gone LED crazy, and it seems as if the development of new tungsten, fluorescent and HMI lighting has been largely overshadowed by user demand for new forms of LED lighting.
Delivering The Goods
Sony releases the F65, a true 4K camera system that may change the game
In the past year, the ARRI ALEXA and the RED EPIC have been scoring points with some of the best filmmakers in the world, including Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) and David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Audio Assist: Lost In The Supermarket
Recording sound in a crowded supermarket and other issues
I'm doing sound on a series of walk-and-talk commercials with a spokesperson that will shoot in a real working supermarket—yes, I know, buzzing refrigerator cases, buzzing fluorescent lights and lots of stuff that we don't want to hear.
3ality Technica and the Cameron | Pace Group lead the pack for high-end 3D production
2011 and 2012 give every appearance of being watershed years for 3D production.
Canon has announced the entirely new interchangeable-lens digital video Cinema EOS line. Cooke Optics has released 135mm lenses for the 5/i Prime and PANCHRO lens sets.
At A Glance: Cross Over
The Manfrotto 502 Video Head
As we all know, rock-steady shots, as well as smooth pans and tilts, can easily separate your work from the non-pros.
Audio Assist: Getting In Sync
Singular Software PluralEyes 2.0 for Final Cut Pro
I've just purchased a new Canon EOS 7D for a film project that I wrote. We're hoping to submit the film to some local film festivals.
Air Sea Land Productions’ T-Bag helps keep Boardwalk Empire and The Big C dry
The 2010 fall season saw two new preeminent Emmy®-nominated cable series open with titles that featured under-water cinematography.
At A Glance: Go Wide
The Canon EF 8-15mm ƒ/4L fisheye zoom lens
Most of us are familiar with the distorted 180° angle of view that a fisheye presents.
With modular components, interchangeable lenses and remote-control operation over interaxial distance and convergence, the Meduza MK1 enables filmmakers to capture single-system 3D in a variety of modes.
Through The DSLR Looking Glass
Choosing the right lens package for your DSLR
Many months after the introduction of innovative detachable-lens video cameras like Sony's NEX-FS100U and Panasonic's AG-AF100, digital single-lens-reflex cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D and Nikon's new D7000 continue to enjoy robust sales among video shooters.
At A Glance: Sony NEX-7
Are DSLMs the new DSLRs?
As the worlds of stills and HD video continue to merge, we've seen a number of interesting mirrorless cameras, aka DSLMs (digital single-lens mirrorless), released in the past year.