With their monster-sized CMOS sensors, the Sony NEX-VG900 and SLT-A99 deliver big-screen results for filmmakers
Just two years ago, the NEX-VG10 was released and was branded a revolutionary product since it was the first consumer camcorder to contain an APS-C sensor.
At A Glance: Video Stock Options
Gaining extra sales from footage through Shutterstock’s royalty-free stock offerings
Video content is exploding online, and as the need for high-impact visuals and graphics proliferates, so does the need for original content that's available at affordable rates.
Cinema Lens Special
ARRI and Carl Zeiss unveil Master Anamorphic lenses
Anamorphic lenses have been around a long time, and for filmmakers and cinematographers looking to give their films a true epic look and feel, they're often the go-to choice.
At A Glance: Slyde Away
The Digital Juice Slyder Dolly
The biggest difference between still photography and motion-picture production is camera movement.
4K, Protunes and CineForm Studio propel GoPro’s HERO3 Black Edition to cinematic heights
Back in 1999, GoPro founder-CEO Nick Woodman wanted to create a camera that would enable surfers to take high-quality stills, and in 2004, GoPro released its first camera, a 28mm wrist camera that shot 35mm film.
The PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 camcorders offer a healthy set of specifications that includes 16-bit RAW video recording and an electronic global shutter in the F55 to eliminate rolling shutter skew and flash band effects.
Audio Assist: Shure FP Wireless Microphone System
A professional, yet affordable wireless sound system
I'm shooting a long-term documentary in Angola with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
At A glance: Sound Devices PIX 240i
A versatile video recorder/monitor that also can record high-quality sound
With the ability to output data via HD-SDI or HDMI, video recorders such as Convergent Design's nanoFlash, AJA's Ki Pro Mini and Atomos' Ninja and Samurai have become extremely popular with indie shooters looking to capture higher-quality 4:2:2 files rather than H.264.
At A glance: iStockvideo
Cut your budget and recycle footage for profit by exploring the world of stock video sales
If you have a library of footage that's sitting around collecting digital dust, it may be the right time for some spring cleaning.
Cinematographer Jim Geduldick uses Vision Research’s Phantom Miro to capture action sports
Earlier this year when cinematographer Jim Geduldick first heard that Vision Research was developing their new Phantom Miro M120 and M320S high-speed cameras, he went straight to the U.S. distributor, AbelCine, about the possibility of being the first DP to use it on a project.
Heard The News?
JVC releases two forward-thinking camcorders for low-budget filmmakers
Adding Internet protocol and connectivity to a video camera isn't a new idea. JVC created the first "streaming video" camera, the Streamcorder, in 2002.
Audio Assist: Future Proofed
Examining the Sound Devices 664 Field Production Mixer and the Sennheiser MKE 600
Something for you to consider is working a mixer with an integrated recorder.
Announced as a dedicated black-and-white version of the EPIC cinema camera, the RED EPIC-M features a newly developed 14-megapixel, 5120x2700 Mysterium-X Monochrome sensor with a native ASA of 2000.
The Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Its origins, features and impact
If you haven't noticed, "disruptive technology" is a term that has been overused in the tech media lately. But if any product deserves this title in the production industry, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera takes the crown.