Canon EOS 70D
Canon’s revolutionary new autofocus system will change the way DSLR filmmakers shoot on the fly
I've said this many times, but achieving critical focus is probably the hardest learning curve to master in filmmaking.
Good Things Come In Small Packages
Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera wows the NAB crowd
As a journalist covering NAB, your back is against the wall to see as many manufacturers as possible in a short amount of time.
At A Glance: Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee
Capture smooth moves with your GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
GoPro's acquisition of video compression and workflow technology company CineForm Inc., made them much more than just a wearable camera company.
Offering an interchangeable lens mount system for PL-, Canon-, Nikon- or C-mount (with 16mm coverage of lenses as wide as 3mm to as long as 200mm) lenses, the diminutive Novo 2K is an incredibly efficient camera head design that builds on Silicon Imaging's SI-2K camera technology to deliver uncompressed RAW format video.
At A Glance: The Padcaster
Filmmaking in a frame
If you work in production, iPads have become ubiquitous on set.
Movers And (Non)Shakers
Freefly Systems’ MoVI M10 is a handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal that might redefine camera movement
After cruising the floor at this year's NAB, you may have thought to yourself, "Is there anything truly new under the sun in production support gear, especially for smaller and lighter cameras?"
The Big Leagues
After revolutionizing indie filmmaking with the 5D Mark II, Canon’s Cinema EOS line takes aim at Hollywood
With the unexpected success of the 5D Mark II with cinematographers in 2008, Canon became an overnight sensation with the indie film community.
Indie Camera Moves
The latest stabilizers, sliders, jibs and dollies designed for the low-budget shooter
Movies always have been the perfect medium for capturing the sheer kinetic energy of motion, and thanks to the many advances in technology in the past decade or so, the new generation of stabilizers, jibs and sliders have helped filmmakers push the limits even further in their quest for never-before-seen shots.
At A Glance: Rokinon VDSLR Lenses
The “V” is for video
Large-sensor cameras, especially video-enabled DSLRs with APS-C or full-frame sensors, have changed low-budget filmmaking forever. Like HD or 24p capture, the ability to use fast prime lenses to capture cinematic shallow depth of field was a huge breakthrough for filmmakers used to shooting with camcorders that contained 1⁄3-inch CCDs and fixed zoom lenses.
The SliceX plug-in for Final Cut Pro X now includes the planar tracking engine from Imagineer Systems' popular mocha tracking- and roto-software solution.
Hands On With The Blackmagic Cinema Camera
A low-cost digital motion-picture camera designed for cinematographers
Today, almost everyone is aware of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, so I don't have to remind you about the bomb they dropped at NAB 2012, nor do I have to rehash the impressive specs of the camera, which retails for only $2,995.
Lighting For Digital
Cinematographers discuss their go-to tools
Much more than a camera, lighting has the greatest influence on the image since light is what truly shapes it.
New fluid heads and tripods for your digital motion-picture camera system
It's important to remember that for tripod and fluid heads, the ones you don't notice while shooting are the best kind.
4k Here And Now
Sony expands the 4K market with two new cameras, the F5 and F55
A few months back, I attended a small press gathering at the new Sony DMPC (Digital Motion Picture Center), where Sony executives introduced their latest CineAlta camera system.