Widescreen In A Digital World
Anamorphic prime and zoom lenses are making a comeback
The anamorphic format was developed during World War I in order to give soldiers a wider view while traveling in tanks.
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: 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.
Dawn Of The Replicator
3D printing stands to disrupt camera and support gear
Three years ago at CES, pundits of the 3D printing industry declared that everyone will have a 3D printer in their home in the near future.
At A Glance: Squeeze It!
Sorenson Squeeze 9 simplifies the encoding process
Since you spent the time to make sure your project looks great, it's important to make sure it still looks great when it's compressed.
At A Glance: Blazing Speeds
G-Technology’s G-RAID with Thunderbolt
I've been editing with G-RAIDs from G-Technology for quite a few years now.
At A Glance: The Padcaster
Filmmaking in a frame
If you work in production, iPads have become ubiquitous on set.
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.
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.
At A glance: Protecting Your Files
G-Technology offers two new innovative storage solutions
Announced back at NAB 2011 by Apple and Intel, Thunderbolt has been slow to hit the marketplace.
At A Glance: The Merlin 2
Steadicam refines its popular handheld stabilization system for low-weight camcorders and video-capable DSLRs
Introduced more than six years ago, the Merlin was designed originally as a solution for smaller camcorders, with hover-like floating stabilization of the image for extended takes and smooth pans even when dealing with tricky camera movement obstacles like staircases, corners and motion.