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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Still To Motion
The latest DSLR accessories enhance the next wave of DSLRs
In the past decade, the video-enabled DSLR revolutionized the production industry, especially indie filmmaking.
Despite the ergonomics, Sony serves up another ace with the release of the NEX-FS700U, offering Super Slow Motion and soon-to-be 4K images
For the past couple of years, Sony has been cranking out excellent digital motion-picture systems one after another.
Panasonic updates its popular HPX500 with a lightweight ENG camera capable of capturing new AVC-ULTRA formats
Panasonic's existing entry-level, shoulder-mount 2⁄3-inch-CCD broadcast camera, the AG-HPX500, has long been a staple in news, event and sports markets. But for those interested in cutting-edge video tools, the AG-HPX500 is based upon relatively ancient technology.
The 5D Mark III
Canon’s long-awaited update to its landmark 5D Mark II has arrived
In developing the EOS 5D Mark II, Canon wanted to give AP still photographers the ability to capture video while on their photo assignments.
True Cinematic Results
Hands-on with the Canon EOS C300, the ultimate camera for indie filmmakers
In the April issue of HDVideoPro, I wrote up a First Look on the new Canon EOS C300, Canon's first professional large-sensor digital camera system.
First Look: Back In The Game
Nikon releases the D4 and D800, two DSLRs with much improved features for filmmakers
When it was announced, back in September 2008, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II was the game-changing DSLR that helped start a filmmaking revolution.