The 4K Consumer Shooter
At $4,499, is Sony’s FDR-AX1 the most important camera in the 4K push?
Although the 4K RED ONE was released way back in 2007, Sony has been one of the leading companies behind the 4K push, launching 4K digital cinema cameras like the F65, F55 and F5 for high-end motion pictures.
On The Move
A first look at ARRI’s new shoulder-mount, documentary-style camera, the AMIRA
It's no secret that the ARRI ALEXA is a well-executed digital cinema camera that has become a favorite for projects as diverse as blockbuster theatrical releases and popular television series over the past few years.
Not much bigger than a smartphone, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera contains a secret weapon
For two straight years, Australian-based company Blackmagic Design stole the show at NAB.
Why Micro Four Thirds is a good option for low-budget filmmakers
The Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system was started by Olympus and Panasonic back in 2008 for mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital cameras.
The Canon EOS C500’s multiple formats should have you covered now and into the future
2013 has been the year of 4K, and if you believe all of the marketing hype, you can't be a serious filmmaker if you're not shooting 4K.
Camera chase car innovations bring speed, agility and control to filmmakers
When you see a motion picture or commercial, often there are sequences that beg you to ask the question, "How did they do that?"
The World On Your Shoulder
New ENG cameras from the big three manufacturers reveal convergence and divergence
Let's take a look at what Panasonic, Sony and JVC have just introduced for the ENG camera class of 2013.
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.
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.
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.