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.
RED’s modular Scarlet-X delivers 5K stills and 4K motion picture capture—definitely not for amateurs
I have a confession to make. Although I've seen plenty of RED ONEs and EPICs on sets and have placed my hands on models at trade shows (when they're not encased behind glass), I've actually never shot with one.
First Look: Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design launches a revolutionary digital cinema camera
At NAB 2012, a similar game-changing event took place. Australian company, Blackmagic Design—mostly known for their video converters, routers, disk recorders, etc.—announced the arrival of a new digital cinema camera, which is simply titled the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Hands On With The Sony NEX-FS100U
A true digital motion-picture camera with a budget-friendly price
I first saw the Sony NEX-FS100U on a press excursion last year in Japan a week before the earthquake and tsunami hit.
First Look: Canon C300
Canon releases its first large-sensor video camera for its new Cinema EOS line. With a number of professional features designed for motion picture capture, don’t call it a DSLR.
In recent years, no tool has changed the production industry as much as the DSLR.
At A Glance: Hang On To Your EF Lenses
Redrock Micro’s LiveLens MFT
The Panasonic AG-AF100 was the first large-sensor camcorder to hit the market, and because of its ability to capture full 1920x1080 HD to SD cards, 4⁄3-inch image sensor and relatively low price point ($4,995), the camera quickly became popular with indie filmmakers.
Delivering The Goods
Sony releases the F65, a true 4K camera system that may change the game
In the past year, the ARRI ALEXA and the RED EPIC have been scoring points with some of the best filmmakers in the world, including Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) and David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Through The DSLR Looking Glass
Choosing the right lens package for your DSLR
Many months after the introduction of innovative detachable-lens video cameras like Sony's NEX-FS100U and Panasonic's AG-AF100, digital single-lens-reflex cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D and Nikon's new D7000 continue to enjoy robust sales among video shooters.