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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.