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The CRI Issue

The CRI Issue

Will LEDs ever dominate the feature film and television lighting landscape?

Just a few short years ago, LED (light-emitting diode) lighting technology seemed poised to take over lighting for film and television.

Film Is Dead!

Film Is Dead!

Or is it?

Film is dead! Long live digital!

Say, What?

Say, What?

LTO, Part II, and dealing with sync issues

In my last column, I responded to a question about how to archive all of this data we're capturing and brought up LTO.

Getting It White (The First Time)

Getting It White (The First Time)

The importance of proper white balance

These can be powerful tools for manipulating your image, but oftentimes, getting the best result is all about getting the right white balance in your camera. White balance is one of those adjustments that seems simple but can really make all the difference to your image.

Exposing Frames

Exposing Frames

Shutter angles, plus as the big elephant in the room: archival

I've moved to using cameras that have a more cinema background, but I feel a little insecure about setting up for recording.

Making The Match

Making The Match

Creating scene files to match camera looks

At AbelCine, we produce many scene files for a variety of cameras, each designed to improve both look and performance.

Motion Fixes

Motion Fixes

Fine-tune your image with tracking

That seems like an obvious statement, but as I was working with the tracking software mocha for this month's issue, I was reminded of when I first tried rotoscoping a scene.

Sense And Sensitivity

Sense And Sensitivity

Explaining ISO, Exposure Index and gain

Recently, a client who purchased a Sony PMW-F3 from AbelCine gave me a call with a "quick question."

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Trying to improve our production and postproduction habits

Since this is our January/February issue, my thoughts have turned to the new year and, of course, to resolutions.

GoPro Goes Cinema

GoPro Goes Cinema

Is an inexpensive 4K camera helpful or hurtful?

A few years ago, a little company with a little consumer camera made the pro video scene.

4K Plug-And-Play

4K Plug-And-Play

The process of shooting and playing back 4K at home

At AbelCine, we're always trying to stay on the cutting edge of technological development in the camera world, so we often get questions about the latest cameras and workflows.

Digital Democracy

Digital Democracy

The dark side of a level playing field

With just a few dollars, a would-be (or wannabe) filmmaker can purchase a DSLR for less than $1,000 and a program like Final Cut Pro X for $299, and go on to produce a movie that, if good enough, could be seen at your local multiplex.

The Need For Speed

The Need For Speed

Getting HD data at 24 and 30 fps can still be an issue

Performance with drives depends on a couple of things: how fast the data can be read from or written to the drive's platters, and how data gets from the drive to the computer.

Serial Digital What?

Serial Digital What?

3G, 4:4:4 and HD-SDI explained

At AbelCine, we've embraced the trend toward external video recorders.

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