Serial Digital What?
3G, 4:4:4 and HD-SDI explained
At AbelCine, we've embraced the trend toward external video recorders.
The Right 8 Bits
What’s two bits between friends?
For DSLR shooters, the cool current "must-have" feature is Clean HDMI.
Crossing The Line
HD-SDI cable, and the 180° rule explained
What's the longest distance that I can run an SDI cable?
Understanding back focus
At AbelCine, we have a great deal of experience in digital cinema, with a strong focus on optics.
Get The Balance Right
Tiffen’s Dfx software, dealing with compression and off the beaten path at NAB
I'd say that unless you're doing the final edit and color correction, don't process the footage before you hand it off.
Disruptive Tech v2.0
With lower margins, the 99% wins
Many years ago, when I first started attending trade shows like NAB and Cine Gear, you always could count on seeing impressive booths from industry-standard companies like Panavision, Kodak and Apple, as well as pro rental houses displaying massive dollies and cranes. But, for me, like many indie filmmakers, the equipment was out of reach, as well as out of my budget.
Reality Is Relative
How Rango’s photo-realism is changing the future of movies
Misinformation isn't always unintentional. As Martin Scorsese's Hugo made lovingly clear, filmmakers have always been magicians and illusionists, expertly blurring the line between reality and fantasy.
Lost In Transfer
It’s all in the details
I ran into a situation recently that has me a bit worried. I was shooting double-system sound, which I've done many, many times.
Raw, Log and uncompressed
One of the more common questions I'm asked is, "What's the difference between uncompressed video, raw and Log recording?"
Tanks For The Memories
A film production newbie learns some valuable lessons
For years, I dreamed of being in films, so after the Army, I came into contact with a local FX and stunt coordinator.
Tips for proper viewing
Is there a way to attach a second monitor and maybe even make it wireless?
Does HDR help take the art away from cinematography?
One of the most difficult tasks for a director of photography is controlling the contrast range between highlights and shadows.
Walt Disney Animation Studios creates a virtual space in the 2D-to-3D conversion process
With an eye on consumer dollars, a growing number of movie studios are looking through their film vaults and reissuing landmark productions in stereoscopic 3D.
The Super 35 image sensor
It seems like there have been a lot of cameras introduced in the last year or so, and while it seems like they're different than previous years, I really wonder.