What’s Your Gear Backup Plan?

It could be the difference between completing the shoot or coming back empty-handed
What’s Your Gear Backup Plan?
Our Canon C200 is our main A camera on most shoots. It’s relatively large, heavy and expensive though. We can’t afford to have two of them so we have a spare. I recently found myself in a position that I didn’t want to be in. The camera system that I had brought to cover an event decided at the last minute to die. I use a lens adapter with this... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: A Snapshot Of A Blurred Camera Market And Profession

The number of available cinema cameras has multiplied, but it has also begun to blur the lines between pros and other types of filmmakers
Do you ever evaluate your position within the production business? As I was walking the exhibits at Cine Gear Expo 2019 last week, I noticed how many different positions, or levels, there are in the “professional” production business. You’ll see a production assistant in their early 20s, who may or may not be in school, working when he or she... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: Three New Noteworthy Products At Cine Gear Expo 2019

Sure there were lots of products this year at the show, but which ones really caught our attention?
Despite the plethora of products, there were just a few main headlines at the Cine Gear Expo 2019. They were all pretty straightforward and easy to understand. So, here they are and why they caught my attention: Panasonic Introduces the S1H Mirrorless Camera There was quite a buzz taking place a few days before Cine Gear that the Lumix Division of Panasonic... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: Reflections on Cine Gear Expo 2019

How this year’s Cine Gear Expo 2919 shows us where the film industry is and where it’s headed
While there was no doubt that we saw some memorable displays at Cine Gear Expo 2019, like this Game of Thrones spoof from Kingston, we didn’t see a lot of new products. As I sit writing this blog post, I’ve been reflecting on this year’s Cine Gear Expo 2019 show and what I saw and experienced. Now, I’ve been involved in production for long... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: Sony Announces Firmware Updates And New Production Center

Sony expands Venice camera capabilities with future firmware updates and unveils new facility as resource for cinematographers
The Sony Venice full-frame cinema camera in action during Cine Gear Expo 2019, at the Sony booth. During Cine Gear Expo 2019, Sony announced a new firmware update for its Venice motion-picture camera. It made the announcement at its new production center, which attracted a large crowd, including scores of cinematographers, content creators and photographers. Firmware... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: Image Gallery

A look at the new gear and technology on display at Cine Gear Expo 2019
HDVideoPro’s editorial team compiled this Cine Gear Expo 2019: Image Gallery. Throughout the various sections of the Cine Gear Expo show, which took place in Los Angeles from May 30 through June 2, 2019, our teams discovered some exciting new products and exhibits.  The expo was set up in various sections of Paramount Pictures Studios, including... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: Speaking With SKB Cases

Terry Sullivan, Editor for HDVideoPro talks with Will Steven about SKB’s high quality cases and storage containers
No matter what size your film project or production is, you still need to protect your cameras, lenses and other equipment when shooting on location. At this year’s Cine Gear Expo, SKB Cases had a variety of cases and storage containers to suit just about any cinematographer. SKB Cases Project Manager Will Steven showed us three models in this video:   For... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: Speaking About Angenieux Optimo Prime Cine Lenses

Terry Sullivan, Editor of HDVideoPro, talks with Randy Wedick of Band Pro about the Angenieux Optimo Prime cine lenses.
Cinematographers love to come to Cine Gear Expo to see the latest gear from the top manufacturers of cameras and lenses. This year, Band Pro was showing a prototype of its latest partner project, Angenieux Optimo Prime cine lenses, for which Band Pro is a partner and the exclusive distributor in the Americas. Randy Wedick, the company’s Senior Technical... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: Speaking About Zeiss Cine Lenses

Terry Sullivan, Editor for HDVideoPro talks with Tony Wisniewski of Zeiss about cine lenses and the company’s new cinema demo center in Sherman Oaks, California
At this year’s Cine Gear Expo, there were many companies displaying a variety of lenses. A popular stop at the show is the Carl Zeiss booth. It’s where cinematographers could get a close look at the company’s lines of lenses, including the Zeiss Supreme Prime Lenses. Terry Sullivan, Editor of HDVideoPro, got a moment to speak with Tony Wisniewski... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: Panasonic Introduces New LUMIX S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

New full-frame LUMIX claims to be the first 6K-resolution video camera
The new Panasonic LUMIX S1H Full-Frame mirrorless camera Today at this year’s Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, Panasonic announced the third full-frame mirrorless camera in its LUMIX brand, the new Panasonic LUMIX S1H full-frame mirrorless camera. Like the LUMIX S1 and S1R, its brand siblings, the new LUMIX S1H is equipped with a full-frame image sensor.... Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2019: What To Expect

Find out about the latest digital tech and production gear for filmmakers
This year, we’ll again be attending Cine Gear 2019 Expo. The show takes place on the Paramount lot in Hollywood, California from May 30 through June 2. We’ll be there to check out what’s new in the world of digital cinema and production gear. What’s particularly nice about this show is that it’s a focused expo that targets filmmakers, instead... Read more

Editing Software

Subscribing to a workflow
Editing Software
The question of where editing software is going popped into my mind as I sat through press conferences and demos at NAB. (No, I promised my editor this wasn’t going to be another NAB recap.) Both Blackmagic Design and Adobe introduced new components to their edit software. It got me thinking about all the editing platforms I have used—and continue... Read more
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