Award-winning surf filmmaker Aaron Lieber offers insights for on-location workflow to ensure your images return safely home with you
As imaging technologies advance, you’re probably taking more images and video than ever before. The fast, continuous shooting capabilities of today’s digital cameras along with their ability to record incredible high-resolution video open up so many creative possibilities for visual storytelling.
Whether you’re a working professional or an adventurous... Read more
This After Effects plug-in offers some powerful and provocative particle simulations and 3D effects
Trapcode’s Particular interface is logically laid out.
Every now and then, a technology company does a decent job describing their product. Here’s how Red Giant describes Trapcode 15. “Trapcode Suite brings the power of 3D particle systems right into After Effects. Use particle emitters to create fire, water, smoke, snow and other organic visual... Read more
The EVO Pro can be ordered in several configurations, but the version with both the 24″ Carbon rails and the 42″ Aluminum rails is very popular.
It’s 2019, and people are still using sliders? Why, yes, they are! I jest with this opening sentence, of course: People are still using sliders to create cool moves with the cameras.
But it does... Read more
In 2017, I purchased the long-awaited Canon EOS Cinema C200 camcorder. I had been shooting with rented C300 MKII cameras and came to really like that model. I also owned a C100 and a C300 MKI, two of the best cameras I’ve owned over my fairly lengthy career as a director of photography and cameraperson.
Because of my Canon experience, the C200 seemed... Read more
This sleek external graphics processing unit co-designed with Apple is an appealing concept, but has limitations
The Blackmagic eGPU is designed to add GPU power to specific Mac computers.
What Is It?
The Blackmagic eGPU is a higher-end external standalone graphics accelerator. The unit is a product of collaboration between Apple and Blackmagic Design, and it’s designed for use with the recent generations of Mac computers with a Thunderbolt 3 connection. iMac... Read more
A video review of the new roller, which can hold a huge amount of gear with some creative division of compartments
Do you like bags? Of course, you like bags. You’re a photographer; these seem to go hand-in-hand! The problem with bags is that you need *the right one* for every occasion, such as when you need to carry a lot of gear on a plane, but don’t want to have to check it. Airline bag restrictions are tight, and if your bag is an inch oversized, it could... Read more
Comparing the design and capabilities of the external video recorders
One fun thing about working on The Camera Store TV is it gives us the chance to help explain some of the tools and techniques that often intimidate shooters. External video recorders are a great example of this. It seems everyone knows that using one can give you better video quality, but I see so many videographers confused about when to use one, and... Read more
To have this much capacity at this speed, with dock functions and without breaking the bank, it’s easy to be excited about storage
I like storage. I really do. Most of the projects I work on are shot in 4K and beyond, so storage is important. It doesn’t help that directors don’t have much incentive to say “cut” as they might have done when they shot on film. A recent project tied up nearly 18 terabytes of storage during finishing.
I’m always on the lookout for more storage.... Read more
Smart design, portability and optional motorized control make this a no-brainer for the video shooter
While the market for portable video sliders may be crowded, few units are as well designed and well engineered as the ProMediaGear PMG-DUO slider. CNC-machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, the three members of the PMG-DUO product line (24”, 36” and 48”) offer a curved track on one side of the unit and a straight track on the... Read more
The outdoor enthusiast-friendly FirstLight is a perfect choice for photographers on the go
MindShift Gear is a division of camera bag manufacturer Think Tank Photo that’s aimed at creating packs and gear with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. While most camera bags are intended for a working pro who’s transporting gear from location to location, the MindShift line is designed instead for the photographer engaging in activities and braving... Read more
A variety of tools for multi-camera productions allows projection to a live audience for later playback from YouTube and Vimeo and for live streaming
By Noah Kadner
The NewTek TriCaster Mini offers the convenience of a built-in monitor; it’s a complete production switcher at the easily portable size of a cereal box.
I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with my good friend and colleague Dave Cerf on researching options for live-streaming productions. A technical adviser for a popular series of live stage... Read more
The new Cineluxe Collection of video camera bags were designed in collaboration with working filmmakers to incorporate features they require
Tenba has introduced the new Cineluxe Collection of video camera bags, designed in collaboration with working filmmakers with the qualities they demand on set and on location. The bags are available in a range of sizes, with capacities that can hold professional camcorders, cinema cameras and ENG rigs from Sony, Canon, RED, Blackmagic and others (with... Read more
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