Live On The Web

To reach a global audience, broadcasters look to the Internet to stream news, sports, music and other events

If you haven’t had to consider streaming video as part of the high-def production process, you probably will soon. For example, last November, the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTVEMA) sent out over 800,000 live streams of the awards’ red-carpet wraparound show. You’ve probably pasted clips onto a website, but squeezing a video file down... Read more

Testing The Limits

Organized by the Producers Guild of America and the American Society of Cinematographers, the Camera Assessment Series analyzes top-notch HD cameras

An unprecedented event occurred a few months ago at the Universal Studios lot in Burbank, Calif. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) teamed up with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) to test eight professional cameras, together for the first time, to better understand the benefits of today’s digital camera systems. "The entire... Read more

Gripology

Tools that offer movement, rigging and control beyond the usual C-stands and sandbags

Much of the focus in production is devoted to trying to keep up with the dizzying array of new video formats, codecs and cameras, plus the maze of postproduction gear and challenges that we all must be aware of. New innovations in grip and lighting gear often are overlooked by producers, directors and DPs. It’s too easy for us to take grip gear... Read more
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