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In response to booming popularity, many people have been seeking information about the legality of using unmanned remote-controlled aircraft. The FAA lumps this kind of aircraft under the general classification of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), or UAS (Unmanned Aerial... READ MORE
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There are good lenses, there are great lenses, and then there are the lenses that dreams are made of. The Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7 is one of this latter group. Originally designed for the NASA Apollo lunar program in 1966, Carl Zeiss manufactured only 10 of them. One was kept by Zeiss, six were sold to NASA, and three were sold to director Stanley Kubrick. The rest, as they say, is history.... READ MORE
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Sony has announced two new Handycam camcorders, each with 1” image sensors at CES 2014. A veritable show stopper, the FDR-AX100 is capable of recording 4K Ultra HD video at 30 frames per second and Full HD 1080p at up to 60 fps. The second camera, the... READ MORE
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The Sony HXR-NX3 is a handheld camcorder with a host of professional features. In this video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, conducts a tour of what she calls a "workhorse" of a camera. In the video she points out important features, such as the 20x optical zoom, 40x Clear Image... READ MORE

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In an increasingly crowded market, Zacuto is well known as a designer and manufacturer of video-camera accessories. Since the early days of the HDSLR revolution, they’ve made a name for themselves with a comprehensive range of products that transforms cameras designed for still photography into a more video-friendly form factor. Today, they’re addressing similar challenges with a line of... READ MORE
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Since the introduction of Creative Cloud, the question has been: does Adobe's move mean a radically altered workflow for content creation professionals, particularly video editors? For the moment, the answer is probably not. For all intents and purposes, Creative Cloud applications remain ordinary desktop applications; Adobe has merely eschewed the traditional perpetual license in favor of a... READ MORE
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This Week in the News:
  • Panasonic announced the new Super 35mm 4K VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
  • Roku is releasing the compact and affordable Roku Streaming Stick
  • Apple unveiled their CarPlay technology, which integrates the iPhone with automobiles
  • K-Tek has a new audio bag that's ideal for the Sound Devices 633 
The new Panasonic 4K VariCam 35 This week... READ MORE
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The Hikvision HIDS7604NI Network Video Recorder (NVR) has everything you’d expect, a few things you’d want, and a couple that you wouldn’t expect in an NVR. It’s a feature-filled surveillance center that allows you to not only individualize your IP cameras, but gives you Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera control, customized... READ MORE
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Panasonic has entered the realm of 4K digital cinema production with the announcement of their new 4K VariCam camera/recorder—the VariCam 35. First seen in mockups at NAB 2012, the VariCam 35 boasts an all-new super 35mm MOS image sensor and utilizes Panasonic’s AVC-ULTRA codecs for internal 4K, UHD, 2K, and HD recording. The camera is also capable of external 4K raw recording, provides 14 stops... READ MORE
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There is a plethora of apps out there, geared toward cinematographers. While many are useful, I’ve decided to share the three apps to which I find myself returning regularly. They have earned a place in my digital toolkit and, in my eyes, are must-haves for any DP or camera assistant. Please note: As an iPhone user, I can only comment on the functionality of these apps on iOS devices. Sun Seeker... READ MORE
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Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, visits the HPRC booth at WPPI 2014, in the video below. HPRC is a manufacturer of hard-shell cases, all of which are made in Italy. They provide exceptional protection for the equipment you carry in them. Their hard-shell products feature “military drop-test certification,” and are watertight, crushproof, and come with a lifetime replacement warranty. The cases... READ MORE

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What began as a tool and technique for capturing and projecting wider aspect ratios on 35mm film, anamorphic lenses are a runaway favorite among cinematographers for the unique characteristics they bring to moving images. Ultra-wide rectangular aspect ratios, long horizontal lens flares, and oval bokeh (the out-of-focus areas of the image) now feel as much a part of the cinematic experience as a... READ MORE
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Mia McCormick gets a sneak peak at the new Panasonic GH4, which supports 4K 4096x2160 and UHD 3840x2160 recording, and Full HD at 200Mbps. Other exciting features include focus peaking, a new high-speed autofocus system, professional power, XLR, time code, and SDI connections... READ MORE

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Mia McCormick speaks with Victor Ha, who demonstrates the new COMODO Orbit Handheld Stabilization Rig. The dual-handed rig, which supports 2 to 11 pounds, is easy to use and allows you to capture smooth and creative shots with your DSLR or small to medium-sized camcorder. Once balanced, the camera lets you move freely around your subject, and you can even control tilt with your thumbs, letting... READ MORE

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In the following video, Mia McCormick goes over basic settings for shooting video with DSLR cameras. She discusses resolution, frames rates, and compression, including IPB and ALL-I formats. She also takes a look at how shutter speed affects motion, and makes mention of auto-focusing systems, highlighting the new dual pixel phase detection system on the Canon EOS-70D. We hope you enjoy the video... READ MORE

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