CES 2014: A Look at the Sony AX100 4K Camcorder [VIDEO]

In this video, Mia McCormick, from the Kelby Media Group, speaks to Mark Weir, from Sony, about the new AX100 4K camcorder. At the end of the video, McCormick shares some useful advice about whether or not to choose a 4K camera for your workflow.

Re-Creating Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" on a Budget

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. In this post, we’ll consider the ways you can mimic the low-light capabilities of these lenses with current technology.

7 Ways to Watch 4K Video in Your Home

Depending on your age, you may recall the first person on your block to get a VCR, the first to connect to the Internet, or the first person to take a “selfie” with a smartphone. Now you can be the first person with a 4K TV—however, content still remains on the scarce side, but there is a handful of ways to get 4K into your home.


IMAX Cameras Send You into 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Some films are just meant to be seen in IMAX, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of them. When director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Water for Elephants) took over the series, he knew right away that he wanted to shoot the 50-minute arena sequence using IMAX cameras. As Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) ascends in her tube and enters the games, the frame expands vertically to fill the entire IMAX screen. The result is both subtle and startling. You feel like you’re sucked straight into the middle of the arena with Katniss and the other 23 tributes, fighting for your life.

Editor's Note: This post was written by Justin Dise

Hands-On Review: the Sony PMW-300K1

Join Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she shares her impressions of the Sony PMW300K1, which comes with a 14X Fujinon Zoom Lens. She discusses the camera as a direct replacement for the EX3, going over its improvements and upgrades. This includes the PMW300’s improved ergonomics, viewfinder, and recording capabilities over the EX3.

Wish-List Picks: Sliders and Motorized Dollies

Join Kelly Mena, from B&H, as she discusses how to use sliders to add visual excitement to your shots. Mena looks at the Cinevate Atlas 10 35” Slider, a basic option that can be used horizontally, or vertically with an additional pulley system. She also shows you how to add motion to your time-lapse videos using the CineMoco motorized dolly system, and more.

Sony FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder

In the following video, Alan Lugo, from B&H, showcases the FDR-AX1, Sony’s first prosumer 4K camcorder, and takes us through the feature set of the camera, including its 1/2.3” EXMOR R CMOS sensor, 20x Sony G series zoom lens, and HDMI output. This video highlights the camera's ability to capture 4K 3840 x 2160p at up to 60 fps to XQD cards using the XAVC-S codec.

Surveillance Toys

Sometimes having a second pair of eyes on a situation is a good thing. Whether it's for keeping tabs on who's using your stuff in the dorm, which of your siblings is snooping around in your room, or even more seriously, whether your child or elderly charge is being taken care of properly, personal surveillance equipment is more popular than ever.

3 Awesome Videos Shot with Drones (and How They were Made)

The big story in video production for the past five years has been shooting HD video on DSLR cameras; however, in 2013 there is something even hotter—shooting aerial footage with affordable multi-rotor aircraft. In this post, we take a look at three incredible videos that were shot with drones, and we find out how they were made from the people who created them.

Micro Four Thirds Format for Filmmakers

Filmmakers once had a simple choice when it came to what format they shot on. The two professional formats were 35mm and 16mm film. 35mm was, and still is, the gold standard, used on big-budget feature films. 16mm was thought of as the more accessible and affordable alternative, used on documentaries and independent films.


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