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One of the unsung heroes of the film industry is the focus puller. It doesn't matter how great the camera movement, lighting, or acting is if the image on the screen is out of focus. Traditionally, the focus puller, or 1st Assistant Camera (AC), operates on the side of the camera, using a follow focus to mark... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick gives an overview of the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K to help you determine if the camera is right for you. The video explores the camera’s Super35-sized sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range, active Canon EF mount, and recording options, including Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 recording at 24 or 30fps using Apple’s ProRes HQ format. McCormick disusses the... READ MORE

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Once upon a time, the choices for portable video tripod legs were limited to one design: two-stage, dual-aluminum tube construction, with a ground or mid-level spreader, and that was it. Single-tube legs for still photo shoots have a few nice features, but just aren't designed to handle the situations that confront video shooters. This makes them unsuitable for most video work, and relegates... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick introduces us to JVC's new ENG-style, shoulder-mount professional video cameras, the GY-HM850U and studio-configurable GY-HM890U. The video opens... READ MORE

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Join B&H’s own video writer Steven Gladstone and commercial/fine art photographer David Saffir as they extol the virtues of the DataColor SpyderHD Color Calibration Bundle. The kit is a complete solution for photographers and videographers who wish to “harmonize” the color... READ MORE

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1 month ago
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Is the Panasonic HX-A500 truly the world’s first wearable 4K camcorder, as Panasonic claims? It’s a fascinating question that really hinges on how you view the latest upgraded compact version of the GoPro, the HERO3+, which is clearly the Panasonic’s... READ MORE
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Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned veteran, finding the right switcher can be like playing the lottery. But with Datavideo, you're bound to be a winner. With a wide range of switchers that are easy to use, yet packed with professional features, Datavideo switchers make your job simpler. This is especially important when you’re making crucial on-the-fly decisions during live events.... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, explores the new E-Image line of tripods distributed by ikan. Breaking down the options into fluid heads and legs, this video showcases the differences between some of the different models and combinations available. McCormick also discusses the... READ MORE

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By their nature, it is easy to assume the Zeiss Cinemizer OLED 3D glasses are just for personal entertainment—gaming and unobtrusively enjoying movies, or as a portable... READ MORE
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The popularity of on-camera LED light sources continues to rise, due in large part to their compact size, versatility, and energy efficiency. While the technology has improved drastically over the past few years, the quality of LEDs can vary greatly from manufacturers, leading to inconsistencies between identical models, as well as poor color accuracy. Lighting is the heart and soul of... READ MORE
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So you've bought one of the Blackmagic cameras, the Cinema Camera, Production 4K, or the Pocket Cinema Camera, and you are off to shoot. Now you get to create fantastic video, but you also get to experience firsthand just how difficult it can be to handhold or accessorize one of these cameras, because in spite of their tremendous image capability, in the end they are just boxes with sensors,... READ MORE
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Follow Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, as she discusses the features of the Sony HDR-CX900 camcorder. McCormick discusses the important features that separate the HDR-CX900 from smaller camcorders, such as its 1" sensor size, manual focus ring, and built-in ND filters. She also shares... READ MORE

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In this video, Mia McCormick introduces us to the new HC-W850K Twin Camera Full HD Camcorder from Panasonic. What makes it a "twin camera"? As McCormick explains, Panasonic has put a second sub camera on the end of the LCD screen. With this sub camera, you can capture two angles at once, a... READ MORE

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With an eye firmly set on a small versatility and portability, Synology has stripped the NVR down to its bare essentials and created the EDS14. The company removed most of the components associated with a standard recorder and has focused on the core of the NVR’s job: recording and storing... READ MORE
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Now available at B&H, Bescor's rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack provides a simple and convenient way to power your professional video equipment without the need for additional mounting hardware or support rigs. The FP-12VATM kit includes the FP-12V battery and the BC-FP12... READ MORE
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