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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, discusses how to increase the quality of your videos using the pocket-sized Ninja Star from Atomos. The video highlights the edit-ready 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes recording formats, including ProRes HQ, 422, and LT, and the CFast... READ MORE

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Safety and security are important to all of us and whether we accept it or not, security cameras are an effective and useful security tool. This is why surveillance cameras are ubiquitous in modern culture.... READ MORE
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Watch the following video to see Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, demonstrate the virtues of the ikan Featherweight Studio Lights, which feature both AC and battery power options. McCormick points out her favorite useful features, such as the touch-panel readout and control of color temperature and brightness. McCormick also... READ MORE

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3 months ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick discusses the Sony a7S Mirrorless digital camera and its video-recording features. McCormick makes points about the camera’s full-frame 12 Megapixel sensor, industry-leading low-light performance, and its ability to capture up to 15 stops of dynamic... READ MORE

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3 months ago
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In the following video, Mia McCormick showcases the Panasonic GH4, taking us through the exciting new features it adds to the GH line, most notably DCI 4K (4096x2160) and Ultra HD (3840x2160) internal recording. Beyond 4K, the video also explores the plethora of other video... READ MORE

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4 months ago
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The CCTV surveillance system industry is an area of the consumer electronics world that doesn’t seem popular, but the reality is that CCTV surveillance systems are ubiquitous in every Twenty-First Century metropolis. I live in New York City and pass hundreds of these cameras every day. They’re in apartment buildings, office buildings, elevators, private homes, public transportation, stores,... READ MORE
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4 months ago
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In this video, Mia McCormack takes a look at three wide-angle cine prime lenses from Rokinon designed for APS-C sized sensors. It covers the manual focus design, lens mount compatibility, and the cinema features of each lens, including the stepless aperture ring, 0.8 pitch lens gears, and T-stop measurements. The first two lenses Mia showcases are the Sony E-Mount versions of the... READ MORE

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Getting your DSLR or mirrorless camera ready for serious video production work often means building a rig around it. A good place to start is to add a camera cage and 15mm rod-based support system. With plenty of options available on the market, deciding on a solution that works best for you and your camera can be daunting. To make your life easier, German manufacturer walimex Pro offers the... READ MORE
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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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5 months ago
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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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6 months 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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