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1 day ago
There are three things that are certain in a digital filmmaker’s life, in no particular order: late nights, taxes, and CMOS imaging sensors. Yeah, that list is a bit of an exaggeration on multiple fronts—it reads more like my personal experiences until this point. Regardless, CMOS imaging sensors are really an integral part of the digital filmmaker’s life, mostly because of the recent shift from...
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It is easy to say that tripods are all basically the same, aside from the size. After all, with few exceptions, they serve the same purpose and operate with the same mechanics. Video tripod systems include the tripod legs, along with a fluid head to top them off. The head and the tripod can be purchased separately—but purchasing them as a system reduces the chances of mismatching your gear. If...
3 days ago
Whether you are working on a narrative, webisode, documentary, or commercial, at some point you are going to end up shooting in an unfamiliar location. Being prepared will improve your shoot and the chances that you will be allowed to return. There are many things to consider when shooting on location, and they will vary depending on the kind of location, so consider these few suggestions a...
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We live in a technological age in which advancements in entertainment and technology are not as impactful as they once were. This is evidenced by how blasé we are when we see something new and exciting. 3D TV? Meh. We stopped buying those a while ago. Smaller, lighter, more powerful smartphones? Yawn. A new one comes out every week, we’ll wait and see. Unfortunately for the naysayers, there is...
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Lorex by FLIR has expanded its impressive surveillance lineup by introducing five new products, which include three new cameras and an update to the LNR400 Series network video recorder. Compatible with 4MP resolution network cameras, the...
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Nest has announced the addition of an outdoor camera to its already impressive lineup of smart home products. This new camera is designed to offer ease of use and allows consumers to now monitor the areas outside of their home. Similar to its indoor counterpart, the...
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There never seems to be a dull moment in the world of aerial photography and video. DJI is bringing two new products to market, both of which expand the horizons and possibilities for aerial imaging. M600 A5D Bundle A collaboration between DJI and Hasselblad has yielded the...
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One of the first things students are taught in film school is the nomenclature of the basic types of camera shots. This common language is essential for writers, directors, camera operators, and cinematographers to effectively communicate visual elements of a shot, particularly the size of a subject—often a person—within the frame. Provided here is a list of the essential shot types that you need...
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Increasing production value through stable video is made easier by the Moza Lite 2 Motorized Gimbal line. These 3-axis stabilizers can hold cameras weighing up to 8.8 pounds, while only weighing 4.8 pounds themselves....
2 weeks ago
With clear skies and a ton of scenic venues around the country, now is as good a time as ever to get your drone on. With hundreds of options, we break down the best drones offered at B&H according to skill level, from the enthusiast to the drone-inspired videographers and filmmakers.  Check out the lineup of our top selling drones, and let your creative flag fly!
2 weeks ago
It’s movie night, the time to see one of several big science-fiction films of the summer. You arrive just as the 15 minutes of previews start, trying to sneak past the other patrons in your row without tripping over any outstretched limbs or jutting armrests. At last, you’ve arrived at your seat. You ease into the overly spongy cushion and let out a sigh of relief as the realization that you didn...
2 weeks ago
Working on a film set can be a loud experience, with a variety of terms or jargon bandied about that has developed over the past hundred and twenty years or so. I wanted to share with you a smattering of what is said, not said, and what it all means. Hand signals These can help to reduce the noise on a set, which is a good thing, since the last thing you as a crew member want is to be noticed for...
2 weeks ago
If you’ve wanted to make the leap into the world of 360-degree video recording but have been scared off by complex multi-camera rigs, then 360fly may have just the camera to finally push you over the edge. 360fly cameras—available in 4K...
4 weeks ago
With two kits to choose from, depending on the weight of your camera package, the BV6 and...

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