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1 week ago
In the following video, Doug Guerra takes on the ubiquitous on-camera light and demonstrates five other ways to use this normally utilitarian fixture. Using the Litepanels Brick to illustrate his points, Guerra explains the general advantages of freeing the on-camera light from...
3 weeks ago
If you are a video editor or are looking to get into video editing, I have both good news and bad news. I’ll start with the good news. Never before have video editors had such an extensive set of color-correction and color-grading tools available at their fingertips. Over the last decade, the makers of non-linear editing software have strengthened the color-grading abilities of their software to...

1 month ago
Interviews are among the most common types of video shoots, but nailing them isn’t always easy. In the following video, Zacuto’s Chase Kubasiak helps you maximize the potential of your interview shoots by providing seven simple steps to follow and help them run smoothly. For each step, Kubasiak offers a quick list of tips and things to consider, such as taking note of ambient noise at your...

2 months ago
This short video highlights the experience of taking the B&H Filmmakers Master Class, in which 64 filmmakers were able to learn and improve their craft with guidance from experts in their field, including Vincent LaForet, Joe Simon, Bruce Dorn, Eve Cohen, and Nino Leitner. Almost 800 people submitted applications to take part in this free four-day workshop, which offers intensive hands-on...
3 months ago
With the increase in resolution and speed of today’s cameras and the availability of lightweight fixtures that emit torrents of light, it becomes easy to forget about the different quality of light available to us when crafting images. This is a shame, as limiting yourself to only one kind of lighting unit can greatly impact the kinds of images that you can shoot. In this article, we will discuss...
3 months ago
B &H is pleased to host this three-part how-to on shooting with the DJI Inspire 1 and Zenmuse X3 Gimbal Camera. Produced and narrated by Sebastian Wöber―aka "Seb"―of the popular...
4 months ago
So you want to work with raw video, huh? Good. You’re ambitious—I like that. Working with raw video, however, is not something to be taken lightly. It’s a very powerful asset that has been made available to many consumers through a variety of affordable cameras...
4 months ago
  If you look back to the first days of television, you will find that it was an incredibly crude system that bears little resemblance to what we know today as video. I have seen images created with this early technology, and my initial response was, “I can't tell what I'm looking at.” This is because the original TV systems had very little image tonal range and resolution, so to make out an...
4 months ago
The truth of the matter is that whether you are working on an indie film or a big-time Hollywood production, set etiquette is really the same. As you work on more shoots, you will most likely start out as a production assistant and work your way up to other positions, and understanding proper set etiquette will help you build and protect your reputation. Your reputation will precede you as you...
4 months ago
I have been using filters ever since I first shot Super 8 film with a little Kodak M-22 camera. Just press the funny-looking piece of metal into the top of the camera to drop in (or remove—I can't remember which it was) the Wratten 85 filter that allowed you to use tungsten-balanced film in daylight, and...
4 months ago
While many people start by looking for a monitor within a specific price range, you may be better served by defining which features you need in a monitor before you consider price. This way, you will most likely get a better overall understanding of the value of the features, which will better fit your workflow. Spending a little extra time now will help you choose an on-camera monitor that will...
by Mike Wilkinson
5 months ago
As prices continue to plummet and resolution continues to rise, it is becoming commonplace for amateur and hobbyist photographers to purchase a high-quality digital stills camera—mirrorless or DSLR. Even a photographer with a $500 camera can capture amazing clarity with just about no training whatsoever. Almost every one of these cameras now has the option to shoot video, usually in an HD...

6 months ago
Aimed at the still photographer beginning to shoot video, Bob Krist uses articulate storytelling, a good sense of humor and a detailed outline to break down what you need to know to create an effective video. Technical details regarding ISO settings, frame rates and audio settings are covered, as is the grammar of shot selection and the salient points on how to tell a story with moving images...
7 months ago
Initially only existing in the domain of serious hobbyists and professionals, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or UAVs for short, also colloquially referred to as “drones”), have made a big splash in the consumer-electronics world. With a consumer base ranging from content creators to thrill-seeking individuals, UAVs now come in a strikingly wide variety of shapes, sizes, prices, and applications. While...
8 months ago
Nowadays, many people are using portable digital recorders like the Zoom H4n, Zoom H6, or...

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