In the following video, Mia McCormick goes over basic settings for shooting video with DSLR cameras. She discusses resolution, frames rates, and compression, including IPB and ALL-I formats. She also takes a look at how shutter speed affects motion, and makes mention of auto-focusing systems, highlighting the new dual pixel phase detection system on the Canon EOS-70D. We hope you enjoy the video... READ MORE
In this video, Mia McCormick, from Kelby Media, sheds some light on the new Spectra 1 x 1 LED light units from Manfrotto. The video explores the features and specs that make these lights an attractive option in the 1 x 1 LED panel market, and highlights some of the unit’s design features. We learn about its high CRI, flicker-free operation, and color-temperature options. We also find out about... READ MORE
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.
In order to do this, you’ll need a 4K monitor, TV or projector,... READ MORE
Chinese paper lanterns, or China balls, are great low-budget tools for getting beautiful, soft light. What makes China balls unique is their ability to throw a soft, diffused light in almost all directions. This omnidirectional light makes them suitable for a wide range of lighting applications. For example, you can hang a China ball or series of China balls from a ceiling to increase a room’s... READ MORE
I grew up skiing almost every day, and was on my first pair of skis at age two. The high school I attended in Colorado even let us out at 11:00 a.m. during the winter months, so that we could ski or snowboard every day of the week if we wanted. The point of this little anecdote is to stress how much watching the Winter games still excites me and makes me nostalgic for my years in the mountains. I... READ MORE
Many people in the video-editing community are asking what the radically redesigned new Mac Pro means for them. They hear it has two AMD FirePro Graphics cards and can drive up to three 4K monitors, or that it has six Thunderbolt 2 ports and PCIe SSD internal storage. But with all that, they’re still left wondering, is it the right choice?
What it Means for Video Editors
Well, it's certainly not... READ MORE
The Canon Vixia HF G30 is garnering a great deal of attention; watch Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, as she enlightens us about what makes this consumer camcorder a standout. Pointing out important features such as the fast aperture, optical zoom, and image stabilization, McCormick makes... READ MORE
The Comodo Orbit is a camera stabilization system that will make you rethink the way you shoot a scene. Invented by Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich, the device allows cinematographers to capture entire scenes in a single take using just one camera. Designed to support HDSLR/mirrorless... READ MORE
In the following video, Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, discusses accessories and shares tips that help you get the most out of your DSLR for outdoor event videography work. McCormick explores using variable neutral density filters to maintain shallow depth of field in bright conditions, the benefits of lenses with de-clicked aperture rings, image stabilization, and using zoom lenses to get close... READ MORE
Atomos, makers of the popular Samurai and Ninja portable video monitors and recorders, have recently released the... READ MORE
Gravity opens with a 13-minute, uninterrupted shot that introduces the audience to three astronauts outside a space shuttle. Starting wide, the camera pushes toward Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) as she attempts to make routine repairs, when suddenly... READ MORE
In this video, Mia McCormick, from the Kelby Media Group, speaks to Mathew Frazer, from Panasonic, about the new HC-W850 camcorder, which features two built-in cameras, and the ability to capture two angles at once.
The HC-W850 isn't the first Panasonic camcorder to feature dual-cameras. In the late eighties, Panasonic released the innovative PV-535D VHS camcorder, which is covered in... READ MORE
In this video, Mia McCormick, from the Kelby Media Group, speaks to Steadicam about the new Curve, a gimbal-based handheld stabilizer for GoPro HERO, HERO2, and HERO3 action cameras.
In this video, Mia McCormick, from the Kelby Media Group, speaks to Mark Weir, from Sony, about the new HDR-AS100V action camera, and the Live-View Remote.