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The teleprompter setup consists mainly of a camera, mirror, and monitor. The mirror is a reflective glass that’s positioned directly in front of the camera lens. The monitor sits under the mirror and displays a scrolling script. The script is reflected on the mirror, and a presenter—a newscaster, for example—can read the script from the mirror while looking directly into the camera, since the...
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Just in time for the next wave of Cameras hitting the shelves comes the Ninja Inferno. This on-camera monitor/recorder is similar to its older brother, the Shogun Inferno,...
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If you read the title of this article and thought “What the…” don’t worry, you are reading the right article, and once you get past all the jargon, it really is simple and clear. Our aim is to familiarize you with the tools that help you move your video and audio signals from one device to another. To accomplish this, you may need a variety of baluns, matrix switchers, and format converters. What...
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In an earlier article comparing cinema lenses and still photography lenses, I made the point that photography lenses could be modified with aftermarket accessories and procedures to make them more “video and cinema friendly.” Since DSLR and mirrorless cameras started to shoot video, there has...
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If you’re in the market for a teleprompter for your web projects, an affordable mobile solution may be ideal for you, and B&H carries several that cost less than $200 at the time of this writing. These teleprompters use a tablet or smartphone instead of a dedicated monitor to produce scrolling text, and this allows them to be very compact in design, to work without any power cables or...
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Like so much else in tech work, live video production is riddled with jargon. In addition to a series of articles providing in-depth discussion, this space serves to enumerate some of the key terms and concepts you are likely to bump into sooner or later, which may be unfamiliar. Knowledge of these terms will enhance your ability to communicate clearly in this fast-paced industry. Alpha Channel...
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The B&H SuperStore is pleased to announce the introduction of two new Sigma high-speed zooms, designed specifically for digital cinematography. The wide 18-35mm and the longer 50-100mm are available in two popular mount versions: Canon EF 18-35mm,...
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PTZ stands for “pan/tilt/zoom” and denotes robotic cameras that typically (though not always) have integrated pan/tilt motors and zoom lenses. The Sony EVI series cameras are popular examples. Pan/tilt/zoom cameras may look like outsized surveillance cameras, and in many ways, are like them. They...
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In some exciting pre-NAB news, Blackmagic Design has announced the introduction of its latest iteration of the URSA Mini, the URSA Mini Pro. The new Mini Pro features ergonomically designed side-panel controls, built-in optical ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount, and a high-visibility...
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While they may have been overshadowed by the newly available and superbly powerful Shogun Inferno, the Atomos Shogun Flame and...
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Announcing two new SmallHD monitor bundles now at B&H Photo. The newly announced 503 UltraBright and 703 UltraBright monitors each feature screen brightness well over 2000 cd/m² and are available as introductory bundles. The 503 and...
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Things aren’t as simple as the days when most video cameras (broadcast and ENG cameras aside) just came with a built-in lens and that was that. Now, between DSLRs, mirrorless cameras being used for video, and cinema cameras that have still-camera lens mounts, one is stuck with the daunting task of picking out a set of lenses. If I can only choose one lens, what is the best? First, I would like to...
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It always seems to be a battle, doesn’t it? What do I get? Do I go for a kit of prime lenses, or jump into a zoom and then I can pick up primes later? Well, if we all had unlimited resources, we would just get both, but that isn’t always possible for most of us. Having faced this very dilemma in the past, I thought I would share the strengths and weakness of each so you can have a better idea of...
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The main things to consider when creating an HDR video are the reference monitor and the format. The monitor is the big issue because HDR monitors are very expensive. The most affordable one at the time of this writing is close to $20,000. What is HDR Video? HDR (High Dynamic Range) video is an emerging technology that will be the future of video, for professionals and consumers. HDR video is...
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Anamorphic is everywhere. From epic drama and science-fiction films to football’s cheesy Big Game advertisements, it’s hard to escape that ethereal, otherworldly aesthetic of the “anamorphic look” that just seems to imply the term “high budget.” In this article, I will teach you a few tips and tricks to “fake” this prized and stylized look. Why would anyone want to “fake” the look? The reason is...

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