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Spherical Video. 360 Video. VR Video. If you’re looking at this article, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard of at least one of these things, and you may also know that they refer to effectively the same thing: video intended to be viewed using a headset, one that puts you literally in the center of a scene. Rather than staring at a rectangle in the distance, the image is all around you, and...
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Recent years have seen the camera accessories market expand rapidly. Rod systems that were once obscure are now commonplace, and tools that enhance a camera’s functionality are more readily available than ever. Perhaps this has to do with the burgeoning interchangeable-lens camera market, but standard accessories existed long before that. Camera-system building goes back pretty far in cinema...
3 days ago
We’ve come a long way from a few years ago when nobody outside the RC model aircraft world knew what the heck a quadcopter was. Today, I think it’s fair to say most of us have some concept of a quadcopter, or drone, or UAV, or preferred nomenclature. Thanks to innovations in compact embedded computers, motion sensors, and other technologies, RC flying is no longer a niche hobby, but is available...
5 days ago
At 7" big, with 4K recording and monitoring (in HD) on a 10-bit screen, the Atomos Shogun Inferno is ready to handle your 4K shooting needs without breaking a sweat....
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When you’re in the mood for gift-giving, or simply have an obligation, what better way to celebrate holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries than to have a look at a some of the innovative video products that have become available this year? Last year, we wrote about some great cameras like the ...
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Whether you’re a student or a seasoned veteran, selecting the right camera can make your head spin with questions. Does sensor size matter? What’s the difference between 4:2:0 and 4:2:2? Do I really need a camera that can record 4K? What about raw? We’ll explain the key components that help a camera produce cinematic images, and in doing so, hopefully help you make that all-important decision....
by Justin Dise and Val Lazarev
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Although the idea of a wearable POV camera dates back several decades, the first action camera to be offered on the consumer market was a GoPro.  The Story Behind GoPro A young man was off on a surfing trip somewhere far off, and wanted to capture quality photos of all the action, but found there was no way to get close-up angles. This same young man also very badly wanted to invent something....
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No matter what time of year, there always seems to be a party, occasion, get-together, or something that calls for some kind of gift. Last-minute panic gift-getting often leads to questionable choices that may cause you to be excluded from the next party or two—hey, the drug store was closing and all they had left was a combination manicure/toe-nail fungus kit and I didn’t want to show up empty...
2 weeks ago
The on-camera light is to the video shooter what the speed light is to the still photographer. Many would consider it an essential piece of kit. “On-camera” is a term that defines a category, but these light may not always (or ever) be mounted on your camera. It refers to a compact, battery-powered light that can be mounted on-camera if you so choose. Some even work on drones....
3 weeks ago
Looking through an on-set or kit bag, you never know what little surprises you may run into. For example, one Assistant Cameraman (A.C.) with whom I studied years ago used to carry disposable razors. Why, you may ask? An actor with whom that AC once worked was always worried about his five-o’clock shadow, and the makeup person didn’t have a razor. I didn’t carry around disposable razors, but in...
3 weeks ago
Hot on the heels of the Mavic Pro, DJI has unveiled two of its most advanced drones to date: the cutting-edge Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro...
3 weeks ago
If you have a young filmmaker in your life and you are looking for some way to connect with them, then this is the article for you. From big to small, inexpensive to “it’s more than I paid for my first new car!” this article will briefly touch upon practical and fun gear for young filmmakers, beginning and experienced.  While you may be concerned that gear-buying is a very personal decision (and...
4 weeks ago
Whenever I think of professional video cameras, my mind is drawn to those ubiquitous shoulder-mounted beasts on news sets, and hundred-pound 35mm film camera setups in movie studios. Romanticizing the idea of the iconic professional camera is easy to do. Generally speaking, the content that most people consume is created with gear that fits into that stereotype. In most cases, the cost, storage...
1 month ago
Important announcement for owners of the C300 Mark II and original C300 models: new firmware will be available from Canon very soon! Additional functionality from the firmware update includes Peripheral Illumination Correction for the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS II USM Lens. Updated hardware compatibility for the original C300 includes new AF and servo zoom control with the Cine Servo 17 to 120mm,...
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In 2014, Sony’s FS7 brought the FS-series camcorders into a new age with an innovative ergonomic design, robust recording capabilities, and extensive modularity. Today, the FS series receives a...

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