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Without a doubt, one of the requirements of a cine/video zoom lens is that it holds focus throughout the zoom range. What this means is that with a cine zoom, when you zoom in and focus, as you zoom out, the focus holds and doesn’t drift or require adjustment. In the cine world, this has led to strong spring-less lens mounts and collimation to tolerances of hundredths of an inch. Even in the ENG...
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As with so many consumer products these days, selecting a projector can be a walk in the park when you are armed with the correct information—there are just so many options. Choosing the right projector is a simple process if you are familiar with these prerequisites.
  • The screen size (width, most importantly)
  • Distance between the projector and the...
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Polly Morgan (BSC) was born in London and worked internationally as a Camera Assistant before attending The American Film Institute, in 2010. Named an ASC Rising Star, in 2012, Morgan has since become one of the youngest members to join the British Society of Cinematographers. In 2016, she was named as one of Variety’s Ten Cinematographers to Watch. Her feature film credits include The...
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If you’ve ever dreamed of having a television station of your own to produce live video content, perhaps to go along with your YouTube channel, you might have figured out that high-quality solutions that expand beyond a simple webcam are costly in that they require some seriously expensive equipment and advanced setup skills to match. Sling Media (already well known for its other streaming...
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Despite my inability to operate a Steadicam well, compounded by the motor shake I induce with every one-handed, cell-phone-type motorized gimbal I've tried so far, once built and set up, the Freefly MōVI Pro Handheld Bundle allowed me to make smooth and cinematic camera moves in a...
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Casting is one of the most crucial elements of your film—casting the right actor to play the role can make your film, and casting the wrong actor can break it. It is easy enough to get actors interested in your film, and you don’t have to be limited to friends and family unless that is the aesthetic you are pursuing. There are lots of actors, and lots of people who want to be actors, and want to...
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Working with a fluid head can be a joy. When set up with your camera properly balanced, it is a boon to your production. However, when set up incorrectly, operating your tripod can be a nightmare. I remember when I just started out shooting, I acquired an Akely Gyro head. It was built for 35mm cameras way back in the early 1900s and used gyros to smooth out operation. And there I was, trying to...
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Cinematography, videography, photography: ultimately, it is about showing something in a way that hasn’t been seen before. How you achieve this is a combination of framing, exposure, and post effects. It is the Digital Age—you can create just about any effect you want if you have the time, tools, talent, and software, of course. You can also hire someone to pull it off for you. While either of...

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Filmmaker Jerome Dolbert discusses the what, how, and why behind using Angenieux Optimo lenses on his wildlife film, The Rainforests Are Under Threat.

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Storage is very much the unsung hero of every professional video workflow. This panel, comprising video industry professionals, discusses how the latest storage performance enhancements have enabled advancement in content creation. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos...
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Every so often it is a good idea to sort through all your gear. With winter releasing its grip and nicer weather on the way, now is the perfect time to assess what you have, what you’ve lost, give it a good cleaning, and figure out what needs repair, what needs replacing, and what you should just shed. If you are a gear junkie like me, the thought of getting rid of any piece of gear probably...

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On the NAB 2017 Show floor, many manufacturers are showing off new cinema zoom lenses, specifically ones that are more compact and versatile for run-and-gun, as well as studio-style shooting. Check out the video to see the latest offerings from Angenieux, Canon, Fujifilm, and Sigma. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...

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ARRI Skypanels are well known in the film industry for their high-quality light output and their versatility on set. In this presentation at the NAB 2017 B&H booth, Jem Schofield demonstrates how he likes to use the Skypanels and their abundant features to save time on set. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other...

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One of several innovations brought about by the Panasonic Varicam line lives inside the sensor. The fact that this sensor can operate at not one, but two native ISO values (800 and 5000), means reduced noise and images with higher dynamic range in low-light scenarios, without sacrificing standard performance in more typical situations. In this video, cinematographer Charles Papert explains how...

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Recorded live in B&H’s booth on the NAB 2017 show floor, this panel of five industry experts—Larry Thorpe, Ted Kenney, Don Sperling, Jeff Jacobs, and Ken Kerschbaumer—discusses modern reality and sports productions. When anything can happen at any time during the production, many different considerations must be considered to ensure a balance between quality and quantity, and all the...

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