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Digital photography has made cameras a lot more complicated and, once we tacked on video, we entered a whole new world. The latest mirrorless cameras and DSLRs are incredibly capable video-making machines, with 4K recording at up to 60 frames per second. Some even offer advanced modes that bump the specs up to 10-bit over HDMI, have different sampling options including 4:2:0 and 4:2:2, and there...
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Raw for all! This appears to be the goal of Apple ProRes RAW, an easy-to-use yet data-rich capture format that aims to revolutionize the post-production landscape, promising the speed and performance of ProRes (a beloved editing codec), with unbeatable quality in the form of pristine data straight off the camera’s sensor. In this article and the accompanying video, you will find out how it can...
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There’s nothing like the holidays and the impending new year to get you thinking about your goals. And in a world where influencers and media personalities are living large while they create content for the masses, you may find yourself wanting to cash in on that hobby of yours. The estimated 532.43...
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Since the Canon 5D MarkII (since supplanted by the Mark III and Mark IV) started shooting video and consumer camcorders started capturing 4K, the lines of differentiation between cameras, and for what...
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Coming at you fast and furiously, we’ve got eight quick tips for cleaning dialogues in a short film context—although, really, these tips could apply to any length film; from 30-second spots to feature-length films. If a project with dialogue has fallen into your professional lap, you’re going to want a cheat sheet for how to clean up that dialogue before you go about EQ’ing, compressing, and more...
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In this video, Jake Estes, from B&H, shares seven tips on making an effective horror film. From costumes and makeup to location and lighting, watch the video to learn some useful techniques for pulling off a successful horror production. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative...
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The 672-LED Luxli Timpani 1 x 1’s accurate color reproduction, 4650-lumen output, Bluetooth app control, and compact form offer a versatility that suits a host of lighting needs. Exactly match a pre-existing tone in RGB Color Mode, select from the Timpani’s 150 classic Lee gel filter looks...
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Just out of reach of the longest selfie stick and the lowest-hovering helicopter, drones can capture what no other technology is typically allowed or capable of capturing. That's particularly liberating in a world where 350 million photographs are uploaded to Facebook daily. Here are seven tips to help make your drone photography stand out rather than drone on. Fly smart...
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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...
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The fall semester is almost back in session, and for college students who don’t want the trials and tribulations of living in a dorm, this means returning to or getting an off-campus apartment. There are certainly awesome perks to living in an off-campus apartment, such as privacy if you live alone, or the ability to choose who you want to live with as a roommate. However, the perks of living off...
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As a licensed drone pilot and B&H’s preëminent authority on drone crashes, I know a thing or two about “hard landings.” Hardware malfunction, software failure, and pilot error—I’ve wrestled with them all. To help you avoid some of my more spectacular mishaps, I’ve condensed several years of lessons into a handy preflight checklist. Observe these tasks and precautionary measures, and your...
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In this installment of B&H's Prospectives Series, we sit down with cinematographer William Wages, ASC. He shares his approach to cinematography, and how naturalistic, motivated lighting helps tell a story in the best possible way. Wages also goes into his thoughts on the digital versus film debate, preparing for a shoot ahead of time, and his experiences with the new Panasonic Varicam LT.
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Is 8-bit video good enough for your production? Or should you make the jump to 10-bit? In this video, watch as Doug explains the advantages of 10-bit video and how it can help your project, even if its end result will be 8-bit.
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For applications requiring tiny cameras and broadcast-quality video without wires, the Vislink HEROCast System has everything that you need. From motorsports to reality television, being able to place GoPro HERO cameras creatively and use them together with other professional video equipment lets the production take advantage of creative camera placement for footage that truly takes place in the...
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DMX stands for Digital Multi-PleXing, and it refers to the DMX512 spec, which means 512 channels in a universe. There isn’t a lower number of channels in a universe, as far as I know, so you can use the terms DMX and DMX512 interchangeably. If you are a stickler, there is a more recent spec (circa 1998) known as DMX512A, which is backward compatible with DMX512, but unless you are building the...
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