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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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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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Conceptually speaking, the Microsoft Surface Pro might be the leading example of what modern computing has become, with many users not needing a full-fledged desktop setup, and others requiring just a bit more than what your average tablet can provide. The Surface Pro, specifically the...
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If you’ve lived in New York long enough, it’s bound to happen to you one day as you turn a corner: you’ll be gazing from the sidewalk as a movie, TV show, or commercial is being shot. You may ask yourself, “Who are all those people besides the actors standing around on the set?” Read on to discover the crew positions that you’ll find listed in the credits of most professional productions, and how...
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Mirrorless cameras have the distinction of being tiny, yet able to deliver some outstanding image quality, sometimes on par with dedicated cinema cameras. This kind of image quality in such a small form factor allows cinematographers to get shots they otherwise would not be able to, without compromising on image quality. On the flip side, though, their ergonomics are not really tailored to...
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So, you’ve got your camera and now what? Whether it be of the digital cinema, ENG, camcorder,...
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In this B&H Event Space video, Jem Schofield, founder of the production company and educational resource the C47, walks you through the challenges of and effective solutions to film production as a solo endeavor or with a small crew. While film production equipment has gotten better and less expensive in recent years, the size of film crews have shrank. Companies are building small in-house...
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In addition to working on commercials, documentaries, and feature-length films, I’ve experienced the pleasure and misery of working with low-budget and first-time filmmakers. Most of these filmmakers tend to make the same mistakes and, sadly, I must admit that when I’ve made my own short films, I’ve gone down the rabbit hole and made some of the same mistakes against which I’ve cautioned others....
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It's the holiday season and you can't wait to celebrate it with your family and loved ones. There are plenty of presents to go around, food to eat, and bonding to do. Yet, just only two hours in, you start to realize how much you hate Grandma's sweater (Sorry, Grandma!), the never-right-tasting egg nog, and the nonstop babbling of your cousin's kids. And that's okay, because you've secretly got...
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In the following video, Doug Guerra of B&H discusses 4K video and why it is becoming an ever more common format. This is an introduction to 4K and the beginning of a multi-part series where you can learn more about the ever-growing format. Guerra hits on a variety of points, such as future-proofing, impacts to overall image quality, and even how it can benefit Full HD productions. We hope you...

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In the following video, Doug Guerra of B&H discusses 4K video and why it is becoming an ever more common format. This is an introduction to 4K and the beginning of a multi-part series where you can learn more about the ever-growing format. Guerra hits on a variety of points, such as future-proofing, impacts to overall image quality, and even how it can benefit Full HD productions. We hope you...
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Immersive content is the next wave in visual storytelling. Interest in 360° Video has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years, particularly given technological advances that have made the process more available to consumers than ever. Yet, this rapid growth and the proliferation of new tools can make it difficult to keep up with the best approach to creating quality content, especially...
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Once upon a time, compression was a dirty word, but the reality is that compression is occurring throughout the image taking process. Your lens compresses the image, unless you are shooting 1:1 macro. You could consider the Bayer filter on your sensor a form of compression, (referred to as Color Sampling Ratio) and, of course, there is the codec (compressor/decompressor), format, and bit-rate you...
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