Rumor. Canon 5D Mark III Announcement On Feb 7, 2012.


Canon Rumors is reporting that the new Canon 5D Mark III will be announced on February 7, 2012. This would make a lot of sense as we get closer to NAB 2012. Here is a rip from the CR post. I’ll get cracking here to find out any new info. This could indeed be the best NAB we have had in some time. Here is the post from CR. Click here to check it...Read More

Time is Money: Using the El Gato Turbo.264 in Your Post Workflow


When you are working in a fast paced corporate environment every second counts. With all the work I’m doing in this space lately I’ve found that the El Gato Turbo.264 really helps when you have to deliver on time and on budget. Each week I’m tasked with directing a couple of short marketing videos. In order to meet the requirements we have to shoot and edit the first 2 days of the week. Part...Read More

The importance of being agnostic… with cameras.


There is an alphabet soup stirring around the camera industry today. Names like: PMW-F3, EOS C300, NEX-FS100, and what about the HD-RH1? Also, you have inspiring names out there such as Alexa, Epic, Scarlet, and Phantom. Ok, so many of you reading this are already thinking, “Sure. But get to point. Which one is the best?” Well, how do you define best? Best: adj \ˈbest\ : most productive of good : offering or producing...Read More

***FAKE***Kickstart This Puppy Into Flight. The eye3 DSLR Hexacopter.***FAKE***


Apparently this was some kind of scam. Please move on to one of our other great posts! We apologize for the wasted time. This is one really cool Kickstarter project. The eye3 is a hexacopter that will carry any camera under twelve pounds. It is easy to assemble, safe to fly and under a grand! Kellie Sigler has already surpassed her goal of 25K and is still taking pre-orders. The basic kit is just...Read More

Sundance Update: The Next Indie Film Worth Waiting to See


By: Chris Collins Timelapse “cinematography” has come under some criticism recently based on the fact that a cinematographer needs to be versatile. Timelapse is like a hammer in a toolbox, but it is useless without the rest of the tools.  It can be incredibly beautiful, and it takes a tremendous amount of talent to achieve the kind of results that can be seen by such specialists as Tom Lowe and Philip Bloom. However, the...Read More

Sony Announces New Camera Sensors With HDR Movie Function. Video Demo.


Sony has announced two new CMOS image sensors that have HDR video capability. This would be a huge advance for Sony cameras. An HDR feature would be a great option to have for situations like the one above. There was not too much info in the press release, however the video speaks volumes. I expect to see more about this at NAB 2012. I picked this up from @SonyAlphaRumors on Twitter. Click here to...Read More

Get Lit: Using Sidelight for a Dramatic Effect


By: Chris Collins I am a sucker for dramatic lighting. That’s why I was so excited when Jared Abrams decided that we should go with a moody look for the interviews in The Board of Education documentary. I decided to go with a fairly contrasty, side-lit look for the interviews which I have accomplished on the road with a few Ikan 312 LED lights. We were fortunate enough to get hooked up by Roman...Read More

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