10 Reasons to hate the Sony FS100


I’ve been in possession of a Sony FS100 for a month now and shot with it in the UK, the Maldives and South Africa and the peculiar annoyances of this camera are becoming increasingly pointed. So much so that I thought I’d write a two part entitled ’10 reasons to…’ because you need to know what there is to love and hate about the FS. Why? Because, along with the AF101, it’s the only...Read More

Quick Take New Sachtler Ace Tripod Review.


I got my dirty little hands on a demo unit of the new $650 Sachtler Ace Tripod Over at Filmtools. The Sachtler sales rep Jim Davis was nice enough to let me beat it up a bit on the showroom floor. I opened the legs and clicked through all of the settings. The feel of the fluid head is different than traditional Sachtler heads. Typically there is a slight delay before the pan or tilt “click”...Read More

Tweet To Win Wide Open Camera Gear.


To thank all of our viewers and to celebrate the new look of the site. We will be giving away some Wide Open Camera gear. There will be three prizes. A 77mm 3-Stop Polarizer, a 77mm LCW Fader ND Filter and a set of WOC One-Size Lens gears. To win you simply need to follow @wideopencamera on Twitter and post the following in quotes below. “Follow @wideopencamera to win some really cool camera gear....Read More

CINEMA Picture Profile. Worth the money?


This picture profile was so controversial on the onset of its launch just because of its name, EPIC. RED issued a cease and desist order to the creator, Giovanni Speranza, to stop advertising the name of the profile as EPIC. I couldn’t make this up if I wanted to. Anyway with a new name, CINEMA, the profile launched last week for the price of $19 USD. Check out the video as I compare it...Read More

Rumor: Canon 4K S35 Video Camera Announcement By November 2011.


  I picked up a little info about a possible new S35 camera from Canon. It could be a rumor but this sounded as legit as it gets. I am only putting this out there because we recently invested heavily in Sony cameras and wanted to throw this info out to our viewers. If you were thinking of spending more than 10K on a camera system then you may want to hang tough until...Read More



In part one of this post I laid down a few home truths about this industry. Namely, experience wins, maybe not at first, but always in the end. A needy producer might hire an enthusiastic young buck with all the gear, but if they balls it up, then the old hand gets the job in the end and the producer gets burned. It doesn’t always work that way of course. Sometimes the young buck...Read More

Sony Nex 5N AVCHD 60P Conversion. Magic Bullet Grinder To the Rescue.


We have been testing out the new Sony Nex 5N camera for an upcoming documentary. The Sony Nex 5N will shoot 60P in 1920 X 1080. This is a first for a smaller interchangeable lens camera. Our first tests gave us some pretty bad results. We found that most of the problems lie within the transfer from 60P to 24P. To be more specific 59.94 FPS to 23.98 FPS. Here is a quick step...Read More

  • Pingback: URL

  • Asdf

    your website is slower than the one you had before

  • Victor Nguyen

    I cannot go to the next page

  • Nate Weber

    We are having issues with our code and are working to resolve it, in the mean time you can use this link to go to the next page:
    simply replace 2 with whatever page you wish to view. Sorry for the inconvenience!