Mary Latvis

Whether wrangling multiple sitcom cameras and pulling focus as an A.C., trekking to locations from City Island to Arkansas, or capturing documentary footage entirely in Farsi, Mary has enjoyed a wealth of truly varied experiences behind the camera. She now contributes Pro Video articles and equipment reviews to the B&H Explora site and incorporates her rental house knowledge into her product descriptions for B&H.

Latest Articles

3 weeks ago
You already love the Nikon Z9’s ability to capture full-frame 8K video, but now, with firmware update 3.0, you can add Bluetooth timecode using the Atomos UltraSync BLUE and AtomX…
3 weeks ago
"Anamorphic for All" is the goal of The Atlas Lens Co., and The Studio-B&H is proud now to offer the entire line of Atlas Lens Co. lenses to the filmmaking industry. The current Atlas lineup consists of eight Orion 2x T2 S35 primes, five Mercury 1.5x Full-Frame lenses, and the limited-…
2 months ago
Heads up, Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera users! With the new C70 Winter Firmware Update, you’ll now be able to add the latest codec, eye and face detection, audio metering, and streaming, gamma, lens servo, and LUT support options to your cine-style capture. Efficient intra-frame compression choices…
3 months ago
Grip, electric, swing, and “best boy”... who are these people and what is it that they do on a TV or film set? In this follow-up to my article Who Does What on the Camera Crew?, I outline the duties of some movie and TV crew positions that are not part of the camera crew but are…
4 months ago
Are you ready to take to the skies with your Sony camera for some amazing aerial footage? Fans of Sony Cinema cameras like the FX3 and the Alpha a1 owe it to themselves to explore the Airpeak S1 Professional Drone. When combined with the…
4 months ago
Blackmagic Design once again leads the pack in providing innovative post-production technology with the release of its latest versions of the Ultimatte 12 compositing processors.…
4 months ago
If you depend on the quality and professional functions of the SmallHD Smart 7 and Ultrabright on-camera video monitors, you’ll be happy to discover that SmallHD has announced the Smart 5 Monitor Series. With the same features as the Smart 7, but in a more compact 5" form, this latest line in SmallHD’s series of popular onboard monitors consists of the Ultra 5, Cine 5, and Indie 5 models, each…
5 months ago
Panasonic has upped its camcorder game with the release of two new 4K 1.0"-type sensor models aimed at the fast-paced workflow of on-the-go videographers—the HC-X2 and the HC-X20 Mobile Camcorders. The X2 and the…
7 months ago
B&H is pleased to announce not just one, but two new wireless video monitors from Vaxis: the Atom A5 and the Storm CINE 8. …
7 months ago
B&H is excited to share DZOFilm’s announcement of its new VESPID Cyber full-frame cine-style prime lenses. While full details are still yet to come, these primes appear to be updated versions of the existing VESPID Cyber lenses with the addition of a lens data interface that can transmit information that is vital to F/X work and to matching shots on different days or in different locations…
7 months ago
DJI has upped its gimbal game with the introduction of the RS 3 and RS 3 Pro models, along with the long-distance O3 Pro Video Transmission system. Both gimbals feature automated axis locks that unlock in lightning-fast time, letting you jump right into the action so you don’t miss that crucial shot. An updated stabilization algorithm, SuperSmooth mode, and new quick-release plate designs make…
7 months ago
Smart, versatile, and fast—Anton Bauer has upped the block-battery game with the release of its new VCLX NM2 14.4/28/48V cine-style battery. With intelligent management functions, simultaneous 28 and 14.4V or 48 and 14.4 V outputs, and an…
8 months ago
Lighting your video scenes often requires the specific abilities offered by several types of lighting fixtures. While my on-set experience has made me more familiar with Fresnels, HMIs, and LED panels, I recently had the opportunity to try some of the latest LED strip lights, the Rainbow 2 and the Double Rainbow. These slim, fairly compact lights from Quasar Science offer detailed control, robust…