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Z CAM Introduces ZRAW Support in E2 Series Cameras and ZRAW VideoSuite Software
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17 hours ago
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Expanding the list of proprietary Raw formats such as ARRI Raw, Canon EOS Raw, Apple ProRes, RED Raw, Blackmagic Raw, and ProRes Raw, Z CAM has released its own Raw format called ZRAW in the form of a new firmware release. ZRAW is supported on the E2 and...
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With apologies to Kermit the Frog, as well as Wayne and Garth, it is easy being green and you are worthy! Worthy of using green screen effects, that is—read on to learn what components you can use to add an impressive green screen (chroma key) effect to your video project. Background To get that zesty, rather odd shade of green as a background for your talent or product you can choose between...
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Green screen compositing today is ridiculously easy compared to days gone by. Years ago, when shooting and finishing on motion picture film, one had to shoot the subject against a green screen, then create film mattes, and combine it all using an optical printer. Generation loss, contrast shifts, and registration problems were the bane of the filmmaker. This doesn’t even begin to encompass all...
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Drones are some of the hottest small craft available today, but did you know that some are designed for underwater use? One of the latest and best is the CHASING GLADIUS MINI Underwater ROV, but let’s start with some quick background information. Many people credit the first...
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Walkie-talkies are a staple on film sets, and it's important that you know the rules and jargon so you don't get lost on your first day. In this video, we cover the basics of how to use the walkie, as well as some common references you'll hear on set. Want to learn more about film set lingo? Click here.
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Jake challenges James O'Connor, freelance Director of Photography (DP), to light an interview scene in an office conference room using only a budget lighting setup. Can he do it? Watch to find out!
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In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, Gregory Blair pays homage to indie horror filmmakers, creating a disorienting feeling without the use of high-tech effects, CGI, or jibs and cranes. “Deadly Revisions is a psychological thriller that pays homage to several horror films and filmmakers. In this scene, we wanted to give a loving nod to Sam Raimi and the Evil Dead films. The scene involves...
The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Is a Smartphone Gimbal
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The newly announced DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is the first smartphone-specific gimbal I’ve spent more than 93 seconds with, and that experience has made it clear just how far this technology has come. It's 2013. I'm in my college dorm room staring at some filmmaking blog when, suddenly, I...
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Blackmagic Design has just made its ultra-compact camera line even better, with the impressive Pocket Cinema Camera 6K topping even the company’s best-selling...
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The movie business has a long history of giving unique nicknames and phrases to everyday tasks. In this video, Jake Estes takes a look at some of the more common ones you may come across on your first film set. Do you have a favorite film set word or phrase? Let us know in the Comments section!
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In this segment, Chris Seivard shares with us how he pulled off a professional shoot for a client, using mostly natural daylight streaming through the location’s windows, supplemented with two LED fixtures to light the interior. Watch the video, as Seivard explains his setup, and be sure to study the lighting diagram. This project was for an insurance company. The goal was to give...
 Syrp Tilt Platform Will Keep Your Angled Slider Shots Level
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Achieve a variety of complex, angled shots, or time-lapse videos by using Syrp's latest Tilt Platform for the Genie II Linear control platform and Magic Carpet sliders. When the Tilt Platform is paired with the...
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What began as a tool and technique for capturing and projecting wider aspect ratios on 35mm film, anamorphic lenses are a runaway favorite among cinematographers for the unique characteristics they bring to moving images. Ultra-wide rectangular aspect ratios, long horizontal lens flares, and oval bokeh (the out-of-focus areas of the image) now feel as much a part of the cinematic experience as a...
Z CAM Adds the E2C 4K to Its Cinema Camera Lineup
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Do you love Z CAM’s E2 Compact 4K Cinema Camera but don’t need all its bells and whistles? Check out the even more affordable 4/3" CMOS sensor Z CAM E2C version. This latest E2 camera shares features like 10-bit 4K video capture, an MFT lens mount, HDMI video output, a durable...
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With the release of the Digital FPV System, DJI takes a step into the growing world of drone racing. The Digital FPV System is sold in two bundles, the DJI FPV Experience Combo and DJI FPV Fly More Combo. The...
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