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Looking to protect and transport your valuable video-camera rig? Here we highlight five soft cases designed to keep your gear organized and safe at hand during your shoot. All the bags have adjustable dividers, exterior and interior pockets, grab handles and, except for the roller bags, an adjustable shoulder strap. A Place for Everything Bag Found on almost any pro video set, Porta Brace’s...
Sigma Updates its High-Speed Cine Lenses and Releases a New Classic Art Lens Line
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Sigma has always been that go-to lens for quality, reliability, and price advantage, compared to other high-end cinema lenses. And the company has just moved its cine lens lines forward again, at IBC 2019—and in a way, back in time. First, Sigma released a new PL to L-mount lens adapter to add PL lenses to cameras such, as the Sigma fp. Second, the company has updated its popular FF High Speed...
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Shallow depth of field, large-format sensors, longer lenses, moving subject and camera positions—all these factors present a challenge when keeping your video shot in focus. “But my camcorder, DSLR, or mirrorless camera now has touch focus and autofocus,” you say? While such systems continue to improve, they do not provide the fine-tuned, immediate control that you get using a dedicated follow...
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Video cameras have only recently begun to add water resistance to their built-in housings, but even with that protection, they will still need protection from rain or being totally submerged in water. It's a scary prospect to submerge your hard-earned gear, so let's look at some options that will protect your investment when you really need that water shot but the mega-budget, slow-motion effect...
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Say hello to our new friends Jay, Mike, and AirHed Cine, the new Legends line of tripods, heads, and kits just introduced by 3 Legged Thing. The JAY carbon fiber tripod comes as a 5-section tripod only or in a JAYKIT system with an AirHed fluid head, in...
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Take your videos to the next level with this introduction to camera movement for cinematic video. Jake shows you some basic filming techniques, as well as equipment!
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The video camera baseplate—such a basic, humble camera component yet so important to a smooth shoot. Few moments are as aggravating to a camera operator or assistant as struggling to mount their camera with a baseplate that is not quite functioning. So, are high-end, cine-style baseplates worth their weight in gold? While some systems may be close to the current cost of an ounce of gold, luckily...
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In this segment of Show Us Your Shot, director Aaron Barrocas discusses how the production team of the horror-comedy short film Half-Cocked was able to create the illusion, safely, of a character being hit by a car, despite not having the time or budget for stunt performers or wire work. It is important to note that at no point was the actor in any danger, and he never made contact with the...
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Great news from Canon! XF705 4K Pro Camcorder users can now avail themselves of H.265/XF-HEVC support in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 10.4.7 and Apple Final Cut Pro 10.4. These software...
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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 dislike your itchy sweater, the never-right-tasting eggnog, and the nonstop babbling of your cousin's kids. And that's okay, because you've secretly got your escape...
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Big news for spherical imagery enthusiasts! Ricoh has just announced the Theta SC2, an exciting follow-up to the original Theta SC and welcome addition to the entire Theta family. The Theta SC2 retains many of the features that made its predecessor so popular—easy to carry, easy to use—and goes...
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As we prepare to usher in 2020, let’s look at five of the best new cine cameras released in 2019 by some major manufacturers. Including large format and Super 35 options, these picks range from ultra-pro and broadcast-friendly models to a DSLR-style 6K option. Features sported by individual cameras include large format sensors, up to 8K recording, interchangeable-lens mounts, high-speed frame...
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When you're a videographer on the move, portability is everything. Whether it's an outdoor action shoot, a multi-location shoot with interviews and b-roll, or a car video that requires riding around a track a few times, the key to building up your videographer kit is a combination of quality, portability, and preparedness. Honestly, it's not too different than the military, so you can't go wrong...
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The filmmaker behind Learning to Drive, Roderick Stevens, shares his thoughts on his film and filmmaking. Steven Gladstone: How long have you been working in the industry, and how did you get started? Roderick Stevens: I’ve worked in the film industry in some...
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When I was younger, 360° films/video meant a huge rig with nine cameras pointing outward in a circle. 360 divided by 9 gives you 40, so each camera had a 40° angle of view, horizontally. The film would be made using these monstrous rigs, sometimes slung from helicopters to get travelling shots of packs of animals hunting in Africa. Of course, you would only have the chance to see this if you were...
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