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The portable gear you need to shoot really lightweight
Technical 20th Apr 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips

When you are travelling light you will always have to make some compromises. But, with the right gear, it is entirely possible to obtain shots with a cinematic sensibility without needing to hire Sherpas!
Powerful alternatives to that new Apple workstation
Post Production 20th Apr 2017

postproducion

If you can't wait for a new Mac Pro or don't fancy journeying down the evolutionary cul-de-sac that the tweaked version of the current trashcan design represents, Phil Rhodes considers the alternatives.
Using photos from Flickr to compare lenses
Technical 6th Apr 2017

filmmaking, filmmaking tips, indie tips, camera lenses

Before you go out and pay $300-500 or more on a new lens, wouldn't it help to know what kind of pictures that lens will actually give you? That's where Lens vs. Lens, a website that uses photos from Flickr to show you how lenses perform, comes in handy.
New colour workflow and processing pipeline for RED cameras
Technical 5th Apr 2017

cameras, RED

RED’s new Image Pipeline (IPP2) is a complete rework of the original and will improve almost all aspects of working with RED cameras and post producing the images.
Why FCPX 10.3 is the NLE of the future
Post Production 17th Jan 2017

editing, post production, Final Cut Pro 10.3

Final Cut Pro X might have driven swarms of editors into the arms of Apple’s rivals, but with FCPX 10.3 Apple finally delivered on the promise of the software and, if you edit, you owe it to yourself to leave your preconceptions at the door and check it out.
The Panasonic FZ80: 4K for under $400
Technical 12th Jan 2017

cameras, Panasonic FZ80

Anyone in the market for a 4K stills photo and 4K video point and shoot camera with telephoto capabilities should perhaps take a close look at the Panasonic Lumix FZ80 —especially when you consider it will retail for less than $400.
Panasonic reveals the GH5: and it’s a stunner
Technical 10th Jan 2017

camera, Panasonic, Panasonic GH5

The $2000 Panasonic GH5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 4K 60p/50p recording, and 4:2:2 10-bit shooting in 4K at up to 30p. With an additional 6K Photo Mode, it looks like an incredibly powerful all-rounder.
The Chronos 1.4: A high-speed camera for the masses?
Technical 13th Dec 2016

cameras, Chronos 1.4, high-speed camera

A recent Kickstarter project, which has flown past its funding target, aims to make very high speed shooting a possibility for lower budget productions.
The RED Epic-W: the best dual purpose still/cinematography camera yet?
Technical 8th Dec 2016

cameras, RED Epic-W

Nearly a year after initially putting down a deposit for a Scarlet-W, Rakesh Malik now finally has $30,000 worth of Epic-W in his hands and discovers that it could be the ideal mixed still and cinematography camera for anyone serious about either format.
The Panasonic HC-X1 - the new breed of ENG
Technical 6th Dec 2016

camera, Panasonic, HC-X1 4K/UHD ENG

ENG cameras have changed a lot in the past few years and nothing exemplifies the new breed as much as Panasonic's recently announced HC-X1 4K/UHD ENG camera - a unit packed full of features and capabilities being released this month for a meagre $3199.