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Does the zoom lens have a future?
Technical 15th Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, Camera lenses, zoom lens

One of the surprising things over the last decade television and video has been the rise of the fixed focal length, prime lens. What does it mean for the future of the zoom lens?
Sony wins the DSLR war!
Technical 14th Jul 2015

Canon, Sony, DSLR

Or does it? A victory for Sony can only really be confirmed if you accept that there was a war in the first place. Canon might beg to differ.
How the DP Behind Sundance Hit 'Tangerine' Created a Cinematic Look with an iPhone
Technical 14th Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, iPhone

Radium Cheung, HKSC, talks to Indiewire about how and why he used a mobile phone to shoot Sean Baker's new film - and why he doesn't plan to shoot another film on a phone ever again.
How to make a 4K video without a 4K video camera
Technical 13th Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, 4K

With 4K footage on YouTube becoming increasingly commonplace, Craig Marshall details one way of producing and uploading video in the format without the need for a 4K video camera.
VR: The Current State of the Art
Technical 9th Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, virtual reality, VR

The new era of wearable imaging tech is almost here. Mark Ramshaw provides a comprehensive round-up of the main players in the field to date, from the very public Oculus to the very secretive Magic Leap.
How to work with high ISO
Technical 9th Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, ISO

Barry Braverman took the ISO 5000 Panasonic Varicam 35 out for a night shoot in Paris, an experience which has left him with some very definite opinions on the difficulties of shooting at high ISO.
GoPro has Introduced Its Tiniest Camera Yet and It's Waterproof
Technical 8th Jul 2015

GoPro, cameras, Hero4 Session

It's GoPro's first camera in nine years. And it's a game changer.
Which camera?
Technical 8th Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, cameras

The camera market has been undergoing a process of constant transformation over the last few years.
How to make HD look like 4K
Technical 7th Jul 2015

filmmaking tips, Filmmaker, indie tips, HD, 4K

It's really not that difficult to make HD look like 4K, when you consider that it's hard to make 4K look like 4K!
A Tactical 360° Ball Camera That Can Be Thrown Into Danger. The Explorer
Technical 7th Jul 2015

cameras, Explorer, Tactical 360° Ball Camera

A camera startup called Bounce Imaging has just launched the Explorer, a tactical 360° camera that looks like a black softball with lenses scattered across the surface.