Zoom Q4 from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Zoom calls their Q4 a Handy Video Recorder.  Sony refers to their HDR-MV1 as a portable Music Video Recorder.  But what is in a name?  In the end, what sold me was features.  The Zoom Q4 is packed with them, and while maybe not as specifically marketed at musicians […]

Dubbing, or re-recording, is a post-production process used in filmmaking and video production, in which additional or supplementary recording occurs after the original recording stage. The process includes automated dialogue replacement (ADR), also known as “additional dialogue recording,” in which the original actors re-record and synchronize audio segments in a studio long after the film is shot. Music is frequently subject to the dubbing […]

Far more than most still photographers realize, the quality of the audio track in moving pictures is one of the most important storytelling techniques.  Second only to moving the camera itself, the soundtrack can add just the right elements of “sonic movement” in all the right places, changing scenes, tones, and adjusting light to dark […]

Shootout of the Mini Shotguns! from Chad Johnson on Vimeo. Each new camera release seems to bring an ever growing list of new features.   Some of these are well worth having while to my mind some of them are little more than fluff.  One of the major features on my new Panasonic Lumix GH3 […]