The Dillon Markey story: In 1989, Nintendo released the Power Glove for its Nintendo Entertainment System.  In 2015, Dillon Markey modified a Nintendo Power Glove, turning this humble Nintendo relic of a bygone generation into the most awesome stop motion animation tool ever made. Dillon Markey is an animator for Robot Chicken and PES, among other […]

Panasonic, no stranger to the camera game, today announced a major new development in electronic Global Shutter technology.  This Global Shutter tech or something similar will eventually find its way onto almost every new camera produced.  And not just by Panasonic.  Frequently, large manufacturers cross license each others patents, and / or directly purchase manufactured […]

I’ve got a small secret to tell, but I don’t want to offend anybody when I disclose it.  I go to several trade shows every year to keep up on the latest gear and software upgrades.  It gives me a chance to also catchup with old friends and view some of the best creative work on […]

Sony reports a record 66% growth in what appears to be a still advancing and ever expanding mirrorless digital camera market thanks mainly to the Alpha 7 series and a6000 cameras.  However, according to recent survey data the overall DSLR market is not as healthy – shrinking yet another 16.5% in this past year. Sony’s Mirrorless Digital Camera Press […]

From the video image stabilization without a gimbal department, we bring you young French filmmaker Emmanuel Pampuri CEO & founder @ Les Machineurs & TRACTOfilm in France, who has just this week announced a whole new type of imaging stabilization system that looks to hold some great promise. On this second video you’ll see longer videos […]

The #skunkworks delivers once again.  As the internet continues to evolve, so does Google CEO Larry Page’s vision into the future, a future where search is still important but other revenue streams need to be contributing as well.  Google has the enviable position to be in complete charge of its projects, having the cash to […]

Whether you’re involved in photo capture, filmmaking or video production moving content safely, and securely is a huge challenge.  OWC unveiled a solution no camera person may soon be without – a thumb drive sized desktop class SSD for working in the field and in the office.  The OWC Envoy Pro mini is now available, and promises Desktop-Class SSD […]

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. And from the air, DJI was kind enough to fly this same location, and produced this: Legend has it that Archimedes used a “burning glass” to concentrate sunlight on the invading Roman fleet and repel them from Syracuse. In 1973 a Greek scientist, Dr. Ioannis Sakkas, curious about whether Archimedes […]

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 has all of the usual nice things about flash storage.  It has no moving parts, it is blinding fast compared to rotating platter hard disk drives (portable or otherwise), it is extremely reliable, it is practically indestructible, and did I mention it is as fast as a proverbial shot of weasel piss? […]

Every two years, much like lemmings the movers and shakers in the camera industry join the seasoned industry professionals for the trek to Photokina.  According to Wikipedia, The Photokina (rendered in the promoters’ branding as photokina) is the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries. The first Photokina was held in Cologne, Germany, in 1950, and it is now held biennially in September at […]

Looking for something different to photograph? Need a mobile platform to photograph from? How about a self driving electric car?  Keep your eyes peeled on the streets of San Francisco, where you will surely see several of the test versions of the Google Self Driving electric car. Nothing is quite as unsettling as seeing the […]

PMG MultiRotors from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. PMG MultiRotors, from Cinegear LA 2014. Once again this year, CineGear LA 2014 proved to be a big hit. Right outside the main entrance, I ran into the baddest multi rotor ‘copter I have ever seen. No, make that THREE of them, ranging in lift capacity from 100 lbs […]

The Art Of A Focus Puller One of the least expensive and most versatile lenses in any filmmaker’s bag of tricks is the 50mm lens. Check around, almost every manufacturer sells a “nifty fifty.”  Considered by many to be the default “normal” human vision equivalent, there are more 50mm lenses in existence than the next two focal lengths combined.  If […]

NAB 2014: Honorable Mentions from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. There were all those tasty tidbits from the NAB 2014 Show in Las Vegas, NV, that were not in their own right worthy, sufficiently compelling, or sufficient information available  for their own separate stories; or items who’s stories I have already told but not to be forgotten. […]

NAB 2014: Kessler CineDrive from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. The Kessler CineDrive is a revolutionary multi axis camera motion control system designed by the Kessler engineering team to put the emphasis on filmmaker creativity, solving the how to do it problems.  I’ve never seen any one system with the power,versatility, and multi axis control that is […]

Like it or not, every serious video production requires “sticks” and a slider.  Normally, these two components are separate, transported separately, and for the slider, should you wish to raise it, you need to carry a separate tripod.   Add all these separates together, two tripods, two heads, etc. and you end up toting a […]