Did you see yesterday’s article on the Exposure Triangle for still photography?  It’s here: http://thecameraforum.com/exposure-triangle/ For video cameras, the same rules apply.  There are 3 ways to control exposure internally on a camera, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed or “Angle” as it is called on moving film cameras. For video, where movement is the rule vs the exception, the meanings […]

Out of the box, I am amazed.  Plug it in, mount and format a new SSD cartridge, connect the cable.  Fiddle a bit searching the nasty Sony Menu system to finally figure out the A7S will only output 4k UHD over the HDMI port if you have it set to MOVIE mode on the top dial.  Manual doesn’t […]

NAB 2015, Las Vegas, NV.  Focus Has Now EVOLVED, and it is our old friends at Red Rock Micro that have evolved it with their announcement and demonstration here of their new Hālo focusing system.  Pretty darn amazing, if you ask me.  It is hard to believe but this small bit of technology can do wonders […]

The long wait is over.  The first DEFY G2x gimbal is due to ship on February 15th, 2015! The DEFY G2x gimbal promises to be the lightest, most powerful gimbal in its class.  Designed to give filmmakers from all genres the ability to have precisely accurate stability all squeezed into a compact, extremely light and powerful gimbal that […]

Atomos Shogun Introduction from Atomos Video on Vimeo. It has been a long time coming, delayed several times, and still is not functionally complete but finally the long awaited Atomos Shogun has started to arrive to fill dealer backorders.  What this means to people like myself who are using a Sony A7S is that we […]

Atomos Shogun IBC 2014 from Atomos Video on Vimeo. Oh Shogun, where art thou my Shogun?  Today there is finally some news on the Shogun front.  For those of you like myself who are anxious to begin shooting 4k footage on the Sony a7s, today is a monumental day in Shogun and a7s history.  Atomos […]

There’s no question we all wish to make the highest quality films possible using the various cameras available to us.  A big part of that ultimate quality is determined right at the time of capture, by the capture codec we choose to use.  What is a codec?  Good question! I and every other aspiring digital filmmaker and hybrid storyteller needs to […]

Atomos-HD 720p from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Atomos Global Pty Ltd, Level 1, 36 Park Street South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia, the creator of the award-winning camera-mounted recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, is an Australian hardware design/manufacturing company few have ever heard of.  However, that is rapidly changing.  In just a couple of short years, Atomos has […]

The Lanzarote Effect from Lea et Nicolas Features on Vimeo. The Lanzarote Effect by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle. With 6 other filmmakers from all around the world, they were chosen to make shorts films about the canary islands : 7 filmmakers, 7 islands, 7 stories. The Island assigned to Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle […]

The Sight And Sound Of Taste is an audio visual installation produced in association with Schwartz Flavour Shots, an innovative new range of herb and spice blends locked in oil. What does flavor look like? How does flavor sound? These are the questions that inspired herb and spice experts, Schwartz, to create what they describe as a ‘Sonic […]

(Video Recorded Entirely With Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder)   Amazon.com Widgets       Sony tries to put old guys like me out of work with the all new Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder. It’s hard enough getting older and having to fight off the bold young newcomers to the photography profession, without also having to fight […]

  Fujifilm Announces The All New FUJIFILM X-E2   It is no secret that most of the team here at TheCameraForum.Com are big fans of the Fuji X-Trans sensor based cameras.  In fact, all of us own at least one.  Mine is the X-E1, a camera that I both love and hate.  Love for its […]

My two year contract with AT&T expires next month, so I have been looking around at options.  My present phone is an Apple iPhone 4s, and while it is a decent phone, the latest improvements to the new iPhone 5s camera make my mouth water, albeit at quite a high cost.  For better or worse, […]

Seed Story from William D. Caballero on Vimeo.  From behind a camera lens, William D. Caballero tells big stories using small figures.   His childhood action figures, model railroad set miniature people, and 3D printed polymer-resin models became an army of actors that William positioned amongst life-sized backdrops of urban decay, in the filming of […]

The Falcon from Scot Hampton on Vimeo. The Falcon is a steampunk stop-motion film starring Professor Weston (ISO 50), Silly Patty (+2/-2 EV) and ‘Howell’ the Owl (f/256) during the Age of Argus as they journey throughout the Focal Kingdom.   The Falcon is composed entirely of macro-photographed hardware pieces from disassembled vintage/antique cameras, ‘The […]

The Owl and the Pussycat from Suzanne Birrell on Vimeo. The Owl and the Pussycat is a “coloring book” style animation set to music written, directed, and vocals by Suzanne Birrell.  Guitar – Tom Duarte.  Lyrics-Now public domain, originally written by Edward Lear (circa 1871). CALICO PIE One hundred-sixty years ago in the fanciful world […]