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 […]

In our haste to run immediately to a DSLR or Mirrorless solution for video, let us not forget there is another direction to come at this from.  The venerable  Camcorder has been around for quite some time.  Just like its DSLR and Mirrorless cousins, it too has undergone serious transformations, metamorphosing into the hand-held powerhouses […]

Video Compression: your friend and enemy Video compression is clearly our friend because without a lot of compression we would have a very hard time handling the massive data we get from a 1080p video stream. Think of two mega pixels per frame at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second (translates to 48, 60 […]