FS5 vs a7S II I’m shooting so much low light video these days that I was very interested to see what the new Sony FS5 was capable of, verses the new Sony a7S II.  It is possible I will be using one or the other of these cameras in 2016, and I need to make […]

NAB 2015, Las Vegas, USA – April 13, 2015 – Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Video Assist, a portable, all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used with any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist adds professional recording and monitoring to any camera and features a bright, high resolution […]

Coming from the wild “Mirrorless Madness” world of Still Photography, I find many strange things are used in video production that at first blush made no sense to me at all.  It was only after my video experience started to catch up to my enthusiasm that I begin to realize how much I actually do need some of the video only specialized pieces added […]

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 […]

Fremont, CA – July 16, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced an exciting Summer Special discount for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for the low price of US$495. With a normal recommended retail price of US$995, this Summer Special represents incredible value and is available for a limited time and will end on the 31st of […]

Wisentgehege 2014 (Version 5) from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. Want to see how good the Video Frame Pulls can get?  Be sure to take the QUIZ at the end of the article.  The results will SHOCK you! Recently, Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller received their new Panasonic GH4.  One of the reasons they bought […]

AJA entered the digital cinema camera market with the announcement of their AJA CION 4K Production Camera, capable of recording both DCI and UHD 4K, as well as 2K and HD resolution video. From its sleek, elegant 6.4-lb magnesium body to the contoured suede shoulder pad, the camera is both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically functional. But […]

Leading off our NAB 2014 coverage we will start with Blackmagic Design. This year at NAB 2014, Blackmagic Design is rolling out a whole new range of Ultra HD products such as converters, routers, DeckLink cards, and more. They are introducing the first 12G-SDI Teranex Express with 12G-SDI in their new cameras. They even have a […]

The Panasonic HX-A500 4K Action Cam is just the latest in what is becoming a long line of mirrorless camera magic from Panasonic.  Panasonic has been on a tear making great strides in mobile video cameras in recent years.  The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 was probably the first hybrid digital camera with HD video recording capability, and is a part […]

It seems so long ago, but it has only been about eighteen months since Panasonic announced the GH3.  The GH3 has proved to be an able follow-on to the GH2, and an improvement in every regard.  Panasonic saw the light with the wide acceptance of the original “hacked” GH2 and realized there was a market […]

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 […]