banner ad
banner ad

RSSCategory: Tips

Sochi Olympic Cameras, Lenses, Solid State Recorders & More at Discounted Prices at NAB 2014:

Sochi Olympic Cameras, Lenses, Solid State Recorders & More at Discounted Prices at NAB 2014:

Bexel’s Technical Sales & Solutions (TSS) division will showcase its Gold Line of pristine, one-time use broadcast video and audio equipment at NAB 2014. Much of the gear was recently used to cover worldwide sporting events in Sochi, Russia. Bexel’s Gold Line includes a plethora of equipment, from camera systems, lenses, accessories and support, to […]

Continue Reading

3 Point Lighting Tutorial With a Playboy Bunny:

3 Point Lighting Tutorial With a Playboy Bunny:

Straight out of a goforjared Wide Open Camera “This is how we shoot product swag” comes a NSFW three point lighting tutorial featuring Playboy Miss Social finalist Riley Ferguson. Billed as the “World’s Hottest 3 Point Lighting Tutorial” … well you be the judge. Spectre Sound Studios are the cheeky buggers that shone a new […]

Continue Reading

Tip From An Insider When Using Quicktime: Choose Force 16-bit Encoding Option:

Tip From An Insider When Using Quicktime: Choose Force 16-bit Encoding Option:

For those playing at home GoPro’s Senior Director of Software Engineering ex-CineForm CTO, David Newman is in the know when it comes to colour space… So when he drops some wisdom you better pick it up. David explains the reasons when using CineForm via QuickTime the best setting for the most favourable outcomes is to […]

Continue Reading

Shoot Blue & Their From The Kit Room Shows You All The Sony F55 Updates:

Shoot Blue & Their From The Kit Room Shows You All The Sony F55 Updates:

Shoot Blue one of the UK’s leading digital cinema rental houses brings you a new Vimeo Channel called “From The Kit Room.” In Shoot Blue’s first series of their From The Kit Room, Camera Support Technician, Sasha Bajac brings us the what’s what on the latest Sony F55 camera updates… Part 1 of 6 short […]

Continue Reading

New Camera News It Is Full Frame Snark:

New Camera News It Is Full Frame Snark:

I like snark, and I know you do too. Let’s face it the only people who don’t get snark are the ones that spell RAW as raw… So it is with great exhilaration that we get to inform you of a full frame snark website dedicated to all things digital camera. The New Camera News […]

Continue Reading

How To Back Focus A Camera Lens:

How To Back Focus A Camera Lens:

Thom Calabro Director Marketing and Product Development at FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, runs us through a handy little instructional video on how to adjust back focus on your camera lens. If you’re a professional videographer or cinematographer, you’ve likely been in a situation where your focus is sharp, but softens when you zoom in or […]

Continue Reading

DIY RED Scarlet Camera Sensor Swap Out in Under 3 Minutes:

DIY RED Scarlet Camera Sensor Swap Out in Under 3 Minutes:

Buck The Redneck Tech changes out the RED Scarlet sensor and drops in a GoPro Hero HD sensor. Follow along and you too can achieve amazing results with cross camera technology. Have you recently recieved the RED Scarlet camera but been unhappy having a non American made sensor inside it? Me too! Which I why […]

Continue Reading

ikan Start The Drawing Board Web Series:

ikan Start The Drawing Board Web Series:

ikan has started a new series for filmmakers titled “The Drawing Board.” The series gets its own Vimeo channel and will showcase new and upcoming products from ikan. “The Drawing Board” will cover a vast range of video production tools, including Camera Rigs and Rig Components, LED Studio and ENG/Field Lights and Light Kits, High […]

Continue Reading

smallHD DP7 Pro HB Monitor Testing From Someone Who Knows About Light:

smallHD DP7 Pro HB Monitor Testing From Someone Who Knows About Light:

Glen Ryan of Karst Country fame knows a thing or two about light. So it comes as no surprise that Glen would need a camera field monitor that he can use comfortably in the unforgiving harsh super bright sunlit fields where he shoots those infrared projects. Working on some of his latest infrared video pieces […]

Continue Reading

Four Minute Runthrough on Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony:

Four Minute Runthrough on Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony:

Alex Walker takes us on a four minute runthough on a few new key features he is very excited about in the latest update to the non linear editing software programmes, Avid Media Composer and Symphony. Want to know more about Alex then hit him up on Twitter @awalker47 and star wipe on over to […]

Continue Reading

ARRI Alexa Cameras Overview Plus More Helpful Alexa Videos:

ARRI Alexa Cameras Overview Plus More Helpful Alexa Videos:

On YouTube, The Official Arri Channel now has a collection of helpful videos about the Alexa series of cameras. The seven Arri Alexa Classic cameras and the four Alexa XT cameras are discussed, as well as accessories and upgrades for both series of cameras covered in the videos. Here are just some of the helpful […]

Continue Reading

Summer in Oregon is an Exciting Use of the Canon 5D MKIII & Magic Lantern RAW:

Summer in Oregon is an Exciting Use of the Canon 5D MKIII & Magic Lantern RAW:

The short trailer video “Summer in Oregon” was shot mostly at 1080p by Neumann Films and is an exciting use of the Canon 5D MKIII DSLR camera and the Magic Lantern RAW hack. This is of course is not Neumann Films first dabble into playing with DSLR cameras and Magic Lantern RAW video DNG files. […]

Continue Reading

More 10 Changes in Media Composer 7 You’ll Want to Use Right Now:

More 10 Changes in Media Composer 7 You’ll Want to Use Right Now:

As promised Freelance editor Wim Van den Broeck has posted part two to his 10 Changes in Media Composer 7 You’ll Want to Use Right Now article. Again Wim’s post can be found on the Avid Blogs along with videos backing up the 10 changes that might help your editing experience be quicker and far […]

Continue Reading

OK The 10 Changes in Media Composer 7 You’ll Want to Use Right Now:

OK The 10 Changes in Media Composer 7 You’ll Want to Use Right Now:

Freelance Editor Wim Van den Broeck posted his list and thoughts on 10 changes in Avid Media Composer 7 he thinks you will want to use right now. Wim’s post can be found on the Avid Blogs along with videos backing up the 10 changes that might help your editing experience be quicker and far […]

Continue Reading

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10 Rundown:

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10 Rundown:

If your French is no good, or even your Latin then don’t worry because Mathieu Marano from Final Cut MTL is just introducing Rob Bessette from Blackmagic Design and gives you a great outline with some of the newer features in the DaVinci Resolve 10 software programme. However you may get a different version of […]

Continue Reading

Tutorial On How To Get A Perfect Chroma Key:

Tutorial On How To Get A Perfect Chroma Key:

Ruan Lotter from Tunnelvizion TV has put up a tutorial where he shows you how to get a perfect green screen chroma key even when your footage or greenscreen is not perfect! Ruan uses Adobe After Effects / Keylight 1.2 and KeyCorrect, for his green screen tutorial. Software Used: Adobe After Effects: KeyLight: KeyCorrect: Please […]

Continue Reading

There Are Canon DSLR Camera Wi-Fi Security Issues:

There Are Canon DSLR Camera Wi-Fi Security Issues:

Thanks to YouTube user BobHousedorf2 for a quick and concise summary about the Canon DSLR camera Wi-Fi security issues debacle that has surfaced…. He saves you nearly 53 minutes of geekdom by working out the Wi-Fi security loop hole in a nutshell comes down to Canon and other camera manufactures needing to add WPA, WEP, […]

Continue Reading

Filmtools Tips: Canon Cinema EOS C100 – Things You Should Know:

Filmtools Tips: Canon Cinema EOS C100 – Things You Should Know:

Filmtools have been kind enough to run through the Canon C100 camera’s features and let you know about some of its key features. Unlike the C300 and C500, the Canon Cinema EOS C100 is only available with the EF mount, which makes it directly compatible with over 70 zoom and prime lenses of Canon’s EF, […]

Continue Reading

Advice From Roger Deakins In 2002 On How To Become A Cinematographer:

Advice From Roger Deakins In 2002 On How To Become A Cinematographer:

Cinematographer Roger Deakins ASC, BSC shares some pretty nice advice circa 2002 about becoming a DoP. “There’s not really one set way…. I think the best thing to do is understand yourself, understand why you want to do it. What you have to offer. Your own visual way of seeing things, not necessarily a style […]

Continue Reading

So You Like The Look Of The Novo and Want To Mod Your Own GoPro Camera:

So You Like The Look Of The Novo and Want To Mod Your Own GoPro Camera:

You recently saw that View Factor Novo, the heavily modified GoPro Hero 3 camera and thought you might like to do that yourself. Well maybe not quite the same as the Novo but you could open up and attempt to give your GoPro 3 a little repair or DIY love. According to ifixit the GoPro […]

Continue Reading

Codex Instructional Videos Cover Onboard S Camera Recorder Basics:

Codex Instructional Videos Cover Onboard S Camera Recorder Basics:

Codex Digital have posted a series of short instructional videos that cover the basics of how to set up and operate an Onboard S Recorder. The Codex Onboard S Recorder is of course a 4:4:4 capable camera recorder. Codex cover everything from creating a roll, shot playback to ARRIRAW 24FPS Setup, and Canon C500 Setup […]

Continue Reading

How to Use CinemaDNG and the ACES Colour Space in DaVinci Resolve:

How to Use CinemaDNG and the ACES Colour Space in DaVinci Resolve:

Got a new BMCC camera or Ikonoskop camera? Well here you go hopefully a helpful overview for you, to using ACES colour space in DaVinci Resolve 9.1. The video aims to get you started working with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Ikonoskop A-Cam DII camera CinemaDNG files and ACES colour space in DaVinci Resolve 9.1. Thanks […]

Continue Reading

Get Your Free Copy Of The Comprehensive Guide to Rigging Any Camera:

Get Your Free Copy Of The Comprehensive Guide to Rigging Any Camera:

First there was the Wolfcrow e-books Master Guide to Rigging a Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and the Master Guide to Rigging a Nikon D800 or D800E, and now hot on their heels is The Comprehensive Guide to Rigging Any Camera. The Comprehensive Guide to Rigging Any Camera guide outlines a road map on how to […]

Continue Reading

What Does 4K Look Like From 40,000 Feet?

What Does 4K Look Like From 40,000 Feet?

Quick one from Mark Schubin owner of Schubin Cafe on the possibilities and challenges that shooters, content providers and broadcasters and many others face moving into the brave new world of displaying footage in 4K. Did you know there are around 6 common definitions of what 4K is considered to be? Or that back in […]

Continue Reading

How to Shorten the Sony FS100 Viewfinder:

How to Shorten the Sony FS100 Viewfinder:

YouTube user Ken Noecker has come up with a DIY way to shorten the periscope tube on the Sony FS100 cameras viewfinder. This is a quick tutorial on how you can make the Sony FS100 Viewfinder shorter. All you’ll need is a reading lens (go to your nearest optical shop) and a 2″ velcro tape […]

Continue Reading

The Free OSGFilms Panasonic GH2 Shooters Guide for Filmmakers:

The Free OSGFilms Panasonic GH2 Shooters Guide for Filmmakers:

OSGFilms have released the most complete Panasonic GH2 Shooters Guide for Filmmakers, and best of all it is free. The OSGFilms Panasonic GH2 Guide for Filmmakers E-book started out as a Quick Start guide by respected documentary filmmaker Orlando S Gondar teaching you how to successfully hack and patch the GH2 camera with expert guiding […]

Continue Reading

Adding Canon Picture Styles to 5D MKII, 7D & Other Canon Cameras:

Adding Canon Picture Styles to 5D MKII, 7D & Other Canon Cameras:

Following up on The VW 158 Custom Picture Style Collection Picture Profile Post some have asked for instructions on how to install the Picture Styles Picture Profiles or CPS. So we thought we would help out those that are a little lost putting the Picture Styles Picture Profiles onto their cameras. All information set out […]

Continue Reading

Download The VW Updated 154 Canon DSLR Picture Styles Picture Profiles:

Download The VW Updated 154 Canon DSLR Picture Styles Picture Profiles:

Once again we have updated our collection of Vision Wrangler or VW Canon Picture Styles / Picture Profiles that we have picked up from around the internet to 154. As always this is not a complete Picture Style collection by any means but just a huge chunk of the 154 styles we like to use […]

Continue Reading

ProRes Codecs Cheat Sheet From ARRI:

ProRes Codecs Cheat Sheet From ARRI:

Need a handy reference guide to the intermediate codec ProRes and the flavours it comes in? Well thanks to 2 pop and I’m Not Bruce for the heads up on the ProRes codecs cheat sheet then. Download the ProRes codec cheat sheet from ARRI.

Continue Reading

Protect Your Gear Using A Heat Sealer To Create Custom Plastic Bags:

Protect Your Gear Using A Heat Sealer To Create Custom Plastic Bags:

From the holy cow why have I not thought of this before book of Gear Tips comes top advice from RigWheels. Use a cost effective heat sealer and plastic bags to organize your gear and keep it safe from the elements. A nice simple idea and a great way to keep your gear looking tip […]

Continue Reading

How to add Canon Picture Styles to 5D MKII, 7D & Other Canon Cameras:

How to add Canon Picture Styles to 5D MKII, 7D & Other Canon Cameras:

Following up on the VW 123 Custom Picture Style Collection Post some have asked how to install the Picture Styles. So we thought we would help out those that are a little lost putting the Picture Styles onto their cameras. All information set out here is gleaned from Canon websites on how to add Custom […]

Continue Reading

Download The VW Updated 123 Canon DSLR Picture Styles, Picture Profiles:

Download The VW Updated 123 Canon DSLR Picture Styles, Picture Profiles:

Please make sure you get the updated 154 VW Canon DSLR Picture Styles / Picture Profiles. Be sure to download and please Tweet for others to come get it as well. Cheers. We have updated our collection of Canon Picture Styles that we have picked up from around the Web. This is not a complete […]

Continue Reading