49 blog posts found matching keyword search for: HD Footage in Phoenix
Equipment Review: Canon XA25 Professional HD Camcorder
by Bradford HillThe Canon XA25 Pro HD Camcorder is a compact 1/2" inch CMOS Sensor Camera with a lot of great and unexpected stand-out features. To start, its full auto & manual modes, its two XLR inputs, and an HDSDI slot packaged with the ability to shoot 1920x1080 at 59.94p are notable. While traveling on shoots, I was impressed with the capability to be able to record 1080p at 60fps within a moment’s notice. This frame rate is a new feature to the Canon line of cameras, which gives this camera a competitive edge. It is also easy to manage when set to auto mode, which comes in handy if a novice needs to use the camera on a small crew shoot, or to simply capture any ‘run-and-gun’ footage.
Published on Monday, December 30, 2013 2:47 PM
A Guide to Cinematography Drones and the Laws that Govern Them
Thanks to small, high-quality digital cameras, professional and personal drones have completely transformed the production industry, letting filmmakers capture shots that were previously unattainable to non-studio filmmakers. To capture aerial footage a few years ago, you had to either book time in a helicopter containing a professional operator, remote head, and bulky HD camera, or, for lower altitudes, rent the services of a small remote helicopter and operator from a company like Flying-Cam or Coptervision. As you can probably guess, helicopters don’t come cheap.
Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 11:00 AM
SmallHD Gives Away Color Grades that Recreate Looks from Seven Iconic Films
SmallHD, known for compact, full HD on-camera monitors is giving away a free set of color grades that recreate the unique look of seven different iconic films, and are also publishing multiple video tutorials explaining how to get the most out of these looks during both production and post production-all 100% free of charge to anyone who wants to download them.
Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:39 PM
CES 2014: What the Hype About Tomorrow Means to Your Business Today
by Ken KerschbaumerLast week the Consumer Electronics Show was held in Las Vegas, the annual convention of “all things electronics” as everything from smart toothbrushes to new electronic fitness bracelets and, of course, ultra-expensive Ultra-HD TV sets were introduced. Oh...and thousands upon thousands of covers and cases for smartphones and tablets were also rolled out. The New York Times today had a quick recap that really encapsulated what the show has become: a convention-sized version of the Sky Mall magazine found on airplanes as you often spend as much time thinking “why would anyone need that” as you do “what a great idea.”For those involved in TV production the show has two main functions: to provide a possible roadmap for future distribution platforms like Ultra-HD and small-screen video that may impact production tool purchasing plans and also as a place to see new consumer-level cameras, etc. that could play a role in a professional-level production.
Published on Monday, January 13, 2014 3:38 PM
Protecting Your Scenes – Tips for Securely Managing and Storing Data
When the production team spends countless hours perfecting a film, and every actor and technical person gave it their all, it’s devastating to experience a technical problem with the footage. Unfortunately, technical problems do occur and can potentially wipe out a lot of great work. However, there are several best practices production groups can deploy to manage the camera’s storage capabilities in order to safely protect footage.
Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:00 AM
For the Love of 4K: Latest Trends/New Products
Many of us “industry veterans” have marveled to see the exponential rate of speed at which our industry has grown. My partner, Mark Schulze, started our video production business “Crystal Pyramid Productions” in 1981. So together we have witnessed the advent of videotape (VHS, Beta (which met with a tragic death), ¾”, 1”, Betacam SP, D2 and DVCam). We moved from 4x3 standard definition to 16x9 HD. Then we abandoned tape and entered the digital realm of discs and cards. We held our breath during the “3D Scare,” thinking we might have to address the need for it with our clients. Fortunately, nobody seems to appreciate wearing those 3D glasses.
Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 10:42 PM
Going for the Gold: Producing the Olympics
Is it just me, or does it seem like the Summer Olympics just happened yesterday? In reality, the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are right around the corner. Now more than ever, there is an ever-increasing demand for complete Olympic coverage on every delivery platform. Technical logistics and planning along with perfect execution are taking on a whole new meaning. HD and 4K HDR?
Published on Friday, January 19, 2018 9:22 AM
Solidify the Sale: Tips for Creating Stunning Real Estate Video
There are two audiences for your real estate videos, Buyers - people looking to purchase a new home, and Sellers - people looking for an agent to potentially sell their home. There is a very wide range of production cost and complexity to create stunning real estate video, but you need to ensure that you are marketing to both audiences. The best video will in combination sell a home for the most money, and attract future clients who will pay the best premium fees to you.
Published on Monday, January 4, 2016 11:09 AM
In Review: JVC GY-HM200SP 4K Camcorder Delivers Winning Shots
It is not unusual over the course of the year to get quite a few different professional camera packages to try out. They range from super high end to entry pro level. But that’s ok by me because I am always looking for the right camera for the program, not overkill. That said the JVC GY-HM200SP 4K CAM was really quite a pleasant surprise. But I’m not really sure why I was surprised. I think I might know. Normally, we only get to hang on to a camera for a few weeks at most. This time however we had a chance to stretch that review period out over a longer time which was some of the local high school football season and couldn’t have been happier with the results. Yes, and the team won some of their games too! But before I get to deep into the games lets get a snapshot of the physical make up of JVC GY-HM200SP.
Published on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:31 AM
The Secret to Creating a High-Quality Film without the High Price Tag
Whether you’re a filmmaker with a blockbuster budget or you’re more on the indie side, all production teams want to save money. One way to seriously cut down costs — and save time — is by using stock media for certain shots that might otherwise break the bank or be too time-consuming to shoot yourself.
Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:00 AM
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